His Excellency the Governor, Sir Henry Garway and staff, Mr. A. B. Moncrieff (Railways Commissioner), and members of the railway staff, arrived at Riverton on Tuesday night, shortly before 8 o'clock, in a special train en route to Oodnadatta, and stopped there for nbaut 33 minutes.
The Premier (Hon. A. H. Peake) will re- turn this evening from the South-East, where he has been delivering a series of political addresses.
The Commissioner of Public Works (Sir Richard Butler) visited the Crystal Brook district on Wednesday. He received deputations at Crystal Brook and George- town, and spoke at a meeting of the Red- hill branch of the ¡Liberal Union in the evening. He will return to Adelaide to-
The Commissioner of Crown Lands (Hon. F. W. Young) went to Nuriootpa on Wednesday afternoon, and addressed a meeting of the local "branch of the Liberal Union in the evening.
Sir John Forrest will arrive in Adelaide to-day on -his way to Western Australia.
The guests at the luncheon given re- cently to Sir (then Dr.) Douglas Mawson by the High Commissioner for Australia (Sir George Reid) at the British Empire Club, included Professor Bateson, the Bishop of Yukon, Captain Boyd Carpenter, Lord Chelmsford, Captain Muirhead Col- lins, Dr. Crago, Earl Curzon of Kedleston, Captain Davis, Mr. G. P. Doolette, Profes- sor Dunst-iii, Sir Winthrop Hackett, Sir Hennikcr Heaton, Sir Edward Hutton, Lord Lamington, the Hon. Thomas Mackenzie, Sir John Madden, Mr. Cecil Madigan, Mr. J. Pretyman Newman, M.P., Mr. Douglas Reid, Dr. George Sly, Lord Sydenham, Lord Tennyson, Sir Rohert Lucas-Tooth, and Dr. Murray Will.
Senator McGregor, leader of the Opposi- tion in the Senate, is slowly recovering health, but Dr. F. U. O'sullivan, who is at- tending him, says that it will be at least a fortnight before he will be well again.
Mr. R. C. Cutting, C.E., the engineer ap- pointed on the recommendation of Major Johnston to supervise the construction of the Murray locks and weirs, is expected to nrrive in Adelaide this morning bj* the ex- press from Melbourne.
The death is announced of Mr. Hubert Bowman, of Penwortham, who was known to his intimate friends as Mr. Bertie Bow-
man. He recently contracted double pneu- monia, and died after three days' illness. He was the youngest son of the late Mr Edmund Bowman, of Crystal Brook, and brother to Mr. Edmund Bowman, of Wan- dillah station, and Mr. Charles Bowman, of Mount Bryan. For many years the deceased was manager of Hill River station for Mr. C. H. Angas, but lately he had been engaged upon property of his own
The Western Australian Minister of Lands (Mr. Bath) announced on Tuesday that he would not offer himself for re-elec- tion for the Avon constituency, but would retire for a time from political life. He says he desires peace and quietness. On \\ ednesday the Premier (Mr. Scaddan) an- nounced that Mr. Bath had been appointed special Commissioner for Western Aus- tralia at the Panama Exhibition.
Mr. L. S. Elliot, who has been Under Treasurer of Western Australia since the inception of responsible Government, re- tired on Wednesday from that position on
account of feeble health. He will be suc- ceeded by Mr. E. A. Black, the present
A farewell social was given by-the Sema- phore Bowling Club at the Club-house on Wednesday evening to Mr. C. G. F. Mc Cann, who has been appointed Trades Com- missioner in Great Britain, and will shortly leave the State for London. The presi- dent (Mr. G. Battye) occupied the chah-, and in felicitous terms, congratulated Mr. McCann upon his appointment, and in be- half of the members, presented to him a gold-mounted pipe.
A meeting of the Adelaide West Women's Christian. Temperance Union was held in the Draper Memorial lecture hall on Tuesday afternoon to welcome home Lady Holder. The Rev. W. E. Robinson presided. Lady Holder gave an interesting address about places she liad visited, and a short address on tem- perance work. The musical programme included solos by Miss Amos (2), and Mrs. Bert Madge.
Mrs. Sarah Jarrett died at her residence, Bower-street, Woodville, on Wednesday morning. She was 84 years of age and a colonist of 65 years. Mrs. Jarrett was born in Sheerness, in the County of Kent, on January 15 1830, and was married to the late Mr. Edward Jarrett in 1848. In the year following, with her husband, she ar- rived in South Australia in the ship Ste- bonheath, and settled at Findon, where Mr. Jarrett started as a chaff merchant. The deceased lady, who was very highly re- spected and had a large circle of friends, had passed through many vicissitudes. Not long after settling down at Findon her hus- band left to try his fortunes at the Vic- torian goldfields, and during his absence she was on several occasions terrified by visits from the blacks, who were encamped in and around her home in large numbers. She was a member of the Woodville Methodist Church, where she regularly attended for worship, and it was only of recent years, owing to advancing age, that she became more or less confined to her home. Her husband predeceased her 35 years. She left three sons—Messrs. C. Jarrett, of Perth, Western Australia; T. Jarrett, of Kil- kenny, and H. Jarrett, of Woodville; five daughters—Mesdames Crittenden, of Ba- roota; J. E. Swann and A. E. Rossiter, of Woodville; S. R. Smith, of Glenelg; Miss A. E. Jarrett, of Woodville: 34 grandchildren, and 12 greatgrandchildren.
Mr. W. A. Watt, who on June l8 re- tired from the Victorian Premiership, in order to become a candidate for the Bala- clava seat in the House of Representa- tives, forwarded Ids resignation as member for Essendon in the Legislative Assembly to Sir Frank Madden, the Speaker, yes- terday.
Mr. P. J. Smith, general secretary of the Builders' La'borars' Federation, left Mel- bourne for Adelaide yesterday to organis. the employes here, and to supervise the citing of employers in a fresh plaint before
the Arbitration Court.
The position of locomotive foreman at Murray Bridge has been filled by the appointment of Mi-. A. Dagleish, who for a number of years has occupied a similar position in the running branch of the: service at the Quorn station.
Mr. F. W. -Allen, hai'bottmaster at Edithburgh, is not retiring under the Public Officers' Retirement Act this year. His term will expire on June 30 next.
Dr. Mary Moffatt was a passenger to Melbourne by the express from Adelaide on Wednesday. She is on her way to Tas-
Colonel Weir. Mrs. and Miss Weir, who had been spending two months' holiday in the eastern States, returned by the Mel- bourne express yesterday morning.
The following passengers have booked to leave the Outer Harbor by the 3£»1 duvia to-day:-For London-Mrs. J. Thomas, Miss 0. Thomas, Mrs. E. C. Saunders and child.
Mr. F. E. Fischer, who is rwell-known in the Snowtown district, is ieaving that town for Clare, iwhere he will in future reside. Mr. Fischer, who has acted as manager of Messrs. Bagot, Shakes, & Lewis, will take a similar position at Clare.
i Mr. S. Fairey, the oldest **e.-ñdent of
J Truro, died on Tuesday last after a long
illness. Mr. Fairey was bom near Angas- ton 63 years ago, and soon af terwardí--, with his father (¿he late Mr. John Fairer) and mother went to reside at Barton. Ile has lived there over since. Mr. Fairey fol I lowed farming pursuits, and did pioneer I work on the Murray Flats. The deceased
left a widow and a grown-up family Messrs. J. Fairey (Adelaide), and W.. H., J., and A. Fairey, of Truro, and Mrs. H. Schroeder, of Angaston.
Mrs. Moody, an old resident of Rhine Villa, died 'last Sunday. The deceased had been ill in the hospital for many weeks. Two sons, Messrs. Joseph and Henry Moody, and one daughter, Mrs. Will Start,