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Well-known Adelaide Merchant HUNT CLUB ENTHUSIAST

The death of Mr. R. H. Crawford, a well-known Adelaide merchant and im- <*> porter, and a prominent citizen and horse-lover, occurred at the Memorial

Hospital. North Adelaide, on Saturday. Born in Adelaide 76 years ago, he was the only son of Mr. H. A. Crawford, j who was a part-owner of Kirkala Sta tion on the West Coast from 1858 to 1868, when he came to Adelaide. Mr. H. A. Crawford became the proprietor of the business of Messrs. Flett and Linklater in Hlndley-street in 1872. He carried on the establishment until bis death, when Mr. R. H. Crawford succeeded nun. In 1896 Crawford & Co. purchased the old and flourishing business of Finlay son & Co., at Adelaide and Mount Lofty, and removed to the premises now occu pied in King William-street. Mr. R. H. Crawford also established the City Cash Stores in Rundle-street. Lover of Horses Mr. Crawford's love of horses was manifested by the fact that be was the last member of the original horse com mittee of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of which he was also president for many years. For 30 years he was a member of the commit tee of the Adelaide Hunt Club, and in bis younger days was an enthusiastic follower of the hounds. His son, Mr. Hugh Crawford, is also a promiment member of the club. Mr. R. H. Craw ford, during later years, however, con fined his attention to his business, but his association with the Hunt Club has been perpetuated by the inauguration of the race called the Crawford Bracelet. Mr. Crawford was in ill-health for a long time. He leaves a widow, one son, Mr. Hugh J. Crawford, of Somerton, Glenelg; and five daughters—Mesdames R. F. Richardson, of Port Lincoln; H. G. Wlllcox, of Medindie; H. C. Biddle. of Kensington Gardens; and Misses Agnes and Kathleen Crawford, of Toorak. "Universally Loved" "No man was more highly respected and universally loved than Mr. R. H. Crawford." said Mr. H. J. Finnis secre tary of the Royal Agricultural and Hor ticultural Society yesterday "He *ill be greatly missed by the council and staff of the society, by both of whom he was held in the highest esteem," he added.