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PERSONAL ITEMS FROM LONDON.

[from our own correspondent.] London, December 1. Miss Tittell-Brune is appearing at Eastbourne in a new play called "Dwellers in Glass Houses," ior which she has secured the right.

At the British Women's Patriotio League dinner, held at the Cecil Hotel last week, Lady Stout delivered a speech on "Our Colonies."

Mr. A. F. Nicoll (Christchurch) is spending some time visiting the art galleries and exhibitions of London 1 Art Societies. He is also having a course of study in portraiture and figure composition under Messrs. Mouat and Walter Sickert, at the Westminster School of Art. Mr. Nicoll was formerly attached to the Elam School of Art at Auckland.

Mr. C. L. ffcoak (Auckland), who holds the position of assistant to the Chief of the Technical Department in a London' firm of electrical engineers, has been awarded the diploma in electrical engineering, and admitted an Associate of the Glasgow Technical Institute. Some years have passed since Mr. Boak left Auckland to enlarge his experience as an electrical engineer.

Miss Catherine Aulsebrook (late of Auckland) is getting a number of good professional engagements, in public and in private. She is going down to Brighton to sing a few days hence, and next week she will be heard at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Miss Aulsebrook is now in much better health than she was some time ago, and is prepared for any amount of work. v • '

The many friends of Mrs, Bowden (better known as Miss Kathleen Beauchamp, a daughter of Mr. Harold Beauchamp, of Wellington) will be interested to know that she has just published, , through Stephen Swift and Co., her first book, "In a German Pension." Miss Beauchamp is a veryVkilful satirist, and her sketches of boardinghouse life in Bavaria show a keen insight and maliciously smart power of expression. Her pen name, " Katherine Mansfield," is likely to become better known to the reading public.

Birthday congratulations fell yesterday on Surgeon-General Sir Anthony Dickson Home; K..C.8., one of the veterans of the New Zealand war, 1863-1865. He served in the Crimea, in the Indian Mutiny (when he was at the first relief of Lucknow, and in the Residency during the siege, being awarded tho Victoria Cross for his gallantry in defending and attending to the wounded), in China, and in South Africa. V He was principal medical officer in Cyprus in 1878-9, and in India from 1881 to 1885. General Home is now in his 87th year.

1 The late Mr. Edward Pembroke was so well known in business circles in the city, that a suggestion made that a memorial to him should be erected in some conspicuous place in the Baltic Exchange has found great favour among the members. It is understood that a powerful committee has been formed to forward the suggestion ajad to put up some memorial to commemorate his sterling qualities. It wilLbe remembered that Mr. Pembroke was' chair* man of the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company's Board, and in this capacity he had a large number of New Zealand friends.

Mr.. R. H. McCallum (Auckland), who has just arrived in London, via Canada, will leave England on his return journey by the s.s. Rotorua on December 21. He spent some time in Alberta, where there is at present a big land boom. Two years ago, Mr. McCaUum bought some land outside Calgary through an agent, and last month he disposed of some of it at a hundred per cent, profit. He says he was favourably impressed with the way in which the Canadian Pacific Railway finance their settlers. So long as a man is making improvements, they do not worrv him for repayments. The policy of the C.P.R. is to fill tho place with settlers. Mr. McCallum describes himself as more than - pleased with prospects in Alberta.

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PERSONAL ITEMS FROM LONDON., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLIX, Issue 14883, 8 January 1912

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