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PERSONAL MATTERS

Miss D. Reaks, sole teacher at Huiaroad, has resigned from the service of the .Wellington Education Board. Miss W. Thompson, assistant teacher at Island Bay School, has been granted twelve months' leave of absence by the Education Board, oil account of illhealtn. Colonel Heard, the Acting-Command-ant, Colonel Smyth, Officer Commanding the Canterbury Military District, and professors Chilton and M'Millan, Brown, of Canterbury College, arrijfed from Ohristchurch this morning. Mr. William Henry Wynn Williams, whose; death is announced, states a Press Association telegram from Christchurch, was born in 1828. and came to New Zealand, in the early 'fifties. He was a member of the Canterbury Provincial Council, and sat in {he House of Representatives for the Heathcote eeat from 1881 to 1884. He was closely' identified with the early history of Canterbury, and retained his memory of the events of the pioneer days.

Judgment was delivered by the Court of Appeal to-day in the case of Leonard Home v. Dalgety and Co., an appeal from the decision of his Honour the Chief Justice. Home claimed damages from Dalgety and Co. for injuries sustained by him through being caught in some _ machinery. Certain questions of law, in regard to the Inspection of Machinery Act and its amendment,- were decided by the Chief Justice in favour of the respondent. The j*ij,gment of the Court of Appeal, deli.' '.i»Kd by Mr. Justice Edwards, upheld ' iiis Honour's decision, and maintained that .respondents had not been guilty of a breach of any duty cast on them by the consolidated Act. The appeal was disn v ssed with costs. On the Bench were their Honours Mr. Justice Dennisfon, Mr. Justice Edwards, Mr. Justice Cooper, and, Mr. Justice Chapman. Working quietly, but effectively, the officials instructed by the Lower Hutt Borough Council to detect motorists exceeding the speed limit were kept busily employed during the recent races at Trentnam. On race days special precautions are always taken, and from opinions expressed by residents of the "Mutt "Valley these are absolutely necessary in order to remedy what is considered extreme danger. Saturday was a comparatively quiet day, and, although a number of ''fliers ' had th«ir numbers taken, it was ou Monday that tho majority were trapped. Several cars and motor-bicycles which were alleged to be exceeding the scheduled time were without numbers, arid the drivers were able to escape detection. A number of drivers who had been previously convicted sought to evade the, traps by branching off on to Western Hutt-road, but the officials had anticipated this, and, although the speed was not exceeded, all the times were taken. Altogether about thirty offenders were detected, and these will be called upon to answer the charges laid against them at fthe Magistrate's Court, Lower Hutb, on sth November. "Even if we have to have toll-gates or 'hurdles,' w« will stop them," remarked a responsible official to a Post reporter.

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PERSONAL MATTERS, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVI, Issue 103, 28 October 1913

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PERSONAL MATTERS Evening Post, Volume LXXXVI, Issue 103, 28 October 1913

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