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Hon. Sir K. Heaton. Rhodes, Minister of Defence, returned to Wellington this morning. . The Hon. J. G. Anderson, Minister of Labour and Marine, leaves for the north to-morrow. After visiting the Thames district, he will return to Wellington on Tuesday next. The Hon. D. H. Guthrie, Minister of L>ands and) Railways, acting under medical instruction, has entered a private hospital in Wellington. He is to be completely relieved from public duties for at least two months. Business connected with his portfolios will be transacted in the meantime by Sir Francis Bell and Sir William Fraser. Mr. Alexander Macintosh, of Wellington, left for London by tile Ruahine today. . Mr. F. H. Cooke has been appointed Crown Solicitor at Palmerston North, vice Mr. C. A. Loughnan,, resigned. Mr. E. Evans, M.A., has been appointed assistant master in English and Mathematics at the Wellington Technical College. The Rev. Dr. Pinfold, of Karori, left by the Ruahine to-day for England, on a trip in which business, and pleasure will be combinod. ......< Sir Thomas C. nent, of Tooley street, London, who has k.csn visiting the dairy districts of th« Dominion, left Wellington for Auckland to-day on his return to London. Mr. A. J. Patemon has been appointed Acting-City Engineer during the absence, through illness, of Mr. W. H Morton, and Mr. M. C,able has been ap- I pointed acting-general manager of the tramways and electric lighting department. Mr. A. B. Boake, nntil lately secretary of the Wellington H.A.C.8.5., No. 95, leaves for Auckland shortly. At the meeting of the society this week he was presented with a. case of pipes, as a. .memento of his connection with the society, and was wished improved health ( in his new sphere. ' Mr. N. Elmslie, His Majesty's Trade Commissioner in New Zealand, and Mrs. Elmslfe are staying at the Midland Hotel. Mr. Elmsfie will be tha principal speaker at the New Zealand Club luncheonl on 2nd May. At a meeting of the Palmerston North Borough Council this week eulogistic reference was made by members to the services of Mr. J. A. Nash, M.P., who is retiring from the office of Mayor, after sixteen years' service. A motion .was carried expressing appreciation of his work during the lengthy period.—Press Association, : ■ . Mr. Evan Parry, engineer-in-chief of the English Electric Company, which hag the contraot for electrifying the Qtira tunnel railway, has left for the South.' Mr. Parry, who is accompaniedi by Mm. Parry, after staying a,t Otira for a few days will visit Dunedin and InvercargUl. Mr. J. M. Bishop, who has just been awarded the travelling scholarship in engineering, is the son of a well-known Wellington resident, Mr. J.-.C. Bishop, of Mem street. Mr. Bishop graduated Bachelor of Engineering at Canterbury College a year ago, and has recently been appointed to a responsible position with the British General Electric Company, Sydney. -.-,.. Mt. Leo Jackson, of the Wellington Tramways staff, left by the Tahiti;: en route to Chicago, where he intends to further his electrical studies. Before leaving he was presented by his friends with: a leather attache case, suitably inscribed. Mr. D. M'Gillivray, tramways manager, made the presentation. Mr. Walter Monk, of the J. C. Williamson staff, who arrived from Sydney on Tuesday, has left for Auckland to arrange for the season there of Miss Emelie Poliiii, commencing on Bth. May. Mr. Monk returns to Wellington shortly to make arrangements for the season of Sir Harry Lauder, which opens here on the 16th May. ' ' Major-General Sir Andrew Russell, X.C.8., X.C.M.0., Dominion president of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association, is visiting Timaru. where he will inspect soldiers' farms, etc., till Monday. On Monday he will- leave Timaru on his return to Hastings. He will sail for England about the middle of May to represent the N.Z.R.S.A. at the biennial conference' of the British Empire. Service League, to' be opened in London early in July. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Wilford visited the Hutt flower show this afternoon. Mr. J. Hargreaves, the leader of the ! English party at the Wallal S»lar Eclipse Expedition last September, is at present in Wellington making arrangements for observing the next total eclipse of the Sun on 10th September, at Mexico. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the President of the Chadean Society, with headquarters in England. At the annual general meeting of the New Zealand Astronomical Society this evening, Mr. Hargreaves will deliver a lecture on the "Solar Corona and Methods of Photographing It." The Very Rev. Dean Binsfeld, S.M., died at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Greenmeadows, last week> at the 'age of 89 years. Dean Binefeld was a native of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, studied at the Royal Ducal Gymnasium in Luxemburg, and was ordained in France in 1859. After ministering in France, England, Ireland, and America, he came to New Zealand in 1869. He laboured in many places in New Zealand, including the West Coast (South Island), Canterbury, Wellington, and Hawkes Bay. In 1895 he took charge of St. Mary,'s College, Meeanee, but retired later on. j Captain W. 0. Berry-man, the first New Zealand winner of a Military Cross, I is dead, states a cable message received during the week-end. The late Captain Berryman won the honour for brilliant reconnaissance work at the Battle of Loos, 1915, and for other exceptionally good service. Before his enlistment, Captain Berryman was wtll known all over New Zealand as an athlete, huntsman, and master of Mount Egmont hounds, and also as the owner of some of the best hunters in Canterbury. He was the eldest son of Mr. H. G. Berryman, of Stanley Downs, Nelson. His younger son, Stanley, was killed in aotion after 'brilliantly . sei-ving his country. Captain Berryman sought political honours in England, but was not successful. At the time of his death he was en route to New Zealand to visit his parents. Late letters from him reported "all well," and the first intimation that anything was wrong was tha cablegram received by his father announcing his death from pneumonia at New York on 16th April.

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PERSONAL MATTERS, Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 99, 27 April 1923

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PERSONAL MATTERS Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 99, 27 April 1923