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His Excellency the Governor, at Paringa Hall, Glenelg," on Sunday, September 10, will unveii the íoii oí honor dedi- cated by- the Marist Brothers' Old Scholars' Assoihtion to their fellow members who bivi» enlisted. Archbishop Spence will pieside.

Tie Commissioner of Public Works (Hon. J. G. Bice) and the Government Geologist (Mr. Keith Ward) went to Wil- lunga on Friday morning to enquire con- cerning the supply of slate from the quar- ries there for roofing vurious Government build.ngs.

The Hon. A. W. Styics (Minister of Edu- cation) pie?idcd at a concert at the Sturt street school on Thursday evening, which   had boen arranged as a "means of raising

funds for a roll of honor in connection with the Old Scholars" Association. In an address he remarked, with reference to the war, that they must not forget it was their ever-increasing duty as citizens of the Empire to do and suffer all things until victory was won. There had been many things to humiliate them, but there had also boen more to inspire them, to keep alive their faith and hope. There could be no peace until the most ample re- paration had been made for outraged civi- lisation. They could only approve an en- during peace that would guarantee that the blood of gallant men and the tears of heroic women had not flowed in vain - one that would guarantee full restitution to their Allies - and that the glorious tra- ditions of their race and the ideals of

civilisation would be preserved for the days to come. One of the speakers to a vote of thanks was Mr. F. G. Hicks,, and in acknowledging the compliment Mr. Styles mentioned that Mr, Hicks at- tended Sturt-street school and won a Go- vernment exhibition to attend a high school for three years. He was the first scholar   to win an exhibition from any high school to the University under the scheme of the late Hon. T. Price, and the first pupil of a high school to become president of an old scholars' association, namely, the Ade- laide High School Old Scholars' Associa- tion. In' the year 1915 he completed his law course at the Adelaide University, after being placed at the top of his class in every year of the course. His record was a good one, and showed what could be done under the Government scheme of education, as from first to last he was solely educated in Government institutions, beginning at a State school and ending at the University, and going the whole way ay means of Go- vernment bursaries. Now he was a solici- tor in the Crown Law Office. Had it not been for the late Premier Price's scheme of education such a boy would probably have

been lost to the State.

The death occurred on Friday of Mr. J. M. Wendt, founder of the well-known jewellery business in Rundle-street, Ade- laide, and one of the 12 notable citizens whose group picture appeared in "The Chronicle" recently, and whose combined ages totalled over 1,000 years. He was a Dane by birth, and his native place was Itzehoe, a small town in Holstein, then a Danish province, in the year 1830.. His an- cestors, all of whom were Danes, lived there before him. In 1848 Holstein was   conquered by Prussia, and taken from Den- mark. Mr. Wendt found the German rule was so distasteful to him that he left the country and came to South Australia in 1851. In the first year of his stay here he became a naturalised British subject, and he remarked shortly after the outbreak of the present war:-"Although I never was, strictly speaking, a German, I gladly express my loyalty to the King, and my admiration of Great Britain and the Bri- tish Empire. I can truthfully say. after living in comfort and happiness under Bri-. tish rule for more than 60 years, that I am filled with gratitude for all the blessings I have enjoyed. The terrible atrocities practised by the Germans fill me with hor- ror and loathing, and must be punished; and I am proud to say that two of my grandsons are now with the Australian troops to help to inflict the punishment,

The late Mr- Wendt..

and to maintain the British Empire. The Germans say, 'God punish Eng- land!' but I say 'God bless England, and grant her fie victory over her enemies!' On his arrival in South Australia, Mr. Wendt began business as watchmaker and jeweller, and shortly afterwards opened premises in Rundle-street. The business founded by him has been steadily expand- ing ever since, until now it is one of the largest and best known of its kind in Australia. He was one of the citizens responsible for the building of the Ade- laide Arcade in Rundle-street, which sub- sequcntly passed entirely into his posses- sion. He was at one time part owner of the Theatre Royal, and he built the Freemasons' Hall in Flinders-street. Mr. Wendt was a member of the Tintinara Land Syndicate, which is credited with the discovery that the so-called 90-mile desert is not a barren waste, but is valuable arable land. He always took a deep in- terest in mining in South Australia, and strove hard to make gold mining in the State a success. The principal mines in which he was interested were the Bird- in-Hand and Mount Torrens. In later  

years Mr. Wendt made a study of the use of the Count Mattei homoeopathic remedies, and treated many people. Mr Wendt, privately and through his busi- ness, was widely known throughout the State, and everywhere his name was a synonym for uprightness and good citi-   zenship.

Our London correspondent telcgraphec on Friday:-Sir Oswyn Murray has beer appointed permanent secretary to the Ad miralty in succession to Sir Grahair Greene, who becomes secretary to the Ministry of Munitions.

Mr. D. C. Scott, S.M., ivh'o Avas re- cently appointed tq the South-Eastern dis- trict,' sit for the first time-at Mount Gam- bier on Thursday, and was. Avclcomed by the justices and the bar.

Mr. S. A. Cheney, managing director ol Vac Cheney Motor Company, returned to Adelaide on Friday. He visited Melbourne to assist the motor traders to secure the suspension of the embargo on the importa- tion ,of motor car bodies. The builders Avishèd to have an opportunity to get their works ready, and their representations w«.e partly successful.

The will of the late Mr. Carl Heinrich Ferdinand Norvv'crk, farmer, of Edith- burgh, has been lodged for probate. The estate is sworn not to exceed £4,500, and the property is bequeathed to the testa- tor's family. Mr. Xorwerk died on Ju'y

21 last.

Surgeon-Captain Lendon, son of Dr. Len don, left Adelaide by the -Melbourne ex- press on Friday. He is attached to the naval forces. ? ,

The following 3tory of the poet Tenny- son is told by Coulson Kernaihan in "Good Company":-"Seat'in,; herself beside Ten- nyson, the girl attempted awk-rarily to carry on some sort of conversation, but as all she got in reply was an occasional 'Hnmph!' or else stony silence, sue lost her nerve and began, scnooigiriwise, to wrigg-'.e and fidget" in her seat. 'Then the great man spoke, 'You're like the rest o'f them,' he grunted, 'you're laced too tighily. 1 can hear your stays creak.' Anashed and embarrassed, erie g.-rl with- drew. Later in the afternoon '.tennyson camp bd'nind her. and laying- hand -on her shoulder, said kindly, 'I «as w.rong just now, young lady. It wasn't your stays I heard creaking, but my braces. They're bitched too tigiiiy. Sony.' And he lounged away."

Mr. Eli Goodridge, an old and highly, respected resident ox Gum Creek, Burra,' who died iccentlyat his residence. Hen- ton Fat ni. was in his 90th year. He was nom at Hinton Marte!, Dorict. He quali- fied for the teaching profession, but wag o.iliged to relinquish it on account "of ¡li- nea»;, and came to »South Australia in 1S63 in search of health. . He obtained em- ployment in the milling business carried OB by the late lion, W. W. Dutfield »t

Gawler. After a short residence in that" town he went to Koonoona station, tnen oivned by Messrs. Duffield and Porter. Three years "later he entered the service of the late .\Ir. G.. A. Gebiiarat, au Mount

Cone, and at a. later date ivas engaged' *

in the butchering 'business at Jtiearuth, s near Burra. In 1873 he started larmmg on his Own behalf Rt Iron Mine, and about 1878 went to Gum Greek. ' «» took great interest in' Methodist,' Chtiiou. work, and was leader of the choir and superintendent of the Sunday-school up to' »»-ith'n a few months of his death. He was a council- lor for several years. In lSii* Hu marn ried Maria, the eldest daughter 01 -Mr. Isaac Maidment, and had three sons. 'of

?. horn two survive, "Mr. T. P. Goodridgé, of Gum Creek, and Mr. 1. I. Woodridge, of Boo booro-vie. There aie 14 grand« children and 23 great-grandchildren.''

A' Avell-knovxn member of the South'Aus / tralian Corps of Veterans, Sergeant-Majot H. J. G'iddon, died at his residence, Herman-street, Ado'aide, on Friday, at the age of 79.- Ho was a grandson of thu famous English) essayist, Leigh Hunt. .Ha

joined the 40th-Regimept ,ot Foot in Mel* ' bourne in I860, and shoitiy afterwards pro- ceeded Avith it ¿o *>Tew Zealand, whither it was ordered to assist in suppressing,» risimr by the Maoris in the North Island. On the occasion o« their first engagement at Pirkef-te-kauri, near Taranaki, the regi- ment lost 04 .men out of 200. The war lasted about five years, and Sergeant-Major Gliddon saw a. great deal of fighting and endured great hardships. On returning to England, he joined the Royal West Kent Regiment, and remained in it till he earned his discharge, together with a pension and

the New Zealand war medal and the lorn; < service arid good conduct medal. Coming to South Australia in 1885, Sergeant-Majot Gliddon entered the railway service, in which he remained for nearly 25 years, and only retired from it on account of having reached the age limit. The deceased sol- dier, who was, educated in France, Avaa a man of high literary attainments and was a recognised authority on military history, He was the sergeant-major of the South Australian Corps of Veterans. His ' i-e mains will he accorded a military funeral. A Avidow, four daughters, and three son*

survive hira.. ¡ Mr?. Roy, Francis, who died at Hergott Springs ori Saturday last, was the eldest son "of Mr. and Mrs. Alf» Francis, of "Liberton," Oakbunt, and late of Hilly-

fields, DashAvood's Gully. He was born ai **' Moonta 25 years ago. About five years ».{: at Hillyfield-ä "a tree fell upon him and crushed his leg. It wup thought he would los-î his leg, but it vna saved By Dr. Chap- pell, of Clarendon. Mr.'. Francis was a strong .and robust young man, but this acci- dent undermined «is constitution. About) three weeks' ago he left for a trip through the interior of Australia to recruit his health. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family. * Mr. Francis war highly respected._'

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