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PERSONAL.

Mr. T. E. Donne, superintendent of ths Tourist Department, is expected to arrive in Rotorua this afternoon.

Bishop Julius has appointed Archdeacon Averill Archdeacon of Christchurch. and the Rev. C. H. G-ossett Archdeacon of Akaroa.

The Very Rev. Dean Lightheart, ol Rotorua, leaves this week for Tokaanu to attend the representative meeting ol Maori tribes.

Miss Florence Quinn has just returned from a visit to the Hot Lakes District, and will leave for Sydney on Monday by s.s. Mokoia.

Mr. James Thorn, a recent president of the Canterbury Trades and Labour Council, is proceeding to England to study labour problems.

Mr. W. H. Davy, of the Boys' High School, .Napier, (lias been awarded a Marion Blacket.t Scholarship ac St. John's College, Tamaki, Auckland.

The Hon. G. Fowlds, Minister for Education, arrived in Auckland this morning hy steamer from Thames, after his extended tour through New Zealand.

Mr. C. Robinson, officer in charge of the Parliamentary Buildings. Wellington, -rrived in Auckland by the through express this morning. He returns on Monday.

Mr. J. H. A. Pedder, of Christchurch, has been appointed town clerk and tramways manager by the Mornington Borough Council. There were 36 applicants for the position.

Mr. Alfred Hill, the well-known musician, who has been seriously ill, has undergone another operation, and his family is now hopeful of steady improvement.

Messrs. F. A. Swarbrick, A. H. Ske'.ton, B. H. Wyman, L. B. Gilfillan, and A. W. Stith were admitted to practice as solicitors of the Supreme Court by Mr. Justice Sim this morning.

The Rev. J. G. Chapman, who has just concluded five years' successful ministry at Trinity Wesleyan Church, Wanganui, and who has been transferred to New Plymouth, was farewelled by his congregation last evening,' and presented with a purse of sovereigns.—(Press Association message.)

It is understood that Mr. Edward Saunders, s on of the. editor of the " Lytteltou Times," goes home with Lieutenant Shackleton as his private secretary, and will assist him in writing a book, giving the history of the British Antarctic expedition. Mr. Saunders is a promising young Pressman, well qualified for the position.

Captain Harry J. Spruit, a master well known in New Zealand, passed away on March 20 at Sydney. Captain Spruit at one time navigated the scow Whangaroa, between Foxton and Sydney, with cargoes of white pine. After he gave up charge of tha. vessel, he was appoihted skipper of the barque Northern Chief, trading between Newcastle and Auckland.

The following resolution was passed unanimously at the Pitt-street Methodist quarterly meeting:—"The members of this meeting desire to place on record their deep sense of the exceptionally able, faithful, and successful services rendered to the Pitt-street circuit and tho Methodist Church in Auckland city and province by the Rev. J. A. Luxford, who now, after five years' residence in our circuit, in aeeorda-nee with Methodism perforce removes to another sphere of labour. General regret obtains at the departure of Mr. Luxford, and it is felt that we cannot allow the occasion- to pass without expressing our appreciation of his work, also the valuable help and tactful influence exerted by Mrs. Luxford. We wish them Godspeed and much happiness and success in Wanganui, whither they go."

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PERSONAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 84, 8 April 1909

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