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PERSONAL ITEMS

VICE-EEGAI;.

Their Excellencies the Governor-Gen-eral and Lady Alice Fergusson, who have been paying an official visit; to the Chatham Islands,- will return; to Wellington by the Tutanekai to-morrow morning, when they will resume residence at Government House.

Mr. ,W. E. Davidson, assistant chief engineer, New Zealand. Bailways, has gone North on Departmental business.

j Mr. E. Master*, chairman of the[Transport Advisory Council, is in.Wellington to attend the inaugural meeting 'of the council to-morrow. . : „

The death, has occurred in London of Mr. John Martin Mitchell, aged 54, head of a leading. Christchurch furni' ture firm, states a Press Association telegram.- He was a prominent Dominion bowler. - ;• '

The many friends of the Very BeV. Father B. J. Ryan, S.M., rector of St. Patrick's College, will regret to hear of his serious illness. He enjoyed his usual good health up till last Monday, when he took suddenly ill. His condition is now causing his friends considerable anxiety. .

The late Mr. George Wilson was. a member of the Munitions Board. (not a member of the Advisory Committee of the Board), an honorary position which, in company with Messrs. A. H. Miles and A. Macintosh, he filled for four years. . ' "'" . :

The: appointment of Canon William Fancourt, of Palmerston North, as vicar of St. Mary's Parish, ia place of Canon Percival James, who- has gone to St. Paul's, "Wellington, has been decided upon " by the wardens and vestry of St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Parnell, and the Diocesan Selection Committee, telegraphs " The Post's'_' Auckland correspondent. . ;

The resignation of the Town Clerk of-Upper Hutt (Mr. L. F. Grimstone) was received at the meeting of the Upper Hutt Borough Council last night. Mr. Grimstbne is leaving at the end of July to take np a position with a firm in Wellington.

A motion .expressing regret at the continued illness of s Mr. E..; P.. Rishworth, an ex-Mayor of. Lower Hutt, and hopes for his speedy recovery, was moved by Sir Alexander Roberts, the Mayor, at last evening's meeting- of the Borough Council. ''.-..-

The Rev. R. L. Walker, who came out to New Zealand from Scotland over twenty years ago, and was for, many years minister of St. James's Presbyterian Church, Auckland, has retired from the active ministry. Mr. Walker's last charge was at Matawh.ero, near Gisborne. Before that he was at Bavensboume, near Dunedin, which charge he took on relinquishing that of ,St. James's, Auckland. Mr. Walker will shortly take up residence at Takapuna.

■ The Very Rev. Monsignor Cahill, of Onehunga, celebrated his silver jubilee as a parish. priest at the Onehnnga Roman Catholic Chnrck on Sunday. Bishop H. W. Cleary preached, and he was accompanied. by Bishop Liston. 'A. number of priests: was also present. Monsignor CahiU was born in County Tipperary^ Ireland, in 1879, and he was ordained in County Carlow in 1904. He came to New Zealand in the year of his ordination and was for two years assistant at St. Patrick's :CathedraL He was for a time parish jjriest in ParneU, and in 1925 he tooknp his appointment at - Onehunga. Monsignor Cahill received many congratulations at a dinner held after the church celebrations:- ■_•. ■;■■■■•

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PERSONAL ITEMS, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 134, 11 June 1929

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PERSONAL ITEMS Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 134, 11 June 1929

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