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PARIS, January ., I

Wreaths wer« laid to-day beside th« bier where th« body ot Marshal Joffr« ls lying in state, on behalt ot Hts Majesty the King, the British Govern- ment, the Army, Navy, the Royal Air Force, the City of London, and members of the British Em ¡tassy.


Presentation from E. S. and A. Bank


Mr. A E. Watson, branch inspector for the E. S. and A Bank, was entertained by a representative gathering of the bank staff at Hobart yesterday after- noon in the Banking House. Mr. Wat- son has been transferred to an import- ant position on the staff ot the E. S. and A. Bank In Victoria.

Mr. Buchanan, the manager for Tasmania, presented Mr. Watson, on behalf of the whole of the Tasmanian staff, with a handsome tea and coffee service and an attache case. He spoke in the very highest terms of Mr. Watson's ability and popu- larity, and wished him every success and future progress in the bank. Mr. Bu- chanan's remarks were supported by Mr. McAlister, Mr. Andrewartha, Mr. J. A Woods, and Miss Gwen Andrew, and all were unanimous in their good wishes for Mr. Watson's future career. The good feeling and best wishes, and the utmost confidence and goodwill ot his officers were conveyed to Mr. Wat- son on behalf of the branch managers and staff by Mr. McAlister. Mr. Wat- son, responding, expressed feelingly his appreciation of all the good things said of him, and also of the very handsome gifts.



A correspondent writes:-Mr. Harry Westbrook was one of Hobart's most popular members of the younger genera- tion of the seventies and eighties. He was fond of outdoor sport and also took an active Interest in musical matters, at one time being secretary of the Orpheus Club. He was an only son of the late Captain Westbrook, one of Tasmania's pioneer shipmasters. He was educated at Hutchins School, and on leaving en- tered the service of the Union Bank of Australia. In due course he became one of the bank's managers, and for many years was in charge of the branch at Mackay, Queensland. Upon his re- tirement he made his home at Mel- bourne. His wife (nee Miss Nita Smith, formerly-of Mackay), one san and a daughter survive him.

Mr. J. H. Keating, LL.B.. who arrived at Launceston on Tuesday, arrived at Hobart last evening, and intends spend- ing a few days on the East Coast betot« returning to tho mainland.

Mr. John Bernhard, licensee of th« Sportsman's Arms Hotel, Katherine (Northern Territory), died on Tuesday night. He went overland with horses 20 years ago. He had been a store- keeper also, and was a well-known Iden- tity of the Northern Territory.

Mr. Henry Percival Harris, acting chief traffic manager for the New South Wales railways, died at his home at Hurlstone Park, New South Wales, on Tuesday night.' He was 49 years of age, and was taken ill a week ago. He had a distinguished career in the Rail- way Department, which he Joined as a probationary telegraph operator. H» leaves a widow and six children.

Tho engagement is announced of Lieutenant-Commander Mortimer Dur- and, R.N., retired, and Beatrice, a daugh- ter of the Baroness Detuyll and Judge Garvan Sheridan, of Sydney (states a cablegram from London).