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Men & Women.

The Outlook reports the death, in N.S.W., of tho Rev. R. S. Bunn, ,\vho superannuated from the Methodist ministry in 1891. "By many oi our people, especially the older ones (remarks the editor of the Methodist section of The Outlook) he will he remembered for his powerful preaching and ready wit.” We may add that Mr Bunn was twice the pastor of St. Pauls Wesleyan Church, Invercargill, first in the sixties, when ho preached in a modest little chapel on the North Road, close to the piesent manse, and later in the woo don building in Beet street. which has served as a Sunday school for many years. Mr 11. O. Robertson, who has occupied tho position of school teacnei in the Riverton High School for a good many years, has been promoted to the position of head teacher of the Clifton School. The following reference is made in Invercargill Church Notes in The Outlook, to "Father” Wesney, one of the veterans of St, Paul’s Wesleyan Church :—Mr Robt. Wesney", senr., is invariably in his place on Sunday mornings, his cheerful face an inspiration to the preachers and a benediction to the people. Mr J. A. Ha nan. the member for Invercargill, did not occupy" much time in the debate on the address-in-repl.v. but what ho said was to the point.. On behalf of himself and oth. or members interested in railway matters, and who had not spoken in the 'debate, stated that they were just as much interested in advocating the just claims of the railway workers as those who had aired their grievances in a. debate that was nothing more than an empty" formality. The Hon- -L B. Caban, one of the recent ly-appo i nted 1 legislative Council. speaking in regard to defence matters, a s one with experience as a lieutenant-colonel in Otago, declared his conviction that all youths between eighteen and twent.v-hve years of age ought to receive three or four years' training" in a volunteer Company. At the same time he abhorred War himself. and hoped that it would soon disappear as completely" as the old duelling system had gone out of vogue. It is just possible that New Zealand taxpayers will have to Pay for the right to substitute 1 "dominion” for "colony".” in the shape of increased salaries to our law-makers. The Hon. ,T. Kelly, when discussing the proposal to change the colony's designation to "dominion” approved of the proposal, but asked if it was intended also to change the colony s constitution like that of Canada, .where the Upper House —the Senators —received similar salaries to those of the Lower House. 'The lion. O. < •Tones ; That's an added reason. — (Laughter). For some reason or other the New 1 Zealand Times is newer happy unless engaged in changing its managers. We forget, at the moment, just how many" it has had. but none of them Seem able l tp rule l more than a lew .months, and now the list has been added to by the resignation of Mr Hobtn. His place has boon taken by Mr N. Mcßobie. formerly of Invercargill. Mr W r . Carswell, who has been accountant in the Jirm's (lore office for a number of years, is going to Queenstown to open a branch for Messrs Wright, Stephenson and Co, Nurses Carmichael, McKay". Pearce, anti -I. Hutchinson (Core) of the Southland Hospital, have passed the first section of the (1 ovenmient examination. ’At a social given by the Mayor of Port Chalmers to old identities, on the 4th of duly", Mr Charles Kllis was introduced to the company as

the first man who mack; the passage from Riverton to Rort Chalmers, in 1858, in an open boat, in that year he was wrecked in the brig Wanderer, and 'during his three weeks’ sojourn amongst the Maoris at Riverton, he and his colleagues were treated with evert - kindness. Mr Fullerton, one of she few surviving members of the Achoson’s crew, was brimful of reminiscences', but contented himself by raying that “blood’s thicker than water,’-’ and if England and America would only combine they would “knock the devil’’ out of Germany or any other nation in short order. "As to Charlie Ellis being the first man to come up the coast from Riv-

orton in an open boat, why, that is all wrong. Old Chief Topi and old Stirling used to think nothing of coming up to Port Chalmers from Bluff or Ruapukc every few weeks, fully ten years before Charlie Kllis appeared on the scene,” and so on. Mr Kcir Handle, leader of the Independent Labour party", was to leave Britain on a visit to Australia yesterday. Mr Hardie is a striking example of the success which sometimes attends the. pursuit of knowledge under difficulties, anti taught himself shorthand when working as a lad in a coal mine.

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Men & Women., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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Men & Women. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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