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PERSONAL

Mr R. Fletcher, M.P., member for Wellington Central, will riot Ptand for reelection as chairman of the Wellington Harbor Board, but will be n Candida to for the mayoralty of the city. Last evening the employees .of the 'Evening Star' jobbing department mad© a presentation of a travelling rug to Mr D. W. Trainor on the eve of his marriage. The manager (Mr F. E. Clapperton) made the presentation, wishing the recipient success and happiness. Mr Trainer returned thanks in a few appreciative words. The contest for the .general secretaryship of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants has resulted in tho re-elec-tion of Mr M. J. Mack, tho present general secretary, by a majority of 3,228 votes. The polling, which took place at 47 branches throughout New, Zealand, was as follows :—tM. J. Mack, 4,876; M. Lee, 1,648. P.A. wire. Corporal Glen Rawlinß, whose death has been reported by cable, was not u New Zealander, but an Australian. He was a son of Mr Charles Champion Rawlins, well known in Dunedin as a, mining engineer, for many years at the Wand Block* near Lawrence. Dr Robert Fulton supplies us with these additional particulars. Glen Rawlins was named after Glenrowan Station, whero the Kelly Gang were finally exterminated, his father having taken a prominent part in the affair as a special constable. "To volunteer to go under a hail of firo to cut wire entanglements implies heroism and patriotism of a high order, and I am sure his comrades and friends will raise a permanent memorial to this bravo young Englishman." There is keen competition for the position on the Arbitration Court rendered vacant by tho resignation of Mr Wm. (Scott. I'here arc no less than five candidates—Messrs Joseph Meller and F. I. Clark (president of the local Builders' Association), put forward by the Auckland employers: Messrs J. M. Johnson and F. Pirani, of Palmerston North and Feildin,!? respectively; Mr F. Hobbs, of Christohurch, and Mir E. F. Dufchie, Dunedin. The election takes place next month by the employers' associations of the Dominion.

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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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PERSONAL Evening Star, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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