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PERSONALS

Mr. Jacob Davis, managing director of Benjamin's, Ltd., died in New York. on August 25th. The remains werebrought back to New Zealand by tho Niagara, and reached Christchurc-h several days ago. The interment took place in the Jewish portion of the Linwood Cemetery, the Rev. David Schloss officiating. A Press Association message from Auckland states that Mr T. W. "Walters, owner of the Glenora Park stud, died yesterday.

The Rev. J. Reed Glasson, of the Teri nee Congregational Church, Wellington, will arrive this morning on a brief visit to .Nelson, and to-morrow will conduct the services at the Congregational Church, Lower Hardy street. - Major Gabriel Parkes (Royal Welsh Fusiliers), on iris return to England from Damascus was appointed instructor in. intensive culture and : scientific agriculture to the West Riding (Yorkshire) County Council. Major Parkes, who is N.DIa., 'Leeds Univer*sity, has been entrusted with tho County Council's scheme of small holdings .'lor returned soldiers. Major Parkes is as.on of Mrs. Kineton Parkes, well known throughout the Dominion as a protagonist of the feminist movement in England.

The remains of the late Mr. Joseph Best were interred in the Palmerston North cemetery on Tuesday. A wellknown and esteemed resident in thedistrict for many years, his loss is mourned by a wide circle of friends. The cortege was a particularly long; one, and a great number of beautiful wreaths and floral tributes were received. The Rev. H. G. Blackburne officiated at the graveside, and the Oddfellows' service was read by P.G.. Bro. J. B. Gerraud, the deceased gentleman having been a member of the « lodge for a number o years. The late Mr. Best was only a visiting member of the Palmerston Lodge and belonged to the Loyal Travellers' Rest Lodge.' in.Richmond, Nelson.

A great reception was given to Lieutenant Grant, V.C.,in Hawera, on Wednesday. The streets were decorated and a large crowd met the train. Speeches were delivered by the Mayor and others congratulating the winner of the coveted distinction. There were also present Lieutenant Laurent, V.C., and Sergeant Loveday, winner of the King's Prize at BisleyThe Mayor presented Lieutenant, Grant with a gold watch from the citizens. Later a march took place to the, Tower grounds, two bands and the lire bri"gade (of which Lieutenant Grant was. a member) taking part. At the ground; the third Victory oak tree was planted! by Lieutenant Grant.. Tne proceeds ings throughout were marked by enthusiasm, and after planting the tree Lieutenant Grant was escorted home by the procession.

Ernest Barry, who has lost the world's sculling championship to Alf. Felton, of Australia;- had-held the championship since 1912, when he beat the New Zea lander, R. • Arnst, on the Thames. He had been beaten previously by Arnst, in the race rowed on, the Zambesi in 1910. Since winningthe championship Barry' has successfully defended it against Burnan (1912),. H. Pearce (1913), and J. £addon (1914)» No contests were held during the war. The new champion, Alf. Felton ■ is said to be one of the fastest scullers Australia'has produced. He has won neai> ly every match he has rowed, defeating such men as C. Towns, H. Pearce, R. Ford and W. Fogwell. Hewwass s beaten by James Paddon, the present champion of Australia. Felton had youth on his side in this match with Barry, for the latter, is 39 years of .age; also ■he had; what none of the other.^ustra--Man scullers, who have: •rowned.^on the Thames had, "the opportunity to becomethoroughly aqclimatised, for he has: - in England for a .considerable* period. ..-].'.'

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PERSONALS, Colonist, Volume LXII, Issue 15216, 1 November 1919

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PERSONALS Colonist, Volume LXII, Issue 15216, 1 November 1919

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