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PERSONAL ITEMS.

Mr. James Mills, managing director of the Union Steamship Company, accompanied by Mrs. Mills, arrived from'the South yesterday by the Mapourika.

Mr. R. Angus, of T. Cook and Sons, will leave Wellington to take up his new position in Auckland at the close of this month or the first week in March.

Mr. B. Bailey, headmaster of Ponsonby school, has resigned after a quarter of a century's service, and the Board of Education in receiving his resignation, passed a resolution acknowledging the value of his services.

Mr. McPhail, second engineer of the Hauroto, has resigned from the Onion Company's service, to take charge of one of the Otago gold dredger's machinery, and Mr. W. MeIntyre, of the Upolu, has been appointed to the vacancy on the Hauroto.

Mr. R. H. McCallum, the well-known contractor, left Auckland this week on a pleasure tour, embracing Palestine, Paris, the Mother Country, and United States. Mr. McCallum intends making a special study of ancient and modern architecture.

The old members and friends of the Congregational Churches in Auckland will be pleased to learn that the Rev. Warlow Davies, M.A., of Sydney, will preach next Sunday morning in the Beresford-street Congregational Church. The Rev. Warlow Davies it at present staving with his father-in-law, Captain Daldy, at Howick, spending a well-earned holiday.

Our Coromandel correspondent writes -.— Mr. R. E. Jamieson, master of the Cabbage Bay school, has been transferred to Htinua, and left for Auckland yesterday morning. Mr. Jamieson is a Coromandel boy (an expupil of the Coromandel district school), and his departure is viewed with regret by many of his old friends, who, however, will be pleated to know that his new appointment means promotion.

Mr. H. Lamb, of the Paerna post and telegraph office, has been transferred to Wanganui, and his departure, which takes place on Saturday next, is deeply regretted. He was bandmaster of the Paeroa Brass Band, who will find it very hard to replace him.

Messrs. E. Reynolds, W. Tiernev. and W. Reynolds, champion cyclists of the colony, returned yesterday from the League of NewZealand Wheelmen's Championship meeting, at Wellington, where, between them, they won nine out of 10 'cycle championships, ail of which goes to the credit of the Auckland Cycling Club, of which they are members. They intend competing at the patriotic sports next Saturday.

A wedding, which created a good deal of interest, was celebrated at the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday (writes our Hamilton correspondent) by the Rev. J. M. Mitchell. The contracting parties were Mr. Walter Barnett. of Waotu, and Miss Isabella Mi ore. daughter of the late Mr. J. Moore, if Paeroa, who, for the last two years, has been a nurse at tho Waikato Hospital. The church was well filled. The bride v. as given away by Mr. Thomas Slade, and was becomingly attired in a stylish gre?n coat and skirt."with tucked white satin ve<t, and wore a pretty Trelawney white chip hat, trimmed with white silk and pink roses, and carried a charming bouquet of white sweet pea and maidenhair fern. Miss Daphne Slade officiated as bridesmaid, and wore a dainty cream silk frock, largo white Leghorn hat. with ostrich plumes. She also wore a handsome gold bracelet, the gift, of the bridegroom. The brother of the bridegroom acted as best man. After breakfast at Mrs. Slade's residence, the happy couple left for Te Aroha, en route for Auckland, via the Thames.

Our Maungaturoto correspondent writes —On Jan. 23 a quiet little wedding was solemnised in the Congregational Church, Maungaturoto, by the Rev. ('. E. Davidson. The contracting parties were Miss Bessie Ford, youngest daughter of Mr. E. Ford, of Ilrynderwyn, and Mr. Charles Underwood, third son of Mr. William Underwood, of Huarau. The bride was nicely attired in nav- blue cashmere, with white plush trimmings, and wore a pretty white gem hat, trimmed with white riuoon and ostrich plumes. The bridesmaids, Misses A. and E. Underwood, sisters of the bridegroom, wore dove-coloured dresses, with pink ribbons and white hats, and Miss Florrie Jeffs and Miss Annie Ford, nieces of the bride, were in pretty pale blue dresses, with large" picture hats and bouquets to match. The church was tastefully decorated with ferns and white flowers by some, of the bride's lady friends. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the Public Hall, where the breakfast was laid for 50 guests! and after the good things had been partaken of, complimentary speeches were given by the Revs. C. E. Davidson, J. J. Pendray, and others. During the evening a large gathering of young people assembled at' the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Ford, when dancing, etc., were indulged in.

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PERSONAL ITEMS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 11291, 8 February 1900

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PERSONAL ITEMS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 11291, 8 February 1900

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