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OBITUARY.

RT. REV. DENIS KELLY. (BT cable— press assccTttto:.- copyright.) (AUSTRALIAN AS D N.Z. CABLE ASSOCIATION.) (Received April 20th, 5.5 p.m.) LOXCON, April 18. The death 'is announced of the Rt. Rev. Denis Kelly, Bishop of Ross, who was a member of the Irish Convention, 1917. [The late Dr. Kelly was born at Kilnanenve, Nenagh, County Tipnerary, on February 29th, 18.52, and euucated at Eimis College, and the College des Irlandais, Paris. He was first prizeman in classics, metliematics, mental philosophy, theology, scripture' and canon law. He took his degree in divinity and was ordained priest in 1877. He "was curate of Roscrea for four months, and was then appointed to the staff of Ennis College, later becoming president of that institution. He was a member of the Agricultural Board for Ireland 1900-21; Royal Commissioner on Poor Laws and the Relief of Distress, 1906-9; member of the Cabinet Committee on Irish Finance 1911; and a member of the .National Education Committee of Enquiry (Ireland) 1913, He was the author of many leters and pamphlets, mostly on "educational topics.]

HON. CHARLES LOUIS SON, M.L.C.

The Hon. Charles Louisson, M.L.C., one' of the pioneers of the South Island,,and a well-known public man in the city, died sifddenly at his residency Heaton- street, St.- Albans, oh'- Saturday. -Although Mr Louisson ' had reached the age of. 82 years, his death canie as a shock, for only on Friday he had entertained friends at his house, and w«6 apparently in his accustomed health. On Saturday morning, at the Metropolitan Trotting Grounds, the news, was received tnat Mr Louisson, who 'for very many years had been pier sident of. tue .c-uo,. .was.; sinking last. Early in tlie afternoon the lowering, of the flag on the main grandstand to half-mast intimated that the end had come.

Mr Louisson was born in London, and. was educated at Gravesend. In 1856, when only fourteen years of age, hj« came out to Australia, and went through the . general ! experiences of those days, varying; work amongst stock on -stations, with gold-mining at Dallarnt arid other places. In 1865 he left Australia for New Zealand to join his brother, Mr Alfred Louisson. A short time was spent by the brothers in the business of carrying supplies over the hills between Lyttelton .aiid Christchurch, and then they removed to Hokitika, taking up a general merchandise business. The next move was to Marlborough, where a time was spent in sheepfarming, but it was not. a very successful venture.! Returning to Canterbury the, brothers had a small farm at South bridge before .beinp; joined .by another orother, Mr Cecil Louisson, and the trio took over thebrewery in 1871 which is now known as the Crown Brewery Company. ■ Mr Louisson occupied many prominent positions in the city : of Christchurch, until failing health compelled him to relinquish the ' majority of them. For six years he was a member of tlie Christchurch City Council find Mayor of the.; city in 1888, 1889, 1898,. and 1899. On two occasions, his SQrvices as Mayor were recognised by the citizens. In ;1889 they ; presented him with a silver epergne, and in 1899 with an address and a" silver 'tea service. On each occasion Mrs Louissrin was presented with a diamond bracelet and 6t"ar. In 1888 while Mayor of Christchurch Mr Louisson was appointed on s of the Commissioners for New : Zp»innd at rthe- Melbourne International E'xhfc , bition. He served as a member-of. thS' North Canterbury Hospital Board and : the Charitable Aid IBonrd before, these bodies amalgamated ; he was an official ' visitor to the School for Deaf Mutes at Sumner; Deputy-Inspector; of- the Mental Hospital at Sunnyside. With Mr Alex. Ferguson, he, was,,a cotrustee . of the • , Marks > Benevolent Fund, one of the largest: benefactions 1 in the Dominion,- and which defrayed • the-cost, of erecting the Hyman *.larks : Ward at the Christchurch Hospital... He ;; took an active interest in Freema.sonry arid for many" years was District Grand, Master of Canterbury under the Sc'oktish Constitution. T,n the early days of the volunteers, h 6 was a 'serijean"?rnajor in the Westbwid Lipht Horse. He was appointed to' the Legislative Council in 1900, after he had retired from municipal politics. He was also the Consul in.New Zealand for .Liberia for a number of years. , Mr Louisson was one of. the founders of the Jewish congregation in Christchurch, and had held all the offices in connexion with the congrega-: tion. He was one of the trustees of the 'Synagogue :at the time of his; death.- A few. years ago he was made ■ a life-member of the . Board of Management in recognition of his long and (valuable services', to the. congregation. Mr Louisson tookia* great interest, in sporting matters, and . had • been president ~of the. New Zealand Metropolitan.' Trotting ' Club for tho last seventeen , years: The trophy which went' with the stakes "for ■ the New ■ Zealand s Trotting Cup had beeh l given- each year since 1915 by Mr- Louisson. . He became a; member of the club in 1893,. and in the; same year was elected to; the com-; mittee, on which he held "a' seat until ho was elected president in 19,07. He was a member .of the- .Canterbury Jockey Cl"h, a n 3 had given trophies' for, and taken a. keen interest in; rowing, shooting, and other;; sports and pastimes. . ' Iri 1876 Mr- Louisson married - a daughter ; of Mr , Maurice HaTi'is, of Christchurch. He leaves a widow, two sons, and two daughters—-Dr. M. (*.• Louisson, Mr Cecil Louisson,- Mrs H., L. Nathan, of-Wellington, and Mrs K. Barfclett, London. ■'; , MB JAMES M. SMITH. VMr James' Mattlicw Smith, of Fiemlington, who died tast week, was the' oldest resident of the district at thetime of his death. He was born in Herefordshire in 1841, and married in.

September, 1864. Ho cam* Zealand in tlio sailing vessel^lff teen, landing at Aucklandll about the time of the Maoris)?® antes in tlmt province. came to Canterbury, andfanning on Kaiapoi Island, acquired a small farm", ber of years ; Mr. Smith r eaw^p Ashburton County, settling'Flemington. district 48 "ycara*W"tP Smith .was'ft Staunch suppoftSiSS Anglican Church, and acted' warden of the _ Waterton 1 many years, his advancod tjre'^^S' rnately compelling him to t that office. Mr Smith member of the Flemingtou . {mSII 1 Committee, and for its chairman. Sis wife. him some 24 years ago,four -surviving . son s - and namely, Mr. Q-. W. Fleming ton; -Mr W. auctioneer for the Now era' Co-operative Association -1 .tajißs l ton; Mrs L. B. Hamb.lv.; and Miss B. L. Smith, ■ < continuously with her - father ! MR RON AID OAltPB&IK Mr, Ronald Campbell, -of' AifelllS°i East, and formerly of on Friday morning. Mr CwjMgffi'' born at Fort William. InvciWlaliot land, and spent liis epily.E^jyilW l native country, and before',,, New- Zealand with his. at Amulree. Tliey land in 1866, and a short their arrival at Lyttelton, Campbell took up land at From Southbridge they Hill, in the Rakaia Campbell was one of the in wheat-growing in the di'st®®S' el sequently they settled where they remained close'P° They finally retired io about four years ago.''ln'lis'Mflßiu days Mr Campbell was man on various local bodies.' predeceased him-15 fcpntbi'jjfvjKa&w sons tfrtd one daughter are' Jy, Mr Donald Chertsey; Mr; Archibald farmer, Chertsey; Mr bell, farmer, Dromowj* ■Nr (flipCampbell, - grain Mr W. D. Campbell, soliciMlgMßu ffcd .■ Miss. Mv Tho death occurred at' last week of Mr David 1 eldest surviving son ot iho^&Bif. a . r , and Mrs M. known old •■iden.tiiifs if • where : thfr deceaJM|.#lS%o&f^Sw- 8 ? late' Mr "Webster;sjbiiici fh^Mrag 6 ''' New Zealand some occupied andra and Kaikbura/ befa£*iiSHßE? 'at - Featlierston: ak the death. .-He • Cavanagli ■ of Invercajrgil), lljjV! a-widow and one son.. Eii'fStnW I >' part of the . 'eighties ,Webster - was cargill Football Club, 'anS"sM"rf^P r s - Invercargill Rowing CfUb, s > sented both bodies on SWUft

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