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PERSONAL ITEMS.

Tho Tlo'n. F. Arkwright, M.L.C., of "O\orton,"' Feilding, accompanied by Mrs and Miss Arkwright, are to leave on a ti ip to England in January, sailing from Sidney by the R.M.S. Himalaya. Mr Richard Irving, jun.. of Clinton, lias purchased a large property at Vancouver and intends (the Mataura Ensign understands) proceeding thither shortly for the purpose of developing it. Mr Charles Pafctie, a former pupil of the Mariborough High School, and now a medical student at Edinburgh University, has succeeded in gaining a three years' scholarship, worth £100 per annum. Mr A. Grant, the well-known fancier, of Mosgi'cl. has boon appointed manager of the Government poultry farm at Moraahaka.. Mr MacPherson's victory fcr the Mount Ida seat was signalised by the successful oraididate being c-arriod shoulder high up the streets in Naseby, the brass band leading the procession. Captain Hume, late of the Bengal Lanosrs. who served in the Scuth African war, arrived at Wellington on Wednesday by the Icnic. It is understood that he intend.? engaging- in farming pursuits in New Zeals nd. Mr Alex. Macintosh, general manager of the Bank of New Zealand, has been reelected chairman of tho Associated Banks in New Zealand for tho ensuing year. A well-known figure m musical services in ihe ep.rly seventies of Melbourne, Francis Litoift", passed away at his residence in Morning* en on Tuesday night, sth For many years he held the position of conductor of the Philharmonic Society of that city, and also organist of the Bridge Road Church a<t Richmond. In busaress he was associated at the staort with tbe well-known musical firm of W. H. Glen and Co., wMch in those days went under the name of Libolff ana Glen. In Dunedin, where he came under engagement to the late Mr Charieg Bpgg, he took an -active part in the musical lire. He was also a. member of niany debating clubs, and lectured quite recently at the Dunedin ProgTes'sive Society. He took a great interest in chess, and was a member of the Otago Chess Club. Mt Ltto'.fT was a nephew of the late Henri Litolff, the ore-time famous pianist and composer, who a few years ago had a monument erected in memoiy of him in Paris. Quite a batch of transfers has just been appioved at railway headquarters. Mr W. Jones, stationrnaster at Tinwald, is to be clerk a: Mosgiel; Mr P. L. Brown, clerk at Mosgiel, transferred to a similar position at Dunedin passenger station ; Mr R. M. Griffiths, clerk l"!unedm ppssenger station, to Christchurch goods department ; Mr A. W. Kirlon, clerk at Christchnrch passenger station, to a similar position at Balclutha ; Mr L. W. Potter, clerk at Balclutha, transferred to Christchurch goads department ; Mr E. J. Comer, clerk at Lyttelton, to be clerk at Duuedin booking office; Mr N. M'Lecd, stationmaster at Waiareka Junction, lias been appointed clerk in Dunedin parcels office; and Mr W. Bowling, stationmaster at Pukeuri Junction, is to be transferred to a -■similar position at Waiaieka Junction. The Rev. C. Gordon-Biddle has been offered and accepted a call to* the parochial district oi Halswell, in the Christchurch diocese. During the month of Jpnuary he will assist at St. Michael's Church, Christchurch, and takes up his duties at Halswell at the beginning of February next. The many friends of Mrs Gordon-JBiddle will regret to hear that she has been confinpd to her bed through illness during the past week, but it is anticipated that a few weeks complete rest will restore her to good health. His Honor Mr Jurtice Williams on Friday admitted Lionel Eric Finch and George M'Donald as solicitors of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. The appointment has been gazetted of Mr William Butement, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., as public vaccinator under " The Public Health Act, 1900, ' for Dunedin district. The Rev. Canon .Mayne was a passenger ' for Napier by the Waikare for the ix>rth on Friday. The rev. .gentleman takes up his duties as preacher at the Napier Cathedral immediately on arrival. My A. Hnderson. who has been travelling representative for the D.I.C. m North ota^o and South Canterbury for the past 32 years, having severed his connection with the firm and purchased a property in New South Wales, was, in the D.I.C. warehouse, presented by the employees with a handsome travelling bag and rug as a mark oi appreciation and respect. Mr and Mrs Henderson and family leave Dunedin for Sydney by the s.s. Maheno on December 14. Mr A. C. Begg, accompanied by his wife and three- members of the family, returned to Dunedin on Saturday morning after an eightmonths' trip to the Old Country and the Cujitiaent. Mr Arthur Lilly, F.R.C.0., returned from England on Saturday, arriving by s.s. Moeraki. Mr G. A. Troup, Government railways architect, arrived in Dunedin by the Maheno on Monday, after having spent a five weeks" holiday n 'n Australia. Mr Troup will spend a day or two here before proceeding to Wellington. A Wanganui telegram states that the Wanganiii Education Board has appointed Mr George D. Braik, M.A., for 16 years inspector of schools in Southland, to the position of chief inspector, rendered vacant by the resignation of Mr William Gray. Mr Hy. Markwald, head of the firm of Hy. Markwald and Co., Calcutta aixl London, arrived at the Bluff an Monday per the Maheno. Mr Markwald is on a pleasure trip to New Zealand, and intends spending seme time in the hot lakes district. MJr J. R- Flower, who tua.s acted as accountant in the Bank of New Zealand at Naseby for a good few years, has been promoted to the position of manager of the branch at Opotiki, Hawke's Bay. Mr S. "Uren fiUs the vacancy at Naseby. Mr T. A. Fraser, inspector of stock for the Nelson, Marlborough, and Westland districts, is. in Dunedin for a few days. Mr Fraser is accompanied by Mrs Fraser. Mr E. C. Leary has gone to Invercargill to talie charge of the branch opened there lately by Messrs Barr, Leary, and Co., public accountants. At Wain's Hotel on Monday evening Mr P. S. Macaaay, president of the D.A.A.C, was the recipient of a handsome afternoon tea service. l)r Stanley Batcheloi-, in making tLe presentation, referred to- Dr Macassey's iong connection with the Dunedin Amateur Athletic Club, and to the warm interest taken for very many years by that gentleman in athletics. Dt Batchelor stated that it gave the committee and offico-bearers of the D.A.A.C great pleasure in marking the occasion of Jfr Macassey's marriage by asking him to accept a small memento as a token of the respect and esteem iv which he was held by members of the club. Mr S. Jacobs referred to the high qualities of Mr Macassey and to the many services rendered by him to athletics and the D.A.A.C. Several other gentlemen expressed jsJaaw^ at

being pieseut to do honour to the recipient. Mention was made that Mr Macassey had upheld the honoiK o! the club upon the tisck for niaiiy cea&ons. Mr Macassey, upon, using to respond, was greeted with long and continued applause. He expressed his thanks to the members of committee and officebearers of the D.A A.C.. It had always gnen him great plea=me to do all he could for the D.A.A.C. He mentioned that he first joined the ciub in 1802, and had watched its progress and advancement with keen interest. The D.A. A C. had always stood up for what was right, and the piepent high standing of the club was due to the high policy which had always chaiactensed the acts of the club. Three cheers weie given for Mr Macassey and his- bride-elect, and the gathering broke up. Several young ladies connected with one of the Rev. C. Gordon-Biddle's Bible C'assea waited upon that gentleman on Monday inornina fcr the purpose of presenting him with a handsome silver-mounted shaving mug and biush, suitably inscribed, as a token of esteem and appreciation. The recipient, who was completely taken by surprise, thanked the fair donors for their handsmup gift, which would serve to remind him of the many warm friends who had clustered around him dutmg his sojourn in St. Paul's diocese.

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PERSONAL ITEMS., Otago Witness, Issue 2700, 13 December 1905

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PERSONAL ITEMS. Otago Witness, Issue 2700, 13 December 1905

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