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PERSONAL

Mr John Tori-ens Stevenson, F.R.A.S., oi Auckland, died on Saturday, after a short illness. Mr Stovo.ni.on was an r.c ; count aut by profession, but the study of astronomy and meteorology was his favorite pursuit, and for many years he forwarded reliable weather forecasts to tho Press. Of a very retiring nature, Mr Stevenson to some extent hid iiis ability as an astronomer, and often made private prognostications of volcanic disturbances, which his nervousness prevented him from making public. An instance of this wna the earthquake at -Messina, which h> foretold to within two days of its actual occurrence. Mr Stevenson was 60 years of age. "Mr F. A. Airoy, 8.A., who h;is been nominated as the Auckland candidate for tho 1915 Rhodes scholarship for New Zealand, is a son of the late "Mr W. H. Airey, an inspector of schools under the Auckland Education Board. He is 22 ywrs of age. Educated at the Bemuora public school, ho gained a-junior national scholarship, whs a. student of the Auckland Grammar School till 1910, and for the next four years took university honors. Mr Airoy has been prominent at cricket and football for the university: is editor of tho ColMagazine.; and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the New Zealand forces in the examination with distinction.

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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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PERSONAL Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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