CONCERNINa PEOPLE. ? 0 ? The Federal Postmaster-General (Mr. Wise) and' the Secretary to Post and Tele graph Department (Mr. J. Oxenham) were passengers to Adelaide by the .Melbourne express on Tuesday. The visitors were met by the Deputy Postmaster General (Mr. E. W. Bramble), and during the mprnine a visit of inspection was made to the TJney Post Office. Mr. Wise also visited the Port Adelaide branch, and this evening he wil attend a gathering of 250 returned soldiers w ho voiumcoreu lor ser- , vice from the Post and Telegraph Depart ment of this State. Lieut.-Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel, the dash ing light horse leader, who was in charge of the mounted divisions during their strenuous enterprises in the Sinai Peninsula and Palestine, will arrive in Adelaide :by# the Melbourne express this morning. Lieut. Gen. Chauvel is a well-known figure to the members of light horse regiments who left thk- State ^for the front, and it will 'be pleasing to them to have an 'opportunity to meet their old commander again. Gen. 'Ghauvel commanded the light horse bri gades on Gallipoli. but his great oppor tunity came with the desert fighting, when he commanded four divisions, comprising Australian and New Zealand Light Horse, British Yeomanry, and * Indian Cavalry, known as the Desert Mounted Column. This was the largest command of mounted troops ever entrusted one man in the his tory of -warfare. As an appreciation of hi3 work Gen. Chauvel was awarded the C.M.G. in the South African war. he waR created C.B. in 1916. K.CM.G. in'1917, and K.C.B. in 1918. He has also ibeen deco rated; with the Crok de Guerre and the Order of the Nile. He is now Inspector General of the Commonwealth forces, and on his nresent visit will remain in Ade laide for several days. Sir Harry Chauvel, who wall be entertained at luncheon by the Commonwealth Club on Friday f St. ' George's Day), tele graphed on Tuesday to the secretary
of the Adelaide branch of Che Hoyal so ciety of St. George (Mr. Fred Johns) that he found that he could r--arran?o his en gagements so as to he able to attend the St. George's festival to be held .on Friday night. The general will speak on that occasion. Mr. B. A. Mouldcn (Chairman) and the Hon. D. J. Gordon, M.L.C. (a director) of the Broken Hill South Company, Limi ted, who have ibeen attending the confe rence between the Broken Hill mine owners and their employes in Melbourne, returned to Adelaide by the express on Tuesday. The death is announced of Mr. Thomas Burgan at McLaren Flat on Monday, at the age of 83 years. He was at one time one of the leading educationists in the State, and resigned from the position of Inspector of Schools on December 31, 1907, under the Septuagenarians Act, after hav- ing held the position for 32 years. The late Mr. Burgan was a Cornishman by birth, and arrived in the State with his parents in 1849. His father (the late Mr. T. S. Burgan) established a school in Hob son's place, between Sturt and Wright streets, but on the discovery of gold in Victoria in the early fifties, accompanied his son thither. At the end of a couple of years, during which their efforts had been attended with consider- able success, they returned to Adelaide,
THE LATE MR. T. BURGAN.
THE LATE MR. T. BURGAN.
and Mr. Burgan entered upon his teaching career in a school in Gilles street, built and opened by his father. On the death of the latter in July, 1858, Mr. Burgan took over the management of the school, which he enlarged and successfully con- ducted for 14 years.. In 1872 he disposed of the echool, and went to the Northern Territory on a prospecting trip. A year later he joined the literary staff of The Advertiser, and acted as law reporter for 18 months. In 1870 the Council of Edu- cation appointed him Inspector of Schools. At first ne was employed as Organizing Inspector, but in 1879 he entered on the ordinary duties at his office, and was stationed at Moonta, where he resided until the decease of his friend, the late Inspector Hoskins, when he returned to Adelaide. Then he was given charge of the north-central district. In former years he was an active member of the old Preceptors' Association, and filled the position of secretary and treasurer. He was first appointed an inspector of schools (with Messrs. Stanton and Whitham) on January 1, 1876, and served continuously until the end of 1907. When Mr. Hartley died in 1896 he was appointed a member of the Board of Inspectors to manage the department, having as colleagues the two gentlemen mentioned above, and when an In- spector-General was again appointed in 1902 he became senior inspector. On the appointment of the late Mr. A. Williams as Director of Education in 1906 Mr. Burgan took charge of the Midland district. He was always a highly valued officer, and when his compulsory retirement took place general regret was felt and expressed that a gentleman of such experience, breadth of view, and energy could not be retained for some time longer. The Government, when parting with his services, wrote him to the effect that it did so with sincere regret, and thanked him for his long, faithful, and useful labours in the cause of education. Although he had reached life's allotted span, the deceased continued to lead an active Hfe, and spent his last days at Mc- Laren Flat. Mr. Kenneth Matheson, who has been ?well-known in paetorai circles as the pro prietor, of Myrtle Springs and other sta tions, left by the East-West express on Tuesday to try his luck at tie new opal find at Stuart's Ranges.
V - . The first division of the Melbourne ex press on Tuesday brought to Adelaide the delegates from the eastern States who will ? attend the Interstate Con ference of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Association to be held in Perth. The visitors comprised the Federal President (Mr. G. J. C. Dyebt), the Federal treasurer (Mr. S. Dunelow), the Federal score tary (Mr. W. J. Hender son), Mr. J. Donnelly (a Federal execu tive officer from W.A.), Mr. A. Dark (Queensland), Messrs. Eade and Morris (N.S.W.), Messrs. Palmer, Pkton, Fowkr, and Turnrtull (Victoria). They joined the East-West train the same morning, and were then accompanied by Mr. Blackburn; V.C.. M.P., the Rev. A. H. Teece, M.C., and Messrs. W. D. Price. W. R. Mont gomery, C. R. Cudmore, and A. R. Fearby. Mr. E. Gwynne (chief accountant of the Western Australian Railways Depart ment), who attended the interstate confer ence in Melbourne last week, passed through Adelaide on Tuesday, on hia ; homeward journey. The death occurred at Victor Harbour last Saturday of Mrs. E. R. Bolger, sen., one of the oldest inhabitants of the his- toric Encounter Bay district. She be- longed to the Rumbelow family, well known in the early whaling and recent fishing an- nals of the locality, and was a native of Sussex, England, where she was born in 1834. She made the voyage to Australia in the ship Pestonjee Bomanzee (704 tons, Capt. Montgomery), and landed at Port Adelaide on October 8, 1854, after a voy- age of 112 days. An interesting diary of the voyage is in the possession of the family. In 1855 she was married to the late Mr. Cain Jelliff, who was drowned in the River Murray while engaged in a fish- ing expedition. In 1880 she married Mr. E. R. Bolger, who survives. For some years past the aged couple have been a mine of interesting information and anec- dotes concerning the pioneer days and early Encounter Bay experiences. The deceased lady was of a happy and engaging disposi- tion, and was held in the highest respect throughout the district.
THE LATE MB. K. P. SMITH, of Melrose, concerning whom a notice appeared in The Register on Tuesday. .
THE LATE MB. K. P. SMITH, of Melrose, concerning whom a notice appeared in The Register on Tuesday. .
Many readers will recollect the tragically sudden death in London last year of Mrs. Wiil Dyson, known here as Ruby Lindsay, a gifted young artist whose reiined work had won for her numerous admirers in Australia, and a foremost place among illustrators in England. Mr. Will Dyson' ia now preparing a memorial volume at the beet of Ms wife's 'English drawings. The volume is for private circulation, but it is found difficult to get in touch with friends, .particularly those of the A.I.F., scattered by demobilization; and those interested in the book are requested to communicate with E. Dyson, 75 Mitford street, St. Kilda (Victoria). Mr. W. H. Roach, who died recently at Park terrace. Giiberton, had been for many years in the employ oi # Messrs. Wood, Son, & Co. His unobtrusive man ner and his integrity had won for him general esteem. He has left a widow, one son (Mr. V. Roach, of the Bank of Xaar South Wales. Launceston). and one daug; ter (Miss Mary Roach, A3LU.A.). ' The ' Com'moh'wealth 'Railways'Commis- a'oner (Mr. N. G. Ball) was a passenger to Adelaide by the Melbourne express on Tuesday. . '- ' ? After the business at the morning meeting of the Stock Exchange oi Adelaide on Tues day, the President (Mr. W. B. Carr) pre sented Mr. M. A. Fotheringham with a silver salver as a mark 'of esteem ' and goodwill on his im pending marriage to Miss Mary Hughes (May) Duncan. He referred in felicitous terms to the sterling qualities of the re cipient, and remarked that of a member ship of 72 only, ax had not yet joined the ranks of the .benedicts. Mr. Fotheringham returned thanks on behalf of himself and his future wife. He was proud to be a mem ber of the Stock Exchange, and prouder still to be able to number among his ifriends 6uch a splendid (body of men. The Chief Mechanical Engineer in the South Australian Railway service (Mr. B. F. Rush ton), who has been attending the railway conference in Melbourne, returned to Adelaide by the express on Tuesday. At the Melbourne warehouse of MeS3rs. G. & R. Wilis & Co., Limited. Mr. F. W. Jolly (accountant) was given a silver coffee service, as a parting gift on hia leaving for Adelaide to take up the poeitfion of a direc tor; and there was subsequently a farewell ddnner at the OommercialTjavellons' Club, followed by a smoke social presided over by Mr. A. Vmables (manager of the Mel bourne warehouse of ithe*firm). Lieut. L. B. Shutfeworfch, M.S.M., who has been engaged on epeaal military duties aft Colombo for some time, recently joined the Ceramic at Bombay, on his way home. On Friday afternoon at the Brompton School prtSi-ntbit.ons were made to Miea Twjsa. who after a long association nrith the school ihas boan selected by the depart ment for sppcial services. The head teacher (Mr. F. J. Gartrell), after having referred to the faithful work and fine in fluence of Mis3 Twiss, asked her to accept from the tcacbera and scholars a. leather handbag. ' -Mr. Brioc, representing the SchoolCommiftJtoe, handed her a letter of appreciation, and Mrs. Banks for the same body presented a handsome attache case. Mr T. M. Edwards (President of the Broken Hill Branch of the Printing In dustry Employes' Union) died on Tuesday in the Broken Hill Hospital, after a short illness consequent upon ^ heart attack^ fol Irwino' an operation. The deceased,' who
ivas formers employed -in Adelaide news paper offices, was a linotyper on The Bar rier Truth.
Mr. tierald Patterson, champion singles la win tennis player of the world, will leave Melbourne for England to-day. As well as making a business trip, be will defend his title to the championship, which he won from N. E. Brookes at Wimbledon last year. It is not liis present intention to compete in the; Olympic guinea at Antwerp in . August, but if he can . cbnvenicfitJj; go to Antwerp he may De a competitor; ' Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Dunvan.and'tfieir son and .daughter will leave Adelaide by the Melbourne express to-day, to catch the steamer Niagara at Sydney. They hope' to visit Canada, the United Statce, England, and the Co&ilinent, and rut urn to Adelaide again at about the end of the year. lilr. Samuel Diprose, an old resident of Brighton, died at his residence, Dunrobiu road, on Monday, in his seventy-ninth year,' He was born at . Launceston, Tasmania, went with hia -arents (Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Diprose), at the Age of six, to reside at Yankalilla, and later removed to Mount Barker. After his marriage Jie took up farming at Pore Wakeiield, and resided there for 30 years, for the past ]2 yeais he had lived at Brighton, where he was beloved for his sterling character and genial disposition. Mr. Diprose was .t foundation member of the Brighton Baptist Church, and during half a century's «mj nection witih the Independent Order cf Foresters he filled many of ita important offices. He has leio a widow, five sons— Messrs. T. J., W. A., W. J., P. L., and S. O. Diprose— and one daughter, Mrs. A. E. Sampson; also an adopted daughter, Mr:. G. A. Wade, and nine grandchildren. The death is announced of Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Green, widow-of 'the late Canon Samuel Green, who many years ago had charge of the Anglican parishes, of St. Paul's, Port Adelaide, and of St. Peter's* Glenelg. The deceased, who was a lady of retiring disposition, had resided since her husband's dea-th at Byron street, Glene'g. Probate has been granted of the 'will of the lats Mr. Alexander Sheridan Baird, Oi' North Adelaide, who died in February last. The estate, which ia set down at the value of £10,000. is left in trust for the benefit of the widow and family, after the payment of a few small bequests. In the contingency of there being no surviving children or grandchildren, the trust monays may go to the sister or nephews and nieces of the testator, who a3so' directed that 'Should no child or grand child, nephew or 'niece, grand-nephew or grand-niece of mine attain a vested interest under the trusts, my trustees shall stand possessed of the residue trust fund in trust for St. Vincent de Paul's Roman Catholic Orphanage, Goodwood, absolutely.' Major A. Hudson, who was for many years associated with the Ordnance branch* of the Military Department in this S.ate, and is now eenior ordnance officer in Syd ney, has been on a visit to South Austra lia in connection with departmental mat ters. He left for the cetera States by the (Melbourne express on Tuesday.