MR. E. J. STEVENS.
FIGURE PASSES AWAY.
Brisbane, March 5.
A well-known figure in Queensland political life has passed away, in the
person of Ernest James Stevens, who
died in a Brisbane private hospital.
Stevens had suffered from ill-health
for some time and his death was not unexpected. Deceased, who was born in Melbourne, spent about 17½ years in
the Queensland Assembly, and over 21
years in the Legislative Council.
Mr. Stevens was Chairman of Direc-
tors of the Brisbane Newspaper Co. for over 20 years, retiring in 1916. He was a very ardent supporter of amateur sport in Brisbane, being patron, presi- dent or vice-president of numerous clubs, and creating a record for Queens-
land, if not for Australia, in that re-