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OBITUARY.

ALPHONSS DAUDET. 'United Press Association— By Electric Telegraph— Copyright. Received Uec. 18, 0.20 p.m. PARIS, Dec. 17. Alphonse Daudet, the well-known French lilterate-ur, is dead. Death resulted lroin syncope while ho was dining.

EBENEZEE, SANDFOBD. The many friends of Mr Ebenezer Sandib'Al, of the Public Works Office at Christdwrch, -will be sorry to hear of his deiitli, which took place at his residence, Queen Street', oil Oxford Terrace, yesterday evening, after a very short illness. , Sir Sandford had recently had a rather bad, attack of influenza, but was so far recovered as to be able to attend to business on Tuesday. On the evening of that day, however, he hud a relapse, and the following day lie took to his bed, from which he ne-. r er rose. Inflammcition of the lungs supervened, and yesterday morning his condition became so serious that three doctors were called in, but were unable to do anything, and he passed away at six o'clock last evening-. Mr Sandford came to the colony about 1874, and was for some time in Dunedin; subsequently he Avent to Arrowtown, where he became a partner in the Arrowiown Observer. Here he was burned " out, and Lost everything. He then went to Inyercargill, but only remained there a 'short time, and came ou to Christchurch and obtained employment in the office of tlie Lyttelton Times, where he remained for a number of years. Upon Sir W. B. , Perceval going Home as Agent-General in i October, 1891, Mr Sandford was elected to ' succeed him as one of the members of Parliament for the City of Uhristchurch, defeating Messrs J. T. Smith and Eden George. He sat for the two remaining sessions of that Parliament, and did good work as a Labour member of the Liberal Party, but at the following general election ho was defeated. He took his beating in a lMnly way, and returned£ 6 his employment as a compositor, but failing eyesight caused him to relinquish this work, and he obtained a position, in the Public Works Office, which he held ! up to the time of his death. He was one j of the founders of the Canterbury Typo- ' graphical Association, was a staunch trade unionist, and occupied for some time the position of President of the Canterbury 1 Trades and Labour Council, and acted as delegate to several labour conferences. In Mr Sandford the Liberal Party had a J staunch adherent, and one whose opinion, ! more especially on labour matters, was I always valued. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and held several high offices in the order of Druids, being a trustee of the Mistletoe Lodge. He was a prominent member of the Wesleyau Methodist Church, and was for many years i local preacher. Mr Sandford was greatly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a, widow and three daughters and four sons. r~he funeral will leave the late residence of bhe deceased at 4 p.m. to-morrow Brigadier Hoskin, in charge of 'the Salvation Army in New Zealand, received a lable message yesterday from Commandant Booth, in Australia, announcing the death Df two members of the Army well-known in Christchurch. The deceased are Mr Charles Robinson, a major in the Salvation Army, and Mrs Yince, wife of Major Vince, also of that body. The deaths took place in Melbourne, on Thursday night, and the double funeral was to be conducted to-day by Commandant Booth. . Major Eobinson leaves a wife and seven children, and Mrs Vince leaves her husband and two children. Major Eobinson has a brother here, namely, Mr Eobinson, builder and contractor, of Papanui.

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OBITUARY., Star, 18 December 1897

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OBITUARY. Star, 18 December 1897

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