Mr, C. ti. Wade, formerly Premier of i\ew South Wales, who art ¡veil in London this week from Sydney, lins improved in health. Ho has taken over the duties of Agent-Oncral for New South Wales.
Mr. W. A. M. Blackett, president "of the Victorian Institute of Architects, who bas enlisted for active service, goes into ramp early next week. Last night the members met to say farewell to Mr. Blackett. Mr. H. Noyes, of the State Recruiting Com- mittee, said that Mr. Blackett's example had already brought in night recruits.
The many friends of Mr. Duncan Fraser Smith (Inglis, Smith, and Co.) will be grieved to hear of his death (very sud- denly), which took place on March 22 at his residence, Dunesk, Moonee Ponds. He was a well-known figure in shipping circles for over 50 years, although of late years he lived in retirement.
Mr. W. J. Morgan, of Cadbury Bros. Limited, who is shortly leaving for Lon- don, was the guest of the Victorian Confec- tionary Importers' Association at a special meeting yesterday. On behalf of the mem- bers, Mr. A. D. Price presented Mr. Mor- gan with a letter, signed by all the mem bers, expressing their appreciation of his services and their goodwill, also a smoker's outfit. Mr. Morgan has four sons fighting at the front, and he and Mrs. Morgan are leaving for London to be near them.
The death ia announced of the Rev. Wil- liam Scott, the first State astronomer m New South Wales, ut the advanced nge of 0-.! ycni'8. Mr. Scott founded the first -tate Observatory in 1802.
Probate is being sought on the will of Trevor Russell Cunningham, formerly of iN'ov,*town, Geelong, but late a major ip the Australian Imperial Forcci, on active ser- vice abroad, who wnB killed in action some- where in France on August 4 The will WPS dated December IS, 1013, and testator bequeaths leal estate valued £2,214 and personal property amounting to £7,161 to his widow and children.
WILLS AND ESTATES.
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and pen-unal property -mounting to ¿CI.-ISS to hu widow-, children, und relatives.
Charltm llenrv -clicrR-tug, of Allanto*-, firmer, ivlio died on Januar} -I, left by a will dat-i August 1, 11)18, rea! cat-«* valued at C7.C0; MS personal propcrti* amounting io a-10,32Q to his
widow' nnd children.
John Ander-on, of l'agltliawl., grotcr, who dirri on January 31, left hy a will dated Noiemlicr 5, lill-, real cstiite iplitLiI nt £370, ami petrona) pro- perly amounting to £_,.V>7 to hib widow and child-
L-Ui-t Iaar.cn, ot Congupna, farmer, who died un January 2.1, left by ii will dated Januar, li. Ill", real estate valued at £.1.(115 and perennal pro- perty amoiiiitli'e; to £711 to his children.
The Kqultj Trustee- Campan*. IJniitcii is applj. ing for probutp ol the will of Lieutenant Thonu. Ilenry Krii* Haughton, formerly of (Irclonir, who nas killed in action in 1'i-nm on \u.*i]iit I Tlic assets are myom ut £3,7ô.'i, all personal!), which testator licrpieaths to his ulster, subject toao annuity to bis father.