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Rev. W. Colley. —On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Rev. W. Colley, who has been for many years a Primitive Methodist minister in Australia, died at North Adelaide, in his 44th year. The deceased,
who was born in the County of York, entered in London the Primitive Methodist ministry -in 1850, subsequently labouring in the Saffron Walden and Scotter circuits. He sailed for New South Wales in 1855, and was for five years a missionary there— first at Morpeth, then at Goulburn, he having formed a mission at the latter place. In each locality he was well re- ceived, and laboured with success; and on leaving Morpeth he received a testimonial in recognition of his services. His next field was Queensland; and having opened a station at Brisbane, he passed on to lRockhampton in the north, where he remained some time. But the excessive heat affect- ing his health, be, after having been the means of erecting three chapels in the province, quitted the colony for New Zealand, but before going he again received a flattering presenta- tion. For three years Mr. Colley worked in Auckland, when his health failed, and his medical adviser ordered him to quit the island, and New South Wales was therefore revisited. In the Newcastle District, and especially at Waratah, he ministered with pleasure to him self and profit to others. On removing pleasing testimonials were handed to him. The next ap- pointnent was to Kooringa, where he arrived at Christmas of 1868, just after the stoppage of the Burra Mine, but he remained about two and a half years, and on the expiration of that term, having been placed in the Adelaide Second Circuit, began preaching at North Adelaide in April. Health once more failed, and early in the present year Mr. Colley was, under the advice of Dr. Whittell, compelled on June 22 to cease from active ministrations. He sank rapidly after the date mentioned, and died of consumption last week. The deceased was considered a thoughtful and persuasive preacher, whose education and natural talents qualified him for the position he occupied and the special duties he had to fulfil. After a life of much activity and self denial, he passed away sustained in his last moment by a full conviction of the value, power, and efficacy of the Gospel he had so often and so long preached. The funeral was on Saturday at 2.30p.m., when the remains were conveyed from Wellington-square to the new Primtive Methodist Chapel in Tynte-street
A large rnumber of persons attended, including the41 Rev: H. Fenton (New Connexion Metho dists), J. G. Millard (Wesleyan), J. Langdon Parsons (Baptist), J. Goodwin, T. Jarrett, J. Stuart Wayland, S. Wellington, and J. H. Williams (Primitive Methodists). The service was- commenced by the Rev. T. Jarrett giving out the hymn commencing ' Through sorrow s night and danger's path,' kc. The Rev. J. L. Parsons then offered prayer. Appropriate por tions of Scripture were impressively read by the Rev. J. S. Wayland. Another hymn was sung, and- the Rev. J. G. Millard engaged in prayer. The cortege then moved slowly to the Primitive Methodist Cemetery at Islington, followed by numerous mourners. At the grave a con siderable number of people had collected. The Rev. J. Goodwin read the usual service, and the Rev. Stuart Wayland delivered an address. The Late Colonel Nasmyth.— On Monday morning, October % the remains of Lieutenant* Colonel Nasmyth, of the Royal Bombay En gineers, who had been for some time visiting at Government House, were conveyed from there to the Nnrth-road Cemetery. The followers in the- funeral cortege were Sir. E. Nasmyth, brother of the deceased ; His Excellency the Governor; Lieutenant Fergusson, the Private Secretary; Mr. M. W. Morris, the Aidede Camp; Major Warburtori, Dr. Moore, Messrs. H. K. Hughes, M.P., G. W. Hawkes, and S. Davenport. Dean Russell and Canon Farr officiated at the grave. Colonel Nasmyth was the -third son of the late Mr. Robert Nasmyth of Edinburgh, and at the time of his death was Deputy Superintendent of the Grand Trigono metrical Survey of India, and had received furlough on full pay for two years (sick certificate). Death of Mr. W. Main.— We regret having to announce that Mr. W. Main, the well-known chemist, carrying on business in Hindley and King William streets, died at his residence, Kensington-terrace, on Monday evening, Sep tember 25. The deceased, who had long been ailing from consumption, left England about 25 years ago, for this colony, hoping to recover hi3 health, which, however, was never thoroughly recruited. On Sunday last he was in good spirits, and felt a great deal better than he ha4 done for some time; but at 3 a.m. on Monday he suddenly became very ill, and Dr. Goss was sent for. In the afternoon the sufferer was some what easier. About 7 a.m., however, a change for the worse took place, and Dr. Benson, who lived near, was summoned . On arrival he stated that the patient could not live more than an hour, and Mr. Main died about 8 p.m. from pulmonary disease. ? Mr. Main was a quiet, unassuming man of business, who took little or no part in public affairs, but interested himself in various Building Societies and colonial enterprises. He had numerous private friends, by whom and in trade circles generally he was esteemed for integrity. The funeral of this respected colonist took place on Thursday, September 28, when the leading chemists of Adelaide attended, besides a number of other friends of deceased. The procession was a long one; consisting of about 24 private vehicles and three mourning coaches. It started from Mr. Main's late residence at Kensington, and pro- ceeded to Trinity Church, where service was conducted by the Rev. R. Reid, who also offi- ciated at West-terrace Cemetery. Amongst those present were Drs. Gosse, Clindening, Paterson, Messrs. L. Glyde, M.P., C. Fisher, F. Botting, J. H. Clark, W. M. Letchford, L. Scammell, C. Gunther, O. Rankin, A. Abrahams, T. Fax, J. Perryman, J. Hines, S. Hare, J. Hance, H. L.' Yosz, S. Pearce, E. Sawtell, H. Bickford, W. D. Allott, P. Auld, Strawbridge, A. Bartels, H. Strother, J. Pulsford, Cooke, R. H. Wigg, G. A. Labatt, and others. The Late Mr. G. R. Irwine.— We have to record that Mr. G.'R. Irwine died on Saturday, October 7. This announcement will cause pain to those especially who have studied under the deceased ,at St. Peter's Collegiate School, the Adelaide Educational Institution, or the South Australian Institute. Mr. Irwine shortly after his arrival in the colony was appointed a master at St. Peter's College, and there gained the respect of his colleagues and the pupils by uniform kindness and strict attention to duty. Five years ago on leaving the College he became one of the teachers at Mr. Young's' school, and there also quickly became a favourite amongst those working with or under him. After re- maining for some time he was obliged to give up teaching in the city on account of illhealth, and went to Strathalbyn, where he established a large school. After a time he returned to Adelaide, and for the last three years has been giving lessons at the Institute in Latin, Greek, and English. He resigned his post a few days ago 'on account of increasing weakness, and expired on Saturday afternoon. ♦ ?