_ — « ■ The Chief Justice (Sir Robert Stout) is indisposed, and was unable to attend Court to-day. Tha Rev. Father O'Shea, of Te Aro Parish, left for Sydney on Saturday for the benefit of his health. The Tourist Department intends to start the oil-launch service on Lakes Rotomahana and Tarawera on Wednesday. The Hons. D. Pinkerton and H. Gourley, M.L.C.'s, and Mr. E. G. Allen, M.H.R., arrived from +he south by the Rotomahana yesterday. Mr. W. H. Taylor, who has been appointed to the charge of the State nursery at Levin, left town to tako up ( his duties this morning. The Rev. W. A. Evans began his pastorate of the Constablc-fitreet Congregational Church yesterday. Despite + he roughness of the weatheis there was a large attendance at the evening service. Mr. J. C. Wilkin, General Manager of the Lyttelton Times Company, who is on a visit to Wellington, is staying at the Royal Oak Hotel. Dr. Mason (Chief Health Officer) and Dr. Makgill, of the Head Office staff, have both returned tp Wellington from the north. Dr. Valintine has gone on a business visit to the Coast. Mr. L. Arcus has been appointed assistant master at the Mount Cook Boys' School and Miss C. O'SullLvan has been appointed to the sole charge of the newly-opened school at Longbush. Mr. M. A. Philips, of Wellington (the New Zealand representative of Henry W. Peabody and Co., New Yoik), was. married in Christchurch on Thursday, 29th September, to Miss Sadie Kohn, daughter of Mr. Heinrich Kohn, of Christchurch. Mr. Alexander Morgan, of the New Zealand Treasury Department, has received a cablegram announcing the death of nis mother at Essendon, Victoria, where she had resided for nearly half a century. Mr. Charles Kelly, of Ohariu Valley, is a brother of the deceased lady. Mr. R. A. Campbell, formerly Chief Clerk in the Wamgaiiui .Post Offict Savings Bank, but who retired from the service about three years ago, died at Cambridge on Tuesday. He was the youngest eon of the late Captain M. Campbell, of the 72nd Highlanders. The staff of the Wellington District Land and Survey Office on Saturday presented Mr. Chas. E. Archibald, who is to be married to-morrow to Miss'Orr, with a handsome solid silver tea service and salver. Miss Orr has been presented with a wedding gift by the choir of the Terrace Congregational Civurch. Mr. J. H. who arrived in Nelson by the ship Emma Colvin fifty-two years ago, died last week at the age of 75 years. He had lived practically the whole of his colonial life in Nelson, except for a short period spent in Taranaki during the time of the Maori War, in which ho took part with many other settler-soldiers. Colonel Porter, C.8., who on Saturday took up the dual duties of Acting-Under-Secretary of Defence and Inspector of Defence Rifle Clubs, returned from Christchurch yesterday, where he had gone to hand over the charge of the Canterbury Volunteer District to Lieut.-Col-onel Bauchop. The defence staff of Timaru and Christchurch presented a travelling rug to Colonel Porter, and wished him success in his new spheres of duty. Last evening, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Gibson Smith made special reference to the late Mr. John M'Gowan, Commissioner of Taxes. He spoke of the deceased' gentleman's association with the work of St. Andrew's Church, first on Lambton-quay and latterly on the Terrace; referred to the splendid example he had set business circles, and said that iv him many a man iv the city and throughout the colony had lost a dear friend. At the close of the service the congregation stood while the organist played "The Dead March in Saul." j Archdeacon Edwards, who died at Dunedin on Wednesday, at the age of 82 ! years, arrived in New Zealand on 4th June, 1859, apd took up his duties as I successor to Archdeacon Fenton, his parish then comprising the whole of Dunedin. The reverend gentleman was appointed Rural Dean of Otago and Southland in 1863, a position which he held until the diocese of Dunedin was formed, and in 1872, shortly after Bishop Nevill was elected, he was appointed Archdeacon. The deceased gentleman retired from active service on a pension in 1894, but since then he had frequently conducted services. 'The funeral of the late Mr. William Morgan took place at Johnsonville on Saturday afternoon, and was' largely attended. Mr. Morgan was one of the early settlers, having arrived in the colony on Ist March, 1842, in the ship Burman, with his parents. He formerly lived in Wellington for a short time, and afterwards went to Khandalla-h, and from there to Tawa Flat, where the deceased lived up to the time of his death. Mr. Morgan's wife died at Tawa Flat sixteen years ago, and it is only three weeks since one of his sons, Stephen Morgan, died in the Wellington Hospital. * There are five grown-up sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. The Rev. Mr. Vosper officiated at the graveside on Saturday. The death is announced at the age of 37 of Mr. T. R. Ellison, solicitor, probably one of the finest all-round athletes this province has produced. As an exponent of Rugby football lie probably had no superior in his time. He represented Wellington province almost without a break from 1885 to 1896, was a member of the Maori team which visited England in 1888, and captained the second New Zealand representative team which went to Australia- in 1893. He, belonged |to the Poneke Club. Mr. Ellison was educated at the Te Aute Native Col- | lege, Hawkes Bay, where he matriculated, and he was admitted to the Bar in Wellington. He was a son of Mr. D. Ellison, formerly of Waikanae, and now of Wnikouaiti, Otago, and is survived by both his parents, as well as a widow and a four-year-old daughter.
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