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Mr George Humphries, who has been connected with the New Zealand Press Association since' its inception, wac, on the eve Of his transference to the Wakapuaka cable station, where he will act as the Association's representative for a few months, presented by a number of Wellington friends with a purse of sovereigns. The presentation was made by Mr A. G. Johnson, and among those who testified to Mr Humphries's many good qualities were the Mayor of Nelson (Mr Trask), Mr Lyon (secretary of the Wellington Racing Club); Mr J. E. Henry (the well-known handicapper), and Mr T. Morrison (chairman of the Press Gallery). Sergeant Ferguson, of the Invercargill Garrison Band, was at Friday night's Government inspection parade of the volunteers presented by the officer commanding the district with the New Zealand medal for long and efficient service. On different occasions Sergeant Ferguson has carried the fame of the luvercargill Band beyond the confines of the colony, he having on one occasion in Sydney and on another in Victoria won the proud position of champion euphonium player of Australasia. Just before Mr A. A. Greig left the Port to-day for Sydney, the members of the Port Chalmers Rowing Club presented him with a handsome travelling rug as a mark of their appreciation of his services to the club. Mr Greig was the stroke of the club's successful maiden four last year. He intends to compete at the intercolonial amateur athletic meeting in Sydney, and afterwards settles on \ the other side. j

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PERSONAL., Issue 10419, 14 September 1897

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PERSONAL. Issue 10419, 14 September 1897

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