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Looking bronzed and well after an ex- tended tour of New Guinea, the Gover- nor-General (Lord Forster) and Lady Forster arrived in Brisbane by tho Northern mail train yesterday morning. The Governor-General expressed him- self as delighted with 'his experiences in the mandated territory. During their stay in Brisbane their Excellencies, who are attended by Lieutenant Seymour, R.N., A.D.C., are the guests of the Governor (Sir Matthew Nathan). The party continue their journey South by the mail train this morning.

To-day being the anniversary of the birthday of King Christian X., the Con- sul for Denmark (Mr. T. W. Bouchard) will receive visitors at the 'Consulate be- tween 11 and 12.30 o'clock.

Mr. J. A. Fihelly is a patient in the Mater Misericordiac Hospital, South BrifJbane, where in about three days' time he will undergo a rather serious opera-


Mr A M'Bcan, manager of the Union Bank who has been transferred from Rockhampton to Brisbane was accorded a public send-off yesterday afternoon. The Major (Alderman Kingel) and Mr. J. J. Macaulay, voiced the regret felt at Mr M'Bean's departure, and Alder- man Kingel presented lum with a gold watch, suitably inscribed. Mr M'Boan, in thanking them for the gift, stated that he was leaving Rockhampton with great regret. He referred to the wonderful hinterland Rockhampton possessed, and its aery great solvency. An opportunity was taken to welcome Mr. H Paterson, who succeeds Mr. M'Bean, and avho is a native of Rockhampton.

Mr M. C. Goode, late ginnery super- intendent to the British Australian Cot- ton Association, Limited, will take up the duties of _ Commonwealth* Superin- tendent of Agriculture for the Northern Territory, Port Darwin, for twelve months during the absence on leav e of

Mr. Allen, the present superintendent. ! Mr. Goode leaves by the Marella with his wife and family on October 4 Mi. Goode, who is a son of Mr. Thomas Goode, late manager of Canowie and Hill River Estates, and late owner of Min tadloo station. South Australia, was a pastorallst and faimcr before eoming to Queensland Since his arrival in this State he has specialised on cotton, and his knowledge in this direction should bo of much service to Northern Terri- tory settlers