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Tho Lev. TL J. Porter, owing to illhealth, has resigned his position as minister of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Oamaru. It is over 16 years since Mr Porter accepted the call to Oamaru. His charge previous to that war. at Mornington, where ho worked for 12 years. Miss G. H. Smith has been appointed iv,Mro=,s of the Clyde School, Miss C. M. Sinclair mistress at Kurow. Mr ft. D. S. Hamilton solo teacher at Cambrian, and Mr W. G. Sparks sole teacher at Kokoamo.

On Wednesday evening the employees of ir.ilJr'netrin's a-seinbled to hid farewell to Mi-s Wallace, who was leaving to bo married. Mr Dp I'.rr-r presented Miss Wallace with a dinner '-ft and a flower bowl. expressing the pood wishes that accompanied it and the hi?h esteem in which she had always Keen held. Mr M'lndoo suitably responded on behalf of the recipient. Cr Kinney has been elected chairman of the Maniototo County Council. Mr G. L. Tacon, recently appointed Commissioner on behalf of the New Zealand Government to South America in connection with the fruit industry, left Wellington yesterday for Montevideo.

The current number of the ' Railway Officers' Advocate' mention/; tho following transfers:—W. G. Gunn, cadet, Outram, to Invercargill; W. E. Richdale, clerk, Dunedin passenger to Burkes; J. Barton, clerk, Oamaru to Dunedin passenger; M. M'Kono, clerk, Burkes to Oamaru. At the monthly meeting of tho Ashburton High Schoof Board of Governors on Tuesday (says the 'Guardian') Miss Robina Rosevear, of Dunedin, was appointed teacher in home science. Miss Rosevear holds a diploma of Otago University in the srnbjcct. and is at jpresent on the staff of Girton College. Miss Rosevear took a prominent part in the work of the University while she was a student, and was a member of the executive of the Christian Students' Union.

A Svdnev cable 6tates that Commissioner Hoddcr, who has been appointed to control the Salvation Army in New Zealand, is a passenger by the Manuka.

I A mail van on the express train from Perth, Scotland, to the North caught fire, and had to be shunted at Pitlochry, the postal officials having been for some time .in jeopardy. A portion of the mail was idestzojed*

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PERSONAL, Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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