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ADELAIDE, December 16. .

Tho Rev. Dr. McCallan, Presbyterian minister, died to-day. He had lately visited Melbourne for

rest and medical advice.

The libol case brought by Mr. Mclaughlin, doctor of tho Sorata, against Mr. Dorrington, editor of the Port Adelaide News, has been ad- journed.

December 17.

At a mooting of tho tobacco trade to-day the following resolutions wore carried:-"That the published reports of the Border Conference disclose nn adequate reason for the imposition of tho additional duty of 3d. per lb. on leaf tobacco, as the border is virtually closed to Adelaide-made tobacco, and Now South Wales has not increased its duty on leaf tobacco since tho last border convention was made." "That if South Australia needed additional revenue from tobacco, it would be only rousonablo and equitable to increase the duties on manufactured tobacco to 2d. and 3d. per lb., and on imported cigars to Gd., and that a petition be drawn up asking the Govern- ment to givo effect to the auggeation."

John L. Young, late head master of the Adelaide Educational Institution, was presented, on the occasion of his leaving for England, with 380 sovereigns by old scholars and others. Mr. Caleb Peacock, M.L A., made the presentation.

A good deal of old wheat ia offering, with but little enquiry for old or now. With immediate delivery, free on board, 4a. 5d. per bushel is the

outside value