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DEGREE DAY.

VICTORIA COLLEGE HONOURS. Wellington's turn in this year's "capping ceremonies" came to-day. The students of Victoria College who distinguished themselves in the November examinations of the University of New Zealand received their diplomas from the Chancellor, Sir Robert Stout, in the Town Hall this afternoon, with proper scholastic solemnity. Academic dress was plentiful, and gave a not unpleasant touch to the scheme of colour formed by a large assembly, in which ladies were well represented. The honours list shows a decided advance on last year's record, and is very creditable, especially when the youth of Victoria College is remembered. The details show that the young lady universally known as "the sweet girl graduate" is very much in evidence. Man is indeed hard pressed to maintain his supremacy — if he has any. Out of twenty bachelors of arts, eleven, are feminine, and in the eight masters of a-rW are ranked five ladies, including two of three awards in the honours section. The following is the complete list: — Bachelor of Arts. — Jessie Olive Abernethy (conferred in April), William Jeffrey Andrew, Edward Ijjeaglbhole (conferred in April), John Guthrie Bee, Leonard Frederick de Berry, Elsie Margaret Bollinger (conferred in April), Richard Potts Clarkson, Ada Eastwood, John Hannington Goulding, Alice Winifred Griffiths, John Henderson, Fanny Ruth Livingstone (of Otago University), Henry Greathead Rex Mason, Bernard Edward Murphy (of Otago University), Florence Grace Roberts, Flo. Scott, Anastasia Imelda Slowey, Clara Millicent Taylor, Isabel Evelyn Spencer Wateon, Annie Pourie Tomlinson (of Otago University). Bachelor of Science. — Philip Wilfred Robertson. Bachelor of Laws. — Charles Bower Collins, Frederick Miliward Martin, George Toogood (conferred in April). Htmours in Arts. — Ethel Emily Milford Martin, eecond-closs honours in Latin and ; Zoe Esther Poynter, third-class * honours in Mental Science ; Maurice Willifc*i Campbell Sprott, firstclass honours in Latin and Greek. Master of Arts. — John Henderson, Ethel Emily Mjlford Martin, Zoe Esther Poynter, Maurice William Campbell Sprott, Annie Harriette Tasker. Master of Science. — James Bee, Thomas Alexander Hunter, Philip Wilfred Robertson. Mr. P. W. Robertson has the distinction of getting two degrees. Bachelor and Master of Science. He is New Zealand's Rhodes Scholar for this year. Referring to the degree of Master of Science, tho Registrar (Mr. J. W. Joynt) explains that up to the present ifc has legislative authority only for New Zealand. He expects that an Imperial charter will soon be received giving full validity and recognition throughout the British dominions to this degree as well as other new ones, such aa Master of Laws and Doctor of Literature now authorised by New Zealand legislation.

Following are the drawings for the cleek competition (medal handicap) to be played by the Wellington Golf Club at Miramar to-morrow : — First-class tee — Geo. Johnson ploys W. llandy.Mde, J. B. Coates plays J. B. MacEwan, C. Gore plays L. Tripp, J. Webster plays IS. S. l'earee, K. Duncan plays C. W. Rowley, G. Myhie plays A. J. Abbott, 11. W. Kirkby plays M. E. Turrell, A. M'Cash Clarke plays A. S. MacShane, C. Richardson plays W. Reid. Second-class, fifteenth tee— Dr. Hales plays T. C. Dawson, G. Thome George plays G. M. Tur- ! rell, V. L. Cacheniaifie plays C. Bateson, J. S. Tonnant plays H. A. Didsbury. The Hospital authorities to-day report that Mrs. Meilsch, the victim of the • Cuba-streefc assault case/and her husband, who was arrested on a charge of having attempted to murder her, are both recovering at thft" Hospital. Tho Court of Appeal sat to-day to hear an appeal by tho New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company against a, decision given by the Chief Justice regarding am action commenced by Helen Mitchell (as assignee of Thomas Mitchell) to recover from the company £10,000, being £3000 claimed for loss on the sale of Mr. Mitchell's estate and £7000 for alleged sacrifice of the goodwill of tho retail business by action of the company. The case is an outcome of the litigation concerning the Aramoho Meat AVorks, which has been before the New Zealand courts and tho English Privy Council for several years past. Mr. H. D. Bell appeared for the company and Mr. G. Hutchison for the respondent. Argument in tho cose was proceeding us^wq^went to press.

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DEGREE DAY., Evening Post, Volume LXXI, Issue 153, 29 June 1906

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DEGREE DAY. Evening Post, Volume LXXI, Issue 153, 29 June 1906

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