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PERSONAL MATTERS

The. Minister of Agriculture (the Hon. O. J. Hawken) will leave to-mor-row for Wanganui. He will return to Wellington on Saturday, and proceed forthwith to Invercargill to attend the Agricultural Sliow.

The Minister of Health (the Hon. J. A. Young) returned from the Hawkes Bay district this afternoon.

Mr. H. Atmore, M.P., will return to Nelson this evoning. Sir James Allen returned to Wellington from the South this morning. Captain Tahu Bhodes was a passenger by the Maori from Lyttelton today.

Mr. Paul Hunter died at Waipukurau Hospital,last night, states a Press Association message. He was a sheep farmer, and brother to Sir George Hunter, M.P. Death followed tho amputation of a leg some days ago, rendered necessary by a form of blood poisoning.

Attention is drawn to an advertisement of a meeting at the No. 1 Committee Room, Town Hall, at 7.30 p.m. to-morrow, of the friends ahd supporters of the Community Club candidate (Miss Muriel Frazer) at the forthcoming Military Tattoo and Pageant. A number of important matters will be discussed, and fresh plans formulated. A Press Association message from Ashburton states that Mr. Charles " William Purnell, journalist, has died there, aged 83. In early life the late Mr. Purnell edited the "Evening Post," Wellington, the '' Wanganui Chronicle,'' and the Christchurch. "Press." He was admitted as a barrister in 1878, and continued in practice to the end. He became ill during the week-end. Sir John and Lady Lulce returned to Wellington this morning from Auckland, where they met their son, Mr. Frank W. Luke, who arrived from Vancouver yesterday by the Niagara. Mr. Prank Luke h^s spent the past four years in Great Britain and the United States training as a civil engineer. He arrived in Wellington this morning with his parents. Mr..and Mrs. D. F. Duigan, of Northern Rhodesia, arrived by tho Niagara yesterday on a six months' visit to New Zealand (telegraph's "The Post's" Auckland correspondent). Mr. Duigan, who has a large ranch, in partnership with • his .brother-in-law, Mr. Justice Ostler, proposes to spend some time at Tokaanu trout fishing, and he will later fish at the Bay of Islands. Mr. A.K. Harris, general superintendent of railway transportation, is at present in hospital following an operation. Mr. Harris has given notice that he intends to retire on superannuationon Ist February on the completion of forty-two years' service. Amongst the officers of the Department, the retiring superintendent has a reputation for fairnoss and courtesy, and the good wiahea of hia associates will go with him as he enters upon his retirement. He reached his along tho route of hard work, and he has a capacity for. thoroughness and a habit of reaching finality in dealing with tho most intricate problems. He has always been fonder of work thaii of play. Mr. Harris joined the BalTway Service as a cadet at Auckland in 1884, and reached tho position of stationmaster at Papakura nine years later. After relieving in tho Auckland district for a short period he wag successively clerk in the traffic manager's office at Wanganui and at the traffic superintendent's office at Wellington. In 1908 he was appointed traffic clerk at Auckland, and in 1912 he was transferred to tho same position at Dunedin. Subsequently he was assistant district traffic manager at Dunediu and Christcltirch, and district traffic manager at Wanganui and Auckland. He was, appointed to his present position in February, 1924.

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PERSONAL MATTERS, Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 137, 7 December 1926

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PERSONAL MATTERS Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 137, 7 December 1926

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