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MISCELLANEOUS.

Old Scholars' Association. — The annual dinner in connection with the Old Scholars' Asso- ciation took place in the Refreshment-Room at the   Town Hall on Friday evening. September 13

Upwards of 70 gentlemen sat down, at about 8 o'clock, to a first-rate dinner, provided by Mr. S. Goldsack, in his usual superior style. Mr C. W. Babbage presided, Messrs. C. Peacock and H. Bickford acting as croupiers. The Chairman was supported on his right by Mr. J. L. Young. the head master of the Adelaide Educational Institu- tion : and on his left by Mr. J. H. Clark. After the . courses had been finished, the customary loyal and patriotic toasts were proposed and drunk with   musical honours. Mr. E.H.Babbage then proposed "The Army, Navy, and Volunteers" in eulogistic     terms, coupling with the toast the name of His b'haJf *f tlte v-fuutesn in a humorous speech. . Mr. P. Santo jun. proposed. 'Lady Daly. Mrs.   Young and the Ladies of South Australia,' in ; «rm« ,!f '.rum gallantry. Drunk with ' Heie's a 1 heTh to aU Sd Iwes.' Mr. T. Linklatcr ] responded. Mr. J. L. Young. on ruin? to propose ?   ?'The Pa liamsut,' was received with continued i rheeiin?. He said that sithouzh he could not say ; the Far i itnent was not equal to tht BritUh Lexis- i liture, vet he believed from what he knew of the meun rs who composed it that the* would «!o , their drv. (Cheers.) In compliance with a call from the'vJhairiuaa, Mr. P. Santo jun., rose 'as I the son -f a Cabinet Minister.' to re-pond to the | toast of 'The Parliament,' and in responding! expressed a hope that at their next annual ilmner tney would have on&of their own number who was ( educated at Mr. Yoajg's establishment to rcapon I toihatto;i»t e* pnwria pertona. (Chetn-.) Mr. C Peacck wai UieMcalled upon to prupose one of the chief toasts ofjie evening viz., 'sjucceesto the A.I ttide Educational Institution. He sai.l that lhe new syltem of teach nfj introduced by Mr. loiinz.'was very successful, and brfiefi-u'. He hoped that success would con tinE' tj attend the wtablishment conducted by Mr'Ynu-i^. He oirly trusted that the success w,ml! be eu.ua! to th.it which was wished to the Institution by the members of the Association. Mr \'*nuz hid always striven to do huduty to , thos* ua 1 -r hi* c vre. and there were none who had had the hmsKurof biSongia;f to his establishment w 10 did n-t wish him success and luppiucs^. He hn-eil tl.r. the Institution would maintain the high -t:i!ntiuR which it had hitherto preserved, and Uiat the young men who issued from it weuld tl-j juvticu to the training tiny hail had the advau .,,,f r,f ei'joyi.-g unlcr Mr. Younft ai:d improve their position in life until they occupied some of the ?» iiuo t siarions in the colony. (Cheers) Mr. J. L. Y oung rose to respond amid loud cheers. H* said that meetings aucb. as that inspired liiia with fecliugs of hi«h gratifica tion, anl wanned his imagination, relieving him «f any anxiety and overshadowing of spirits which «;w apt to crei-p over him occasionally. He encouraged them to pursue an hunest and | uprich: career, and honed that the fn nd-lup which existed amongst the OM Jx-h.ilari towards e ic'i other would continue thruiicb. hfe, and would uot !*? confined exclusively to their own circle, bus would 1* etrend.d to o.lier'. lie trusted that th.-y i o I'll always regard with proner feelings lhe cunsdeati ms mutivea and aims ef all uuulciim. lie It uked :ir»und him with pnue ana pleasure ts hi ct ntetn:-Iated the yount: men who had formerly j bjtn und.r his tuition, and who promised to fill | imprrtant position'! in the colony. He felt a pan oa ii-!e pride on viewing thi«se with whose education he h*l'becn entrusted. (Applause.) Mr. G. T. Bean proposed 'The Mxstera'' in eulogistic terms. Mr. lienuett respinde^, and said he nt-vcr felt tuch measure as he did that eveninsr. Nome p esent hail the welfare of the. Institution ? more at heart tKan he had. He knew Mr. Youns in hi* t-oynood before this co ony was established, and he could _ say that not a letter man ever bieatbed in that room than M-. J. L. Younp, or hU brother, Mr. Oliver - o-ir.ff. i-ow absent in Eu^lan). He hupea that the Old Schohre would always preserve that unity of feeling which had hitherto characterized them. He.-iiiC.tely wished them health and happiness. He m ant to live and ? ie in the Adelaide Institu tion, unless he was supereeiled by a better man. A gentleman there that evening had said something in favour of frre tndc: but he felt strongly dis posed to 3ay something in favour of protection— i e a eant pruUtttt n for the Old Scholars' Awocia tian. (Loud laughter autl cheew, which calini natnl in three cheers Ijeing uiven tor iree trade.) Ilerr von Schleinitz also responded to the toast. In the words of Old Kip, 'he hoped they would live long and prosper.' (Cheers.) Mr. Irwin likewise responded, and referred in warm terms to the kindness he had invariably experienced ut the hamla of Mr. J. L. Young and Mr. O. Younp. Mr. Marvall was also called upon to re-iiw -nd. He expressed his thorough conviction that the Educational Institution would prosper. Mr. Ui'I also responded. The Chairmaa proposed 'The Friends of Hhe Institution.' He referred to the high petition to which many of the Old Sctwlanf .had attained in this and the other colonies. These stations had been tilled by them in a creditable manner. He though: all Old Sfcholiirs, wherever they lived, whether i:i the colony or out of it. must repaid the Associations with feelings of friendship. (Ap plause ) He said that one gentleman. Mr. J. H. t lark, had always acted towards the Institution in a way well worthy of imitation. As was well known, that centlt-man had been in the habit cf presenting the 1'iHtuution annually with a prize, for which lie (the Chairman) and many of those p' irese it had h-d the honour of competing for. (App'aus-e.) tic hnd preat pleasure in pn-pcsinj the um-st, and wnujd take the liberty of atidaii- to it the name of Mr. Clark as one of the friends of the In«itutif»n. (tJheer?.) Mr. J. H. Clark, in respondin/, said he represented a large.elass when he v»;-.i nie'.-etl iu ilic position of respon'linz on behii f of the friends of the Institution. He had kuo.in Mr. Young «:a«y yea ', and he had always felt a warm regard tor him, and a doire to promo e his welfare. He felt great pleisiire in assisting Mr. Young ly any humble effort that he could put forth. He had had fre quent o»{iortu.'ii:ie- ui uuikingthe lalHiii'iua n.uure of the duties which Mr. Young fultille'l. The arduous work which Mr. Young had doi e n the capacity of tcao!ii*r deseived the hearty ihinkn and warm acknowtalcir.unt of those who had been eatrus-ral to his care. He hint always been a friend to the Institution, and he Imped it wnu'd continue to prosper in the degree a hich had tieen i*h?err-;il in previous years. Mr A. Sol«*noa jun., propusid 'Uur AliH-nt FiientL-!,' and Mr. B &ik)inon 'The Land we Live in.' Mr. \V. Hurford resjwiided to The latter sentiment. Mr. J. IL Clark proposed 'The Bising Generation' ia aa amusing speech Mr. B. K isiuan re^Mmded. Mr. H. Giles p:ow.i5eu 'Our Juxt 5Ierry Meeting.' The proceedings, which were very p!«v»ant. and »hkh w«reenliveHi'd with some excellent sons* and recitations by Bever.il oi the meml^r.-* of use cuippany, and .'on,e capital music hy Mr. J. -hakespcare en the har monium, and M-v H. Chapman t?d two other gentlemea on ths violin, closed about 1 o'cl ck, wit i trie ^entiI!leIlfe5 ut 'The 'rens.'* 'Th? Chair man,1' 'The Croupiers,' ar.d 'The Caterer.' HIE fc'OCTU AUSTBALI.U( COAL COMP.IST.-A meetmc 'f ah ireh;.l«iers in this Company was held at White's Arbitration Ilootc on Monday, Sep tember 2. Mr. i. Sfi-Iney Clark occupied the chair, and ahout 13 other shareholders were pre sent. The Chan man moved the adnpionof the Directors' report and nceojntj. The former docu ment con?r.itulated the shareholders on the success of the Company's operations far the pxst \ear. and recommendeil a dividend of 71 per cent, on the piidup capital of the Company. The report and accounts were adopted and ordered to be recorded on the rninutf s. The remuneration of the Audit ns for the past year was fixed at £IU 10s., and the Auditors, Me-s:s. Wil.iam ilair and Frederic Wi-k-t-ol, wtr; re-elected. Messrs. S. \V. Smith. M.P.. and Mr.W. J. Magarey were elected Directors for the current year. Messrs. A. Aduinjon anil W. N. Crowder were appointed to omirm the minutes, arr.l the meeting closed with a vote of t hunks tn the Chauman, Directors, and tecretarv. PouceEetoss .-From a return publiaheJ in the I'uzti c reutnc to the operations oi the pulice during th.- steund i,uarte: of the preent ytar we learn th'»t 'he anprehen tons were less by 32 than those of the Maich qu.-.f-r. that for June liemg 851. andfo:M«Eah 683; and that while there ha* hreii a Mu.til iucT«i'e ot su.ue uf the otlence?, such a ; assaults on tie pohce, cattle-stealing, larceny I y tatives, olitainn:? money under false piererce-, recttvinu' stolen K--«ds by natives, sheepstealinp; hn.i vagranry, there has been a laree decrea.-e i n lar^--nie--, id.'e aial; disorderly persons, and drun kenness, aiidalso^ja felonious atBaalts aud horse

Keaunc SVS POUCR STATION, AIOCXF PtEAHAVT.— The itovK-nment we now erecting a Police btarien at Mount I'lnsant. that very flourishirg township having trached a. point of progress in cirlizitiosi when such an im.t:tuticn becomes a necessity. Advanta,:- nia taken of the holiday on account of the iil'ii-!:h]'_r mat- h to lr.y the foundation-s-one of this edifice with some little ceremony. About 5 o'clock, ?.?.hen tn8 ploughing matches wcte over, a considerable number «-f perFons assembled on the sit-\ whhhit' at the end of the township nearesi :?' - ;umer|eh;»- -fhe design is a neat on'-, and thebuiLi;mr5vlicn finished will, in an archi tectural rv'int of Tiew, be an ornament to the town. It » host t that lhe Oovetnment will soan grant funiL* for the ereelion of a Couit-llouse tn the ad joining site. The Police Station will ct»,t a I'ttle over £1.-XR). Mr. G. Melicse, J.P., amsented to lay the foundatmn-stone. The proccedintis began Uy Mr. J. WUliama, sea, explaining the j.bjVrt of the building, and reading a document, of which ttw follo»iag is a copy r-' This stone was laid by G. MeNse, &q., J.V., on the BtvenUenth diy o September, in the year of oar Lorn one *|-«UH»nd eight lumdrel and sh-.y-scven, and.the thimtth year of therein of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria; His Excellency bit Ltointmck l-alv. K.B..(;ovemor-ta Chief ;rLb.Thcnmi»q., Architect: \7. V. Abbott. &q , Ove-scer of Works; Mr J. William* spn., CleiK of Works; ile3srs. Hall & NuttalL builders. Gcd rave the Quren.' This document, with copies of the daily papers, was placed in a bottle and put in a cavity under the foundation-stone. Mr. Melrose laid the stone with the usual formalities and in 'a workman like manner,' aid then, having declared it to be properly laid, calkd for three cheers for the Qusen, which were Insti'f given, with one cheer more for the Luke of Edinburgh. A Bimilar comp lipent was paid to Mr. Melrose. the contractors, andthe Clerk of Works. Mr. Melrnse then made a few brief remarks on the object which had brought them together. In the evening a dinner was provided at Lowe's Hotel in connection with the event, at which about 30 persons were present- Mr. ijelro-p, J. P., in the chair, and Mr. U. Glover in the vioe chair. A capital dinner hivinff been diicussed. a few tOKtB were given and souga sung, and the

A New Isccstbt. -Mr. John Perry, of Mel bourne, ha* called at our office with an assortment of articlps fashinned out of Victorian woods of various kinds by the aid of improved machinery. From a descriptive catalogue, with which we have bee i f arnis'ied, it would appear that tt the factory spokes, bends, shah*, rails, bows, rinv. &c are being turned out, and that in fact alt parts of buggies and express wagons, or inriDg and deg cart?, can row be pmrfuced from Yictori-tn woods to take the place of th=«e to largely imported from the States. The baggy and dog-cart sha'ts and ?pokes are made of Victorian blaegum, ironbarlr. ? and other timfcra, and nave the appearance of great durability and strength, combined with light* ness and neatness. Handles of the Yankee pattern, to snit Sharpe's wen-known an*, Mepwparedfrora blue snd white awns and the teatmfol blackwond, and in (train and finish give promise of ped ser vice. Elidwood a-!ssafidBiioen' and road pick

handles have also a presentable appearance. «iu lhe latter would answer weU for iiul W«J* ' [* Mnmial scrimmage. It won d *£m that asthere isftsfeat extent of country in we aiater colony timlS wUh trees'suitabte for the purpo«s ^nu- merited and as stewnina bending, and. wnimg Kmrances are being introduced, our neighbours KB te Ib^succejsfully to compete with the American*-, there being, we are assured, a margin Df25percent. difference iu the cosi m favour of the former. A few articles have been left at our office; which those interested are invited to inspect. Abbivai. of the Johs WEaLKT.-fhe sending }f vessels on mission service to the inhabited stands of the South Pacific «eeni3 to be gaining Tound. Althoush on former occasions the pay spring and John Williams were interesting visitors )f this class, the present vessel quite eclipses them or beauty of hall and general contour. Built by he celebrated firm of Liu.il & i--., she is rigged is a barquet te and in her outfit every attention las been paid to the requirements of the occupation ur which shs is intended. On boarding, a half -oop extends well forwards to the mainmast; and lelow there is a fine spacious cabin, neatly i!c »ratcd with whiti and gilt ceiling, maple panels, ind walnut styles: while at the after and there if a -ii-ed platfunu. nn which is &xtd an hannonium. ['he state-rooms on each side are commodious and ulmirabiy finished, and provision is made in the twecn decks for the transport of native teachers. \t present she has a cir^'o of general 'merchan lisein the hold, but ou its discharge the vessel rill require a few days for renovation prior to max open fur public iusDection. There are very ew persons interested ia mission? who will r.qt rlsit this really lieautiful SDecimen of naval archi ecture. The John Wesley hsis been viaitetl aad s to be vbiud by all the Wcsleyau Suuday-sciiooi :hi!d:cn. FottTinc.vTioX3.-Wc had an opportunity a day -rtwo ztio of seeing a very neatly-executed model, :iyCo!or.el Htegs, otthccupi)!ad'-'--.'iied by Captain Steward, K.K, for tiie defen.-e - f Port Adelaide. The cuter wall is suppled to consist of ssnd faced with green turf, inside of which is a ditch with a chetaux de /rise; thtu comes the par.ip.-t irith a revolyiun cupola, with two g ms facing sea irariL Uiu-hherside of thecupola is an embrasure with a traversing platform for the gun. The facing* ot the parapet are of brick, as is also the floor 3f the furt. At the back of the cupola a-e the barrack?. At the rear of the parapet, and f icitu the barracks, is an underground passage leading :o the mag.:zlnes under the cupola to a shaft by irhieh the gunners ascend into the cupola, and t-- i sto-.'kaila with loopholes for rifl.-nien in front of he parapet. At the book of the foit are loo^ loles for nllemen should the enemy succeed in jetting to the rear. The cupola is about $- feet ibove high-water level. A shell niissmg it woul i ?ass over the fort altogether. The model which s of wood (about 21 by la inches in s:z.*) is a very ingenious pitce of workmanship, ar.d dearly shows »H the .details i f thu fdrt. Port of it can be re moved in order to show the arrangements under ground. Accompanying the model are some ne.it ly-prepared plans by Colonel Bi^'-i, illustrative if the manner iu which the fort is constructed. Lxsds Titles OmcE.-Conip;irative statement it transactions in the l^ands J u!«'.s Office during the month of August, ISttj and UXZ : - .. . 1S66\ 1867. Applications ? so ' 74 Transfers ? 1S9 155 Mortgages ? VXi J3»; Leises ? :-8 25 l'ransfera of mortgage ? 10 hS Discharges ? 5» 6S Caveats ? „ ... 7 3 Powers of attorney ? — 2 Encumbrances... ? 2 1 Transfers of lease ? 7 2 Surrenders of lease ? 2 11 Transmiss:on3 ? ? 5 5 Declarations of trust ? 1 1 Licences ? 3 2 Certificate of death ? — 1 Certificates of inarrlige ? — 2 Withdrawals of caveat ? 2 3 Total ... 59.) 579 Fee* of office ... . £tilo 15s. ed. £549 l*5s. 2d. Value ol land brought under Act, £S}.2 1 2 £22,75'i Hashes i.— There was last weei on view at th« manufactory of Mr. J. A. Holden, « iawler-place. a handsome set of four-horne carriage harness, for the use of H.R.H. the Duke of tdinburgh. The bri lies have fancy fronts, with a design in scarlet Etitchcd four times with yeltaw silk, andearbonrg diamonded with scarlet and blue ribbon, and s&trlet leather rosettes on a black ground, and embossed gilded studs. The winkers are of patent leather and round in form, with handsomely raised chee!.s. There are drop face-pieces, with a gartered orna ment. The rest of the bridle is of patent leather, with the bast Buckston highly polished stw-1 bits and bearing reins. The culla-s are of patent leather, and the make is one peculiar to the tirin. The pads are of patent leather, and the pad cloths of superior blue cloth, liouud with yellow silk, bordered with scarb t, nnd having yellow silk tassels. The tug* are ein'.wssed with gilded orna ments, ornamental drop trace-piece?, and patent leather trace-bearers xritli gilded cockeyes. The driving reins are of a_ yellow rounded pattern. The leather throughout is ktitchi-d in an ornamental manner, and handsomely ornamented with brass and gilded mountings. The whole has been manu factured on the premises of Mr. Holden. aud reflects great credit on the establishment. Mr Holden his also to make postilion saddles for the harness, with whip3 and everything complete. Funeral of the Ket. J. Kelsey. — On Wed nesday (tth) the mortal remains of the late Rer. John Kefcey were interred in the West-tenace Cemetery, but in consequence of the day bemj wet the attendance was very limited. Appropriate services were performed at the late gentleman's residence by the liev. E. Griffiths, of Kensington, and at the Cemetery by the Kev. C. Mantho.-pe, of Uknelg. Mr. Kelsey arrived in this colony in the year lS5i and was settled for a few years as minister of the Congregational Church, Html marsh. He afterwards removed to Oakland*, t-turt, and for several years subsequently officiated at the .-mall Independent Chapel, Brighton (erected there many years ajio, but not now U3ed), fre quently preachiii2 also at Glenelg. About three years 6ince, while engaged in conducting the ser vice at Brighton, he was seized with paralysis when iu the putoit, and though he partially re covered so as to l-e able to preach occasionally, his woik :? - a minister was done. He removed a fe* months ago to Burnside. where he exoired on Monday evening lost, in his tihul year. For six or pevt-n weeks before Iih death he was entirely con fined to his bed and suHercd almost cons-t int pain, but his min 1 was en! 111 nnd peaceful in an emi nent degree. Mr. KeKey was so retiring and un obtrusive in his manners that he was but lit' la known in trie colony; but by all who were acquainted with him he was hiahly esteemed The .national Bask.— We believe that the vacancy at the Uond of the National Bank, occasioned by the death of the late Mr. Joseph Peacock, & P., would have remained open till the 11 ex: general mee'ing had not a desire been ex pressed by a number of -liareholilers that it should Iu rilled up. Mr. Henry Kent Hughes has now been added to the D.-atd, the other members of which are the Hon. A. iilytb, Mr. W. Everurd, M. P.. and Mr. T. Ci raves. ADDBES.SE3 TO Hl3 liOTAL IIlGHXEr'S.— A large nutnlier of addresses from various public and religious bodies and other organizations have been prepared for presentation. That of the Civil Service has been very elegantly executed by Mr. E. Mimhin on a parchment scroll, 23 inches long by 14 inches wide. It is surmounted by the royal arms, and contains an elaborate liorder formed of various tl iral device*, intertwined in a manner at once Minnie, piaceful, and artistic. This portion of the design contains representations of the superb Sturc pea, the fragrant mimosa blossom the elegant hibiscus, and several other indiseuous flowers. There a^e also some well executed representations of native scenery, and pen-and-ink sketches -~.f Cover-Jinent House, ami of the - Jovernmei't Unices and Town Hall as seen from yktoria-squate. The address itself is written in German text, with illuminated capitals in blue and gold, and the whole is a very admirable work of art. It 13 to be enclosed in a casket, which, we hear, will cist at least .100 guineas. The addresses of the Mayor and Corporation uf Gltinelc and of the South Australian I5enefit Societies have been prepared by Mr. E. Minchin in hh b^st t.tyle of art. 1 hey are quite dis-jimHar in their general designs, yet it would be difficult to «ay which is the more excellent » f the two. The firut named is remarkable for its artistic adon ? nu'nts. and that from the Benefit Srcieties fur i:s btight display of blue and gold. The first i-; delicate ana elegant, tl e latter rich and ehbor. t\ The first is beautiful, the latter handsome, .both a-e on th-* best quality parchniet-r, l.VSOLVEXCIES AND ASSIGNMESTA— The fol!o.r ins aie the names of persons who have been declared insolvent since the publication i,t our last Summary:- John Dex'er. of Morth Adelaide, Ubwirer, in fortn't pauperii; Johann Keinclf, of Freeliiif, saddler; Samuel Small, of Ket sinps ton, strrekeeper ; Thomas Smith, of (ioolwa, sliipwright, in forma p'tnpe;n; Herbert Wooilgate, of Meadiws. gentleman;

uu-itav netueniacn, 01 tie jv.irtn iiiune. fa mer, in forayi pavperh ; W ilium Watson Slinks, of Adelaide, out of basiness. Subjoined i* a list of 'boss who have availed th--in«elves of the arrangement clause of the Insolvent Act : - John Knowle*. of Waterv.ije, carofntcr; John McUonald, of (Hare whe.-lwrfaht; Julius Michiftl Amsberg, of Adelaide, eatinghouse-keeper; l?ud ilf JJiillner, of Ed«n Valley, storekeeper; Michael Webh. of Gilltert, fanner; William Henry Baye, of Oilbertpn, licensed victualler. Arrival or thr Bkbar.— Tl.is immigrant Miip moored in the fetreara. at the Pott, on Tuesday, September 17. after a passage marked br 011 incident of importance. The people onlioard are up tn the average, and it Is pleasing to notice that under the care of Dr. Grahim thsie has Iwen no cise of sicknes'! durin? the voyaae. The ship left 1'lymcnth S2nd June, ami c!e3rcd the L'zard n :xt d »y. Crosiol tha E«i?tor Julv 1*5. and rounded the Cap? Ansrust 14. arriving ciff the Leu win Sep t-'mbei P, and made Cape Horda on the evening of September ll!, makins the passage in 87 days. Captain Hall reports falling in with fine weather I and healthy tiade winds both noith andtonth cf I the Kquator: t.ut on running down eastina: I encounterel very heavy weather, interspersed with gales fro n the 8'Uthwanl, which lasted until tie arrival in theliulf. 1 The Wlowinir particnlin of passengen are from , Uie official papers:— ! Adults. Children. Infants. English ? 1!H 30 4 Scotch ? Jtt 2 1 Irish ? 20 1 u I Totals ? 3li 33 1 3t9 souls, equal to 327J statute adalts. Annexed ' are the occupations of the passengers :— i Indnntrial Classification.— Asncultural hlx-urers ' CS, baker 1. blacksmiths 2, bootmaker 1. brick ! lavers X butchers ?. carpenters 9. carter 1 coppir smeltew 8, dairyinaid* 2. dressmakers 2, farmer I, . fitter 1. gardeners 2, general servants 7ri, groom 1. I hatter I. housekeeper 1, joiner 1, labourers .f«, : masona 2, raatmn I, mine Mbourers 2, miners 12, ! moulder 1, panferu 2. plasterers 2. ploughmen 2, ! ouarrymenS, saddler 1. sawyers 3, schoolmistress i 1, shepherds 2, tailors 2, turner I. wheelwright 1. ! Istkekstisg Gathkriso.— The workmen em

ployed at lhe Glen Ewm ynarry mvirea men employer?, Messrs. Brown & Thompson, to dinner at the Travellers' Rest, Hoashton. on Thnrsday. S'pt 17. The chair was taken by the Hon. T. KrnrlUh. who was supported by Air. W. Townsend, M.P.. Mr. B. Brown, Mr. H. Hill. Mr. W. Harcus. and Mr. Sherwin. A capital dinner was provided by the host, to which ample justice was done. After the substantial part of the business was ended, the Chairman gave in quick snecwion the usual loyal toasts. 'The Health of His Excel lency' wa3 proposed in a few well-chosen words, and ns responded towi'h mnch enthusiasm. The Vrce-Chainnan (Mr. Pearce) gave. 'The Parlia ment' and paid a high compliment to the members for the district, who had ftuthful y representol them,1 and whom they were proud to return. The Hon. T. English and Mr. Townsend returned thanks, the former of whom entered at length into some of the questions now promi nently before the public Mr. Wells then pro

posed 'The Health of Mean. Brown fund 11 fhomiHon.' That was the toast of the p evening. It was not often that employes t entertained their employers, though the contrary ' was often the case. Messrs, Brown & Thompson 1 bad dune . mack for the village of Houghton. i They employed a large number of men, whom they ' paid punctually aud treated kudly. The toast was 1 drunk with the greatest enthusiasm, and was re- 1 Bponded to by Mr. Brown, who apologized for the ' absence of his partner, .Mr. Thompson, in conse- ' qnence of a pressure of business. That morning ] they had received an order from the Government ! to erect a platform at the -'ew Post-Office to 1 accommodate 2,250 persons, including the work- 1 men and their wives, to witness the laying of the foundation-stone of Victoria Tower by H.R.H. \ the Duke of Edinburgh. He felt obliged to them - for the kind invitation which they had received. ' They had tried to do their duty towards their workmen, and he believed ihe men honestly did ? their duty to their employers. The Hon. T. ' English proposed 'The Health of the Employes at the Glen Ewin Qxirries.' H^s could not ask : the men to drink the toast, but those gentlemen who hid come up as visitors would heartily join him in drinking it. For many years a good feeling had existed between masters and men. Now he had no personal interest in the Glen Ewin Quarries, though he would bcgUd to see them prosper. After giving a history of the quarry during ths last 10 years, and speaking of the excellent quality of the stone, whic'i even in its rough state showed that it had not been whitewashed- (a laugh) -Mr. English proposed the toast Mr. Allan Young, the fore man, responded on behalf of the men in a short and pithy speech. Mr. Harcus proposed 'The Agricultural. Horticultural, and Pastoral Interest',' to which Mr. Mahnn responded in an a'Je and eloquent specc'i. 'The Umimetcial, Mining, aid Trillin;! Literati,' ' Lady Daly and the L-ulies of South Australia,' 'The Press,' 'lhs Cluir msn,' ' Vice-Chairman,' and 'The Visitors' were successively given and heartily drunk, and the meeting, which was a very orderly one, termin.ited at a reasonable hour. During the evening several amusing songs were sung. Bkig \DS Dkill.— The first drill brigade of mili tary iini volunteer?, preparatory u t!ie review on the vUit of the Duke of Edinburgh, was held on Saturdiy afternoon. September 21. The volunteers c-'nsi*ttd of the four infantry companies, If'os. 1. 2, 4, and 6, numbering in the aggregate about 2uu men, under the command respectively of Lieut. Cunningham (Captain Scott being prevented attending through an accident mentioned else where), and Captains Buik, B!-th, and Cabbage; No. 1 Battery (Adelaide Artillery), numbering between 40 and 59 men, with six guns, under Lieutenant-Colonel Mathews; and No. 4 Troop (Adelaide Cavalry), numbering between 30 and 40 horsemen. The military consisting of US rank and file of tho 5-itfi Kegiuieut, exclusive of cominis Bione i and non-coinmis-iione-1 oiHoers, were divided into four companies', under the command respec tively of Captains Tyler and Clarke, and Lieu tenants Fleury and Allardice, a««isied bv Ensigns Thornton and Considine. After 10 rounds of blank cartridge had been served out to the volunteer infantry corps, the whole force, accompanied t-y the Adelaide ttegiruental Band, was marched to the foot of Montcfiore Hill, where a variety of in teresting brigade evolutions were executed. The disagiet-able diu-t-torm which swept over the city in the morning ab ited by the afternoon, and com paratively pleasant weather prevailed, attracting a very larKeattjndaneeofspecUt'rs to witness thedis play. Upwards of l,-;00 persons must have been present, including liis Excellency 3ir Doininick Daly, whom the force saluted ou passing him on their way to the field. Major Baker wa« on the ground in uniform, being, we believe, the first time since his late accident. Captuu Ferguson, of No. 4 Trocp, was also present, with lK-t_h arms— which were broken whilst he was at drill a fort night aso— iu slings. The chief command was assumed by Lieutenant-Colonel Hamley, of tie 50th, who was assisted by Adjutant Turner, like wise of the50th; the volunteers being under Colonel P.ijKS and Lieutenant-Culonel Mayo, assisted by alajor Clark and Adjutant Cicagh. After marching past in slow and quick time the brigade formed into line, when file firing \f as commenced by the infantry from the right of companies, supported in the tiring on each flank by the artillery. The in fantry then moved forward in direct echellon of battalions, precedence being taken by the military. On halting, each battalion formed square, and sustained a cavalry charge by the two funadronsof horse into which Ho. 4 Troop was divided. The cavalry were received with a brisk fusilade fire by each square, a heavy cannonading being also opened on them by the artillery. The cavalry re treated and reformed, when the infantry dissolved square and retired in column of divisions eventually reforming line and changing front to the northward for the purpose of attacking a detachment of artillery with a b.ittery of three guns which crowned the hill. The infantry made a charge half-way up the height, and baiting again, commenced file tiring from the right of comoantes. The artillery letreutcd, and the infantry faced about and returned to the p'ain in column of dirisi'ius. This completed the manoeuvring', and the fo-ce returned to South Adelaide, when they were dismissed after nearly three hours' driil. 'The Socthehx Cross, or South Australian Catholic Herald.'— buch is the appropriate title of a new addition that was made last week t - the local press. In point of size and typo graphy the Sou hern Crow belongs to the Cornet and Pa^qain branch of the family, but ia spirit there is a decided difference. The publishers, who rpeak in the name of the iioman Catholic commu nity, thus describe their object:-' First ofall this is not a political venture. A* Ctth'dics we have no puli.ical interests whic'i differ from the rest of the community. Peace, order, and the religious well being of society is what we desire. The laws of the colony, with one exception, do not affect u« more than any others. We live in a delightful harmony as far as nut interfering with others, and we shall never ask a hizher privi lege than to be let alone.' This is so far go«-l, but it w given with a reservation. The Southern Cross, while pledging itself to respect universal sulf rase, the ballot box, and the Constitution Act of 1*55-56, cannot restrain a growl at the Board of Education. It intends always and at all times to protest against the Education Act, but than 'is the only political action it is likely te take.' Speaking professionally we nvost admit that the Southern Cross is well edited, or rather sub-edited, for the scisBora have left their mark on most of tho pages. The selection of news, both local and general, is very good. The principal articles are on the iccent t 'anunui^on at Kome, the state of the Catholic Church iti Holland and the Dutch colonies, the address of the English Catholics to the Pope, «c. For an ecclesiastical journal nothing could be better, aud we only wis'i that every denomination in the col»ny had something similar. There is no denying it that the pressure of the times is making tha daily paper* worldly. We deplore the back sliding, and hope that br-and-by editorial reformers will arise in all the Churches. May they all speak as fairly of each other as does the Southern Cross. SURVKY OF THE AUSTRALIAN COAST. — We oh-erve that £ir lioderick Murchison, in his ad dress to the Royal Geographical Society in May hist, speaki in satisfactory terms of the surveys that are being made on the coast uf Australia. As regards Victoria he commends the Government for Dlaeing a steamer at the disposal of Commar.der Wilkinson, and in reference to South Australia he says:— 'The litile vessel employed on thcuurvey of the coast of South Australia had, as stated in our last year's report, been transferred for a very considerable time, »t the request of the Colonial Government, to the north and north-western coas's of Australia in connection with the formation of new settlements. Latterly Mr. Howard, master K.N7, who was ia charge, together with his as gintant. Mr. Guy, have been able to add consi derably to our knowledge of these shores, and have charted the coast between C.ipe Croker, the north cfist point of Coburg Peuinsula and Cape Stewart —a distance uf 250 miles. Ail this coast has been fairly sounded, and several new dangers accurately determined and laid down, as well as detailed plana made of Mouutnorris Bay and the Lirerpool Kiver. Tho vessel has now returned to Adelaide, and Commander Hutchison, having resumed the charge of the survey, has commenced hi* work on the eastern side of Spencer's Gulf, 70 miles of the coast of which, southward of Cape Elizabeth, in cluding a plan cf Port Victoria, have been already completed.1' ADELAID3 PniLOSOPHICAL SOCIETY.- The 142nd monthly meeting of the Adelaide Philosophical Sxiety was held at the Institute on Tuesday e veinii jr, September 2 !. ( ) wing to the disagreeable state of the weather, there was only a moderate attendance. Mr. F. G. Waierhnuse presided Two interesting papers wen? read— one by tha Secretary, Mr. J. S. L'oyd, on ' The Hudson's Bay Tenitory.' and the other on 'The Lake Country in California,' by Mr. C A. Wilson. Colonial Manufactures. — Mr. Firnhaber, j-weller, of Hiudley-strcet, has just completed an e!ef.*ant monstrance for the Salisbury Catholic Cuuich. Thegre terpart cf is-is of silver. The

workmanship is of a chaste and somewhat elaborate character. It stands nearly two feet high. The receptacle for the host is surrounded by a double wrenth in frosted silver, representing the stems and ears of wheat and the leaves and fruit of the vine, and thus finblerpaticnl of -the bread and wine used in the Eucharist. It ia surrounded by & halo, and surmounted by a globe and cros.*, in buniuhtii and frosted s lver. The monstrance wi'l bj placed in the sanc'nary cf the churcb. Tesiimonial to Mb. W. Ha-'S0N.— On Friday we were shown the testimonial wr-ich was pre sented by $K) emplo-es in the Department of Public Works to Mr. W. Hanson, C.E., late Colonial Architect. &c, on the occasion of his retirement from the public service. It consists of an elegant salver, engraved with a fiiitahle inscription, and a tea and csffee service of solid sihvr, on which arc the initials of Mr. Hanson, :ts well as a salver and claret jug, bearing a suitable inscription. Port Adelaidh Hahboub Ihpbotemests. The Chief Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Engineer-'.n-Chief. accompanied the members of the Marine Board in the steamer Goolwa on Satur day, for the purpose of -inspecting the working of the dredge at the inner bar, and the proposed site of the intended lighthouse. They also visited the Government yard. RECEPTION' 6F THE OUKR OF EDINBURGH.— At a recent meeting of the City ReceptionCommittee the desipns and tender* for the decoration of the city were ii tally appiov d. It was also decided not to illuminate the decorations lining the two sides of Krajr Wil.iam street, as it was thought that to do so might interfere with the illuminations by private parties of the buildings fronting to the street. We have already given a detailed descrip tion of the decorations above alluded to. and we now append descriptions of the triumphal arches under which His Royal Higbnes3 will pass in his progress through the city. The first arch will be placel at the junction of the Bar-road with South an-i West Terraces. It will span the entire roadway, and consist of three archways, the centre one SO feet wide, 35 feet high, the bavs 15 feet by 21 feet lueh. The spandrels will be fitted with red cloth, and adorned with wreaths of evergreen and flowers. The top balustrade will be white fitted with cold-coloured

ciotn. me openings or the arches will be adorned with festoons crossing oue another, and for illumi nation a row of Chinese-coloured lanterns will Jiang close under the arches. Two Koyal standards of large size will be fixed over the main archway &! feet high, and other coloured fi gs in addition. The whole of the it ucture will be lined with green boughp, and present a pleasing appearance. The second triumph d aich is to span the south end of King William-street. This being the principal entrance of the city, ar.'angaments are made for the reception here of His Koyal Highness by the Corporation. The arch is to extend across the whole roadway. 90 feet wide. It con sists of one centre opening, 30 feet wide by 43 feet high: two openings nn each side I-7 feet wide by 25 feet high, and two bays of 18 feet by 20 feet h;gb, the three centre arches being half round, anil the whole lb feet 10 depth. The archivolts will be 5 feet high, 'panelled .ia their fronts, and fitted with red end the bays with

Kold-coloursd cloth. , Ou the face of the arched ' ntrions flags will' be fixed to overhang the roof, ind on the top will be a coat of arms surrounded irjth flags. The roof will be covered with ereen boughs. The 12 main standards will be lined with native pines and topped with large ferns, above which large flags will be fixed, an 1 festoons will span the space between the tlignt ifs. The two smaller openings next to the large centre arch prill be fitted with estradoes and balustrades, the whole properly adorned with drapery. &c and provided with seats fur the Corporation. Nearly 300 Chinese coloured lamps will be hung close under the arches for illumination at nights. The Jesigns for both* these archeai are by Mr. E. Weutzel, who is also commissioned to erect them. The third arch h designed by Mr. Jame3 ftlacgeqrge, and will be erected at the end of King William-street, opposite Government House gate. It will be a large and imposing structure, 40 feet in width, eight to 12 feet in thickness, and 45 feet in height to the cornice, which being surmounted by a structure of arms and flags, will make the total height 70 feet from the ground in the centre. It will consist of a framework of timber and iron, covered so as to appear solid by day, and idutninated from the inside by night The outline of the arch and of its spandrels will be ornamented with ever greens, and the springing aud keystone dis tinguished in the same way. The abutments flunking the arch will each have a cons 32 feet hi«h, formed of open ribs, gilt, and spirally wreathed with evergreens, ami surmounted by a bold evergreen ornament of larce leaves, over which a flag will hang, and the bases of cones will be ornamented with shields and flag trophies. The sides will have similar cones, and w 11 be connected with the flagstaff at the side of the footpath by festoons of evergreens and flowers, s » as to form a continuous design embracing the whole width of the causeway. The cornice will be festooned with evergreens and flowers, and m the centra of ca:h face will be placed the arms cf the Prince, »ith the Idtters V & below it, and a trophy of fl i;k arranged as a backsmuud. Over the arcli is the word '' Welcome' in gilt letters, and in the spandrels the Prince's cypher. There will be about 40 nags arranged about the arch and its adjuncts, which, with the evergreens and flowers, will present a very jriy appearance, snd the design is such that when illuminated from the inside at night the evergreens will show up boldly upon the bright 1 ackground. Tub Ckicket Match with the Galatea.— On Saturday evening, ths 21st instant, a meeting of members of the South Australian Cricket Club was held at Lloyd's CotFee Kooim. About 20 members were present; Mr. J. W. Peryman occupy ins the chair. The business of the meeting was to discuss the desirableness of the Club taking under its own auspices a match with a united eleven of the oSLtrs of H.M.S. Galatea and of the detachment of the frith (Queen's O-ru) Itegitnent at present stationed here. After a leugthy discus sion on the pro33ndco)issf the matter, the meeting unanimously resolved that a match should be played upon the grounds of the Club on the first day of the Agricultural and Horticultural Sociey's grand Show. The following gentlemen were elected to play in the match: Me-srs. J. W. Peryman, G. Aldrldge, W. J. Fullarton, J. G. Daly, W. D. Fiiher. Clement Young, J. Hirst, W. Samson, U. Warhurtnn, If. O'llalioran, and J. Morphett. It is intended to place a paling fence around a portion of the ground, to form reserved seats, while ch lire trill be placed in other parts of the ground, for the use of which a trifling charge will be nude. A luncheon will be provided, t - which it is intended to invite ILK.H. Prince Alfred, Sir Dominick Daly, and suite. An hono rary membership is to be established in connection with the Club, which, in addition to the usual pri vileged, will entitle the holder to a free admission to the luncheon. It was mentioned during the evening that Mr. Davis, jeweller, of Kundie-stree*, hail offered to present a silver cup to the Club, to be played for; and it was unanimously resolved to accept the kind --9er. JS'kw Soura Walks Flood Relikf Fund. - A meeting of the Flood Helief Committee was held at the Town Ha'l Buildings on Monday afternoon, September 2, to receive the subscription-lUts and arrange for remitting the amount to New South Wales. There were present Mr. W. K. Thomas (in the chair). Rev. J. Watsford. Kev. J. O. Woods, and the Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. J. Colton, M.P. Subscription-list3 were handed in by the gentlemen present, and the Treasurer stated that the net sum available for remission amounted to £282 2& 2d., exclusive of Messrs. Dunn & Co.'s donation of j£Si and Mr. Mellor's of £20. The Eev. J. C. Woods said they had ral- ed a very large sum in the other colonies towards the fund, and he read the following extract from the Sydney Empire of August 23 with reference to it:— 'The sufferers by the late floods have experienced the liberality of the public to an extent which, although it has not yet extinguished the distress, must have gone very far in its alleviation. At the last general meeting of the Flood Helief Committee held in Sydney on the 12th of this month, it was an nounced on the part of the Treasurer that they had received contributions in cash alone amounting to £17.500, and had expended u incurred responsibilities to the extent of £10,000. leaving a balance of £7,500 available for further demands. This is the largest amount ever yet subscribed here fcr the relief of distress arising from a similar calamity, and exceeds by £5,000 the total sum contributed at the time of the last flood. On the present occasion £2.000 was received from the colony of Victoria.' The Chairman men tioned that the sum they had subscri:«d would not be all received from this colony, as Messrs. Giles & Smith and Messrs. D. & J. Fowler had contributed through their agents in Hew South Wales, and other firms, he had no doubt, had done the same. The Treasurer men tioned that he had received a letter from Mr. Angas, forwarding a cheque for £25. It was moved, seconded, and resolved— 'That the Treasurer be instructed to remit the cash to Sydney to the General Committee, and that a li-t of the sub scribers be published in the daily papers.'' A vote of thanks was then passed to Mr. Col ton for his servio a as Treasurer and Secretary. Civil Service Club.— A meeting of the mem bers of the Civil Service was held in the Lands Titles Office, Government Building*, on Saturday, August 3!. There was a tolerably large atten dance, and Captain O'Halloran, Auditor-General, was voted to the chair. He slated in the first place, t'-at he hail communicated the resolutions of the last meeting as to precedency and the place the Service should occupy in any public demon stration in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh, t-i the Chief Secretary, and had also been informed by His Kxc'llencv that the Civil Service had not been aui sh -uld not ; be overlooked by him. The report of the Comrai tee appointed to report upon the mast suitable basis for th« formation of a Civil service dab was then brought up in the form of resolutions, which were discussed, and adopted by the meeting with slight amendments. The main features in the scheme were as follow:— 1st. That :t was desirable to form a Civil Service Club to promote union and cood feelin'x and otherwise to advance the interests if the officers in the cer vice. 2nd. That all heads and sub-heads of de partments and classified officers on the fixed e.'tat-.!i--hment8 be invited to join. 3rd. Thqt any orficur joining before October 1st should be con sideretl an original member, ani that subsequently all admission* be by Imllvt. 4th. That the rules shuuM provide f--r the admission by ballot of retired officers— those on the provisional and tem porary establishments, commissioned officers of the Vo'untcer and Keserve Forces, Justices of the Peaw, members of Board*. Returning Officers &c, as members of the Club without votes. 5th, That visi ors to the colony belonging to the Civil Service of the Imperial Government, or to any of the British dependencies, foreign Consuls, army, navy, volunteer, and commissariat officer?, might be admitted members for three months on a iiominat:on bigned by two members of the Committee; but that if they remained longer they fchould be required to pay tne same subscrip tion as ordinary members. 6th. That the terms of membership be as follows :— For town members, for the first year, £4 4s. (£2 2s. being entrance-fee) ; for sulieequent years, £2 2s. ; 'or country membi s for the first year, £33&: f -r subsequent years, £1 I?.; payable quarteily in advance. 7tb. That the officers include a Patron, President, three Vice Presidents, a Committee if 15. two Auditory, n Treasurer, and a Secrntaty, all leing h monvy -r embers: and that the foliouringbe the officers:— Patron— His Excellency -~ir 1). Daly; President Sir J. Filter; Vice-Piesidents-The lion. H. Avers, Captain O'Halloran, and Mr. O. K. KichsrJson ; Committee— Messrs. J. Eo-jthby, J. N. Blackmore, W. B. Carter, O. P. Dashwo--*!, P. J'eeruifr, B. Douglas, G. W. Goyde-, a. Hamilton, H. C. fllai«, G. W. HawkiB, J. W. Lcvi*. R. B. Moore, W. T. Sheopard, J. Var!ey. and O T»d. auditor j— Messrs. H. J Aiuhews and J. L. Haining. Treas; rsr— Mr. E. WVHitchin. Secretary— Mr. J. S. w'Halloraii. T.ie Committee -f Management were directed to prepare rules, and as soon as 150 member* had signified their intention of joining, take immediate s-ips for the inauga ation of the Cub. Som? til ? cms on took place as to what sort of accumniml 1 tionsh-u'd be provided for the Cub but a props

sitton was earned that for the present it should ha confine 1 to attendiug room, refreshment room. b::llird and smeking rcom, and dressing ro m. Tne resolutions adopted were ordtre 1 to bs prit.te l and f orwarded to the various officers in the service ; and a vote of thanks having been passed to the Cuoirinan. the meeting adjourned.

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