Onr London correspondent telegraphei on Thursday:- Prince" Albert has been
initiated as a Freemason.
General Birdwood, who reaches Fre- mantle on the 17th inst., is expected in Adela de on Mardi 6, after visiting Vio toria and Tasmania, and will reman ia the State twelve days.
Sir Langdon Bonython received. ye_er> day numerous telegrams from the d fferent States of the Cbmmonwoa-'th expressing regrot a" the great lo-s he lud sustaned by tlie dtstrua.ion by fire at Port Adelaide of paper stocks worbli over £30,000. New» paper proprietors, were particrti'arly sym» l>athetic, because they real se what an in> portonA commodity paper is at the present -une." It is not only very costly, but most difficult to obtain. At the beg"_i_fr of the week "The Advertiser" had reason to congratulate itself on its position in regard to supplées. Fo"-tunately it haa thousands of tons under order, but, un foi,tHr_tely, only one shipment is due to arrive within the next foran gat.
The Federal Government has approved of the app^wtHient of Mr. -D. Y. Syme (mana- ger o' (the ¡Melbourne SteamsSip Co.) a« D-ioutr Controller of Sb-ppim,. Mr. Symm was for a, time chairman of the Common- wealth Stcamsh.p Owners' Federation.
At a meetng of the Botanic Garden 4 Board cn Friday the chaiianan (Vlr. T. J_ Biooker) retened to the fast that it waa the last meeting that would be attended bv the retiring Loid Mayor (Mr.^G'Iover), who i* a member ex officio. He compli- mented Air. Glover on his work while a* 8t>ciated with the board, «s. His romarks
-vere mipp lomen ted iby Dr. È. Angas John- son and Mrs. Osborn. The Lord Muyor said it had a'ways been a pleasure to attend 'the meetings. The public had but a faint conception of the, beneficiätl voik accomplished by the board, and^-àe regretted Ibis severance from it. - . ,
As as been the custom of the past, the Mayor or Port Adela.de (Mr. R. H. Smith) gave a reception on Friday after- noon to the office staff of the corporation.
He" said he had desired to show bu» -ap-¡ prec ation or the good terms which existed between the staff and himself. All the officers had united to make the term oi office successful and comfortable. Th« to «_ clerk (Mr. E. BradweJ), in replying, said they all appre- ciated the remarks of the Mayor. He had never before known the work of the couç c 1 carried' out so expeditiously as durinf the term of office of Mr. Smith.
The Rev. T. Ward, who died of heart faJure at Nor_-terrace on Thursday -ghi, waa a son of the late Mr. T. Ward. Ha had been living in retorement for some years, although he occasionally officiated at different churches, and sctmetrmea0too-S part in the service at St. Peter's Cathe- dral. He was oidained a deacon in 1883. and priest the following year. Mr. Ward waa curate of All iSaintta', St. Petera«, in, I8s3, and priest in charge at Millicent from 1834 to 1886. In the latter year he went -o the Northern Territory, where he re- mained for two years. H_s next appoint
ment was to the incumbency of Terowie,
whence he went to the d-ocese of Riveri-ia. ' In 1892 he returned to South Australia, and took charge of the churehes at Tea Tree Gully, Enfield, and Vitpnia. Later he was or^nistng chaplain oi the B_hop'-i Home Mission Society. He returned to Milh'oent ¡n 1903, and remained there till 1907. In 1ÖC6 he was appointed rural dean of the south-east. . Sintce his retirement from the active ministry he had acted as loeiun teilen» for absent clergymen. One of ' the principal! recreations or Mr. Ward, who -was a bachelor, was the study of natural history. -"
Mr. Robert Taylor, general secretary of the Adelaide Y.M.C.A., .eft by Friday'« express for Melbourne to attend ^meetings of the national commute *of tne Y.M.CA. He '«'iii return about the middle of next week.
The death is announced of Mr. Samuel Alfred Davenport, a son of the late Mr Robert Davenport, of Macclesfield, who was a prominent sheep-farmer in the district for many years. Mr. Daven- port, who resided at Park-terrace, East- wood, had been engaged in business in Adelaide for a generation, and had become well known in commercial circles. Origin- ally he was connected with the milling busi-
ness at Bridgewater, and afterward», be- came a member of the sharebroking firm of Davenport, Smith. & Roberts, of which he was appointed London representative Upon his return to Australia he began business as a sharebroker, which he con- tinued until death. Mr. Davenport was a hearty friend of manly sports, and was one of the first ,team of lacrosse players in South Australia - the old Adeaide club. He was one of the founders of the Wan-
derers Cricket Club and also of the Boys', Brigade, he married a daughter 0f the late Mr. Matthew Goode, and his wife and .a son and daughter survive. On ac- count of Mr. Davenport's indifferent health the family had gone to Blackwood to re- side temporarily, but there was nothing in his condition to suggest that death was so near. He died suddenly on Friday mopning.
On Friday, at the invitat'on of lfce,Lorr* Mayor (\Ir. C. R. J. Glover), a nùmbet of Adelaide journalists met bim in the Mavora Parlor. The Lord Mayor Said i he «Aished to say a few words of farewell before he vacated 'his office and to thank them for the generous treatment extended to him and the Lady Mayoress during t eir terms of office. Both he- and tt-e Lady Mayoress had been greatly honored m hav-ing possessed the goodwill and esteem of »heir fellow-citizens and of the g ntle raen or the press. The press had always been a power for good in tbe community, and he tru.«*ed that the gex»d name of the press'of South Australia would continue to remain so in their hands. He ?wished them the compliments of the approach ina lestive season and prosperity in the new year. Mr E. Whitington, in propos na, the toast of the Lord 5layor and Lidy Mayoress, said journalists often deserved such happy comp'iments as had been paid them that day, but se'dom received tn-__n. He knew the jwHT.alists of Adelaide g eaíly appreciated the kindly disposition of the Lord Mayor. It was ¡rood that they had Bitch a ¿entleman and lady as Mr. and Mrs Glover occrpying sieh positons. The toast wa» drunk with musical honors.
The Rev. Henry Howard, who had been conducting special services in the St. Kilda Method st 'church, returned to Ade- laide by tue Melbourne express on Friday.
Mr. H. W. rflindell, president of the
South Australi.tn Town-plannng and » Housing Association, has been elected a
legal member of the Bratish Town-planning.
¡Mr. H. A. Wallace (State president) and Mr. A. E. Pittman (federal secretary o: the Australian Coaohmakers' Employes' Federation, and secretary of -the S.A. branch), -.vho have been attending a meet- ing of the Federal Council in Brisbane, have returned to Adelaide.
At a meeting of the Ck>a_makers* .Union executive on Tuesday, the presi- dent presented Mr. F. D. william« (past president) with a ¡ritbag on -the eve of. his departure to take up the duties of foreman
Holden's motor body works in Syd-
Mr. J. M. Inglis, a well-known and highly-respectr>d res dent of Kadina, who died after a -ong illness, was the eldest son of the late Mr. John Inglis, of Kil- kerran, and was born at Gumbank, Wood»
side. He was town clerk of Kadina . and a councillor for a number or j ears. Prior to his last illness, he was in Ws,n 'se as a land and cou.ni.ssion agent at Kadina. Six years ago he was inval ded by a pa a lytic stroke. He married Miss Margaret; A. Moody, daughter of the late Mr. John Moody, and has left a îvidow and two daughters-Mrs. F. J. Richards (Wallaroo Mines) and Mrs. R. Bennett (Grange). There are three sons-Mr. H. Inglis Hate A.I.F.), Corporal P. C. Inçhs (A.I.F.). and Mr. E. J. Inglis (Kadina). Corporal P. C. Ir-g'ish h_ not yet been repatriated. He ia. attached to A.l.F. Headquarters, Lon-
Councillor Scott, K.C., has been re e'ected as Mayor of Suva unanimously for the fifth term. This is a popular choice.
M-\ A. Smith, of Balaklava, Iras been appointed acting stationmaiter at the Outer Harbor. He has held various oifi es on the narrow-gauge lines, and for a con- siderable time was eta no nm as ter a Brink«