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PERSONAL.

Colonel Hume, of Wellington, is at pie, sent visiting Rotoraa. Mr. J. W, Collins, of the Labour Department, is at present on a visit to Auckland. Dr. and Mrs. Meinhold, of Helensville, ■were passengers for Suva, by the Maitai yesterday. The Hon. Dr. Findlay (Minister foij Justice) will deliver a speech on prison reform at Dunedin on Friday evening. Dr. W. G. Gordon, of Wellington, who! has been visiting Auckland, left on his return South by the Main Trunk express last night. Mr. T. Philpots, clerk of the Court al! Eltham, has been transferred to Tauranga, vice Mr. Thorn, who "retires undee the age limit. Messrs. R. Scott, late of Geraldine, and Mr. W. Thompson, of Christchurch, leftj Auckland by the Maitai yesterday, fou Vancouver, en route to England. Mr. J. Webber, who has been th.9; Presbyterian home missionary at thef Upper Hutt for some years, is about to; be transferred to Whakatane. The Earl and Countess of Morton- werg . passengers by the K.M.S, Malwa, which, arrived in Melbourne from London the? . other day. They are on. a "holiday tripr to New Zealand. Mr. J. H. Macarthy, workshops rau> way manager at Newmarket, 'has returned from Christchurch, .where ihe was giving evidence before the Addingtois Inquiry Commission. Mr. C. J. McKenzie, of Ohakune, ivaa been appointed acting district engineeE to the Public Works Department aX Stratford during the absence of jVfr. (J, L. Cook in England. - , Mr. R, McNab, ex-Minister of Lands, goes on a visit to Australia after the Easter manoeuvres in Southland, in Which as a volunteer officer he will assist, and may then make a six-months* trip to the Old Country. The Prime Minister (Sir Joseph. left Wellington for Lyttelton last night to attend a complimentary gathering tof . Mr. G. Laurenson, M.P. for. Lyttelton, oj» Thursday. Sir Joseph, will return tq Wellington on Friday morning. Messrs. S. I. Clarke and W. B. Ley* land, members of the Royal Commission ' on the Timber Industry, leave Auckland: L for Invercargill by the through "express i to-night. The sittings of the Commission commence this day week at InvexcargilL A rumour was current in town to-day{ that Mr. G. X. Hill, the winner of the New Zealand Marathon, was Bufferings from heart-strain. As a matter of fact Mr. Hill was playing tennis for four, hours yesterday, and speaking to at friend this morning, stated that he has never felt better in his life. Mr. W. H. Styche, superintendent 0$ the Anglican Sunday school at Brook* tyn (Wellington), left here yesterday for Fiji to engage in missionary work. Before leaving Wellington the teacherai and children of the school presented him with a purse of sovereigns and a"letter«, case, as a mark of their esteem. >; News has been received in Wellingtons (a Press Association telegram, states.)) of the death in, England of Capt. J. Gd, Cameron of the White Star line, formerly commodore of the fleet, then general superintendent for the company on, shore. His widow is third daughter of! the late Air John Martin, formerly sj well-known Wellington resident. A marriage is arranged between the' Marquis Douro', eldest son of the Duke . and Duchess of Wellington, and Miss Maud" Coats, of Forest of Glen Tana, A'boyne, Aberdeenehlre. [Lord Douro wall born in 1876, educated at Eton and, Trinity Qa-mibridge, ajid was for a. 6hort time in the Grenadier which he retired in 1903. He served in , the Transvaal War, and was Aide-da Camp to tie Ea%l of Ranfuriy wihen Got vernor of Sew Zealand. The 'bride's? father is a director of Messrs. J. and P. Coats, the well-known, thread, manufao turers r -of Paisley. _ _, the new Onehunga .waterworks are) ; now approaching completion, and : a trial of the new engines took place, together with a test of the mains. Abou£ noon, a ten-inch rising main at the-eorneit of Cardweil-street and jMt. Smart-road 1 burst, and a huge column of water shot ■ up 20ft 'high, going righb over the house ! of Mr. John Smith, and flooding the* whole of the back parlour and ibedrooma. 1 The water came with the force of a .tidal " wave, and-completely soaked the whole 1 place. As evidence of th« tremendous ' force, it should Ibe stated that where the ' pipe iburst a hole was torn in hhe ground; ■ sft deep and 6ft square. The town clerk : (Mr. H. Yockmey)\was informed, and en- ! gines stopped, the water 'being alsa 1 turned off. The damage cannot yet her ■ estimated. Stocktaking.—Remnants of muslin fo* ! curtains and drapery; linoleum and, cari pet remnants at half-price.—ToLsoa Gar* • lick Co., Ltd.—(Ad.)

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PERSONAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 66, 18 March 1909

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