A i a meeting of the Bay Town Board last evenin': Mr E. F. Duthie wrote stating that, as the board had unanimously decided to a-k him to withdraw his resignation as their representative on the Technical School Board of Governors he was willing to comply with the request, and accordingly would withdraw Ins resignation. His Honor Mr Justice. Sim, who has been attending the Court of Appeal, Wellington, will icturn to Bnnedin this week. Owing to the illness of the Crown Prosecutor, Mr S. Solomon, K.C., will represent the Crown nt the criminal „itiingß on Monday nest.
The death f.s announced at Invercargill of a well-known old identity, Color-ser-geant Patterson, at the age of 81 years, flic late iMr Patterson ivas a native of Kincardineshire, Scotland, and when a young man joined the Army. Ho saw active service in the (jVimca with the Grenadier Guards, and took part in the taking of Sebastopol. He subsequently took part in several engagements in the Indian Mutiny. When the troops arrived back in the Old Country Mr Patterson married, and in 1376. with his wife and young family, rama to New Zealand. Since that date ho has i-jfeiit most of his time in Southland. He was an ardent volunteer and keen rifleman, and was probably the hoot-known volunteer in Southland, lie held the New Zealand and Imperial longservice medals. On the occasion of the visit of General Sir lau Hamilton to Invercargill, the veteran, with flowing while hear, red tunic, and Crimean and Indian medals did not -escape the General’s notice, and he warmly congratulated ;■!•• old soldier.
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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914