Sir Philip and Lady Rose, Mr. L. Cohen (Mayor of Adelaide), Mr. Gollin, the Earl of Seafield, the Misses Mayne, Dr. P. E. Sheppard, Mr. Barter Johns, Mr. E. Price, Mr. J. Sinclair, the Rev. E. P. and Mrs. Littlejohn, and Mr. J. B. Beevor are amongst the passengers hooked by the P. and 0. Company's R.M.S. Victoria, en route to London.'
j Mr. Kirkpatrick, who is the New South 'Wales representative on the Federal Capi tal Sites Board, is an architect of excep tional ability, as his career shows. At the p.ge of nineteen he won his first competition, while still serving his articles, the work being a design for a cottage hospital in Queensland. Among other competitions for architects he won were those in con nection with some of the most notable buildings in New South Wales. An archi tect being desired for the Board, the choice of Mr. Kirkpatrick could not have been im proved upon. Miss Dolly Castles, who, apart from the glamor surrounding her as the sister of the famous Amy of the same ilk, has at tracted much notice by her natural gifts and personality, is but sixteen years of age (writes Melbourne 'Punch'). She has a strong soprano voice of extended compass and fine quality. Miss Dolly, who, as al ready announced, goes to England -with her famous sister, has intelligence and ambi tion, and those who have 'heard and watched the young lady prophesy a successful career for her.
Miss Theodora Cowan, the first Austra- lian woman sculptor, has (according to a London correspondent) received a commis- sion for a bust in marble of Professor Flin- ders Petrie, the well-known Egyptologist. There is a certain fitness in the engagement of an Australian for this work, as the Pro- fessor is a nephew of Flinders, the explorer, from whom he derives one of his names. The first part of the artist's work, the clay model, is being executed at the London University, where Professor Petrie is busily making preparations for another of his many visits to the land of the Pharaohs. Mr. B. R. Wise has discovered for himself a new portfolio, that of Explainer-General. The heading 'Mr. Wise Explains' is almost of daily occurence in the Press, the expla nation being in regard to the majolica man telpiece, the Freidman csfie, the Wyaiong case, &c. It-reminds- one of a Dublin jour nalist who was afterwards killed in the Soudan cc.rr-P.aign. He was pinning a Donny brook sort of newspaper which was mostly libel:, and there was. a permanent notice on the door of his den : 'Mr. ? will be in at 11 to apologise !' Who will explain and apologise for tlie Government and himself when Mr. Wise is away in Japan? The Earl of SeaKeld, Mr. D. Hamilton (Melbourne), Mr. W. H. Crc-ssley (Hudders field. Eng.), Mr. T. Macdonald Paterson, M.P., Mr. P. Forbes (Aden), Mr. and Mrs. MacBean (Perth, W.A.)', Mr. H. M. Spicer (London), Mr. T. Henderson (Hobart), Mr. P. Bacon (London), Mr. II. A. Cold-hem (Queensland), Miss E. Robertson (England), Miss Rctheram (England), Miss D. Robert son (England), Mr. K. Terinant (Glasgow), the Hon. George Lee (Bathurst), Mrs. and Miss Ferguson (Melbourne), Mr. G. W. Gib son (Tasmania), Mr. R. G. Casey (Mel bourne), Mr. Seares (Tasmania), Mr. J. Edwards (Auckland, N.Z.), Mr. D. Y. Syme (Melbourne), and Madame Melba, are amongst those at present staying at the Hotel Australia.