Dr. Buck, M.P. for Northern Maori, was a passenger from the north by th_ Clansman this morning.
Mr P. Broady, of Northcote, leave* Auckland by the Marama on Monday en route to England and" Europe on. a pleasure trip.
The Rev. H. Cottom, one of the Primitive Methodist ministers who arrived from England by the Corinthic, has coma on to Auckland. Sir Graham and Lady Hamond-Grae__ left Rotorua by the express this morning for Auckland. They leave for Sydney by the Marama on Monday. Dr. Tempest Anderson, of York, arrived in Auckland last evening by the express* from Rotorua. He leaves for Home via the islands by the Atua on Tuesday.. Intimation has been received of the death at Wellington of Mr. J. O. Westall, a well-known local solicitor, whilst ea route for England for the benefit of his health.
Amongst the passengers who left .New Zealand for London by the Athenic on Thursday were the Marquis and Marquise de Faverney. who have been touring the Dominion; Mr. _.' D. BelL K.O, wh<* amongst other missions on which he is engaged, will represent Victoria Collegat the Darwin centenary celebrations; Rev. A. E. Worsley, late vicar of Mary's, Levin, who has resigned his' charge; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ba_enPowell, who have been on a visit to relatives in Hawke's Bay; lieut.-Colonel Lyle, who has been on a pleasure tour through New Zealand, and Dr. Moricej of Grevmouth.
Mr. S. N. Zknan, the Rhodes scholar from. Auckland last year, has joined tha Imperial Colonial Yeomanry "Volunteer Corps at Home. In his studies he is continuing to follow up mathematics is all its 'branches under the tutorship of Mr. J. W. RnsseH, of BalHoL College, an* also attends the lectures of Professor Love. He has taken up the reading of political philosophy and economy. In thesa subjects he is assisted by the Master of Balliol and Mr. H. W. a Davis (a fellow of Oxford), so that he has his —r_• well occupied, besides training for the approaching intercollege boatraces.
Mr. James Frank Andrews, who has been appointed secretary to the Cabinet, is the youngest son of the -late Mr. H. J. Andrews, who in the early days was coroner for the City of Auckland and doctor of the provincial hospital- Mr. J. F. Andrews was born in Devonshire, England, in 1848, and his family came to Neve Zealand in 1849. On completing his education at the Church of England Grammar School (where he received a scholarship from, the late Bishop Selwyn) he joined the Customs Department in 1863, leaving the Government service five year* later. After some -years spent amongst the Pacific Islands, where he was shipwrecked in the schooner Sea Breeze, Mr. Andrews proceeded to Westland during the gold rush of 1873. He was for some time in the employ of the late Premier (Right Hon. R. J. Seddon, at Kumara. After a few years spent first in the telegraph service at Dunedin, and then in the Public Works Department at Wellington, Mr. Andrews was appointed private secretary to Mr. Seddon (then Minister for Public Works), and afterwards to the Governor (Lord Onslow), the Hon. Mr. BaTlance (Premier), and, on the death of the latter, to the late Premier (the Rt. Hon. R. J. Seddon). Mr. Andrews is highly popular with a large circle of friends, and has received numerous congratulations on his latest appoint—Lent.
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