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Mr T. Hynes, superintendent of mails in the General Post Office, Hongkong, who is on nine months’ leave, which he is spending in Now Zealand, returns to the East on the 20th insl. (-.-ays the Wellington ‘Times'). Mr Hynes left his home in Dunedin 14 years ago, and proceeded with the Sixth Contingent to South .Africa. .After passing through continuous guerrilla fighting, My Hynes was selected

with 11 others for special service in the Field Intelligence Department. He stayed in Africa lor two years, and then went to Hongkong, where ho carved in the police and sanitary departments. Mr Hymn was ultimately promoted to the important position he now occupies owing to his knowledge as an expert Chinese linguist, having passed six very difficult ex-

aminations. Air HViics, who has been in Wellington during tV past three months, has been enlarging his experience by being temporarily attached to the Cetera! Post Office here. Cable advice has been received that tho Lev. AV. Slade is leaving London far New Zealand on Drc-aih-r 12, and should arrive hero bv the end of January.

Australian papers of last week announce the death in London of Mr I.empriere Pi ingle, who recently contra'’ted pneumonia. Mr Pringle wan a member of Mr tAcigo Musgrove’s Grand Opera Company which visited Dunedin in September. 1901, prod iicing *Ta nnhauter ‘ and ‘Flying Dutchman,' and of which Madame Sbinoffski and Madame Agnes Jahnsen and Herr Bcarthold (tenor.) wcio principals. The Tasmanian basso came hj«?. again in Aiigu.-t, 1903, with ‘The Fortune Teller’ C'ompa-ny. A Sydney cablegram suites that H. \Y. Hall, a Now Zealand member of the Smith African contingent, was accidentally killed by a, fall from a building.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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