It is probable that Lord and Lady Tenny son, who have been visiting Tasmania, will return to Adelaide about the end of the week. Lord Richard Nevill. who has been
in Melbourne, will reach Adelaide this morning. Gen. Sir Hector Macdonald was enter tained at a citizens' dinner in the Sydney Town Hall on Monday night. The mayor, Sir James Graham, presided, and the com pany included the Premier,- Mr. See, Repre sentative Reid, Sir George Dibbs, several members of the State Parliament, Mjr.-Gen. French, and other military representatives. Representative Reid, in submitting the toast of 'The army and navy,' said he looked upon Gen. Macdonald as one of the greatest links which united the mass of the rank and file of the British army with their distinguished leader. 'Our guest' was pledged with enthusiastic cheering. Sir Hector Macdonald, in responding, referred to the patriotism shown by Australia in connection with the war in South Africa, and expressed the hope that it would lead to a more practical study, of the art of self defence. Mr. T. X. Stephens, the newly appointed Collector of Customs for Victoria, was fare welled by the heads of the customs and marine departments at Port Adelaide on Monday morning. Mr. Stephens was heartily congratulated upon his promotion, and the officers wished him success and prosperity in bis new office. Mr. Stephens, iu reply, eulogized the customs stall at Port Adekide. He left for Melbourne by the afternoon train. Mr. James Cock, formerly member of Par liament for the District of Victoria, died on Monday morning at his residence, Mount Gambier, after a long illness. The deceased gentleman was born in Fifeshire, Scotland; on August 31, 1833, and arrived in the Buf falo, which reached Glenelg on December 28, 1836. Governor Hindmarsb came to the state by that vessel. His father, Mr. Robert Cock, established the malting business at the Oakbank Brewery, and Cox's Creek (the correct orthography being Cock's Creek) was named after him. Mr. James Cock settled in the south-east in 1853, after a couple of years on the Victorian Gold fields, and with the exception of an interval from 1884 to 1887, which be spent in busi ness at Bowen, North Queensland, resided at Mount Gambier till his death, en gaged in farming and contracting. He carried out drainage works near Milli cent. At one time Mr. Cock occupied 19,000 acres of land on the River Glenelg, and stocked it, but owing to losses through pleuro-pneumonia had to forsake the enterprise. In 1862 he married Miss Mag dalene Williams. For something like 40 years Mr. Cock was a local preacher, and was the first Wesleyan to preach at Bowen. He served for three years as a district Councillor at Mount Gambier. He came out for Parliamentary honours for the re presentation of Victoria in 1888, when Mr. J. J. Osmaa was returned to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. D. Livingstone. In the general elections of 1890, however, he won a seat as a farmers', working men's, and homestead blockers' candidate. He was re-elected in 1893 and 1896, and on those occasions headed the poll. Mr. Cock was well known as a temperance advocate. His ill ness was very protracted, and it was on account of failing health that he retired from political life. The deceased gentleman has left a widow, two sons, and five daugh ters. Mr. A. Sutherland, M.A., has been ap pointed Registrar of the Melbourne Univer sity at a salary of £650 per annum. Mr. W. J. Mountain, Mayor of Bssendon, and Mr. J. W. Caire, Mayor of Port Ade laide, and the members of his council, at tended the ordinary meeting of the Adelaide City Council on Monday afternoon. Mr. W. Herbert Phillipps has been elect ed President of the Federated Employers' Council of South Australia. Mr. H. C. E. Muecke was on Monday elected President of the General Employers' Uuion of South Australia.
Sir Henry Berkeley, Chief Justice of fiji, who has been on a holiday trip to Great Britain, was t passenger by the mail steamer Ortona, which arrived from Lon don on Monday. Among the Adelaide passengers by the R.M.S. Ortona on Monday were Mrs. Hugh Ferguson and her two younger daughters, Mrs. Menz, Mrs. Dove, wife °f the Ven. Archdeacon Dave, and the Misses Dove, all of whom have been visiting Eng land. The New Zealand passengers by the mail steamer Ortona included the Hon. Emilie Towey-Law, Dr. R. Lee, Dr. and Mrs. Grace, Miss Grace, and Mr. M. S. Grace. lieut. F. H. Hutohin, of the fourth Vic torian contingent, is proceeding home by the mail steamer Ortona. He left South Africa in July last, when his regiment was relieved by the fifth contingent, and took the opportunity offered of visiting England. Mis3 Peggy Pryde, the well-known va riety artist, arrived on Monday with her husband, Mr. G. Pearson, under engage ment to Mr. Harry Rtckards. She will begin a 12 months' tour in Melbourne on Saturday next. Mrs. Oldham, widow of the late Mr. Wil liam Oldham, of Kapunda, died on Sunday morning, at the age of 87 years. She arrived in South Australia in 1838 with her hus band, whom she survived 16 years. Their home was principally in the district of Ka punda. Mrs. Oldham's unbounded hospi tality and large sympathies made her the friend of all. For the last ten years she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Salter, of Angaston. Four sons and three daughters survive, viz., Mr. F. B. Oldham, Mr. C. C. Oldham, Mrs. H. E. O'Sullivan, of Victoria; Mrs. Edward Salter, of Angaston; and Mrs. W. G. Good child, of Glenelg. There are 23 grandchil dren and 21 great grandchildren. Our Macclesfield correspondent wrote on Monday, November 18: — A highly respected townsman in the person of Mi. Martin Leonard died on Wednesday after a long and painful illness. Mr. Leonard was in appearance and at one time in strength a veritable Hercules. An Ade aide physician some time ago remarked that he had hardly if ever seen a man of such powerful physique. Mr. E. A. Pearson, president of the Vic torian Wholesale Clothing Manufacturers' Association, contemplates visiting this state with the object of gauging the condition of the clothing trade in South Australia. Mr. Ismay, a member of the firm of Messrs. Ismav, Imrie, & Co., owners of the White Star line of steamers, has arrived at Fremantle on a visit to Australia. It is expected that he will spend a week in Ade laide. The death is announced in Melbourne at the ags of 63 of Signora Rebottaro, who came to Australia with Martin Simonsen's Itdlian Opera Company. By the Yawata Mnru c,n Wednesday ar rived in Sydney one of the most remarkable men the Dominion of Canada has produced in the person of Dr. Oronhyatekha, who not only represents the highest social and academic achievements open to the ordi nary British citizen, but also a long line of rulers of the aboriginal race of America. Oronhyatekia is chief of the 'Six Xa tions,' a federation of Indian tribes once possassing the valley- of the Mohawk, and the western part of what is now the State of New York. They fought gallantly on the British side at the time of the war ot independence, and after it disdained to re main in the country of the 'Yankees,' against whom they bad fought, and crossed into Canada, where the British Govern ment assigned them a tract of country where they and their descendants have lived ever since. Oronhyatekha, or 'Burn- ing Cloud,' ip hereditary chief, and hie late wife was a descendant of Brant, one of ulie most famous chiefs at the time of the war referred to. The chief is dark in com plexion, but nearly so much so as one would suppose his race made necessary. When King Edward, then Prince of Wales, vifit ed Canada, as a young man, Oronhyatekha was deputed to present an address from his compatriots, and did so in the full costume of a sachem or eagaroore of Mb race. The Prince took a fancy to tho young Mciawk, and it was at his request that he went to Oxford University to study. He had al ready shown his ability in .this direction,
and fully utilized the opportunity, subse quently returnins to Canada, taking his de gree as M.D. at Toronto,, and practising his profession with much succcs. In social mat ters Dr. Oronuyatekha has been in the front from the first. He was for years, su preme head of the Good Templar organi zation, and is still a rigid total abstainer. In Freemasonry he has attained to the much coveted Thirty-third Degree, and has been president of the union of fraternal insurance societies. It is partly in connec tion with one of these bodies, the Indepen dent Order of Foresters, that Dr. Oronhya tekha iias come to Australia. He has been supreme chief ranger for many years, and has been the chief factor in the building up of this order from the day of small things, 21 years ago, till it has attained its present strength. Dr. Oronhyatekha is ?tra- velling in part for his health, winch, since the death of lu's wife last year, has been considerably shaken, and partly to improve the work of the order in Australia and pro perly organize its management in the va rious states.— Sydney 'Daily Telegraph.'