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Dr Alex. Palmer, son of Mr A. Palmer, St. Clair, has thrown up his coveted appointment in the London Hospital to j<vn the Royal Army Medical Corps, am! it is understood that ho is now on aciiv? service. The War Office at once made him a lieutenant-surgeon. Mr James Mackenzie, permanent Ivad of tho Department of Lands, arrived at Dunedin on Monday, and. after transacting departmental business, went on to Invcrcargill. He will inspect the Stnto nur.-tics in the South Island before returning to Wellington.

A private cablegram from Melbourne records the d*ath of Mr W. JI. CahW. whfise history is linked with that of hivcrcnrgiil, where hj? was one of the nicronufile pioneer. l *. He, arrived there a-bon: 1353, and was the first mnn to si::rt in the mercantile business in that town. His third daughter was the wife of 'Or .\n;us M'l\ab. whose death at the. front w;<6 cabled last week. The Council of the British Association pa.?.s*ed a resolution of thnnks for the generous hospitality and concessions extended to members during their recent visit to Australia. Mr Arthur D. Bell and Mrs Roll, of Waihemo, returned this week from their Europe-Mi tour.

Mr W. H. Turnbull, the Liberal candidate fpr Wellington North, is a. native of Dunedin, and a son of Mr George Turnbull, ono of the original members of Messrs W. and G. Turnbull, Ltd. As a footballer he represented Otago in 18GR and 1889, playine against tho first English tre-im that visited the colonies.

A Thames message states that the depth occurred this morning of Mr F. Ernest Smith, a well-known Waikato architect, who was paying a visit to the Thames on behalf of the Belgian fund. Mr Smith met with a motor accident on Saturday. His injuries were not considered serious, but there were severe lacerations of the lees, and blood poisoning set in rapidly and spread. We are advised from Wellington th-t Mr Hartuan Reeves h;is been appointed a member of the South Island Representation Committee in succession to his father, the late .Mr C. S. Reeves.

The employers of TTallenstein Bros, assembled on Saturday to bid farewell to Miss Holdaway. vho was lea vine; to be married. Mr Do Beer, on behalf of the employees, presented Miss IToldaw.-.y with a dinner get. expressing the good wishes that accompanied it. Mr M'Tndoe returned thanks on behalf of the recipient.

Mr H. E. Mcller, chairman of tho Otago Harbor Board, left for the North this afternoon on routo to Uotoiti.a. where ho prnrosfv to spend several we<--ks.

Tho Rev. Ho.ini and Mrs P.irata reached Wellington from London yesterday by the. Turalrina. Thov intend leaving for the South on Thursday.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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