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ST.ATUE TO COLONEL LIGHT.
MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE.
Tlie committee of the Colonel Light Me- morial Committee met at the Mayor's recep- tion-room, Town Hall, on Monday. There were present, Alderman C. Wells (in the chair), Sir E. T. Smith, Councillors Bony- thon, Cox, Ponder, and Pullin, and Mr. R. EL Thomas.
The sub-committee-consisting of the Mayor, Aldermen Vardon and Wells, Sir E. T. Smith, Messrs. R. K. Thomas, C. E. Owen Smyth, L. H. Sholl, and H. P. Gut reported having held four meetings, and
"The designs submitted in 1893 have been carefully examined, and your sub-committee recommend that none of them be accepted; that a bronze statue of Colonel Light be erected in King William-street south of the alignment of Franklin-street, and also a memorial over the grave in Light-square; that separate designs be called for these two monument-s. Your sub-committee also submit the conditionf) drawn up and approved by them for adoption, and they recommend that adverti°ements be in- serted in The Advertiser and Register in Adelaide, and in the Melbourne Age and Argus and Sydney Morning Herald- and Daily Telegraph."
The report was adopted.
"LEAGUE OF THE EMPIRE."
AN ADELAIDE BRANCH.
I On Saturday morning last a large and re- presentative gathering of secondary and pri- mary teachers met at the Advanced School for Girls, in connection with the League of the Empire. A movement has for some time been on foot for the purpose of form- ing a branch in South Australia, and this meeting was called to discuss the question. Mr. C. L. Whitham (Assistant Inspector General of Schools! occupied die chair, and he and Miss Rees-George set forth the aims and objects of the league. It had, Mr. Whitham said, grown out of the spirit of I patriotism generated by the South African war, bnt that had now been turned to more peaceful aims, and the object of the league 1 was to promote a spirit of greater friendli-
ness and sympathy among the different parts of the Empire, and to arouse in eacn individual member of that Empire a greater interest in Imperial aims; to inculcate a better understanding of the expansion of the Empire, and diffuse a greater knowledge of the conditions and circumstances of its constituent dependencies by intcr-linking the colleges and schools of the Empire for purposes of correspondence, &e. It was unanimously resolved that a South Austra- lian branch of the league should be form- ed, and thal his Excellency Sir George Le Hunte should be asked to become the pa- tron of the branch. The following officers were then appointed (provisionally)::-Pa- tron, Sir George Le Hunte; president, Sir Samuel Way: vice-presidents, Mrs. Kelsey (Dryburgh House), Professor Bragg, and Mr. C. L. Whitham; hon. treasurer, Mr. R. Burnard (Flinders-street); hen. secretary, Miss George (Advanced School); members of committee-Miss Jacob (Tormore House School), Miss "Vivian (Glenelg), Mrs. Woodman (Sturt-street Public School), Miss Sellars (North Adelaide Publie School), Mr. F. Chapple (Prince Alfred Col- lege), Rev. D. Kerr (Glenelg), Mr. W. J. West (Pupil Teachers' School), Mr. W. J. McBride (Sturt-street Public School), Mr. J. Harry (Brompton Public School).
THE GOVERNOR MUSGRAVE. I
On Monday afternoon the Marine De- partment steamer, Governor Musgrave, which recently sustained serious damage to her bottom through having struck on a rock at Cape Jaffa, was taken off of Mr.' G. Jenkins' slip* at Port Adelaide, where re- pairs had been effected. In addition to having several new - plates substituted for the damaged ones, the vessel was given a thorough overhaul. . She will shortly be once more fit for the performance of de- partmental duty. '
Having resigned Ins position, after serving for six years as hon. secretary of. the Port Adelaide Seamen's Mission, Mr. F. BL B. Haddy was on Monday afternoon presented by the committee with a framed teatimoniaL Mr. O. C. Thomas, in making the presenta- tion, spoke of the valued assistance the mis- sion hid received from Mr. Haddy. He hoped Mr. Haddy would appreciate ÛXB tes- timonial, not for its intrinsic value, but as proof of the goodwill of the committee to- wards himi The recipient suitably acknow- ledged the gift and said he hoped to con- tinue, to take an active interest in the mis- sion work as a committee man. The new secretary (Mr. R. Fraser) and treasurer (Councillor A. W. Brown) were welcomed, i
A CHAMPION JUMPER.
The Wirth Bros, have engaged J. Colquet, champion jumper of the world, who performs many wonderful feats. Standing on a brick on end he will jump over a chair on to another brick, and then over a 0 ft. 6" in. hurdle. Another of his performances is to spring from a brick placed as stated over twelve chairs, on to a man's face and off again to the ground. He jumps also from a distance of 9 ft. into a tub of water placed on a table, the sur- face of the water being about 4 ft. high, and out again, wetting no more than the soles of his feet. Sometimes a basket con- taining a few score eggs is substituted for the water, and although Colquet weighs about 12 st., he stands among them and bounds out. again without breaking a single shell. He can clear a landau or a -waggonette, tilt and all. Colquet fre- quently wears wooden clogs, but in other instances he wears ordinary leather shoes. He can4 jump backwards, in a standing spring over a distance of 12 ft., and in three successive jumps can cover 42 ft.^ At present Colquet is ap- pearing in London, but he leaves for Aus- tralia by the White Star liner Medic on June 9, and opens with the Wirths in Adelaide early in August.
ORANGE-STEALERS, A LADY, AND A
'On Sunday afternoon a lady at Hind- marsh was seafed in her drawing-room, when she heard her faithful dog barking furiously in the^ garden, but took no notice of the occurrence. The yelping and scratch- ing of the animal subsequently at the back door induced her to open it, and she at once was convinced that something un- usual was taking place. "Sool them," she said, and away ran the dog down the garden. Looking over the fence the lady saw three yoting men attempting to strip a tree of the oranges on it, and addressing the intruders with a laugh, she exclaimed, "They're no good; they're green." The astonished youths made a bee-line for the side fence with the dog after them, wijiïe the lady was looking on, and enjoying the fun. The names of the intruders nave been given to the police.
The first of six University Extension lec- tures was given on Monday ev-îning by Professor^ C. Henderson, M.A., of the Adelaide «Jniversity, in the Jagoe-street Hall, Semaphore. The lectures have been divided into two courses, the first three of which, entrusted to Professor Henderson, will deal with "Leaders of the Middle Ages," and the other three, which are to be given by the Rev. John Reid, MA., will relate to "Tile Tragedies of Shakespeare." Notwithstanding the wet weather there was a good attendance at Monday night's lec- ture. Tne Hon. H. W. Thompson pre- sided, and in introducing Professor Hender- son remarked that the movement marked a new era in education in the district. Placed, as Semaphore and Port people were, some miles from the centre of educa- tion, very few opportunities were afforded the young men and women of hearing the professors lecture upon educational matters. Credit was due to two Semaphore ladies, who had induced the lecturers to consent to visit Semaphore. Professor Henderson took as the subject for his first discourse "Richard I., King of England." His
scholarly remarks were attentively listened to, and a vote of thanks at the conclusion of the lecture was carried by acclamation.
. AN EMPLOYES' SOCIAL.
The annual social of Mr. G. J. Plenty's employes was held on Monday evening at the Federal Hall, Hindmarsh, and there was a large attendance. Toasts were honored, including that of "Mr. G. J. Plenty and the premier tailoring house," and vocal numbers were contributed.
A FALSE ALARM.
The Port Adelaide Fire Brigade received a call from the fire alarm situated near the Globe Timber Mills, New Dock, about half past 10 o'clock on Monday morning. The reel, steamer, and the Semaphore reel were soon in attendance, but the «call turned out to be a false alarm. T»he glass of the, telephone box was not broken, and it is presumed that a couple of "wires crossed and produced the signal.
At a meeting of the Camperdown Council (Sydney) on Tuesday evening the Mayor (Alderman Sparkes) drew attention to what he termed two objectionable hoard- ings, which were exhibited in front of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He added that if the practice of putting up such busi- ness signs was not stopped he felt sure the whole of the building frontage to the street would be placarded with objectionable no- tices. He was, however, afraid that neither the council nor the hospital board of man- agement had power to put a stop to a prac- tice which, for decency's sake, ought not to be allowed. It was, he said, quite enough for the inmates of the institution and their friends to suffer, without having under- takers' notices, in blazing letters, before them. The council (says the Sydney Morn- ing Herald) was sympathetic, and passed a resolution that, in the opinion of the alder- men, the practice was undesirable, and should be discontinued. It was also agreed to ask for the co-operation of the board of management of the hospital in a movement to discountenance such procedure.
THE MAIL STEAMER.
The Orient-Pacific Co 's liner Oroya, from London, anchored at 10.30 a.m., on Mon-' day. She had 127 passengers on board on arrival, of whom 23 were booked,to land here, 12 of the latter being from Fremantle. The mails were sent ashore in time to catch the overland express, and the steamer waa posted to sail eastward at 4 p.m.
The maximum readings of the thermo' meter at the Adelaide Observatory were: -On Saturday-In the shade, 59.0 deg.; in the sun, 110.6 deg. On Sunday-In the shade 60.3 deg.; va. the sun, 109.7 deg.: and up till 3 p.m. on Monday-In the shade, 56.0 deg.; m the sun, 100.4 deg. Last year the readings were:-On May 28-In the shade, 58.0 deg.; in the sun, 111.6 deg. On May 29-In the shade, 57.0 deg.; in the sun, 89.5 deg.; and on May 30-In the shade, 61.0 deg.; in the sun, 116.0 deg.
ST. PETER'S COLLEGIANS'
The annual meeting of St. Peter's Col- legians' Association will be held at the South Australian Hotel this evening. After the secretary (Mr. A. E. H. Evans) has read the i-eport and balance-sheet and other business has been transacted a smoke social will take place. An excellent pro- gramme has been arranged.
The Melbourne correspondent of the Bal- larat Echo writes:-The delegates to the Australasian Methodist Conference met on Friday and transacted some formal busi- ness. A diversion was caused by a drunken man wbo strolled into Wesley Church, and began to harangue the Conference. In re- sponse to the president's appeal, "Will some able4>odied clergyman take that per- son, out," several of the delegates seized tie interrupter, and carried him bodily out
.of the building.
THE SALVATION ARMY.
Mrs. Davey lectured on "Love, courtship,> and marriage" to a fairly large attendance in the Salvation Army Citadel on Monday evening. ' She referred to the depths of wickedness to which men and women would sink as the result of drunkenness. Women "had a great influence over the lives of men, and never before was this in- fluence _greater than it was at the present day. In her opinion women had a right to occupy seats in ParHament. There was a number of "blockheads" among .the legis- lators of the day, and if women could not do better than those men she would not own them as belonging to her sex. I
SEVERAL RIBS INJURED.
Late on Monday nicht George Henry Doley, a blocker, residing at Aldgate, was admitted to the hospitaL He had fallen out of a trolly, and the wheels passed over his body. Several of his ribs were- in-
At the request of Mr. P. H. Morton, the managing' director of ' the Bannockburn estate, Messrs. Bagot, Shakes, & Lewis^ the ' local agents, arranged with Messrs. James Wilkinson, of Jamestown, and G. J. Jenkins, of Terowie, both practical Then, and well - known throughout the northern areas!, to pro- ceed to the Inverell district, in New South Wales, and inspect and report on the Ban nockbirn estate, which has been cut > up into handy-sized farms, now open" for sale, and ready for selection, to wh~«ch previous reference has been made in our Columns. Messrs. Jenkins and Wilkinson left for Sydney on May 20, and «the following advice* has been received from them bv wire from Inverell:-"We/have inspected most » of Bannockburn estate, consider it splendid country, quite equal to description in ad- vertisements and «printed pamphlets;' re- commend those looking for country to in- spect early, as several blocks are already