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PERSONAL NOTES FROM LONDON.

QT»OU-Ora OVTK CORRESrOHBIMT.I LONDON, April 29. A society paper says that the wife cf the Govsmor-designate "is a capita! amateur actress and has a talent for mimicfy that is most. amusing. Mor dress is always of • the picturesque order, and she shows a,decided . love for, and a thorough understanding of, colour. One of hor sisters ,is'tlm.wife ?f a very distinguished 6oldicr, Colonel David Henderson, C.8., D.5.0., who, is temjiorary brigade-general. Another and younger sister is unmarried. | Lonl' .Islingtoii lms made two staff appointments. Mr ■ Kobin Kerr will accompany -his Lordship as private sccro' tary. > He is a son of Mr John Korr Clark, formerly of. Crossbasfcet, Scotland, and married in July of last year Lady Beatrice Moore, daughter of late Earl of, Drogheda. Mr Kobin Korr Clark is not new to tho Antipodes, as ho sorvod on Sir Harry Rawson's staff during the 'fivo years that Sir Harry was Governor of. New South Wa,lcs. Ono of tho A.D.C.'s is to bo Captain M. E. Maligill Crichton-Maitland, who is in tile Grenadier Guards and 6aw ser-v-ico in South Africa' in 1902. Latterly, in his capaoity as Chairman of Committees in- tho Houso of Lords, Lord' Onslow has' had a good doal of strenuous work, as the result of which !ho has-had a norVous. breakdown and has been ordered complete rest for a while. Accordingly, nccompanicd by Lady Onslow, ho left two days ago for HombUTg, and during his absonoo Lord' Ueaucha,nip will look after the wmmittco work of tho Uppor Chamber. Lord Onslow's collapse came suddenly last Friday night. Ho was attending a meeting a-t Guildford at' whioh ho" had boon speaking, when he was unexpectedly taken il 1 and had to retire. In tho oourso of lim remarks Lord Onslow raid Ikj did not defend tho ptinciplo under whioh a inan sat in tho Houso of Lords bocnuso he happonod to bo tho. son of his father; but that Houeo offered a basis for a'Second Chamber which was tho onvy of tho other countries of tho world which had had to construct eooatos and socond chambers. While they would be wise to accept a inodorate, reasoned, and well-thought-out reform of that- Chamber for the introduction from outsido of a current of fresh air, thoy would bo oxtremoly unwiso if they were to consent to its being pulled down without being prepared to (put anything in its, place whioh would stand i between thorn and tho will of an oligarchial Ministry,

It is more than likoly that the political situation in England will permit Dr Chappie, M.P., to pay his proposed visit to Now Zealand towards the orul of tho year. Whan ho was first returned it appealed probable.that the Govornmonfcwould rcquiro the attendance of every member throughout the session, but the improvemont during tho last week or two has warranted'tho Whip, in promising to release Dr Oliapple a few'weeks before the close of tho iffission. In ' tho now improbablo event, of- a '.second'' general election the Unionist .party will not run a candidate for Stirlingshire in opposition to Dr Chappie.

Madame Betty Brooke, of Christohuroh, will be ono of the eingors at one' of tho smartest sooioty ooncorts of the season, that' of the Golden Age Sooioty, at tho Rbyttl Albeit Hall on May 21. Amongst the sincere will be Madame Ada Crossley and Prinooss Henry of Pless. Madame Brooke, who is taking tho plaoo of Mies Evangeline Florence, will probably sing one or two songs of Lady Arthur Hill, who will play her accompaniments.

The Rev. J. ■ Mackenzie (Christchurch) is oxpectedin London in about a fortnight. Ho--'has'boon touring -in .Palestine, and has. seen muoh of interest as to the • conditions of tho country, etc. -He w.ill go through to Scotland to attend tho Presbyterian Assembly,

Mr and Mrs W. H. Triggs (Christchurch) have Jandod in. Europe after a fortnight's tour in Kgypt. From Marseilles they are proceeding to Obsrammcrgau' for tho "Paeaicm Play." London is to be reached toward tho end.of May.. . •

Success _ continues to attend-Mr C. N. Worsloy in the exhibition. of his pictures of Now Zealand. • One largo watercolour canvas depicting Mount Sefton will bo found" at thoi'Pariß Salon;'. which is now open; it is very well hung. Mr and Mrs Worsloy havo moved on to Milan, where tly> picture galleries have been visited and many sketches made in the'old town. Lake Garda will be the next halting'place before tho jonrnoy to the south is undertaken. .

At last Tuesday's meeting of the Council of the Royal Colonial Institute,' 37 ; new fellows wore-elected, including the Gover-nor-Designate .of Now Zealand,' the-Prim© Minister of "New Zealand, Captain G. J. Sandys, M.P., Mr Leslie H. M'Hordy, Mr James B. Heywood, Mr, William Callender, Mr John F. Carr, C.8., and Mr Thomas E. Sherwood. ' ....

Mrs Malcolm Ross leaves London to-day to spond the week-end in- Paris as the guest of Madame Melba. She will. be Back in timo to attend the reception to be given by the High Commissioner and Mrs HallJones in'.honour of Lord and Lady. Islington. Mrs Ross, who was etaying at Barnes for • awhile, Jias come up to tov.-n to bo moro within reach of things. Already she has bad experiences of interest, including two visits to tho Hoiks of- Commons, when sho had tho opportunity of 'hearing; some good speechc6 by Mr Austen Chamberlain and others. " V.

When Dr J.' Mi . Mason,, returns to Now Zealand, as ho. intends ,to do, >he purposos making a specialty "of tho treatment of consumption. It does not follow;, that because Dr . Mason has been called .to the Bar he will give lip his profession as a medical man. - -

Mr A. 0,. Palmer, -L.R.C.P;- (Dunedin), is a. member of ,the English Rugby :team which left ! London yesterday for Buenos Aires for a tour in. the Argentine.

Captain Clay den, is in charge of. the s.s, Arawa, which left'London;to-day for; New Zealand, via the usual ports,.' Her saloon passongers.are Mr A. G. Pax ton, Mr Robt. M'Nnb, Mr,'Si''Taylor,Mr: J. Stewart,-Mr 11. L. Sillier, Mr P., Mi' liiek, Mr T. CJ. M. Crook, -Miss' K. F. Brown, /Miss M. A. Cosgjave, , Mis - S. : J:.: Hewinson,,'Misß E. Northcombe.' In the'third,'class there are 253 passengers,' --'including the party of domestic servants. . -.-.

To-day are published tho names of thoso who have taken their L.R.C.P. degree.' The Comitia of tho Royal College of Physicians yesterday conferred lioenses upon 90 candidates, including tho following from Now Zealand:—'David Forbes Borrio (Now Zealand and Edinburgh Universities), Willia.ni Alexander Dunn (Otago University and St. Thomas's ospital), Fritz Kahlenborg (Otago University and' Guy's Hospital), Alexander Croydon Palmer (Dunedin, London Hospital), Thomas Duncan Macgregor Stout (Wellington, and Guy's Hospital).

Eaoh week now the callers' liGt at 13 Victoria 6t.reet grows longer _ Among New Zealanders who have left their names within the past seven days are the following:— Mr Roy Groy (Port Chalmers), Lady Stout, Miss Janet Stout, Messrs Olaf, Robert, and T. D. M. Stout, Mies F. Ritchie (Dunedin). Miss M. Dallas (Balclufha), Mr H. H. Webb (Timavu).

Old residonts of Dunodin will hoar with regret of the sudden death,..from-double pneumonia, after a few hours' illness, of Mr William Jones, onco of Messrs William' .Watson and Co., High street, Dunodin, and for some years connected with the Stock Exchange in- London. He was a contemoorary of the late . Captain Andrew M'Farland, with,"whom'':he ■ resided in Eoslyn. Mr Jones, who came of a. 'very long-lived family,' was only 67 years of age, and hie death was a great shock to his friends in London. Those who" knew him well both here and' in Dunedin can .bear testimony to the many sterling qualities ho possessed. By .->ll who know liim lie was much respected. Mr Jones was buried in his father's vault at Kensal Green Cemetery.

.Mr R. M'Xab left by. the Arawa today, after spending 'an • enjoyable and 'eventful holiday in England. , Mr M'Nab had an excellent opportunity, of coming in touch with the inner life of the people here, and' he also, in the January campaign, saw tho, political machine in full operation Both here and in France Mr' M'Nab has secured much valuable historical matter.

There is nothing but praise for the. new musical comedy by Marshall and Faraday which'has just commenced; at tho Apollo Theatre. "The Islander" is, of course, the Englishman, and tho scone of the play is largely in tho Tertian Gulf, though 'the latitude and longitude are note is

locality of Glasgow, and the principal cliaractoi' also - palpably hails from there. The particular interest of the islander for us is in the fact that the part of Lady Birkenhead is filled, and well filled, by Miss Ethel Morrison, who is better known-in New Zealand as Miss Ethel -Maginnity. Tho promise which Miss Maginnity gave when 6lio appeared in the productions of tho Wellington-Amateur Operatic Socicty is welt fulfilled in her later successes. For tho past two years she has beon at tho Savoy.

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