A contingent of Roman Catholic prelates who are en route to Broken Hill arrived in Adelaide by the Melbourne' express on Wednesday. The party consisted of the
Most Rev. Dr. Can- (Archbishop of Mel bourne), the Most Rev. Dr. Kelly (Co adjutor Archbishop of Sydney), Right Rev Dr. Higgins (Bishop of Baliaral), Right Rev. Dr. Corbett (Bishop of Sale), Right Rev. Dr.. Murray (Bishop of Maitland), and Right Rev. Dr. Gallagher (Bishop of Goulburn). They were met by members of the city clergy and driven to their resi dence at West terrace. , The Mayoress of Glenelg (Mrs. H. J. Pearce) held a reception in the local town hall on Wednesday afternoon, and the hall was well filled. The Mayor, the Mayoress, and the Misses Pearce received the guests, and while afternoon tea was partaken of Miss Lucy Stevenson sang and Setaro's String Band played selections. The hall was tastefully decorated with bunting, mir rors, and pot plants. The Chief Secretary (Hon. J. Vardon) returned from Melbourne by the express on Wednesday. At the meeting of the council of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural So cety on Wednesday Mr. R. H. Crawford, who is in England, ' was granted three months' leave of absence. Mr. A. W. Sand ford's leave was extended by a similar term. He expects to return to South Australia in a few months. Mr Philin Sansom is seriously ill. He
was recovering from an attack of rheumatic gout, but suffered a serious relapse by the rupture of a blood vessel in the bead, wluch caused his family much anxiety. He .is, however, now recovering, and his medical adviser 'thinks that with care and quietness in a week1 or two he will be able to get about again. The health of Mr. Hurtle Fisher was re ported to be much improved on Wednesday night. At the quarterly meeting of the South Australian Commercial Travellers and Warehousemen's Association, held in the club house, North terrace, on Saturday cveniug, Mr. Ernest R. Isaacs tendered his resignation as a Vice-President on account of having been appointed by Messrs. G. and R. Wills & Co. to liie position of manager of that iiffn'a new branch business in Mel bourne. The intimation was received with feeliugs of regret, because of the loss of Mr. Isaacs';? services to the association, and of pleasure because of the great compliment paid him by his firm. The members present took the opportunity of congratulating Mr. Isaacs upon his splendid promotion, and the senior Vice-president (Mr. Frank E. Hay ward), in moving that the meeting place on record an appreciation of Mi'. Isaacs' s long and loyal services to the association, said that he warmly joined in wishing foi\ him every success in the new undertaking, and felt sure 'that the promotion was a well merited recognition of faithful services ren dered to Messrs. G. &. R. Wills. Messrs. Shakespeare (President). Ellis, Buring, Lawrence, Dowie, and Bradford heartily en dorsed the sentiment of Mr. Hayward, and the company sang ''For. he's a jolly good fellow.' Mr. Isaacs feelingly thanked the members, and said that he appreciated very highly the trust which G. & R,. Wills and Co. had reposed in hi«n. Jlr. Isaacs was one of the delegates who represented the South Australian Association at the Easter conference of Australasian travellers in Sj dney. Mr. W. It. Johnston, of Messrs. James Bell & Co., was a, passenger by the Adelaide express from Melbourne yesterday. Gen. Booth and his stiff officers arrived at Kalgoorlic from Perth on Wednesday morning. A large crowd congregated at the railway station and vicinity. The visitors wsre met on the platform by the Mayor and prominent citizens. To the strains of the army band they were driveu in a drag through the main streets to the municipal chambers, and entertained at a civic reception. Immediately afterward Gen. Booth planted a eucalyptus tree in front of the Salvation Barracks, opposite to' the municipal chambers, Wednesday be ing Arbor Day at Kalgoorlie. During, the afternoon Gen. Booth delivered a forceful sermon ,to a large gathering at Queen's Church, Boulder City. Later in the at ternoon he was entertained at a citizens' reception. In the evening he lectured to an overflow audience in the ear barn, this building having been selected in conse quence of the incapacity of any other pub lic hall in the district to accommodate the audience. ? The following passengers are booked to leave by the R.M.'S. Mongolia to-day:— For London— Capt. Valentine and Miss Price. For Marseilles— Messrs. A. C. Ferguson, Thomas H. Phelps, and Thomas ' Hogarth. For Colombo— Mr. II. B. Baddeley. .. One of the mosl famous of the okUtime cricketers, 'Dave' Gregory, who for nine years !ms held the position of ^paymaster, at the New South Wales Treasury, will re tire from the public sen-ice this week David William Gregory was one of the three brothers who did so much to for ward, the interests of Australian cricket and cricketers and to advertise the players of this country in England. The other bro thers were Charles and Edward, thu latter formerly having been for many years care taker of -he Sydney Cricket Ground. The Treasury paymaster was captain of the first Australian Eleven to visit England, in 1878, and also was for many years captain of in tercolonial teams. He was a fine sill-round player, a skilful skipper, and ' personally popular. The Premier, on behalf of the stall of the Treasury, made a presentation to the retiring official on Tuesday. Mr. D.'W. Gregory entered the public service on February 21, 1SC2. He was born April 15, 1845, ,and is therefore now 60 years of age— not out. That he will continue to 'carry his bat' until lie reaches the cen tury is the universal wish of those who know him, and especially those who re member his wonderful performances on the Domain and elsewhere.— Sydney Evening News.