Our Sydney correspondent telegraphed on Sunday that there was a decided improve ment in the health of the GovernorGene ral (Lord Denman), although lie was. still confined indoors. His Excellency the Governor, with Lady Bosanauet and Miss Bosanquet, wre
spectators at the Commercial Travellers' Charity Football Carnival at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. This evenine Sir Day will preside over the annual demon stration at the St John Ambulance As Bocwtion, and ljady Bosanquet will oitso be present On Tuesday evening His Excel lency, who will be accompanied by Lady Bosanquet, will open the rose show at the Unley City Hall, and the following evening tbe historical pageant at tbe ' Exhibition Building will dam their attention. His Excellency will attend the Executive Council on Wednesday morn ing, and the following day with Lady Bo sanquet and Miss Bosanquet will leave for Blyth and Bungaree. Sir Day will open the public hospital at. Blyth at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and the viceregal party will then proceed to Bungaree, to be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hawker. They wiU return to Adelaide on Saturday. It is understood that Prince Henry, third son of the King, who is now at school et Broadstairs, will go to Wellington- College, Berks. It was thought at one time that the young Prince would follow the steps of his uncle, Prince Alexander of Teck, and his cousin, Prince Arthur of Con naught, and the Duke of Coburg, by pro ceeding to Eton, but although the senior schools enjoys a great deal of royal favour it has never been resjuded as the best vehicle for roval education. King Edward.
es Prince of Wales, used to attend the lec tures at Eton, and one or two pupils used to share his recreations at Windsor; but Prince Alexander was the first member of the royal family to be included on the roll of oppidans. An appreciative reference was made to the life of the kte Mr. E. L. Bstehelor at the Church of Christ, Grote street, on Sun day evening by, Mr. G .T. Walden, who is conducting a mission there, Mr. Batebelor was a member of the church. Mr. Walden said he had tried to be present at the last service to lay upon the grave a flower of friendship and of brotherly affection. He had known Mr. BatcheJor for 35 years. They had been boya .together at the Sunday schools connected with the Church of Christ, and had taken recreation together. In everythino that Mr. BatcheW didi there was the same high purpose with which he began bis life. The deceased Minister was one of the best of eons, a true husband, and an affectionate father, who had left to those he loved the heritage of a splendid name. He was much touched when he saw it the house of their late brother a wreath from the Syrian Association, with the tribute 'a just' and noble legislator.' They might search a great many records to find anything that spoke more eloquently
of the nobih'ty of their late friend. He was not a self-seeker. He never lost the sravplioity of early life, or forgot his old friends. He believed that he could say that the impression made upon the thought ful mind of the late Mr. Batchelor in the dara when he was connected with the Snn day school influenced all Kb after life. He was a splendid man in the echool and in the church, and the influence of the Christian religion followed him aU the days of his life. At the Unlev Church of Christ on Sunday morning Mr. T. J. Gore, M.A., made touching reference to the deceased, whom he had baptized. 38 yean ago, and especially referred to hrm as a devoted Bon of his widowed mother. At ihe an nual smoke soda] of the Victorian postal sorters, held on Saturday night, Mr. Stanhope, rn proposing the toast of the Federal ParBamwt, paid a tribute to the por/ulariiy ami ability of the late Mr. Batehelor. Messrs. G. If. Evan, C. Hill, and H. Blhrman, members of the Australian Cricket Council, who had been to Mel bourne in connection with the tour of the English eleven, returned to Adelaide on Sunday. Dr. Karl Kmnm, who had delighted Ade laide audiences with his entertaining ad dresses during the past week, left by the express on Saturday. He will frpeaic at Ballarat before proceeding to Melbourne. Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Harrold returned from England- hy the mail steamer on Saturday. Dr. Harrold. has been away 18 months, making a special study of derma tology. He spent most of the time in London, but was five months' on the Con tinent, chiefly at Paris and Vienna. The doctor says vast strides have been made in the department of dermatology, particu larly owing to the application of the; re cently discovered salcarsan, and the use of radium. The President of the MeUiodist Confer ence (Rev. V. Roberts) returned to Ade laide on Sunday morning after a long trip through the west coast digtriote. He went as far as EBiston from Port Lincoln, and called at all the stations, 'where missions associated with his denomination have been established, and laid the foundation atone of a new church at Charm While journey ing from Murat Bay to Charra an accident happened to the Rev. H. H. FenneTl, who was travelling ?with Mr. Roberts. The tra vellers were bavinc a meal inside a far mer's home, when uie pair of horses, which they had been driving, were startled. Mr. Fennell ran out to quieten the animals, but they rushed away, and as he had the reins in his bands they dragffe'd him some dis tance. He was thrown against a sharp stake, and injured his leg.. Dr. Weir atten ded him, and during the past few days he has made satisfactory progress. Mr. Ro berts wes much impressed with the pro gress which is beine made on the west coast. At a meeting of the Brighton Corpora tion on Friday evening Cr. Boots intimated that it was tbe unanimous will of the mem bers of the council that the Mayor (Mr. M. E. A. bcott) should allow himself to be nominated for a farther terra of office. Mr. Scott acceded to tbe request. i ' . Few young men were more widelv known throughout the south-east than Mr. W. Vareoe, jun., of Mfflicent, the news ol whose death on Wednesday, was received with widespread regret. The deceased was the fifth son of Mr. W. \arcoe, of Tanta noola. He was 38 years of age, and had lived practically the whole of his life in the MiBicent district. As a farmer and grazier, and later as a stock dealer, his business brought him in contact with the peonle in ahnost every centre in the wxrth rast Wherever he went he was well iked for his personal qualities, and for his straight business dealings. Mr. Vareoe was a prominent racing) enthusiast, and owned several fine performers at various times. The officers of the State Audit Depart ment met on Friday to my goodby to Mr. W. L. Wyly, who is leaving for England on a six months' holiday. The Deputy Commissioner, in asking the guest's acoeD tance of a case of pipes and silver match box, referred to the go -d feeling existing between' Mr. Wyly ami the rest of tlie Btaff, and hoped he would return rejuve nated by the trip, and prepared to again take bis place in the department of which he is a valued officer.
Col. Saundera (officer in charge of the Salvation Army Property Depot), who had been in Adelaide for several days on a visit of inspection, returned to Melbourne by the express on Saturday. Mr. V. 'F. Stanley Low (General Mana ger of Block 10) has resigned his position, ['he directors have accepted the resignation, ind Mr. Low will leave Broken Hill this iceek. Mrs. Yeomans, Uie wife of the outdoor running Superintendent of Railways, died suddenly at Victor Harbour on Sunday. Bhe arrived there with her husband on Wednesday for a holiday, and became Biiddenly ill on Saturday mght. Mr. Parker Bowman, a pioneer pastoral ist and agriculturist, died at his residence at Parara on Friday morning at the age of 80. He migrated from Penrith, in Cumberland, and arrived in South Aus tralia in 1855 in the mail ship Champion of Seas. For three years he resided at Auburn, end then went to Napperby, on the old Crystal Brook Run, where he stayed for seven years. In 1866 he settled at Parara, where he remained until his demise. The deceased and Mr. Parnell were the first lessees of the original Parara Station, which comprise the whole Hundred of Cunningham, covering an area 14 miles long and seven miles wide. He was closely associated with Mr. Cunningham, after whom the hundred was named. Then years after his co-partnership with Mr. Parnell the country was surveyed and cut up into farm areas in 1876, and Mr. Bowman se lected the Parara Head Station as his home stead. He then became one of the first agriculturalists of the district. Though not a prominent public personage, the deceased by virue of his early association with the district was naturally connected with nearly all matters pertaining to the advancement of the town of Ardrossan. He held the distinction of bemg the first justice of the peace appointed there, a position he held until age forced him to resign. Mr. Bowman was also a trustee of the Wesleyan Church since its inception, 33 years ago, and relinquished office only during the last two months. He was one of the original trustees of the local the institute. His widow and two sons (Messrs. H. W. Bowman and E. R Bowman) and one daughter (Mrs. W. H. Parr) survive him.