"Sir E. ■' Lechmere left by the Maitai to-day to join the Vancouver boat :. at Suva, en route for Home. .■■;" Among the Maitai'e passengers. for .SvLvp. to-day were Mr' Edwards,. of .the Fiji Government, and Mrs Edwards. • The Rev. C. ; Bavin, who Has been visiting: New Zealand from Fiji," was .a passenger, on. return." by the." Maitai, torday. -Mr and Mrs -Sherratt, of • Gisborne, were passengers:by the. Maitai'tb-day to -the Islands, en route f or' : England,-, via Vancouver.- ..-" "- ■.-..■■ i . Mr and the Misses Holmes, of-Canter-bury,* -whp-have- been' in Auckland ._ for Easter, are-returning via-the Main r Txunk' line to-night. ;•"• ,- - •''--•'■■: : Dr. Westland and Mr David M; West-, land, tourists "from Scotland, left by the Maitai this afternoon en route for Home via Vancouver. Dr., J. C Neil, son of Mrs Grace Neil, arrived from Wellington By the 'Main Trunk train this morning, .and is staying, at, the Grand Hotel.. .... , t - •'■•'••■, Mr. and . Mrs •., Njelson -of Wellington, . returned to ■ last. night, frpnv,; a; visit to: the ; . Kamo>; Springs, ..and;: are. staying at the, Grand Hotel. .'. -- .. '. 'Mr and Mars Titus (Madame Rubin-, stein )were passengers for Suva, ,bjr the Maitai to-day, to join the Vancouver boat en route for London. „ .. ~ Mr. W. Pryor,- general' secretary* of the New Zealand Employers' Federation, left Wellington on Tuesday for Auckland, which he expects to reach to-morfow. . At a meeting of the Harbour Boards yesterday a vote of sympathy with Mrs Easton was passed, respecting the death of Mr Easton, who'was 'auditor- for the" Board. Mr' Harold Beaucßamp, chairman' of directors, and Mr W. /Callendaf," general manager of the Bank; of Ifew Zealand, Will return to' Wellington via the Main Trunk ' to-night from., a' JholTday visit to Auckland. . ■.. At the .meeting of the Mr. Roskill Road Board, last nigE.t,~a vote of cp'ndolence was passed respecting-the death, of. ,the mother r . of ■ the. clerk ..' ('Mr F. T. Booth), who passed away yesterday..The deceased lady was 81 years of age. Among the Maitai's passengers tp-day were Messrs C. DespaiiyW. -My Johnson, E. A. Cottam, O. Fl Call, H,, D. : Haight and ; J: L. .Jbrgensen, Mormon elders-who-are returning to Salt "Lake City, after a ssojourn in. New Zealand. Mr A- E Millar, ;son of the Hon.? J. A. Millar, and Mr: John Buckley, of4Damarw, ■who have been, guests at the Grand Hotel during the=Easter holidays, left by;the exrpress this morning, : homeward : bound. They purpose spending the night at Taiir marunui. : - ■-..•'.:: Major: Jones, "a well-known English angler,, who pays periodical; visits to our fishing streams, left by the Hauroto today on a ; cruise round the islands of ■ the 1 -Eastern Pacific. -Major Jones has been staying in Auckland,' : at: i the Central Hotel, for the past week or ten days." -:! ._. -The_H6nu JJ.. lAl:. Miliar* Minister,. for Railways, who , has-been -?peijaingfa-'*ew days fishing iri the Taupb and Bbtorua districts, will arrive in Auckland by'the express from Rotorua this evening. While in Auckland he will stay at the .Grand Hotel. Mr Beatty, chief engineer of the •Railway ■ Department, • is-- accompanying' him to Auckland, i ■.' '-■<•■-,•'. >•'■ . - f Mr-'.T/E. Donne, general manager of the Tourist Department,- arrives.-in town, from Rotorua by the . express putting Sip at the Grand. Last evening,' prior to leaving Rotorua,-Tier the guest of the townspeople at: a function held in. his honour, and became the ent of a presentation from the residents in appreciation of the work performed during his control of:-the.department." ~ •J At a meeting, of tJie- Board of Direotors of the;'. -; '. Auckland ■ ■■■•■ Gas Company, Limited, Mr E. B. Parsons intimated that be desired, to ; retire if om the -office of: secretary to- the - company. The Board accepted Ms resignation 7 arid passed a resolution, .placing.: on'record its appreciation of .the faithful and valued rendered' to ; the tcompany by Mr Parsons during his term of office; extending: over- forfcy;one' hyears.. Mt W. F. .Stewart,, .the [' taryj was i appointed to -.fill , the- yacancy.-
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