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OBITUARY.

HON. J. W. SAT Ell. [ PRESS ASSOCIATION- — cOPYKKJIT j (Received 25. 9 a.m.) Capetown. July 24. The death has oceurretl. at his resielence. Kenilworth. Cr.pe Colony, of the Hon. J. W. Saucr. M.L.D., Minister of Railways and Harbour. Uniteel South Africa, since 1910. [Mr. Sauer was a son of a Landdrost (magistrate) of the Orange Free State. He was educated at tile South African College and practised for many years in the Aliwel North el (strict of Cape Colony. He entered Parliament anel was a follower of Sir Gordon Sprigg until 1576. He wa3 Secretary for Native Affairs 18S1-S4 and Colonial Secretary under Mr. Rhodes 1593; and then leader of the Opposition until lS9ti. He was a " philanthropical Radical"' and refused a knighthood.]

MR. GEORGE HENRY SWAN

The death is reported at Wanganui of Mr. G. H. Swan, aged SO years. He was Mayor of Xapier for seventeen years anil represented that town in Parliament for many years. He was a resident of Wanganui for the last nine years. —Press Association. DEEP REGRET IN XAPIER. Genuine regret was expressed in Xapier this iu<>rniiig when news came to hand i.t the death or Mr. George Henry .Swan. Mr. iSwar was intimately acquainted with the Xapier people. He was a member of the Borough Council imm ls t o to .and was Mayor trout ti. 1001. Probably few men ha\e been more popular with the Napier pabhe than the late Mr. Swan. H>- was a genia'. kind-hearted. brcadminded man who did his wry be-t to advanee tlie interests «.f Napier. Much progressive \v.;vk was undertaken dining his term of otfiee. including the construericii of the line Marine Parade, and it is spoken oj -is an "open secret" that Mr. Swan spent lnrgely from his plicate income upr.;i the ii.wn. Pleasing evidence of the feeling Napier people had towards him was displayed when he received a presentation of a purs," of £SOO upon leaving Napier in 1902. and carried with him tu his i:e\\ home the kindest wishes of his Hawke's Bay fiicnds. Mag- are lie ing Mown at half-mast from many places in town to-day. and the com inanity feels that it ha- lost an nld and alur-d friend.

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OBITUARY., Hastings Standard, Volume III, Issue 188, 25 July 1913

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OBITUARY. Hastings Standard, Volume III, Issue 188, 25 July 1913

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