Mr. H. F. Baird, M.Sc, of the Christchurch Magnetic Observatory, leaves by the Maui Pomare tomorrow for Apia, where he. will relieve the director of the Apia Observatory (Mr. J. Wadsworth), who is going on furlough. Sir Charles Clifford left'for the south on Saturday. Mr. A. O. Wilkinson was a passenger on the Maori when she left for the south on Saturday. MivJ. R. McKenzie, accompanied by Mrs. McKenzie, left for the south on Saturday. . Mr. A. O. Heany, secretary of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of New Zealand, has returned to Wellington from the South Island, completing a tour of chambers of commerce in New Zealand. Mr. J. F. Alexander, honorary chief instructor of the New Zealand Surf Life-saving Association, is to leave for Invercargill tonight. . Mr. W. F. Howlett, who died in Wellington yesterday at the age of 85, was ■ the only son of the Rev. William Howlett, of Torquay, England. One sister is resident in England. He married Miss Olive Helen Suisted, of Pahiatua, who died some years ago, and he was a cousin of the late Mr. H. H. Bridge, formerly of Onga Onga, HJawke's Bay. Mr. Howlett met with an accident while going to a lecture at Victoria College, and had been in hospital up till the time of his death. He was a great scholar, and when at Christchurch, Oxford, he passed three examinations at one time, an unparalleled feat. At one time he was a school teacher in Hawke's Bay. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Newburgh (Christchurch), Professor Corbia (Auckland), Messrs. W. M. Sliand, E. C. Searell, W. H. Cattell, I. A. Seay, and W. McAllister (Christchurch), S. C. Sutherland (Dunedin), H. Carswell (Invercargill), C. E. Kerr (Timaru), E. Orbell, H. N. Hilliard, J. W. Webb, and B. Brown (Auckland), S. J. Fortescue (Otorohanga), and H. N, Major (Lake Tekapo) are staying at the Hotel St. George. Mr. and Mrs. Connor (Wanganui), Mr. and Mrs. H. McLeavey (Ohau), Mr. and Mrs. C. Hamlin (Rongotea), Mr. and Mrs.JH. D. Baigent (Hamilton), Mr, and Mrs. G. Ludlow (Christchurch), Messrs. H. Gray, N. H. Harper, and H. E. Fair field (Auckland), J, Warren (Darfield), Raymond Oakley (Ashburton), J. Rowantree (Palmerston North), J. Coakley (Wanganui), R. S. Wallingford (Sydney), T. Cameron and .F. Freeman (Oamaru), P. R. S. Rutledge and W. R. Neville (Dunedin)' are staying at the Empire Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. P. Fraser Hodgson; (Pelorus Sound), Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Shannon (Palmerston North), Messrs. C. S. Cummings (Sydney), H. Moss (Motueka), L. Anderson and, J. P. Thomas (Stratford), A. Illingworth (Patea), and J. B. Bradley (Feilding); are staying at the Royal Oak Hotel/ Mr. and Mrs. W. Lindrum (Austra-» lia), Messrs. C. McConachy (Clive), A, Ellis (Dunedin), F. McLeod . (Wairarapa), and Mr. and Mrs. J. Macdonald (Invercargill) are staying at the Grand Hotel. .