The Rev. Canon Gould was a passenger from the North by the Clansman to-day. Mr. P. A. Hadley, of New Plymouth, returned South by this afternoon'e steamer. Captain E. Stephenson. of the Northern S.S. Company, returned to Auckland to-day from the North by the s.s. Clansman. Mr. W. Woodward, manager of the Royal Hotel, is at present on a visit to the Southern centres. The Rev. J. M. Ritchie, of Wellington, leaves on Friday for England via Canada and Newfoundland (his birthplace). Dr. H. Maedonald, of Suva, who has been in Auckland since Monday, when he arrived from Sydney, left for Suva by the Atua yesterday. Mr. H. B. Priestly Hicks, A.M.1.E.E., A.M.1.C.E., of Christchurch, has been appointed by the Nelson Education Board as instructor of the Westport technical school. A private cable received yesterday states that Dr. Wiegand, general director of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company, died on Monday last at Bremen. At the Drill Hall on Friday evening next, at S p.m., a presentation will be made to Captain-Adjutant Grant by the officers of the Battalion, in view of his early departure for England'for military training. The Hon. Geo. Fowlds loaves Welling ton for Rotorua, Waihi, and the Thames to-morrow morning (says our Wellington correspondent). It is Mr. Fowlds' inteiv tion to spend Easter in Auckland, and before returning to Wellington he. will • pay a long-promised visit to Tauranga. I The impending retirement is announced of Mr. (better known as sergeant) jO'Grady, who has been in charge of the J Labour Bureau at Oamaru since its inception. He joinet' the police force in IS6I, and served in Christchurch, Lyttelton. Kaifipoi, and Rangiora. While at 1-ytte.lton he was promoted to the rank of sergeant-major. He was afterwards stationed at Russell. Thames Grevmouth, and Napier, being finaliv transferred to Oamaru. A large gathering assembled in the AA h.tianga Hall o n Saturday evening, the -'th inst., the occasion being a social tendered to Dr. and Mrs. K. F. Gordon on the eve of their departure from Mercury Bay (says our correspondent). Dr Gordon has been acting a s locum tenens tor Dr. John Craig during the last twelve months, while the latter was visiting the old Country r) uring their st . «> M ™T + t. y bot , h Dr " and Mrs - Golcl °" have made themselves extremely popular with all classes of the community. Dr GorH*J I -? e , r esidents of the Mercury T M l3trict - W . Hh a handset canteen of cutlery and silver. Dr John Craig, F.R.C.S.. Ire., hospital supcrint en dent arrived at Mercury Bay ye'sterda", s^sseS^^tSr^ and has
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