OLD SCHOLARS' REUNION.
The eighth reunion of the old scholars of the Adelaide Educational Institution, conducted by the late Mr. John L. Young (opened 1852, closed in 1880), was held at the Theatre Royal Cafe on Monday even- ing, when Sir Joseph Verco presided over a good attendance. After the ¡oyal toast had been submitted the chairman proposed "The oid school" (the Adelaide Educa- tional Institution. He gave some interest- ing reminiscences of his early school life. The school which was foremost in his mind was '"'the old school," where he re- ceived a foundation in useful education." The building had gone, but it was still well remembered by those who attended
Dr. R. E. Harrold related incidents con- nected with his initiation at the school. He referred to the growth of the metro- polis during the last 40 or 40 years, and paid a tribute to the old schoolmaster who "had a way" with the boys, and who showed great patience in trying io make the boys understand their tasks.
Mr. Stow Smith referred to a prize essay written 50 years ago by pupils of tho
Messrs. F. A. Chapman. H. M. Martin. F. W. Sims, J. M. Moorhouse, F.W. Bullock. E. Sabine. J. H. Hawkes, and John Verco gave reminiscences of school
Mr. W. B. Carr said they all owed a debt of gratitude to the late Mr. Young, who had taught them, amongst other things, to be truthful, honorable and never to descend to a mean action. To his teaching and example many old boys owed in large measure their success in life.
Congratulations on his knighthood were extended to Sir Joseph Verco, on the motion of Mr. F. Bullock, seconded by Mr. W. B. Carr, and Sir Joseph Verco gracefully responded.
Mr. H. M. Martin contributed a recita-
tion. The toast "absent scholars'* was. honored at the instance of Mr. F. A. Chap-
The "Memory of our old and esteemed master, Mr. John L. Young, who died at sea on Jujy 20, 1881,was honored in silence, together with that of eight old scholars who had died during the year.
Mr. Bullock, who with Mr. J. T. Fitch is treasurer, gave the report of the scholar ship funds, which showed a balance in hand of £28 13/7. The scholarships were: The John Lorenzo Young "'Political Economy Scholarship," established at Uni- versity in 1915, under bequest of late Mr.
John Harvey Finlayson, capita! £200, and the John L. Young "Research Scholar- ship." established at University in 1915-16, capital £700. There was a balance in hand toward the £1,000 desired. Mr. Bullock suggested an effort should be made to se- cure the amount necessary to bring the latter fund up to the proposed £1,000.
On the motion of Mr. Bullock it was re- solved that all the old pupils present sign a copy of the programme, to be forwarded
to the two daughters of Mr. Y'oung, who were residing in England.