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PERSONAL ITEMS.

H. Hi ley, General Manager of hallways, has been appointed a colonel m tms jSosv Zealand Engineers, and Director oi Haiku,y Transport in succession to Colonel T,_ Itona.vne, who has resigned the position. Mr. Adam 0. Melville, Mib-managc-r of ilifl Colonial .-ilutunl Lite Assurance fcoetely, Ltd., arrived hero this week lrom Melbourne t),v tin; Ruahine, on a visit of inspection to the New Zealand Branch of the society. Proiossor M. 13. Kirk has rci:ii>nc;l li'om the .Museum Advisory Committee, liis resignation was accepted by tho City Council last slight- with regret, Several councillors considered that tho Libraries Committee had not made stiffi. cient effort to retain the serrices of Professor Kirk, vrho was recognised by all as an authority on museum matters. On he-half of the Libraries Committ'Co, Councillors Luchic, Wright, and others explained that-, vrhilo they recognised that Profawor Kirk's regijcsUons wero in the right direction, Urn committer coilid not see its way to commit tho council to- the p-xlm exliciM'liture which would have Imen necessary to early out his suggestions. Tho museum, it wan contended, should be taken, over by ih-o general Government.

Tho Uev. Father J, A. Eccldon, S.M., of St. Patrick's College, leaves for a short holiday visit to Sydney by tho Maunganui to-day.

Mr. Hammond, the well-known' aviator,_ is stated to have signed a contract to lly from Wellington to Christclmreli, which ho cxpccts to accomplish in about two hours, living at tho rate cf 80 miles per hour. Tho flight will tako .place between Christmas and Now Year,

Mr. F. M. Hic.Uey, of the Press Association staff, was farowqlled by liis colleagues in tho Parliamentary l'rcss Gat lory last night. _ Mr. liickev is leaving Wellington to join Hie new evening daily which will commence publication in Christehurch early in the New Year, and olso ho is to lis married nest weeks In celebration of both events Mr. liickey was presented by his colka.gu.es with a suitable gift. Messrs. G. B. Lovelock and Thomas Hart have boon appointed trustees for the Ashhurst public cemetery and also to bo members of the Ashhurst Domain Hoard, Sir. T. P. Mills has been, appointed art official visitor to tho prison at Wellington. Mr. A. A. Ccllatly has been appointed valuer by the City Council ior tho sale of land belonging to tho lielburno and Karnri Tramway Company at Salamanca P.-oad. One of tho pioneers of tho M'aiiawatu, Mr. Frits: Jenssen, died on Tuesday_at Danwmrke, at tho advanced ago of 73 years. When this district was a tangled mass of bush and swamps, and rushes corered the flat which is now Palmersion's picturesque Square— I when the compass was men's only aid ' to finding their way along the I>ush-clad linos which arc now tiro main streets— the deceased and. liis partners, Messrs. Riehtor and Nftiinestaii, set up there n-3 sawmiilers ami timber 'merchants. Mr. Jenssen was the last surviving member of a firm that was once known in every part of the Dominion. Ho was a native of Norway, aud camo out to Mow Zealand with the late Mr. Nannestad, via Melbourne, in 1867, the. third partner arriving a year later. During tlio earlier operations of tho firm, Mr. Josis-sc-n resided in Palmerstou, a.iid took a keen interest in tho welfare of thft town. In 1882 ho licit] the position of Mayor. Subsequently deceased removed to Hawke's Bay, whero ho had charge of tho firm's operations. For somo years lie resided at Dnunevirke,

Tire llev. J. Hornby-Spear, of Sydney, who many .wars ago was attached to tho Nelstm Diocese, arrived in Nelson on Tuesday morning on a visit. Mr. J. W. Harrison has been appointed masseur on the honorary stafl of tho Wellington Hospital. Mr. J. W. Nolan, of the legal fins of Nolan anil Skeofc, of Gisbtirrte, is at present in We\lifi£tan. Mr. R. M. Bifrell, of Gisborae, who has been on a trip to Europe, has returned to ilie Dominion and is at present in Wellington. Mr. Thomas Gavin, one of the tarlicst settlers at Te Aroha, died in that town on Tuesday afternoon at the age of <SS. Mr. John Haima is retiring ffoin tho position of instructor at tho gymnasium of the Traii'iias College at Donediu after thirty years' service.

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PERSONAL ITEMS., Dominion, Volume 7, Issue 1930, 12 December 1913

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PERSONAL ITEMS. Dominion, Volume 7, Issue 1930, 12 December 1913

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