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It would seem that the Peace Con- ( erence is fast reaching a conclusion t •egarding tlie much debated question f )f the captured German colonics, and ■ .hat the viewpoint so strongly put by jhe representatives of the overseas Do- l. minions is likely to be adopted. Presi- < ilent Wilson's objection to the handing r aver of these colonies into British con- ( trol is to be met by giving America a sphere of influence —and profit —in an- ■ other part,of the globe. The suggestion is thrown out in to-day's cables that America will be asked to take control ' x of Turkey. The settlement of Turkey j is not the least of the difficult problems j to be solved by the Peace Conference. There are at least two courses open for ( its solution. The first, says a writer in the Asia Magazine, would not entail the actual disintegration, of the Ottoman Empire, though it" would carry with it the practical« termination oi. Turkish misrule. The whole of Turkey in Asia, together with the straits, could be placed under foreign control, the Ottoman flag and sovereignty being maintained as mere forms. Tiie various nationalities or areas would be given full measures of self-government under the influence and protection of the great Power ohosen as supervisor. The second, alternative would carry with it the disappearance of Turkey as a great Power. Though certain parts of Asiatic Turkey might remain Turkish, there would come into being a number of new states or autonomous regions all ■ entirely independent of Turkey and each probably under some form of direct or indirect foreign supervision. It would seem from tho suggestion advanced to-day that the first, scheme is likely to be adopted and that the United States will bo asked to 'itake up the wliite man's burden" in the Balkans. The proposal was mooted in a very remarkable article published in the latest issue of the Round Table, obviously written with exceptional authority and after discussion 'with Ajnerican thinkers. The London Observer states it puts forward a practical plan which Britain would support not only without grudging but with whole-hearted satisfaction, nor should there be any fundamental difficulty in obtaining the adhesion of Prance and Italy. The Round Table article is entitled "America's Place in World Government. 7 ' It urges the Republic to take up her share of a great and honorable burthen, to accept equal responsi- ] bility for the right management of the new world-order; and it proposes that the United States shall become the definite trustee of civilisation in the Middle East and shall as definitely undertake the leading part in the reconstruction of Russia. In view of European rivalries and complications it is considered that the United States would be tile best custodian of Constantinople, with resulting wide influence over the adjacent regions. The writer goes much further, ahd his reasoning is thorough.- The United Kingdom haß enough to manage. Apart from those former German possessions, which South Africa, Australia and New Zealand must retain for their peace and safety, the British Empire does not crave to add one inch to its territories. Between the Balkans and the Persian Gulf a wide region has been thrown open to new influences, and it must come under new protection and management. Why should not America, seated at Constantinople, take over the administrative direction of the whole of it or nearly the whole? says the Round Table. "Her very detachment renders her an ideal custodian of the Dardanelles. For exactly 7 similar reasons her task in preserving the autonomy of Armenia, Arabia, and Persia will be easier than if it were to rest in our hands. Her vast Jewish population preeminently fits her to protect Palestine. Her position bjtween India and Europe removes all out.' objections to the railway development which these region-, require. The task is one which she understands bdtter than ourselves, and her knowledge of irrigation is second only to our own. Above all, she has the capital for these works, whilst we, with less than half her population, will be hard put to it to find enough for the vast territories we already control. Nor can America plead that she'lacks knowledge. As a matter of fact Robert College and the American missions *in the Near East have given her a preponderant share, if not the monopoly, of public-spirited men with a first-hand iknowti&dge of these regions." . The writer goes, on to point, out .quite truly that if America undertook'this-task she could do more for the reconstruction of Russia,from the side of the \Black. Sea than she • could• hope -to do- from- the side of the-Pacific alone. If America shrknk from this unrivalled opportunity jshe would be in the situation at the Peace Congress of asserting, and rightly asserting, a widfe influence on world-arrange- | ments without undertaking responsibility | for maintaining them. ..'The'programme i of taking, over the direct role of reorganising Middle East offers her great business, wonderful position' splendid duty. | It would be a factor of almost incomi parahje possibility for the world's safety i and progress. It would make America a full partner in World Government. \ Nothing less can she aspire to be. The final peace treaty will become worth- ! less unless it is guaranteed. Without | America's guarantee no sanctions can be permanently effective. Yet how - could ! America guarantee.; the new system, of ; international co-operation and.' super- | vision •is - she had no due share in its ; practical working? As Mr Garvin points out in the Observer, the proposal coming from Britain, stands as an answer to' the occasional suggestion that the British are '• out • tol "grab all they can" and. exclude others. It is not true of territory. It is «ot_ true of trade. It is not even true of shipping. There is , not the \ smallest risk • that the vitality of the British merchant.marine will fail. Por many, natural/and' acquired reasons .it will again flourish and progress, no matter how much ; American building and running may increase. For some ..years there will, be work- for all. That the British are willing to give the Americans full Turkey, carrying with it full opportunity for development in Palestine and Mesopotamia; proves the unselfishness of our aims. It is a great | opportunity for President Wilson to grasp.

The annual cricket match, Pettie and Jo. v. Adair's was played on the Domain th'is afternoon in fine weather. It is estimated that the damage by .he fire at the Post and Telegraph De , partment store at Addingtou on Friday t night is £10,350. A bruit twenty-two / , thousand yards of cable w;is destroyed/' f This material was to have been used in ihe local underground telephone system. ■": • '•>tor«c.ub bowline; match between "••lio Gisborne aiid Kahutia Clubs was played on the .latter s green this afternoon, and there" was a good attendance of interested spectators. The Gisborne greens provided play for the R grndo •'!■"■■> of both clubs. A Wanganui paper ' stales that the heat of last week has affected pigs considerably. . A number aiv reported t> liavo died in the South Taranal.i d'•.««-l-riet. and in view of the scarcity n. porkers and Lhe big prices being "paid for (hem, the loss to the factories ami U) lhe owners is rather serious. In 'the Poverty Bay Rowing Club's races last night, W. Kennedy's crew defeated J. Rakish bv a length, and I-i. Stitchbmy. defeated E. Luttrell bv half a. length. In the second round L. OJNeill defeated C. Lloyd bv four feet. The races will b 0 continued" this afternoon. i According to information received * from Nelson, raspberries and hops are late this year, and the raspberry yield "^ will compare very unfavourably 'with that of last year. Although hops i..^ m bloom at this time last year, this vear they are not. fully grown. Ston. is reported to be very scarewhile, on the othef hand, .'tt.e appV -vchnrds. especially round'* 7 Upp-* • Mont-ore districts-; are flourishing, aiid -i yield is promised. - Sergt.-Major W. H. Judge of T» 7 tone, arrived., by the Arahura -'tv -■ morning to take up his ft*.pointmcnt'; « the local Defence Office. He is -.7 old veteran of the Matabe_eland .• • neditions, and also served with tlWellington Mounted Rifles inEcri. In the course of -a chat with a repoYi. this morning he said that Welling . had lately 016611 experfencsmg wint'- ■ weather, and so cold was it that t' ■< womenfolk were unable to* wear sumnv.apparel. The Mangapapa Town Board on Monday night next will consider a propo*-! to raise a loan of £10,000 for rondo bridges, electric lighting, . and sahitm v depot work m connectipn with the .!■■-'. trict. A Board meeting was held im committee yesterday and a scheme w«. formulated for various work? "of iniPO^ceto the district to. tho val. • °f £10000. If approved by tlie 80-- 1 at the meeting the matter' would-1) <•■,' ■ be placed before tho ratepayers. Oaring to the lato date fixed foril' v i Junior National Scholarship nnd^difciK. junior free place examinations (Pebrr- . ary 20th and 21st), a, difficulty arises •■• , £? m ° ™se& regarding free places in .'■ * . liigh School. In order to minimi - t the inconvenience that mav arise in t' * . case of these whose entrv at the Hi 'i I School is contingent on their gaining * tree, place as a result of passing t]..unior free place examination, the Boa- I . of Governors has decided 'that in sr •■■• m cases tho pupil may attend school up ' » the time of the announcement of t' * . free place examination results free r I ". charge. 3 x Napier people turned out in lar-r* B .numbers last evening tc» welcome Ca-'. V Zl * StoAey, V.C, who arrived frr.;i . the front via Sydney. He received - { great ovation coming along the Parar.-. t and the Territorials, Gfcdets, return 1 b fdiers and others lined the Parade - ll L n behind *«. car and escorted it ' i . the band rotunda. On alighting fr.v b. ™e *r ar J* e introduced to several • 7 a the local officers and was then tak< - j charge of by the returned soldiers, u •••<• t carried him shoulder high on to r- * f rotunda and then rounded it. amir 1 ' 7 clapping and cheer.., while the ba • I j plaved "Rule Britannia". and "He's "•*, b Jolly Good Fellow." . Mrs C. Hills, of Gisborne, lias'• - i ceiyed particulars of the death of }>-<.■ i son^ Rifleman C. P. R. Hills, ■ report 1 t m November. These 'atfe- contained «*i . a letter from Lieutenant; Soler *.*.•*-• , writes from Prance: "It becomes r-----a sad duty to send you a'few particu.??-. f ot your .son's death in action. He.w--. i a machine gunner in my platoon, a*; 1 s had been with us in several engac >- ,- ments. He was an expert with hie ei in " r of a quiet disposition, and very por •- f lar with his comrades. I was with e Jem when he was.killed by a machine x £? n 4 bui let» «n *ho edg 6 of the moat .. lound Le Quesnoy. Ho was bravely i. using his gun, cbvering a section of his e platoon which was scaling the ancieiit I. ramparts across the moat. We buried _ him \yith the padre present, in e cemetery of Le QuesnoyTaJong with d other heroes of his battefion. *! Z d sure thatjall: of.his old comrade wS 8 ?%F<*****s you,r soh, and we y are aU , with you in. your sorrow. f Trusting * e ing that your' SOn was greatly respectiin 'hm e% 80ldi *r 'md^ br^y t . A' native named Whaka Horamoana n £f .charged that, on DecembT^S ,- Te Arai, he dnd st^aT one tiki, vSuS & fi7'_^ f* enß*or.e pendaht Valued £1 ios one ch Qm valued £1 7s and**'hat e y wa« at W-pUw» for a couple *<£%££_ e on-December 26, and after he Wd ffone/ ,f she mi^ed a number of artictei! fvS! ■' a ?»?■&? n? Bee^ n * <l f +hem again m,.^ 6 last Saturday, when it was in the no4 t «««« o? a native named Matu T^i. 6 &Z? r srts rt. ,cI «* hadviiot beeh recovered e Accused lia.l ,>o authority to SI tho „ articlee.-.arwtable MaJoney, of/P_5J, .J „ tahi, saad he kne,w the aocu^d well /,,/ 0 theft of tblrv^!* 768'*^^ alleged • SmaLn «J ad «f» mentipnea in tho - I, Tl^T atl <:)n- Accusfed sigtoed; a written , stateWnt to the efl_gt th&S had £ T WellSVi 01' *%■**** sweetheart *V X\ ellington. He admitted' takuiff t-hf. -nna theft.-Acoused olected to be dealt - S 2" 1 ■ttm»anfr.r Jack Rakatiri Tlin fc ? hoZl^-^r** om . B!ruirv2W? Peai' fdr >»-l*nce on Feb-/ 1 ' J5" 1 V*^"*—^Pensea in connection xritb f j the charge amounted to £5 0s 6d. , , ... Writing to its New Zealand i_rl_,- •_ 3 well-knouMi Sheffield A. say s * "w« ,! are sorry to say that the -cutlerv trade' / ! will not be in a very favourable^ w/ x tion for the execution of orders for £ fc time to come. We are inform ed? by tht T Contracts Department that their w } jniremente for cutlery will be very Co-1 i furnel prisoner wm 'LclS 1 £ct e Denart"e^ fc-ablok»ife- . 5 tiact department is not in a cood no<.. / 5 he" W 6Ven the Wese^f^r^ J e M a" oa >*O»- Nicies in 1 doubt -.' th-?- 1' orders -' However, no j doubt the position will become _K.mev.hnt. 1S *n t a"y rate we shaI * a °o» be. / ' ?i?oL .?; tai, n , materials as to reqaiW J' We shall be. able to obtain w better quality of steel than we ha**e n!.nf e *i * ■ the Vt|iree years > and w« «- pect that very shortly supplies cf'stainess steel will; be more liberal,,and that •u. shall be-able to fill bur-orders for these goods. We, hope; the cost of workmanship will not increase anymore, out only last weck/Ave paid an advance cf about 10 per. cent, all round to the workmen on everything we manufacture, and we do not see any prospect oi being able to reduce the prices for ai -; long time to come." .' Attention is drawn to the clearine sales as advertised in this issue, of Mr J*-. M. Hutchinson's Opotiki stock. Intending purchasers shoidd note that Ihe sale starts on Monday next, 3rd prox.„ and continues the following day.

At the H.B. War Relief Association meeting Messrs. Sainsbury, Logan, and Williams advised that the late W. J. Mathewg had bequeathed the sum of £3000 to the Association.

A party of miners at Addison's, excavating a ditch to the depth of 40ft, came across a. petrified whale of tremendous dimensions (s^'s the Westport I Times).

Mr. Alfred L. Heale, son of Mrs. H. M. Strachan, of Poraite, and Miss Gladys Roulston, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and* Mrs. J. Roulston, of Napier, were the contracting parties in a pretty wedding celebrated at All Saints Church, Taradale, on Tuesday. Sir James Allen stated to a New Zealand Times reporter that the special scheme for demobilisation facilitating the embarkation of returned Boldiers would be put into operation on the ship Hororata, leaving England about February Ist. Helped by the glorious sunshine and gentle breezes of the past few weeks, the ripening wheat and crops in the Rangitikei and •■ Marton districts are quite a picture, and are the cause of much admiration from those who travel by the Main Trunk and New Plymouth express trains (says an exchange). Before Mr. J. S. Barton, S.M., in Court this morning, a statutory firstoffending inebriate, who pleaded not g-uilty to a charge of helpless drunkenmess at Tolaga Bay, was remanded to appeal* at Tolaga on Tuesday next. A similar offender was fined 18s, with 2s costs. Sitting in civil jurisdiction in. the Magistrate's Court this morning, Mr J. g. Barton, S.M., gave judgment for plaintiffs in the following undefended civil actions : Goodley and Co. (Mr. Willock^ v. D. Ngatai, claim £6 10s, costs £2 15s 6d ; Robt. M. Goodley (Mr. Willock) v. J. A. Carroll, £1, costs 15s. A man named Albert Edward Eales, aged 21 years, a Wanganui resident, « reported missing. He was working for Mr. N. Campbell, at Koriniti, and on Friday last went out with two others to , burn some bush. Since then there has been no trace of, him, and under the circumstances anxiety is felt for his safety. ' ' f. In one of the small country towns up Poverty Ray wav (state? the New Zealand Times) there is a minister of religion whose keen appreciation of. sport has earned him the sobriciuot of "the Sporting Parson." This nickname should stick to him for life, judging from an incident which happened in his parish recently. He was prqaching an eloquent .-.ermon to his congregation, when two dogs scampered up the aisle in front of the pulpit. Tlie animals were in a moment engaged in deadly combat. The preacher halted in his sermon, and his eye glistened appreciatively. "I bet the black one wins," he cried, thumping the pulpit.

Captain J. R. Kirk (Gisborne), (a London correspondent says, writing on | December 3), was the guest of the Master of Balliol, Oxford, last week-end, ahd addressed the Commonwealth v Club on "Thoughts on Some Aspects of the Problem of a Better Understanding in Empire, with a Practical Suggestion." The meeting, over which the master presided, was a very large one, and included -some New Zealand cadets at present' at ' Oxford. Lieutenant-Colcnel E. P. M. Laseplles, Dragoon Guards (formerly of Hawke's Bay), who is acting as secretary of the overseas soldier and sailor scholarships, took part in the discussion. Captain Kirk was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Economic .Society. He has been laid up with influenza, and tonsilitis, but has now recovered. He is expecting to sail for New Zealand by the Athenic. . , About' three years ago Mr $. Jickell, Borough Engineer, Palmerston North, was authorised to draw up a scheme for the 'proposed canal at Christchurch. At a conference between the Christchurch Canal League and representatives of various local bodies, held at Christchurch on Wednesday, January 16, n sub-committee, appointed previously fothe purpose of considering* vnriou= schemes, recommended the adoption of that outlined by Mr S. Jickell. and the committee) urged that it be submitted to the Harbor Board, with a. request, that the engineer should report upon it. The scheme provides for an entrance channel about three miles in length, with entrance 700 feet wide at Sumner Head, the said channel terminating hi a wet dock or basin near the Heathcote bridge, allowance being made for the waters of the Avon . and Heathcote rivers flowing by the way of the proposed entrance, and discharging intoi the open sea. The basin from the root of the jetties to the end of the channel has an area of about 85 acres. The proposal provides for a depth of 25 feet in the channel and basin at low water. The 'scheme will involve an expenditure of £1,705,000. ■ ' . At the Wairarapa ram and I ' ewe fair, conducted at the Solway showground.: last week competition was exceedingly keen for high grade Romney rams, but for anything falling short of this standard prices were on a lower scale. For rams offered' by Mr. Wm. Perry, the bidding was extremely animated'. Pigtires reached by this breeder for rams sold at 100 guineas and over were as follows: 365 J. Carne Bidwell, Featherston: 350 J. C. Field, Gisborne; 330 A. Tocker, Featherston ; 300 P. R. Seddon, Waikato ; 270 J. E. Hewitt Mangamaire; 225 Eric Riddiford, Lower Hutt; 220 Jas. Knight, Feilding; 190 D. Murray, Otago; 190 E. G. Stevens, Gisborne; 170 Henson Estate, Feilding • 160 W. F. Gibson, Kiwitea; 160 D. ifurray, Otago; 160 Holmes Warren, Pirinoa; 155 S. McLaren, Hinakura; /40 Robt. McLeod, Martinborough; 135 JS. G. Stevens, Gisborne; 130 W. D. Hunt, Wellington; 125 A. Hunter. Wanganui; 120 A. Tocker, Featherston; 110 W. H. Buick, Masterton; 100 R. Smith, Martinborough; 100 A. J. •Rutherford, Alfredton; 100 J. E. Hewitt, Mangamaire. Forty-six rams realised from 28 to 90 guineas. This Jvendor's whole offering of 69 rams averaged the record price of 94 guineas. \H_s first eight sheep brought 2120 " suineas-^-an average of 265 guineas. These figures are claimed to be a record! for the Australasian colonies. Prices of over 100 guineas were also mad© by Mr. G. E. Allen, 150 (Wm. Rayner, The Cliffs, Masterton), and J. E. Hewitt. 160 guineas (H. Hewitt. Lagoon Hill). Eighty-seven Lincoln rams were catalogued, but competition, except for the very best, was dull. The monthly meeting of the Gisborne branch pf the Labor Patty -will be IpeW to-morrow (Friday) Evening in the rooms above Mr. J. Dowdle's shop.

In another oolumn Messrs Yates and McPhail, grocers, notify that their business haa been taken over by Mr S. D. Buntih.

„ There was a most unusual occurrence at Richmond, Nelson, on Thursday, when a whirlwind swept over the property of Mr Lusty, sen. The end of a shed was torn away .and a glasshouse was badly damaged. The Florida prohibition bill, which its author describes as "the most drastic anti-liquor law ever framed in the history of the world'," is being defeated of its purpose. Hundreds of aviators fly regularly from half a dozen places in Florida to various points where illicit stills are in operation. Flights even as far as Philadelphia have been known. Captain G. \jf. Morice, a nephew oi Mr. J. M. Morice, assistant city engineer, arrived in Lyttelton from England by the transport Briton. Captain Morice, who was on the teaching staff of Wellington College when he enlisted, was severely wounded in France. He was sheltering in a shell-hole when a hand grenade landed in, the hole. Captain Morice sustained no fewer than 14 wounds and has undergone considerable hospital treatment in England. The despised' gum land areas north of Auckland, after coming _ into the hands of experts and being scientifically treated, are now stated to produce oil, gum, and timber to the value of from £4000 to £20,000 per acre. These, said the president of the Whangarei Chamber of Commerce at the annual meeting, are truly stupendous figures for land worth £1 per acre, face value, and as there aro large areas of gum land in the north the output, if markets can be assured, must result in handsome returns. There is acute rivalry amongst the crack airmen at Home as to who shall first achieve the trans-Atlantic flight. Although Lieutenant Rene Fonck, the French "ace of aces," has announced his intention of attempting the transAtlantic flight in a big British machine, in March or April, he may not be the first to fly from Britain to America, or vice versa. It has for years been the great ambition of Major-General Sykesj one of the creators of the British Air Force, to drive the first aerial express across the Atlantic. Mr. John Boyd Evitt (48), gunsmith, Sydney, who was a passenger from Sydney by the Niagara, was lost from the vessel the night prior to arrival at Auckland. He was seen on the promenade deck at 8 p.m., and was not missed until next morning' when his bed was found empty. A thorough searoh of the steamer was made without results. Mr. Evitt waa a married man with

no children. He had lost the sight of an eye, and had been informed recently that the sight of 4 the other eye would go. He was on his 'way from Sydney to visit relatives in Auckland. His brother, Mr. William E. Evitt, resides at Onehunga. In an interesting letter to Sir James Allen, General Sir Alexander Godley does not anticipate any difficulty about the question of demobilisation. He was confident that the New Zealand soldiers will behave well, and that the whole scheme will progress much better than has-been anticipated. The general states that it is not only the wonderful gallantry of the New Zealand soldier that has made New Zealand famous in the present war, but the training he. ha^ received in the Dominion and the generosity of th© people in finding the war money. It has been his honor and pQvilege to command the New Zealand Division, and this fact will be one of his proudest recollections. No force has done better in the war than that supplied by New Zealand. Last session the Government authorised the spending of £50,000 for an p location scheme for New Zealand sol- ■■ s. This scheme is now operating" in .and, on board returning transports, ;i..-i in New Zealand. In a letter to Sir James Allen, Major-General Sir Edward Russell states that the education scheme has taken shape in England. They had Colonel H. Stewart, of Christchurch, in charge of the whole . scheme. About the time the letter was written, nearly 200 selected instEuctors were going to England for threfe or four weeks' refresher course. ' He did not anticipate any difficulty in securing the necessary buildings and f acilities for the scheme — these would be drawn from army sources. The scheme was being conducted ,on military lines, and the commanding officers were responsible for the instruction of their 'men the same as in the army. A wedding of unusual interest was celebrated in Hastings on Tuesday afternoon, when St. Matthew's Church was most artistically decorated on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Katharine Mary Russell, eldest daughter of Major-General Sir Andrew Russell? K.C.8., K.C.M.G and Lady RusseJ? of Tunanui, with Captain William Deans, fourth son of Mrs Deans,- and the late John Deans, of Riccarton, Canterbury. The. marriage was celebrated by Ven. Archdeacon Herbert Williams, of Gisborne, cousin vof the bride, assisted by Canon Culwlck, of Puketapu. Owiug to tjie fact that the bride's father is' still on active service in France, the wedding was purely a family gathering, but, though the ceremony was, on this account, of a quiet nature, the bride's people are held in such popular affection that the church was packed, and the crowd overflowed into the approaches and on to the road. The bride was given away by her uncle. Mr H. B. Williams. • Douglas Arkell, captain of the Newcastle (N.S.W.) Surf Club. 19 years of age, was attacked by a shark in the surf, as a result of which he lost his left leg. He was standing in about 2ft 6in of water preparing for a "shoot," when someone called out the alarm, "Shark !" The warning was apparently unheard, for Arkell and others divedi into a roller. Immediately afterwards Arkell, on coming to the surface, uttered a cry of pain. Then thos© near him were shocked to see that the water was bloodstained, and that a shark had him by the leg. " Without a moment's hesitation a returned soldier rushed to the rescue. He seized Arkell by the waist, and endeavored to drag him away from, the shark, Avhich is said to have been 10ft 'ong. The struggle between man and monster was°exciting, when three- others went to help Bay. Tlie combined efforts of the four were successful in releasing Arkell, but the shark had by then almost bitten through his leg at th© knee, and the limb was hanging by a thread, in addition to which his left hand was badly torn. Arkell was hurried to tho hospital, where the leg iwas aanputated. His condition is critical.

A very pretty wedding took place in the private chapel at Drumlanrig Castle on the afternoon of November 12th, when Mr George Walter Kells, of Gisborne. New Zealand, was married to Miss Ida Campbell, second daughter of Isabella Lady Campbell (says the Campbelltown Courier). Re;_. C. R Closeburn, chaplain to Drumlanrig hospital, officiated. The bridesmaid ' was Miss Moir Campbell (sister of the bride), and the groomsman was Corporal J. F. Mills, R.A.F., of New Zealand. Tlie guests and permanent staff of the hospital occupied the front seats, and the chapel was filled with V.A.D. nurses, and patients at prestn under treatment. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr J. A. Gardiner, South Park. Hymn 44 was sung, and after the ceremony Nurse Murray sang the solo "O Perfect Love." Miss Mary MacMillan presided at the organ. Lady Campbell received the guests in the reception room, when the Rev. C. R. Ramsay proposed tl>- health of the young couple. Cheers .wore also given for Lady Campbell, the bridesmaid, and the best man. Tlio happy couple left by motor car for tho honeymoon amid hearty expressions of good wishes. Mrs Kells, as Sister Campbell, acted for two and a-half yearß as Sister-in-charge of the auxiliary hospital at Drumlanrig, and it was most appropriate that Bhe should be married on the scene of her devoted labors.

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Poverty Bay Herald. PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING. GISBORNE, THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 1919. AMERICA AND THE EAST., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLVI, Issue 14824, 30 January 1919

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Poverty Bay Herald. PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING. GISBORNE, THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 1919. AMERICA AND THE EAST. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLVI, Issue 14824, 30 January 1919

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