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Mr Gerald Beatfle, B.Sc., of Gore, has been appointed (says the Maiaura 'Ensign") second assistant master at the Ashburton High School, to till the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr F. F. Adamson* M.A. /There were; five, applications for the position. It is now stated that Captain J. A. Algie, postmaster at Taihapo (and who formerly occupied a similar position at Queenstown), has been appointed to command the mounted rifles squadron of tho force being organised to relieve the garrison, at Samoa. Dnrincr the. holiday leave of Mr E. Bobbie the duties of railway station master at Punedin are. being performed by. Mr R. J'. M'Crncken. The death is announced of Mr Rolxu-t French, who was well-known in Auckland political and temperance circles. He was chairman of the Auckland Prohibition Lee.fuo for several ve.a-rs, and a-ko vicepresident of the, New Zealand Alliance. He. was a candidate for Parliament on three occa:-ions. He leaves a widow and seven children, the eldest- son being Mr W. J. 'French, of San Francisco, one of the three Industrial Accident _ Commie-sion-ers for the State of California. Mr John Ringland, who had. been for 16 vears with Msesrs Briscoe and Co.. Ltd , 'severed bis connection, with that firm at the end of tho year to take up tho management, of the' 'sXiwly-tormed Iron and Steel Company of iS'ew Zealand, Ltd. Prior to leavrW' Mr Ringland was entertained bv the members of the staff and presented with a travelling cose and a fountain pen.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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PERSONAL Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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