TO THE EDITOR OF THE REGISTER.
Sir— I am sure all will cordially agree' in the proposal of your correspondent as to payment to each of the party who accompanied Mr. Stuart ou his last successful iourncv. of some moderate sum
in recognition of their services. These noble men shared the same dangers with their leader, and the same (or greater) hardships. I should think that £250 to Kekwiek, the same to Thring, and £100 each to the remainder of the party, would he but a slender acknowledgment of their invaluable services during the past fifteen months. I am, Sir, &c, E. F. MACGEOEGE. North Adelaide, January 25, IStiX
DixxEit, ifrc, to Mr. H. Peacock. — A correspondent has furnished us with the fol lowing :— ' On Thursday evening, the 22nd instant, the employes (curriers) of the establishment of Messrs. W. Peacock & Son, complimented Mr. II. Peacock by inviting him to a dinner, supplied by Mr. C. Bridgland, of the tirancs 'Tavern, Grerifell strcet, in his best style. Mr. Henry Peacock has been for a long period the general superintendent of that establishment, and as he is about visiting the old country by the Sir John Lawrence, this tribute of respect was paid him previous to his de- parture. The chair was taken by Mr. H. Tun- bridge (the oldest employe on the establish- ment), supported by the guest of the evening, and Messrs. T. Barlow and J. Durum. The vice-chair was occupied hy Mr. Tapscott, supported by Messrs. K. Peacock and Reid. The health of Mr. Peacock. was proposed by the Chairman, who in the course of the address com plimented Mr. Peacock as a gentleman most un assuming, kind, and liberal in his demeanour towards the employes of the establishment with which he was connected. Mr. Peacock, in acknow ledging the toast, said that in his opinion the pros perity of such establishments was always enhanced by the employer acting with justice and liberality towards those engaged under him. The evening was spent in a most pleasant manner by all pre sent. On Friday morning the employes of the tanyard and bark-mill of Messrs. W. Peacock and Son presented Mr. H. Peacock with a testimonial richly engrossed on vellum. Mr. J. F. Eaves, the chief engineer, acted on behalf of 28 of the men engaged in that department by presenting the document, of which the following is a copy :— ' To H. Peacock, Esq.— We the undersigned, employes of the Tanyard and Bark-Mill, do hereby express our sorrow, mingled with joy— sorrow, because we arc parting with one to whom we are bound by ties of friendship; joy, because we think it will be beneficial to your health. Trusting that by Divine Providence you may be brought back safe to these shores again to your relations and friends, and enjoy health and happiness through life, we beg to subscribe ourselves, your obedient servants, (here follow the signatures).' Mr. Peacock ac- knowledged this further mark of their respect in a brief but appropriate speech, and appeared some what moved it the hearty farewell given him on the eve of his departure. He said he should prize the gift as being of greater value than anything they could have presented him with which money could purchase. 3lBruoDiSTNEwCo-TfEcnox.— A Corre spondent says:— 'On Sunday, December 21, the Bev. James Maughan, Methodist New Connection minister, commenced his ministerial labours in Adelaide. In October last he paid a visit to this colony while visiting different localities to organize new Churches, aud prepare the way for other ministers being sent out. Here he met with several members of his own denomination, who urged upon him the propriety of locating in Adelaide. By their co-operation the Hindley-street Assembly Room was taken, and suitably fitted up as a place of religious worship, and Mr. Maughan has now taken up his abode here. The congregation attending on his ministry is excellent, the Sunday evening sen-ice being generally crowded. The members of his denomination and others desirous of assisting, on Wednesday evening, the 24th. met for the purpose of organizing a church. Several resolutions were passed, and the Church, with its ofrice-l-earers and mcmbci.-i, was duly organized. A Young Men's Library and Theological Society is in the course of formation; and a public inaugural tea meeting is announced to be held next Monday. The Hon. A. Forster, M.L C, is to preside, and several of the ministers of the city and other gentlemen have promised to take part in the meeting.'