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modern improvements ; twp boilers, each 24 ieet long, 10 feet' wide, and 10 feet high ; drop flues, with three returns, *nd has been fitted with new copper pipes since he* arrival in Sydney. This department has a large 'supply of complicated machinery, full sets of tools, and a large Quantity of extra materials. This engine challenges admiration for its simplicity of construction, great power, economy, and easy motion, and is in perfect order. Her accommodation is unrivalled, amply providing for 400 passengers, with the comforts of room and ventilation, unsurpassed by any vessel in the cololie*. She has two saloons, contaiuing 48 cabins and ladies' drawing room ; and, while on this head, an inspection is particularly requested, arid A refeyence to plan of accommodation, at the Rooms. Inventory in every department — the mates', engineers', and stewards'. She is most amply provided, having been newly fitted out since her arrival in this colony. "With the vessel will be sold the right to u contract for three new boilers, entered into some lour months' since, and which are under guaranteeto be imported, fitted, and ready for use, at a cost not exceeding FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS, and within twelve months from the time of being ordered. When these boilers are in, she will be in every sense a new ship, and there is not another vessel in the' colonies, that, with a brisk trade, can compete with her in money making.

The Auctioneer extremely regrets that the resolution of this Company to close their operations on the Melbourne line, should have compelled them to bring their boats into the market at such an unfavourable moment «s the present, which cannot but prove highly detrimental to their interest, and gives intending purchasers •an opportunity of securing the finest Steamships in the colony at a mere fraction, no doubt, compared to their intrinsic value. Mr. Newton hopes, however, that those patties so deeply interested in the prosperity of the neighbouring colonies, whose efforts at advancement must be so much retarded without the aid of steam, will not lose sight of an opportunity for purchasing, never likely to be met with again in these colonies. Steam property, like every other, must (especially in a new country) be the subject of much fluctuation in value. It is equally clear that the depressing effects under which such property has been labouring here for some time past has now been experienced in its worst degree, and that a steady and permanent reaction is setting in. Twelve months since our harbour was dotted with steamships laid up ; no wit may be feailessly said that, with thD exception of the splendid fleet of the Australasian Steam Navigation Company's, there is not— besides Ihe three boats now offered — a single ocean steamer belonging to the port, neither is there the remotest chance of any being again sent here on speculation from otheJ countribs. How highly incumbent is it, therefore, upon the influential representatives of the commerce of the sister colonies to step forward while there is a chai>ce, and not aliow the only three boats likely to be available for years to come, to be swept away by speculative purchasers for the East, where it is an established fact that first-class vessels such as these, would command an enoi mous price. A pretty good proof of this maybe gathered from the simple circumstance of the UNICORN'S realising in China some 200 per cent, on cost here. The Phounix, recently lost in the Straits, would, it is well known, have commanded even a still greater proportionate profit at Singapore ; and the Fettercairn, allowed to be sacrificed here for some £2000, will be sold, it is understood, at Manila foi £SOOO or thereabouts. This Company's deed of settlement precludes them from taking the course pointed out by common sense, of taking advantage of such an open and sure market; by compelling them to sacrifice their boats at auction here, allou-s other to reap the rich harvest to be obtained by their speculative purchaser. The province of an Auctioneer confining him to barron outlineb of mere matter;, of fact, Mr. Newton is precluded from touching upon the many featuies connected with the bale of such & valuable property, or of entering into the nuineious ways in whicn an enterpiising nun of capital could individually, or with the co-operaUon of others, ace uinulate a rapid and bplendid fciuuie bj the pui chase and so convinced is Mr. N. of the radical change which must in a few months brighten the prospects of steam property, that he would be ready to pledge his professional st indino-, that no companies, in the colony or out of it, will be able to declare a more glorious account ofpiofits in another twelve months, than will our piesent Austral-.i-ian Steam Company, who have now the etitiie command oi tne steam marine of the southern hemisphere. Mr. Newton now leaves the matter in tne hands of the public until tne 22nd November, when he hopes to find that some of the neighbouring colonies will at least be found sufficiently alive to their own interests as not to allow these splendid boats to pass from their yras]). linentorics with printed pavueulais are being prepaied, and will be ready for distribution about the sth November, and in the meantime any information in lefercnce to the vessels will be promptly afforded upon communication with the Auctioneer, or the Company's SecreUiy, Mr. William and GOVERNOR-GENERAL are moored at CAMPBELLS WHARF, and the LONDON in LAVENDER BAY, where they are opened to inspection of intending purclnsers, who will receive every attention from Captain Kendall, the Company s shipshusband. , . , The terms of sale will be 20 per cent, cash ; and the residue in equal payments at 3, 4, 5, and G months, with bank interest added.

PUBLIC NOTICE. mHE State of the Poll at Election of Superin- *- tendent of the Province of Auckland, in each district of the Province, will be openly declared and publicly notified from the Hustings at the Court House, Queen Street, Auckland, on Saturday, the 10th of November, instant, at Noon : and at the same time and place will be openly declared, and publicly notified, the name of the person who has been duly elected at such Election, by a majority of the Voters of the whole Province to be the Superintendent thereof. L. OBrien, Principal Returning Officer. Sheriff's Office, Auckland, Bth November, 1 855.

PUBLIC NOTICE. THE State of the Poll at Election of Members for the Northern Division, in the House of Representatives, will be dn dared from the Hustings at the Court House, Queen Street, Auckland, on Saturday, the 10th of November, instant, at Noon. L. O'Bbiex, Returning Officer. Sheriffs Office, Auckland, Bth November, 1855.

PUBLIC NOTICE. mHE State of the Poll for the City of Auck- -*■ land, the Suburbs of Auckland, and the Northern Division, at Election of Superintendent of the Province of Auckland, will be openly declared from the Hustings at the Court House, Queen Street, Auckland, on Saturday, the 10th m^ovember, instant;, at Noon. L. O'BRira, Returning Officer. Sheriff's Office, Auckland, November Bth, 1855.

PUBLIC NOTICE. THE State of the Poll at Election of Members for the Northern Division in the Provincial Council of Auckland, will be declared from the Hustings at the Gourt House, Queen Street, Auckland, on Saturday the 10th of November, instanfe at Noon. L. O'Bhiex, Returning Officer. Sheriff's Office, Auckland, Bth November, 1855.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Daily Southern Cross, Volume XII, Issue 873, 9 November 1855

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