PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON.
(From Our Special Correspondent.) LONDON, March 12. The High Commissioner for New Zealand, on behalf of the marine engineers of New Zealand, will shortly present Mr James Adamson, secretary to the Institute of Marine JSngineers, with the gold emblem of New Zealand, in recognition of his services to young colonial engineers in the Old Country. At the last meeting of the Institute the following letter, signed by the president and the secretary of the Wellington branch of the Australasia-n Institute of Marine Engineers, and addressed to Mr Adanison. was read: —"The engineers of New Zealand, by unanimous consent, have elected you a liie honorary associate of the Australasian Institute of Marine Engineers, and they beg to ask your acceptance of the position. They further wish to decorate you with the gold emblem of New Zealand, iv recognition of the magnificent work you Jiave performed on behalf of the engineers of the Empire, and for the many acts of kindness and splendid advice and assistance which you have extended to our members who have visited the Home land, especially to our young engineers who have journeyed thither seeking further experience. Our honoured life honorary associate 'he High Commissioner of N.Z.. |fc* - kindly undertaken to make this ■giP - tation to you, and fhe engineer;* of New Zealand join in wishing thnt you may be spared for many years to continue the good work which is part of your being, and to you a labour of love." Miss Mina Arndt, of Wellington, has been studying painting in London with Frank Brangivyn and others at the London School of Art, and has just received the honour of a monitorship in one of the chief classes there —a position carrying ■with it many advantages. Last winter Miss Arndt worked at Newlyn. a picturesque Cornish fishing village, with Mr Stanhope Forbes. Captain James William (ranibier, ■R.N.. who died on Tuesday suddenly, Ifrom heart failure, at his residence, Mylncroft, Karnborough, at the age of 67, served in the Naval Brigade in New Zealand, IS6O-1, and was present in several engagements in command of a field-piece, -receiving the medal for the campaign. He retired in October. 1873. Captain Gambler was a magistrate for Surrey. The Hon. W. Pemfcer Reeves has been reappointed a member of the Senate of the University of London, dating from May 11 next, when his present term expires. Mr D. Grant, late -of Whangarei Manual Training an.-l Technical School, arrived in London by trie P. and 0. liner Victoria last week, after spending three weeks in Australia en route. The voyage was pleasant and uneventful. Mr Gordon, of Manchester, who is going to Glasgow to study medicine, was the only other passenger from New Zealand. Mr Grant will spend some time in England to gain fresh experience and knowledge of 'his profession. Mr Norman MaeMurm, late of the "Auckland Star," who came to London some months ago. has gone to Lucerne as English teacher in a school of languages there. His idea is to make a study of European languages for subsequent use in journalism. Recent callers at t!ie High Commissioner's Office-.—Mr G. Coup (Christchurch). Mr Ed. Percy Field (Wellington), Mr Clayton Dudley Hall (Chrietchurch), Mr Gregory Watson and Miss Molly Watson (Oreymouth). Mr Thos. H. Murray (Punedin), Mr and Mrs J. D. Milton (Canterbury), Miss F. Ethel Wood (Opawa, Christchurch), Mr A. Hanwell (Napier), Mr C. West (Wellington).
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