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A DESERVED TRIBUTE. There aro few men in Dunedin who Itavo dono as much hard work in tho interests of the city over a long course of years as has Mr M. Cohen, and it was unquestionably fitting that lie should receive some recognition of his publicspirited services at an appropriate time. Tho appropriate time is the present, for Mr Cohen, after a residence of nigh half a century in this community, like many more of his fellow citizens who wero present at the Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon, begins to feel that a long and active life without a holiday break of fairly long duration is apt to cause a feeling of weariness, if it does not actually result in a serious breakdown in health. He has, therefore, wisely recognised that the time has come when ho ought to temporarily got somo respite from tho taxing duties that fall to tho lot of a newspaper editor and from the self-imposed work involved in serving his fellow citizens in tho. endless variety of projects with which his name, has been associated for quarter of a century or more. The speakers at tho gathering hold in Mr Cohen's honour did not attempt to cnumcrato the various public matters to which ho has devoted his time, nor is it necessary that wo should do so. They comprise practically every public movement of importance that has affected the well-being of the city. Specially,. lioworer., has Mr

Cohen figured in affairs concerning primary education in Otago, in which. his activity has been incessant and valuable, from tho kindergarten onwards. So also in municipal affairs: his work has been intelligent, well-directed, ami beneficial to the citizens. In philanthropic and patriotic movements he has borne liis share of tho work in the carrying out of which Dunedin has had a foremost position in the cities of the colony. Mr Cohen lias, in short, never spared himself in any movement in which his aid has been enlisted. His belated holiday is, therefore, exactly what his woll-wishors recognise he should have, and ho leaves the city to-day with the best wishes of those whom as a public man lie has well served and with their hopo that he will return at the end of his furlough in greatly improved health and prepared to resume his activities in the public interest.

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Otago Daily Times, Otago Daily Times, Issue 13821, 7 February 1907

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Otago Daily Times Otago Daily Times, Issue 13821, 7 February 1907

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