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Mr Justice Stringer, with the other members of the Arbitration Court, left Christchureh this morning for the West Coast to conduct sittings there.

Captain H. V. Jerred will resume duty on the staff of the Magistrate's Court at the beginning of October, after four years' active service. He is well known in sports circles. Mr E. C. Sadd, of the Union Bank of Australia, Christchureh, has received notice of his transfer to the' Geraldine branch of the bank, where he will take over the position of teller. Yesterday afternoon, at the Union Bank of Australia, Mr C. L. Matthews, accountant,, on behalf of the staff, presented Miss A. N. Williamson, who is leaving the employ of the bank to be married, with a handsome dinner service.

Major Hugh Yickerman, who has been in charge of the New Zealand Tunnelling Corps in France, left England by the Remuera for New Zealand a few days ago. He had been investigating various engineering projects in Great Britain, including light railways, with a view to determining their suitability as a means of transport in this country. Mr Charles A. Andrews, chief clerk at Base Records, whose services have been claimed by the Civil Service Commissioners, will sever his connection with Base Records at an early date. Mr Andrews was previously officer in charge of the riling section of the department. Mr Frank L. Hindley, assistant officer in charge of Base Records, will succeed Mr Andrews. Mr Hindley, who went, away with the Main Body, held the rank of major. At a general meeting of the Canterbury Lawn Tennis Association, held last evening, the chairman, Mr G. L. Berry, stated that he had received the resignation of the secretary and treasurer, Mr E. J. Tayler, who had acted in that capacity for a period of 17 years. Speeches were made eulogising Mr Tayler's courtesy and energy by Messrs C. T. Aschman, A. Borrows, F. J, Murray, and R. Browning, and it was decided on the motion of Mr Berry that record be placed on the minutes of the association of the. appreciation of the very valuable services rendered, not only to the association, but to lawn tennis in Canterbury generally, by the retiring secretary. Mr Taylor, who was received with applause, thanked the members for their kind remarks. His work as secretary, although arduous, had always been a pleasure to him, he said, and he would always take the keenest interest in the association. Advice has been received that the Rev. J. M. Steward will lie consecrated Bishop of Melanesia on Sunday next at Wellington. John Manwaring Steward is an old Radley School bov and B.A. (1596) of Magdalen College, Oxford. At Magdalen he rowed in the' college eight, and was tried for the 'Varsity. Mr Steward went from Oxford to Ely Theological College, and thence to a two years' curacy at Watford. In 1902 he joined the Melanesian Mission, coming out to Norfolk Island on the mission ship Southern Cross's maiden voyage from England. Mr Steward's 17 years in the mission have been passed almost wholly in the Solomon Islands, where he has had varied experiences. He has had charge of the large heathen island of Guadalcanal', and the Christian island of Florida; for a time he had both to look after. Latterly his work has been at the college for natives at Maraveve, in Guadalcanal Mr Steward's long experience and understanding of the Melanesians, knowing at first hand of the growing importance of the Solomon Islands, and high ideals as to the work of the mission, should be invaluable to him in the heavy task he has accepted at this critical period of change in the working of the mission. Mr Steward believes in developing the native ministry, and in co-operation between bishop and staff, white or native, as the best method of facing the problems before the mission.

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PERSONALS., Sun, Volume VI, Issue 1746, 18 September 1919

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PERSONALS. Sun, Volume VI, Issue 1746, 18 September 1919

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