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PERSONAL.

A cablegram from Ixmdon to day report Iho death of C. Blythe, the English cncli eter, killed m action.

His Honor Mr Justice Chapman, who completed the local Supreme Court sitlmgs lasyt ovrning, rct-uriuhl U> Wolliiifjioii 10-ujin. Captain W. J. Hanlham, V.C.. who was wounded on Gallipoli, has reported for duty at Trent ham

At the meeting of the W anganui Education Board on Wednesday, Miss Minogue was appointed Bth assistant at Terrace End school.

Lieut. C, W. Naylor, son of Mr T. W , Naylor, formerly of Palmerston, was admit ted to the Wallon-on-Thames Hospital on October 17th. His name upepars in the list of severe cases.

Mr F. Aisher, of- G-ro\- street, lias received advice that Sergt. 0. Randall, of Palmerston, wiio went to the front with the Twenty-fifth Reinforcements, and was wounded on October 3. is iimlciiiir £Oou progress, and lias been removed from hospital to a convalescent depot. A quiet and pretty wedding was solemnised this morning at All Saints’ Church by the Rev. 11. 0. Blackburuc, between Dorothy Francis, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. J. Bagnall. and Percy William, son of Mr and Mrs W. Barnard, both of Palmerston North.

Amongst the recent winners of the Mill tnry Medal is Lance-Corporal J. A. Milson, son of Mr and Mrs Hobt. Wilson, High street, Dannevirkc. 110 volunteered to lit 1 a shortage in the 7th Reinforcements, left Now Zealand after a few weeks in camp at the age of 19, and has been two years in the firing line. His brother, Sergt. 11. G. Wilson, won a Military Medal after the operations at tiro Somme. The late Mr C B. King, who died at Auckland on Saturday last as the result of a fall from n tramcar, served a.s a volunteer in the Canadian forces during the North-West, rebellion in 1866. Ho was the holder of (lie medal issued by the British Government to those who took part in this campaign. By an Act passed by the Canadian Parliament two or three years ago a grant of £2O was made to each of the holders of this medal, in recognition of their services.

Mr Bagnall. M.L.A., secretary of Iho New South Wales State National Pailiamentury Party, who was operated on for appendicitis five weeks ago, is still m a. private hospital at Carlton. He is progressing slowly (says the Sydney Sun), and it is not expected ho will bo able to resume his public duties much before the end of the year. Mr Bagnall is a son of a member of the well known Aut.viand timber firm, and a nephew of air 'bn, Carpenter, of Foilding. A proud record in this war is held by the Murphy family, of Meremcre. According to a correspondent of the Taranaki Herald, four sons have gone to the war, two made the supreme sacrifice at Gallipoli, while another has jus) died of wounds. The other son. John, is studying for a commission at Oxford after three years’ service with the army. ( No family has a better record in New-Zealand, for out of live brothers of military age, four have gone to the front, and the fifth, alter repeated attempts, including a surgical , operation, has been finally turned down. There passed a'vav at his residence, Havelock North, on Tuesday, a very; old Hawke » Bay settler. Mr Cecil Augustus luUroy. i he lute Mr Fitzroy was born in England, in 1844, and was educated at Ktou and Cambridge. lie came to New Zealand in 1867, and resided in Canterbury at Heslerton for about twelve years. He represented belwyii in the House of Representatives from 1876 to 1881, but resigned owing to removal to Hawke’s Ray, where he once endeavoured (without success) to re-enter Parliament. On arrival in the province, the late Mr I' it/.roy took up fanning pursuits, and also interested himself in acclimatisation, being secretary of the Hawke’s Ray Acclimatisation Society for many years, and was also secretary to the Hawke’s Bay Club for a number of years. He resided at Hastings for a. considerable period, being Mayor of that town from 1894 to 1899. but eventually moved to Havelock North some years ago. Ho was married in 1878 to Miss Susannah Beet ham, daughter of Mr M . Beetliam, of Taita. who survives him. The late Mr ,T. R. Triggs, Conciliation Commissioner for Canterbury and Otago, whose death was reported yesterday, was about 60 years of age. He was a Ixmdoner by birth, and before coming to New Zealand as a young man followed clerical occupations iii the wholesale grocery _ business of the Metropolis. Shortly after his arrival in New Zealand Mr Triggs entered the employ of Messrs ,T. Ballantyno and Co., of Christchurch. His ability was soon recognised. and he was one of the men selected to become members of the firm. As a, member of the firm and a departmental 1 manager, he was appreciated as a man of marked business capacity, and one who took a kindly interest in the assistants under his control. He took part, also, in public affairs, and was a prominent member of the' Canterbury Chamber of Commerce and other industrial organisations. On Ids retirement from business life he became chairman of one of the old Conciliation Boards, and when Conciliation Commissioners were appointed in _ 1909. ho was one of llie men selected to bring into operation the new industrial peace law. Pvt. M. Hansen, of Newbury, was entertained bv a largo company and. made the subject of a presentation last evening, prior to Ids going on active service. Mr P. A. Mcllardy was chairman, and every part of the district, was represented. A concert programme occupied the earlier portion of the evening, those contributing being Mesdames Nash and Simpson, Misses Simpson, Lovelock, Lane, and Dickell. and Messrs MeLauohlan, Bowater, and Colo. Mr McHurdy made the presentation, and in doing so complimented Private Hansen, and remarked on the good war record of the Newbury district. lie conveyed to the departing soldier the very beO wishes of the residents, and expressed the hope that he would have a safe return. The presentation of a wristlet watch was buckled on the soldier's wrist by Mrs K. Collins. Private 11 siisen .also received a gift of a parcel from the school children, the soldier being an ex-pupil, of the school. The gafts were acknowledged in a neat speech. After supper hall was cleared, and an enjoyable dance followed, which completed the success of die gathering. General isir Edmund Allenby, who has done so well in the Palestine drive lately, is one of the numerous cavalry leaders who have distinguished themselves in the war. He led the cavalry division in France in iho critical weeks of 1914, and fought a most gallant rearguard action from Mons. On one occasion, before the British Expeditionary Force had been in France a month, ho was nearly captured with the greater part of his division. The retreat from Mons was still in progress, writes a friend of the General’s, when the outposts came in to General Allonhy’s stall with (“lie news that an encircling movement was being attempted by German cavalry. At once the possibilities were seen by Sir Edmund, and he himself led the gallop to escape this threat, riding by the side of a French guide' who sought safetv for his Allies. Throughout one novel-to lie-forgotten night the gallant men of the Cavalry Division urged on their tired horses. At one time there seemed every prospect that the force would be surrounded, for the enemy were hard on their heels. The Uhlans were, however, exhausted after their chase, and they halted just when a final spurt “might have given them the great prize for which they were striving—the flower of the British Army.” No. 8 window of Colliimon and Cunning-

).amo’s at present- is given over to now millinery in becoming shapes and tones. The linn have put a large price ticket inscribed “Your choice- for 22s 6d.’’ 'I he ticket, i- needed because most people think I lie. price ought to bo in the region of 30s, Have you seen the selection ?—Advt..

Sec Watson Bros.’ new display of dinner ware direct from the world’s loading makers; tho latest and most artistic designs at low prices. \Vt-'ui Bros., P.N. Advt.

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PERSONAL., Manawatu Standard, Volume XLII, Issue 1014, 16 November 1917

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