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(FROM OCR OWN" CORRESrOKDENT),. LONDON, September 21 Sir William and Lady Hall-Jones who have been spending the summer Bournemouth since Sir William's retirement at the end of May, have now returned to town, and have taken a Hat in the West End. So far, they-have not made any definite plans as to their future, but it is probable they will spend the winter, also, at Bournemouth. They are not likely to return to New Zealand before February. Sir William will be the guest of the other High Commissioners; at a. luncheon or dinner before his return to Now Zealand. Bishop Julius is back again in town, and is likely to spend the remainder of his tinio here before sailing for Australia by the Orient line on October 25th. As regards the health of Mrs Jiilius. the trip has been rather disapl>o:nting, but his Lordship still hopes that the change may show its eiiect when they get back to New Zealand. Jt is Bishop Julius's intention to stay at Adelaide for a short time ivith. his son-in-law, the late Bishop of Melanesia, and at Sydney with his son, so he will probably not reach home before the end ot December. Mr Ernest Belcher, who will be a fellow-passenger oi the Bishop in the Orama, will go straight through to New Zealand, in order to be present at the Christ's Colkgo celebrations. Early in October, Bishop Julius and Mr Belcher will interview candidates for the two vacancies on the staff of the college, a duty in which they arc being assisted by the Special Committee of the Board of Education at Whitehall. Bishop Julius's iast Sunday in England will be spent at Cambridge, where he will preach at the University. Vice-Admiral Sir A. L. Winsloe, who was commander-of the Opliir when the present King and Queen visited New Zealand, becomes full admiral by tho retirement of Admiral distance. Admiral Winsloe is now Coniniander-in-Chief on the China station. Tho ninrriago of the Key. Arthur Selwyn Bean "(only son of Mr Charles Bean, of Christchurch) to Miss Nellie Lingard Hnckwood, eldest daughter of Mr A. N. Hackwood, of Handsworth, took place at St. Mary's, Handsworth, last -week. Miss Kershaw, M.A. (Ashburton High School) will present the Ashburton (Devonshire) ,<-chool with a memento , from her own school in New Zealand. Miss Josephine E. Tildeu, who occupies the chair of botany at the University of Minnesota, is now on her way to Australia and New Zealand. The chief-object of her tour is the study oi' Pacific seaweeds. Miss Tilden is an advocate of a wholesome, nourishing soup made from ordinary kelp, or seaweed, as a means of reducing the cost of living. When the Hon. G. Foster, of Canada, reaches New Zealand in March or April as a member of the Imperial Trad<> Commission, he will take advantage of the opportunity of improving the trade relations between New Zealand and Canada. Mr and Mrs David Hawke (Christchurch) aro leaving for Shropshire and Cornwall, after spending live weeks in London. xVs the result of a careful study of frozen-meat handling here, Mr Hawke thinks that whatever criticisms may have been justified a year ago, the general handling of the carcases today is satisfactory. Speaking generally, .New Zealand farmers may feel satisfied with conditions at the docks. In Tooley street, also, Mr Hawke could not see much to complain of in the handling of our butter. Mr T. E. Sedgwiek hopes to be able to persuade the Hon. T. Mackenzie to make his first public appearance, in England at n meeting in support of junior Imperial migration. Mr Sedgwiek has just put forward a proposal that Zealand should advertiso herself by sending good pictures for L.U.O. schools. ' Mr Keith Izard (Wellington) with his partner, Lady Tollemache, wa-s beaten in the fourth round of the handicap doubles at tho Brighton croquet tournament. By defeating his great Continental rivals in tho tennis tournament at Deauville, A. F. Wilding won "a pnzo of record monetary value so far as tennis tournaments are. concerned. Mr G. W. Hillyard thinks Wildings general control of the ball was quite extraordinary. His opponents included Decugis, R. Kleinschroth, .Laurentz, Count Salin, Ilahe. and GerThe death occurred in London yesterday of Mr Francis Ronalds, a very old resident of Christ-church. He was 80 years of age. Mrs Staples-Browne, bettor known as New Zealand as Maggie Papak'ura, has quite settled down to English country lifo at her homo in Oxfordshire., She has been in London this week, and called at tho High Commissioner's oflico with her husband. Colonel Robin and Colonel A. H. Russell (Hawke's Bay) represented New Zealand in the corps of attaches for the Army Manoeuvres, which have just come to an end. Another New Zealander, General R. H. Davies, L.. was in command of one of the brigades in the campaign, and won credit for liis field work. Tho four young officers who have just come Homo for training—Lieutenants H. A. Davies and J. S. H. Turner (Wellington), "\>V. A. Burn (Christchurch) and A. H. Piper are not yet attached, owing to mc War Office being stilJ busy cleaning up after the manoeuvres. All the leading general officers of the Kingdom were present at tho official dinner given ,by Colonel Seely after the manoeuvres. Mr T. Anderson, the curator of the Portobello fish hatchery, reached England by tho lonic with his wife and child. Mr Anderson has already arranged with the Plymouth aquarium to take in hand the collection of turbot, plaice, etc., which will be stored in their tanks to accustom them to close confinement before undertaking tho voyage to New Zealand about the end of "the year. Meanwhile Mr Anderson will visit the more important hatcheries and aquaria in the United Kingdom and huropo, and arrange for a stock of live lobsters and crabs and herring ova to be sent to the Dominion. Callers at the High Commissioner's Office this week were :—Gerhardt Ulrich (D-imedin), Mr and Mrs Brudenell P. Boyle (Wellington). Clarence Masters (Hastings), John Robinson (Christchu:V), H. Adam (Niue Island), G. F. Davis (Christchurch), A. 6. Griffith (Christchurch), J. S. H. Turner (Wellington). H. A. Davies (Wellington), W. A. Brown (Christchurch), A. H. Piper (Oamaru). H. J. Daniel (Wellimfton), Mr and Mrs T. Anderson (Duncdin), Mrs C. \\ Fell and Miss S. M. Fell (Nelson), Miss F. E. Kershaw (Nelson), A. E. Armstrong (Christchurch), Miss M. l>. Knox (Wellington), and Miss C. G. Brown (Auckland).

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON., Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14496, 26 October 1912

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON. Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14496, 26 October 1912