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Mr Charles Zachariah, who lias been connected with the Public Trust Office for many years, and is at present Wellington district manager and Acting Official Assignee, has been appointed Deputy Public Trustee and Official Assignee ior Otago in succession to Mr T. 1). Kendall, who is being transferred to the charge of the Public Trust Office in Christchurch, the position there- having become vacant through the death of Mr Smythe. The Rev. Dr Cleary, Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland, arrived, in Duuedm on \Vednesdav, and. left again for the Xovth yesterday. The death is leporled at Lytton (British Columbia,), from typhoid fever, of Mr John Watt, a son of the Rev. Dr Watt, of Dunedin. The late Mr Watt completed his course at the Otago School of Mines when the dredging boom was at it* height, and lie decided .to add the knowledge of the industry to his training. He wae engaged at the industry in Cromwell and at┬░Roxburgh. Later he accepted a position with an English syndicate to go to British Columbia, and with the exception of three visits of short duration to Xew Zealand he had lived there since. At the recent anrual window-dressing competition of the Australasia Hardware and Machinery Association, the display of took bv Mr Walter W. Strang, of Messrs Paterson and Barr, Ltd., of this City, wn-s awarded second prize medal and certificate. The competition was open to all hardware houses throughout Australasia. Mr W. Disou, superintendent of the Colonial Mutual Life .Assurance Society, has received word of his transfer to Auckland, and will be leaving in a few weeks' time to take up his new duties. Prior to his departure for Oamaru a number of the friends of Cr T. K. Moody waited upon him at his residence at Mornington last evening and made him a suitable presentation as a token of. their appreciation of the services Ho had rendered to the borough in connection with municipal matters. Several speakers made complimentary reference to Mr Moody's energetic efforts to promote the welfare of the borough, and wished him success in his new sphere. A happy time was spent during the evening in social intercourse. A Sydney cable -.states 'that Mr J. Dewar," a Xew Zealander, has returned from the Malay States, where he is assistant superintendent in the Survey Department. He is proceeding to Xew Zealand.

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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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PERSONAL Evening Star, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914