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PERSONAL ITEMS.

Mr H. Turner at present examiner on :he start' o_f the Pnblic Oiliee, has been appointed assistant-accountant, lo th.- Pti 1)1 ie Trust Office.

Mr W. Downie Stewart, M.P. for Dunedin West, arrived from Wellington by the Maori yesterday, aud goes en to Dunedin this morning.

Mr Edwin George (brother of Mr Jervis George, the well.known racehorse owner) died at .\'cw Plymouth last • week, at tho ago of seventy-four years. Deceased, who was a farmer was at one time ii very good all-round athlete.

A private cable message wa.s received in New Plymouth on Thursday from Surgeon-Major G. Homo (of New Plymouth), announcing hi.s arrival at Alexandria from the Dardanelles, where hewent with the New Zealandcrs. Sur-geon-Major Home added that lie was well. ' •

The late Mr Frank Graham joined ,the l*oard of Directors of the Christchurch Gas Company in 18S-1. He wa* elected chairman jn 1903, and filled that position until his death. He was nlso a member of tho executive of the. Gas Companies' Association ever since its formation.

Mr Thomas Campbell, of the, Greymouth Post Ollice, has been promote,! to tho Wellington office. As a. musician, and more especially as a cornet soloist, Mr Campbell's name was very well known on the West Coast, and as leader of the Greymouth Citizens' Band he will be greatly missed.

Captain Stanley Rice, who volunteered for active service some tinuback. has accepted thc offer of the defence authorities of a commission in th - ? Second Maori Regiment that has been lormed (states the "Wyndham Farmer"). Captain Hire is a keen military enthusiast and a lino disciplinarian.

Mr Arthur M. Vile, sub-editor of the "Wairarapa Age," who registered soni? timo ago lor service abroad, has been notified to join tho Seventh Reinforcements at Trentham this week. He is being succeeded on the "Ago" hy Mr J. 11. Kirby, a veteran journalist, who is well-known in Press circles through, out New Zealand.

Mr R. M. Gatenby, Hastings, has rewired information that his son, James Bronte Gatenby, who is at th-i front in France, has been recalled to the Oxford University. as one of the -senior modicai students, to complete Jii.s course. Quite a number of other medical students have also been recalled on the authority of the British Goverr.ment.

Mr Raymond Power Collins. a_ wellknown resident of Wellington, died ou Friday at his residence in Brougham street,' after a long illness. Deceased, who was well over 70 years of age, camo to New Zealand with his parents in the 40's. He learned the trade of a shipwright with the late Mr Edward Thirtsell, and .subsequently became the rnvner and licensee of thc Albion Hotel, Courtcna.y place. He has left a widow, a son, and three daughters.

Mr G. S. Lambie. who has been an assistant master at Christ's Conege for the past two years, has resigned in order to take up a jiosition with tbo Defence Department in tbe area office at Rangiora, to permit of one of the officers thero proceeding to the front. Mr Lambie is an old Boys' High and Canterbury College student, gaining considerable distinction, and' being nominated for the Rhodes .Scholarship two years ugo. He has also been a member of the 'Varsity Rugby team, and is very popular with the Christ's College students, who greatly regret his retirement from the teaching staff.

The death of Mr Henry Fielder, which occurred at the Wellington Hospital on I'richy, at the age of 63. removes a well-known Wellington resident.. Born in London, he came to Lyttelton with his parents in the ship Glentanner m September, ]8;17. He was associated with his father (Mr H. N. Fielder) in the furniture trade for some years. He went to Wellington in ls*6S. and in the year ISSO he established a furnishing business in Manners street. This lie lelinquishod some time ago in order to lake ove r the Family Hotel at Lower Mutt, of which he wa.s licensee up to the time of his death. Refore going io Wellington he was a resideD? of ("hi-istchurcli.

Mr John Campbell, of Green Island (Otago). who died in his .seventy-<sixtii year, was born m Glasgow, Scotland, am: apprenticed to the drapery trade ln ISHiI he came to .Melbourne in the ship Lightning. A year later he arrived set Per: Chalmers, and after three months with Mr John Mollison .n Dunedin he .-.•ominenccd business as .i general storekeeper in Green Island. For 51 years he remained steadily at work in the saui«. di-strict. He" was postmaster for rhe <listrict. and after nearly 50 years of faithful service he gave up his duties, ihe Government granniiir him a bon.is in recognition of his work

The office staff of the Westport Coal Company ou Saturday made a presentation to Mr Reg. Rhind. who ha.s been in the company's employ, since a boy. and ' who r*leaving, owing to his- brothers havi'Dg gone to the front, to take their places at Lyttelton. Mr Rhind was anxious to volunteer, but it was nccessarv that one m.-mber of the family should remain to look after the Lyttelton business. Mr J. A. Boswell. manager in Christchurch of the Westport Coal Company, in presenting Mr Rhind. on behalf of the staff, with a case of piu.-s and a tobacco pouch, referred in eiiioiii-tic term.- to the excellent service rendered the company by Mr Rhind. whose courtesy and attention to business were an example worthy of beinir followed by the members ot" the staff;

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PERSONAL ITEMS., Press, Volume LI, Issue 15301, 14 June 1915

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