CONCERNING PEOPLE. His Excellency the Governor will be pre- sent at the Semaphore carnival on Satur- day evening. The Prime Minister (Mr. Hughes) re- turned to Melbourne from Sydney on Thursday, and subsequently presided at a meeting of the Federal Cabinet. Mr. Justice Isaacs is returning to Mel- bourne by the R.M.S. Ormonde, from Lon- don, which arrived at Fremantle on Thurs- day. The Right Rev. Monsignor M. J. Ryan, rector of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Mount Gambier, is seriously ill at present at the North Adelaide Private Hospital. He left here (writes our Mount Gambier correspondent on Wednesday) about a week ago, to seek medical asvice in the city; but reports since received in- dicate that there has been no permanent improvement in his condition. It is understood that an operation has been re- commended. Monsignor Ryan has had
charge of St. Paul's Church, Mount Gam- bier, for nearly 40 years, and will, in June next, celebrate the jubilee of his admission to the priesthood. The estate of the late Sir Arthur Pear- son amounted to £93,926. The will points out that, owing to the fact that for many years he devoted practically the whole of his time to the assistance and benefit of charitable institutions, and spent consider- able sums in the advancement of those in- stitutions, he refrained from making be- quests to charities. Major J. R. Boose, C.M.G., travelling commissioner for the Colonial Institute, will be the guest of the Commonwealth Club at a luncheon to be given in the Ade- laide Town Hall on Wednesday, February 1. He will address the members of the club on "Imperial unity." Pastor G. P. Cuttriss has resigned the pastorate of the Robert Street (Hind- marsh) Church of Christ. Mr. Cuttriss came from Moonta eight years ago to labour at Hindmarsh, and with the excep- tion of a period of two and a half years with the troops overseas, has carried on the work at that place. During his ministry the church debt was liquidated. Further additions to the church property have been made, by the purchase of a manse, which has a debt of £600. At a church officers' meeting, held this week, it was decided to place on record their high opinion of the excellent work accom- plished in the church and community. Mr. Cuttriss took part in the Boer war, with a New Zealiand contingent, and he is a member of the South African Soldiers' As- sociation. In the late war he enlisted for service abroad, leaving the State as Capt. Chaplain, later being promoted to Major. During his service with the troops, his
duties had been of a varied nature. While in camp, he successfully organized the 43rd Battalion Band; was official historian with the 3rd Australian Division, and author of the volume "Over the Top." At present he is Senior Chaplain of the United Board of the Australian Military Forces. Mr. Cuttriss was a frequent contributor, as a writer, to The Australian Christian. For many years he filled the office of secretary of the Social Problems Committee, and was actively associated with many other State movements. The retiring minister was a staunch temperance worker, and the Protestant Federation found in him a stal- wart supporter. Among the many local organizations with which Mr. Cuttriss was connected, and in which he rendered splen- did services, were the Hindmarah Town Mission, and Preachers' Fraternal Asso- ciation. The success of his work among the young people, was attributed to his participation in all classes of healthy re- creation. He was the jui jutsu instruc- tor, and Vice-President of the Physical Work Committee of the Y.M.C.A., and physical instructor of the girls' and boys' clubs, connected with his church. He occupied the positions of Chairman of the Y.M.CA. and Suburban Football Associa- tion, and the Y.M.CA. Cricket Associa- tion. He is deputy Chairman of the S.A. Boys' Club, and captain of the Robert Street Cricket Club, also a playing member of their football team, and an able tennis player. In the death of Mr. C. W. Dilks, which occurred at his residence, Globe Hotel, Port Adelajde, on Thurssday afternoon, the Licensed Victuallers' Association have lost an energetic and loyal supporter, Mr. Dilks was the oldest sitting member of the committee of management, having been elected in March, 1905, and had an enviable reputation for punctuality at all meetings during his long tenure of office. On seve- ral occasions he was invited to assume a position on the executive, but preferred to remain as one of the rank and file. The late Mr. Dilks was for some years in the employ of Messrs. John Martin & Co., drapers, of Rundle street, and later served a term with Jones Brothers, of Port Ade- laide, in the drapery department. He was of a jovial disposition, and had hosts of friends. Mr. Warwick Armstrong, the noted cricketer, has received an appointment as special commissioner for Peter Dawson, Ltd., the well-known whisky distillers of Glasgow, in whose interests he will tour Australia. He expects to visit Adelaide at an early date, and meet old South Austra-
lian friends. The following overseas passengers on Thursday continued the voyage to the eastern States by the R.M.S. Ormonde for Adelaide:—Mesdames Avern, Pearce, New- ling, Stock, Sheffield, and Boorn; Misses Lamprey, Bosher, and Hart; Lieut.-Col. E. Collins, Lieut. Sheffield, Messrs. Shannon, Williams, King, Pearce, Snow, Bishop, Boorn, and Sheffield (3). Mr. Henry C. Carder, who has been Pro- tector of Natives in New Guinea, has been created Commissioner of Native Affairs in the Mandated 'Territory, at a salary of £650 a year, with free quarters. He will control native labour, native education, and native taxes, and other matters. He is at present in Melbourne engaged in pre- paring ordinances affecting the natives of the territory. Mr. Herbert Wynne, representative of Lendrum, Ltd., newspaper machinery mer- chants of Melbourne, returned to the Vic- torian capital on Thursday, after a suc- cessful business visit to Adelaide. Mr. Wynne is a son of the late Mr. Watkin Wynne, general manager of The Daily Telegraph, Sydney. Our London correspondent intimates that Mr. D. Walter Duffield, formerly of Glenelg, died at Brighton, England, on Tues- day, following upon an attack of pneumo- nia. The late Mr. Duffield was the only son of the Hon. Walter Duffield, M.L.C. (formerly of Gawler, who represented the Barossa district in the House of Assembly, and was Treasurer in the Hart and Bou caut Ministries in 1865 and 1867), and was in his 70th year. He was educated at Mr. J. L. Young's Scholastic Institution, and subsequently at King's College, London. After his return to .South Australia, Mr. Duffield became associated with his fathers extensive milling business, established at Gawler in 1847, and later lived in retire- ment at Glenelg. He was also interested in Koonoona and Winnininnie Stations. In 1915 Mr. and Mrs. Duffield went to re- side in England, in order to be near their two sons—Professor Geoffrey Duffield (Principal of the University College, Read- ing) and Capt. Kenneth Duffield, B.A. (Camb.), who has gained fame in London
ws a clever musical composer. The widow (nee Miss Kirkpatrick, of Glenelg) sur- vives. Mrs. Frank Makin, of North Adelaide, and Mrs. Davies Thomas, of Blackwood, are sisters of the late Mr. Duffield. Professor Duffield married a great-granddaughter of Gover- nor Gawler, and during the war was ap- pointed as honorary lecturer on air pres- sure to the flying corps at Reading. When on a visit to Australia some years ago, he suggested the establishment of a Solar Ob- servatory. Capt. Duffield married a grand- daughter of Sir John Gorst, the English statesman, and served in the war with the Royal Devons and Warwickshire regi- ments.
The Federal Minister for Works and Railways (Mr. Foster) has been ap- pointed a member of the River Murray Waters Commission in succession to Mr. Groom, who is now Federal Attorney- General. Our South-Eastern Border correspondent writes:—The death has occurred at the age of 41 years of Capt. Bertram Burnie, of Warrnambool. The deceased was one of the original Anzacs, having left with the first Australian Contingent for Gallipoli. He remained on active service until the signing of the armistice, and was awarded the M.C. Previous to the war, the late Capt. Burnie was a lieutenant in the Warrnambool Mounted Rifles. He was an ardent horseman, and with his fine black charger, Merlin, won Lord Dudley's chal- lenge prize three years in succession as the best officers' charger. Merlin served throughout the war with his devoted mas- ter. The deceased was the youngest son of the late Mr. J. D. Burnie, formerly Mayor of Koroit. Six months ago his health broke down, owing to injuries re- ceived while on active service, and death
took place after an operation had been per- formed. Miss Martha Mona Johnston, the charm- ing young Irish woman, of whose visit to Australia, recent reference was made in this column, is still busily engaged in visit- ing the soldiers' settlements, and in renew- ing acquaintance with the boys whom she looked after in France during the years of war. "The Dinkum Diggeress," as they— with typical love for nicknames—insisted upon christening her, has lately spent some happy days at the Murray River settle- ments, and is optimistic of the future of Renmark, Waikerie, Berri, and the sur- rounding districts. She remarked on Thursday, "The boys did wonders by way of winning the war, but, if it were possible, they have done even greater wonders in virgin country by helping to develop and open up their own country. Time soon goes, and after looking at miles of orchards and vineyards, I prophesy that in 20 years you will have a Melbourne, St. Kilda, with the same fine avenues." Miss Johnston referred to the artistic appearance of so much of the Murray country, which she has already dubbed "South Australia's second city." As for the Lake Bonney se tlement, the visitor cannot say enough about it from a productive view. Broken Hill was part of the itinerary and the re- turned soldiers there gave the newcomer a royal time; and she was also much inte- rested in visiting the mines; Miss John- ston also accepted an invition to see Yorke's Peninsula and 10 interesting days were spent there. She also journeyed to the south-east, and visited among other places, the Mount Gambier Lakes. From Adelaide, she will proceed to Western Aus- tralia, and then about a year of travel will have been done in the Commonwealth. Miss Johnston is paying her own expenses on a trip made on purpose to this far-flung continent that has given birth to some of the grandest men, she says, that she has ever met. The Returned Soldiers' Associa- tion have given her much hospitality every- where. She loves her native land, but says it seems to be fated to an existence of un- rest. She is dubious if even self-govern- ment will solve the problem of dissatisfac- tion that, Miss Johnston declares, has al- most become a national characteristic. Mr. William Cooper, who died at Poo- nindie, west coast, on January 14, was born in Ireland, and arrived at Port Ade- laide in 1837 in the ship Lady Ann. His first colonial employment was horsebreak- ing for Mr. Chambers, at Burra, and then sand carting around Adelaide. After seve- ral years he removed to Minbrie, near Franklin Harbour, and managed a sheep station for Dr. McKechnie. The abori- gines there were very troublesome, and once, when he was out, visited the house, and Mrs. Cooper and her lady companion were locked in all day, afraid of being at- tacked with spears had they emerged. Upon his return, Mr. Cooper pursued the blacks on horseback, and horse-whipped the leader. He had many thrilling experi- ences as a pioneer. Subsequently, for years he worked for Mr. Harvey at Tumby Bay, before he commenced farming at Tod River on his own account. Later he also took up land near North Shields. There he lost his wife 34 years ago. Having dis- posed of his property he settled at Poo- nindie 25 years ago, where he remained till the time of his death. The late Mr. Cooper was married in Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, in 1840, and had three sons and four daughters. The sons— Messrs. John, William, and George, are well-known residents of the White's Flat district. Mr. William Foster, who died on Sunday ladt as his residence, Parkside, aged 71 years, was the pioneer of the chicory in- dustry in the south-east. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Robert Foster, of St. Clair Station, near Robe, and was
born in 1851, in the lower north. In 1874 he married a daughter of Mr. R. Champion, and acquired land near Narracoorte. About 40 years ago he removed to Milli- cent, and took up the Kendale farm, about two miles from Rendelsham. There he lived until 13 years ago, when he dis- posed of the property and purchased a home in the city. At Rendelsham, where he farmed on the peat land, he developed the chicory industry to considerable dimen- sions, and in the early 'eighties and 'nine- ties supplied one large Adelaide firm with practically the whole of their require- ments. Mr. H. W. Peters, the special represen- tative of the Sydney Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, wrote on Monday:—The ap- pearance in Melbourne of Mr. Barwell, Premier of South Australia, has gratified a branch of opinion in this estate. It has brought into prominence the question whether the encouraging efforts of political organizations should not be devoted to get- ting him in the running for the Federal Parliament. Mr. Barwell has expressed views which are strikingly in accord with beliefs held in this city by various people who think that the political experiments of the last 20 years, in regulating indus- trial disputes, fixing prices, and creating basic wages by law, have been a failure. This is only one of the directions in which he has progressed. But the fact that he has made a candid avowal of his opinions and fought a general election in his State, after they became known, has satisfied his admirers in Victoria that he is the sort of man who should have a wider sphere of activity. Under his influence the old Coalition movement, which extended to most of the States, in consequence of the war and the split in the ranks of the Labour Party, has, in South Australia, been dissolved, and a Liberal administra- tion installed. Mr. Barwell broke down the wheat pool by declining to allow his State to be further associated with it. His unorthodox attitude on industrial issues, but especially his courage in declaring it, and his boast that the application of his views in South Australia has measurably reduced, if not completely obliterated un- employment, which is rampant in the States where the contrary opinions pre- vail, have all strengthened the estimate of him among his supporters in Melbourne. His rise in South Australia has been rapid. South Australia thinks that he is the best Premier that the State has had for years, and that he is destined to be the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth. His idea that the Northern Territory can be deve- loped only by black labour may have been only an abstract opinion, but the fact that he has said so is regarded by his friends, not as a disqualification for higher poli- tics, but a sign of the strength of charac- ter which national leadership demands. Mr. Barwell speaks without responsibility on any Federal question, though every in- cursion into a domain that is suspect will be certain to be used against him in the later stages of his career. The fact re- mains that in Melbourne, which means along Collins street, he is considered to be the man that Australia has been looking for, and that if he should turn his way to the Federal Parliament, he will have in- fluential interests to assist him. Viscountess Boyne is the only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Harewood, and the future sister-in-law of Princess Mary. Viscountess Boyne, who is a C.B.E., and a Lady of Grace of St. John of Jerusalem, was married in 1906, and has four sons. Lord and Lady Boyne have two country seats and a town house.