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THE death is announced of Mr. J. S.

Johnston, of the firm of Messrs. Simpson, Johnston, and Co., brewers, of Broken Hill, at the age of 21 years (our Adelaide correspondent wrote yesterday). Mr. Johnston-irecently, through the death of his father,!'fell heir to a large fortune/ and left Broken Hill about six months' ago. While here he made for himself a large number of friends, and was well known in sporting and social circles. He was the son of the late proprietor of the Oakbank brewery, South Australia, and a nephew of Sir William Milne. Only 10 days previously the deceased was taken ill while attending a cours- ing meeting at the Burra. Dr. M'Leod, of Woodside, was in constant attendance upon him from that time till his death, and Dr. Esau was also called in at the first. The deceased was wellknown as an old and popular Prince Alfred College boy, and also as a cricketer, having been a member of the Hahndorf Club. The funeral took place at Woodside this morning.

A meeting of the - Typographical ' Society last night considered the pro- posals made by the master printers for a reduction in the price paid to compositors (says a Meloourne message to the Advertiser dated Sunday). A resolution was carried that the meet- ing recommend that a conference with the proprietors of the morning and evening newspapers be held to discuss the proposed reduction to ls. ld. per


At the Melbourne City Court on Saturday Charles Jackson, better known as Felix Tanner, the fasting man, was charged with deserting his wife at Sydney. Tanner was arrested at Bonnie Doon,, but the case fell through .owing to a^ defect in the warrant. Another warrant was issued, and he was re-arrested and remanded until Thursday next.

. Mr. A Barratt, opens the Sturt .ward municipal vacancy campaign on ."Wednesday night by speaking at the ^CoffeePalace: V-.- R.v-v1.'-; ,->'* ^