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GENEKÁL NEWS.

THE NEW" ANGLICAN DIOCESE.

The Archbishop of Sydney, as Primate of Australia, has declared himself satisfied witn the provision made for the endowment of the new Anglican diocese of Willochra, and lias given his formal approval to the formation of the bishopric. The only step

that remains to-be'taken is the t election of the bishop, and the -electing bodies, made up of Synodal representatives of the north and the west, together ,with four clerical find four lay representatives of the mother diocese, will probUbly be summoned for this purpose at the end of January. Al- though the Primate has accepted the pro- vision made, it should be understood by all subscribers that he has only accepted it as a minimum, and there is still an obli- gation on Church people to raise the capital of the endowment fund to £17.000. The amount already in hand is £10,5ío, and there are promises . a-mounting v to £1,035

still to be paid. -

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING BRISK.

Throughout Friday the main business thoroughfares in Adelaide presented n busy appearance and brisk busi- ness wijs- reported at various establish menta. Tlic proprietor of one big business house told a reporter that, notivithstanding the gloomy outlook, he had ordered some- tame ago on extra £10,000 worth of stock, and so reassur ,ing had been the results of hi» business durang the last few days that his enter- prise was quite justified. A manager of another big business house stated that the demand for gifts suitable for Christ- mas presents was quite equal to that of last year. Other lines were also selling well. Several tailors stated that their hands were ¿II 'working at high pressure completing orders for clothing required for the holidays, and judging by the reports from a number of dress- makers, the ladies are not overlooking the need for dainty summer frocks.. On Fridav night big çroivds assembled in the street.**, which were livelier than they had been for many wceks

TRE WATER SHORTAGE.

The Commissioner of -Public Works (lion. G. Ritchie) on Friday stated that the quantity of reservoir water consumed in the metropolitan area tor the yveek ended December 14 had averaged 7,144,000 gallons daily. The intake for the week Irom thevv various,; channels had been 1*2,500,000'galions.*" ' The-¡supply; in storage Ifon December 14 was* 841,195,000..* gallons,

which did not include the 350,000,000 gal-

lons which could be oibtoined ^fromJ tho Happy Valley reservoir by pumping after tlic level of th-* gravitation flow'thcrcfroir* had been reached. ^ ?/*".,':.'

THE SYDNEY SILK FRAUD.

About a year ago a Sydney .swindler launched a big scheme for raising the wind by memo of .alleged banpuns in'silk. He sperrt a small, amount in each of the States, intimating that he had an im- mense stock of salle of fine quality, and in order to ,make the article knott n throughout Australia he was prepared on receipt oi half-a-ci own to send sufiicient lo make a dr-efe» to each applicant. The seupnie was a great success from 'the pro- moter's point of view np to a certain point, but as it proved to be a fraud he did not leceive all the contributions that . were sent in. The detectSves investigated

the matter at an early i'tage and soon ' proved that the applicants were being ' duped. Unfortunately the man received * a considerable number of the thousands

, of letters enclosing half-a-crown that were I addressed to him. and, of course, the

sunders never received theár expected i silk,-nor did they get any of their money ? lue1*. When the police impounded luttera ! addressed to the* -man they announced

that later on-steps would be takenN to return as much of the--money as possible to the senders, and they- are-now engaged-in the work. A number of -Adelaide ladiea'

who forwai dod half-crowns have beer pleasantly s.n-prioC-d by being handed 2*; for each 2/6. '

THE SNOW CASE.

The hearing of the evidence in, the ea&t in -which Mr. F. H. Snow- is.charged wit li jwving at nptcd to trade with the enemv was continued at the Police Court on Friday. Major J. J. Hughes, who exe ciited the -warrant against the accused on November S, ami subsequently took pos- session of a_ number of documents at hi office, was further. examined, and nearlj all the time the case was before the court was,occupied in the reading of copies ol letters and cablegrams that had passed between the accused nnd firms engagée; in the 'metal business in New York ane elsewhere. Most of the documents hat already been read by Mr. Cleland in hi opening address. During the morniiu Sir Josiah Symon, Mr. Cleland, and Mr Smith engaged in a little skirmish ovei a document to which the witness had re ferred to refresh his memory. Sir Josial Symon .submitted that the documeni should be shown to him if the proseen tion used it, but Mr. Cleland and Mr Smith objected, because they said the two figures in pencil, which constitute«, the "schedule" to which the witness hac alluded, were written on tlie margin c a confidential letter of instructions te Major Hughes, which should not be dis closed. The argument lasted for sonn minutes, and the need for handing the document to Sir .losiah Symon was re moved as_ the resirlt of the di«cu.--sion. The presentation and reading of document! lasted till -_30 p.-m.. when the court ad journed till December 20, but no evi elence will be taken on that date, as r further adjournment will .be applied foi till about January 12.

IS, IT IRONICAL? . .

Strange as.it inay appear, that wonder ful picture, "Sowing New Seed," lias its admirers among victors to the Art Gal lery. This wa» shown by a letter reael by the piesident at a -meeting of the Public Library Board on Friday. The writer said:-"'Gentlemen-I «lid not see your new picture, 'Sowing New Seed, until a few days ago. Perhaps I am going to tell you what you already know that the descendants of Amenhotep IV were driven away from their native land and the records of the king were "e"_ceel from the monuments of his day. The style of the painting is not unlike ' the artist of that period (ISth dynasty) While he was forcing a new religion upon his subjects %an ,unusual', dream/ came te him, in which a" disc, which Vas not the sun, played an important part. No doubt his mother. Queen Tiwi, wrote this dream in her own language (Syriac), and it niaj some day come to light, even if the Egyptian record is destroyed. - You-have not given too-much for the picture as- an evidence. To science it is priceless. De- spite tue long years of .exile in vastly dif- ferent environments, the'evolution of skin, hair, and eyes, the high bust, 'long, nar- row abdomen, and the typical Ejrvptian hipjoint serve to illustrate the king's ex- traordinary forecast, and go to prove that Amenhotep ' TV. was a ' prophet as well as a'scientist" and a poet. His chief misfortune -was being a king." The pur- port of this missive was ,not quite cleat to the members -of the board, and the president jocularly suggested that the writer might be asked to write a second letter to explain the first.

, A .DESERVING INSTITUTION.

The valuable aid rendered to unfortu- nate girls by the House of Mercyt Wal kerville, should .commend that institution to the sympathetic consideration of the philanthropic public, especially at this season of the year, _ when '-'pulses are stirred to . generosity.'* There are 23 girls in the home, the number .being a little above the average. In order « te meet the increased expense it was _ de dded to hold a "pound <da3-" on-Fr¿daj to give those who desired to assist the funds an opportunity of doing so, eithe: by sending articles of fooel or, if the.v preferred it, money for the purchase of food or to meet current expenses. This was the first occasion on which a pound day had been held during -the twenty seven years in which Miss Sanders, the matron, has been connected with 'the institution, and',' unfortunately, the result was not as encouraging as could be de- sired. As the committee'-think that the opDortunity may .have been overlooked by some who would be pleased "to assist in the* good' work, they have "decided to1 ex- tend the time in "which contributions of this kind may be - made. Articles "or money may Ve sent .direct to -the House of Mercy, or to Mrs. Thomas, Bishop's Court, North Adelaide.

' THE BARQUE LOBO OVERDUE.

The non-arrival of the Tasmanian barque Lobo at Port Adelaide from Eureka, Cali- fornia,'is causing some anxiety. She left on September 22 and was reported off Gaibo Island, on the coast of Victoria, on Novem- ber 30. and was again sighted 'by the Howard Smith collier ^Saros on December c;off Cape "Nelson. Since then she-has not been heard of. ft is possible that the ves- sel has been blown to the south of hei course, or she may have been partly dis- masted in the recent rough weather. The Lobo is registered at Port Adelaide, and many of her crew are well known- there. Her'master (Captain M. Murchison) was marrieel in May last to a daughter of Pilot Henderson, of" the Semaphore, and she made tlie voyage to America with her hus- band. At least two other members of hei crew belong to Port Adelaide. Messrs. C. R. Dingle, a son of the late Captain C. Dingle, and F. Baxter, a son of Mr. Bax- ter, of Semaphore, are iboys on board, serv- ing their apprenticeship. The Lobo left

Port Adelaide in December last for Hobart and then made a trip to the Bluff, New Zealand, with timber, and on her return to Tasmania took on board a cargo of hard wood for San Francisco. She has a bael, loading of redwood from Eureka.

ROMAN CATHOLICS AND EDUCA

TION.

The Coadjutor Arehíbishop of Adelaide (Dr. Spence), speaking at the annual distribution of prizes on Friday in con- nection with the Dominican Convents of Cabra and Franklin-street, said within recent weeks many speech days had been held in connection with Catholic con vents ' and colleges, and 'the excellent results revealed were greatly strengthen- ing their hands in their efforts clearlj to demonstrate to the authorities the elisabflities whieih Catholic children suf- fered under the present educational sys tem. They could now say, "Don't mind what wc tell you, ibut look to our school* for the results." These results, and the hidylikc deportment of the girt before him that morning, were a striking lesson to those who aetvocated education without religion. The convents lett their stamp upon pupils who wenti out into the world, proving a credit tn themselves and the convent at which tihev were trained. Continuing, his Grace said he would 'like lo sound a note of warning with regard to the age at which pupils left school. It wa» regrettable that just at the time when their tutors were moulding their characters, that

they should 'be taken aw.iv. It \was

this that caused so many of thoa- num- ber to 'be hewers of_ wood and draweis of water, when with -another year'« tuition they might have 'been fit'ted.' for greater things.

MILITARY BADGES.

Recently the Federal Government sent to the Public Libiary lîoard a number of badges connee-ted with the Common- wealth military forces, with tlie idea that they should ße- added to the Australian exhibits in the Museum. ' There aie 19 separate badges in the collection. At a meetings of the board on Friday it was decided to thank the Federal, authorities for the gift. As it was explained that the complete list of the Commonwealth military badges aggtegutcd 20, the boaul determined, to "ende-vor to -procure the remaining seven badges, which, it was mentioned, would form, on atti_ctive

exhibit.

EARLY CLOSING AT TEROWHO.

.On Wednesday the Minister, of lndu¡ try (Hon. 11. Homburg) received irom

eloretois in the District Council ot Telowie a counter petition, containing ra'bout 310 signatures, under the Early Closing Ac's of 1911-12, praying that the jiroposed shopping district for the area may not tic constituted.

( . WA« NOTES. -

A ntnnber of special currency noted re- cently issued in Great Britain in connec- tion with the -war were inspecte*! by the Public library Board on Friday. The president (Mr. W. J. Sowden) stated that the manager of the.Bank of Adelaide (Mr. John Shiels) had generously offered the exhibits for the Museum. It was re- solved io thank Mr. Shiels vfor the pre- sentation. The papers,' which are,hardly a» artistic as the, corresponding Australian Commonwealth issues, comprise, two' _l notes and one -10/ note. The inscriptions àndicate._that_ they .aro legal -.tender, 'and

that Uley arc issued b_* ''the X-rda Com

mLsíionrrs of his Majesty's Treasury, under authority of Act of ' Parliament." The note« contain the signature of.* -Mr .lohn Bradbury. Secretary to the 'Treasury, and arc printed on plain white paper in black ink. in the case of the £1 issue, and m red ink for the 10/ note.

LAMBS FOR THE MARKEL

Foi- t:ie week ended "November 2S, 8,54s lambs were forwarded-bv rail in South Australia, as compared with 3,S0*2 for the corresponding period last year, an in- crease of 4.743. The total number oi lamb- railed to the date named this year amounted to GD.658, as compared with C6.S74 for the corresponding period " last year, a net increase.of 2,754.

WILLUNG A ' POST-OFFICE.

Ten tenders have been 'received bj the vSripcrintendent of Public Building« on ibchalf of the Commonwealth * Go vernment, for a neyv post and telcgrapi office at Willunga. The loyvest' ottci is that of Messrs. Colgate & iSon, o Woodville. It is estimated that thi work will cost £1,400. * The offic« will measure 35 ft. hy 16 ft., and then will be telephone and . private letter boxes. The quarters for the postmastei will comprise five rooms. Local brid will be used for the bnilding, whrci will be of the bungalow stvle. and bl on a site (60 ft. by 160 ib.), opposit) the 'bank pi émises.

A RELIC OF OLD TIME FIGHTING.

An oki and rusty bavonèt blade wa displtiyed,at ajneeting of the( Public Lib rary Board on, Friday. It'¡was ^ stated that the bayonet yvds unearthed from a depth of 2 ft. at Cobdogla-, River Murray 16 years ago. It was supposed , to have belonged 'to the equipment of a military expedition sent many years earlier te Lake Victoria, . to quell a, disturbance which had arisen among aborigines. The relic was sent to the board by Mr. W. C. Morris, of Prospect.

WOOL TRAFFIC.

From Julv 1 to December 12, S3,5SC balps'' and, 9,0S7 bags of wool were for- warded by rail, 'as compared with 136,7»/ bales and 11,438 bags, forwarded durinp the same period last year, ' a decrease oí 53,171 bales and 2,351 bags.

THE JUNIOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL.

To the parents of many boys now leaving school the question presents itself how their primary education shall be supple mented further to equip' them for theil future careers. .The Junior Technical School, rrnder the control of the School oí Mines Council, and recently established as a free school, presents a solution -of the problem in many cases. For those of ari engineering or scientific bent it paves the way to the diploma courses of the School of "Mines, and for those who contemplate directing their'energies toward» industry or, commerce it provides a course of'train- ing specifically-adapted to their needs! Full particulars regarding the curriculum may be obtained upon application at the School of Mines and Industries, North-terrace.

COOL SOT7THERLIES APPROACHING.

Except on parts of the coast, warm to hot and sultry weather was experienced in -South Australia on Friday, the maxi- mum temperatures at most places' exceed- ing 90 degrees, representing an increase of between 10 and 15 degrees on the previous day. The highest reported reading was -100 degrees, at Streaky Bay (l8 degrees higher than on Thursday)- ' In the city it was S3-4 degrees. The Government Meteorologist said last, night:-"The mon- soon is -spread- well over this State, baro- meters" being, uniformly low. There is 'evidence of a''high over the ocean -to the south of Western Australia,. and it is not unlikely that the influence of -this anti- cyclone may. bring cool southerly winds over the far western districts to-morrow, but elsewhere conditions point to warm to hot and sultry weather, with 'a tendency foi- isolated thunder."'

TO PREVENT .CRUELTY - TO

/ , POULTRY.

Poultry-keepers are.forwarding their con tributions to the Christmas markets, and the ofheers of 'the Society for' the Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals are on the lookout to prevent 'cruelty to the birds and take proceedings against persons who break the, ,law on_ the subject. Some

of the live birds'" are sent to mar- ket and, packed tightly in boxes and crates./.'Fowl'and ducklerates should be at least l8 in. and geese and turkey crates 30 in. high. Coops measuring 4 ft. by 2 ft. 6 in. usually accommodate 20 ducks or fowls or 10 geese or turkeys. The bottom of the crate should be covered with straw or grass, and when birds are to be sent a long journey they should be well fed with .grain before starting, and none should be put in the crate. A good supply of fresh water should be available in the coop, be- cause the flesh of birds well watered be- fore, slaughter is whiter and finer than .that, of birds1"killed, while suffering from

thirst. Poultry properly, cared/for on the journey invariably " realise higher prices than if they have been overcrowded.

THE INCOMING MAIL.

Messrs. Elder, Smith, & Co. havei re- ceived a wireless message from the com- mander of the R.M.S.'Maloja that he ex- pects to arrive at the Outer Harbor at noon to-day. A spécial train is to leave North terrace -railway-station at 11.2 a.m. for the Outer Harbor.

An important meeting of dairymen and milk vendors will be held at 'the Ex- change Hotel to-night. , The question for discussion is, a proposal to increase the price of milk. , ...

The Government Auctioneer will on Wednesday next, at the lost property store, Mile-End, sell unclaimed and lost property;

also two horses. i

The Rev. H. Howard desires to acknow- ledge with thanks the following additional subscriptions towards; Christmas cheer: Messrs. G. W. Fordham, Alfred Langman, E. J. Tucker, £1 1/ each; Messrs. Hawley yvood and H. W. Varley, and "No Name," 10/ each; ..Renmark," 15/; "M.S.M.," 5/.

In another column is published the re- sult of the election of members of the Pharmacy Board of South Australia.

The Trade Commissioner in London telegraphed on December 17 to the Go- vernment:-"Wheat market dull. Liver- pool firmly held; but inactive."

'- "Suitable -* Xmas ' Footwear in great variety, * wholesale" price,1" at ' Ezywalkm's." ' t - ~ -»,- . ' :*344ze

,-Njiias.,-JPerfumes and Toilet .Requisites. -J. tW:-' Snook"," chemist,1 near-"Hope Inn, Port-road, Hindmarsh.. * *

''" A "Healthy"''and'Useful-*Present for the Young-jters.-If you want to make youl boy or girl happy on Xmas. Dav, give a "LEVWS" JUVENILE BIKE. Mew fchipincnt in 16 in. and l8 in. frames to hand. - Free wheel, with two rim brakeä. Complete, £7 10/. Come andl inspect. Vivian Lewis, Ltd., Ill, GawJer-place.

. . - *353,6,8

Toilet accessories are indispensable during summer. You can obtain the purest hair tonic and shampoo'powder, face cream, bleacher, and powdcr.'.wliich will not clog the pores, rouge and lip salve,' at-Celestine Salon (above Pianola Co.), Rundle-street. Disfiguring hair 'permanently, removed. 'Phone 2659. - /- . V¿ "'. ; TlSöwc

Ranji Hair -Brooms are ^locally made and guaranteed best quality. None genuine without nameplate. All'store- keepers seel them. *193w:100

JOHN WESLEY. *

The great divine was the author of the famous phrase, "Cleanliness is "indeed next to godliness."' - \\c can,assist you to prove this statement. Just you try us. W. Al. Shakespeare & Co., Cleaners and Dyers, Gawler-place. *267eow:204

Gramophones, His Master's'Voicc, Co- lumbia Pathcphone, Machines 37/6 to £25. ¡ Records. 1/9, 6/6, double-sided; cash or

tenus.-E. T. Eddv, 48, Gawler-pl (3 doors from Rundle-st. *339yvai:32

Special Bargains-Ladles', Gents' Boots and SQiocs, Sand -Shoes, 1/11.-Gunn's next Martin's. *353.6,8'

Pretty Swathed Shade Hatß, suitable for present lyear, trimmed to order, 'fifteen .-hUhrigs to a. guinea.-Jean, Ltd., Netter* Buildings. Hindlcy-strcet. - -;-*85:8t.

The be-t value foi- the lowest price is what Commonwealth Furnishers, Ltd., öfter. Write for our beautiful.catalogue; bv its aid you will know exactly the Intest styles in modern,fumishing. T205c UNIVERSITY SENIOR ¿»MMERCIAL

RESULTS.

The ' results published on Wednesday fe-t dhow that Miss M. Beasley, a student of Afuirden College, jgained the first -John Creswell ¿-scholarship for distinction m ¡¡thei* Senior Commercial. Of the five candidates presented (by Muirden Col- lege, Aliss Beasley passed ru .seven sub- jects, with special credit in Commercial Historv. Mi* G. Drew in six subject-. N. -Willoughby in five subjects, Mit-s L. Martin in three subject-*, and A. G. Gardner in four subject*. In the Senior PnbLc,. eight of the students from the college secured p.*s3es in -the varions »ob- jects täkeiü »

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