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News has reached Adelaide of the death of Mr. Herbert Stanley Fisher, in London. Mr. Fisher was a son of the late Mr. Charles Fisher, merchant, who resided at I-equetteviUe-terrace. Kent Town. The deceased was educated at Prince Alfred College. He became a member of the Adelaide Stock Exchauj-e, and his invest ments were particularly successful at the
time of the Kalgoorlie boom. .Soin;; jvtrs ! age he relinquisii'd his soat on the' Ex chance in fav-or of his orothor. Since then he had travelled a good deal. He first went to England in 1897 with his father, and again in 1901, and in 1905 he jour neved to America, accompanied by his wile. Two years ago he lefc Adelaide for the last time. He was. 46 years of age and left a widow, who was widely known in Adelaide as 'Thistle Anderson,' the authoress of a publication entitled 'Arca- dian Adelaide.' Mr. William Robins, a retired miller and large property owner, of Kapunda, was found dead in his bed pn January 19, having apparently died in . hie sleep, pre sumably from heart failure. He was a very old resident of Hamilton- and Kaminda, where he carried on milling until of late yeans. Captain Peter Slater, an old identity of Port Adelaide, died at his residence, Dud ley-street, Semaphore, on January 19, aged SI years. He was bom in. Kirkwall, Orkney, and had treen a resident of Port ; Adelaide since 1852. He had followed a sea- j faring career from early youth, and many I years of his life were spent in sailing ves- j sels. For a long time 'he was engaged in the pilot service at Port Adelaide. When he relinquished that position he became a marine surveyor and a nautical assessor. He was a member of the Port Adelaide Presbyterian Church. His Avife died several years ago. He left three daughters, one of whom is a State school teacher. Mrs. Agnes O'Regan, relict of Mr. Wil liam 0'E.egan, of Perthville, died in Bathurst, Isew South Wales, on January 17, at the age of 102 years. Mrs. ! O'Regan, whose husband prede eased her by 30 years, left two eons, about 30 grand- ; children, and over 50 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mary Hall, a well-known resident o£ Hindmarsh, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. L. Hurley, Holden street. She was 94 years of age: and came to South Australia, in 1854 from county G-alway, Ir-3 land, with her husband, the late Mr. P. Hall, and family. They fettled in the Mount Barker district, but for the i ast 20 years Mrs. Hall had lived at Hindmarsk The only surviving members of her family are Mre. Hurley and Mr. T. Hall, of Hud
' dlettone. [ Our Penola correspondent writes stating that Mr. John McDonald, one of the earlier settlers of the South-East, died at that town last week. He was born in Midlo thian, Scotland, in 1830. and had been a resident of the Penola district since 1852. He was one of the founders of the Penoh A. and H. Society. He leaves an aged widow and family of four— two sons and two daughters. Our Sydney correspondent telsffraphed on Tuesday:— Mr. George Lee, M.L.C; .died at Bathurst to-day after a lingering illness. He was 77 years or age. There svas »io bt't ter-known figure associated with li.e turf of New. South Wales than Mr. Lee, whose intimate connection with it oxtjndod over half a century. In 1893 he was elected to the committee of the A.J.C., and though he lived at Kelso, near Bathurst, re rarely miEeed a committee meeting until the illness which proved 'fatal conflned him1 to his room several months ago. Mr. Lee first became widely known through 'lie do ings- of that grand old mare Sappho. It \yae not the original Sappho (the dam of Jocasta). who was bred by Mr. George Lee, and got by Marquis from, a Zobrat mare, bujt a daughter of hers, also.aauied Sappho. Though, he did not race- much, Mr. Lee, who was predeceased by -tis brothers, Messrs. E. Lee, Thomas Lee, and John Lee, all well-known and extremely popular with breeders and sporteinen, won the Maribyrnong Plate with. Yarran, the Debutant Stakes with Wigelmar, and. the A.J.O. Oiampagne Stakes with Lecturer. Hprees bred at his stud won most of the races of note at Randwick and Fleming-, ton. Merriwee, for instance, won the Mel bourne Derby and Cup, and afterwards went to New Zealand, where he proved a great success as a eire. Mr. Archibald John Black, the well-, known paetoralirt of Mount Noorat, Vio
toria, who was' killed Jby ; a inqtor^ accident, between Oamperdown and Terahg, . last Saturday ?; was 52 years, of ' age. He was the. eldest eon of the late Mr. Jtfeil Black, M.L.C., and was born at South Yarra. He was educated at the Geelorig Grammar . School I and the Trinity College, Melbourne, and graduated at Cambridge. For many years he took a leading part in the public life of the western distrfct. Mr. Black stood for the Hampden seat in the State Parliar ment some years ago, but was not returned. Recently he was elected chairman of the People's Party. He was formerly presi dent of the Hampden Shire Council. He was the first landowner in the western district to recognise the possibilities of the carrying industry in that part of the State, and a great degree of its prosperity ib attributed to him. He was chairman of the Western District Butter Factories' Co-operative Company, president of the Victorian Dairymen's Association, and a shareholder in the Trufood Company. In sport also he was a conspicuous figure. He was a fine athlete and a good marksman. He was also the judge of the Terang Race Club, and the president of the Terang Golf Club, being an enthusiastic golfer.