Mr Edward Lewis, an old and highly esteemed resident of Auokland. passed away last evening at "St Kevan's." Karangahape-road, the residence of the late Mr L. D. Nathan. The deceased, who was 74 years of age, arrived In New Zealand in 1864 with Governor GoreBrown. He went into partnership with his brother, Mr Gabriel Lewis, in business, the firm being then known as Lewis Bros. On his withdrawing a few year.- later, Mr Edward Lewis became connected with the gum business of Messrs A. H. Nathan and Co„ from which he retired 12 years ago, The deceased saw active service in the native risings of the fifties, being a member of the volunteer forces engaged in quelling the disturbances. He was intimately connected with local bowling circles and was very popular with his many friends iv tnib city. The late Mr Lewis was married, his wife having predeceased him some years ago. The funeral will take place to-morrow. J***
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