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J Tin.' iu:iil iiu M -i'liHinie' Uy the Alilin-ja wilj leave on Wednesday, and tin- Kn^lisli rn.iil will b • <li*|>ut.-h<t.l by t!i.' City ol' Hol::trt which is to sail the followini: day (Thursday.) Over D.0.i0 Ikh been subscribed in Svdncv in ail of the Lancashire 1J• -!i«■ 1* Fund. Wi- have to :ickiMH-lr«lffi- thi' receipt of the sum oi'oic half p.nuy <h),-,i " C^ii/C," \vlio.;e letter nn[>f.us ci-jcwin iv, towanls ;i tfstirnoui.il to the Town I'(i:ml. At thi- List iiic.'iiiii,' of the Port CimliikTs Town Isi/:in], the inciiilHTs of the I?n;ir 1 accojituil the proposals i>f Mc;.-rs. IV'ppol jiikl Toiiw'oo<l. and nj>{)!)i:itctl them their surveyors—:i rertain ])or-(\-iit:i.u'e bcinj; payul.!- t«j these ou tho | cost of tin- work (ion,-. Another letter w.u read from the Mov. M. More vi on the subject of the :ippro]>riution of v portion of the ceinetcrv for lioniiin C/'.itholies ; sui.l the Ti >ar l's resolution in reply whs thai ;i <ju;irter of an awe should be ;t!lottcl for the puqni?e; the same hu-iiiLj liable to the usual fees for funeru! ; but the Bo.ird did not undertake, the feneiii'j or ck;iriii'_; of the ! ground. Mr. l'wepjiel's plan for the luyiu-j-out of l\w cemetery was approved of, and instructions •/.iven to him to apportion the ground uerordiii" to his plan, with the assistant of the sexton. It was also agreed that the works resolved ujK>n at tlie meeting of the li ;:ird on the 10th should at once lie proceeded with. A tele-ram from Sydney, which appears in the Anjus of July 2<>. states that filly thousand shares have been applied for in the Pacific Firo and Marine Insurance Company, although only 1 (),()()!) are isHtiablc. The Sale of Sections in tho Township of Kaitangata, Molyneux, commenced yesterday in the auction rooms of Messrs. 11. 10, Nathan and Co. About :2f> were sold at an average price of £14 per section. The frontages to the river were withdrawn, the highest oU'er being £25 per section.

Anolherof Sliakspeare's masterpieces, "Romeo and Juliet," was produced last night at the Theatre It >yal. This beautiful play never fails to charm an audience, if it be only respectably performed; but last night it was put on the stagein a really admirable manner, and the aiuHcncc were proportionately delighted. The part of Romeo was taken by Madaaie Duret, who ia her acting showed a most parfeet conception of the warm and passionate nature of the youthful scion of the bouse of Mo'ihi^ue, and at the same time contrived to preserve that elegance which never-deserts him in his wildest bursts of passion. As Juliet, Mrs. Holt was exceedingly good, and in the balcony scene with liomeo was particularly successful, although the effect was somewhat spoilt by the stage not being suflieicntly darkened. The pathetic interest of the tragedy was beautifully worked up, and at tiie close Mal.itna Duret and Mrs. Holt wore both called before tiie curtain to the applause of the audience. Mr. Shiels, who touk the part of Friar Lawrence, was. also eallc-d on. It is almost invidious to mention particular characters where all played so well, and where all had g))«l p.irtj to play; we therefore .refrain from criticism of individuals, contenting ourselves with th'j statement that the play was, from first to last, played with a conscientious rcg.inl to tuo-e lwnuila, upon which so much <lei><:n<iri; urnl that the highest credit is due to the management und to the uctors for the successful result of their um'te.l exertions. An entertaining farce, entitle 1 "John Wapn.«," in which the principal char i<:tc-i* was sustained by Mr. H. B. Dale, con el uh; \ the evening's entertainment. The inquest on the holies of the two women killed by the late a<:<:Ue:it at Saddle. 11 111, took place yesterday, at the IJargM.lie Hotel, but in conscm ,-nee of tiio txtremr; length of the de;>ositr>ns, it could not b-j eouchi.le-1 the same day, and it therefore strui'U iiljoiiriii-il tmtil this morning. L'.ukr the*e circu:!ist.inec-s t v/o are prcc-lirldl from publislijiig the pry.'e.j ling- of vestenlay, but hope in our issue of to-morr-j-.v, to farnisli a full report. There is to be a fresh survey of tho coast of j South Au.-tra'iia. 'Vhullti/i.trr .-ays.—" There has | been iaid on the table of til.- A.-ieaibiy a letter | from Captain Hati-hi.son, Ji.N'.. statiug that the ! A-bni.-alty are willing to piy ha'f the o.st of a v<-ssel fjr tlic":o:ist »urv.-y if th;: eoloay wl'l pay th-'-remainder. The full iimoiint is estimated iv. | X'inuu. We find that £2 iUi> a,.near- on the curI rent Ksiimnt'-s "» the sc.'.»:id i;i»talm-jnt of our i vuh-i'ly towards the survey scrv-c-.. Uut the cob: ! ol' a vi-s.-l rtrk-rrf-l t > above will, duuhtio.s.s, bo a .-]<Lci :1 txj.eii-lituro." i With reftavnee to tin; pr.jpos il for the use of W'Ai-L-;: traiiiway.s in Ta-im.iaia th>- Huhutt Tuwn J ■hk.iicitT has tiii: Jollowiiig remarks: "Mr. Tully has tran-:nitt<-l to the S'lrvrVor-fjeiiLTal a report on tiie j-roji >^:\ v.:i aj.vays at the Ilaon, jin «-on:;.■>;-,!.ki with ti,,. surveys nutliuris.-i by ; I'arliaM'-at at the clo-,o of last scs-ion. Tite re- ; \>)rt, whi.-ii has Vi/n prints Iby the Govc-mm'jnt, ;is n<;•.-.- b'.-I'ire u>. it h:;, bcjn very carefiiliy j C')uij>;!'-'i. in j [ contains a mi-s o!' lueiul informa.- ---! lion on :!.,■ Mihjeel rf w]ii;.-!i it tivats. It fuiiy | jU-it;*i'.-S a.l i-.rl|.;!;l;io!»s \vhi.-!| tin: S-:-leet C-iUl-j til.f ti . ••■ mi ii*»;iil~ aiiivcil at, in reference t> t;:c ; >.■• n -;,\y ol \v.j,i.-!i tr.-nnways over commu'i : r .. 1-, t!i- luwi-v--. uf e.»-t, th,' e.i-e of coa«lruo;:i a, ti*e r. j.ro !::<:i wness of 11:..-work, ruid its j•. Ac :t iii <:;':ata-;!r_r the value an 1 promoting the m! •• ar. 1 of (.'ro-.vn !a:j X Mr. T'.illv ; r---.m-j-.cn Is the <-..:,.struai ,:i of three or four , miles of tramv.-uy at each extreuiity of the pro- \ j.'.-ir-l Jim-;, ia prof'.-r-jn.-e !<> th:- c j:i stru.'t i';i of ; any one entire \\w.:. tin 1 in thi- vi>.-vv we .jnitci (-m-'ur. ll<-f.-.tim.itt-.> th,-t-)t'i! cj«t of a li.ie of : tramway, ii;.-!i ling plant, j-.-tU-s &c., at £*3S a ; !ji'.ll-, ;m. >iiL,'t':--t.s w'nat a;ij>e;iri to him to t)j t!ic : !«'-t in >■!'• of e-':«s:r'i'"tioM. He al-j b'.i,'L r;^ts :i - ii.-in.- of:i..in;k^i-;ii^nt f.ir tr.i:nvi-..y^, applicable ■>v.'i (i-riam m > liti \-tti \'i", ti tramways eon- . sfruvt. 1 'ty rai!i;i:iu-at;iry urr.i-it and !h >.>e eoni itni- tt.i Uy ;.;iv.u,: eompani^s with a i'aiiianKu- ! tary guar.iii'oe.'1 ! An a Iverti't-nu-nt :ijipoars <-l*'.-\vii.; -re.*, siguv-1 by i the ("oinini-i-ii.irier of i' ( jli.v, asking f>r int'.irmaI ti'"! n-^jc-rtiag a tn:iu nam -1 Th mia-M'Clav (or {m»s:Mv Ml.-: iv) wh ; his b.-en mi*'-! i_r >in;v t!:e : J'.Mlt Jay. Tiie ini-iiu^ m.t:i is ile-Ji-riiK-1 a~ ] a'Dut iif:y year- "f a^.-, :> n. 1:> ia. high, of ; huill, wii'a vill ).t c. np'..\'. > i, a:vl il irk eyes an i ; h;iir, «;n ill h!a-k \v:iKk;rs, sliiriitlv gn-v. 11" is jan oM Mid wvll know i .-o'-i:i:.;r. aril h-n a wi:e i and fun'ly r.-^i-i nt ;;t Waik Kiaiti. it is t!n»ught int ua'iktly t!>..it In- niav I>.- at s->:ne bu>h puali-.' liouse ia ;ii.- nei::hS >r!io >-l of * )\-\ ara or the Waij taki. IL- was la~t s-.-eu near the llawk.-sbury | l'jti-!i, win-re Ik- vc.s met by tw.j men, who aske.l j \:\:\\ tls<- way to th ■ liu*lj, an-1 wlivjni he ae-'om-j [»an!i-.l ior the j-ur,). «<o of sliowing them tho roa 1. fiio.-r tw<> m'.n are now in eu««toly A corre.-,p')'i lent writer to us :u follows: — j - While up at W.iihola Like last week I was r-h'-wn a sovereign anl ri\;»cnee that bad been laki-u oat of the giz/.ar.l of a hen killed by Mrs. j (Irey on her far.<i. and thinking the circumstance interestimr and curious, I inform you of the same. l.ot!i coins arc very smooth and thin, and you can fainrly pc-revive t!u> head on each. I am, Sir. jo'irs respectfully. Ai.n::-;i> Alston." T.S. It is quite a mystery to Mrs. drey and family how they could have been picke 1 up by the hen." The Anjus of July 1!S says-.—"Tho severe gales und storms of rain that have prevailed with little intermission for some week-; past, have made travelling in tlrj interior attended by unusual difficulties. A winter in which so nmo'i rain has fallen has not been experienced since IS.-.4, and the oldest coachman in the service of the su.'ces-ors of '" King Cobh'' has no recollection of roads so cut up, and 'tracks so dangerous to p:'.s- over, :;s those along which the traveller in the interior is now dragged. In another column r.re some particulars of the effects of the gales, as recorded by the country journals, and it will be seen that few districts have escaped their violence. Tho tlood in the Yarra is now subsiding. Yesterthe weather was seasonably pleasant."

Aii action, important in its results to the mcr cantile community, was recently tried in the Mel. bourne County Court. A person had purchased, ten -2o\b. boxes of tubiuvo, but, on weighing, tlic boxes were found to contain IT Jibs, each only. The sale-note contained the usual condition in dealing in light weight articles, the words " weight stated." On this, and the custom of the trade, the defendant relied; but the judge took a different view, and gave a verdict fur the amount claimed, £G los., being the value of the deficient tobacco. Th.- Lite disclosures of the dangerous properties contained in inferior brands of kerosene oil have induced several persons to indulge in amateur experiments, with a view* to testing the quality of the oil burned in the household lamps. The^e experiments, we may caution intending experimentalists, are attended with considerable danger. An Australian paper thus remarks on the subject:—"Since the lite kerosene accidents the number of experiments on its explosive qualities lias become dangerously large, and narrow escapes from burning are from time to time reported. Ex-

perimcnts should ha tried on very small quantities and even then with extreme caution. One case is reported where the kerosene was poured into a plate; it burned fiercely, throwing out sparks lik<: a firework, and ended by breaking the plateHad there been any quantity in it, the probable consequences may be imagined. Dr. Macadam, while experimenting on various samples of the oil, is said to have discovered a process for rendering the explosh c oil safe. He has applied for a paten*, and his discovery is thus provisionally ' secured to him. He has not thought proper to divulge his process, and we therefore refrain from speculating upon its nature. The Yeoman is not so reticent, anl rails, rather prematurely, il not unfairly, against the doctor as a quack. TheYeoman declares that ' the discovery is like Siat lof finding a mare's nest, at which the enraptured i individual is too much overcome to supply, the | particulars, but gets a friend (Dr. Bade's) to | announce the fact. There can bo nothing more | simple than to draw off the light, volatile, dangerous oils from any quantity of kerosene. All that is required is the necessary apparatus, consisting of a close vessel fitted with a gas-ptpa and burner. The vessel being heated in hot water, the dangerous mixtures flow off through the gas-pipe, and may be safely burned as ordinary gas. Kerosene inny be purified in this manner to a greater or less degree lit pleasure, by increasing or decreasing thy temperature of the water in which the containing vessel is placed.' This, however, we must tell the Yeoman, would be destroying, not rendering safe, the explosive article; Dr. Macadam must surely have discovered something better than this." When Stuart, the explorer, returned from one of his expeditions to the interior of the Australian continent, he brought with him a few seeds of what was styled by him native wheat. With reference to these seeds, the South Australian Register xiys;—" Mr. Perry, farmer, Xoarlunga, has succeeded in raising a sm.i!l qmntity of native wheat from the seeds brought in by Mr. Stuart. We have seen two of the ears, which are as large as ti!O-:e of ordinary wheat, and on one side somewhat like it in apj>eararice; but the other side up-.n which all the grains, or rather seed-pods,' arc range-!, is n.-arly as rough as the Bathurst burr, from their thick, stiff, au I short beards. They can scarcely by said t-j contain any grain, the see 1 being vtiy small. The straw, in the sp.-ciin'jns slio.cn to us, ij perfectly straight, two feet tun inches in length, an-1 sibjiit half the; thickness of ordinary oat straw. The Melr, jurne A'jj tells the following qneer, st >ry :—•• A. f. ; w diy* since- we inserted a paragraph which we extra :tcl from a contemporary, givi:;g an amusing ace mut of the tarring and feat!ieri:ig of a «ck-rgy;iU'i,' on boar,! a vessel j'.^t arrived in th<j Buy. by a bevy of the fair sex, to whom he had b-j-ju rather too general in his profe* -;.>:;» of l>ve and admiration. Xot content w;:h tii-.- t-L-lac t!i;is given to his advent in this c'A-.jiiy, tho ' reverend' gentleman, who came from the Cape of G >-A Hoik, proc-0.1e.1 to exercise his abilities, aai to eara ibr himself notoriety by a varittt,- of means In the first place he managed t > siup-j-e up-m a omc-raporary, by a clumsily rnaco.T.-.i aeeounc of the' Lath ofDr] Livingstone", a fact whL-h h> said was fully believe I at the' Ctpe: indeed, he himself had seen ' poor Mrs. Lsviu^ione," who, of course, was terribly affected in-hcr !.er..-ave:iiep.t. This hoax, however, although su'-f.v«>:"ul for a short time, is not likely to have proved pam-r.iiarly remunerative, and, aeeordiugiy, the • jevorca-r gentium in tarnel his attention t) another kiaj of bu>injss. Insinuating him.-elf l:iij ilic gool graces of the proprietors of >o:\\c uf t':;o b..-»: hotel i in town, he in inaged to o'.tain ere.lit to a cjasi-Joruble am-rant, then riKKk^tly a.m.U'icin.g himself as a hterary tt.-l«;bn;y,;.:a ihe uiithor of ' Whitcluill,' • Whitetmr>.' • Cv;;ir Uii-gia," i-., and 'late tutor to hi- (Jra^.v the l)ii\zj of Buckin-hi:u,' he obtained a M't-jjtia:i as tuf.r ia the family of a squatter reM lent ut,i a huu.l.vJ miles from Kilmore. This .:e.iik»n.in apiHurs t0 \ liVii pL K -e.l implicit coun 1-.:kv i:i iii> tutor, an.l introjuex-d Jjim to several :nrt;ts in ?>L-lb >ur::e. This was an opportunity :i >t to b-j thro-.vn away, anl accordingly we find tins ai.-'-j.ji^iisheJ gciitk-man making free use ot ins ji:itiv»::\ name ia otitaiuiag credit from several i-o->ple. 11-.. a'.su call-.-d on a wcli-kaowa book---•Ik-e in C»!ii:s<-s:rcet, and atteinptei to make .in-a::gements :"->r-tiie pu'ilioatiou of a volume of ;m 'try entitled • The story of the Village Maiden, L,:;.i. a:i.l other p-»m^.' This inilk-tijn, however, t!ie <:ol>:\y hxs fortunately been s;urtJ, althoutrh :e managed to get soiiie books oa credit on the >tiv:ij-th of his representations. He had not been •.•n-ageJ as tu:.;r m uiy hours, when he discovered that h-j urgently required the sum of twx-ntv founds, an i induced the aforesaid squ uter to rt-lvane,' hi.v that uuiaunt. By this time, however, the little ancNlotc relative to die tarring an.l le \tlieriii- began to bi hinted abroad, and it soon bec.nne apparent that he w:is a:i impostor of the lirst water. Nothing wai=, therefore, left but to out l'-U acquumauco, and the 'reverend' gentleman is still at largo, no doubt on the look-oat for fresh victims.*'

The Age, of July 26, retails the following bit of scandal .—" A case reflecting very little credit upon either party concerned in it, was heard at the East Collingwood Police Court yesterday. A mm named John Doyle was charged with'being illegally on the premises of one David |Xesbitt. It appeared that the prosecutor is a horse dealer, and has latterly paid a visit to Otago. He returned yesterday evening, per the Aidinga, ana proeeedei to his house in IWy-strect. On gomg upstairs, ho found a man in one of the bedrooms, and a struggle took place between them. Xesbitt had bills and notes to the amouut of LSOO upon him. an.l conceiving that he was being robbed, he broke a win lo.v and called out lustily tor assistance. Tha constables at the adjacent watehhouse hearing his cries went to h:s aid, and Doyle was taken into custody. Neshitt said he had never seen the prisoner before, and that tiie latter could have no business in the h.mse. A young woman named Mrs. Bavly was called by tlie prisoner, however, and she deposed that Xesbitt had left the house in her charge during hi? absence, with fuli control over it. She ha 1 lived with Mr. Xesbitt for two years, nominally, she said, us his housekeeper, but that in reality a more intimate connexim existed between them. On the night in question she invited Doyle to spend the night with her, and he was in the bedroom with her permission. Under these circumstances, the Bench had no option but to dismiss the case, and Mr. Fawkner, who presided, severely rebuked Djyie, bat said that the prosecutor had nothing to complain of, for, when such immoral and disgraceful connexions ::is those alluded to we.c formed, the consequences which had resulted in this case must be expo, ted."

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