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PERSONAL.

Mr A. M. Ollivier's funeral took place at Christchurch on Saturday. All the athletic organisations were represented. A large number of members of the Trades and Labor Council, Workers' Political Committee, Typographical Association, and the employed of the Evening Star attended the funeral yesterday of the wife of Mr A. Judge. The Dean conducted service in the church, the organist and choir being in attendance, and read the prayers at the gave's side.

Mr Luke Evans, for forty yeais a resident of the Wairarapa, died on Thursday at the age of seventy-Bix. He waß in his youth a on the Rodney and the Castor, serving on the latter with Lord Glasgow. He was engaged in the Kaffir war, and was one of the survivors of the Birkenhead wreck. This troopship, an iron paddle-wheel steamer, Bailed from Queenstown on the 7th January, 1852, for the Cape, having on board detachments of the 12th Lancers and the 6th, 12th, 43rd, 45th, aud 60th Rifles, and the 73rd, 74th, and 91st Regiments. She struck on a rock off Simons Bay on the 26th February, and of 638 persons on board only 184 were saved by the boats. A celebrated picture represents the soldiers mustering at arms as the vessel is on the point of being engulphed.

At the Roslyn Mills on Friday evening Miss Margaret JS. Traynor was presented with an illuminated album from her fellowworkers as a token of esteem on her leafing the factory. Mr William Sharp made the presentation, and Mr A. Dobson responded. The employes of Messrs Kempthorne, Prosser, and Co.'s New Zealand Drug Company met on Friday and presented Mr C. J. Morton with a travelling bag, suitably inscribed, on the occasion of his severing his connection with the firm. Mr Allen made the presentation.

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PERSONAL., Evening Star, Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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PERSONAL. Evening Star, Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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