A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION
With spirits raised by the improving war situation and sentiment keyed up to the highest pitch of loyalty, the patriotic people of Adelaide entered with splendid enthusiasm on Friday morning upon the fourth, and in some ways the greatest, cele- bration of Australia Day. The appeal was for money to establish an insurance fund for the widows and orphans of those who have laid down their lives in glorious hero- ism, for the continuance of Australia as a free nation, on which the enemy shall never lay his covetous and cruel hands. The Commonwealth is making provision to recognise what has been done by the gal- lant fellows who are repatriated after dis- charging their duty at the front, but what can be done in the way of practical recom- pense for the sacrifice of the noble dead, except to honor their memory and see that their loved ones, de- prived of the breadwinner, are properly cared for? The community was asked, through the medium of the insurance scheme, to enable the pensions to be libe- rally supplemented by grants, and in doing this South Australia is setting a fine example of prac- tical patriotism to the rest of the Com- monwealth. Though the fulfilment 0f so solemn a duty to the men who have gone away never to return was the governing motive of the great effort, superficially at least the sadder side of the war was for this one day forgotten. There was about the whole celebration a tone of optimism concerning the future, and of exaltant pride in the world-
renowned achievements of the Common- wealth fighting forces wherever they have been tested under the exacting conditions of the most terrible of wars.
Australia Day of 1918 was the culmina- tion of weeks of painstaking organisation and enthusiastic preparation, based on the experiences of the three preceding years. The only thing, therefore, that seemed necessary to make the carnival an un- qualified success, was that the weather should favor it in the rather capri- cious month of July. As it hap- pened, a better day could not have been chosen. It was ushered in by a roseate dawn, the prelude to delightfully fine con- ditions, which lasted throughout the pro- ceedings. The sunshine, in spite of a keen morning breeze from the s0uth, greatly cheered the members of the organising committees and other
workers, many of whom were up with the lark in order to be at their posts early; and it was exceedingly welcome to the general public, young and old, who had looked forward
to the occasion with expectancy for weeks. The white and fleecy clouds fleck- ing the azure of the shining sky en- hanced the charm of the environment of the Queen City of the South, whose at- tractions responded gratefully to the beams of a merry sun. |
By 9 a.m. the sightseers had begun to pour into the city from the suburbs in thousands. Every incoming tram and train was densely crammed with people. The main streets were ablaze with patriotic colors, and long before the time fixed for the passing of the great pageant were thronged with people. All day long there was such a congestion of folks in- terested in one attraction after another, listening to the concert parties, and clus- tered around the stalls, selling goods of all descriptions, that it was difficult to get along. Everything but patriotic business was suspended nearly all day, and with a holiday for the schools, it was a famous event for the young people, who took a tremendous interest in all that was going on. Never before had there been so many temptations for the citizen to empty purse or pocket in a good cause. In the variety of buttons alone, and other appropriate souvenirs, the day easily established a re- cord. Many of the leading firms, besides releasing their assistants who desired to help in various ways, issued novel buttons of their own design, which the young ladies sold in the shops and streets. The Aus- tralia Day workers made an important fea- ture of providing refreshments for the mul- titude. The Town Hall fete, the Exhibi- tion carnival and band concert, the no- velty sports on the Jubilee Oval, and the Australian buffet on North-terrace had an appreciable share in the success of a me-
morable celebration, which demonstrated in a signal manner how much can lie ac- complished by the united effort of all sec- tions of the communitv. The whole of the takings went to the South Australian Sol- diers' Insurance Fund, and in the aggre- gate will make a striking figure. It was a day that will be hard to eclipse for patrio- tic achievement while the war lasts.
Mr. A. A. Simpson (chairman of the fund) stated late in the day that the sub- scriptions sent in amounted to considerably more than last year's. Those to whom the appeal was addressed had responded most generously. It would be gratifying to all who helped in the pageant and afterwards to know that the street collection had been good. The "Home for a Bob" tickets were having a splendid sale, some people buying 50 at a time. "If the country districts," Mr. Simpson remarked, "re- spond as liberally as last year we may hope to obtain the £120,000 at which we aim. This sum should enable us to give grants averaging £100 to dependant widows with children and dependant mothers. The dif- ference between our scheme and that in the other States is that theirs has been [only] to encourage recruiting, and ours is retrospective. The object is to benefit the dependant widows, children, and mothers of those who have fallen since the begin- ning of the war."
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THE GREAT PAGEANT.
MANY STRIKING DISPLAYS.
The pageant was a feast of color and magic. Along tlie route the crowd wm
dense, and the sightseers were full .f enthusiasm. The stands erected in the ?trect were fully occupied lone before the |>roec«iron began, fend every bnleonv, every window, and the parapet of nearly every building were alive with spectators. It was * memorable spectacle. The procession occupied an hour to pass a given"point an hour of enjoyment for overyone. The children revere briig'ii -to t'-wn' in large numbers, and the »:rht Will live long 3n their recollection. This year there was »lore music than ever liefer.», m all the .focal and visitin? hands eng içed in the competitions of the South Austritun Band Association tool; part. Ip all »ben» were -nearly a «core of bardi, and they were the great feature »f the match. They gave life to the occa- sion and kent up the enthusiasm of the Jieopio. «The pageant had a particularly Tnirtial aspect, for the soldiers alone took . Bcariy half an hour to pa«w. His Excei
'lency the Go»crnor (Sir Henry Galway) ?took the salute at a base in front of the ?Town Hail, where he was accompanied ny
]<adv Galway, tlie Commissioner of Public !\Vork* (Hon. J. G. Bice), the Chief Jus- tice (Sir George. Murray), .the Mi'itary Commandant (Brieâdi'er-Gçncral Antill, C.B., C.M.G.), the, Navsl. Commandant (Captain Burford), and the ,Mayor and Mayoress of Adelaide (Mr. and Mrs. Glover). The-jroard iof .honor- was» under the cotBjnand of Captain- R. G. -Wilton.
A Punctual Start.
The marshalling was cxac'.lent. for tho
' fcad of tlie procession moved off within a . Sew minute« of the prearranged time, and each section linked up in perfect harmony. The grand marshals were Messrs. Her- bert Myer« and Bert Sayers, and the sec- tion marshals Major H. W. Pcndlebury ,D.A.A.r.j. Messrs. W. C. Melbourne, A .llunn, T. B. Merry, H. C. Richards, M. KinkelfcuBin, L. J. Powell. F. li. II Vin 'ccnt, and J. O. Buttrosc. Much of the beauty of the pi occasion was provided by scores of motor cars, and the charming!} arranged conveyances of between 30 and 40 eooart parties. The^ western part'of the* citv wa* * wonderfully animated and pic . : ttiresquc scene ¡nfthe early morning, when **"- the great procession iras .being assembled. "*?"* Fifteenth century armor-clad . «oklicr*
rubbed shoulders with the Australian aoori
8- giuc, and tiic old Buffalo manoeuvred for ¡
t( position amongst modero motor cars. It
l"> wa« a «"tran?e and an impressive scene, and j l' the most amazing thing w.is the wav order I \'\ tra* rapidly established out of apparent . ? chaos. The procession moved off with the j- Naval Hand, Narai Brigade, and soldiers .r- anpropriatelv in the van. Returned sol
.' dieri, Kttne on foot, some too lame, alas, ".,,' to walk, took their places in the line, foi n loved by long columns of cadet» aim Ciii i. sen Forces, wita Army Service units anti
*u Pioneer Days Recalled.
Pride of place in the- second Foction, which introduced the general pageant, was given to Glenelg« display, illustrating in a aeries of admirable tableaux how the State ,«., 'has progressed since 18%. First there X cune capital anodels of H.M.S. Buffalo and ,ii the historic OH Gum Tree to show "the « * .hip in which wc landed," and where ty' South Australia was proclaimed a free Bri "* tkh province. Close In attendance and -"- VrraiwiíhLng spears and waddics were a |., «core of young men representing the aborig .*?. ine*. to whom Governor Hindmarsh ex ?..' tended the promise of hist and fair dealing.
-", A rough bark but showed the conditions i I?' ntider which the carty eettlers lived, a vag ... fort, drawn by bullocks, how they travel -n led, a lorry laden with children how th; ec population rrew, and motor cars how the 'i People make -journey«" to-day. Young -.' M.'or» in charge of a tuodel yacht indicated ** "Our future n»vy," and a trade display the "- Twt.lt* of the piora» s' labors. Tt -was a .( thoroufbly appropriate schema for Aus f" trslia Day, and was carrieil out Avith «ich Y attention to detail as to make it most cf ."' fectiv«. Tho display well merited the
champion prise owtowed upon it. A .core of regùtoivd jockeys in full Tarina; regalia, mounted on pony can- didates for the Australia Day Cup. pye a r< bright color note, which was varied by the ' " appearance of John Martin & Co.'a em ' ploy es in ten decorated cars, each rcpre * scnting » portion of tho British Domin
i iona or an Allied Power. One was occu i pied by Big Store returned men "out to - help." Next came a fine trade display - from Hindmarsh, depicting the
' wool-tcooring a\nd malting industries. .* At the head of the third section was a
J huge cannon, with the paraphrase of the _ inscription, on an historic ¿un in Scot
- land:-"Load mc well, And Keep mcclean,
and I'll carry a shell .into Berlin." "Bri-
tannia/*" children were a pretty concert tarty, and the Boy Scouts turned out in
irge nmnber*. - One troop had a reprc X «enratkra iff tv Turkish enipcr in fez can. «* and properly "camouflaged" with leafy ¿ toagni. - Messrs. Clutterbuck Brothers v Prorided an amusing burlesque, "Billy and
, Joe," representing the Prime Minister and
__ Itr. Cook calling on President Wilson. j
ti "Joan, the Soul of France."
j, .Wbila the fourth section was still at a '
. distance the spectators descried a magnifi ?4 cent tableau of Joan of Arc, entered by
employes of the Gas Company. "Joan, the Soul of ' France." elad in shining
armor, was mounted upon a _ dapple-j
-» jnry «teed. She had a guard of honor
.»' of French cavaliers of tho fifteenth ! i' eentary in the picturesque garb of
". the time. Joan, on her elevated mount,
towered above all the rest of the proces aton at this stage, not only in a physi- cal sei'M, bat in the estimation of the - apeccators. The living statue, drawn by .1 horse*, with postillions, evoked many ex C pressions of admiration, and -was warmly . cheered along the entire route. The
rnoi.ntod ladies' troupe, organised by Miss . Pearl Smart, was again a popular feature . «nd i valued auxiliary for the gathcring
\n of money. Another conspicuous exhibit «o« a motor lorry lavishly adorned in honor of the Fighting 10th Battalion. There , «val atfo a «plendid model of Nelson's old « ''Victory." rocking on the surface of real ' istic wave«, and reminding the peopfe of 5 the famous message, "England expects " cv«'.->- roan to do his duty." The Cen ' t*»l Traders had a large entry. The'cm
Trioyes of Mesare. Charles \loore & Co.
adopted an. artistic .scheme in b.'.aek, and white, which Was particularly effective!
"Fire the Enemy Out."
Tho Motor Traders' Association liad a most attractive displav of decorated motor cars. A lorry carried an excellent repre- sentation made of rubber tires and coiled rubber hosing of a huge cannon. A streamer advised,-"Fire tie enemy out by supporting Australian industries." There wcrc_ several most daintily adonied cars, and in one case an excellent effect was ob- tained by the use of golden wattle in pro- fusion. The most beautiful thing in Oe section was a huge swan, exauisitcty worked in white l>apor flowers. ThL> was one of the mct?t artistic items in the pageant. The Adelaide University medical students had several ' burlesques, one of footballers, a skit on-prohibition, and an, uncomplimentary reference to the Brompton Church trouble. The waybacks and other travesties added to the amuse; rncnt of the crowd. The social club of the Farmer's Co-operative Union led the way in the sixth section with seven de- corated cars, all beautiful in appearance. One was emblazoned with national flags, and others were done ud in A.LF. .regi- mental colors in honor of members of the staff »»-ho answered the call. A^.desigu' resembling a huge shark, with gaping jaws', attracted special attention. Our Boys* In- stitute »vas prominently represented by its gymnasts. Another display in .this, sec- tion recalled the destruction of ;tbe lim- den and wa^ labelled. "Good-bye to » German boat in Australian waters''."
Interest Sustained to the End.
Britannia on a lofty throne was a con- spicuous figure in the lead in section 7, aud half a dozen concert parties
were in , conveyances that wer.» I warmly applauded. There was also a "Willow Tree" eccna, reminding of the play to start at the Theatre, Royal to-mor- row night. The latter portion of the pro- cession comprised more concert part os and handsomely-ilecorated motor cars. A novel feature was introduced by a party of Chines« mandarins, . richly attired. An- other group of British, French, American, Belgian, and Italian soldiers, with drawn swords, aroused imuch enthusiasm. The Rejected Volunteers' Association wa9 well JVpresenttid by vocalists in fancy dress. A\ith the St. John Ambulance Central Division was a miniature motor ambulance .about a yard in length and 4 ft. in height. It was under the control of Master"' Bert Bobinson, 31 years old. He is tho son of Mr. E. A. Robinson, of Unley.
The Awards. . , r , j
His Excellency tho Governor, the». Chie" Justice, and Hhe Mayor of Adelaide awarded the prize for champion display in the pageant to the Glenelg group. Honor; able mention was given to tho Farmers' L'nion cirtrv. Mr. A. J. Chapman and Miss E. Robin adjudged the best-arrangc-i concert party display to be that of MefHra. Charles Moor.» & Co.'s employes. , The prize for decorated motor car went to the '"Swan" (Dodge car), and that for group of motor vcliidcs to the Farmers' Union display. The judges were Mes- dames Herbert 'Myers and R. Sewell.
Happy, Good-Natured *nrrpng.
The crowd in the street during the after- noon was probably a. record for Adelaide. (The tram service was greatly iucrc.ased,
and still the cars arrived from the suburbs with people hanging on the footboards. Whqn the business houses closed thousands more employes joined the happy throng, which was distinguished by unimpeachable behaviour and the "lest of good nature. The scene in Rundlcvttrect was a remarkable one. Vehicular traffic, save only the con- veyances of concert parties, was «tispended, and pedestrians had the street to them- selves. Nevertheless " the crush was so great (hat it took an hour to get from King William-street to Pulteney-strcet. At many places there was a contest of strength between the t-trcams of people moving in opposite directions, but although it upset the equanimity of women carrying babies or leading little toddlers, there was no suggestion of horseplay. _ In such a closely-packed crowd one couTd not make progress at all without exerting some strength, but everyone toole the jostling in good part and there were no unpleasant incidents. The employes of several of the big Rundlc-strcot houses established stalls on the footways and sold produce and other goods collected for the occasion. These stalls and the many concert parties were al! centres of attraction, and round them people were wedged in so tightly that some had to wait until the concert parties moved on to get out of the crush.
' The tireless women and girls from dawn till nightfall sold '.suttons in dozens Of de- signs, and tended the stalls with assi- duous care and unfailing patience. With- out the fair sex the day would have been dull, unattractive, and profitless. There
were scores of «tails end nuiicreds ot
helpers, and they reaped a »veil-deserved harvest of coin. The public purchased or «ave money with open-handedness char- acteristic of Adolaide, and the stalls »vero
practically depleted of their goods early
in the afternoon. Button-sellers had to
replenish stocks several times in the day, and the .dosigiis that were popular were
quickly fun out. The unuspal sight ot
gas ranges set up in the road way of Kimi William-street and connected with the mains caused a good deal of amusement, but they proved of great value in supply- ing food for the crowd. The demand for meals and refreshment« was heavy, and though great preparations were' made to supply the wants of the people, such a hu<ro crowd had scarcely been expected, and the restaurants and refreshment «trills were simply stormed by the hungry sight-
The Australian Buffet.
In front of the Institute Building. North terrace, a big marquee -ivas erected, and a large numher of ladies, presided over by Mrs. Crawford V«ughan, established there a luncheon and tea centre, called the Aus- tralian Buffet. _ There wns seating accom- modation for about Ö00, and relay followed relay. Big business waa expected, but nothing'like the rush'that occurred wa« looked for. Time after time the food sup- plies »vere sold right out and freah stores had to be procured. Several thousand people were served at this buffet during the day.
The Town Hall'.
The Town "Hall was Converted into a res- taurant and its convenient situation made it a particularly popular centre for people needing refreshments'. Tlie interior of the building was decorated »vith the colors of the'.Villes, and waa an animated sight. Big busbies* was done in luncheons and after- noon teas, nnd the arrangements made by the Mayoress (Mts. C. R. J. Glover) and tlie secretary (Mrs. A. W. Hal!) gave com pletc satisfaction. Miss Gladys Thomas
and MisB Haekendorfs »orchestra played
At Tattersall'« Club.
Atl'attcrsall's Chib Mr. II. P. "McLaeh lan (chairman) liiudc an appeal to members during the luncheon hour, and an Itaiian flag, -presented by Mr. A. J. Perdrix, was auctioned on the Bugler system 11 brought in £552, and other o-"'ia by Messrs. S. J. Jacobs. M. Rashecd,' F. A. Alexander, and li. McLean returned an additional £82.
The Cheer-up Hut.
About 500 members of the A.I.F.. a large party of returned soldiers, including men from Bedford Park, the Corps of Vete- rans, and some 6ailors, were entertained at luncheon by the Cheer-up Society. Mr. G. McEwin presided, nnd among other* present were the Premier (lion. A. H. Peake), the Commissioner of Public Works (Hon. J. G.- Bice), the Treasurer of Wes- tern Australia (Mr. James Gardiner), Lieu- tenant-Colonel DoJIman, Major Cookc-Rus sell, and Major Seager, M.C.
» At the Railway-station.
A big lix engine, "which was beauti- fully deTorated with 400 red, white, and blue electric lights and flowers of the same colors, was the centre of attraction at tiie Adelaide railway-station, where there w-as also a fine display of flags. The engine was decorated by tile S.A. Loco., Engine men, Firemen, and Cleaners' Association, The coal tender was transformed into a "dugout," barricaded with bagsful of nshes, the work ctf a lefcurned soldier-Cleaner Mr. W. Pynn. In front of the atnokebox of the engine the Australian Goat of Amis wits prominently arranged, i On Fri- day morning the secretary of thd associa- tion (Mr. K. Gluyas), arno was in charge of the display, received .» letter by post, addressed to the "Decorated Engine, . en- closing a contribution from a ^soldier's mother residing at Kingscote, Kangaroo lsl-tnd.
The honor roll at the Adelaide Railway- station presented a beautiful appearance. It was decorated with several kinds of wattle and crowns of colored heaths and the letters ''S.A.R,'' This work was car- ried out by the Aldgate railway staff-Mr. R. Hancock (stationmaster), and Porters J. T. Hoyle, Baker, H. J. Hancock, and M. C. West, with the assistance ot several school childien from the Heathfield, Ald- gate, Bridgewater, and Mylor public schools. Miss M. E. Boothby was respon-
sible for the beautiful effect the crowns and the letters "S.A.R." lent to the deco- ration. The Aldgate staff have for years past on special occasions decorated engines, but owing to the uncertainty of the wea- ther, the staff thought it was an act of comradeship adorning the honor roll with the Australian emblem, the wattle.
Theatre Royal Auction of Gifts.
At an interval in the performance of "Romance" by the Kathîene Macdoncil Company, at the Theatre Royal. Mr. Kenneth Brampton and Miss Beryl Bryant stepped before the footlights and success- ful! v disposed of the'three Japanese kimo- nas worn by the ladies of the company in "The Willow Tree" party in the pageant. His Excellency the Governor was * the first purchaser at £5 5/, Mr. T. S. Back- house then-gave back a £4 4/ purchase, which was knocked down to Mrs. Iî. W. Bennett at £6 10/, and final!»- Mr. Ben- nett secured one for 20 guineas. The sale totalled £30 10/.
Animated Scene at Night.
There was a lull in the festivities for an
hour in the early evening, and then, people »vho had gone home to toa returned to town, and the city resounded with song and laughter. The stalls »vere all sold out, and the litter in the streets bore testimony to the activities of the day. "Mam- of the concert parties were still engaged. Miss Gertie Campbell's vom»pa!ny kept Bo»» man's Arcade packed with people at night just as m the day time, and other singers on lorries traversed the streets and enter- tained the crowds. It »vas a fitting close to a conspicuously successful celebration.
lAI'B ASF SPOUTS.
THE. EXHIBITION CARNIVAL. .
Soon after the spectacular dispkiy in the streets came to an end thousands of people nude straight for the Jubilee Exhibition Building and Grounds, wliere a fair, a band contest, and a sports gathering were to Iw held, and before the outdoor pro- gramme was started the grandstands and enclosures and parts of the mouuds »vere crowded. The majority of the visitors d.d . not trouble to go inside the building be- cause the weather was t<x> alluring, but then» »vas much to be seen and pmvliaseil in the main hail, which had boen deco- rated with farcy ¿taits lavishly rtocked »vitii produce and fancy goods for sale. The carnival had been.organised by Mrs. J. F. Young, and the arrangement of the stalls and everything connected with the affair »vas admiratjre. On . entering the hall visitors saw before them a hpgo stall re- presenting the Australian Natives' Associa- tion, which occupied about a third of the floor^It was appropratcly embellished, and the tables were laden with ?produce, cakes, jams, needle and fancy work, «!fcc. In the eastern avinjj a. stall representing a huge mushroom was* occupied by- ladies and gentlemen who dispensed good« made by member« of the arts and crafts classe? oí the School of Arte, and near the centre of the »vin? a spaciou? apartment had been arranged round a motor ambulance car,
the stall having boen fixed up by the motor ambulance section of workers. In tue wostcrn wing there were several im provided shop-*, the most novel of which was a Japanese teahouse garden, in which ¡«di«« attiicd in Eastern roben attended 'to the requirements of customers. The Kilkcnnv Patriotic Committee had charge of the Empire stall, and a fine Show was made in the Payneham 6eclion, which wai elaborately got up. Scotland w<is well re- presented in a gaily decorated ^apartment alongside an er,ually pleasing display with tho device, "St.-George'and-Merrie Erg land.*' A'ong the western wall member« of the "Vagrant Sketching Ciub" did, pond business drawing portraits "di ,vtsitor3j and on the east of the main entrance, there -was a surprisingly good exhibition ,of ¡ war buttons. The first award went to Mr. F. Isaacs, whose collection has.been victorious^ at several shows. ' Miss.-G. N.
Dava, of North Adelaide, took second: place, and Mw. Ernest Good third. The eastern and northern portions of the build- ing »yere occupied by refreshment quarter?, arranged hy the military and field 'ambu- lance branches. There was an interesting show of dressed dolls, one of which -was brought out_ from England over 50 years , ago. Associated with the carnival, but on 1 the lawn near the entrance gates, was a tonic' stall conducted on behalf of the »School of Mine«, in which cakes, janis,' . home-made sweets and useful articles for
j wall decoration and other purposes, made | by students, were disposed of to the great
advantage of the fund. Genera!'*- speak- ing, the carnival was a pronounced succès* from all points of view. The arrangements were good, the stalls exceedingly credit- ably designed and furnished, and the cash receipts up to expectations.
Ile!! CAwnjietitioii.-.Urvifeed »loll. Sfi« Daisy Oil. bert, Atedmdic ohaTaeter dall, "Mira lAtmtîU, Ne« , Olcnols; fancy drem doll, Mi«; Gacnyth Poywr,
Hyde Hark; most ancient Joli. M'as AA'yldc, Payne liTn-rcucl. .T-wliu: «mile ni doll's liirrufciirt», sBpn Glory "fobiMlon; decorated iIollV «rart, AI'ss Skcv ington; lioaie rnade dall.«, 91m. Franks, Oi>ydon.
I'uttotK.-Co*Ie-tJtioa of buftcnw, M<r. TrVed. l«nics. 1; "Maws f!. M.JVian«, Xorfh Adelaide, i: Atis. Knii-st Cuoil, 3. Bort .nrtunced collection, Mrs. 0. M. Davis, Xarth Adelaide, 1; Mr. It Rule, 12: Mira Harri. Pipr-r, C.
Special priif-, i>v 'Jlr. C. IL Arura»-, for or.';inal _«!»«! uti'iiy idea, Jír. II. «tile.
I The Band Contest.
Throughout the afternoon the bands which had entered for the competition were submitted to tests, and notwith- standing the attractions on the Oval arid :n the building the terrace where the in- strumentalists did their work was well patronised, and the listeners spent a tho- roughly enjoyable afternoon. No deci- sions »vere announced. The final results will be made known this evening, when the contests will be brought to a close.
The Oval Events.
The crowd on the Jubilee Oval must have numlicred betiveen 20,000 and 30,000. The grandstands and enclosures and the mounds around tbc¿ Oval were packed, and an excellent afternoon's amusement was provided, the nro^raniuic including athletic and horse contests, and an ex- citing pony race, in heats, m »vhich about t»vcnty of th« most notable jockeys were the riders. This contest »vas the mögt popular one of tlie afternoon, but it was unfortunate that two jockeys received in i'uries due to falls, and one of them, T.
lissctt, was removed to a hospital in a serious condition. Tire Oval is too small for even ponies to gallop round without risk at the sharp turns, and the turf was soft and slippery. The event was de- scribed as the Australia Oav Gip, for ponies 12.2 and under, the first prize bein;; a cup, donated by the Adelaide, Tort Ade- laide, and Tattersall'* Racing Clubs, to the nominator of the winner, and the se- cond a trophy. A pold-mounted whip »vas offered for the rider of the winner. The first heat was woti bv W. Bankine's White Horse (A. II. Francis), with A. E. Hamilton's Mclbo'.t (J. Uop»vood) se- cond. In the second heat, which was.won by J. Richardson's Prince of Wales. Liberty slipped on the southern turn and fell, but the rider was not hurt. In tlie third heat, when three or four of the ponies »vere on the northern curve in a -bunch, one flipped
sideways and fell, with the result that the pony j'ust behind it. ridden by J. Car- michael, also fell. Carmichael was dazed for a fe»v minutes, but »»'¡is able to »Talk to the centre of the ground. 'The fifth heat ended disastrously. At. exactly the same spot the pony ridden hy T. Bissett slipped and fell. M. fSiuircnce, who was immediately behind Bissett, was brought down and the hoof of one of the animals struck Bissett on the head. He -was nive to ¿et up and walk a few yards, but then he collapsed, and it was found he had a severe laceration of the scalp. Semi-uncon- sciousness followed, and he had to be .sur- gically treated. Later in the day the ana*. was run off, and in this event at«o there avas an accident. Brady was riding Miss C. Reed's Ki ne, and the animal slipped and fell near the straight entrance. The struggle to get round the bend displaced the saddle on Mesare. McRae and Francis' Flying Mist, and although the jockey} J. O'Brien, managed to keep his place till after he had pissed the post second to the winner, White. Horse, he immediately afterwards fell and appeared to have been hurt severely, but he recovered during the c»-ening. It is a dangerous game rae n at full speed round such a small and slip- pery course, and it may be 'decided not to take such risks at future catherines. In- cluded in the programme -were cx»iting nayvpet races. Severa*, of the--athletic con.
tests overo interesting, but the public mani- fested their preference for horse events, particularly the jumping contests. A clever display was given by the three_ teams en :tcred for the section fours, and although
the decision in favor of Captain Campbell's me«.was not well received, the public did not understand that the judging was" not based on the jumping ability of the horses only. An exciting chariot race-ivas de- cided in heats, the final being won by Driver E. G. Webb, who "was crowned with a laurel wreath by Mrs. Pendlcaiiry.
The sports controlling-committee were: Air. A. Munn (chairman), »"aptain X. C«i«ip l>»!l. Mevtr«. ». ¡Mrl.'ae, J. ¿5. J'uilircin, .1. O. Iti.-.tr«.»', T. I). Duvi»I*-.n, Al. J. H02.U1. J A". llopnoo-J. J. Oltricti, -M. 1.1. 'i'tó.iip. S. BarOcr, mid Iii.* At. It. Doherty. The oilir-iais »»ere:--l!on>m ia ae-tieni-Judges, militiry, liricuJIcr-General .1. '.Al.- AtiiiH; «jxmi cri-iit», Jlr. V. llcwie; Kicvwnl«,
M-Y-jrs. IB. McIMe, T. I). "Daviibon. S. J. IViI-iian, 1 ann Giptain Xoniwn Gimpix»!!. l'cdcstriiui ei-rnts -IWrm.-,ßlr. AV. 1". "-Indi!; jw'trrei, .lfiwrN. T. II. Tidswell and J. J. 'Cff;ir; timekeepers, Mr. V. f». IIo-A-trr; clerk of course, Mr. .1. II, ""¡rar; stanor, -M." C. T: 1'rj-;, costume ste»»-arJ. Mr. 15. AV. Dfrling: rat« setirotery, Mr. A. Hnham: handi .capper, Mr. ('. C. Duncan; sérierai sevretury. Mr. E. 1«. Arch ¡bald. "Ahrppot events-Judges, ile-«-«. \V. liasrfurd and A. Griffen: «Mrtcr, Mr. J. Uarr; ntferec, Mr. ('. Oatley; -te-ii.ard-. Hews. I., liamena-, . I*, ßikld, and AV. Miller; ¿.lint «e-Te txrie-3, A'ftRrs. II. Stephens and J», it. Martin.
, AVhiprot "lace.-First heat-F. Lewis' Eurer, f» rdf. So-ond licat-(If. StnceyV Quo A*ail!a, 13 yd«. Third'heat-H. Sirven«' Princesa Jei:i, M '».d'. "Fourth heat-JL Stace»-'« Nati.«, Mi ni». Fifth lieat-AV. AleArthtir"« Scott»- Mae, S} .»d«. PirJi lieit-IT, Mate's Mi.-ler Trustful. 1.1 yd-. Semi-Final.-First l.eat-i,>uo A",idt«. Second hoot
-Xitas.' Final- Quo A'ad's, 1; Xatas, i. j
40) Vard.« Handicap.-W. t. Kc'lv, 22 rd«. 1 F. W. Clayton. 13 yds., ?>; R. W. DoVltng-, '«G'v'd.« '
S. Tune. IS S-> «cr. ' . " " ' '
One Mile Walk Ihindicip.-T». S. Mcravaniili, 'ords., 1; J». .J. 3fcXamara, 1¿S vds., 2: » "G. Arthur. 235 yds., 3.
Foofjüll Place Kick.-F. Goldinç (West Ad* laid.;). 1. difíance 61 yd*. 2 }t.
One Mile Inlercltíi Allied Teams Itire.-America -lAdclaMe Harrißrs and Wnjkinir Club (R C. Halsev 220 yds., I. F.. n. O'Hihoncv 230 vils., F. W. Clarion -140 yd«., A. .1. Runuby SS'.> yü?.), 1; Great Britain. 2: Australia. 3. " " .
One Mlle Shndicnp.-\ J. rtumsb»-, 55 »it*. 1; .P. J. Shinnere, GO yds., 2; n. II. Applriby, 00 yds., S. Time, 4 min. 47 sec. " "
-.-. lror«e(« r,»-er Hurdle« (Mm).-.T. .'SfcCawîey's ch g Xulional, 1; L. Itci'is' jr m Doric, 2.
Hor.-é-«' over Hunlîes (Uilitory).-Giptain ,X. Ci«!ip'.)u-H's ilelbj, 1; Lieutenant Ijptlior.ie's Vice- roy, 1.
'linn*.« over Hurdle* . (radies).-Mi!« M. II." Doherty'« h-ff Tally-Ho,'2; G. .1. Stevens' b ¿ Hurricane, -2.
Section Fours (Military).-Captain Campöcll'i team, I; 5crtreint K. Murphy's t-am, 2.
Chariot. Race (ililitaryl.-T^irst lient- Driver E. f!. Wrfih. Second beat-Driver C. S. liney. riii.il-Dri»-cr C. S. Finey, 1.
12-st. Hunier*-.-Mi.« SI. R. Tlnhcrt.t-'s h ff<'Ta,llr lin. 1: J. . McC.iwlcy's ch s >a.t:onaI. 2.
HaniHrap Time Trot.-.T. 1^-nion's b m H iron««. l.r> *ec. belii'id scratch, 1: W. F. G. 1-ran's b ra Eileen 'Hamilton, «cratch, 2.
AUSTRALIA IUY CITP. For ponies 12.2 hand«.
. Finit nest-Vi. Rankine'« ti cr White Horre.
Second heat-J. Richardson's h g Trince ot
Third heat-Ifcltac and Francis' ch m Fl»-ing Mist.
Fourth hrat-¡Miss Jean Davidson'* ''b s Wee Cun.
Fifth, heat-Mi«* C. Read's h tr Kirip.
Final-W. Rankine'« b g White linn«.-(A. H. Fr.incis), 1: McUVie -and Francis" eli ni Flyi'i-» Mist (O'Brien). 2: Miss Jean Davidson's b ff Wee Gi^n (Hopwood), S.
Australia Day wa« celebrated at AVtl'.lamstown on Saturday under ideal »»eather conditi-ins. The
att-r.danee and the proceeds -Acre ror-ord-t. Tlie I procession consisted of decorate 1 trollie« v»tth returned soldiers «id Mr. S. Lunn, a spuming »»heel ard knitters for soldier«, school band and children, England awl Belgium, MU* Collins' concert party (decorated troll»), nmbuHnce and nurse«, children's pets. Kiltie Band iron» Givvler, Foresters' Lodge in regalia. Britannia nnd Aniericj, Red Cross ambulance. Cira »nth flnwers joined in the procession, and there '»er-; also lady riders. Sports »»ere held on the «-hool re»er»e. A number of friend,* at the soldiers' plantation put in trees for boys, nuking a tol.il of nearly 00 tree« for the district of Jlount Craw- ford. In the hall a fair »»-as held, and a -elmccrt »vas held in the evening. Mr. Lunn cil leete-1 during the day ana cvenirg iicsrly £3f>. A l>ed«preJd warkel hy Mr«. Murray Dowton, con tnining o»-cr WO nanip«. brought £34 for Ihe funJ«. A baby competition broueht £10 10/, and children's pets £." 11/2. Amorg the Init- ions in jrrrat demand »»us a local one, "A Sheen, on Australia." A list o* donations appeared in. "The Advertiser" on Thursday, and »vith an ad li ticr-al donation of £7 10/ from Mr. A. J. Murri»-, makins hi« total £5(>. the grand amount of £J7Î lil »»ill be for»»arded.
:' DECORATED MOTOR CARS.
. The Cheney Motor Companv arc to be 'Congratulated' on Üic ingenuity displayed .im-the two cars decorated by them. . The first car, which was a Dodic Bros.' Roadster, was decorated by Airs. S. G. Starr, well known as an enthusiastic lady motorist,' and took the form of a huge .white swan, and was without .doubt a tribute to her imaginative mind. Its shape was perfect, and the thousands
of pieces ot paper cut to represent the j
feathers of the swan were exact in de-1
tail throughout. This car secured the j
first prize, and in response to a large number of requests it is hoped that it will be exhibited in the streets this morning. As a work of 'art it gives the Cheney 'Motor Company great, credit. The se- cond car was decorated with wattie, with a stuffed fox and wallaby fixed in position on the front guard, and was elriven from the rear by four ribbons attached to the steering wheel, the object behig to show how easily a Dodge Bros.'"car can be handled. This aroused a great »leal of curiosity, especially among experienced