The Hon. Seymour Thome-George, MXi.C, left by the s.s. Marama last evening on a visit to Queensland. Mr and Mrs J. C. Spedding, of Auckland, were passengers for ih-e south By the express last night. The Baroness yon Pilsaeh, who has been touring the Dominion, was a' passenger by the s.s. Atna tefiay. for the islands. A Sydney Press Association cable announces the death of Lady Martin, widow of the' la*e Sir Jas. Martin, formerly Chief Justice of Sew Souti Wales. Mf Tempest Anderson, a member of the Council of the British Association, who has been touring tse Dominion, was a passenger by the s.s. Atua for the Islands to-day. Mr Anderson is en route to Winnipeg, where he attends a meeting of the Association in August. Captain G. H. Chubb, son of Sir Geo. Hayter Chubb, is on his way to j>e\v Zealand. He is an enthusiast teffitorialiet, and while here will study the New Zealand military system as applied to the working of auxiliary forces. Sir James Mills, managing director of the Union Steamship Company, arrived from Wellington by the express this morning on a visit to Auckland. He remains here for two or three days, Etnd will then return to Dunedin. Another old in the person of Mr Joseph Maxwell, passed away at his residence, Novthcote, on Friday last. The deceased arrived here in the ship Jura in 1860, and during the Maeti war wUs stationed with the militia at Otahuhn an 2 iri the Queen's redoubt. Living at Kortheote during the last 30 years, he was well known and highly respected. Hβ leaves a widow,' three daughters, two sons and 19 grandchildren.
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