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Mr .lustice. Chapman was among the passengers who arrived at Melbourne by the Modi tan. Mr G. Godhy, who has been employed on the party of Mr W. T. Neill, district siirvevor, lor some years, and who is leaving with the reinforcements, was prescind by tho members of tho Lands and Survcv Department- with a wrist watch to mark their appreciation of tho step ho has taken. The" presentation was made hv ?dr I'). M. Colder, chief draughtsman. Mr wodhy suitably acknowledged the gift-. At Wellington on Friday night a iarewell supper was tendered by tho officers of the F-rhicatkn Department to Mr E. Hogben. CM.O.. who is retiring from tho position of Inspector-General of Schools. Sir K. OsV/rne-GibVies. (Secretary of the Department') presided, and there were present abo the Minister of Education (Hon. Jamc- Allen) and Dr W. J. Anderson, who eucc-c-ls Mr Hogben. The chairman, on boluib' of the officers, presented Mr Hogben with a roller-top desk, and Mrs Hogben with a- silver tea and cotfee servico. In making the presentation tho chairman referred to tho long and arduous work performed bv the retiring Inspoctor-General. Tho toast of Mr and Mrs ll€«bun's health was rdso spoken to bv Mr F. K. ))e Castro (chief clerk), Mr W. Bird (Native Schools). Mr M. 11. Brown (Technical Schools), and Mr 11. H. Topa Uiidtu-tri.i! In proposing tho toast of the Education Department, tho Hon. James Allen also paid a. v/aim tribute to Mr Hogben for hi* able work for education. Superintendent O'Donovan anci feubius'irector Broberg will arrive about tha end of the week to take up their new duties, while Sub-inspector Fouhy will leave for New Plymouth next. week. The departments formerly administered bv Mr Fisher have been allocated as follow : Electoral, Hon. Mr Massev; Customs and Marine, Hon. \ * U Herdman; Insurance, Hon. Mr Bell: Printing Ofliec. and legislative, Hon. W. Fraser"; Pensions, Hon. Mr Rhodes. . Amongst those who wero ordained to the dioeonate bv the Archbishop of Sydney hist month was. Mr Donald Haul tain, of' T-irndalo (sa-vs tho Hawke's Bay ' Herald'j. Mr "Haultain is tho third ex-member of Messrs Murray. Roberts, and Co.'a staff to tako holy orders in the Anglican Church, the other two being tho''.Hoy. .1. D. Russell, of Oamani, and tho Rev. C. Saunders, of Nelson. Tile ' Farmers' Union Advocate,' in referring to the knighthood conferred upon Mr J. G. Wilson, president of tho union, observes that " the honor which has fallen upon Mr Wilson, although a personal title, is an honor done to the farming community and to the organisation of which ho is tho honored president. As the official mouthpiece of the union, we feel that the union Bharcs the honor which fits Majesty has been pleased to confer upon our president, and wo compliment the I'riine _ Minister, through, whom the recommendation would go, on tho recognition of the splendid services rendered to agriculture, the backbone of the Dominion, by Mr Wilson."

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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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PERSONAL Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915