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PERSONAL At a meeting of the Executive Coun cil yesterday Mr. G. H. G. Smith, of Brisbane, was appointed extra-terri torial justice of the peace for Tas mania. Mr. R. Copplestone was ap. pointed a member of the Licensing Court for Scottsdalo in place of Mr. Beattie (resigned). It is announced from London that Mr. Lambton Mount, who was thank ed by the P. and 0. directors for his good work on the occasion of the sinking of the steamer China, blew out 95 candles on his birthday cake at a tea at which many Australians were present in London on Thurs day last. Mr. Mount recalled Adam Lindsay Gordon, with whom he rode in Australia. OBITUARY MR. W. N. THOMSON, CORMISTON Mr. William Norman Thomson, 63, a prominent farmer in the Cormiston district, VWest Tamar, was found dead on Thursday morning. The Lody was discovered in a creek near his home. Mr. Thomson, who was a son of the late Mr. John Thomson, of Cormiston, was educated at the I.unceston Church Grammar School, and was well known in his early days as a foot bailer and an athlete. He played with the Launceston, Railway and Fitzroy, Football Clubs, and won distinction in pedestrian events at various meet ings in this state. His best perform ance was in, the quarter-mile at the Caledonian sports in 1896, when he defeated J. J. Moore and covered the distance in 48%sec., a Tasmanian re cord at that time. He was married and he leaves a widow and two daughters. There are six brothers-Messrs. IH. M. D. Thom son and J. R.'Thomson, of Launceston;, JT. D. Thomson,' B3. L. Thomson and i. R. Thomson, of Cornilston; and 'A. Thomson, of Victoria. The funeral will take place this morning, at 11 o'clock. 2 -

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