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DEATH OF MR. C. SMEDLEY.

AN OLD COLONIST. A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE.

The news of the death of Mr. Carrington Smedley, which occurred at his residence, Ellen-street, Semaphore at 8 o'clock on Sunday morning after three weeks illness,

will bo received with regret by his many friends. They, however, will have the 'satis faction of knowing that he died full of years, after a long, useful, and honorable career. The deceased gentleman retired from active public life some time ago, and advanc ing age caused him to live in a state of comparative retirement. Mr. Smedley was born in Nottingham on October 8,1808, and came to South Australia by the ship Thomas Lowrie in 1848 with his wife and family. After a short stay in the city he proceeded to Kapunda, where he1 opened a business which proved a profitable one. After this had become firmly established he made a trip to the Victorian gold fields in 1851, but returned and started another business at Wallaroo. Whilst residing: at Kapunda he was asked to become a candidate for the representation of Light in the House of Assembly. Mr. Smedley agreed, with the stipulation that his campaign was not'to cost him one penny. He said at the time that he would gladly place hisser-

vices at the disposal of the, electors, bat on ?wmiMiiinin grounds he objected to expend ing money to win the seat. Mr. Smedley was elected to the House of Assemhly in 1857 with tbe late Mr. J. T. Bagot, but only art one aession, and then resigned, as he was anxious to visit the old country. In 1859 he retired from bnsiiiesg, and left for Eng land, taking his {amUy home to be educated. In 1861 he returned to the colony and purchased a reeidenoe at Glen Osmond, known as Aberetoke, where he lived for sonw years. Mr.' Smedley was a strong supporter of friwigrngMiffr"l-^1!"1, and fat a long .time was .oonrweted with tlie old Freeman-dreet and Stow Churches, but in later years he wor- Bhipped - .w£- the Hindmarsn-sqnare and the fort Adelaide Congregational Churches. He was twice marrind, his first. wife dying, many years ago.- The family con sisted of three daughters—Mrs. Palmar, of Kapunda, Mrs. George Henderson, and the late Mrs. Dan Cudmore, who died at Avoca station. New South Wales, in 1879—and one son, Mr.- S. Smedley.- , Twenty years ago the deossoed. gentleman married the widow of the late Mr. William peacock, the father of Mr. Caleb Peacock, of Palm House, who survives him. Mrs. Smedley, who is herself well advanced in years, is a daughter of the late Rev. Henry Cheetham. When in the House of Assembly the late Mr. Smedley was an active sopporter of marriage with a deceased wife's sister. He always evinced a kindly interest in young men. He was an active worker in the Congregational Church; and for years was a deacon of Stow and Hindmar?h-equare churches. Always exceed ingly fao?pitable' Palm House wasjeyer open to TnrowAywi J mtjii otjiec frifinds visitang the city for .some time Mr. Smedley, 'who was a justice of tte peace, had resided at the Sema phore, where Tie died. At the time of his death the deceased was in his 87th yew. The funeral takes, place on Tuesday, and the re *rii?y? will be interred in the Autcham Ceme tery. Prior to ibis a short service will be held. iH Stow Ghurch...- .

'fms Late Mb. C. Smediet.

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