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The Prime Minister (Mr. Hughes) ar- rived nt Toowoomba (Q.) shortly after ll o'clock on Saturdny morning. Ho ad- dressed a crowded meeting at tho town hnll nnd had a fine reception. Later Mr. Hughes rejoined tho mail train and con- tinued his journey south.

¦ Tho Naval Hoard has received a cable message announcing that Rear-Admiral John S. Dumaresq is seriously ill at the American Military Hospital, Manila. He ia supering from fever and rheumatism of thc knee, and the British Consul-General states that his condition is such that the doctors are dubious about the outcome. The many friends of the admiral, who is Australian by birth, will regret to hear of his serious illness.

Archbishop Lees will leave by the ex- press train to-day for Sydney to attend the quarterly meeting of the Australian Board of Missions and the annual meeting of the Church Missionary Society. To-morrow he will bo given a civic reception by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, and on Sunday will preach in the cathedral. Archbishop Lees expects to bo absent from Melbourne for about 10 days.

Mr. H. P. Levy. M.A., LL.B)., who re- cently took final honours in law at the Melbourne University, left on Saturday by tim Medic for Oxford, where he will re- main two years for the purpose of studying international law. Mr. Levy is the eldest son of Councillor A. Levy, of Ballarat.

Mr. King Hedley, who was well known in. Australia some years ago as an accom plished actor, died at Monthey, Switzer and, on April 17, leaving a widow. He was the third son of thc late Dr. George D. Hedley, of Gippsland. One of Mr. Med- ley's dramatic successes in Australia was as Wilfred Denver in "The Silver King." He lind also appeared in England and America, but latterly he had lived privately in Lon- don. He married the widow of Mr. Frederick Edmonds. Mr. King Hedley was one of the early members of the Melbourne Savage Club.

Miss "Hess" Norris (Mrs. Nevin Tait), the well-known miniature painter, and a former student at tho Melbourne National Gallery; and Messrs. Birley and Rowe, are represented at the Grosvenor Gallery ex- hibition.

Miss Catherine Hughes, daughter ot Mr. C. E. Hughes, the American State Secre- tary, was married on Saturday to Mr. Chauncey Waddell, of New York, states a cable message. The entire diplomatic body in Washington and members of Congress attended a large reception in the Pan American building where the Disarmament Conference was held.

Sympathy will bc felt for Mr. T. K. Ash- worth, presidcut of tho Employers' I-'ctle ration, on account of thc death of his wile, which took placo at their residence. Tares, Toorak road, South Yarra, yesterday. The funeral will leave Tarca at 3 o'clock thii afternoon for tho Melbourne General

Cemetery. Tlic interment will take place in thc Church of England portion.

Tho burial of tho lalo Mr. David .loVn Coutts, Mus. liac., at the New Melbourne General Cemetery (Fawkner) on Saturday afternoon was attended by many Icailiiij; , musicians. Tho Hov. G. L. Lambie olhci

'lated at the graveside, and tho pall-bearers a I were tile Chancellor of tlic University (bir d John MacFarland), the Kev. Dr. Stigilen, y Dr. W. G. Price, Dr. P. Ward Farmer, i'm

1 lessor W. A. Laver, Mr. .1. P. Bainbridge ' (University Registrar). Mr Marcus Harlow, and Mr Colloy. Tho funeral Arrangements were carried out by A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.

The death occurred at Berri, River Mur- ray, on Thursday night, of Major A. E. M. Norton, D.S.O.. formerly trade commis- sioner in Loudon for Eoutli Australia. Major Norton had suffered an attack of pneumonia, and had undergone an opera- tion. In 1900 ho undertook the duties af commercial agent for South Australis tn London. For many years bo was con- nected with military affairs in South Aus- tralia, and served with distinction in thc

Boer war.

That sho saw the coronation procession of Queen Victoria is the boast of Mis. Lang, sen., of Ferricrtown, Narrandera (N.S.W.), who celebrated her 1001 h birth- day last week. Mrs. Lang was lioni in Woolwich (Londou) on June 7, 1823, and ramo to Australia 33 yeats later by tho ship Roxburgh Castle. In 1810, at Orlons, sho married Mr. Christopher l^ing, who died 18 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Ung lived at Carngham Station, near Ballarat, for niuo years. The eldest son is now sge.1 75 years, and the youngest is Mr. Christo- pher Lang, of Narrandera, who ts aped neatly CO years. Mrs. Lang is still,active, and ncr intellect is not at all dimmed.