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PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON.

(FjjfemOnr" Special corre«Don4ent.)

° _ LONDON, March 23.. ~ D;r. Alex.' Kinder y .of--Balclutha and:: Gfceymoutb,.. was aboard the New Zea*" l«nd Shipping Company's Wakanui.on" her recent eventful voyage to x London,.. The vessel's high-pressnre cylinder blew she was" about five hundred "miles north of Cape" St; and she; ; off; Cape Verde-for" six daysi Tbed the engineers succeeded, in: comi poandihg the" two remaining cylinders; and. the vessel, returned "to St: Vincent, took in a supply of coal,, and I 'came-on to London. "The weather was glorious all"the time," said Dr- Kinder, "and to mc/ the. delay was rather pleasant." The doctor intends to stay in London for a good while, and take up special work, probably some branch of surgery, at the hospitals. .

/ Mr, D. N. W. „Murr t ay, M.D. (Hamburgh), intends xeturhing to New Zealand, with a view to starting practice in jAnckland. He sails on April 10th for .Sydney,, via Capetown, by the s.s Aliltiades, of the Aberdeen Line. During the past two and a-half years Dr, Murray has, been at the Leicester Infirmary, .one of tbe laigeat ]Vlidland hospitals, where he occupied the post of house .surgeon. -......-.

Callers at the High Cdmnussioner's the past week included the •following visitors from New Miss Helehe Podor (Christehurch), Mr ?f P- Lindsay (Wellington), Mr. 8 - Ward and Aliss Ward, Mr. W. W. Bourke (Napier), Dr. P. M feller and Dr. Florence Keller (Hiku-(-Christchurch), m. ?.,Whittaker (Palmerston N. Mr. Hegrnald S. Wlßiams (Christ

*■* «****& w»K-iqjowh to at Bitterbe « pleasant SbutA am pt 0 n suburb. He i= doing a good deal, I understand to >n iocaiity, and has recently had a. nk« sant Kttle green laid down for Si , tertainment of local entSaSs *

things}.. "Snrveying'in imagination the gallery of counterfeit presentments of women as portrayed by Mr Bernard Shaw, it m u S t be admitted that, on the they are an unlovable, unpleasinff coUection. Where did Mr Shaw meet some of them? Ido not know nor wish to know,- but if anything oonld justify the drowning of female infants it is the dreadful possibility that they might grow-up to resemble Arm Wbitefleld, Julia Craven, Mrs Duageon or Blanche' Sartorius,"

•r 3he~ New Zealand tennis player, Mr A. IF, Wilding, acquitted himself very I creditably in the tournament: recently decided at ■ Mehtone-and Nice* At ! the former Riviera . xesbrti partiered- by -ifiss Eansome, he won the' Mixed : Doubles, and in the Gehtlemen's Singles [final smothered Mr O. J. Ritchie, tne former holder of the cup.. Ritchie only. !wun one game in the first set, and though, he made-a in the see ' ond, he lost it, whilst m the third the. New jJealander -won every-game. AtNice, iWilding-carried AH before Wm inthe Singles tall he' met" H. L. Doherty in the".final, hut -the English champion. who';has won the cup' every year- since: :1898, "proved."fa"r. too clever- for the An».podean and beat him decisively Partnered by-G. CrAlleft; Wilding also reached the final; only to :be" beaten therein, by Dohfrty and the Ever--green Australian, Dr.. JSaves. .....

Mr Tyrone Tower J whose vivid per- : fornmnce in of the.L v l3rbevilles, t, j will be remembered in your part of the world, has made a great impression in New York in ■ a play called the 'fßed: skm." -Ten real Sioux Indians have been brought from Nebraska to take part in; this very novel \ production; which" .is;' ■said to' be- tite first; actually faithful : presentation of JNorth American Indian life yet seen, on the-stage. Mr Power jis negotiating for the Australasian rights of the.play. ....-/ "" ._. ";.

According: to the 'Scotsman* tho Sultan of Turkey has recently developed- a considerable interest in natural disto'ry, and oddly enough seems to be particularly interested in the mineral products and fauna of Australasia. He is bent onf forming a collection of such things from that part of .the world, and commissrona haye been recently execut-ed-on his behalf with the object, of get: ting together a representative series ' of minerals and' precious stones, as well as a collection of antipodean birds. As the "•Westminster sagely remarks, ■"the Sultan has been worse employed— many a time." .; -■-.-'•-

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON., Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 106, 4 May 1906

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON. Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 106, 4 May 1906

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