(from the Echo.)
The annual commemoration of the Sydney University took place on Saturday afternoon in the Great Hall of the University, in the presence of a very large and brilliant as- semblage. The proceedings were specially attractive this year by reason of the first public performances being given upon the new organ, and so numerous were the visitors who sought admission that room had to be found for a large number of ladies on the dais. This part of the hall was arranged in a manner different from that noticeable on former occasions. The chairs and seats were placed as upon a gradually rising gallery, and by that plan not only did the dais present a more than usually attractive appearance, but everybody seated there had a full view of the company in the body of the hall.
The new organ was on this occasion played for the first time in public, and although it is not yet completely fitted up, the effect it produced was a practical disproof of asser- tions which have been made that it was in any sense a bad purchase. The money laid out on it seems "to have been very well in- vested, and the tone produced is broad, full, and brilliant. His Excellency the Governor, Lord Augustus Loftus, G.C.B.,arrived shortly after two o'clock. When the organ had ceased playing,
The Chancellor (Sir William Manning), in the usual form, pronounced the meeting to be duly and lawfully opened.
Dr. Badham then called to the front of the dais, and introduced to the Chancellor, the following candidates for matriculation and for various degrees :-
CANDIDATES FOR MATRICULATION .-Her- bert Allen, George Badham, Thomas Charles Barker, Daniel Beegling, William Bennett, Mary Elizabeth Brown, W. W. Bucknell, George Polding Campbell, Joseph Thomas Dudley, Theophilus England, Thomas H. England, David Ferguson, Harold S. Fox, Alexander Y. Fullerton, Edward Rock Garnsey, Ernest Elias Badcock Greville, Herbert George Holle, Sydney Hotstone, Herbert C. Jeffreys, Copland King, Cecil John King, William Symth King, George W. Leycester. Duncan Forbes Mackay, Augustine M'Evilly, Thomas Patrick Moloney, John Meillan, Alfred Charles Millard, Richard Miller, Edward Murray Noble, Thomas John O'Reilly, Arthur Thomas Paton, Ernest James Pownall, Alfred Ernest Pratt, James Eamsay, Henry Bertram Rygate, Herbert De Yough Scroggie, Herbert Swire, Isola Florence Thompson, Osborn Trebeck, Richard Barzillai Trindall, James George Vaughan, Robert Samuel Watson.
Candidates for the Degree of B.A.
Charles Ayres, Frederick Rudolph Barlee, Albert J. Bechay, Francis J. Butler, Edward J. Campbell, Charles Crane, William S. Dean, Charles A. Flint, Patrick J. Kenna, Samuel Kelly, George Edward Bennie, Edmund H. Sheppard, George B. Somerville, George Sutherland, Tom Beal Trebeck, F. Bushby Wilkinson.
Candidates fob the M.A. Deghee. School of Classics : F. P. Brennan, B.A. ; W. P. Cullen, B.A. ; G. T. Dalton, B.A. ; G. W. Fuller, B.A. ; H. H. Hills, B.A. ; W. H. Lander, B.A.; S. Moore, B.A.; W. L. Moore, B.A.; W. Bussell, B.A.; J. A Thompson, B.A. School of Mathematics :
H. E. Barf, B.A. ; W. J. G. Mann, B.A. ; Lewis Whitfield, B.A. School of Natural Science : Joseph Campbell, B.A. ; George Hurst, B.A. Admitted Ad Eundem Gradum : Rev. Peter M'Pherson, M.A. (Edinburgh). Admitted previously since last Commemora- tion : L. Badham, B.A. (School of Classics) ; E. A. Nathan, B.A. (School of Mathe matics) ; A. Leibius, M.A., Ph.D. of Heidel- berg (ad euendem gradum). LL.B. : Charles Augustine Coghlan, M.A., awarded the Faucett prize. Previously admitted, ad eundem gradum, John Quick, LL.B., of Melbourne. LL.D.: Ad eundem gradum, Rev. James Fullerton, LL.D., Marshal Col- lege, Aberdeen ; Rev. Moore White, LL.D., Trinity College, Dublin.
Scholarships.-At Matriculation : Cooper Scholarship, No. 2, for Classics, A. C. Mil- lard ; Barker Scholarship, Ko. 2, for Mathematics, A. C. Millard ; University Scholarship, for General Proficiency, A. C. Millard, W. J. Bryan, Cecil J. King. At first year examination : Lithgow Scholarship,
for Classics, L. Armstrong; George Allen Scholarship, for Mathematics, G. C. Halliday j Levey Scholarship, for Natural Science, F. Leverrier. At second year examination : Cooper Scholarship, No. 1 for Classics, A. B. Piddington ; Barker Scholarship, No. 1. for Mathematics, Tom Rolin ; Deas-Thomson Scholarship, for Natural Science, A. E. Poolman ; Renwick Scholarship, for Natural Science, J. Woolcock ; R. C. Want Scholar, ship, for Chemistry, A. E. Poolman. Gil- christ Scholarship, G. E. Rennie.
Prizes.-At first year examination: Classics, L. Armstrong, G. C. Halliday, T. E. Jones-asq.; mathematics, G. C. Halliday, P. Rygate, T. E. Jones ; natural science, F. Leverrier ; history prize, Trevor Jones. At Second Year Examination : Classics, A. B. Piddington, G. E. Rich ; mathematics, Tom Rolin; history prize, G. E. Rich; natural science, A. E. Poolman, J. Woolcock, Tom Rolin. Third year history prize, F. E.
Medals.-For Classics at B.A. examina- tion, F. E. Barlee ; Belmore medal for agri- cultural chemistry, G. E. Rennie, G. W. Sutherland; Nicholson medal for Latin verse, L. Armstrong ; University medal for English verse, F. M. Bladen.
Prize Compositions.-University prize for English verse, F. M. Bladen; Nicholson medal for Latin verse, L. Armstrong.
The Hon. Arthur Renwick, M.D., M.L.A., as acting Dean of the Medical Faculty, intro- duced to the Chancellor the following candi- dates for the M.D. degree :-Craig Dixson, M.B. (examined). Ad eundem gradum : T. B. Belgrave, M.D., Edinburgh ; S. T. Knaggs, M.D., Aberdeen ; F. Milford, M.D., Heidel aberg ; A. M. Cram, M.D., Edinburgh ; W. W. J. O'Reilly, M.D., Queen's University, Ire- land ; W. E. Warren, M.D., Queen's Uni- versity, Ireland. Previously admitted since last commemoration: T. Rowan, M.B., of Melbourne (examined). Ad eundem gradum : L. H. J. Maclean, M.D., of London.
Mr. H. E. Barff, registrar, read in accord- ance with custom, the list of donations and bequests to the University ; and, at the call of the Chancellor, three cheers were given for Sir Patrick Jennings, in recognition of his liberality in subscribing towards the cost of the organ.
The Chancellor (Sir W. Manning) then read his annual address. Addresses were
also delivered by Dr. Badham, and by his Excellency the Governor.
Cheers were then given for his Excellency, the Chancellor, Dr. Badham, and her Majesty the Queen ; and the Governor des- cending from the dais, left the hall, and the proceedings terminated.