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♦ — — Lieut. A. S. Biss, formerly of the Wellington Navals, has been placed on the staff of the Wellington division of Garrison Artillery. Messrs. H. B. Williams and W. H. Smith, of the Frimley orchards, arrived from Napier by the Te Anau this morning. Mi-. T. C. Norris, Secretary of the North Canterbury Charitable Aid Board, came up to Wellington this morning on a' business mission. Mr. Jarman, who has been Assistant Inspector of Abattoirs in Wellington, has been appointed Inspector of Abattoirs at the Thames, vice Mr. Sufcton, who is to be transferred to Gisborne. Mr. H. C. Cameron, Government Produce Commissioner, will deliver an address before the Chamber of Commerce next Monday on the distribution of New ' Zealand produce in the United Kingdom. Mr. F. W. G. M'Leod, conductor of the- Masterton Municipal Brass Band, who returned in charge of the New Zealand Band to-day, was offered the conductorehip of the Hobart City Band while the Gothic was at that port. He tas not yet given a definite answer. . A Napier Press Association message states that Sergt. -Major Finn, drill instructor in Hawkes Bay, who retires in accordance with the age regulation, was last night presented with a purse of sovereigns subscribed) by the whole of the volunteer corps in the district. Mr. Basil Jones, at present manager of Messrs. E. H. Crease and) Son (Ltd.), lias accepted an appointment as manager of the Frimley Fruit-caamng Company, Hastings. Mr. F. Crease is to take over the management of the Crease Company's business. The funeral of the late Mr. Jacob Joseph at Karori yesterday afternoon was largely attended, the procession including thirty-tthree carriages. The chief mourners were Mr. Joseph Joseph, Mr. Walter Nfathan. (son-in-law), and the latter'a three sons, Messrs. Robert, Percival, and Stanley Nathan, and the pall-bearers were Messrs. Hadand, Desmond, Lunn, ■and Harrison, old employees of the late Mr Joseph. The Rer. H. Van Staveren, Jewish Rabbi, conducted the burial service, and also offered prayers at the late residence* of the deceased gentleman in the evening. Mr. Henry Thomson, who died at Christchurch on Sund»y, was well known in Wellington, where he lived in 1856. In 1868 Mr. Thomson was manager of the Canterbury section of the New Zealand railways, and in 1881 was returned to the House of Representatives as a supporter of the Atkinson Goverpment. He was at one time a member of the - Arbitration Court, and held high office in Freemasonry. As a mark of respect to his memory the lodges in Wellington working under the New Zealand Constitution will go into mourning for six months.' Mr. H. J. Williams, Grand Master of New Zealand, and Mr. M. Niccol, Grand Secretary, leave for Christchurch this evening to attend the funeral.

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PERSONAL MATTERS., Evening Post, Volume LXVI, Issue 66, 15 September 1903

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PERSONAL MATTERS. Evening Post, Volume LXVI, Issue 66, 15 September 1903