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Mr B. Boyne, postmaster at Woodviiie, is to retire on superannuation at the end of the vear after 40 years’ service.

The death occurred in Dunedin on Thursday of Mr J. B. Komp, who landed in Dunedin in 1862. He took part in some of the gold rushes in Otago Central. Later on lie went to Bald Hill Flat, and commenced business as a butcher and storekeeper, and subsequent!;' built an hotel. About 14 years ago he came to Dunedin, where he lias resided ever since. Fir J. Bose Junes has been ajqioirited Chief Justice of Cape Colony. The death is announced of the Marquis rli Fan Giuliano, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, aged 51 years. A Wellington message, records the death of Mr T. Kennedy Macdonald, a wellknown business man, a?tat 67. He had been ill for several years past. Tho deceased sat in tho House for one session, and ,i 3 a member of the Legislative Council for a number of years. On Friday evening a number of those interested in motoring journeyed from Dunedin to the residence of Mr Alan Johnston ("Bangor”), where they were the guests of Mr and Mrs Johnston at a function held to recognise the long but ultimately successful efforts of Mr H. V. Fulton and Mr Johnston on the Portobello Road Board to get the lower road on the eastern side of the harbor open to motor traffic. Hach of the gentlemen named was presented with a handsome gold key, as a memento of the unlocking of the King's highway, and prominent in the inscription was the memorable date, December 4, 1913. A most enjoyable evening was spent, the formal part of' the proceedings being presided over by Mr J. H. M'Carthy, and the narration by Messrs Fulton and Johnston of details of their lengthy, pertinacious, up-hiil campaign proved instructive-, interesting, and at times delightfully humorous. The entertainment provided was excellent, whether in the shape of supper or the musical and, elocutionary items, to which some country gheste contributed with, pronounced success.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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