Mr. Alexander McDonald, M.P., who on Tuesday wax elected Chairman of Com mittee* in the Tlouse of Ancmbry, repre amljwl Ow» T)iaf.rf»t nf Wnarlnnmi in the
House of Assembly from 1887 until that district was extended into the District of Alexandra, and ever since. He was born in 1849 at Hyland Park Distillery, Kirk well, Orkney Islands, and arrived 'in the State in December, 1851, by the ship Ly- sander. At the age of 15 he went farming, an occupation in which he was engaged for five or six years. Then he served in the grocery trade in Adelaide for eight years, and subsequently opened a general store at Blackwood, where he still resides, lie was a member of the Mitcham District Council for several years. The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman was celebrated on July 21 at the residence of Mrs. H. C. Pitt, of Stansbury, the eldest daughter of the aged couple. Mr. Bowman is the fifth son of the late Edmund and Hannah Bowman, of Askhan, Westmoreland, England, and was born on June 18, 1829. He arrived at Mel- bourne in October, 1855, on board the mailboat Champion of the Seas. He was married to Miss Catherine Hooper, fifth daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine Hooper, of Cornwall, England, at Mintaro, on July 28, 1859, by the Rev. Caldwell. Mr. Bowman is now 80 years of age, and his wife is 72. Five sons, seven daughters, and 26 grandchildren are now residing at Maitland, Yorke's Peninsula. Lady Charles Fitzgerald, wife of Lord Charles Fitzgerald, of Riddell's Creek, Vic toria (uncle of the present Duke of Lein ster), died in a private hospital in Mel bourne on Thursday. Her illness was com paratively riiort. Mr. Simpson Newland was re-elected President of the South Australian Zoolo gical and Acclimatisation Society on Tues day. Sir Lancelot Starting, who was on the ori ginal, council of the South Australian Zoo logical' and 'Acclimatization Society over 30 years ago, and Mr. J. H. Furiayson, for many years a member of the council, were present at tbe annual meeting -of the so ciety on Tuesday. . ? ?' Our Charloville (Q.) correpondent wrote on July 21:— The Governor-General (Lord Dudley) will arrive* here at about the end of the present month for duck shooting at DiDaiah. Ducks are in brge numbers on the Dfllalah bore drains, and good sport is expected. Canon Pritcbard (vicar of St. Peter's, Ballarat, who has accepted the Archdea; conry.of Broken Hill, will not go to Broken Hill until after next Easter. He will re linquish his Ballarat charges at the end of September, and will then, with Mrs. Prit chard, visit Europe. Tbe food that men do is not always, but only often, 'interred with their bones.' as Shakspeare knew. Referring to an article which The Sydney Daily, Telegraph pub lished recently, a Bega correspondent writes to that paper:— 'One reads of .'BoDy* Hayes, the famous pirate of the South Seas. WiH you. or any of your readers, mention a. rinide piratical act he was found to have committed, or teD of. any 'feate of almost incredible character' be per
formed with bis vessel? Capt. Hayes was not. perhaps, the. man that Dr. Chapman nutht choose for an evangelist; be lived and worked among a very rough set. But if ever tbe tale of tbe civilization of the South Seas is truthfully written. Hayes's name will go down as one of tbe pioneers of British trade.' Many authors have vili fied him since his death; .bow they would quake in shoes and pockets could be come to life attain.' ' ? The Mayoress of Hindmarsh (Mra.W.H. H. Dring) has for some time been in tbe North Adelaide Hospital on ac count of an, Shuts which caused her friends mtoeh uneasiness last week. Her condition has much improved, bow ever, and it is expected that she wfll be able to leave the institution shortly. At tbe meeting of tbe Hindmanh Council on Monday evening.* motion of sympathy with Mte^UyW-wwr^uwMT*^ '^ -T; ;Mr.^Edward Stokes, BJL, Oxoil, Ad., who is head matter of fbe High 8cbool at Bareffly. Ondh Province, under the In dian Government, will shortly arrive in Adelaide on sick leave after typhoid fever. He will spend six weeks in this State with his parents at St. Andrew's street, Walker ville; Mr. W. H. Carpenter, formerly of Ade laide,^ has bees selected by a majority of ?113 to contest the Fremantle seat in the House of Representatives in the Labour in terest. ? ' .;.???? ' . ... At thei meeting of the Thebarton Coun cil on' Tuesday evening the 'Mayor said he had on the previous day attended the funeral of tne late Sir Frederick Holder, whose death he sincerely, regretted. It was. most unfortunate that-the State and Commonwealth should have lost such a great and (tood man.. He wished there were many more. Nice Sir Frederick' Holder in tbe Legislature. Cr. Branstrom moved and Cr. White seconded that the condolences of the council'- be extended to Lady Holder and; to the Prime Minister of the Common wealth. ' ; At a meeting of tbe Ministerial Party of the House. of Representatives on Toes dav Dr. -Carty Salmon, of *t Victoria, was chosen as the party's nominee for the va cant Speakenhip. He will probably be elected by the House to^ay. '