To-day the heir-apparent to the throne, His,Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, reaches the age of 21 years, having been boin on Juno 23, 1894. '
Mr. Justice Barton,' a member of the High Court of Australia, who is on a visit to IJondoii, on Tuesday sat on the Judicial Committee o£ the Privy Council for the finit
Dr. A. W. Finch Noyes, of Collins street, left? Melbourne yesterday by the express for
¡Sydney'n route for Egypt. He íb serving
With the Australian Medical Corps.
' 'Miss Rieke Parker, the young Victorian pianist, who lins recently returned from Europe, was entertained yesterday after- noon by the members of the women's branch of the Overseas Club, The Block, Miss Parker was studying music in Berlin when war avas declared, and bIic remained in the capital for some time afterward». At last she decided that, although she was perfectly safe and unmolested, she could not endure being away from her own country in such times of trouble.
Mr. B. ,R. Wise, K.C., the nciv Agent General for New South Wales in London, has arrived there, and commenced his duties yesterday in succession to Sir Timothy Coghlan, who has been appointed chairman of the War Office Trade Commit sion.
Mr. Rodney Heath, the well-known 'champion lawn tennis player, who com- peted in tho Davis Cup contests on two oc- casions, leaves for England by the 1Î.M.S. Medina on June 29. It is his intention to offer his services in the Imperial Army, and will endeavour to obtain a position in the Flying Corps. '
The Melbourne Hospital committee yes- terday granted leave of absence to Dr. J. S. Yule (assistant anicsthctisl) and Dr. R. E. Strong (physician for out-patients), who are leaving for the war.
Mr. Max Butler, son of Mrs. R. H. Butler, Armadale, who was secretary in the office of H.M. Trade Commissioner, Melbourne, prior to leaving for England in April, to offer his services in the army, has received n commission in the Wiltshire Regiment.
Mr. Walter Kirby has received a letter from the private secretary to Her Majesty the Queen, dated from Buckingham Palace on May 1. In it the secretary states that he has told the Queen that Mr. Kirby had lieen successful in raising £1,000 for the British Red Cross Funds, and that Her Majesty desired to congratulate Mr. Kirby
on his efforts.
The many friends of Mr. C. U. Kingston, general manager of the Australian, .Mer- cantile, Land, and Finance Company, Lon- don, will leam with sorrow the announce- ment (by cable) of his death on Saturday last. Mr. Kingston had been interested in Australian affairs for over 40 years. He visited the Commonwealth several times, and made many friends. Being so closely in touch with Australian affairs, his name with all pastoralists visiting London had become a household Tvord. .' '
1 ' Mrs; McNicollf of Gcclóng.'wifc of LicTit. C'olonel McNiceill, who was naval ded the D.S.O. for gallantry at Gallipoli, received a brief message yesterday from her husband in Egypt. He intimated that he was wounded in the abdomen on May 8. The bullet had taken a downward roui-so, and lodged at the head of the right thigh-hone. He was doing well. The wound had hcilcd splendidly, and an operation had been per- formed for the lcnioval of the bone splin-
Mr. T, M. Hughes, of Katamatite, and Mr, W. F. Taylor, of Castlemaine, were appointed justices of the peace for the Northern and Midland districts respectively at the meeting of the State Executive Coun- cil yesterday.
A motion expressing regret at the death of Mr. W. Mitchell, J.P., was agreed to at the sitting of the Metropolitan Board of Works yesterday. Commissioner Slnll.ibccr moved, and Commissioner Gahan seconded, the motion, which read as follows;-"That an expresison of deep regret be lecordeil on the minutes'of the board al the death of Mr. William Mitchell, J.P., one of the original members of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, and repre- senting the city of Footscray; nnd that a letter of sympathy he forwarded to Mrs. Mitchell and family."