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> • from ont owy cohhesi'ondent.) LONDON. June 14. Mr J. S. Atkiiuon (Christchurch) left his steamer, the Omreh. at Naples, and t!ion fitarted to r.iake a tour •.hrnugh Italy, Switzerland, and Franco, staying at. among other places Napios Koine, Florence. Venice, .Milan, J.r.,oruc. anil Paris, reaching London f>ll lin; Ist inst. ilo is staying with his brother in London, and at an oath date the brothers will sot out on a i-31-iinu tour in the south of England. Ho, haa icon .staying with other relatives at Stratford. Mr Atkinson will l>e in the I'nited Kingdom until September, when In- snilo ior America .">i. his way batk to Now Zealand. i Alter having t>pe:it si* weeks in England. -Uγ 11. U. Prirstley U ii-.O* A..1..1.1V has left 'or America, to gam still more experience in his inoUvoion us an engineer. He i.-. going tirst to i'Miladelpr.ia and tln-n on to Ne.v lork. •ilr and Airs J. F. Bi*t (Cnri-st-■•liureh) uaveiud l»y the North l.ernian sr-aiacr \ urc-li and found the voyage lull <>f interest un account ot the !ary ci.iiiiiK-r or ports oi call on route, but .Mr Best cotw not &ei-in to hko tho Gorman steamer tie says tha *i< -oiid-da.*. deck accommodation is ot the poi)iot on tho Vorck type of bo.v which tho company hi;.s adopted lor Kfrvke to Australia, and as the liteanuv v.iv- a full outs this lack cl <spaco (.roved very uncomfortable, lie lcumi tho attendance very poor, for t.lie sUwanLs as a rule epuke no English a) all nor could they understand it. Mr Best has come m> England in tho in It-rests of his nrm inglid Llrothora, of Wellington and Chrutchurch; to investigate tho latest ot the motor industry, so- that his time will l>e chiefly taken up by visits tho leading manufacturing centres, ll time will permit, Air best will nay a brief visit .to Ireland, his native country, which he left about 25 yeans ago and has not siiu-o seen. .Mr and .Vlre Bust took a return ticket by the North Gorman Lloyd mutt-, so they are purposing to tho s.s. Scharnhorst at Genoa sinie time in August, alter a trip overland through France. Switzerland, Germany, etc. Newly-ekrted Fellow.-; ot tho Royal Colonial Institute include: Air Alir-'d Giblin amd Air Andrew 11. Russell, of New Zealand, and Air it. C. Higgiuson. (Fiji). Tiie lust couiicii meeting UA>\i plare on Tuesday when Sir E. Vi Nelson was in the chair and when '2<!> new members altogether wero duly elected. .Mr A. F. Wilding continues to meet witit success in hie hum tennis undertaking.?. Since ho lias roturned to England ho has been playing at the Slieiheld and liallamshire tournament, carrying ofl' the tinals in the gentlemen's singles when he defeated Air P. Webster by three sots to lovo, also wtih .Mr D. F. Aklerson as his partner, boating Messrs H. W. iSmith and Al. Uieks in tho finals of tho gentlemen's doubles. Among those present at the recent Court held at Buckingham Palace, by their Majesties tho King and Queen was Mrs James MULs (Lhmedin). The premutation was mada by .tho Countes* of Crowe. * . Tho majority of tho British editors who recently visited Germany returned to London last Saturday. They were overwhelmed with the hospitality they received throughout thsir German tour, and deny the reports -which, had found publication in ocrtain quarters, that there was any friction. Mr Mark Cohen (Dunedin) and Mr T. W. Leys (Auckland) did not £0 on to Denmark as did some of thoir English fellow. travellers, but they returned to England by wny of Brussels, and whilo tliera mod* a point of seeing the field of Waterloo. In thd city ytwtorday I met Mr J. L. Kelly (Wellington), who had returned to London from Scotland and the North of England, where ho ha- , experienced exeerablo weather. Ho had an interview with Mr W. P. Keivos yesterday, and now ho lias loifb for South Wales. Mr Kelly tells too he has gathered a mass of iimportant commercial information which should be of value to the New Zealand 1 Government. t Miss Constance Barnicont has loft London for Tho Hague, where a fortnight will bo spent during the progress of the Conference. Immediately on her return to England, Miss. Barnicoat will leave for Russia to do some mountaineering in the Caucasus. Sho has mode all arrangements with guides, has obtained the. necessary passports, and is fully equipped for hex expedition, which will extend over some weeks. Recent callrrs at the London office of tho Now Zealand Government havo included Mr and Mrs Goro Ada mc (Auckland); Mr W. J. Thorn (Wellington); Mr and Mrs L. Ccllias, the M.sses Collins, and Miss A.; Mr G. F. Farrar; Mr' A. J. Crawford (Wangnnui); Mr H. P. Richmond (Wellington); Mr W. J. Carruthore; Mr F. G. Webster (Wellington); ATr and Mrs J. A. Batcholor (Pajme.rston North); Mr K. Brooking (Lyttelton); Mrs E. Ward (Auckland); Mr and Mrs Coswell (Duno-Hn); Mr J. F. Beet (Christeliureh); MiVs F. K. Pavno (Wellington); Mr and Mrs L. BWloll (Wellington). Blundf\ll, and !Mr L. Blundell; E. McCardlo (Wellington); and Mrs F. Townsend (Wrllina;ton); Mr and Mrs J. Paul (Wellington); Mr and Mrs 11. Lloyd (Wellington); Mr and Mjw W. H. Smith (Auekhnd); Mr A. Clarlison (Christ-hurch); Mr F. Rorren (Dur.odin)j Mr F. Chnnman (Opotfki): 3rr C. S. Mans/Hd (Arntawi); Mr and Mrs W. E. Andrrme (Hawlce's Pay); nnd M.r« M<s Millan the Mio=e.3 Rathb:nc (HawkoV Bny), and Mr E. G. Ratfioone: E. Schmidt rilawke's Tiny); Mr V. A. Jo-es (Wellington), Mr R. H. Hamilton (Cbristt-hurcTi): Mr .Tnhn E. Hawley (Timaru); Air and Mrs H. Horton .(Anc'vlnnd). and Mr. R. C. ITorton ; Mrs Buchanan (Auckland), m-*i Miss Buchnraa; Air F. C Hon.sp (Christclniron): Mr arxl Mrs J. Hutchinsen (Auckland); Mr J. L. F"l>lv <Wo«----liTT-'ton); Sir J. Fherb'irn : Afr ' V. Q. Giir'ire niinKvlin'i: Afr J. F. FTorn? t<l Mrs (Hanrlton): Mr B. E. W]iit"oivl>o (n>ri<itchivvli); M- J. Irircr 1 ! (DiTiitvlin): >rr B. Arthur (G\<=Ivirne); thf» Mrv. J. ]>n Mrs nnd Mw T.eo: Mr and ATjw J \ Vnc-x Mr nm! T •<; \" H,TT> •!*>■! M"' J Wl'S'to-l (Christchurch): Mrs and the Fr*Wr. Af ; = 5 \'vl)T fVin <M?r.r d?n4. '■•r rf fir H'Vi O-" 1 -m ; ssi"Tier for New Z"!'"!-!. Ny! Afr<; hi* jvM wen n hi ,T 'i Tiavi'vr n'««ivl n-itli hr»T!«Miris the M'nml Trip-r, at Carrot-;'™" irpro nwn «4>o (rTDc<wVd ir, -ttn ; ni!i£T fir«t-oi!>«s rank, * n --> honour rnn ; ss Vf-w* i« ?'■] +ho err-ater in +lint «he took til" pv->))iiin-f-on ; ">f+or tvr.W tiro yenr?' a + \ V'nrn.'ha-m. instead of tho customary three years. J

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON., Press, Volume LXIII, Issue 12864, 24 July 1907

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON. Press, Volume LXIII, Issue 12864, 24 July 1907