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NELSON NEWS

MR. H. BAIGENT DEAD

THE SEDDON SHIELD

(From Our Own Correspondent.)

NELSON, 2nd September.

The death of one of Nelson's oldest pioneers and most respected citizens, Mr. Henry Baigent, oecurrea on Saturday afternoon. Born at Wakefleia 84 years ago the late Mr. Baigent experienced the early pioneering days of the district, and has.been resident in Nelson all his life. His father, the. late Mr. Edward Baigent. a member of the Provincial Council, founded a timber business at Wakefleld in 1845, and in 1865 transferred tbe headquarters to Nelson, where the business has been carried on continuously by Messrs Baigent. There is hardly a local body or organisation in Nelson on which. the late Mr. Henry Baigent dia not serve as an officer. In 1893 ho was elected a member of the City Council ana was Mayor from 1901 to 1904, ana also in the years 1905 ana 1906. Mr. Baigent was an ex-chairman of the Hospital Board. For some years he was president of the Nelson Cricket Association, ana a member of the Nelson Building Society. The surviving daughters and i | sons are Mrs. E. Hodgson (WakefieiaV Mrs. D. A. Strabhan (Wellington), Mrs L. Frank (Marton), Miss Baigent (Neljscra), ana Messrs. Lv.B..H. Baigent and £-.0. Baigent (Nelson). One son, Mr idack Baigent, was killea in action in jthe war, ana another son, Dr. Cyril Baigent, died in New Zealana as a re- i [ suit of war aisabilities.' Oa Saturaay the local: Plunket So-! ciety held its annual ball, which' proved' ja very successful function. ; • At the Nelson Education Board's '■ meeting to-day the.following appoint-^ ments of teachers were reeommendea-—- j Denniston, head teacher, Mr. Morgan |D Flaherty. . Dovedale, head teacher, i M 1 H, ajr; " H°Pe' head teacher Mr. Frank M. M'Doweß,-,td be transferred- from Gowan Briage. Bainham, sole teacher, Miss Winter, to be" transferred from Orinoco. Cxonaaun, sole teacher, Mr. Arthur O. Stanley. fe raa . uy/inrant-mistress, Miss Dorothy E A Gommill^ •■ Eeefton, infant' mistress' Miss Margaret Hutton. Motueka infant mistress, Miss Margaret W vn, t -i" ■. J£l« h»on. assistant mistress] Mass -Lily. Buttress. Stockton, assistant teacher, Miss Thelma Suisted.- The following resignations were received— W ir %^ ndersf n ' sole teacher, Tutaki; vr v heaS teaoh^, Stockton ) ita^' ft, lnan. la"h, assistant teacher. Seddonville;_J. Mackenzie, head teacher Denmstonj E. M. Walshe, head teacher Ikamatua. ■ '

The chairman, Mr. F. W. O. Smith was . appointed representative of the board at the forthcoming conference of the Technical Education Association of Isew Zealand.

- Jaols; Kitching, aged ten years, a sou of Mr. A. E. Kitching, of Examiner street, was taken to the Public Hospital on Sunaay suffering from internal: injuries received by a Jail from his bicycle. An operation was performed to-ctay; his condition was reported a«i serious. . / ,

fc * ?v*?, h fOr the M'Cirthy Association football cup on Saturday at Vietorv square, Thistle beat Athletic by 2 goals

At the Magistrate's Court this morning, before Mr. T.-.E. Maunsell, S.M., David N. Newport, for carrying two passengers •on hisimotor-eycle was fined ys_ with costs 10s; On a charge of tailing.to pbsefve. a maintenance order Maurice Bensemann was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, the warrant to be;suspendbd as long as he pays £o a month.,. . ■ ;,..-■

; At_ the-guarterly meeting of the Nelsoir Licensing Committee to-day transfers of the following hotels were granted:—Commercial Hotel, C. A HenWnf T £°^le^ T- Ferguson; Central Hotel A. T. Hollister to A. K. Baxter. ; Aelsoman? turned out in full force yesterday arternoon to greet the Golden Ba.y-Moia-o*>- Eugby representatives as tney pa?^,: ,i through Kelson with ths &eddon' : «<.;ddi which they won from Maryborough on Saturday. Challenges for the,trophy can be lodged up to 31st August each year. That was Ihe date last Saturday, aud .between the encl of the; game, and midnight tho. Nelson n 10-» d/ ed a cha»enge with the-Go'd? en Bay-Motueka -Union secretary The Nelson College Board of Governors met this afternoon, when;the secretary,, Mr, B. Catley, tenaerea his resignation. . Members of the. board elpressea regret that Mr. Catley had decided .to resign, and he was granted three, months' leave of absence from olst November next. Mr. Catley intends going on to the land. ■ -■■ .__ The Minister of Education, the Hon ii. Atmore, who was at the meeting, advised that he hoped it would be poisible to call tenders for the first block of n^ht 6W College within a fort-

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NELSON NEWS, Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 56, 3 September 1929

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