Mrs. J. S. Scott, of North Adelaide, who Sias been on a seven months' visit to Great [Britain, returned by the Wakool on Fn iday.
The late Mr. Alfred Pickford,. whose death occurred on Thursday night, was at one time well known in Adelaide mercan- tile circles. His premises, (now rebuilt) were situated in Rundle street, nearly opposite the Hamburg Hotel, but he relin- quished business about the year 1870, and since then had lived an extremely retired life. His decease was not unexpected, hav- ing been preceded by a long and severe ill- ness. Mr. Pickford was the brother in law of the late Mr. Charles Fisher, and father in-law of the Rev. Dr. Burgess. Mjr. Dyke, V.D., Sgt. Wliitehorn, Cpl. Hawke, and Cmdr. Knowles returned from the school of instruction at Queenscliff by the Melbourne express on Friday, They had an instructive time, and at the close of the work fired a successful series with two 6-in. guns at a moving target. Mr. Clarke (officer commanding the Royal Australian Artillery in Vic- toria) was the instructor, and was assisted by Capt. Hurst and Lieut. Reynolds. At the termination of the school Mjr. Clarke expressed his satisfaction with the work, and particularly with the firing practice and the interest displayed by the members of the class. Mrs. C. T. Richards, who died at King street, Alberton, on April 15, was born in Cornwall in 1824. She left England, in company with a married sister and other relatives, to settle in Hobart, and arrived there in 1842. The following year she was married to the late Mr. J. M. Richards, who held an important position under the Tasmanian Government. In the mean- time her relatives had settled in South Australia, and in 1845, with her husband and an infant daughter (the late Mrs. Kelly), she arrived in Adelaide. During the last 63 years she resided in this State. Mr. Richards, who was a State school teacher, predeceased her by 42 years. Although left a widow with .& large family of young children, Mrs. Richards's courage and indomitable will enabled her to overcome the numerous diffi- culties that existed in the early days of the State, and to educate and bring up her family to hold good positions in life. She was beloved by all who knew her. Of 15 children born in this State only five sur- vive her— Mr. T. J. Richards, Hindmarsh. square; Mr. E. E. Richards, North Ade laide; Mrs. C. M. Newman, Semaphore; Mrs. J. T. Linke, North Unley; and Miss E. J. Richards, teacher, Alberton. There are 23 grandchildren and 14 greatgrand children. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Matthews, of Kapunda, on Good Friday celebrated their golden wedding at their son's residence, Henry street. St. Peters. They came to South Australia in 18&4 in the Ocean Chief, and Mr. Matthews engaged in business in ?Kapunda, where he has since remained. The family consists of three daughters and two sons— Mr. George T. Matthews, of the Semaphore; Mr. John C. Matthews, of St. Peters; Mrs. R. J. Nobes, of^Glenelg; Mrs. Tiller (wife of the Rev. ,T. Tiller), of Geraldton, Western Australia; and Mrs. Glaister, of Melbourne. Ths couple are hale and hearty, and were the recipients of many' presents. It is a unique ex perience in the life of Mr. and Mrs. Nobes ?that they should have been privileged to attend the diamond wedcung of Mr. Nbbes'a lather and mother a few months .ago, and that on Friday they attended the golden wedding of Mrs. Xobes's parents.