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Sir Henry Miller, of Oamam, who is in his 85th year, celebrated his golden wedding yesterday. Ho and ivady Miller received "many congratulatory messages from all parts of the Dominion. Dr Todd, of Invercargill, has been r.ppointed (sa-vs the 'Southland Ncw3') to tho United" Friendly .Societies' medic.i 1 staff, Auckland, and will take- up his duties on December 21. At a meeting of the Kaik >rai School Committee last night Miss Ralst •'■;, of the Foxhury School, was recommenced to tho Kcracation Board for tho vaca'it position of mistress of tho school. ( aptain J. (.1. T. Harper a<:s been nppuirted to command H.M.S. dreadnought. Captain Harper is a Now Zealandcr, hav-i-g been born in Christchurch and educated at Christ's College. Ho was for tfneo veavs navigating commander of the Royal'y acnt > an d master of the fleets in the great review of July. Twelve months ago he received his promotion to captain, and has since been assistant commauJor of tne Portsmouth dockyards, and so was largcJy responsible in tho mobu'saUon of the tlii'-ts at the beginning of the war. A Wellington telegram published on Mondav slated that Lord Liverpool's medal for the highest, marks for the A.T.C.L. degree had been awarded to Mr Frank Bernett. of Dunedin. Tliis should have been the L.T.C.L., which ia a higher examination than that for the A.T.C.L. At a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Otago Harbor lk>ard it was resolved to place on record tho board's appreciation of tho return of .Mr J. M. Dickson, deputy-chairman, a.s the. parliamentary representative for the Chalmers district. Mr H. Fay, vice-consul for Norway at -Melbourne, returned last night from his southern trip, which included Lake Wskatipu. He will epend tho Christmas holidays at Mount Cook, and afterwards visit the North Island before returning home. There were many matters upon which jiJr Fay might have given valuable ini'ormatior., but in the present situation ho was discreetly impervious to questions. The Rev. J". L. Mortimer, the new vicar of St. Peter's, Caversbam, will be inducted to-morrow morning.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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