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Corn-table W. Marshall is transferred to Oamaru after being live years stationed at i. Clair. Ho leaves to-morrow morniny.

Interesting and pleasant memories cluster about, the name of Mr George Smith, who-c death is reported from Palmerston North. He came to Dunedin in 1863 in charge of the Victorian horse Mormon, who was to run in the first New Zealand Champion Race, for which a puree of El,ooo waoffered. Dr Shadrach Jonr-s and Mr C. E. Bird were practically running tho race me.,t ing. They authorised George .Smith to find a. suitable ground for a course. lie rode to the Taieri and picked out the site afterwards known as tho Silvcrstroam course and there the races wore held. Falcon was brought over as a companion for Mormon. Mormon was regarded as " a moral," hut Mr Redwood’s Ladybird bent him. Revoke finished third, in front of Ultima and Shillelagh. At various times subsequently George Smith owned horses of his own, end he_Jhad a share in Apropos. la all these matters and in every relationship of Hfo, he enjoyed an unblemished reputation. To the very'"limit of the phrase he was “a straight man,” and this means a lot, seeing that he wee lar.elv mixed up with racing and professional billiards in the days when there was big belting. Some years ago lie shifted to Ashburton, where he kept a shop, and two or three years back he made another move to Palmerston North.

Mr W. E. Allen, manager of the South Dunedin branch of the Bank of New 2ea- j land, has been promoted to the position of i manager at Balciutha. 1

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PERSONAL, Issue 15651, 16 November 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15651, 16 November 1914

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