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PERSONAL MATTERS

Mr. V. Pirani, chairman of the Wanganui Education Board, has announced that he is not seeking re-election.

Messrs. J. Georgetti and C. M'lutyre were congratulated by members of the Wellington Land Board yesterday on their re-appointment to the board.

Of twenty-four applicants for the position o£ engineer to the Horowhenua County Council, Mr. W. N. Anderson, of Buller, was successful.

Dr. T. A. Jaggar, United States Government Volcanologist at Hawaii, who at present-is visiting New Zealand, will leave Auckland by the Makura next month for Hawaii.

Mr. W. Newton, Conciliation Commissioner, is leaving to-night for Greymouth in connection with the,typographical and furniture trades disputes on the West Coast. . '

The Hon. W. D. S. Mac Donald. Leader of the Opposition, returned to Wellington from Stratford last ■ night. He intends leaving Wellington shortly for Gisborne, where he will rest until tho opening of Parliament, as he is still feeling the effects of the accident which he met with last year. ■

The death ia reported from Western Australia of Mr. William Smart, a brother of Mr. A. Smart, of Wellington. The deceased, who was foreman at the Midland Junction locomotive shops, was a resident of New Zealand for some years, but had been in Western Australia during the past 25 years.

One of the pioneers of British aviation in the war arrived in Auckland a few days ago in the person of FlightLieutenant C. Dolling-Smith, whose service m France commenced in 1914. Engino trouble forced him to descend in enemy territory, and he spent threeyears in Germany as a prisoner of wri\ He has relatives in tha North of Auckland.

The remains of the late Mr. F. Kidman, the third victim of the recent motor smash at Sa-ndon, were interred in the, Karori Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral took place from St. Mark's Church, in the presence o{ a'numerous assemblage of friends and. sympathisers. The pall-bearers were Messrs. H. Schwash, D. Pilmer, K. Wilson, J. Fitzgerald, R. Henderson, Bradley, Dodson, and Oisen.

Messrs. Harry Manoy and Gordon Boundy, of Motueka, are visiting Wellington with the object of pressing the claims of the Motueka and Golden Bay districts (at present affiliated with Nelson) for the formation of a separate Rugby Union in that portion of the South Island, and will attend the annual meeting of the New Zealand Rugby Union to-morrow evening with that object in view.

Among the passengers by the lonic from London were a number of New Zealand members of the Royal Air Force repatriated after service. They were Captain P. Fowler, of Feil-ding; Captain-M. Buckley, of Fairlie; Lieutenant G-. Hood, M-asterton; Lieutenant C. H. Noble-Campbell, Napier; Lieutenant Clarence Un'beis," Dunedtn ; Lieutenant C. 'Dolling-b"mith, of England; Lieutenant H. Smith, of Pahiatna; and Lady Administrator Shortridge, of the Women's Royal Air B'orce.

The late Mr. William Brown, whose death occurred at the Wellington hospital yesterday as a result of injuries received in a tram accident, was an old and respected citizen .of Wellington, having been^ particularly well known in chess circles and as a life member of the Wel-lington-Working Men's Club. A native of England, he came out to New Zealand, many years ago, and was subsequently a member of the firm of Messrs. M'Ewen, Brown, and Kit-to, mercers and hatters. He was also in the employ of Messrs. Charles.Hill and Sons, and in more recent years was engaged at the Wellington Woollen Company, Jervois-quay. Deceased, who was 81 years of age, suffered from failing sight. He leaves two sons, both in Australia, and a daughter-in-law is _ Mrs. Tuckwell-Brown, of Wellington. His wife predeceased him by twelve months. An inquest will be held tomorrow morning.

Mr. William Smart, who is retiring after a lengthy and eminently successful career as superintendent engineer to the Union Steam Ship Company, .was tho guest at Port Chalmers of a representative gathering of the engineering profession on Tuesday last. There were also present a number of the heads of the departments _ of the Union Company's extensive ship repairing works at Port Chalmers. The. Chairman (Mr. J. M'Lachlan) in proposing the guest of the evening's health, eulogised the qualities which had made Mr. Smart so esteemed by his staff ashore and afloat, and by all who had come in contact with him as the superintendent engineer of the Union Steam Ship Company. Mr. Smart joined the company's service in 1883 as third engineer of the steamer Penguin. He was afterwards second engineer of the steamers Penguin, Suva, Southern Cross, Arawatta, and Wainui, then chief engineer of the steamers Southern Cross, Wainui, Taieri, Moa, Pateena, and 'Waikare. In 1899. Mr. Smart was . promoted to the responsible position of superintendent engineer for the company in Australia, and in 1903 he was promoted to the still more important position of superintendent engineer at headquarters. He had discharged the duties of the responsible position with credit to himself and to the company. Quiet and unassuming, Mr. Smart was esteemed for his sterling qualities. During hia 17 years in Port' Chalmers they had learned to respect and honour him., also the engineers, and on their behalf it was with pleasure he would ask' Mr. Smart to accept a barometer and *a pair of field glasses as small mementos of their esteem and good wishes. Complimentary remarks were ■also made.by other gentlemen present.

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PERSONAL MATTERS, Evening Post, Volume XCIX, Issue 125, 27 May 1920

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