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PERSONAL,

The Eight Rev. Dr. Harmer, Bishop of iâxlelaide, has consented to preside at the twenty-second anniversary of the Y.M.C.A. in the Jubilee Exhibition on April 23.

¡Messrs. E. G. Blackmore, T. Barr Smith, ¡Beatie Barr Smith, A. O. "Whitington, J. 'Hill, and Dr. and Mrs. Shone returned to (Adelaide from Melbourne on Saturday morning.

Among those who returned to Melbourne on Sunday bv the express were Mr. and Orrs. W. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Jen Kins. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wills, Mr. and [Mrs. T. Burgess, and Mr. E. C. Clucas.

The Rev. G. T. Arthur, B.A., who has for some time past done excellent work in connection wich the Glenelg Methodist circuit, has been appointed by the con- ference now in session to the Queen's Col- lege, Melbourne, for a year's theological

(training.

Lieutenant-Colonel Porter will command the Seventh New Zealand Contingent, Which wiPl leave foi- South Africa at the

end of March.

The passengers to Sydney by the steamer ¡Paroo, which left Port Adelaide on Satur- day, included Mr. H. S. Davis, who re- cently relinquished his position as deputy-' Buperintendeut under the Fire Brigades Board, and who is going to England to tatce lan appointment in a provincial brigade.

Mr. J. J. Virgo, bhe British and colonial representative of YJM.C.A.'s, who is at present laboring at Hobart, Tasmania, will visit Adelaide, before the end of this month.. His duties will necessitate his re- turn to Victoria almost immediately, but be has made arrangements to be present »and to take a prominent part in the Ade-

laide Y.M.C.A. anniversary celebrations on

April 23.

The death is announced of Mr. George .Robinson, of Kensington, who had spent 50

years in Soulth Australia. He arrived in the ship Duke of Wellington. , For many years Mr. Robinson carried on business as a builder and contractor, and subsequently he engaged in farming, first in the hills and then in the north. Mrs. Robinson died a month ago, but there are over 60 direct descendants living.

Captain Walker, the commander of the cruiser Blake, which is to visit the Aus- tralian station to recommission the Royal lArthur, has 'been selected by Rear-Admiral Beaumont to act as his flag-captain. The appointment, lihe "Naval an'd . Military Record." of January ' 31 remarks, cannot fail to give satisfaction after the reputa- tion Captain Walker made in the Pacific in a similar , capacity on .the Admiral's Staff. The Blake was expected to leave England on her trip to Australia on Feb-

ruary 20.

The Rev^Sfcanley S. Reid, a former pupil of the Scotch College, Melbourne, and later a strident at .Ormond College, where he gained his degree, was appointed in 1899 fco take charge of the Presbyterian Church at Boulder City, West , Australia. ' He ¡proffered his services as chaplain to tihe West Australian Bushmen's Contingent, but there being no vacancy he enlisted as a ¡private and served in the ranks for twelve momtihs, only returning to ¡West Australia fn December last.-, He has now been offered, and has accepted, a commission as lieutenant in the Sixth West Australian Contingent, which leaves for South Africa at the end of the preserit month.

There was a, large gathering at the Ade OaideBowlingClub'sGreen-on Saturday, the occasion being the monthly afternoon tea. LAdvantaee of the opportunity was,taken by Mr. R. J. Coombs, on behalf of the members, to bid. farewell. to Mr. W. H. Stevenson. chairman of committees. ,who, on Saturday next will leaye for England 'with his wife. Mr. Coombs said the club owed much to" Mr. Stevenson, who had ¡been one of its best supporters. ? Mr. C. G. Gurr also spoke.\ and Mr. Stevenson suitably replied. Mr. Stevenson, on be iialf of the members of the team who re- cently visited Svdney. 'handed a gold lady's chain to Mrs. C. P. Moodv in recognition of the way in which Mr. Moody had ar- ranged the Sydney tour. Mr. Stevenson also presented "Messrs. T. C. Walker and 'A. Barrett, winners of the Handicap Pairs Tournament, 'with calce dishes. >'

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