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ABOUT PEOPLE

NOTES PROM LONDON. [raoit otra own cobrespondbht.} LONDON, 7th March. The Times announces the death of Mrs. Matilda Garstin, wife of the late Antony Garstin, of New Zealand and County Louth, Ireland. Mrs. Garstin passed away on the sth March, at 23a, Linden Gardens. The Lord Chancellor has appointed the Yen. Walter Hobhouse, Archdeacon of Aston, to the Residentiary Canonry afc Gloucester, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mowbray Trotter. Archdeacon Hobhouse, who was only appointed Archdeacon of Aston in June last, was born in New Zealand in 1862, being the second son of Dr. Edmund Hobhouse, who was Bishop of Nelson, New Zealand, from 1858 to 1865. In 1866 (writes The Guardian) the family returned to England, and five years later his father settled in Lichfteld, where he was assistant to the Bishop 'for fifteen years. After 'a distinguished career at Oxford, AVchdeacon Hobhouse was for five years, from 1894, headmaster of Dur« ham School, but was compelled to resign owing. to bad health. In 1900 be undertook the\ editorship of The Guardian. Five years later he accepted an invitation to Birmingham from Dr. Gore, who selected for his colleagues in the arduous work following the formation of the Birmingham Diocese many of his Oxford contemporaries. In Birmingham Archdeacon Hobhouse has been an enthusiastic (and unpaid) worker. He is an Honorary Canon and Chancellor of the Cathedral and one of the Bishop's Examining Chaplains. He has taken part in many social movements in the city, has been a Warden of Queen's College, and an official Governor of the Birmingham and Midland Institute. . . By his appointment he will lose his seat in the Lower House of Canterbury Convocation and his privilege of wearing gaiters and the short cassock with waistband, which gives the appearance of an "apron." But there are other instances of Archdeacons giving up archidiaconal functions for canonries, notably Cahon Danks, of Canterbury, formerly Archdeacon of Richmond, Yorks, Canon Campbell, of Carlisle, formerly Archdeacon of Furness, and Canon Wilson, of Worcester, formerly Archdeacon of Manchester. Two New Zealanders who have jusfc been admitted Fellows of the Royal Colonial Institute are : Mr. Charles H. Edwards ahd Mr. Charles F. Todhunter, of Napier arid Christchurch respectively. The last whist drive held under the auspices of the New Zealand Association was well attended, about 120 guests taking part. Those present included : Captain Moffatt, Mrs. Moffatt, Captain Warburton, Colonel Robin, Captain and Mrs. Clifford, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Marks and Miss Marks, Mr. and Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. Boys. As a result of the evening's play Mrs. Obert, with a score' of 206, was declared the winner of the first prize for ladies, a silver scent bottle ; Miss Ada Hill cahie second with 201. Mr. Bull carried off the first prize fol 1 men, and Miss Paton the consolation prize for a lady playing as a gentleman. The prizes were presented by Mrs. Marks. On Empire Day, 1910, a New Zealand flag Was presented to. the Council school children of Wellington as an emblem of kinship to be used on special occasions. The council school children of Wellington (Shropshire) have now forwarded a, large silk. Union Jack, with the arms of Shropshire, to Wellington for presentation to the school children of that city on Empire Day. Mr. T. J. Rothschild (Wellington) ha* come to London on a Bhort business visit. He travelled overland from Marseilles, and he has booked his passage out agaim by the s.s. Morea, to sail in four weeks' time. Mr. S. A. Walters, late of the Post and Telegraph Department, is at present in London with Mrs. Walters. They spent the autumn at Leicester and the past four months have been passed at Brighton. Two months are now to be spent in London, and then a round of visits ,will be paid in the Midlands and the Channel Islands. 111-health caused Mr. Walter's, retirement from work, after a service in the Postal Department for nearly forty years at Oamaru and Wellington. The rest and change have done him a great deal of good ,• also Mrs. Walter's health has considerably benefited. Yesterday, Guy's and the London Hospitals met in the final match f6r the Hospital's Rugby Cup. In the result, Guy's again were victorious, ecor* ing one try to nothing. The winning side included A. B. Datiby (Wellington) and Martin B. M. Tweed (Chiretchurch) in the forward pack; the London team had T. B. Batchelor as one of the threequarters, and W. C. Hartgill among the forwards. London had most of the play, but did not make good use of its chances. Guy's played the- stronger game in thje second half, but critics declare it was ' only by a fluke that a try was scored. The general impression seems to be' j that the piay was unworthy of the teams ! engaged. As usual, the students made the most of the Occasion ; many were in female attire, and one was- arrested by three burly policemen. Guy's took with them their mascot— the bluo and yellowpainted milk-can, which bears the label, "Captured at Vauxhall Station, 1900." Callers at the High Commissioner's office during yesterday and to-day have been : — Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Oatway (Dunedin), Mrs. H. M. M'Dowell (Wellington), Mr. T. J. Rothschild (Wellington), the Hon. It. C. Butler \Wellington), Miss Freda Butler, Mr. W. Maydon (Invercargill), Mr and Mrs. E. Vernon Collins (Gisborne). Mr. Hector Bruce Mackenzie, son of the High Commissioner, is coming Home to study medicine at Edinburgh. He is travelling with his sister by the Turakina, and has been forced by the accident which has overtaken that vessel to wait at Rio for come days.

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ABOUT PEOPLE, Evening Post, Volume LXXXV, Issue 89, 16 April 1913

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ABOUT PEOPLE Evening Post, Volume LXXXV, Issue 89, 16 April 1913

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