At Fi-iday's meeting; of the TuaTX-fca County Council .Mr G-.~H. Stewart, (mem-b-.-r fur Orookston Riding) wrote intimating thai, he had goiic into camp at Treninam. a-nd would possibly lw leaving with tin* reinforcements. He asked for leave of absence for two meetings, and 6tated that when it was certain, that 1m waa iwivini.' no would forward his resignation. On till- motion of t'r MaeDonahl" (chairman), c.eeonded by C.r Bennetts, the request was granted," arid the. following telegram was ordered to be forwarded to Cr Stewart at Trentham :—"This council and ratepayers wish you not to resign coimc.illorship, and they will take care of Crookstoc BidmK interests in your absence. Leave of absence is granted, you during tho war. We. nil appreciate your nobis and self-sacrificing action as a. soldier and as a man. Good luck and God-epoed.—■ Roderick MacDonakl, Tuapeka County Chrirmoru" The motion vrna spokftn to V all. vba coatKilllorc in very complimentary terms of th.« abilities of Major 1 Stewart. Dr Fit elicit, C.M.G.. is at prr-f-em, in Dtmediu. He k .•wojnpa.nifld by Mrs Fitehctt. 'lite, death is reported lrom Sydney of Mr Day, ex-In£pectoT-(k-.ne:ral °- evf <<>vAh Wales Polio*-. Mr ,T. W. H. Scotland, the N<-w Z*aland aviator, who rave an exhibition \r, Tlciifdin a few months ago, will leave \V«:.liiiist.on /shortly for Eujland to jotr the Anriy Flviucr Corps. Captain D. E. Cardale, formeily ol Napier, group commander of No. 5 Area, Weill"ncton. has been appointed in-tructoj of mounted rifles (both officers and man) at Trentham Camp, and will take up hW new duties forthwith. He will be succeeded as gronp commander by Ca-ptain .1. H. G rover,'at present stationed_ at Wftnganui, as area officer and actiniradjutant. 7th (Wellington West Coast) Regiment-. inspector O'Donovan. who will ?my< to-morrow to tf.ke. charge of the Dunedin police district, was presented -with an illuminated address from the citizens, of Napier, while Mrs O'Donovan was th* recipient of a purse of sovereigns from the citizens and a pearl and diamond pendant and chain from members of the llawks's Bay Police Force. _ The Napier correspondent; of the ' Dominion ' says that no more popular inspector than Mr O'Donovan has ever had charga of tho district, and d-aring eulogistic speeches nianv references wer-a made to his- unassuming manner, never-failing courtesy, and the quiet, yet exceedingly capablo manner in which" he had carried out his duties there. The reporters of the local newspapers also presented Inspector O'Donovan with a fountain pen as a token of their esteem.
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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915