CHARLES MOORE IGGLESDEN.
Mr.-Charles Moore Igglesden, who has lived in New Zealand since 1856, has died at Rawhiti-terraoe? in his 88th year. Mr. Igglesden was born in Bombay in Juno, 1832, his father being at the time a commander in the Honourable East India. Company's navy. He was articled in 1848 to Mr. Robert Maingay, district engineer under Brunei, on the South Wales.Bailway at Narbeth, Pembrokeshire; and subsequently to Mr. H. E. Kendall, jun., architect and.district surveyor for Hnmpstead and Highgate. He left England in 1855 for New Zealand, and arrived in Wellington in 1856. Mr Igglesden retired from the Bublie Service in July, 1903, after 37i years' service in the Survey Department. He held office for. three years as Town Surveyor, Lyttelton; also as Resident Engineer at the same place under Mr. E. Dobson, Provincial Engineer, commenced theeonstruction of the eastern breakwater, and was the first official to walk through the Moorhouse tunnel when the drives met. He practised at various times. whSu not in the Government service, as architect, -and the facade of the old Government Buildings in Wellington, now no 'longer in existence, was adopted'from his design, by Mr. Single, the architect employed, at the request of Mr. Isaac Earl Foatherston, Superintendent. The old Custom. House and Post -Office, Wellington, besides other buildings, commercial, and private.' were carried out from his drawings. Formerly an active and prominent Freemason, he was District Grand Secretary for the North Island, under District Grand Masters Sir Donald M'Lean and C. J. Toxward; and subsequently for a 'time District Grand. Secretary for Wellington before the creation o£ the present Grand Lodge of New Zealand. He served in the Wellington Riile Volunteers, in the fifties, tinker Captain Cnrkeek, during the Maori War at Taranaki; but the corps was never called upon to proceed to the scone of opera-, ti'ons. He also received a. commission a.1} lieutenant in the N.Z. Militia (No. 1 Company, Wellington), from 2nd- December IS6S. '
Mr. Igglesden was married twice, his first wife being the daughter of the lato Rev. C H. S. Nicholls, and second tho youngest daughter of the late Dr. Joseph Curtis, M.D., M.R.C.S., London. Ho leaves three daughters. Miss Igglesden, Mrs. Ernest, Putt, of Tangatui Station, and Mrs. C V. Goultcr, widow of tho lats Mr. Cecil Goulte?-, of Wellington, and Mr. C. S. Igglesden, of the Vacuum Oil Company's staff.
The Masterton Park Bowling Club diefeated a team from the Featherston Club in a Booth Cap match, played on Thursday, by 35 points to 32.
Catering at the Manawatu races will ba in the hands of Rawlin's White; Hou^e.' The , publican's booths will be under the control of Mr. W. Devino, of tho Empire Hotel, P&lmerston North.. '