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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

A Tribute to the Dead

A Tribute to the Dead.

With sorrow I have need to refer to the very sudden deaths of two young men who sat at our last Conference as delegates from Rangiora and Timaru, and I am confident that I shall only be expressing the feelings of all who had the pleasure of knowing the late Edward Chapman and Ernest Timaru Rhodes, that they were among the kindest-hearted of men ever ready to assist those in need—men of high principle, full of energy and enterprise, and in every respect two of our most promising men, and of such as any country might justly feel proud. Our Wellington Agricultural and Pastoral Association have also suffered a most severe loss by the death of the late Mr Levin, who possessed, in every respect, all the good qualities of our younger friends, with the addition of larger experience; and of these three men it may be truly said their places are, indeed, hard to fill.