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The Right Hon. Andrew Fisher, Prime Minister ot the Commonwealth, is to bo accorded a civic reception m the Town Hall at middav on Tuesday. The Hon. D. R. Hall, Attorney-General of New South Wales, arrived in Dunedin from Christchureh by the first express yesterday.

Mr Edmund Clark, of the Children's Special Service Mission, London, was expected to arrive in Dunedin this afternoon. Although on a holiday trip in search of health, Mr Clark will hold a few meeting-, for young people. At the Commercial Travellers' Clnb in Doxvling street last evening the employees of 'Messrs Bins;, Harris, and Co. assembled to tender farewell to .Mr F. Cmgg, the head of the dress department, who, after about 25 years' service, is leaving on transfer to assume a more responsible position with, the iirm in the, North Island. Mr .7. Todd, one of the oldest employees, presided, and in presenting the gupst with a gold albert- referred to the recipient's many good qualities, and the esteem in which he was hold by his associates. Other speakers who endorsed the expressions and joined in the good wishes for the prosperity of Mr GrGg wera Messrs Lanham, Jacobs, T'alck, and Brown. Sir John Eldon Ranks succeeds the late Sir William .It. Kennedy as l;ord Justice of the Court of Appeal. Mr F. F. Miles, a New Zealand Rhodes scholar, v.dio began his career at the Southland Boys' High School, was anions the Oxford students who went on active service at the outbreak of war. Mr Miles is now a second lieutenant in file 19th Gloucestershire Regiment. Mr Fred Roberts, the well-known "All Black "' footballer, who is about to be married. \vn- entertained bv swimming enthusiasts at. the Thorndnn Baths. Wellington, on Wednesday- evening. Mr T. I'onayne. 1.5.t).. ex-General Manager of Railways, and president of the Thonidou Swimming Club, in making a presentation to Mr Roberts, referred to the excellence of his swimming record. lie. won the 100 Yards Championship of New Zealand, and had been a consistent representative of the club in the contests for the Walker and Hall cups, and was the. only member of the club who bad twice won the Hall cup, awarded for the highest number of points in ii- season's club races. Sub-inspector Fouhy left. Dunedin to-day to take charge, of the New Plymouth district. A Sydney message states that >*c T. A. C'oghlan has been reappointed AgentGeneral for New South Wales, the period of extension of ofliee not having*"yef been derided on. A Wellington telegram states that Mr Paul Ycrsehafl'clt has been appointed secretary to the Public Service, Commissioners, vice Mr A. J. If. Bcnge. who has been transferred to the posit ion of Chief Clerk of the inspection branch of the Education Department.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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PERSONAL Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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