Per Renta ’s Agency. Sydney, Sept. 3. It is announced that Mr. P. A. Jennings, who was Executive Commissioner for the Sydney Exhibition, will be appointed a Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George ; and that Mr. John Davies, who was a. prominent member of the New South Wales Commission, will be appointed Commander of the same Order.
Sydney, Sept. 15. Parliament has been further prorogued till October 26th.
It has transpired that I'ir Henry Parkes acted in defiance of the Attorney-General’s written opinion that Mr. Proctor’s lecture could not be legally interfered with.
Sydney, Sept. 16.
Sailed —Rotomahana, for Auckland,
There is later nows to hand from the Solomon Islands, which confirms the previous information regarding the wreck of the Ariel, and the poisoning of the mate and seamen. It is reported that the captain and rest of those who were on board have succeeded in making their escape from the natives. Melbourne, Sept. 15. New Zealand oats, feeding sorts, 2s. to 2s. 4d.
An animated discussion took place in the Assembly last night regarding an article in the Argus on the new members’ elections, and the Qualifications Committee. Mr. Fincham protested against the article, which he said was a breach of privilege. Mr. Berry asked the House to decide whether it should take action so as to serve as a warning to the Argus for all time. Mr. Service defended the Argus, and the motion which was before the House was eventually withdrawn.
The race meeting in honor of Sir H. Robinson is postponed until Monday.
In the Assembly last night a Bill to legalise the use of the totalisator was read a second time.
Melbourne, Sept. 16.
In the Legislative Assembly, Sir Brian O’Loghlen opposed the Government on retrenchment, especially that of the Law Department. Sir Hercules Robinson has arrived here on his way to England. Sailed —Ringarooma, for the Bluff. Brisbane!, Sept. 15.
In the case of Miles v. M‘llwraith, the defendant’s pleas have been allowed. If the facts be proved, the plaintiff mus win.
Adelaide, Sept. 15. The Sorata’s bottom is very much crushed. Every effort is being made to stop the leaks, and an attempt will be made to tow her off to-night. Adelaide, Sept. L 6.
The Sorato has become a total loss, and all hope of saving her has been abandoned. The lower deck is now bulging, and fears are entertained of her entirely breaking up.
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