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Captain W, A. Clarke, retired military officer, died at Taurangasuddenly from failure of the heart’s action.

Mrs John Barry, who died at Cooma (New South Wales) the other day, had attained her 108 th year. She had resided in the district for over half a century. The San Francisco correspondent of the Sydney ‘Telegraph’ says that Mr Hugh Craig, after twenty-five years’ service, has resigned the San Francisco agency of the New Zealand Insurance Company, and will enter into business engagements on his own account on the Pacific Slope. The Hawke’s Bay Education Board have appointed two truant officers at £2 10s a week each, guaranteeing them four months’ employment. There were thirty-five applicants for the posts. A number of medical and arts students met at the railway station on Saturday morning to say good-bye to Mr G. T. Tait, who is leaving the colony to study medicine at Edinburgh. Mr Neil proposed the health of Mr Tait, and on behalf of the students presented him with a silver-mounted travelling companion. Mr S. Swannick, an old resident of Blenheim, who in the early days took an active part in the Provincial Government of Marlborough, died there last week.

Mr Pretsch elected mayor of Cromwell unopposed, and Mr Kelman as mayor of Alexandra.

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PERSONAL., Issue 10477, 22 November 1897

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PERSONAL. Issue 10477, 22 November 1897

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