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The Hon. B. D. Bell and the Hon. W. Fraser have returned to Wellington from the South. The Hon. J. Allen is due back from the South to-niorrov?. The Hon. W. Fraser will leave for Paeroa on Monday on official business. Mr. E. G. F. Zohrab has returned to Wellington from a visit to the Chatham Islands. Mr. G. H. Mason, president of th© Canterbury Rugb^r Union, has announced that he has no intention of seeking re* election, Mr. S. B. Houghton, superintendent of electric mains at Napier, who was ordered away as a reservist at the out* break of war, has returned to Napier. Dr. C. E. R. Rendle and Dr. W. J. Mullin have been appointed medical superintendent and assistant surgeon of the Ashburton Hospital respectively, Lieut.-Colonel Gibbon, Chief of the General Staff, who has been inspecting Territorial camps in the South Island, returned to Wellington this morning. The Rev. Father Eccleton, of the Btaff of St. Patrick's College, has been seri« ously ill at Auckland. Latest reports are that he is progressing satisfactorily. Mr. J. Mount, organist "of St. Mary, of the Angels Church, Boulcobt-street, leaves by the Main Trunk express tomorrow evening on a holiday visit to Auckland. Constable Whitehouse, of the Manners' street Police Station, has been appointed Magistrate's Court orderly in place of Constable R. R. Millar, who has been transferred to the District Office. Mr. I/. P. BlundeU, of the Evening Post, has been appointed chairman of director! of the Press Association (states a telegram from Timaru, where the Association has just concluded its annual meeting). Major Colviu, of national headquarters of the Salvation Army, who is on special torn, will be at Masterton tomorrow, Carterton on 9th March, and Lower Hutt on 12th and 13th March. He will then return to Wellington, having been absent for over six weeks. Mr. A. Shaw, secretary of the WeU lington Pipe Band, has been appointed foreman of the fitting department of the Timaru Gas Company. Before leaving for his new sphere of work he was presented by the members of the fitting department of the Wellington Gas Company with a substantial token of esteem. Mr. J. H. M'Alitter, private secretary to the Minister for Public Works, Mr. A. Millier, of the Marine Department, and Lieutenant Crutwell, U.N., who has come out from Home for the benefit of his health, returned to Weilington yesterday afternoon, having made the round trip in the Government steamer Hinemoa. Constable Meiklejolm, of the Petone Police Force, who has been transferred to Dunedin, was farewelled by a {lumber of Petone residents last evening and presonted with a silver tobacco pouch and case as a mark of esteem. Constable Meiklejohn leaves for the Southern city on Tuesday next. Constable Carmody, also of the Petone force, has been transferred to Greymouth. Mr. George Humphrey, of Gisbornc, whose death ' occurred a few days ago, was well known in this city He was at, one time in the employ of Messrs. E. W Mills and Co., but for several years past has been engaged in engineering at Gisborne. He was also a prominent bowler, and was a member of the Gisborne team which won the North Island Bowling Association's Championship. He was "?0 years of age. Mr C. N, Taplin, of Palmerston," has received news of the death of his brother, Mr. Fred Taplin, which has just occurred in Queensland. Deceased was the second son of the late Mr. S. Taplin, formerly of Wanganui and Palmerston He was one of five brothers who went through the South African war, the eldest of them losing his life in the Transvaal He suffered from fever contracted while on activo «w« w vice, and his health became undermined, the malady eventually proving fatal. Of Mr. Francis Arkwright. ex»M.L.C whc*e death occurred in England on Ist March, the "Rangitikei Advocate says :— "A great lover of sport, the Old Country held out such temptations in fishing ?nd shooting, to which he was devoted, hat some years ago he left New Zealand and livtd at Bournemouth, making yearly journeys to the Scotch sporting districts. To the younger, peoule of th» district his name i» not familiar, but those who were his. intimates regarded him highly as an able man, but \m reserved disposition caused him io be less known than the position he took in the district warrauted, though he was greatly respected by one and all. H^ is survived by the Hon. Mrs. Arkwrighl (daughter of the late Lord Siduiouth), ajid hi« only daughter, Mrs. Whit Monckton, who lately also left, New. Zealand to live it England."

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PERSONAL MATTERS, Evening Post, Volume LXXXIX, Issue 55, 6 March 1915

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PERSONAL MATTERS Evening Post, Volume LXXXIX, Issue 55, 6 March 1915