NEW YEAR HONORS
NO PEERAGES THIS TEAS.
SEVERAL COLONISTS HONORED.
LONDON, December -31. The following New Year honors bar* been gawrtfced j Knight* of the Garter.; The Earls of Derby and Cheiterfiidd.
A mtcqpristte has been conferred _o* the Ear* of .Aberdeen on his relinquish* men* of the Vieataysbip of Ireland. Viscount St. Ahvyn (better known af Sir Michael Hieks-BeacbJ has been ad* vanced to an Earldom.
To be Privy Councillors: Mr Arthur Henderson of the Labor party and M.P. fof Durham) j Sir Wm. MaoGregor, Bart,; and Mr Hamar Greenwood (Liberal M.P. for Sunderland).
Grand Crass of the Royal Vktoriaa Order : Prices Lords of Battenberg, ex* First Naval Lord on the Admiralty Board. Knight Bachelorships have been conferred on Mr Henry Newbolt (the -wellknown poet) and Mr Frank Dyson (As-tronomer-Royal). Companions of the Bath (military) i Captain Glossop, commander of the Australian cruiser Sydney; Captain Grant and Captain Barr, of the Carmania, Companions D.S.O. t Bqnadron Commander Briggs, Flight-Commander Babington, and Flight-Lientenant Sipps. The King has established a militaty cross of silver in recognition of officers' distinguished services. Only captains «•$ inferior officers and also -warrant officers of the Imperial Indian colonial forces are eligible. It ranks next to the Victoria Cross. The first batch of recipients includes Lieutenant G. L. Conran and Lieutenant-Commander Coleman.
Distinguished service medals have been bestowed to all the members of the crew of submarine 811, which entered the Dardanelles last month and successfully torpedoed the Turkish cruiser Messoudieh. The honors bestowed on colonials are : K.C.M.G., the Hon. George Philp, exPrime Minister of Queensland. Knights Bachelor : Mr David Valentina Hennessy, Lord Mayor of Melbourne} Dr Herbert Maitland, of Sydney; and: Mr J. G. Wilson, of Bulls (President of the Board of Agriculture, New Zealand). C.M.G. : Mr Frederick Chappie, head master of Prince Alfred College at Adelaide; Mr Lawrence Stirling Eliot, ex-sub-Treasurer at Perth (W.A.) j and Mr George Hogben, Inspector-General of Schools, New Zealand.
The Hon. George Philp, formerly Premier of Queensland, was born at Glasgow in 1854,' and was one of the founders of the firm of Burns, Philp, and Co. In 1886 he was elected M.L.A. for Mus* grave, and since 1888 has sat for Townsviile; held portfolios in the M'llwraith, Nelson, Byrnea, and Dickson Ministries; and. himself held the Premiership from December, 1889, to September, 1903, and from November, 1907, to February, 1908.He is described as a Liberal, who, although he has vigorously- opposed Labor politics, never earned the personal antipathy of Laborites. Mr Frederick Chappie, head master of Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, Is a member of the Council of the University of Adelaide, and has been president of the Council of Churches, president of the Y.M.C.A., and president of Onr Boys* Institute for the first five years of its existence.
of Adelaide, and has been president of the Council of Churches, president of the Y.M.C.A., and president of Onr Boys* Institute for the first five years of its existence. Mr Laurence Sterling Eliot, lata head of the Treasury at Perth (W.A.), was born at Bunbury (W.A.) in 1845. He was clerk in the Colonial Secretary's offieo in 1872, Secretary to Central Board of Education, and. Assistant Clerk in the Legislative Council in 1873, and held! various other public offices up to 1891, when he -was appointed Under TreasurerHe was created 1.5.0. in 1903. On January 1, 1913, he completed 50 years' service, and "was presented with an address by the State Government, signed by the Governor, members of the Ministry, and., all Treasurers then alive since the introduction of responsible government. Mr David Valentine Hennessy, present Lord Mayor of Melbourne, was born ia Melbourne. In 1894 he was elected Mayor of Brunswick; in 1895 was raturned to the State Legislative Assembly for the City of Melbourne, and has hel« his seat ever since. He ha* also hela several other public offices. He wa* elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in 1912, and still holds that position. Dr Herbert Lethington Maitland is one of the leading surgeons of Sydney, -where he has practised for many years; he is one of the honorary physicians of tha Sydney Hospital.
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NEW YEAR HONORS, Evening Star, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915