Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Fhilson were paeeengeTs for Sydney last night Tt>y the Wimmera. Mr Justice Cooper is back in Wellington from his Easter holiday visit to Auckland. Dr. Walsh, of the Thames, came up to town last evening, and ia putting in a few days at- the Star Hotel. The Hons. Jas. Carroll and A. T. Ngata proceeded to Wellington from Huntly last nigiht by the Main Trunk train. Mr. J. W. Henton, of Messrs. Kempthorne, Pi-osser, and Co., left this morning for Wellington, via the Wanganui accompanied by Mrs. Henton. Mr and Mrs Pott, tourists from Scotland, arrived here ; from the thermal district by the express last evening, and leave by the Karawa to-day for the south. •. Dr.. Tracy Inglis has been ire-elected chairman of 'the medical committee of the Auckland Hospital for the ensuing year, and Dr. Goldstein lhae .been elected secretary. The Rev. R. E. Gwynne, says a Press Association message, was a passenger to Hobart by the Aravva on «. tour of investigation in Australasia respecting the prospects of suitable immigrants. After visiting Australia, Mr. Gwynne "win come across to ifehe Dominion. . , Mr. T. Harle Giles, Conciliation Commissioner, left for Whangarei last night ■to preside at the conference between. ,the Northern Coal Company and the K-iri-paka Miners' Union. Mr. E. W. Alteon end CoL Holga-te, of tie company, also went up by the same boat. At the meeting of the University Council yesterday the chairman (the Hon. Sir G. M. CRorke) expressed the congratulations of the council to Dr. Jloßowell on hie■ unopposed ie-electkm to the University Senate as representative of the graduates attached: to the Auckland Una-; versity College. Mr. T. H. Hamer, Under-Secretary for Mines, was entertained last night by* 'his friends' prior to his departure on Thursday to .take up his new duties in the High Commiseioner'e Office, aaye a Wellington Press Association telegram. In the morning his brother "officers of the Department presented' Him 'wifch a cheque. '■■.■-.■ .-,... a .: ; .■A very interesting cerenjoiiy .took place: on the premises of' Mrl 'J. ' Clarkson r tailor, Newt'pn, on Wednesday evening last, when Mr. Bert. Cullen, of Messrs. Macky, Logan, Caldwell, and Co. wisi the recipient of a. very iiandsome silver tea and coffee service, on the occasion of his marriage. The presentation was made by Mr, Clarkson on 'behalf of a, few com-: mcrcial friends. . ,'''.' Mr. J. S. Phillips, who has occupied the position of head teacher of tie school at Eangiaohia for 14 yeans, is about to take a trip to the Old* Country on extended leave, fie was entertained at a farewell social, and presented with an illuminated address bearing the names of 63 old scholars, and on behalf of former pupils waa presented with a pair of field glasses suitably inscribed. It is now 25 years since Mr H. W. Bishop, S.M., first took his seat on the Magisterial Bench, and he is the oldest magistrate in point of service in the Dominion. In 1882 Mr Bishop was appointed resident magistrate for the Bay of Islands, and shortly afterwards his district was enlarged to include the whole of the North Auckland district. Mr Bishop took charge of the Christchurch magisterial district Iβ years ago. Constable 8. Flewellen, says a, Chrfetchurch Press Association message, is an interesting figure w-ho is retiring from the local police force this week. In 1863 he joined the Royal Irish Constabulary, remaining with -that body for 16 years, and rising to the rank of sergeant. H* enfc through the Fenian campaign (1864 to 1569). In November, 1881, he joined ifche New Zealand police force, and during his service has received several rewards for efficient service. Nurse Margetts, sub-matron at the Auckland Hospital, is severing -her association with fchaut institution, after 'having been for 20 years on the nursing staff. Yesterday afternoon the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board placed on record their appreciation of the excellent work achieved by Miss Margetts during her long residence at the hospital, together wffcn an expression of regret at losing the services of so experienced and capable a member of the nuTsing staff.
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