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OBITUARY.

Miss Caroline Clark, who was staying at Mount Lofty recuperating from a ner- rous breakdown, was drying her hair in front of the fire on Friday when it caught

alight. The young woman was not physi- cally injured, but the shock of the oc- currence told upon her very severely, and she died shortly afterwards. Miss C!ark was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. M. Symonds Clark and of Mrs. Clark, of Knightsbridge. She received her early education at the school of an aunt, Miss Montgomerie A. Martin, and subsequently she taught at the same school. On the retirement of Miss Martin Miss Clark took charge of the school, and, in conjunc- tion with Miss E. Collison, continued in the work until 1914. This academy was considered one of the finest young ladies schools in Adelaide. Miss Clark, who took her M.A. degree in 1901, was one of the first two ladies to complete that course. She was a member of the Classical Association, and was for years treasurer of that body. She interested herself a great deal in science, and attended con- gresses which were conducted from time to time in the various States of the Com- monwealth. News has been received in Adelaide of the death of Mr. George Graham Lyons, C.B.E., of Nongu, Barotse District, Nor- thern Rhodesia, Africa, at the age of 47 years, following an operation. He was the eldest son of Mr. W. P. Lyons, of Rambi Island, Fiji, and that gentleman's first wife, who was Miss Nellie Stewart, sister of the late Mr. Graham Stewart, Engineer-in-Chief, of Adelaide. As a child, George Lyons had an ambition to shoot big game, and he went to Africa at the age of 20 years, joining up with the mounted police. His position was that of Commissioner and Magistrate. There are nine Commissioners, and he had been promoted until he reached one remove from the top. He had been promised

[THE LATE MR. GEORGE GRAHAM LYONS, C.B.E.]

[THE LATE MR. GEORGE GRAHAM LYONS, C.B.E.]

the position ot Administrator after his recovery from his illness. He understood the natives thoroughly, and they would do anything for Mr. Lyons. He and his wife, a Sydney girl, were holders of tro- phies for big game shooting in Africa. He had a very impressive funeral. His men friends carried him to the church, and Bishop May took the service. All the police were in uniform, aud the Governor personally laid a large wreath on the coffin. The Governor wrote to the widow stating that he was proud to have known such a man, and that his death was a great loss to the country. Mr. Stanley Webster Jury, one of the best known citizens of Renmark, died in the Renmark Hospital last Sunday from pneumonia. At the time of his death Mr. Jury was time-keeper at the lock. He was superintendent of the local Methodist Sunday School, a member of the school committee, and took a keen interest in the temperance movement. For some years he was a foot-constable in the South Australian Police Force. The late Mr. Jury, who was 40 years of age, had mar- ried Miss Clarrie Hilton, second daughter of the late Mr. Alfred Hilton, of Ren- mark. Mr. Jury was born at Mallala, where his mother and father, who are well-known farmers, still reside. There are eight brothers and one sister living. A widow and four children survive. The death occurred in Sydney on Thursday of Mr. James Vunstone (for merly of Hyde Park, S.A.), in his ninety- third year. Mr. Vanstone, who came to South Australia in 1847, hailed from Maristow, near Plymouth, and was born on November 13, 1831. He started work when eight years of age, his first task boing to keep birds away from the corn. For 1/ a week and keep he had to be up at daybreak, and never ceased work until dark. When 14 years of agehie assisted   his father at drainage work, and later helped him to open up a tin mine, the

[THE LATE MR. JAMES VANSTONE.]

[THE LATE MR. JAMES VANSTONE.]

Wheal Ellen. Shortly afterwards his father saw an opportunity to come to Australia, and he and his four sons left for Port Adelaide on the emigrant ship La Belle Alliance. On arrival in South Australia, all obtained employment split- ting ports and rails at Bull's Creek, Mea- dows, and Willunga. After a spell at farming, in 1851, they went to the Burra Mine, where the wage for an adult miner was £1 1/ a week. Then the Victorian diggings were established, and in 1851 Mr. Vanstone and his boys left for Melbourne in the brig Champion, which took 19 days to make the trip. They walked to Forest Creek, beside a wagon on which were their belongings. They started operations six miles from Castlemaine, and after sinking a few duffers got on to good gold, and did fairly well. Returning to Melbourne with a party, they had a rather exciting time with bushranger, who, however, finding them well armed, left them in peace. They came to Adelaide, and remained in South Australia for a spell, after which they again went to Victoria. The hardest luck was experienced near Tarrangower, 14 miles from Castlemaine. Mr Vanstone started sinking a hole on a flat, but gave it up after a time in disgust, and shifted his quarters to another part of the dis- trict. Returning soon afterwards he found the flat the centre of a big rush, and from the hole which he had sunk more than 40 lb. weigh of gold was taken out. Mr. Vanstone from 1863 to 1866 worked on the Wallaroo Mines, and in

1868 tried his luck at Jupiter Creek dig- gings, and got about 2 lb. of gold out of his claim there. The expense, however, ate up the profits, and for some years he followed the occupation of a slate sawyer at Willunga. He erected the first slate   tanks at the McLaren Vale vineyard for the late Mr. Thomas Hardy, and put in those in use at the Tintara cellars. In 1871 he married the widow of the late Mr. John William Clark. Twenty-five years ago Mr. Vanstone fell ill, and was never able to do active work afterwards.

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