AUSTRALIANS IN LONDON.
FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.)
LONDON, April 19.
sad Mr?. Homy Butler, after a very ble time i" I'aris, where Mdlle. Irma is was their constant companion, lett w last week, and will not return to until they have seen a good deal of Miss Laura Lugg and Miss Lamb arrived hero, and Mrs. Cyril Clla mjii iier sister, Jliss Donne, after iefest of stays, have gone on to the i capital, where Mrs. Sydney Abbott e another Melbourne visitor at the if the month. Lieutenant and Mrs. KjrStainer, who arrived from Mei i a fortnight ago, are settled'' down kenham, a pretty little place in Kent, nine utiles from Charing Cross. Mrs. Simnts, with her daughter and son Mi. and Mrs. P. F. Bonnin, of 4e, who arrived by the Arcadia, is - at Brighton, where the party was at Easter by Mr. and Mrs. lTany who had just, returned from Monte
Justice Hodges and family have made Loudon headquarters at Queen
Mansions, St. James, where Hartley and Lady Williams
when over here. Lady Dar
has had a succession of colds ever
er arrival in England, is determined
risk another waiter in this trying , and will almost certainly go to
the close of the English summer. 'Oruian .Shelley (Sydney), who spent aiter in Broaden, with" ner children ucr relations, is back in London, but ery poor health, and at the moment wr doctor s> orders, in a home of rest, wuvaieoeent. she will go to Essex, the has a very interesting country Mr. .John T. Wynne, formerly of
etbounic (.'as Company, has very! home, The Dyflryn, at Molesey "here his eldest, aaguhter will shortly;
Tied to a cousin, The Sillily are1 tnoutning for Mrs. Wynne.
,Ales. Dowjic, C.E., of Sydney, is ^ London afcei- a six. month#' trip Mke/gold-bcaring
>*here he went on behjHf ofs-lium .■^eilthy London eyndlcat^ - JflitiQg "wests in Ashanfci, ~ "■'SBfi^Bdwra There is a splendid fUtttre Jc^ the I'M 80ld-producer;"'«S4tfi.'|(.<Br-< ttheing connected with, ratwtbf the TOOtsuig companies now figtxring.in h?.African boom. In vie* wills
young Down© has invited -bis
wd motliei 10 visit him i& Lo&4on, ^i", ,mahe the trip as soon as his
SSS-s n eng»neer ofthe €yd
^ho, witK her aon P«cy,
u, i lu Frankfort for a con PRi f lateJy «■ »»**»•
id if al ■!', weeka. It is «for fp® lvi1,' be, «l>le to come to
tl on 8fd®.but» whiob will be ft LiUan
? if! S't amvaW W Booth
i«oiy Bean 1° fsoD bf the •the ' of Me!bourne), .who
• bw P1"1' i^SSve S^
food* Africa last week, to join the 4tb Staffordshire Regiment, in which he was re cently guelled to a lieutenancy.
In toe present exhibition of the New English Art Club Mr. Charles Conder has .woe wock which is a good deal discussed by the art critics. The "Daily Telegraph," m writing of the strong, simple realism, so I fat divided from Mr. Conder's decorative
JS®«® on —"Yet, why should we not en joy both? It ig, however, as mere decora tion, deliberately but very sympathetically imitative, that we must regard Mr. Gander** art if we are to be just to it. The gift of true imaginativeness cannot be con ceded to the man who with such parti pris extracts toe honey frVim the delicate fan tasies of Watteau and Lancret. It is much,
all the same, to gee where the honey is and
to get st it*
Miss Theodora Cowan, of Sydney, who has decided to make her home in London, has just received a commission for a bust from Mr. Gilbert Parker. She is at pre- sent busy finishing a statuette of Mrs. Brown-Potter, a full length figure showing the American beauty in a characteristic pose, sitting on the end of a draped couch, and leaning forward on her right hand, which is buried in the half-falling tresses of her abundant hair. It is intensely modern, ex- quisitely dainty, yet full of character. Ever since the first night of "Nicandra" Mrs. Potter has been ill with pleurisy, but has stubbornly stuck to her work, although a doctor has to be in constant attendance all the time she is at the theatre.
Miss Alice Barnett, who created the part of Lady Jane, and other roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, and who was so much liked during her long stay in Australia, died in London on Sunday last from broncho-pneumonia super vening 011 a recent operation. She was a grand-niece of Sarah Siddons. Mr. Arthur Grecnaway has been engaged for the part of Claudio in the revival of "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Queen's Theatre, Manchester, Miss Mabel Lane will be the Hero of die production, so Melbourne will be well represented. Miss Violet Kllicott has now blossomed into an actress man ager, and is taking her own company round the provinces, where Mrs. Maesmore Morris continues to be most popular as leading lady of Mr. George Alexander's touring t