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The employes of Messrs J. H. Hancock and Co. assembled at the Blue Bell Oatmeal Mills yesterday afternoon to bid good-bye to Mr F. A. Hancock prior to his departure lor Melbourne. Mr J. Fail, on behalf of the employes, presented a handsome travelling bag, and referred to the esteem in which “ Mr Frei ” was held by one and all, assuring him of their cordial wishes for his welfare. Mr Hancock, in replying, thanked his fellow-employes for their kind present, and said that to leave' those by whose side he had worked for so many years was by no means the least of the trials of parting. The heads of departments in the warehouse of Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen met yesterday afternoon (Mr Sargood presiding) to bid farewell to Mr J. G.' Moore. Mr Moore left to-day for Christchurch. The Rev. J. E. Newell, for seventeen years one of the missionaries representing the London Missionary Society in Samoa, arrived in Dunedin to-day, and will, together with the Rev. R. Baron, F.L.S., F.G.S., who has been for twenty-five years laboring as one of the agents of the society in Madagascar, conduct a series of meetings in Dunedin and suburbs during the next ten davs. The chairman of the Union street School Committee was amongst those who attended Mr Gillies’s funeral yesterday.

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PERSONAL, Issue 10433, 30 September 1897

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PERSONAL Issue 10433, 30 September 1897

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