Yestorday bolng tho GGth birthday of Queen Alexandra,'a royal saluto was flrod at noon, and tho warships In Port Jackson were deco-
rated from stem to stern.
Admiral Henderson returned to Sydney yos terday from lils viBlt to Cooma and Twofold Bay. Ho will loavo for Mclbourno on Sun- day, and will spend a vveok in tho southern capital, during which time ho will Inspect Western Port. Ho will then go to Tasmania.
Yesterday Mr. Justico Cohen attained the ago of 70 years. His Honor was cordially congratulated by his collongues of the Supremo Court Bench, and received many telegrams and letters conveying warm felicitations.
The Minister for Works (Mr. Griffith!, the Minister for Lands (Mr. Nielsen), . tho lion. Minister in chnrgo of the Agricultural De- partment (Mr. Trefle), tho Chief Secrotnry (Mr. M'Doncll), Messrs. M'Gnrrry and Scoble, Ms.L.A., and the representativo of the South African Agricultural Department, who Is now in tho State, will leavo to-night on a visit to tho country to be^wutercd, by the Barren
Jack irrigation scheme
Whllo attending to his Parliamentary duties Ion Wednesday evening Mr. John Nobbs, mem- ber for Granville, had the mlsfortunoUo break a blood-vessel in one of his legs. Ho was removed yesterday to n private hospital for treatment, and anticipates resuming work within a fortnight.
Mr. C. R. Cowper has retired from the ser- vice of the Bank of Australasia, and has Leen succeeded as superintendent by Mr. C. J. Hen- derson, formerly assistant superintendent. Mr. Cowper joined the bank in 1S70. S,ince then he has filled various positions in tho service of the bank In tho different States, until he was appointed manager In Melbourne Next ho became Inspector of Now Zealand branches, and then acting superintendent, and after the death of Mr. A. Hellicar was appointed per- manently to the position. Ho has now volun-
Mr. J. Hodge, Labour member of the British House of Parliament, was presented with an illuminated address last night by Mr. Farrar on behalf of tho Sydney Labour Council. Dur- ing tho day bo was the guest of the delegates attending the Saddle and Harness Makers' Con- ference at a harbour picnic.
Following are the results of tho articled clerks' examination held at the University in Novomber last:-Passed: R. H. B. Baines, F. W. M. Busby, M. R. Chippindall, A.'G. Collins, St. C. Finlay, R. S. Hawkins, N. H. R. Hoe ben, J. S. Kennedy, F. Leonard, T. L. War-
The Rev. S. Stephens, of tho Australian College of Theology, has been appointed to take temporary charge of All Saints", parish of Palmerston North, N.Z.
Mr. R. H. Levien, member for Tamworth, was congratulated at a meeting of the Inde- pendent party last evening upon having served for 30 years as a member of Parliament.
Mr. A. Hunt, Commonwealth Meteorologist, visited Broken Hill and returned to Adelaido on Wednesday night.
Mr. William Fyfe Davidson, who was chief engineer on the E. and A. Company's steamer Aldenham, and latterly transferred to a simi- lar position on the company's steamer Empire, was yesterday made the recipient of a fitted suit case and a gold-mounted propeller. The presentation was made by Captain Green, the company's superintendent, and supported by