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Mr Walter Given, M.A., A.0.5.M., has been appointed Director of the ICavattgahake School of Mines, in place of Mr W. Gibson, 8.E., A.0.5.M., who has received the annointment of field to the geological branch of the New Zealand Mines Department. Mr P. L. Clark will be a candidate for the vacancy in South Ward of the Maori Hill Council. A ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ cable message states that Zoe Korner ,of Christchurch, has been awarded the Sainton Dolbly singing prize of the Royal Academy. Dr Morris, who has acted as surgeon to tiro Cromwell Hospital for the past 24 yetrs, will retire at'th6 end of the mouth, lie intends to follow pastoral pursuits in the Upper Clutha district. On the Dunedin Green on Saturday play ceased for 10 minutes ae a mark of respect to tho memory of a brother bowler, .Mr James F. Farra, who died during the week. The president of the club (Mr W. Emery) said he could see that all felt the shadow Iviug over tho club. Mr F ana was of a kind, .gentle, and sunny disposition, quiet and unassuming, and in truth one of Nature’s gentlemen. The vicepresident, with Mr D. Robertson, had already expressed the feelings of the club by calling upon the family, and four of tho members had attended the funeral that morning. He asked them to cease play and pass, standing and in silence, a vote of condolence and deepest sympathy with the widow and family in their hour of trial and bereavement.

Cable advice has been received in Oamaru (the North Otago ‘Times’ slates) of the death, in London, on Wednesday, of Mr Alexander A. M’Master, of Tokarahi. Mr M'Master left on a trip to England in July for medical treatment, but it was understood that ho was progressing favorably. Mr M “Master was 51 years of age. The high-class merino stud at Tokarahi, established by his father, was kept up by the late Air M’Master, who also wont in largely for pure-bred Alderney, Jersey, and Guernsey cattle, raised from imported stock. Mr "AI 'Master was a keen racing enthusiast, and at one time kept a small stable of thoroughbreds, which included some very fair performers. He was the first president of the North Otago Jockey Club, and for many years was an active member of its committee. In field sports, too, especially cricket, the late Mr M'Master was a keen enthusiast. He married, in 1889, a daughter of the late Mr John Reid, of Elderslie, and his widow, two eons, and one daughter survive him.

Air E. Brodie Alack, black-and-white, artist of the Wellington ‘Free Lance,’ is on a visit to Otago.

At Messrs H. ATCutcheon’s mantlo factory on Saturday Miss R. Roberts was presented with a "salad bowl as a marriage gift. Air Al’Cutchoon, in handing over tho presentation on behalf of the staff, referred to the recipient's long service with the firm and her many good qualities, and wished her health, happiness, and prosperity. Miss Roberts feelingly responded," the showering of confetti and cheers for the bride-elect concluding tho ceremony. Among those who have offered for active service in Samoa was a well-known professor in tho Otago University, who has taken an active part in the recruiting movement. We understand that_ he was not able to meet the medical requirements. The meeting of the Opposition party in Parliament, which takes place to-morrow morning in Wellington, is likely to bo attended bv all the Liberal members, but there will be some absentees from the Labor section. Alessrs A. Walker and G. W Munro, M.P.s for Dunedin North and Dunedin Central respectively, did not respond to tho summons. Messrs T. K. Ridey and J. T. Thomson, M.P.s, went through by the second express to-day, and it is understood that Mr J. A. Honan M.P., who came up from Invercargill on Saturday evening, left by the first express to-dayl At a meeting of the Concord School Committee on Friday evening it was resolved to recommend Air W. J. Strong (now at Outram) for the position of head master, and Miss M. Ford for the position of mistress.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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