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PERSONAL ITEMS.

Vici-Bvut. The following received invitations to a dinner party at Government Hon so last niglit:—Mr. A. E. Glover, M.IV Mr. T. W. Rhodes, M.P., Mr. J. A. Young, M.P., Dr. Newman, M.P., Mr. J. Robertson, M.P., Hon. R. if'lCenzie, M.P., Mr. J. Craigie, M.P., Mr. G. W. Witty, M.P., Mr. E. P. Lee, M.P., Hon. J. A. Millar, M.P., Mr. -R. Scott, M.P., Mr. F. H. Smith, M.P., Mr. To liangihiroa, M.P., Hon. J. Barr, Hon. W. Beehan, Hon. W. 0. P. Carncross, Hon. C. Johnston, Hon. T. Kelly, Hon. E. A. Loughnan, Hon. C. M. Luke, Hon. W. W. M'Cardle, Hon. E. C. J. Stevens, Hon. W. H. Tucker, M.L.C.'s. The Board of Governors of Canterbury College yesterday confirmed tho appointment of Mr. Hugh Stewart, 8.A., of Cambridge, as Professor of Classics at Canterbury College, where ho takes up his duties at the beginning of next year. Mr. Stewart is 28 years of age, and has, had throe years and a half's experience in' teaching Latin and Greek. At the time that ho applied for his present position he was assistant lecturer in Latin and Greek in the University of Liverpool. Ho is a Foundation Scholar at Fcttes College, Edinburgh, a Fettos Exhibitioner, and a Jolin AVelsli Classical Bursar. Mr. Stewart gained a university prize at Edinburgh for v Latin verse. Ho is also n Foundation Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he' obtained first-class honours in classics.—Press Association. Mr. H. George Iliovns, after an absence of several years, returned to New Zealand by the Rtiahine, and is staying at tho Royal Oak Hotel. Tho funeral of 1 tho Rev. J. J. IC. Hutchin took place yesterday morning at the ICarori Cemetery. Previous to the interment a short but touching funeral service was conducted in Messrs. mortuary chapel bv tho liovs. J. Reed ■ Glasson and Macilonald Aepland, and again at the gravesido. Tho chief mourners were: Mrs. Hutchin, Mrs. A. M'Lean (daughter), and Mr. J. D. Hutchin (son), and among others present, were Captain Eman Smith, Messrs. John M'Lean, A. Anker, AV. West Knowles, F. Lankshear, ,T. Ilott, W. J. Thompson, and F. 'IViss (Cook Islands Administration),* T. Rowsc (representing {lie Valuation Department), and Miss Cockin (a former missionary in Madagascar). . Mr. Robert, M. Houston, ei-IT.P. for Bay of Islands, died at Mangonui on Friday, at the age of 70 years. Mr. Houston was born in County Down, Ireland, nnd was educated at Belfast Academy and at QueenV College, Belfast. He was attracted to New Zealand, and arrived at Lyttelton on the ship Canterbury'on January 10, ISCi. Six mouths afteruwls he came to Auckland, and after acting in tho capacity of school teacher at Wlmngarei and Olnrn, took up >torekecping at Mangonui. During his residence in the district he'acted as chairman of various local bodies, included in which was a term of 24 years as chairman ot tho Mangonui County Council. In IS9I Air. Houston entered Parliament as member for tho Bay of Islands electorate, which he represented until his retirement in 1903. He was for fifteen years chairman of tho Native Affairs Committee of the House o£ Representatives, resigning in 1906' owing to ill-health. Mrs. Houston is a sister of Jlr, James Stewart, C.E., of Auckland*

The death occurred at Palnierston North on Saturday, at the residence of lus laughter, Mrs.- T. L. Porter, of Mr. Charles Basil Montagu, eldest son of tho late Mr. Charles Parr Montagu (barri6ier-ut-law), and great-grandson of the fourth Karl of Sandwich. The deceased was 78 years of ago. The funeral is to tako place lit llawera. Mr. 0. ]). Bendall, general manager in New Zealand for tho Corporation of the Royal Exchange Assurance, who has been on "an extended business visit to Europe, loaves Vancouver on October 2, and is expected in Wellington'about October 21. Mr. J. P. Lomax, for the past six years a 'settler at Rongokokako, and a wellknown member of local bodies, has sold out, and intends to settle in one of the townships on tho Main Trunk line. Mr. J/omax was one of tho prime movers in th© establishment of tho Wellington Farmers' Freezing Company.On Saturday evening the business men of Timaru mado a presentation of a purso of sovereigns _to Mr. Mathcsou, stationmaster, .who is being transferred to tho charge of the Lyttelton station this week, and yesterday evening the waterside work«rs mado him, and also Mrs. Matlioson, nioe presents with high commendation of his courtesy, tact, and frankness in dealing with the men.—Press Association. Tho death occurred on Saturday at New Plymouth of Mr. Edward T. Morshead, late of the Post and Telegraph service, who has been residing in Taranaki since his retirement on superannuation some eight or ten years ago. Mr. Morshead was tho head of an old Cornish family, his cousin. Sir Warwick Morshead, tho sixth baronet of the line, having been the last to bear the title, which bccame extinct through failure of lineal issue. Tho deceased arrived in New Zealand in 185G, in company with his father, Captain Morshead, of the East India Company's ser-' vice, and for services rendered in the troublous times with the Natives held th» New Zealand medal. Subsequently ho joined the Government service, and rose to a position' of trust in the loonl offico of tho Post and Telegraph Department. He was very fond of music, and had been organist and choirmaster both Of St. Mark's and St. Peter's Churches in Wellington, and before leaving Wellington for New Plymouth was a member of St. Peter's choir, under the late Mr. Talus Trimnell. 'Ho leaves a widow (a daughter of the late Major Parris, of Taranaki), two sons (Messrs. Herbert Morshead, of Wanganui, and Leslie Morshead, of London), and two daughters (Mesdames P. Blundoll,' of Wellington, and Miss Morshead, of New Plymouth).

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PERSONAL ITEMS., Dominion, Volume 6, Issue 1559, 1 October 1912

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PERSONAL ITEMS. Dominion, Volume 6, Issue 1559, 1 October 1912

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