The Governor-General (Lord Forster) and Lady Forster left Casino (N.S.W.) on Saturday to continue their jouruc) through Kyogle and over the Macpherson Hange'at Mount Lindsay on lo Brisbane.
. Admiral Sir John do Kobeck, xvho tony, manded the naval forces in the Dai dan- dles during the time the expeditionary force xvas landed in 1915, xvill (according to the Parliamentary correspondent o£ the London "Daily Telegraph") most pro- bably succeed Admiral of the Fleet Lord
Jellicoe as Govci-uor-Gcncral of New Zca
Mr. Charles Hainsxvoith, xvho has had prex-ious expoiience at the Bradford, Kdinbmgh, and Glabgoix- Exhibitions, has been appointed manager of the Dunedin Exhibition (states a London cable mes.
Mr. Killingbiick. at the meeting of the Espeianec Council on Saturday, xvas un- animously elected lo the vacant sent on the council, caused by the retirement of Councillor Bennett. The now councillor xvas formerly a member of the counril.
Mr. 1Ï. H. Kennedy, a former Seciutiirv of Public Works in this State, is xviti, Mrs. Kennedy, having a very enjoyable time in the Old Country- Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, of course, left for Europe borne time ago. Having iecently spent two months in and around London, they aie in the midst of a seven weeks' tour ol' the English counties, and Wales and Scot
laud. They xxiii then cross over lo' France and Switzerland for ti mouth or bo, after xvhich they xvill contemplate 10 tiirning to Tasmania.
News xvas received at Launceston on Saturday of the death, at Melbourne, of Captain Edgar Kean. .Captain Kean was a xvcll-known figure in shipping circles, and had been master of thç Marrawah, trading round the Tasmanian roast for ,-í
/lumber of'y,enrg. Ho leaves "ii xvidoxv, hut
no children. "
Thousands xvho as children have envied the .ringmaster and his .position of con- trol in the eiicus xvill (says the "Arpis''l regret to lcnrn of the death Q[ Mr. John Welby Cooke, of Wirths* circus. How- man^ young people have aspired to his position during the 31 years he has occu- pied ifci'n1Australia? Ile was the son of n circus performer,, and xvas born at-Pat- terson, Ncxv_ Jersey, America, As a lad he folloxved in his father's footsteps. For many years he had been knoxvn all over Australia. His xvidow, - a sister of Messrs. Philip and George Wirth, is the M'nrdrobe mistress of the circus, and his son is one of the performers. Some little time ago Mr. Cooke xvas attacked by tlio circus elephant, Cardie, in Brisbane. The animal had ex'cntunlly to bo shot, and Mr. Cooke never qnito recovered from the shock of the incident.
The Commissioner of ItafiVays (Mr. ('. Miscamble) and his party of railway ofii cials Bpent the /week-end at Burnie. They KO to, the West to-day, and return lo Burnie on Wednesday night.
Mrs. H. ' Montgomerio Hamilton, wife of Judge Hamilton," died in Sydney on Saturday after'a short illness.
Messrs. G. G. Becker, M.H.A., and T. W. G. B. Clark, who xyere recently ap-
pointed justices of.the'peace for the Fin-' gal municipality, took their scats on the bench for the first time in the Fingat Police Court pu Friday morning, and were congratulated on their apnointmenta and xvelconied by Mr. Fred. Williams on behalf of the Bench,- Sergeant C. ty'. Berrcsford (representing the police) ami Mr. W. Salmon (clerk of petty ses- sions). , Messrs. Becker add Clark suit-
Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler, a very, old resi- dent of Hobart, passed away at her daugh- ter's residence, 60 Forest-road, Hobart, on Thursday; aged 81 years, and the funeral took place on Saturday at Cornelian Bay. The Rev. Ç. B. Cockett conducted the
funeral service. The deceased was born in Wales, England, and came to Tasmania with her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Palmer) at an early age. The family settled early in the Port Esperance and Southport dis- trict, and it was in the latter place that the most fruitful of Mrs Tyler's years were spent. Of a retiring, but charitable
disposition, and the possessor of a won- derful store of practical knowledge, much pioneer nursing work was done by her, and she travelled over many miles of rough country whenever the call came to render first aid. Mr. Tyler, the pioneer of the Ida Bay sawmills, predeceased her by a number of years. She leaves a large family. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. V. J. Keating.
, Judge Drako-Broclcmnn, of the man- dated territory of New Guinea, arrived in Sydney hy the Mataram on Saturday. Ito xvill proceed to Melbourne to-night on business associated xrith tho duties of his office. Judge Drakc-Brockmau xvas ac- companied by Mrs. Drake-Brockman.