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Mr A. E. Rowden. of the Agricultural Department, who has bstn aiatioucd in Christehurch for.eomc time, has been ap-j-oiiikd (says the'' ' Pio-ss ') in: } cctor of the <3er>artnvu\t's offices throughout New Zealand, with. hoxdqwutei::; nv Wellington. Mr H. B. Comtis, wiio wae gut iiiiiincer and gas manager for the City CoipomUon for many voaro, died at hia residence 1:1 Castio 6ti*¬ęt on Tu?tday, aged 63 years. Tic was born in Monmouthshue, England, but was educated in Victor.a, wruro he accompanied his parents in 1656. Ilis father was a |jas engineer of repute, and brought his son up in the same profession. In 1872 ho came to New Zealand, and creeled with his father later 011 the pasworks at Kokitika, Oamaru, and Timaiu. Mr Courtis was engineer in charge of the '['imam gaswoifcs for 19 years, and took charge of tli3 Dunedin works in 1893. 'J he deceased was a Freemason, a fine cyclist (president of the Otago Cycling ( : lub), and a viec-pienidenl of the .Dunedin Cricket '.'iub for mar-y years. Mr and Mrs W. Wilson, of Roslyn, arrived homo yesterday from their trip to the Old Country. Mr F. J. Sullivan, who died yesterday at the comparatively early ape of 55, was a well-known figure in Dunedin, he having been connected with the fishing industry for a number of years. Mr Sullivan had been ailing for some- months, but would not consent to lay up unless compelled, a? ho was for short periods. The actual causo of his illness appears to have puzzled the doctors, and it had been arranged thaUan operation should be performed on Monday last. This, however, was postponed, and Mr Sullivan took a bad turn while attending the Police Court in connection with a case in vdiich he was interested on that day. From this attack ho nover rallied. The deceased was a keen business man, but there aro many who speak feelingly of kindly actions unobtrusively performed by him. He leaves a widow, a daughter who is married to Mr Blowers, of the Taiori, and an adopted son.

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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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PERSONAL Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914