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MARRIAGES. FERRY—BARKER. —On the 21st February, at St. Bartholomew's Church. Norwood, by the Bey. J. G. Pitcher, assisted by the Rev. Canon An drews, Arnold Ferry, eldest son of Seth Ferry, of Sydney Park, EcWcardstown, to Elsie Ada Barker, second daughter of William Barker, of inrfrfpin Payneham-road. tAJ.irt. ; . . . ~
FERRY— BARKER.— On the 21st of February, at St. Bartholomew's Church. Norwood, by the Rev. J. U: Pitcher, assisted by the ltev. Canon Andrews, Arnold Ferry, eldest son of Seth Ferry, of Sydney Park, Edwardstown, to Elsie Ada Barker, second daughter of William Barker, of Inglefirid, Payuc haui-rosd, Adelaide.
STUART-FERRY.-On the 23rd December, 1903, at St. Mary's, Edwardstown, by the Rev. Pobjoy, Edward John, of Fremantle, W.A. (son of the late E. J. Stuart, Esq), of the South-East, to Beischie, youngest daughter of Seth Ferry, Sydney Park, Edwardstown.
DEATH OF MR. ARNOLD FERRY.
A One-time Noted Horseman.
Mr. Arnold Ferry, a former noted horse man, and a well-known figure in radng circles, died on Monday. He was the elder son of 'the master' (Mr. Seth Ferry), and a brother of Mr. Sydney W.
Ferry, stipendiary steward. !fhe late Mr. Ferry was born at Woodside in Janu ary, 1888—58 years ago. He redeved his early education at Woodeide, and latei studied at the Rev. Mr. Mudie's school at Fullarton, and at St. Peter's College. Like his brother and many other sterling horsemen, Arnold often tose eajjy to ride work. The galloping of half a doren horses on the racecourse, a hurried home ward journey, and an equally hurried bath and breakfast, and then off to college was just the ordinary daily routine to ' him. Arnold was trained in a hard school. 'The master' knew the value, of that method of training— it serves to make the better man. There was plenty of enjoy ment, however, for the father always ex pressed the wish that the son should fol low in bis footsteps in at least one respect —work first, play afterwards. Naturally, Arnold soon acquired the art of expert horsemanship, for Mr. Ferry, sen., was a crack roughrider when in the heyday of young manhood. The Family Pony, Ripple. Arnold learned to ride on the family pony, Ripple, and Sydney and the four sisters did likewise. He won his initial race on Ripple, and this was the fore runner of many victories, some of them being somewhat notable. At that stage of his jockey career he weighed 5 st.
Arnold rode as an amateur on we oia Thebarton Racecourse, the site of the Thebarton Oval. There is a story attached to his transference to the professional ranks. He had become such a brilliant amateur that he piloted four winners at the Adelaide Hunt Club Meeting. After this signal success a new rule was formed, allowing amateurs to nde only by consent of the committee. Thus, Arnold, was forced to take out a jockey's licence, much to the dissatisfac tion of 'The Master,' who. considered it a poor return for his loyalty to the rac ing business. Arnold twice won the Oakbank Hurdle Race on Speculation and on Simpleton he also performed meritori ously Simpleton was sired by the Boo yoolie Station (near to Gladstone) horse Sir Edmund, and the young horses pur chased by 'The Master' were named with a word beginning with S. Simpleton won at Flemington, and at Moonee Valley witn Arnold in the saddle, and Syllabus scored at Caulfield. Simpleton was a wonderful horse over the battens. A Grand National Hurdle Race on Kingsdere also came Arnold's way. He was a fearless and resourceful rider, and moreover he proved most popular with owners, trainers, jockeys and racing public. Sojourn In India and Veterinary Work.. Arnold Ferry made several journeys to India, and won many good races in the land of the rajahs. He raced horses in partnership with a prominent South Aus tralian enthusiast. A le$ which was badly broken interfered with his horsemanship, and he seldom rode afterwards, but in stead took up veterinary ror geon work and becinie equally successful. He bad bean taught from boyhood to understand, so far as cps sible, man's equine friend, and its innumer able intricacies.. His practice had de veloped durine the past 20 years owing to sound practical work. In addition to gajn iDg a knowledge of country sport, a period of station life at Stuart's Creek helped considerably to broaden bii mind, and be always maintained that travel was the best teacher in this respect. Mr. Ferry derived much pleasure from the musical world, and often delighted his hearers when at the piano, and in addition' he possessed a pleasant baritone voice:
FERRY.— On February 2. at her residence, 99 Springbank road. Clapham. Adela, the dearly beloved wife of the late Sydney William Ferry. loving mother of John, fond mother-in-law of Marie, and grandmother of Christine and Rosalie.
FERRY. — THE FRIENDS of the late Mrs. ADELA FERRY of 99 Springbank road. Clap- ham, are respectfully informed that her Remains were peace- fully laid to rest, privately, in the Mitcham Church of England Cemetery. on THURSDAY MORNING. The Rev. R. H. Pearman officiated.
FERRY, Arnold & Elsie Ada
FERRY, Sidney William McTaggart & Adela (Mitcham C/E Cemetery)
In another column reference is made to the career of Mr. Arnold Ferry, whose death occurred yesterday.
Arnold Ferry, eldest son of Seth Ferry, of Sydney Park, Edwardrttown, to Elsie Ada Barker, second daughter of William Barker, of Inglfificld, Payne
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FERRY.—On August 2. at a private Hospital. Sydney William McTaggart Ferry, beloved husband of Adel Ferry Sprirgbank road. Clapham. and father of John Austin Ferry. aged 68 years.
FERRY—MOODY.—On the 8th February, at St. Mary's, South road, by the Rev. Pobjoy, Sydney W., second son of Seth Ferry, Sydney Park, Ed
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wardstown, to Adela, eldest daughter of C. A. moody, Springbank.
FERRY— MOODY.-On the 9th February, at ST Mary's, South road, by the Rev. Pobjoy, Sydney W.,'wcoml son of Seth Ferry, Sydney Park, Ed- wardstown, to Adela, eldest daughter of C. A. Moody, Springbank.
OLD HOMESTEAD (photo with article)
History of Allan Park FAMOUS RACEHORSES
An interesting .. history is attached to Allan Park, Edwardstown, where on Thursday a dispersal sale of the racing stock owned by the late Mr. George Bennet took place.
It would be difficult to find a more solidly built house in any part of -South Australia, the walls outside and the divi sions of the rooms being more than 2 ft. thick, comprised of solid masonry. The walls are continued into the ground for some ? distance, and several underground rooms are provided. Three times the homestead -has had its name changed. The stables have housed a host of turf celebrities. Mr- George Bennet purchased the pro perty more than 20 years ago. ' . It was then one of the oldest buildings in the State, and its condition today is a tribute to the workmanship of the period. It-was renamed Allan Park by Mr. Bennet after his Allandale Station near Oodnadatta. Whether there is any truth in the legend historians are unable to ' testify, but a- story ' handed down is to the effect that somewhere in the 'sixties an illicit still was in .operation there. It is said that liquor was manufactured in the underground rooms, and after much diffi culty the . place was raided and the
offender brought , to book. Subsequently the property was disposed of. Mr. W. Gerrard (known for his activi ties at Rapid Bay with thoroughbreds) linked up with Mr. Tom Jordan, another well-known racing man of the period, in the purchase of the homestead, and they added spacious stables, the idea being to send the Rapid Bay bred horses to be privately trained there. ' Its name was changed to Jordan Park. Eight loose boxes were *built of solid stone, costing £1,000. At present they arc in a remarkable state of preservation. Prominent Horses Some prominent racehorses were turned out -from the establishment, such as Lock leys, winner of the first Birthday Cup, and Emulation. Mi1- Gabriel Bennett was a. patron- of the stable, and for that sports man T. Jordan . prepared Impudence, a winner' 'of ian, Adelaide ' Cup, at i Jordan Park. ... Mr. Gerrard ; was .breeding from Talk o' the Hills and Treg'eagle at^-the time. Jordan, who originally came from Britain with Ace of Clubs and Miss Giraffe, was formerly connected with, the Rothschilds. He made another trip to. Britain and brought out Talk o' the Hills, Tregeagle, and Rapid Bay. It was the mating of Talk o' the Hills and Miss Giraffe which produced the smart Neckersgat. Later Jordan Park .figured as a race course, where pony, racing was conducted. It was admirably suited for the purpose, because of its delightful old gumtrees and pleasing surroundings. ..-'.'.
Home of Famous 'Chasers Although Mr. Jordan remained on the property for a while after the death of Mr. Gerrard, he ultimately, removed hie quarters to.Lockleys, on the Henley Beach road, and Jordan Park came into 'the pas-, session of Mr. Seth Ferry, who caused renovations to be effected. The name was changed to Sydney Park. At this time it was the Birthday meeting of 1896— the Ferry camp had a lucrative win over the Simulator — Banjo double. . Anybody who knows1 racing will' recall some of the celebrated steeplechasers which 'The Master' turned out from the establishment. There -were Regent, Ron ald, The Trojan. Wirrawa, Idalia. Sir Joe, Cromwell. The Actor, Cataract, Banjo, Generality, Xalpa, and countless others. There was not a more formidable stable with' jumpers in the whole of Aus tralia, and what the: famous Mill Park was to .Victoria so. Sydney Park was to South Australia. It was not an uncommon thing to wit ness Mr. Feny drive a four-in-hand team from 'Edwardstown to the' respective race courses, and later to see the team un hitched and ready for engagements . in jumping events during the afternoon. Excellent Team : On- one occasion the. . -team comprised Phantom, Cromwell, ? Supple . Jack, and Parallax. Miss A. Moody, now Mrs. S. W. Ferry, had charge of the reins. Parallax did not fulfil his racing engage ment, but Phantom won the Hurdle Race and Cromwell and Supple Jack ran first and second in the Steeplechase. ? Mr. Seth Ferry was a practical man, who was favored by having two accomplished horsemen in his sons, Arnold and Sydney. One of the chief patrons of Mr. Ferrv was Mr. T. Hope Murray. For a long time the property remained in disuse after Mr. Firry had disposed of it, and having a desire to take up racing on a 'more extensive scale, Mr. Ben net secured it at a price, that would stag ger present-day buyers of property. He expended --'Sjipney freely in improvements, bringing the -propei-ty up to date. I. Reid' was placed in charge, and the turf -records show how Scintillation, Ra diant, Lord Marco. Sir Marco, Goodwood, Miss Neckersgat, Friar Perfect, Step. Out, Admirable Bob, Apollo, Golden Fortune, and other - notable racehorses emanated from Allan Park during the lifetime of Mr. Bennet.
FERRY-MOODY.-On the 9th February, at St. Mary's, South-road, by. the Rev. Pobjoy, Sydney W., second son of Seth Ferry, Sydney Park, Ed- wardstown, to Adela, eldest daughter of C. A. Moody, Springbank.
A JOCKEY AND HIS MASTER.
-Before Messrs. J. Gordon, S.M., and JJ'. J. Whitby, at the Adelaide Police Court, on Tuesday morning, Seth Ferry, horse-trainer, was charged, on the information of Alfred Edward Pile, a jockey, aged l8 years, resid- ing at Sydney Park, Edwardstown, with having thrashed him with a whip and beaten him, at Edwardstown, on January 22. Mr. J. R. Anderson appeared for the defendant, and the informant, who was re- presented by Mr. S. H. Bleechmore, applied to have his apprenticeship contract with the defendant annulled. Pile, who said his weight was 6 st. 7 lb., told the court that on the evening of January 22 he was, with several others, in the "boys' room" at Syd ney Park. Percy accused him of doing something wrong, and although witness protested defendant lashed him with a car- riage-whip across the arms about a dozen times and then punched him. It was about the worst thrashing he had ever had. Ferry then called him "a useless little dog." By Mr. Anderson-Ile had wanted on pre- vious occasions to be relieved from his contract with Ferry, and would have left had he been allowed to do so. He was not aware that Ferry was given in the articles any right to beat him. He had made up his mind to try to leave Ferry's ser- vice since having received the thrashing. Norman McDonald gave corroborative evi- dence as to the beating which Pile received. He saw Pile's arms afterwards and the skin was broken in several places. The S.M. told Mr. Anderson not to trouble to call witnesses. He stated that the evidence showed that a beating was administered, but whether justifiably or not he was not prepared to say. There was not sufficient ground to annul the contract. There would require to be a continuance of the punish- ment. Ferry, according to the agreement had power to "correct" the informant, and that inciuded corporal punishment. The information would be dismissed. Mr. Anderson said he would like to mention, in justice to Ferry, that he had evidence show- ing the chastisement to be much lighter than had been alleged.
LARGE CROWD AT | POINT-TO-POINT j Those who attended the Point-to- '? Point at Oakbank on Saturday might forget the event, but they cannot for- : get the mud. The public generally! was quite unprepared for the quagtnh-e., Several motor cars never reached Che : course, for they became hopelessly ; bogged, and the occupants, in dainty footwear, climbed out into mud well; over their ankles. There was a emr- [ prising attendance all the same, and' the stands were crowded. Eveiyone '? ' took tea with them; it was quite a picnic affair. Wis Excellency the , Governor, was present with Captain: Williamson in attendance. f Among those noticed In the enclosure. were:—His Excellency the Governor (Sir Alexander Hore-Ruihvenl, Capt. C. WU-; liamson. AJJ.C, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Brooks,; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. A. Lapthome, the Hon. i and Mrs. H. D. Young. Miss Norah Young. [ ' Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Moody. Mr. end Mrs. [ ? Ijance Hargrave, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Tol mer. the Misses Tolmer. Dr. Alan Britten Jones, Mr. Ken Moore. Mr. and Mrs. B. Hope Murray. Miss Molly Castlne. Mr. W. A. Bo*.'?on, the Misses Phyliss Reld and: Boa Soring, Dr. and Mre. H. W. D. Stod dart, Misses Pat end Peg Stoddart, Mr. JL., Yon Doussa. Mr. and Mrs. L. O'Leary. Mr.: A. M. McFarlane. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Glid- ? don. Mrs. Mostyn Evan. Mr -.nd Mrs. S. Ferry. Mr. Jack Ferry. Mr. s- ' Mrs. Stan- ! ley Prince, Mrs. W. A. Holc'.n. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Bmund. Mr. and Mrs. L. M,. Darby. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Eickford. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Cave. Mrs. Duryea, Mrs. J. O-borne. Mr. and Mrs. .1. H. Morish. Dr. : Sidney Cocks. Mrs. Rtithe*ford. Mrs. Charles Irwin. Mrs. Charles North, the Misses Col- ' cen and Margaret Cudmore. Gladys Coo per. B?ttv McFarlanp. Owen prid C. Saun ders. Gwen and Betty Bruce. Connie Scott.: Kitty Held. Moi.jp Osborne. Beatrice and I Madge Markwcll. Miriam Ifmild. Una Han : sen. Jryce Alford, Betty Hor-nnan, Kath leen Brtcc. Crena Breaden. Mariorie Wil ton. Anne Mahcr. Maim'e Hort-an. Isador, Fox. Connie Low. Norah Noonan. Eileen Bc-urke. Carmen Trlado t Melbourne), Mol lle Paxtop, Barbara Broota. Mr. J. M. It-
win, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Ayers. Mr. John i Hill, Mrs. Rex Matters, Dr. end Mrs. H. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Les Cowan, Mr. J. Lauterbach. Mr. E. Marks, Mits Gwen Priest. Mr. and Mrs. P. Teesdaie Smith, 3Mr. T. E. Cleland. Mies Betty Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Luxmoore. Mr. and Mrs. Reg inald Bicfcford. Miss Jean Hansen, Messrs. Hector and Keith McDonald, Colin Wood, Arthur Mangan, J. C. Nay.or, Bob Fother ingham. Bob Cummlng. A. E. Sheldow, Alan Edwards, and Bob Sanders. Mrs. R. A. Sanders. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lucas, the Hen. John Cowan, Mr. H. H. Gray, lias , carllen Sanderson, Miss Peggy Hay, Dr. and Mrs. Garfield Hone, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Pullman, Mr. and Mrs. S. Ingerson. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Toll, the Misses Dymphna and Mary To':., and Mabelle Heyneman, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Leahy, the Misses Claire Sinclaire and Brenda Hill. Mr. John Brice, Miss Freda Kerrison—Rogers Wedding At St. Patrick's Church, Grote-street, at 11 ajn, on Thursday the marriage was celebrated of Mr. George Kerrison and Miss Dorothy Helena Rogers.. Father Hogan officiating. The bride.' who was given away by her brother, Mr. J. Rogers, was growned in ivory satin, with cowl collar and fully flared skirt forming a train. The bridal veil; of Honiton lace was held in place with. a spray of orange blossom on either i side, and she carried a sheaf of white ; hyacinths and pink carnations. The ? bridesmaids. Misses Mary Whelan, May ? KeTrison, and Jessie Pringle, were \ frocked alike in rose pink satin, their ] large picture felt hats trimmed with; 6_tin and pink lace. They wore ciys- I tal bead necklaces, the gift of the bnde- groom, and carried bouquets of mauve ' and pink hyacinths and sweet peas. Mr. Laurie Jennings was best man. i A reception was afterwards heldat the Grosvenor, Norlih-terrace. The bride's mother received with the bridal party, wearing black iriarocain relieved fwith fawn, and carried a TW of [ autumn tonings. Mis. G. . Kerrison I (bridegroom's mother) was .-owned in black satin with touch of white, and her bouquet was of red carnations and included Mr- and Mrs^ G. ; : Kerx^on, sen, Mrs. Rogers. Mr and Mis. . 3. , Kerrison. Mr. and Mrs. A. Basher, Mr. and , MtT Welch. Misses Mo'ilie Kerrison. Rene Cobb Nancy Mulcahy. M. Rogers^ Amy : Moore. Jean Dren, Greta Wood. Thehna Mon-e Nell Whe-sn. Messrs. J, P.. R, end ; f RogeSAr^Son* B. Wills J. Mulcahy. K. Tb%Uc B. Deegan, J. Murphy, T. Taylor. : P* Richards. Supple, B. Johnson. J. Ward, and R. Anderson.
BATTERY ENQUIRY CONCLUDED
"Contrivance Was Ineffective"
The stewards acting for the Barossa land Light Racing Club, at a meeting held on the Angaston racecourse on No- vember 9. held an enquiry at the office
of the S.AJ.C. yesterday into the al leged finding of a whip containing an electrical contrivance on the course. The stewards who acted at the meet ing were Messrs. H. E. Rowell (chair man), L. Zimmerman. E. E. Woods, and S. W. Ferry. After an exhaustive enquiry, and the taking of much evidence, the stewards found:— That there was no evidence that the whip (produced) was picked up or found on or adjacent to the runnine track of toe course. That tnere was no evidence that the whip had been used by any jockey on any horse that day. The stewards also reported that on the evidence of an electrical expert the contrivance in the whip alleged to have I been found on the course was in ineffec i tive.
DEATH OF MR. S. W. FERRY
Former Stipendiary Steward
The death occurred yesterday of Mr. S. W. Ferry, who for many years acted as a stipendiary steward in South Australia, and
also gave valuable assistance to racing in his position as instructor of the school for apprentices, to which post he was appointed fol lowing a suggestion by the late Dr. A. V. Benson (chairman of the Port Adelaide Racing Club) for the introduction of the scheme. Many years ago Mr. Perry acted as starter for various metropolitan and country clubs. At one period Mr. Perry was an hotelkeeper. In his young days Mr. Ferry was a successful amateur rider, and he established what is probably a world's record. Before he went to St. Peter's College, and when only ten years old. weighing 4 st. 8 lb., he won the City Handicap in 1888 on Norma for his father, Mr. Seth Ferry. It was his first ride in a race, and two years later.he won the same race on Simpleton, also owned by his father. Mr. Perry rode for about 14 years,' and he won many races, his vie- } tories on the flat and over hurdles and fences including cups and na tionals. He was regarded as one of the best amateur horseman in Australia. His brother. Mr. Arnold Ferry who died many years ago, was also a skilful horseman. Mr. Perry leaves a widow and a son.
Mr. Seth Ferry Dead; Known as "The Master"
ADELAIDE, Thursday.-Mr. Seth Perry, one of the grand old men ot South Australian racing, who was known everywhero as "The Master," died' to-day at the age of 92 years. He vtaa ono of the original founders of the Oakbank meeting, .ind won immy Important South Australian races with his horses..
[Mr. Ferry was- woll known to Broken Hill sportsmen in tho early days. He.raced several horses' here.]
Mr. Ferry's Report Mr. Ferry, in presenting his report, said that apprentices during the past racing season had shown improvement in their riding, and, among them, had won a large number of races. They appeared to have gained the confidence of the racing public, and their general deportment bad also improved. They were deeply grateful to the many men who had shown a kindly interest in the welfare of the students. It was his aim to nave the apprentices of South Australia looked upon, not only as the best riding apprentices, but the best conducted and most manly in the Com monwealth. He would not say the 7 had quite achieved that, but they were beading in that direction. The prizewinners for the term were: —Bennett medal E. A. J. Wright. O. Hyman trophy, E. A. J. Wright and E. C. Stuart, equal. Class prizes at Mor phettviHe—C. Oakey, I; A. P. Gilbert, 2; K. A. McDonald, 3. At Victoria Park—M. P. Barry, 1; H. L. Hendry, 2: E. C. Stuart, 3. Mr. James tt?11 (chairman of the Adelaide Racing Club) said be was pleased to see that the school was proving so successful, and congratulated Mr. Ferry and the apprentices on the work done during the term. Dr. A. V. Benson (chairman of the Port Adelaide Racing Club) expressed ttie opinion that Mr. Ferry was the right man In the right place. The school was not only doing good work in the way of teaching riding and con duct on the racecourse, but was also going to rnnkA the apprentices able and reputable citizens. Mr. S. J. Jacobs said it was true of the professional jockey, as in every walk of life, that experience was the best teacher, but experience, combined with education, was the true road to per fection. .
The death has occurred of Mr. Albert Samuel Carter in his 73rd year. He was one of eight sons of the Lon- don family of George Carter & Sons,
men's outfitters. He had been resi dent in Austraha lor some years. He was a member and office-bearer of the Mit€ham Baptist Church. He has left a widow and two sons—air. Albert Car ter, of London, and Mr. Charles E. Carter, of Adelaide. Mr. George Watson, whose death is reported from Western Australia, was for many years a prominent resident of Mount Gambler. Born in Porres, Elgin, Scotland, in 1845, he came to Australia with his mother in 1868 by tlie Great Britain, one of the first ecrew steamers on the run. On arri val in Melbourne they sailed for Port MacDonnell and joined the late Mr. John Watson at Mount Gambicr, the deceased entering the employ of Messrs. Laurie & Watson as book keeper and (salesman. After seven years in this business he went into partnership with the late Mr. W. Wedd. and purchased the bookselling and stationery business of the "Bor der-Watch." Later he conducted busi ness on his own account, until he took up land in Western Australia 28 years ago. The deceased took a keen interest in public affairs, and was a member of the town council for seve ral years,, an active member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, a member of the first volunteer rifle company formed in Mount Gambier, and one of the founders of tbe Mount Gambier Caledonian Society. Mis. Emma Ferry, of Port Pirie, who died recently at the residence of her 6on, Mr. J. H. Ferry, of Moonta, at the age of 95, was born in London, and at the age of 18 came to South Aus tralia with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. de la Hant, in the ship Fortitude. Two years later she married Mr. Ferry, an arrival by the ship Derwent. Tbe latter was well known as a school teacher at Cherry Gardens, Morphett Vale, and In other eouthern districts, and although be took up farming in the Napperiiy district about 53 years ago, he subsequently resumed school teaching. He died at Napperby in 1903. Mrs. Ferry had a family of 14, eleven of whom survive. These are:— Messrs. J. H. Ferry (Moonta), W. Ferry (Mount Barker, Western Aus tralia). A. S. Perry (Croydon), F. H. Ferry (Peterborougji), B. J. Ferry (Pootennp, Western Australia), Mes dames A. A. Pearce (Port Pirie), A. R. Ewens (Port Pirie), D. Stewart (Prospect), M. S. Mac Donald (Syd ney), J. Inglis (Brighton), Miss F. Ferry (Brighton). There are 34 grandchildren and 47 jrreatr-grandchil dren. A sister or Mrs. Ferry died four years ago at the age of 94. Her husband was a brother of Mr. Seth Ferry ("The Master). Mr. F. W. Clare Radford. who died recently at the Burra Hospital, was the youngest son of the Jate Mr. and Mrs. David Radford, of Glenora sta tion, and was born at Angaston in 1877. Two years later his parents re moved to the Quorn district, where they remained until 1891, when they took up the property now known as Glenora station, east of Burra. In 1904 the deceased Joined bis brothers, Messrs. D. H. and M. A. Radford. in partnership (known as Radford Bros.), at Canegrass station, later acquiring Glenora, Yubalia, and Balambreni sta tions. In 1917 he went to reside at Balanbreni (near Spalding). He took an active part in the Liberal Union and later the Liberal Federation, and was for a number of years president of the Stanley district commitsee and of the Spaldinc branch. A keen fol lower of sport in early life, he was a firsvclnss footballer and later an en thusiastic cricketer, and organised a number of teaais for the country cricket carnivals. He married Miss Edith Killicrat, daughter of the late Philip KiUicoat. of Abberton Park. Burra. and leaves a widow, one son, Mr. H. C. Radford. aud one daughter. Miss L. C. Radford. Mr. Louis Henry Kekewick. nlio died at Allandale East recently alter an iK ness of 10 months, was bom on May 28. 1855. at Stavitou. Devonshire. Eng land. His father, Mr. Henry George Kekewick, son of Chief Justice Keke wick. the first Chief Justice of Cape Colony., died when Mr. Kekewick was six years of age. When he was 11 years old. Mr. Kekewick left England with his sister, mother, and step-father, the late Mr. John Saunders of Allandale East, on the sailing vessel The Prince of Wales They landed at Port Adelaide in Oc tober. 1860. Mr. Kekewick married Miss Sarah Jane Fry on October 11. 1880. He was keenly interested in sport, particularly 6hooting and fishing. and took a prominent rjart in the social activities of the district. Besides a widow, he leaves three dausliiers— Mesdames L. Whitchead. of MOicent: W. Shurdington. of Pinnaroo; and W Pcrryman, of Port MacDonnsll—and five sons—Messrs. G. J., F. 8.. R. G.. and A. F. Kekewick. of Allandale East, and W. A. Kekewick. of Port Mac- Donnell. There are 23 erandchildren-
OLD-TIME HORSE OWNER
Mr. Seth Ferry Dead
Mr. Seth Perry, who for more than 40 years before his retirement from the ownership of racehorses 25 years ago. was prominent on the South
Australian turf, died in Adelaide yes terday in his 93rd year. He was'the last surviving founder of the Onka paringa Racing Clwb. Even after he ceased to own horses. Mr. Ferry .took a deep interest ir racing. The Master, as he was popu larly known because of his close as sociation with the Adelaide Hunt Club in the early days, when for a period he was master and keeper ol the hounds at his own expense, was a familiar figure at TattersalJs Club of which he was the only surviving foundation member. Londoner By Birth Bom at Enfield. Middlesex, withli the sound of Bow bells. Mr. Perry was the son of a schoolmaster at Providence House. His father had a large family, and, finding that school teach ing was not lucrative in those days, he deeidec to come to South Australia, having been attracted b an exhibit ir London of wheat grown at Mount Barter. The Ferrj family settled a! Woodside, anc Mr. Seth Ferry only 11 years ol age on arrival ir the colony, be came passionatelj fond of horses and was nevei happier thai when he was schooling then aver hurdles. Winner Of Hunt Cups One of his first rides in a race wai In 1869, when he won the earliesi Adelaide Hunt CluSb Cup on his mare Gipsy GirL Adam Lindsay Gordoi competed in the same event Five yeaxs later he won tht Cup on Darkie, and on sever subsequent occasions he saw th Cup won by horses in which he was interested. Mr. Ferry had a specia fondness for jumpers, and at times hi owned good horses, who won mail] races for him. He regarded Simple ton ac his best all-round performer This was a most versatile performer equally at home in a sprint, a middle distance handicap, or a hurdle race Simpleton wen a City Handicap, be ing ridden by Mr. S. W. Ferry, a son who was also astride Norma. anothei wiener of that race. Among the man; races won by Mr. Ferry was the Great Eastern Steeplechase at Oakbank, twice with Darkie and once with Gunn. He also owned Speculation, who, with Mr Arnold Ferry in the saddle, won the Hurdle Race at Oakbank in 1887 anc 1888. Big Betting Coup Jumping races attracted much at tention in Adelaide in the early days and when Mr. Ferry won the hurdle race and steeplechase with Simulate] and Banjo at the Adelaide Birthdaj Cup meeting, he brought off a bit betting coup. In conjurction with the son of an English peer and a feu friends, Mr. Ferry backed that double for something like £17,000. and Mr S. W. Ferry had the satisfaction ol riding the winners- Mr. Seth Ferrj lived for many years at Sydney Park Edwardstown, and it was his practice to harness his horses to a vehicle anc drive them four-in-hand to the races On one occasion three of the teair won a race, and the other was second He also saw his horses defeated, and at one Adelaide Cup meeting Synta? was beaten in the Cup, and also ir the Goodwood Handicap by half i head each time. His horses won -race at Flemington and Caulfield. Pioneer Of Racing Mr. Ferry might well be termed i pioneer of racing in this State. No only was he largely instrumental n starting the Onkaparingu Club, but hi purchased the paddock on which thi present Gawler course was afterward; laid out, was the lessee of the Vic toria Park racecourse, and with Mr W. H. Formby he advised Sir Thomai Elder regarding the suitableness of thi land at Morphettville as a course fo the SJU.C. After an inspection o the low-lying land at Morphettville hi expressed tjie opinion that it woul make an ideal racecourse if the flood waters from the Brownhill Creek coul( be combated. That was done. an MorphettviUe is now the headquarter of racing in South Australia. Whei he held the lease of Victoria Park hi conducted racing there on his own ac count, and thus saved that park as i racecourse, as it was at that time pro posed to construct a road through it Mr. Ferry was a good judge of horses and for many years his services as ad- Indicator were in much request by thos: controllins; the Adelaide Royal ani rountry shows. He once judged at thi Adelaide Royal Show when it consists of a Dlou^hing match and horse event held in the centre of what is now tin Victoria Park racecourse. Mr. Ferry's wife died about 30 year ago and the surviving members of his family are Messrs. S. W. Ferry (stipendiary steward), of Clapnam: Mrs. E. B Bednall. of Norwood; Mrs. E. J. Stoddart of Perth (W-A-): and Miss Violet Ferry, of Adelaide. One son. Mr Arnold Ferry, died about five years ago and recently the death occurred of his daughter, the wife of Dr. G. Woods of Geelong.
Mr. Seth ferry
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FERRY.— On the 26th April, at Woodside, Mrs. Seth Ferry, of a daughter. Both doing well.
Octogenarian Identities ?
TT is a far cry to the early meetings x of the bins club In this picturesque setting, and It is remarkable that Seth Ferry, one of the founders, will be present to-day, and that Candy Harr iett, who rode Tormentor, the winner of the first steeplechase in 1876, is still alive. Many times and oft, the master, as Seth Ferry Is called, has told me the story of those ?rafl.u beginnings, and how James and Andrew John ston allowed the founders to make use or ineir paa docks. On Saturday the . old sports man recalled how Andrew Johnston, the father of Willie Johnston, who was president of the club for many years, would send along two or three waggons from the brewery to serve as the grand stand. "Then," said Mr. Ferry, "there was that gay old gentleman. Joe Harris, the clerk of the course, who, mounted on a chesnut cob and armed with a hunting whip, and decorated with a top hat with rosettes and ribbons, used to be one of the features of the fixture.**
FERRY.— On the 10th June, at Unley, Mrs. Seth Ferry, of a daughter. Both doing welL
FERRY. — On the 30th November, of diphtheria, G. P. H., second son of Seth' Ferry, aged two years. \
A world Record One of the first men I men in Tatter sail's Club was Sid Ferry, now a stipen diary steward. I knew him when as a boy he rode as Master Ferry. Like his brother Arnold, he was taught to ride by his father, Seth Ferry, wnp had a big string of hones in those days, and usually a jumper of note. I have' seen him drive a four-in-hand to the racecourse, and then unharness the hones and race owm The Master,' as he was known, was a great man with horses, and his sons ioliowed in his footsteps. Sid Ferry must hold something in the nature of a world's record. As a boy aged 10 years he rode his father's hone Nonna to victory in the AJLC. City Handicap of 1888, and in the same race two yean later he piloted Sim pleton, also owned by 'The Master,' and won on him. One of his sisters, Mrs. E. J. Stewart, who was a noted horsewoman in her day, resides in Perth. Acting as stewards with Mr. Ferry are M. J. Slogan (chairman), who was once associated with Jim Noonan in a similar capacity at Broken Hill, and W. R, Thompson, who, when I was passing through *.«*»mflf some yean ago on '»y way to a Melbourne Cup meeting, showed me the first electric. hand battery I had seen. The handicapping far the club is done by Clem Hill, whose father made the first century on the Adelaide OvaL Clem has hit up many centuries against! the best cricketen of his day. He wean! weU. Talking of cricket reminds me tnat ! 1 had a yarn with Don Bradman, who is now in business as a sbarebroker in Adelaide. He was interested to know that his old friend, Bert Kortiang, is putting baseball on the map in Western Australia. Don made a lot of kind inquiries about friends in Perth. He looks as fit as he did when I saw him piling up runs in the final Test on the Oval in 1930. Fin* ZlaVhilsV Cay. The first Adelaide Cup was run back In 1864, and the distance of the race was two miles. The event was won by Falcon, a visitor from Victoria, who was ridden by Joe Morrison. The first prize in 1884 was £2,000 and a gold cup valued at £100 to the winner, and the event was reduced from two miles to the present day distance of one mile and five furlongs. The race was won by Malua, a great hone, and one of the best all-rounders ever seen in Australasia. He had victories in the Newmarket Handicap, Australian Cup, Melbourne Cup, and the VH.C. Grand National Hurdles to his credit Racing in South Australia has had its ups and downs. In 1885 legislators de cided that the totalisator was not good for the community (times have changed) and in consequence the Goodwood Han dicap and Adelaide Cup were run at Flem Ington, when W. Crozier's Lantern won the sprint race, and Lord Wilton an nexed the Cup. The race then lapsed tiU 1889, when it was run again at Mor phettville, and was won by John Cracier's Tbe Lawyer. Warpaint, whom I saw win in 1896, was owned by Ted Power, who probably put up a record for the race, as he owned, trained and rode him.
J. Scobie, who I believe is coming over for the meeting, registered his first win in the big event as trainer when Paul Pry, wen known in the West, won for Sir Rupert Clarke. It was an exciting finish, and Paul Pry (W. Powell) only beat Gnullo (E. HodgUns) by a neck. In 1930 Scobie, who has brought many teams of horses to Adelaide, won the Cup with his own horse. Temptation. The West Australian-owned Tarquin (9.0). ridden by Bert Holmes, who afterwards trained many good winners in our State beat Paul Pry (9.12), ridden by w. Powell the next year. The day after the race I saw Holmes driving down the main street in Adelaide in a stylish turnout He was the envy of his fellow riders. Eyeglass gave R. Lewis his first Adelaide Cup winner in 1911. In this race a trooper's mount got in the way of several horses in the straight, otherwise Sparkle would have won the race for Western Australia. He finished in third place. Previously he won the Onkaparinga Cup, and the same day his stablemate, Match lock, also owned by the late Hugh Brock man, silenced the opposition in the Great Eastern Steeplechase. Sparkle ran sec ond in the Moonee Valley Hurdle Race, two miles, with 12.5, and finished second with 11.9 in the V.R.C. Grand National
Hurdle Race to Arquebuse, who had 371b. less to carry— we can breed good horses in the West. R. Mbrley, now our leading jockey, piloted Repique to victory in the AH»i«hfr» cup of 1922. E. B. McKeon, weU known In our State some yean ago, is now in Adelaide, but ta out of the racing business. Back in 1903. in partnership with the late Jas. Nicholas, he won the AJLC. Birthday Cup with Orphan Boy, who, his ~West Australian backers win remember, paid £59/1/ for £1. Two yean later he brought May King from Perth and won the same race with him. Both Orphan Boy and May King were ridden by R. Trewartha, who in those days was a noted rider In Western Australia.
Early Oakbank Identities QN the eve of the big Oakbank jb fixture sportsmen recall with interest the identi ties associated with the early days of the
biggest picnic race meeting in Australia. Two' of 'the veterans, although ' over 80 years' of age, are still with 'us— Both Ferry, who helped to lay out tho course, and Candy Harslett, who rode Tormentor, 11 st., the winner of the first Great Eastern Steeplechase, in. 1876. My friend, Mr. J. Firmin Jenkirn, architect, of Fort Pirie, has forwarded me . photographs of Candy Harslett, Al fred Von Doussn, the first secretary, and Frank . Cornelius, the first starter of the club'. H« nlnn en
closed a snap he took of Candy Hardett when he was in Orroroo ' in ? 1928. It'ito reproduced herewith. ' ?-,',' 'Still Going Strong' \'\ J|£R. Jenkins writes:— 'Dear Rufus— As j a constant visitor to the Onkaparinga meet ing (I have not missed since Mahdi won in? 1890), you will understand 'how~ interest ing tho above photos have been to me, i and, doubtless, there are many oldtimers who will be equally interested in them. ' 'I am quite sure my old friend, Mr. Sethi Ferry, could give you some good copy abput Frank Corne lius, Alfred Von Doussa,' and ''. Candy Hars lett. He would know them 4n the early seventies. I saw Candy Harslett about two years. ago at Orroroo, where he lives, and was surprised at his physical and mental activity. I believe he is 'still going strong/ I had a long and interesting chat with him and he related events in his; early racing career, as though, they onljr happened .yes terday. As a matter of fact, I am indebted to Mr. Harslett forthe loon of the original old'*photos, and the ones I 'forward to you aro copies I have had taken off. When I took the snapshot of Candy Harslett at Orroroo he was standing alongside the car chatting to Lieut.-Col. A. A. Pearce, who, for upwards of 20 yearn,' was President of the Port Pirie Racing Club. Mrs. Pearce, who is a niece of Seth Ferry, :ient me the snap, .as I 'could not put my hands on the negative, or another print of the same.?'; Spare The Gums ?'? :' - ; « rpREES give character to a locality. Viilky Park without the giant gums would be just suburbia. It will be a, terrible pity ;if a score _ is created that these monarebs of the plains are unsafe. Limbs' occasionally fall off gum trees, Silt how many, people throughout Australia owe their death to such a happening?' When I. lived at Glen Osmond a big gale one night blew several big pine trees down. On the 'same occasion the roof was lifted from the grandstand of the Jubilee Oval, and deposited on the banks of the. Torrens. Would that be an excuse for felling other pine trees and building grandstands without roofs? ' Che Witchertie Grub rphis succulent grub has been blamed for a lot. In some places it has' riddled the gums. . The birds in the old days policed the trees and kept the insects in check, years ago, when gum trees were being felled »n the parklands, a well-known bookmaker of the time ? collected a box of . witcherfies [romthe Bplit timber and brought them in to Jim Moorhouse. The then secretary of Fattcrsalls Club took them to Perdrix's res taurant, where a clever chef frizzled them in butter nnd served. them on toast. I en ioyed them move than I did the biltong vhich R. T. Maurice carried across the con tinent, although I. remember ..when a small :ompany was eating: it, Professor Watson laid, I'Bcautiful! But it is no test, because ?ecijrix could make an appetising dish outof )Id boots.' „,, ' ' , v i
McTAGGART.—On the 10:h November, at the residence of Seth Ferry, Frogmore House. Deqnette- ville-terrace, Kent Town. Isabella third daughter of John and Mary McTggart, of Wooltana North. and Forest Lodge aged 25, deeply regretted by all who knew her. Melbourne papers plMcTAGGART.—On the 10:h November, at theease copy