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THE LATE MR; T. G. WATERHOUSEt

The late Thomas Greaves Waterhouse,   news of whose death has been received from England, was a prominent colonist, although he was not actively connected with political

life. He was widely known, however, as a broad-viewed philanthropist and as a man strongly in sympathy with all religions and charitable movements. He was one of the early shareholders of the Burra Burra Mine, and for a long time held a seat on the Directorate. He invested largely in city land at the time of the exodus   to the Victorian goldfields, and had gradually been increasing his possessions until now at the time of his death a considerable proportion of the freeholds in Adelaide belong to his estate. The rapid rise in land values brought to him a large fortune.   Mr. Waterhouse, who was 74 years old, came to Adelaide in 1840, and for a long time successfully conducted a grocery business in association with his brother at the inter- section of King William and Bundle streets, at what now known as Moss's    

Corner, which was familiar to the older generation as Waterhouse's Cor- ner. Retiring from this concern about twenty-five years ago he lived quietly a while at his residence (Halton Brook), North Ken sington. In 1865 Mr. Waterhouse assisted in the establishment of the Bank of Ade-   laide, and he remained a Director till in 1868 he left for England on account of his health failing. Before he went he was entertained at a public breakfast in the Pirie-street Wesleyan Lecture Hall, and pre- sented with an address expressive of appre- ciation of his munificent donations to religious   institutions and of the valuable service he rendered in the establishment of Prince Alfred College. The kindly acts of Mrs. Waterhouse to the poor and the sick were at the same time mentioned in words of high commendation. The Bev. J. Wats- ford presided and made the presentation. The address was signed by himself as Chair- man of the College Committee, and by Mr. Gr. W. Cotton as Secretary. The Hon. J. Colton, J. Carr, A. Hay, and other promi nent citizens took part in the gathering; also, Captain Loutitt, of the St. Vincent, in which vessel Mr. Waterhouse and his family left for England. Both Mr. and Mrs. Waterhouse especially interested themselves in the Draper Memorial

Church, and Mr. Waterhouse has on many occasions since his departure for England given large donations to Churches and Bene- volent Societies all over the colony. The Wesleyan denomination has benefited im- mensely by his connection with them, for many times he has through the Rev. S. Knight, his almoner, assisted liberally in the liquidation of Church debts and the estab- lishment of the cause in remote districts. In 1878 Mr. Waterhouse was a sufferer by a serious collision at King's Cross Station, on the main line of the Metropolitan Under- ground Railway in London. By this acci- dent one of his legs and several of his ribs were broken, and he was otherwise much bruised. This accident had a last- ing effect upon his health, and he never thoroughly recovered from the severe shock which his system then sustained. He leaves three sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Mr. Arthur Waterhouse, manages his father's affairs in thia city ; he is married to a daughter of the late Sir W. Morgan. The third, Mr. Walter Water house, is now on the way to England ; about a month ago he married a daughter of Mr. Fotheringham, of Gawler. Mr. Leonard   Waterhouse, the second, spent some time

recently in South Australia, and has just arrived in England in time to see his father die. The daughter was married to Mr. Alfred Bentley, a gentleman in London. It 1s somewhat singular that by Friday morning's mail the Rev. S. Knight received from the deceased gentleman (who was living at Sunnyfield, Hampstead, near London) a letter in which he intimates that he was en- joying good health, but that Mrs. Water- house's health was giving him some little concern. The Rev. Samuel Knight has kindly fur-

nished as with the following remarks having reference to the deceased gentleman :— "Mr.   Waterhouse about the time I became acquainted with him, which was in the year 1867, had come under the Rev. William Taylor's influence, and was then ardently attached to the Wesleyan Church as a member. He adopted conscientiously the principal that one-tenth of one's income

should be devoted to the cause of charity and religion, and both in England and in the   colony he distributed his means as a philanthropist   thropist, not confining his benevolence to the   Church, but extending it to all Charitable objects and to the assistance of struggling men to whom he would afford substantial    

and judicious aid. I have a list drawn up him for the distribution of the sum of £1,170   The City Mission, Burn? ,Mission, Strangers         Friend, Reformatory , Orphan Home, 'missing text'     Correspondence on the subject of our Master 'missing text' He was contemplating liberal rapport of a scheme to found a Ladies' College in con- nection with the Wesleyan Jubilee Fund, which his somewhat sudden decease has frustrated. He left the colony in 1868, but he has maintained unbroken interest in its affairs by readily responding to every appeal for his assistance.' Mr. Knight has received something like £13,000 from Mr. Waterhouse on behalf of Prince Alfred College and the Wesleyan Churches in the colony. He sub- scribed £4,000 towards the first wing of the college, which was named -the Waterhouse Wing.

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