Mr. David Noble, |who died recently at the Adelaide Hospital at the age of 71 years, was born at Bungaree Station, and was the third son of Mr .John Noble.
At an early age he left for far northern stations, undertaking droving and similar work. Mr. Noble was for years on' Eba Downs end Newcastle Waters runs. Dur ing 1895 he came south, and married the second daughter of MrJ J. R. Davies (late of Angipena). He managed Dalhousie for Mr. John Lewis at one time. Going to Western Australia, he managed Mileura Station for Mr. Walsh. Later with his family reaching the school age he returned to South Australia, and interested himself in gardening at Stanley Flat until the time of his decease. A widow, five daugh ters, and three sons survive. NewB was received; in Adelaide on Wednesday, of the j death of Mrs. Williams, wife of the Rev. G. J. Williams, the Australasian secretary of the London Missionary Society. Mrs. Williams died on board the missionary steamer John Williams. She had been with her hus band on a visit to Papua, in connection with the work of the society, and was re turning to their home base in Melbourne, when illness supervened, and her death took place at sea on Wednesday, April 7. It is understood that she was buried at Bea. Mrs. Williams spent some years in Hongkong, with her husband, who was then pastor of the Union Church. In 1909 with Mr. Williams j she came to Aus tralia, and had since been closely associa ted with the religious and missionary life o£ Melbourne, in which circles she will be greatly misseed. ,
Mr. Theodore John Clement Pratten, who died at his residence, North Laura, on Tuesday morning, in his seventy-seventh year, was born at Bristol, England (writes our Laura correspondent). He spent his early life in the Kapunda district, where he was a stonemason. He was a member of the Kapunda Mine Band, and played at the official reception of H.R.H. the Duke of. Edinburgh, in Adelaide, and also at a similar function in Kapunda. About 5O years ago Mr. Pratten settled at Laura, where for many years he was a stone cutter and mason. In 1886 he commenced fruitgrowing between Stone Hut and Wirrabara. In 1923, he disposed of his interests and settled at Laura, where the closing years of his life were spent. He leaves a widow (nee Miss Staler). While not associated with the public life of the town and district in any official capacity, he was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends.