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CONCERNING PEOPLE. His Excellency the Governor (Sir Henry Galway) gave a dinner at Government House on Tuesday evening. The following were the guests:— Sir Samuel Griffith Chief Justice of Australia), Sir Samuel Way (Chief Justice of South Australia), Sir John and Lady Downer, Mr. Justice Isaacs and Miss Isaacs, Mr. Jus^a Buchanan and Miss Buchanan, Canon and ? -??(?. .\lrs. CoLrey. aud Miss Farr. His Excellency is an ardent suppor ter of the principle at the back of manufacturers' week, which is— Support your own country. ' On Wednesday morn ing he began an inspection of the business places of Adelaide, which have made special displays of Australian manufactures. In company with Mr. W. W. Forwood (Pre sident of the Chamber of Manufactures) and Mr. H. E. Winterbottom (the Secretary of that body) Sir Henry visited Bundle street. Beginning on tits north side, the party viewed not only tiip window displays of many shops, but also the interiors, and then '-worked' the sou.n eide. His Excellency continued his visits in ?the afternoon to other parts of the metro polis. His Excellency also visited Hind ley street and North terrace, spending, in

all, throe hours on the inspection, ao im pressed was he with what he had seen, that he not only expressed surprise at tbe extent of South Australian industries, but made a request that a series of tours of the chief manufactories of the State should he arranged for him. A programme will be prepared. The Governor had many com plimentary things to say. to the proprietors of the decorated establishments. Ho asked to 'be introduced to Mr. J. E. Rice, who had arranged the display at 'Messrs. Griffith Brothere, and congratulated him upon his taste. At. a meeting of Ihe Tederal Exeeuc-'ve Council on Wednesday Col. G. G. H. Irving (Commandant of South Australia) was ap- I pointed Chief of the General Staff, and Ldeut.-Col. A. H. Sandford, officer com manding the Royal Australian Garrison Ar tillery in Victoria, was promoted to Col. living's place. The appointments are tem porary. The Hon. D. M. Charleston and Col. J. W. Castine, V.D., will to-day celebrate the anniversaries of their birth. .Mr. Charles ton, 'wTio is a native of Cornwall, is 67 years of age. 'He came to this State in 884. Col.. Castine was born at ^Plymouth, England, in 1846, and arrived in South Aus tralia in 1862. Both have taken a pro minent part in public affaire, and have been TnomVmisa t\( flio '^f-ifft ?Panliiimnn*' \l r

Charleston sat in the Senate at one time. Sr. OTjoghlin and Mrs. O'Lojrhlin left by the Melbourne express yesterday. They intend to visit Queensland during the pro posed adjournment of the Senate. They will leave Sydney on Saturday by the Can berra, en route for Brisbane and Cairns. A graceful compliment will be paid to the 13th Light Horee and its commandins; officer (Col. Dean) by Mrs. Richard Ben nett, who wiH present the regimental colours to the troops prior to their depar ture for tihe front. Mrs. Bennett is the sister of Mr. H. A. Brocksopp (son of the late Mr. W. E. J. Brocksopp, of Messi*. G. & R. Wills), who will proceed to the front under Col. Dean's command. It is a coincidence that the regimental colours are those of the old school attended by Col. Dean and Mr. Brocksopp, both of whom were St. Peter's 'boys. The foundation colour of the flag k blue, with whit'! cross stripes, and in the centre is a map of Australia embellished with a represen tation of a kangaroo, and the inscription '13uh Light Horse. Equis amis virtute.' Mrs. Bennett worked the flag ibcreelf, and it is a 'beautiful specimen of needlework Mr. Frank Rymill died on Wednesday at his residence, Springfield, Mitcham, in 'hie seventy-eighth year, after an illness extend ing over five weeks. With his brother Henry he arrived in South Australia from London in the ship Caucasian in 1853. The brothers entered into partnership as land and financial agents in the early sixties. Prior to the establishment of the well-     known firm, deceased occupied positions in the Government service, as Clerk of the Police Court, Secretary to tbe Crown Lands Department, and Chief Correspond ing Clerk in the G.P.O. For many years he was 'Chairman of the finance .committee of the 'Royail Agricultural Society, and in recognition of his enthusiastic work in con nection with that body he was made a life memtber on his retirement a few years ago. Another important post which Mr. Rymill filled was that of Director and Chairman of the old South Australian Min- ing Association, formed in connection with the Burra Burra Mine. The association was wound up last year. Deceased mar ried Miss Annie Sanders, daughter of Mr. William Sanders, who was a prominent colonist in the early days. In addition to the widow three children survive— Mrs. J. R. Baker, of Glenelg, Mrs. Adelaide Rymill, of Mitcham, and Mr. Sidney Rymill, of Glenelg. The death of Mr. Robert Gi'.chiisr, which occurred at his residence-, Leithside, Ro^e Park, on Tuesday morninsr, has removed a well-known and much-!ovod peison.ility from business, -Presbyterian. Scottish, and social circles. The deC!M$ed was a aeiitie man in the highest sense oL the word. He was a man, loving, jrentle. thoughtful, generous, and just. lie was born iu Leith, at the seaport town of Edinburgh, 79 years ago, and arrived in Melbourne in 1856. Several years later- he entered the employment of the firm of Sands and McDougali in Melbourne, and remained Miere until his death. When the firm acquired the printing and stationery busi ness of Mr. John Williams, in King Wil liam street, Adelaide, the late Mr. Gil christ received the appointment as manager of the Adelaide branch. He occupied the position until a few years ago, when on account of advancing years, he relinquished the onerous duties, and became supervisor of the firm's directory. He was the father and founder of -St. Giles's Presbyterian Church, at Norwood, and in thai connec tion rendered highly importan: service alike to the church and the district in which it was situated. He was also one

of the foundation members of the Lothian Club. For two years lie occupied the office of President. His enlichtened in.'pl lect, good judgment, and. above all, his earnest desire to b» of service to his fel lows, always secured for him the warmest of welcomes in the_ various societies with which he was associated. Mr. Gilchrist's dearth was not unexpected, as he had been in indifferent health (or tbe last three or four months. He has left a widow and a family consisting of four eons— Beberfc and James (Melbourne). Harold (Ade laide), and Arthur (Sydney) end three daughters— Mesdames It. Mitchell, J*. Bul pifct, and A. W. Walkely. Twenty grand children also survive. Dr. R. W. Stewart received a letter on Wednesday from his son, Mr. W. -M. Stewart, informing him that the writer had x-een given a commission as eecond lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion. Devon Regiment. He had three months' train ing in King .Edward's Horse, and was transferred from there on receiving Tiin cemmisaon. He was in London at the time of writing, getting his outfit prepara tory to going to the front in a few weeks. He 13 an old St. Peter's boy, and has1 many friends' in South Aiistralia. -Hc iwent to England from Rhodesia about four months ago for the purpose of enlistinz. The Federal Executive Council on Wed nesday approved f-he formation, of the pro posed Siege Brigade iu connection with the -Royal Australian Garrison Artillery io 'serve beyond the Commonwealth in ine Australian Imperial lorces. Lieui.-Col. W. A. Coxen was appointed to command with his exis;lr^ rant. The Rev. W. F. James writes:— 'No other 'man in the five 'British Conferences, at which I represented Australasian Methodism -in 11)08, ?impressed me more J_ ? l _ iv^ i C?* ITr^Il- ___ .TI ? t.1 ? iti ii

erect, with florid comylexion and benevo lent expression, he. commanded profound respect and admiration. He has been Pre sident of the Primitive 'Methodist Con Eerence, and is one of The greatest philan thropists in British Methodism; and hi* beneficence is shared by his employes. He is one of the largest jam manufacturers in England, and for 30 years he has shared a portion of hia profits with his work people. In Jiis address th-!s year he eaid 26 of their men had gone to the war. They made up, every week-, the difference be tween the Government allowance and the wages received when in their employ. Their interests were mutual. He relied upon their co-operation. After all expenses were met the pension fund stood a: £10,119, to which he added that day £1,000. The men had contributed £90 towards the hos Sital fund, and that amount Sir 'William oubled. The sum for distribution that, day .was £4,750, making a total, from the beginning, of £80,6o-.' Mr^ Colin R. Duncan, youngest son of the late Sir John Duncan, has received a com mjesion an the Royal Field Artillery. Mr. Duncan left for England Jast February. The death is announced of Mr. George Sinel, of Drik Drik, one of the oldest colonists in that locality -(writes our South eastern Border correspondent). The de- ceased, who was in his eighty-ninth year, was widely known and respected. He' re-   sided in the Portland district for many years prior to his removal to Drik Drik in 1867. Mr. Sinel has left a family consist- ing of one son and two daughters. On fS

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