His Excellency the Governor-General (VisSount Jellicoe) has accepted the position oj patron of the New Zealand ' Rugby Union. A letter was received at I last night's meeting from His Excellency, ■who stated that he had always taken, a keen interest in Rugby football, and looked forward to seeing several matches nest season. Sir James Carroll is on a visit to Wellington. Mr. H. G-. Ell, of Chrktchurch, has been' appointed an inspector of scenic reserves. Mr. J. T. Martin is gazetted Deputy Registrar of Marriages,. Births, and Deaths for the Levin district. Mr. J. C. Williamsori", of Wellington, has resigned his appointment as a Justice of the Peace. Commander H. W. E. Manisty, of the Australian Naval Department, is at present in Wellington. v . Mr. F. B; Dennis, a veteran of the Maori War, and brother of Lady Clifford, died in a private hospital at Botoiiia this week, aged 76 years. Mr. W. D. Hunt,,of Messrs. Wright, Stephensoiv and Co., Wellington, aaidl Mrs. Hunt intended leaving Englandl for Australia last Sunday. Mr n F. d/;Hawley. Assistant-Superitt-tendenf of-Telegraphs, Christchurcii,' retired this -week after forty-seven years' service. ■ ,-'■<■ v '..■■' . ' .' '■''■'' ■ Mr. Justic«SC.j3,«Pinan.\willu leave on) Monday for Palmerston North, "where his ■will preside over the sitting of t!he Supreme Court, commencing there oo Tuesday. Mr. George John Fisher, a cousin of the late Lord Fisher, and a member of a well-known Chxistchurch family, died at Hamilton on Wednesday, at the age of 83. For many years past he had lived in the Thames Valley. Mr. W. M. Hindmarsh, manager of the Timaru branch of the Bank of New Zealand, has been promoted to be an inspector. Mr. J. Lindsay, formerly manager at Mosgiel, who has been acting as manager at Timaru for some months, has been appointed to that position, permanently. Mr. E. B. Morris, Secretary of tihel New Zealand Post and Telegraph. Department, who is attending * ifche Universal Postal Convention at Madrid, spent three weeks in CamaJda., en iwiie | to England, inquiring into postal matters. He and Mrs. Morris will leave Naples for Australia on 6th December. The death occurred in Auckland this week, at the age of" 80, of Mr. Henry Hopkins. Deceased, who was born in France, came from a family of engineers, and was apprenticed to the Uakside Engineering Company, Wales. He travelled extensively in connection with engineering construction, and for a time was chief engineer to the Siena De Pasco Silver Mining Company, Pern. Became to New Z«aland some 30 years ago, under engagement to the London" contractors for the Midland Railway, Messrs. M'Keown and Avigdor, retiring Irom. practice five years later.
The death occurred in Kensington, England, recently, of lieutenant-Colonel J. S. Foljambe, who this year visited) Wellington to see Ms relative, the Earl of Liverpool. His eldest son is a captain in the Rifle Briga-de. Colonel Foljambe served many years in. and also commanded, the Bth Battalion, Notts and Derbyshire .Regiment.. He was greatly interested in the Volunteer, and afterwards the Territorial organisation. ;He was a Magistrate for both Nottinghamshire ana Yorkshire: In his younger days he played a great deal of cricket, both at C|xford and afterwards for his county of Nottinghamshire. He was a keen sportsman, being a fine rider to hounds, a good shot and fisherman. During the war h« worked hard in ans administrative capacity, and was awarded the 0.8. in 1917.