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The Frime Minister arrived by the firsft eanr<** this afternoon* Mr Massey will jqjeak at Mr Dalton's meeting at South Dunodiii to-night, a-nd will attend the O.iipani Show to-morrow, speaking at Knrow in the evening". Mr J. R. Kirk, ex-Mayor of Gisbornn, arrived bv tho first express yesterday tq attend the sitting of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church oi New Zealand. Tho members of the Waikonaltl Racing CJub on Saturday evening gave a smoke poncert to the secretary of the club (Mr R. Templeton), who had acted in that capacity for over 20 years. Mr A. S. Orbell presided, and ft very large numb™ of members were present to do honor to the guest of tho evening. Mr Templeton was presented with a case of pipes, and Mr Orbell, in making the presentation, I spoke very enthusiastically of the ablo manner in which Mr Templeton had alwavfi carried out his duties, and expressed iegret at the clnb losing his services in ! that capacitv. Mr Templeton was elected I a vice-president of the club, and Mr I George E. Charlton was elected secretary. I The death is announced at Inverc&rr i gill of Mr William Young, who arrived i at Port Chalmers from Scotland in 1866, I and for sorr.o years was cashier for Messrs ! Cargill, M'Lo'nn, and Co., Dunedin. On the inception of the Colonial Bank of New Zealand Mr Young became secretary, and afterwards opened the London offices of the bank, in which he acted as accountant for six years. At the end of that time he was recalled to New Zealand, { when he became inspector, after which he I was appointed manager of the Nelson branch, where he remained for three years. ' In 1884 Mr Young was transferred to take charge of the bank at ! Invercargill, and he held that position i until his resignation in 1888. His signature appeared on the first £1 note issued by the Colonial Bank in New Zealand. The death oocurrcd at Invercargill last week of Mr John Lamb Dickie, Government surveyor. Mr Dickie, who was a native of Glasgow, was early seized with the roving spirit, and when a mere lad went to sea (says the ' Southland Newa ').. Possessed of an ambition and the application of study, he worked himself tip through tho various grades to the rank of captain. In early manhood he traded to various parts of the world in the mercantile marine, chiefly to India and the East. For several years ho was in the New Zealand Shipping Company's service, holding the position of chief officer of the snip Jessie Headman. Besoiving to quit the sea for a mor settled life on land, Mr Dickie, about 1878, embarked in survey work under the lata Mr A. M'Neil, but again returned to his old avocation, and was engaged as an officer in the Union Steam Ship Company'* coastal (service, principally between Wellington and the West Coast. A few years later he returned to the geld, and passed his examination as ft qualified surveyor. In that capacity ho was engaged privately, and for the Government in Southland, North Otago, Poverty Bay, and Nelson. Some 10 years ago Mr Dickie was transferred from the last-named town to Invercargill, vhwft Jo* iifti xasided »«•« *i&oe*

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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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PERSONAL Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914