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PERSONAL.

Dr. Savage was a passenger from Whan* garei by the Ngapuki last night. The Hon. J. Kigg, M.L.C., will probably, stand for the Wellington Mayoralty ia the Labour interest. Br. Meade, of Waikino, has been ap- , pointed medical officer to. the Point Elizabeth Medical Association. Mr. Gresley Lukin, editor of the Wellington " Post," who is to attend the Press Conference in London, leaves Auckland on April 14, for Suva, where he connects with "-the Vancouver steamer. The Hon. A. W. Hogg (Minister for Roads and Bridges) arrived at Dannevirke jast evening after a tour of tha back blocks, and wiil in the morning on a. visit to the Country. " Sir Edward Lechmere, at present on a visit to New Zealand, is touring the ' Auckland district this week. He intends to do some shooting and fishing in the Waikato and King Country. There is reason for thinking (says the "Dominion") that Mr. J. yon Dadelszen, Registrar General, who is a year short of the compulsory retiring age, may retire at an early date, and that his Department will be combined with the Electoral Department, under Mr. F. Mansfield Mr. Crask, late purser of the Union Co.'s steamer Marama, who exchanged to the Mokoia last Monday, at Auckland., and proceeded South by that vessel, will take up the position of agent for the company at Bluff. Mr. W. R. Alien, who has resigned , from the position of Union Company's pilot at Fiji, arrived by the Maitai atWellington from Suva, on his way to Nelson. It is understood that Captaia MeKenzie, late acting master of the Squall, will proceed shortly to Suva to take up duty' as pilot ior the Unioa Company. The Official Assignee (Mr. ]J. Gerard)) has been granted three months' leave of absence, owing to nervous breakdown, and will proceed to Rotorua for medical treatment. Mr. Hugh Gerard, of the Assignee's Office, has been appointed Act* ing-Qffjcial Assignee in the meantime. The oldest public servant in New Zealand on the- first day of t.he new financial year (April 1) was Mr. James Mills, Collector of Customs at Auckland. Ij* has been forty-eight years in the service, and beats Mr. W. T. Glasgow; (Secretary. for Customs) for the record, by just V few months. "Mr. j. p» Bitchie (Secretary for Agriculture): comes third on the list of long-service officials. An interesting ceremony will take place at a meeting of the Council of the""" Auckland Sailors' Home called for four p.m. to-day, when, in order to fittingly recognise the bravery of the tw-o youths Segar Olsen and Careten Eoenelusen in saving life in the harbour last week, the members of tthe Executive and the* Council will present each lad with a, gold medal. Bishop Wilson, of Melanesia, arrived in Sydney by the Mongolia last week, from London. He left yesterday for Norfolk Island. After a week there he sails on the Southern Cross. Hex cruise will be:—New Hebrides, Banks' Islands, Torres Island, San-ta Cruz Islands, Solomons. The steamer will be back in tea weeks (she is now in Auckland), trai the Bishop will stay till October in the Solomons. The Southern Cross will pick him up, and bring him to Norfolk Island; at the end oi November.

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PERSONAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 79, 2 April 1909

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