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OBITUARY.

Mrs. Caroline Scott, relict of Mr. G.     B. Scott, S.M., died at her residence, Walkerville-terrace, Medindie, last week, at the age of 73 years. The late     Mr. Scott was for many years stipendiary magistrate at Mount Gambier. Mr. .Richard John Flint, of Kingston, whose death occurred at Adelaide last week at the am of 71 years, was

a well-known ana JjigMy respected' -.resi- dent of the South-Eut, where he lived for many years. He wee for some 'Mme a member of the local district council, and had been engaged in pastoral pur suits. He was the third eldest of a family of seven brothers and four wa ters. A widow, five sons, and five daugh ters survive. The death occurred at Strathalbyn last week of Mr. John Cheriton, who was one of the best known men in the district. He had been an invalid for many years, and had been confined to the local private hospital for some months. The deceased was born at Whitestone, near Exeter, in the county of Devon, on De cember 10, 1828, and was the eldest son of one of the largest farmers of the lo- cality. He arrived in South Australia on April 12, 1848, and for some time worked on a farm. He settled in Strathalbyn 50 years ago, and had resided in the town ever since, having been engaged first in farming, and afterwards for many years as an auctioneer. In 1868 he was elected as a member of the House of As sembly for the old district of Mount Bar ker, and after the dissolution in 1870 he was again elected with the late Hon. J. G. Ramsay. In November, 1849, he mar ried the younger daughter of Mr. D. Mc Lean, who was one of the first farmers to grow wheat in South Australia. After his marriage he went to the north, and worked on a farm at Penwortham before pro- ceeding to Burra, where he was engaged by the Copper Company. In 1851 he went to the diggings, driving a team of bullocks from Adelaide to the Ovens district first, and then taking the team to Melbourne. In 1853 he returned to Adelaide, and bought land at Angas Plains, where he farmed from 1853 till 1867, being the largest grower of wheat in the State at that time. He removed to Strathalbyn in July, 1867. Mr. Cheriton had been a pro- minent townsman in his time, but for many years he had been too feeble to leave his home. Mr. John Cheriton, of Angas Plains, is his son. Our Goolwa correspondent announces the death of Mr. Theophile Jules Saunier. an

old resident of the town. He was born in New Orleans in 1840. He left America when 24 j;ears of age, and aVrived at Port Adelaide in 1861. After residing in . Ade laide for some time he went to Gume racha and Mannum from which place he took a steamer to Goolwa. With the ex ception of a brief visit to Queensland, he was connected with the river trade almost up to the time of his death. In the early days he was in the employ of Captains George Johnston, Thomas Johnston, and James Ritchie. He secured a mate's cer tificate, and ultimately that of captain. He was aboard one of the oldest steamers. Little Goolwa, ' and was also associated with the steamers Mundoo, Jupiter, Dis patch, end Arcadia. He was 76 yearg of age last September. He left a widow, five children (Mrs. Andrews, Co well: Miss E. Saunier, $orth Adelaide; Mrs. Baker, Goolwa; Mr. Robert Saunier, Western Australia; and Mr. T. Saunier, of Goolwa), and four grandchildren. Mrs. Dinnison; one of the original settlers of Colton, died at her residence, Mount Wedge, on June 13. She was born on the island of Sbapansay. the Orkney group, on. May 31, 1828. With her husband -the fate Mr. John Dinnison, she arrived is South Australia in 1351 in the ship Marion; which was wrecked on the Marion reef. Mr. Dinnison selected 2and in the hun dred of Colton in 1876. Prior to this he pras manager of several stations, including Talia, Mary Vale, and Yalata. Mrs. Dinm eon left three sons, four daughters, 19 grandchildren, and several greatgrandchil dren. The death occurred recently of Mrs. Ann Trevithick, an old resident of Moonta Mines. She was 78 years of age, and was a native of St. Ann's, Cornwall. She came to this State in 1857, and for 12 years resided at the Burra. She then removed to Moonta Mines, where the greater part of her life

was spent. Some months ago Mrs. Tre vithick went to live with her son-in-law at Nalyappa. She had been in delicate health for some time. Her husband, Mr. William Trevithick, died about 12 years ago. Sho left two sons (Messrs, Samuel Trevithick, of Moonta, and William Tre vithick, of New Zealand), and two daugh ters (Mesdames W. B. Polgreen, of Nal yappa, and A. Gear, of Broken Hil!). Mr. Frank Adams, a remarkable old iden tity of the hills district, iras found in the scrub at tipper Sturt on Wednesday, in a Iot condition, and iras removed to a house near by, where he was attended by Dr. Dawkins, who ordered bis removal to the Adelaide Hospital. He died, however, before he could be eent. For over 3o years Mr. Adams, who was 75 years of age 'when he died, had. lived an entirely out door life, never entering a house except on two occasions, once when he was severely troubled with rheumatism and after lying hej-pless for two or three days, was re moved by the police to -the Adelaide Hos pital. The other occasion irae irhen he became ill. He used {$ frequent the scrub surrounding Upper Sturt, Ironbank, Cherry Gardens, and Belair, although of recent years he seldom rent beyond Upper Sturt. He wae well known to the residents, who often, without avail, offered him shelter and tried to induce him to live more at ease. He had independent means, and procured the necessaries of life from a grocer's cart which regularly visited the neighborhood. His chief sustenance wm bread, tinned meat, and fruit. 'He was never known to light a* fire, and took all his food cold. Mr. Adams was a great reader, procuring books through neighbors, and was particularly lond of pictures. He would converse with those trhom he con. sidered friendly towards him, and wh- treated him rationally, but if he thought he was made fun of or considered eccen tric he would disappear in- the bush. He nas generous with his money, and on one occasion save a young lady collector for a patriotic fund a pound note. Unlike most nomads he had not even a dog to keep him company. His great/ hobby was writing papers, principally on philosophy, which he left about for anyone to take and 'read. He never intentionally injured any one, although some may have been startled by his appearance rhen wandering in the bush.

Much regret will be felt 'concerning the death of Mrs. H. A. Monks, which is announced . in our obituary columns Mrs. Monks had been a resident of . Littlehampton and Mount Barker for painy; ; years, and wga wiaclj

known and respected. Mr. Monks is on* of the most prominent residents o! the ,: district, and takes a leading' part in its '''?? political and social life, end in all Jbis ac^~ ^ tivrtiee he was greatly helped by His wife, j 'who gained the .esteem of aJL ;T '?:'-? Mrs. Jolm.Gatesi an old and a much re spected resident of Carey's Gully, died re- v- eently after a long illness. -She 'was born- . - at Truro, Cornwall, in 1843, came to South '- Australia in .the 'ship Agincoiirt in 1849, ** and had resided at* Carey's Gully ever - since.- She left a widower^ eight sons, five daughters, and 33 grandchildren. , . *

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