Presentation to Mr. T. A. Caterer. B.A.
A number of gentleman met in the Mayor's Room, Town Hall, on Saturday morning, for the purpose of presenting Mr. Thos. Ainslie Caterer, who is the- first graduate on whom the
degree of B.A. has been conferred by the Adelaide University, with an illuminated ad- dress. His Worship the Mayor (Mr. E. T. Smith, M.P ) took the chair. The Minister of Educa- tion (Hon. T. King) presented the address, and the Attorney- General (Hon. W. H. Bundey,) and Mr. W. Townsend, M.P., also made some appropriate remarks, after which the recipient of the address briefly replied. The address, which was nicely engrossed and illuminated by Mr. R. E. Minchin, was signed by the Chief Justice (V ice-Chancellor of the University) and by the members of the Ministry, the Mayor of Adelaide, Wm. Townsend, M.P. (Chairman of Committees), and Mr. J.B.Austin, Hon. Sec retary. It was as follows :— 'To Thomas Ainslie Caterer, B. A.— Dear Sir —We beg to offer you our hearty congratulations on your having obtained the proud position of being the first student on whom the degree of B.A. has been conferred by the Uni- versity of Adelaide. It is an additional satis- faction to know that this distinction has been obtained by one who is native-born, and it must also be very gratifying to you, and especi- ally to your father, that your education was received in the Norwood Grammar School, which has for so many years been most ably conducted by him. It should be an encouragement to colonial youths to pursue their studies with diligence when they see that one born and educated in the colony has been the first to take a degree in the Adelaide University. We trust that you may continue your studies with success and in due time obtain the highest academic honours which it is in the power of the University to bestow. Presentation to Mr. Thomas Bennett. Between thirty and forty old scholars of the Adelaide Educational Institution met at the Imperial Hotel on Tuesday afternoon, January 6, for the purpose of presenting a purse of sovereigns to Mr. T. Bennett, now of St. Peter's College. Mr. J. H. Finlayson, J.P., who presided, said a few weeks ago it came to the knowledge of some of the former scholars of the Adelaide Educational Institution that their old friend Mr. Bennett, after long service in the profession of a teacher, was about to give up his calling, and they felt the circumstances were such as to justify them in testifying the admiration and respect in which they held him. Although they had not been able to com- municate with the whole of the old scholars of the institution, still they had written to about 150 gentlemen, and had received but one response, an earnest desire being shown in all quarters to assist in carrying out the proposal of giving a testimonial to Mr. Bennett. On their behalf he had much pleasure in presenting Mr. Bennett with a purse containing the sum of £120 as a mark of the respect, admiration, and affec- tion in which he was held. (Prolonged cheering.) Mr. Bennett, in responding, said it was impossible for him to thank them in adequate terms for the handsome manner in which they had treated him. It was far more than he deserved — (No)— as he had not done more than his duty during the forty years he had been in the colony. However, he thanked them from the bottom of his heart for their kindness that day. His eyes were growing dim, his hand trembled, and he was reminded by these signs that he was getting old, and he hoped when his time came that they would keep a green corner in their hearts and re- member him with as much kindness as they did that day. (Hear, hear.) After several compli- mentary toasts, including 'The Committee,' proposed by Mr. R. K. Thomas, a proposition, made by Dr. C. Gosse, and warmly sup- ported by Mr. D. Woodforde, Mr. J. F. Coni- grave, Mr. W. P. Auld, and others, was adopted in favour of resuscitating the Old Scholars' : Association connected with Mr. Young's school.
Demonbthitioh at Gawlbh.— Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Martin, who returned from a visit to the mother country by the Lusitania on Friday week, were the subject of an enthusiastic wel come at Gawler, on their arrival at that town by the 1 0 p m. train, no less than 700 persons having assembled at^the railway station to receive them. Ihe affair was initiated by the employes of Messrs. J. Martin &, Co., and proved a thorough success. Pbksemiation to Mh. Stratfoed. — The accountant of the K. S. and A. C. Bank, Mr. W. H. Stratford, having resigned his position on September 30 last, after a lengthened term of Bervice (twenty-five years), the officers of this institution on Christmas Eve met at the manager's office to present him with a hand Bome gold watch as a mark- of the high esteem in which he has always been held by them. The manager (Mr. Cowle) in making the presen tion spoke in the warmest terms of Mr. Strat ford's courtesy and unvarying good nature, referring also to the honourable position he held as the oldest officer in the service. Mr. Strat ford, whose health was enthusiastically drunk, replied in suitable terms, taking the opportunity to with the manager and accountant every success in their labours. CC'MPLIMEST TO Mb. E. GOWBE, S.M.— OUT Melrose correspondent writes: — 'As it was understood that our worthy S.M., Mr. E. Gower, was about to be transferred to Edithburgh, and therefore in all probability would not again visit Melrose in his official capacity, he was Uvited after the last Court meeting by the members of the Bench and B&r and other gen tlemen to Moran's Hotel to partake of a friendly parting glass of champagne. Mr. Bright, from Clare, in a happy speech proposed the health and future welfare of the guest, and dwelt on the general satisfaction his decisions had given' and the good feeling that had always prevailed at Melrose between the Bench and the Bar. Dr. Kaufmann, LL.D., and Mr. Mellor endorsed Mr. Bright'8 expressions, and Messrs. F. Whitby, J.P., and F. McCoull, J.P., spoke as to the great loss they should feel at the removal of Mr. Gower, and wished him every success in his new district. Mr. Gower returned thanks in a graceful and feeling manner. The toasts of ?The Bar,' 'Mr. Whitby, J.P , Senior Local Magistrate,' and others were duly given and responded to.' Complimentary. — Mr. George Willimott Secretary to the Adelaide Steam Tug Company, had a pleasant surprise on Friday morning, Jacuary 16. He was invited to the Duke of Wellington Hotel, Port Adelaide, where the employes of the Steam Tug Company had met, and was presented by Mr. Monckhouse, the chief engineer of the Yatala, with a handsome silver salver, chastely inscribed, and stamped with the recipient's monogram in the centre ; also with a large silver ickstand, beariDg the following in scription : — u Presented to George Willimott, Esq., as a token of esteem, by the masters, engineers, mates, and G. H. Hawkes, in the employ ef the Adelaide Steam Tag Company, January, 1880.' Mr. Willimott replied in appro priate terms. Presentation to Mb. S. Good. — About twenty employes of the firm of Messrs. Good, Toms, & Co. met at the Clarence Hotel, on Monday evening, January 19, for the purpose of making a presentation to Mr. S. Good, prior to his departure for England by the Orient. Several speeches and an appropriate response were made. Pbbseht.— Recently the Adelaider Lieder kracz presented their conductor (Herr E. Wincbler) with a very handsome gold locket, suitably inscribed. Since the Society has been under Herr Winckler's leadership it has made great advancement, and the members deemed the present season a fitting oppor tunity to recognise his valuable services.