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'I'- THE AGE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1882. SHIPPING. and tramway may, under certain ' circumstances, be driven by the same men and hauled by the same horses. But. with An accountant so efficient as Mr. Sprigg, these obstacles should not be insuperable. If the books are Opened on a proper system, all the rest will be easy. If the Assembly set vigorously to work on the measure, which will be submitted next Wednesday, another twelve months ought to relieve Melbourne from the stigma of being tbe one large city in the civilised world which is unprovided with tramways. buysn Is. M., asileis ss. 64 Greet Extended Yle-tsna, bujera la. 94, Kllars 8a. 04 La Ball, boysrs IS. 64, seUars 20a. 84 Laura, buyers ta. lid,, sallart U. 64. Laurus No. 1, buyers Ss. 6d., MUerb&a. Napolson Uuited, buyers Ss. 94. aalUrs 4s. 84 New Chum Railway, buyers 10., sellers 16a. 64 North Shenandoah, buyers 22., sellers ralld, North Shamrock, buyers 3a. 64, sellers Ss. Bd. SALE BY AUCTION. Messrs. Gemmell, Tuckett and Co, sold at auction tbls day, at the Victoria. Storage Yards, under instructions from Mean. Pfalpps Tumbull and Co., ex Loch Rannoch 46,059 feel 6x1 white T. and G. flooring at 12a, Sd. per 100 feet lineal : 43.848 feet 6 x 1 do,, 10s. 6d. do.; 86.TU feet x i while T. and O. beaded lining, da- 04 do. Also, at the Australian Wharf, ex Leora, 18 logs Tweed BJvtr cedar, 66s. par 100 feet Super. Messrs. Greig and Murray sold this day, si thrir rooms, under various inatructloas. 1036 bags and pockets Mauritius tfugar, realising for whites 34 6a. to 84 lOs.; grey crystal, 33 to 38 10.; browns and oonntrs, 26 15s. to 2S: lt&9 boxes foreign candles, from Td. net, all faults, to 8J4 for sonn4 Under inatructions from Meaars. James Henty and Co., 1404 eases, barrels and boxes fruits, op to 714 per lb. On dthar account, 6 cases- old bops, Is. 114 per lb. Ex Thyatlra, 826 eases Hogarth's and Overall's pickles, sauce, vinegar, berrines, salad and castor oil, at from 4a. 14 to 80s. 84 par dosen ; 847 caaes jama, 4a 10J4 toOs. 64 per dozen; barley, 20s.; preserved traits, 6s. 74; almonds, 2a. ; 170 case and packages fish, up to 8s. 64, 87. per dcien ; 164 boxes macaroni, all faults. At the weekly grain sale they sold Victorian maize, 6a. 1014; barley, 6s.; oats, 3a 1144; flour toils l&s. . GRAIN MARKET. Messrs.- Aixiy, Gloves and Co. report (12th September). Wheat : Withdrew j holders firm at 7.; millers being supplied in meantime, no demand. Malting barley : Ws sold about 800 bags up to 6s. 844 Oats: Easier; feed, 8s. 114,4a 14; Tartarian lots, fair deman4 Peas, 4s. 114 Maise i Gippsland, 6s.; Sydney, 6a. M, AORSE AND DAIRY 6TO0K. Messrs. D. Lovxlock and Co. report (12th Septem bar): Dairy stock: The yards were poorly supplied last week; no really good cows coming forward. We cold up to , but general prices ranged from 6 to 6 10s. ; springera, 4 to 6; dry cows, 86s. to 4 10a Pigs : Bacon pigs sad good porkers stiil find a rsady sal at good prices. W sold carcase pork up to 64 per lb. Fat calves : No really good ones oomlng forward. might have taken possession at any moment But to have taken possession within a certain number of days would have aroused the attention of the authorities, and so "he was not to touch the " land till the month was up." Again, we ask, what is the difference between the board's report and Mr. Belcher's defence 1 Or, in other words, what is the difference between keeping quiet in this case and nob taking possession 1 There is no difference at all, and Mr. Belaher mast have been in a desperate strait for some moans of vindicating himself when he took to hair-splitting of this sorry kind. He would have come out of the affair with a much better reputation if be had been as straightforward and bold all the way through as ha was when he told the board that be was acting as a land agent and not as a member of Council in his relation to Mr. Connor, and that " be never " thought of tbe public interest' while the interest of his client conflicted with it. This is really a plain unsophisticated and very intelligible explanation -of his conduct in connection with the purchase of the Cowie lands ; and it relieves him of the heavy load of moral responsibility which the board cast upon him. Ee does not pretend to do business on patriotio principles; and to plead tbe moral sense in bar of the ousttoms of the market is to leave his withers nit-wrung. In one instance, and in one instance only, is there the slightest ground for his complaint against The Age. When asked by the board whether on being aware of the fact that "a public property " had been sacrificed by being sold at a " price that did not pay for the fence, he " should not have reported it to the de-" partmsnt,"he replied thaf'hewasaware " of it afterwards, but it was not for me " to tell the department that they ought " not to put the land up for sale." Mr. Belcher complains that in transcribing the evidence the word in italics was left out ; but, giving him the benefit of the omission, what does it amount to after all in the face of the confession he makes in the same breath that he did not think he did anything reprehensible in taking every advantage he could of the ignorance of the department 1 Whether he knew the land was fenced before or after the sale of it to his client matters really nothing, so long as he started on the business with the feeling that it was his duty to consult his client's interest in preference to the State's. To clear himself, and to successfully arraign The Age, he must be able to answer this question in the affirmative, namely, Would he, if he had known the land was fenced before the ssle took place, have apprised tie department of the fact 1 If he would, then what becomes of his defence on the ground that he iB under no obliga-gations to . anybody but his client I And if he would not, perhaps his friends will tell us how he has bettered his re-putatiou by calling attention to his dilemma f limited demand, for 'ir't delivery ; forward sales of comsacka. In candles wo note 100 boxea of Schiedam, sound, sold at 8d., d.p.; faulty at 8d., n.c; aUo, 1000 boxes of Brandon's, all faults, taken as they rise, with all risks, at Tfd., ac A line of 300 boxes of Goadas quitted at fyL Kerosene is moving off quietly t an inquiry for Diamond, which is likely to lead to 1000 cases being placed. At the public sales of sugars, owing to the qualities offered not being suitable for immediate requirements, little was done i about 300 bags and pockets only sold ot Mauritius, realising 33 to 33 10a. for greys f 34 6s. for whites; and 34 6s. for nondescript brewers crystals. The Queensland sugars were not sold. Privately, some 600 bags and pockets placed at prices ranging from 25 10a, to 34. Ex Indus, a considerable shipment of co'lee was ofiered at sue turn, but no sales effected, reserrea not being touched. Teas are quiet, and pending the sales announced for the 21st, little doing. Oilmen's stores active. Privately and at auction, over S00 cases of oilmen's stores, Hogarth's, Wyatt's, and Overall's goods, sold pickles from 6s. Ityd, to ?s. 6d.j vinegar, in glass, fromos. 9d. to 7s., bulk Is. Sid. per gal. ; castor oil, up to 7s. Bala oils, up to 18a, 3d.; sauces at Ss. 10)d.; table Bilt, up to 6s., and other lines at fall values. A shipment tl Vulcan tandstickors quitted at Ss. id. In dried fruits we have sales of 227 barrels of corrante, as per sample, at 4gd.; 155 boxes of Elemo raisins, at 6jd.i 154 boxes Sdltanas, at 6d.; and 1000 boxes of figs at 7&d, all as per sample. In fish we hare sales of 600 cases of 1 lb. salmon at 0s, 10Ad.; 100 cases of ling placed to arrive. At auction, sprats, smoked, Bold up to 24s.; red herrings, from 27s. to 80s. Sd., and pickled at 17s. 6d. Hops very firm ; at auction, as per sample, Is. lOd. paid for Cali-fornian, and Is. lid, for inferior Oxl ey ; prime Victorian quitted at 2s. 9d. Malt steady. At the timber sales, lower prices accepted for flooring. A good business done in liquids t 100 eases and 10 quarters of Lucien Bellot's pale brandy placed. Sales of Hennecsys oase at 84s. d,r Otard'r at 80s. In whiskies ws note 60 quarters of Thorn and Cameron's quitted ; 25 quarters of John Boss and Co.'s at Ss. 7$d, and two shipments of Distillery Company's (limited) ; 100 cases of Royal Blend sold up to 20s, ; Mitchell's Boyal Irish and Thistle Blend are moving. In geneva we have sales of JDKZ and Key brand ; Vandeabergh, Yellow Seal, Bell brand, also in request Twenty-five quartern of K.W.P. rum 6old at 4b. 8d. In malt liquors wq have sales of 250 casks of Boar's Head ale, and 300 oases of Boar's Head stoat, at agents' rates. The war premiums have been abolished by the insurance companies in Sydney. Messrs, Gibbs, Bright and Co. announce that the steamers of the Orient line Sorata, leaving Melbourne, 20th inst; Cuzco, 27th inst; Cotopaxi, 11th October will be despatched for tbe November wool sales held in London. The steamers of the Orient line bare resumed the Sues Canal route homeward. The customs revenue collected at -the port of Melbourne this day amounted to 7446 8s. 8d.: pilotage, 54 16s. 2d. The total amount passed for payment on drawbacks was 407 2s, 3d. Btooes in Bond, The following were the stocks in bond at . Melbourne on 9th September, 18S2: Brandy. 40C6 hhda., 18455 cases ; rum, 6474 hhds,, 480 cases; geneva, 25 hhds., 0603 4 'gallon cases, 603 2-galloa cases ; whisky, 61474 hhds., 26,016 cases; gtn (sweetened), 7$ hhds., 1806 cases , cordials, 960 cases ; spirits of wine, 15 casks; other spirits, 60J hhds., 6527 cases; wine, 2848 hhds., 18,31)0 cases ; beer, 1175 hhds., 20,297 oases and casks ; tobacco (manufactured), 277 quarter-tierces, 2 kegs, 911 three-quarter, boxes aud boxes, 4786 cases ; tobacco (unmanufactured), 161 tierces, hhds. and casks, 186 caaes, 310 bales, 616 boxes ; candles, 416 chests, 4857 boxes; cigars, 811 cases; kerosene, 59,211 cases; flour, 6 bags; cocoa and chocolate, 1 181 packages ; coffee, 2403 bags, 42 tierces, 1 caek, 18 cases, 568 barrels ; chicory, 218 packages ; opium, 831 packages : oats, 11,616 bags ; hops, 281 packages ; rice, 35.443 bags, 819 tons ; salt, 63,774 bags ; vinegar, 444 casks, 629 cases ; tea, 1477 chests, 167,099 half-cheste, 135,221 boxes ; sugar (Mauritian), 82,929 bags, 3042 pockets; other ports, 46,641 baskets, 169 bags, 23 mats ; refinery, 1740 tons j 1840 cases and casks. The following are the shipments of gold and specie per theB.M.8, Clyde, whioh left the Bay. on Tuesday, 12th September Gold t Bank of Victoria, 6 boxes gold bars, 7965 07. 6 dwt.: Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris, 4 boxes goltt bars, 6065 oz, 18 dwt. lSgr.; Oriental Bank, 4 boxes gold bars, 4956 oz, 15 dwt 15 gr.; Union Bank, 2 boxes gold bars, 2460 oz, 2 dwt 10 gr.;. total, 16 boxes, containing 20,447 oz. 17 dwt. 19 gr., value. 81,602 10s. fd. Specie ; Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris, 2 boxes sovereigns, 9000 ; Oriental Bank, 2 boxes sovereigns, 10,000 total, 4 boxes, value, 19,000, Total value of treasure nhlpment, contained in 20 bases, 100,602 10s. 7d. The inspector of the bnks' clearing boose reports the following exchanges for the past four weeks : bmmraus, It cs milk, 86 pkgi fruit, 8 cs gaa flrtings, 6 pkgs books, 18 sheep, 1 carriage, 8 pkgs machinery, a kgs merchaniUse, I cs books. Johum, fox Apia, S. B. Islands: 80 bgs sugar, 88 cs biscuile, 50 cs flour. Richmond, for Circular Head, 4c.: 8 pkgs tents, 20 pkgs candles, 146 pkgt metalware, 6 pkgs glassware, AS caaes fruit, SO pkgs sugar, ISfi pkga timber, 8 pkgs oonis:iiooery, II pkca provisions, Ac. ,6 pkgs sundries. PenoU, far Adelaide), Ac.: 7 doors, 4 sash weights, 4 columns, 7 pkgs Ur, 182 pkgs aire, 12 pkgs saw-diut, 14 sheep, 5 pkgs. shtcp dip, 177 pkg turnery, S&0 bgs potatoes, 1 water-lilt, 66 pkgs tea, hf to sugar, lOcs kuroaane, 18 pkga ale and stout, 16 pkgs provisions, ice, 3 pkga metalKare, 6 pkgs furniturt, 47 cs fruit, 5S pkgs merchandise. SL Hilda!, for Gr-?)-mouth: 6 cs provistons, 11 hhd vinfgar, 2 bgs apparel, 11 pkgs tobacco and altars, 10 cs brandy, 9 vs pickles, 106 bxs candles, 200 bgs rice, 20 cs bundries, 4 pkgs woodware, 16 cs claret, 64 pkgs hardware, 20 dims trila, 30 pkgs manufactured metalii, 76 pkga oilmen's ftore, SO ca castor oil, ( qr-cks sherry, 2 qr-cks port, 6 pkgs machinery 16 ca ale, 16 pkga papa-hangings, 31 kgs nails, 200 pkgs 23 tns sutrar, 43 cs eakes, 11 pkgs glass, 690 bgs flour, 4 qr-cks wine, 6 pkgs saddlery, 8 pkgs implements, 10 cs fruit, 3 bdls galvanised iron, 810 bgs chaff, 70 cs dynsmite, 126 kgs butter. Rlncarouma, for Blud Harbor : 0 pkgs atone, 4 pkgs water lifter, 12 stontu, 16 bis gunnies, 200 hga Bods dust, 26 pkgs tobacco aud cigars, S02 pkgs ta, 1440 bas sugar, 86 pkt.'S wine, 0 cs geneva, 10 pkgs whisky, 1 cs jewellery, 6 pkgs coufectionerv, ICS pkt- oilmen's stores, ic, 49 pkgs drapery, 4 pkgs metal-ware, 44 pkgs earthenware and glassware, 14 pkgs leatherwars, 4c, 44 pkgs stationery and booku, 11 pkh't printing materials, 188 cs fruit, 10 pkga flour, 28 pk;-a drugs, sc., 4 pkgs plants and seeds, 60 pkgsmer chundise. Clydv, for London i 913 bla a ool, 09 bis leather, 8 cs beeswax, 166 bis skins, 470 Ingts tin, 8 cks seal skins, 11 pkga merchandise, I cs hardware, 130 cs win a, 1 brl 50 bgs flour, 2 bgs oats, 44 ee potatoes, 2 cs specimens, 1 waygonette, 7 pkgs machinery, 5 cs provisions, StJ be poUaid, S bgs wheat, original cargo from Sydney. Tire Casino left Belfast 4.35 p.m. on the 11th, rounded Cape Otway at 11.20 n.m,, entered the Heads at 6.40 a.m., and arrived at WflU&mstown at 8.40. a. m. Experienced V. and N.W, winds, dull, cloudy weather aud smooth sea throughout tbe passage. Tbb wall known Aberdeen clipper barque Ethiopian arrived yesterday, after encountering from the Cape of Good Hope most tempestuous weather, which although not having dune any particular damage, has nevertheless shown that tbe tight little vessel has not escaped scathless totbemoveables,&c,andaboutthe decks. She is stdl under ths command of Cant. Allan, who reports of the passage as foOows : Left London ou the 19th Of Juoe, and passed tbe Lizards on the 23rd, having met with westerly winds all tbe way down channel. Variable contrary winds from N.W. to S.W. followed until tbe SOtb, when a light wind from the N.E. set In, and continued until reaching 12 north. Calms and light southerly airs then, so far Impeded progress that tbe equator was not crossed before 28rd July on the thirtieth day out In 27 west. The S.E. trades were changeable to 10 south, when they became steadier, but only luted to 21 south. Moderate to fresh S.W. galea followed and brought the vessel to tbe meridten of Greenwich on the lltb of Augost in 88 south, aud the Cape of Good Hope on the ISth (63 days out) In 42 south. The east Ing was thence made In about 48 south, with fresh Slea from N.W. to W.S.W., and fearfully heavy seas, ne Leuwin was passed on the 8rd Inst., Cape Otway on the 101 b, and Port Phillip Heads on tbe lltb, when Eba brought up In Caple Bound until yesterday morning. Tub bq. Gltanilla after a lengthy passage from Kobe arrived yesterday with a full cargo of rice. One great cause of detention was the severe weather existing lately on our coast, and which kept her in the Straits for over 15 days. She left Kobe on tbe 6th of June, and had light variable airs ths fiat 6 days, when she had only reached 20.20 north and 140.16 east Light sirs and calms followed to the equator, crossed ou the Stb of July in 161 east, when light easterly winds and calms were bad to 5 south, where tbe S.E. trades commenced and lasU'd until reaching 25 south and 155 east ; heavy westerly gales were then bad for four duya. Kent's Group was made on tbe 29th of August, and from there a continuation of N.W. and westerly gales prevailed to arrival. On the 27th of August, in 89 south and 149 east, tbe barque Dorwent Hunter was sighted, hove to. Captain Kirkpatrick aUo re ports having spoken tbe barque Ardentinnj , 77 days out, from the Philippine islands on the 22nd of August Tns s. City of Adelaide, from Sydney, arrived in Hobsou'fl Bay at 3 a.m. yesterday, having left Port Jackson Beads at 8 p.m. on the Olu inst.. and experienced light variable winds and fine weather all the passage. Tub bq. Briar Holme, from Adelaide for Newcastle, passed Cape Otway yesterday. Ths ecu. Tommy, from (be River Leven ths 2nd Inst., met with very heavy westerly qales shortly after leaving, aud from which she took shelter for five days in Emu Bay ; since leaving there moderato northerly and westerly winds were had. The sch. Julius, with a cargo of bark, arrived yesterday from Malaooota Inlet, having left there on (be 1st Inst, and fresh northerly winds to Cape Everard, when a heavy N.W. gale eet, and after contending against it for tweiity.four hours sho put into Rabbit bland, and remained ehelterlng there for six days. Slnco leaving moderate N.E. winds were mot with to arrival. Tub k. Abstainer, from Glppsland Lakes, left the Entrance on the 30th ult and had light N.N.W. windB for a tew hours, when it shifted to the W.g.W., and blew bo bard that shelter was taken in Waterloo Bay for seven days. Afterwards northerly and N.E. winds were met with to arrival. Tbe s. Dawn, from Portland, Belfast and Warrnam bool, arrived in Hobson's Bay yesterday at 0.16 a.m., having left Warrnambool at 6.10 p.m. on the previous dato, and experienced light N.W. winds all tbe pas sago. The b. Hero, from New Zealand via Sydney, passed Wilson's Iromontory at noon yesterday, and should reach Hobson's Bay early this morning. Tue 8. Macedon, which has been undergoing her usual annual overhaul, la now almost ready for sea again, ant) will bo able to leave on her advertised date for Western Australia. The refit on this occasion has been a complete one, and the vessel looks equal to new again, and h In every way in first clsss order. Tub Norwegian bq. Schwanden arrived yesterday afternoon from Frederlckstadt via Adelaide, with a full cargo of timber. She left the former port on the 26th May, when, after :-n uneventful passage, she reached Adelaide on the 6th inst., and left on the 8th with mod ei ate north and ti.W. winds, which brought her to Cape Otway, passed on.Monday night, and to Port Phillip Beads yestardny morning. Notwithstanding the long passage of the barque she has been brought Into port In first class order. Tub small coasting: arrivals of last night werothe Martha, from Malllcoota Inlet, Albert, from Watatah Bay, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, from Glppsland Lakes, Warbawk from Western Port, and Twins, from Port Albert With the exception of tbe Wilfrid Lawson and Warbawk, they report having bad bad weather, strong N.W. winds and gales prevailing. Tbe Twins sheltered in Waterloo Bay for six days. Tub bq. Reconnaissance was telegraphed as having arrived at Port Phillip Beads last evening. The a. Nelson, from Newcastle, arrived at Port Phillip Heads last evening, and should reach Hobson s Bay during the night, wben she would be taken along side the coal hulk City of Melbourne to dicharge her cargo of coal. A STEursR supposed to be the Ocean, bound to Adelaide, passed Capt Otway last evening. Tub steamers Southern Cross for Launeeston, Penola for Adelaide, and Ringarooma for New Zealand, left the Bay yesterday. Thb Orient a. Cuzco, having met with quick de apatoh In tbe discharging of her cargo from London, resumed her voyage yesterday, leaving the Bay for Sydney at 6 a.m., aud passing through the Heads at 0.10 a.m. Tub bq, Robin Hood, with a cargo of timber from Ealpard, arrived last nleht, and reports the following vessels loadiug or loaded Barque Catherine Jane and brig Lyra, for this port : schooners Jerfalcon, Fearless, and barque Caberfeldb, for Adelaide. The Robin Hood left on the 18th ult., and met with S, W. to N.W. winds all tbe passage, at times blowing very hard. ILBODBME SOePIIAIv ANNUAL BALL, TOWN HALL. . WEDKEBTXAy, 16U OCTOBEB. INDEX TO ADVERTI3EMEKTB. Medical .. S Ueetlngf,LsctUTs,4& S Merchandise, 4c. M 1 Mining Notioe 3 Mlaslng Friends 1 Money X Protessioaal Engaga. meats ., , 1 Publications S PublloNot.ee ,. t-3 Sales by Auction 2 Shipping .. I Situations Wanted 1 Situation Vacant 1-S Banks and Public Compania . Births, Marriages and Deaths Board and Residence Buudlng Material .. Businesses and Partnerships .. Conveyances .. Dress and Facbloa Educational .. Electlos Notices f mural Notices . Houses and Land to Lt Bouses and Land for Sal .. Houaa and Land Wanted Lost aad Found Lew Notice ., Machmary and Iron- founders .. Soeclal Stocks and Sbars .. Stock and Stations , Tenders .. M Volunteer Notices . Wasted to Sell ,. Wanted to Buy ,. Wine, Spirits and Provisions M POST OFFICE NOTIOJtS. Ship mail will be made up as follow:- Ad KLxiDa Victorian, September, 14, 1 p.m.; Mace-don, September 16, 10 a-m. BTpmrr. City of Adelaide, September IS, 1 p-m.; Cheviot, September 16, uoon ; Lindus, StpUmbar IS, noon: Lyeemoon, September 16, 1p.m.; Barra . bool, September 18, noon. TatuuBU. Eak, September IS, 0 am. Wjutikv Anruus. Macedon, September 10, 10 MELBOURNE; WEDNESDAY, 13ts SmzHSiB, 1881 Isz hon. Mr. Belcher, in the Council last night, gave what he hoped was a satisfactory explanation of his conduot with regard to the purchase of the Cowie's Creek land, on which a board had recently been appointed at the instance ot Mr. Bees to report. Mr. Belcher began by impugning the constitution of the board, and throwing discredit on its impartiality. The chairman was his accuser, he said, and the witnesses were coaxed into giving their impressions rather than stating facts ; and in commenting on the evidence he complained that The Age bad put it together in such a way as to misrepresent binv, To take the latter statement first, what The Age said waa said in very nearly the same words as the board reported, namely, that the land in question ought not to have been sold ; that the allotments Were put up with no allowance for improvements ; that Mr. Belcher knew a blunder had been committed; that he advised Mr. King to keep quiet till after tbe time for protest had expired; and finally that "Messrs. " Belcher and Connor arrived at " an understanding before the sale "which resulted in there being " no competition for the various " allotments." This is what the board reported, and this is what The Age repeated; and though Mr. Belcher " solemnly assured" the Council last night " that there was no such under-" standing," we are bound to say that the evidence points to the opposite con. elusion. It is clear, at any rate, that some of the witnesses were of opinion that the land would have fetched a higher price if there had been any competition; and that there was no competition because nobody except Mr. Belcher and Mr. Connor really knew that the land waa to be Sold in . real earnest. "There was no person suspected f .it would be sold," is the testimony of Mr. John Thompson. " I would have " had a bid for it myself." to fact, what is the admission contained in the following answers of Mr. Belcher himself to tho board but an admission that he and Mr. Connor "understood" one another, in the sense of each knowing what the other wanted 1 "28. Ths day of sal. came, and yon acted u hi, (King's) agent? 1 did. 727. Ana you were there by virtue of bid in. strnctions to carry out fkis InatractionB ? Tos. 728. How far did yon do that? When I was in the room Mr. Connor came np to me and said, "I want this lot," putting his 6nger on the plan lying on the counter. I said, "1 am authorised to bay thia for a person". (I did not say who it waa) : " I cannot let you have it." He intimated that he must have it. I took it for granted that if 1 did not let him have this he would run King up for this other. 729. Was it a kind of " knock-out!" Ho ; I took it for granted. 730. Yon could not aot for two persona in the same interest f No ; I would bo sorry to do so. 731. Having received instructions from King to try the whole at 5, you could not enter into a oontract with "any other person ? I thought it was better to let Mr. Connor have .that, as it would not interfere with Mr. King getting this. 732. Wae your objeot in making that arrange-ment to avoid paying the additional price which you would have had to pay by his competition ! Something like that, but there wot no speaking about it. If all this does not amount to a knockout in the popular sense of the word, it approaches perilously near it. If a knock out is not " an arrangement to " avoid paying an additional price," which most have been paid if there had been any competition, we should like Mr. Belcher to give a more scientific definition of it. He seems to fancy that the bargain was divested of its immoral character because " there was no Speak-" ing about it," but we don't think he will find many persons to appreciate bis casuistry. If there was " no speaking about it," it was because the two parties to the transaction understood each other ; and this is precisely what the report quoted by The Age affirmed. But Mr. Belcher is still more aggrieved that he should be represented by the board to have advised his client King to keep quiet after he bought the land till the expiry of the thirty days during which the Crown has a right to cancel the sale. Mr. Belcher avers that what he did say to King was that " he should not enter "into possession." Now We confess, while perfectly willing to give Mr. Belcher all the benefit' that can be derived from the ditference in the two statements, we are still unable to see that the difference is other than a verbal one. What we find Mr. Belcher saying in his evidence is as follows :- 767. Subsequent to the sale did you havo any con? creation with any on. as to the necessity of keeping qniet for thirty days ? Yes. I may state that, from ths time that this matter was first mentioned in the House until this very day, directly or indirectly, I have had no comtnunica. tion with Mr. King ; I never saw him till this day. I wrote to him to say "I have secured your allotments," mentioning the number bought, "at the upset price, S ; come in and settle it." He came in ; and. before he came lu, I heard (whether from Mr. O'Connor or whoml cannot say, but it was after the sale) that the land was fenced. When he came in, 1 said, " It appears yon have made a very good bargain." 1 told him he never mentioned to me the land was fenced, a. said, " You havo done a very good thing ; ii I were you I would not take possession of the Umrl, as there is a month allowed, and it miehtpe eancolled. 739.V You thought then it was yonr duty, in the Intottsti of public affairs, to keep noid, and not let HL be publicly known, in order that the sale miout be cancel led ? I garo the same advice I have always given not to touch the land till the month is up, , . 790. You discovered on that day that this ai a reserro that you bad purchased that ft was an extraordinary good bargain, and yon made thai Statement to youroliontf "You have madft S good bargain, and if i wore you I would not take possession, test it might be cancelled." May I ask why yon considered that necessary (For fear It might be cancelled, Here, we see then that the motive which fiMriated MjBeleher .m telling King tvH td'falfe possession ws tA tpp rrN(- -i aisagreeaDie consequences. --tmrioctea, and King M HOBSQVS BAY. BlSB Watuu-TIus day, .20 Lm.; 8.86 pjn. WlMD AW Vi tilBHL Septem ber is. 0 a.m. : West, light, cloudy, ahowery ; bu., 80.18 ; ther., 63. 1 p.m.: toutb, lk-iit, cloudy, doll ; bar., 30. IS ; ther., 63. 1p.m.; South, llfat, buy, fin; bur., 80,20; ARBJVED. XRWBIR 12. Culoo, ., 426, Thomas Boyd, from BeUait 11th init Passengers saloons Mr. Gfiuatooo and child. Mini tiUditone, Mis Uwnphrora, Mr. Twaita ; ami 2 in lb iteeraiie. C. B. Putou and Co., acanu. Civy of Adelaide, c, 1200, IX Walker, from 6ynej 9th inst. PtLaseDgera-ea)oon : Mr. ar-d Mrs. J. Jeooer, lira. B. Tioehuxtt, Mr. Oamond, Mias Bom. Mia U. Kioc, Uosars. 6. Weston, A. T. Clark, E. Ticebaret, W, J. Wells, E. Noble. D. Jonea, H. Joney, A. CbamuUa, J. Wester, T. O. Hunt, T. KJrkbam, O. A. Carran, Knight, E. H. Dufty, J. Ward, K. E. Cooke, W. Gufoyle, O. Dixon ; aud 60 In the ateeragu, Y, fiiddeley and Co., agent. Diwn, s., S50.T. V. Smith, from Portland, Beltaat and Varrnambcol 11th ipse Paaaeuaera saloon : Mrs. S. iiacland, Mrs. M'Flf, Mi, and Master CrolL Mn. MCarthy. Mr. and Mrs. Sara, Ml&see Marshall (2), MUsM. Bniltb, Mrs. Terrell, Miss M' Donald, Miu Campbell, Messrs. W. M'Kinney. Shaddock, M. Hen. Beny, Clarke. U. Udds. M. M'Carthy, Win. Hall, Capuun Scrowcroft ; and 2J la the steerage. Pigott 'Bros, and Co., scents. Ethiopian, bt;., tS9, 5L Allan, from London 10th June, and lizards ssrd. Dalgety, Blackwood and Co., GluuulU, bq.. 372, Kirkpitrick, from Kobe 8lh June, Pasengr cabin : Mr, J. Baker. J. F. &l'Ket zieaad Co., agents, Tommy, sch., fit), J. cott, from Blver Leven 2nd inat J. B. EUerher, apant. Abttaiuar, k., Hi J. CaUeriiiaoh. fxim Balraadale, Gippsland Lakes, SOtb uH. G.L.Sj-n, Co., agents. Julio, (eh., 4B, J. Dahl, from MalUoooU Inlet 1st last. U Levy, aceoL Schttnadep, Norwegian bo., 657, 8. A Ganderson, from Frederickstaadt 2&tb May via Adelaide 8th lust. loid and Hugbes, aants. Martha, tea., 40, A. M'Lachlan, from MaUcoota ; Inlet 1st inat. Master, Hnt ' Albert, scb., 45, H. Pry, from Waratah Bay. j Witch er and Walker, agents. Gazelle, a,, 76, J. Leitb, from Western Port 10th icst. Paawnirers cabta-. Messrs, Akhurstaad West. Wischer and Walker, agents. , , Sir Wilfred Laweon, It, 65, A. Anderson, from Cipwtaod Lakes Btb init. A Brown, agent. Wrha.wk, k., 4L, W. Woodbury, from Western Port 0th Inst, Master, agent. Twins, k. , 40, A. Hannah, from Part Albert 2nd Inst. susicT, agent. Bobln Hood, be., 297, Colin M'Donald, from Eat-piralSthulL Master, agent. CLEARED OUT. SCTTSMBS 12. St. KUda, 109, John Connor, lor Gxeymontlh. H. G. Cook, agent, Hertha, 6&8.T. Ncaler, for Guam. Hogg, Robinson and Co., amenta. Suez, 1337, C. Mayment, for London, ria" Port Augusta. S. deBeerandCo., agents. Penola, 310, George Worledge, for Port Macdonnell, &c Piaott Bros, and Co., agents. Richmond, 165, Daniel Anthoo, for Circular Head, ice. Nrpperand See, agents. Jobano, 48, Wll,.am Rtilrers, for Apia, South Sea Islands. X Kronhetmer and Co., agents. Biugarooms, 63, Jas.' Edie, for Bluff Harbor, Passengers cabin : Mr. and Mrs. Lomax, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Jv K. Hutchcn, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ladd, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and family (3), Mrs. M. A Wells, Mrs. John Galvin, Mrs. Book, Mrs. C. J. Parsons, Mrs. June Roberts and child, Mrs. N. WatArhonse, Miss Bock, Misa Connolly, Mies Parsons, Lord L. Clifford, Rev. J. Bodtcraya, Messrs. J. L. Roberta, M'lvor, O.J, Parsons, Baiid, Henry Gray.W.Roas, W. Murray, C. F. Delves, G. Falkner, F. Falkner, W. J. Clark, W. Coull, R, Brown, Mttahell, W. R. G. Hayward; and 80 fn the steerage. M'Meckan, Blackwood aud Co., ageux Southern Gross, 600, Thomas Capurn, for Lauocee-ton. Passengers ealoon : Mr. and Mrs, Daly, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Genders, Mr. and Mrs. Tulloch, Mrs. A. iggs, Mrs. Brequbt, Misses Archer, Ballantine, Todd, Messrs. Rosoles, C. Seal, W. Jackson, Ruehton, Jorome, Lowman, M. Genders, G. Gibson, W. Gibson, jun., P. W. Archer, C. B. Grubb, H. ConneTl, C. Sand-berg, Eyre, Tiffonl ; and S5 in the steerage. Charles Hudson, agent. Clyde, 2244, E. M. Edmond, for London via Adelaide. &c Passongers saloon : For Glenelg Rev. B J. and Mrs. Cooke, Mr. and Mrs. Fenton, Mr, and Mrs. S. Gulley, Mrs. P. Eorr, Misaes Priestly, De Moore, BUgh, Martin, Rev. J. Stretch, Rer. Drought, MesErs. S. Isaacs, E. R, PriesLtey, WhlUater, U. C. Jacobs, R. Appltton, a Hart, W. R. Bligh, G. C. Knight, E. Denbam, 0. T. Searll, J, Crocker, T. Micleod, A. Macleod, D. R. Long, F. G. Patterson, J. C. Klrby, W. R, Findlay, A. Hart. A. W. Stirling, Peatland, Jos. Minto. W. Allan, W. Cooke, J. A. Wilson, and Fuller. Tor King George's Soand Captain Edgar, Mr. ken-diueau. For Bombay General Fulton, Lieut. E. J. T. Wood, Rev. A. C. Pearson, Messrs. H. Pane, T. Carrol, Duxanci and native servant, IX B. Horn. For Venice The Right Rev. the Bishop of Tasmania, Mrs. Bromby, Misses Bromby ) Muses Smith (S), Mr. and Mrs. Caisera and children (2), Mr. E. H. Grimwade. For London Mr. and Mrs. Neave, Mr. and airs, Wiseman, childran (3), Infanta (2) and nnrse, Miss Carell, Messrs. F. C Neave, W. Eatwt A. L, Sraverfl. Get); Withers, agent. B T ELEQTRIO TELEGRAPSU .PORT PHILLIP HEADS. SaiLro. Beptnber 12, ' Clyde, B.M.B., for London. Tenolai e. for Adelaide. Capi Otway, Setmbei 12. Inward, 8 ajn.: Brier fcoline, bo. Wnios PiujMOirroET, September. Inward, 11.25 ajh.t Bores t, Swmom, SeptembarS. 'Magnolia, Gob,, anchored, weather bound. BELFAsrSaiied, September 11. Casino, for Mel-bourne. Btdsbt. Arrived, September 11. Glaucua, from Adelaide ; Catterthun, from Melbourne ; Destrees, tram Noumea; Arawata, from New Zo?,!and, Sep lamber 12. Nemesis, from Melbourne. Sailed, September 11 Leleuardt, for Rockbampton ; Thyra. for Melbourne ; Dawn of Hope, for Gaatong ; iiorthern tar, foi Noumea. Netcastls. Arrived, Beptember 12. Dcc'.ma, from Melbounie. Sailed, September 11. Dumfriesshire, for Ean Francisco ; Iris, for Adelaide ; Tar&nmug, for Melbourne ; Emperor, for Lyttelton. Bai base. Arrived, September lLi Katoomba, and Tou Yangs, from Sydney. Saileo1, 8cptomber IL Egmont, for Sydney; Lady Bowcn, for Rockhampton. - AnrxiiDS. Arrived, September 1L Claud Bamil-loo, from Melbourne. September 11 Southern Belle, Jrom Newcastle. Sailed, September 11. Rob Boy, for West Australia; Belana far Tasmania. MDRRAY, UCRRUMBIDGEE OVENS AND GOULBURN RIVERS. TtTESDAT, 12ra Seftruber. Svran-hi!,Uft.abovesummerlevel. Echnca, 20 ft. 5 d. above summer level. Wabguoyab, 12 ft. S In, above summer level. Bourke, 6 in. above summer level. Walgett, 6 ft, above summer level. Brewar-rina,.Il in. above summer level. Pooncarla, 4 ft, 2 tn. above Eununer level. Euaton.13 ft 7 In. above summer level. Balranald, 11 f l 7 in. above summer levl. Hay, IS ft 8 In. above summer IsveL Went-worth, 18ft. o in. ftbovo summer level. Wllcannla, 1 ft. 6 in. above summer level. Menindle, 6 ft. 1 in. above summer level. Seymour, 6 tU above summer level Bar won, 4 ft 6 in. above summer level. Namot, falling, Albury, 8 f i. 0 in. above aummor level. Wagga, 9 ft. 10 in. above summer leveL Narandera, 1 ft above bummer level. Guudagsi, 5 ft.labove summer level. Nobtb-webt Besd. Arrived, September 11.-Bre-warrlna, a,, frornMannum Gem, s.,from Weatwortb; ;ilecoy, ., from Wentworth. ' EoatrcA. Sailed, September 12. Burrabogie, p., bo barge, for Tocumwal with general cargo. K ! . WEATHER TELEGRAM. KuBouun Observatory, September 13. S p!m.-j-South CoiaL-Portland to Part Phillip i Barometer rlsinsr, fresh 8.W. and westerly winds, loudy and showery weather, with rough sea. Port fhillip to Wilson's Promontory t Barometer rising, westerly winds, cloudy squairy weather, and rough soa. MEAN TIME. September 12. The time ball dropped at Wflliama-town: lb. 0m. 0.0s. September IS. Post Offica Clock, at 1 p.m.: Oh. 0m. 2.2s. fast IMPORTS 8 arnoCEBs 12. Cifiino, from Belfast: S40 bgs potatoes, 20 bgi bones, 20 tcs sundries. City of Adelaide, from Sydney : 4000 rots sugar, 70 hhds molasses, 100 cks tallow, 60 oka rum, 200 cs marmalade, 70 cs claret, 800 bgs flee, 200 pkga tea, 60 bbkta oysters, 10 cs beans, 60 cs wma, 20 cs cuenra-here, 50 cs nutmeg, S bgs floor, 80 pkga chairs, 48 bis cassia, 80 bgs pepper, 50 cs beer, 20 mts dates, ISO Ingts copper, 26 cs whisky, 24 cs old torn, 10 cs rum, EOO bgs maize, 2000 cs fruit, 200 kgs oyetorn, 100 pkga, Dawn, from Portland, Belfast and Warrnacnbool; 361 bgs potatoes, 21 cs cheese, id a tet 17 pk& butter, 2 bis skim, 3 bis leather, I orts fowls, 8 cs flsh, 100 pigs, 88 pkga and eflects. Ethiopian, from London : 760 Bteel rails, 895 bdls 1 sh plates, U bis Duodees, 1000 cs glucoie, 15 cs type, 3 cs billiard materia, 998 pgs lead. 1 cs hose, 1 cs snuff, 7 bla canvas, IS smith's bellows, 2 cs marble and alabaetxr, 81 bli corks, 180 crte 82 cks 1 cs bottles, 13 cks springs, 88 pkgs forntture. 85 brls alum, 36.456 boards, 2 cs saddlery, 1 cs leather doth, 8 tnkj c?d, 100 cs sardines, 2 cs leather, 78 cs iral vanised Iron. 413 buls hoop Iron. 692 bndtl wire 46 budis' wire netting, 3 cs bedsteads, 23 pkKB hardware, 0 qr-cks 100 cs whisky, 66 qr-cks rum, 200 cs geneva," 1 20 cs 200 cks bottled beer, 86 ca champagne, 16 hhds 409 qr.ck? 1000 cs brandy, 800 bxs candles, 7 tks 8ev os oilmen's stores. 80 ootva 120 Sr-eks wins, 60 brls ourrantr, 214 pkga books, sta ouery and prlntinir material. 6 cs booke, 6 cs 109 bis paper, 24 pkga grindery, 8 cf toys and fancy goods, 8 pkge electro plate, 1 piiuo, 8 pkg china, lass and earibcnware, 3 cs drags, 1 csk putty, 21 pkga paints, lldrmsolf. 754 pkgs oils and pitntt, 476 pko toiu goods, 42 pkKi I OI t anil la, frtjm Kobe i 6940 bgs (680 tos) rice. . Tommy, from River Leven i IS Igs blackwood, 6000 , 6-ft palings, 7000 6 ft. palings. Abstainer, front Balrnadale : 840 birs bark, 4000 ft lawn timber, 1 ck tallow, and a number of sheep : eUirifl. ' Julius, from ilallicooU Inlet t 600 bgs bark, I Scbwandfin, from Frederickstaadt i 823 standard planed boards. Martha, from Malacoota Inlet : 400 bgs bark, 8000 spokes. ... Albert, from Waratah Bay : 550 b j lime. Gazelle, from Western Port: 200 bgs chicory, a euautity of machinery (diamond drill). Sir Wilfrid Lawson, from Glppaland Lakes l 400 bgs and a quantity of loose bark, a number of empty vhawk, from Western Port ; 120 tna firewood. Twins, from Port Albert ! 10 tni leather, 8 tns son dtl(f. Robin Hood, from Hainan i 20,000 ft flitches. 40,000 I ft sawn timber and 180,000 ft dressed Kauri timber. Included in the manlfMt of the Avenger, from ; London, Is tbe following conitsnment: I 2 tanks Elems raisins and 102 barrels ourrantl, for ! Wm. Peterson and Co. Adyt , Included In the manifest of ths EtblopUu are the ! following : I tank hard almonds, 1 tank Nlm almondt, 1 cask Brazil nnts, 1 tank Barcelona nuts, 10 eaaks herrings a la sardlnei!, 60ca bftlf-plnt salad oil, 20 cases pint do. do., 10 cases quart do. do., 20 cases pint do, castor oil, 25 cases half-pint do. do., 29 eases half-pint sauces (Lea and Penin'i), 10 cases ceidlitz powders, 0 casks Everett's blacking 2 cases Corlgliano juice, 2 cases Gratto do., 2 eases C, and U. Ilqnorke, 100 boxes macaroni, 41 boxes vermicelli, 80 casks salt pctro, 20 casks pulphnr, 1 tank hemp seed, 1 tank ctnarv seed, ltank Bnlit peas, 1 tank candled peel, 76 cases Bolbrook's half. pint sauces. 26 eases do. pint sauces, 1 case Cockle's pills, 1 case Holloway's pills and ointment, for U'-frenoeand Adam. Advt. EXPORTS. SifraVBiiR 13. Suez, fdr London via Port Augusta : Oca oil, ID bgs camphor, 0 pkga opossum skins, 87 bis kins, 16 bis leather, 0 bis feathers, 4 bis basils, 4 cks salted pelts, 188 bgs wool, 1 cs plants. Southern Cross, from Launeeston t 1 uki tobacco. 42 pkgsj drapery, 7 pkgi boota. 3 pkgs leatherwars, 4 trt, iron. 6 pkn feathet, 8 qr-cks whisky, 20 pkgs tea, 4ft pki sbsAwuiL 84 pigs furuHnrd. 60. bs broottk wafi.u pkg gWoaties, fi cs lOTlng mafblcws, X hx Cptap, 84 ITHWS OF TEE DAT. : ' The Highland Brigade, which, reached I-maiiia from Alexandria on the 2nd inst., and waa ordered to the front last week, is now hurrying to loin the refit of the army at Eaa. aaroin. The Intense heat has, however, delayed i&s march, hundred, of death, having' occurred amongst the troop, through sunstrokif. . 8xf Garnet Wohieley would havo pursued the if. vantage which he achieved over the Egyptian army on Saturday hut, and have attempted to at ono, oarry Tel-el-Kebir, but he' thought ft imprudent to do so in the absence of the Highlander,, All the troop, of tha regular army hitherto eta tioned at Iarnalia are now en route for Kal-earoin. and it is stated that Sir Garnet Wolaeley has entirely abandoned the former place. It Is probable, however, that the marines have been thought adequate to th, task of holding it, Arabl Pasha's troop, having quite enough to do fn obstructing the onward inarch of the British without deploying any troop, in that direction. Everything ia now In readineaa for the general advance on Cairo, which will be undertaken immediately on the arrival of ths contingent now on its way from Ismailia. Sir Garnet TOolaeley has before him a march of about 80 rotles along the railway routa from Kaasaroin to Cairo, with the fortified poat. tiona of Tel-el-Kabir and Ez Zakatik to deal with on his way. He has therefore no doubt exercised a wise discretion in determining to utilise the full strength of the troops at hi, disposal in the somewhat hazardous task before him. The death is announced by cable of the Bight Hon. Sir George Grey, at the advanced age of 83, The deceased statesman occupied for more than forty years a prominent position in English politics. Ho was the son of Sir George Grey, Bart., a prominent Whig official, and nephew of Earl Grey, whoee name is in. disaolnbly associated with the passage of the Reform Bill of 1,832. It woe in that year that Sir George Grey first entered Parliament at membrr for Devonport, whioh constituency he continued to represent till 1847, when he was returned for North Northumberland, where the family property is situated. In 1834 Sir Grey Grey was appointed Under-Secretary of State for tho Colonies, and occupied various subordinate positions in successive Liberal Administrations until 1841, when his party were driven from office before the rising star of Sir Robert Peel. In 1846, on the defeat of the Peel Ministry, Sir G. Grey was raised to the Cabinet in the Government of Lord John Russell as Home Secretary. In this capacity he showed great taot in dealing with the difficult episodes of the Chartist agitation, hie conduct being moderate and judicious, and his manner concUiatcry. In 1847 Sir George Grey was defeated for North Northumberland, and took refuge in the Earl . of Carlisle's pocket borough of Morpeth, a small town in South Northumberland. Joining the Aberdeen Ministry in 1854, Some time . after its formation, Sir .Geo. Grey held Cabinet office in tho PalmerBtoo and Russell Administrations which succeeded it, going out of power with the latter States, mon in 1866. Curing Lord Falmerston's rtpt'me, Sir Geo. Grey generally represented his ohief in the House of Commons during hs tatter's frequent enforced absences, Lord Falmerston preferring Sir George's eminently safe qualities to the fervid but sometimes compromising brilliancy of the Chancellor of the. xohequer, Mr, Gladstone. During the reign of the first Gladstone Ministry, Sir Geo, Grey gave them n Independent support, retiring from Parliament at the general election of 1874, when, despite his long services in the Liberal cause; he seemed likely to be displaced by the able representative of working class interests, Mr. ThoB. Burtt, who still worthily represents the constituency. Sit Geo. Grey was an hereditary rather than a con-vinced Liberal, but he did good service to the popular cause in times rvhen it waa not quite so. easy or so common as it is now for men of aristocratic connections to ally themselve, with the party of progress. The manager 6f the Telegraph department bos received a communication from Durban, South Africa, dated 11th Inst, and stating . " Communication with Cape Town inteN rupted." The mail steamer Clyde, for London, with mails, passengers and cargo, took her departure from the WiUiamstown Railway Pier at seven o'olock yesterday morning. The vessel cleared Port Phillip Heads at eleven o'olock, and passed Cape Otway at a qnarter to five in the afternoon. . The passengers numbered 68, Including the Right Eev. Dr. Bromby, Bishop of Tasmania. Amongst the cargo was gold and specie to the value of 100,602 10s, 7d. Nearly the whole of yesterday's sitting of the Assembly was devoted to the Railway Bill. The new line from Bacchus Marsh Junction to Newport waa agreed to without discussion, after the Minister of Railways had pointed out that this short line would enable produce from the Northern district to be taken direct to WiUiamstown, without the neewsity Of 1 bringing it ttfA Melbourne, and consequently would much relieve the traffic at Spenoer-street. The connection between the termination of the Wodongaline and the New South Wales bank of the Murray was also acreed to, as well as a line some 2 miles in length from Lillydale to Varra Fists. The Albert Park to Elwood line, which woe attempted to be re-instated in the biU, was finally struck Out without a division, as was also the Kerang and Swan-hill line. Mr. Williams endeavored to get an instalment of the line constructed, and moved that a new subsection should be added to the bill for a line from Kormig to CoondrObk, a place 13 miles from the latter place, and on the direct route to Swan-hitl. . Tbe House declined to . proceed with the-siew subsection, and progress was reported at half-past ten, after which the House adjourned till this afternoon. The Minister of Railways mi)ved the reinstatement of the 6wan-hiU and Kerang tine in the Railway Bill, and, in doing so, dwelt bti the supposed national character of the work, With regard to the cost, he Contended that the line Jrom Heath cote to Sandhurst should be struck out, and tho money so saved de: ' voted tb the Smon-bill line. Mr. Langdon moved its an. amendment . that Bbort should be the Starting place- of the tine, and the ' debate thereon . was long and animated, though no new features were introduced, .the .arguments being the same as those used, when the tine .was previously discussed, The Echuca , members, assisted by. Tallar&t, Opposed the line, and those from Sandhurst were strenuous in advo. eating it, and it Was soon evident that clothing but looal considerations would have any effect on hen, members, who might well have been spared thb debate, as everyone had fully made up his mind bow fc6 would vote hours before the discussion commenced, A couple of hours were, however spent fn talk,- at the end of which tine the House divided, with the result that the motion of ths Minister for Railways for thareinstatement of ths line was lost by 36 votestto 27. A further dlsvision wat taken on Mr. Langdon'ft amendment, but this was alto defeated by 41 votes to 20, so that the line Was finally etruck out. Mr, Nimmo moved that the line from Albert Park to Elwood, which had been struck out when the lll was first under the considers-tion of the committee, be reinserted, and he was supported by tbe Minister of Railways, who spoko warmly of lbs advantages of th line, both as a likely paying concern and at means of ifnollltating the formation of a new suburb. Mr. Monro and Mr, Dow were of an etttlrely opposite opinion, anil stigma? tlsed the lino as being the worst in the billi . with . the exception of the North Samlridge to Tarn mouth line. Mr. Dow added that an undue, preferenee had been anoint to the proposals for suburban lines' over those for . country districts, Mr, Berry also opposed the line as unnecessary, and pointod out how the Government had muddled the bill and Introduced lines that would not ' pay for star. He site referred to the unsatisfactory condition brio, which the finance, ot the, colony were drifting. , A deficit of i600,000 had been created) and the latest proposal of the Government waS td ask the Board of. Land and Works to vest 70,000 Seres of land In the Ritlwav derjartment. so as to con- . ttruct Soother ,ltni ,.tn Gippsland. . In tis opinion inch a reckless and extravagant bill bad Asvir .Ma whttttW 16 . ioMImnt, iThel GovsntitM fesJttVy. M -tart bean-re1-spontlblebju they did not have a majority In the. Axons to ,oairy oat tfesir w4 ptopMtyiAMtvuikw.mttafr to BYDKET COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. Br Eliotbu Tslkoraph. faoji ora. ows ooRaBsrosDKHr.j Stdhbt, 12th September. Flour Is quoted at 85 a ton at Brewarrinaj and the price is Btill higher at Bourke, There is a more active inquiry in the import market to-day. Brsadstuflii are quiet bat firm. i P E C I A L SPRING SHOW. VILLA and COTTAGE FURNTrORJE. W. H. 'BOOKE and O O., Collins-street, Melbourne. Our special aim this season has been to combine the NEWEST DESIGNS ' With ECONOMY of COST. , i PRICE-LISTS FREE ON APPLICATION. A BOLUiOli OF TH F1RB TARIFF Ana REDUOTIUN of RAXES FIRE PREMIUMS. The COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE COMPANY bag to notify that In consequence of their having given notice of withdrawal from the agreement as to rate of premium on fire risks, ithaa now been abolisbe4 They are now prepared to reoeire proposals at reduced rates on ALL TRADE RISKS. The Commercial Union Assurance Company Is one of the largest and wealthiest companies In the worl4 lt revenue now considerably EXCf.EDS ONE MILLION STERLINGS YEAR, and is increasing at tbe rate of 12v,0O0 per annum. The annual revenue exceeds the aggregate premium revenue of the whole of the Australian and New 2ea land Fire and Marine Insurance Companies. HEAD OFFICE for AUSTRALIA and TASMANIA, SO COLLINS-STREET WEST, MELBOURNE. W. H. JAKRETT, Resident Manager. EASTERN BRANCH OFFICE, 14 Swauston-street, Melbourne. AGENCIES; Balaclava A. G. W. Soott Carlton A M'Bean Caulfleld J. Le Pas Emerald-hlU J. A. Cunningham Fitzroy and Collingwood Jaa. Grigg Footacray R. W. Kltchin Botbam T. L. Wincbcombs Hawthorn J. Clark iad Co. . Eew-Herbert Taylor North Brighton F Hoghes North Carlton- srrirlrottoa . Prahran W,J. Livingston Sandridga P. M'Oartby . South Varra and Toorak A Palmer WUllamstbwQ-D. ll'Lcod. lstseptem ber, JgSZ. "mVr ILL"haJ CLOSED riaxt Thiirsdav. litS' Sentem." TV ber, P. Falk Co.'s Warehouse, in couie queues 01 oouaaya. riaa " awbauah" aawiSTitE" iifftoef X INSURANCE COMPANY , (Limttsd), . 8 Elizabeth-street. The directors are prepared to receive, up to 20th inst, APPLICATIONS for balance of UNALLOTTED SHARES In this company, at- a premium of one shilling per share, preference being given to applicant who will bring and influence buaineas, premium to be placed to reserve fun 4 WILLM, PATERSON, Recratarv. 1 'V L '8 "'If ' tf'(t"H s'ls O O O O A MABATOli" And HOMCEOPATHJO. Also, HABATIIiIiA COCOA ESSBNCE And 80LCBLS OHOCOLATK, tONDOlT. HqrbeobUIned in labelled Tin, or Packet, ummznoqt the QoTony. rfiSH ausrahaw icoxam fexnK maul). X Cwltal, iSOO.OW. Subacrlbed, 125,000. riSEC DEP031I8 received at following rate. 12 months uid over fl per cent. 6 months, 9 percent.; S months. Iper cent -CURRENT ACCOUNTS BEARIKO INTERtST. .2 ColllM-IL weat. HES'RV CORNELL, Manager. In consequooce of the Imitations ot the TdRCESTBftiaiaa SaOBE,' " t wmm are owimwiu w ubwvo mn yuuuc. EEA and PHaiNS have to request that purcha-sera see- that th Label on every uqwi oeara tasix aigufciuo, "ueia and PEHRINS," without which no bottle of the orignal WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE Is gsnulne. Ask for LEA A PERRlNtP SAUCE, ' ,' And e Name oa Wrapper, Label, Boltleand Stopper. Wholesale and for export by the proprietors, Worcester; Crosse and Blackwell. London, Ac, Sic; and by grocers and oilmen throughout tbe worl4 To be obtained of Usssrs. James Heuty and Co., Messrs. Virgoe, fion and Co., iqeinourne. victoria. tUsT LANDED, aplendid assortment EH U BAR'S CELEBRATED IRON-FRAMED PIANOS. Ro- sentnal, Aronson ot Co. ISmb IMsORArfdm -Ths Hew Zealand iK SURANCB CO., not being a member of any riff Association, la now prepared to accept RISKS of all D8CRIPriONBat REDUCED RATES. Capital, 1,000,000, Paid up cajliul and reserves, 370,000. Ascot Vale, f. Bueklan4 au&n io; Lmh'j'.rr.'- St Kflda, Lemme'and Co. Windsor, J, a Pel ton. WiUlamstown,F. Fredman. uariton, a. Afior. Colllngwood, T. Cole, Emerald-hill Hothtm.J. Franklin. Richmond MFAUL D (J CBAlXtO, Fn his Interesting hook, The Land of tbe Midnight Sun, says :"My ?ibjict In coming to Stamsund was to visit Herr M Peter Holler), a Celebrated manufacturer of Cod Liver Oil, which Snjoya such great and "sll deterred reputation in .the United State. ...... Several men wen engaged in separating th good livers from the bad j all wets fresh from fish caught that day. The fat and healthy livers were whitish, while the diseased ones war greenish, and ths lean ones red. I was surprised to see the numttsr of diseased and lean livers. The season for ths beat ones would soon be over, and. it happen that the cod trrive at Lofoten wben their livers ar in ths finest condition. The men are very particular in selecting the choicest Unas, After they had been assorted, they were put into a larg tank, washed thoroughly in warm water, and then placed over ao open wire nt to let the water drip away. I noticed that extreme care was taken In all stages of the preparation of the oil Tbe process bas nothing of th repulslvenest of the method by which brown oil Is usually made, namely, by letting ths llrsrs rot, skimming the oil, and after wards boiling It. Vol. IL p. 180. PETER MOLLER'S COD LIVER OIL Is sold by all obsmlats and storekeepers throughout VICTORIA WsuAAKc1TcT5MPAnY (Limited): Capital, 1,000,000, Chairman, Hon. HENRY MILLER. FIRE, MARINE, LIFE and GUARANTEE, 24 Market-street Melbourne, JOSEPH COLLIE, .Secretary. R.. FISH BOURNE, formerly Deputy Uedlcat w Duponuionucn, aneuopoiiwo Asjiam, asw, has commenced practice as physician and surgeon at Moones Ponds. .. . . .. . - PfHUST MdNY& to lISND, large arifBraall sums, Interest from h per cent Bennett, Attenborougb, 1 oNE YS LENT on Notea of Hand, Legacies, Wills. iTl Reversions, Ac. Money collected In England ana elsewhere through guaranteed London agents. Advances made thereon ; liberal terms ; utmost del patch and strictest secrecy. Large sums on property j Interest 6 per cent. P. Henry, 41 Collins-street west GUARDIAN Flkk and LIFE- AflUlUSi3& CO. Established 182L Subscribed Capital t Capital Paid ap t 2,000,000 J 1,000,000 TOTAL FUNDS, nearly 3,000,000. The Tariff agreement having been ibollphcd, The GUARDIAN ASSURANCE CO. ar now prepared to accept risks at REDUCED RATES of PREMIUM, JAMES BALFOUR it Co., AfrAnU. 9A CHihjl(ront. Aganto In Snbnrbt wanted, where not wwesented.' ft B E fx fl A ft L T 6n: OdTRIOtt F RATH Kill' at Wholesale Prices, . -fTOAL HVuaenol3 Coai'd'ellvered to any euburbTo j quantities to suit householder, at current rates. n una art, rarwnr atuo., bb rnurs-stTeet west "lHb FfcbEkAL HAKk o AUrfrtALlA (limited), , corn of CjlnJ aodiiUnibeth ,strt Mel- will bs Cloaad on ThtfidiVuSlM Mk. Carter is certainly much more ingenious than ingenuous, Ee desires to pose as a martyr to his love for the public interests, and shows his self-denial by proposing to surrender a portion of the time now devoted to the business of private members in order that Mr. Bent may have a longer time in which to advocate such jobs as that of tho railway fromKerangto Swan-hill. Not having any crotchets of his own to ventilate, Mr. Carter is very severe upon those of his fellow members, and, having taken up a position of antagonism to the Tramway Company's bill, he is trying to do his utmost in order by a side wind to stonewall it. But such a procedure would be as unjust as it would be impolitic. The company has brought forward a meosuro; it has passed its first and second readings; and it has undergone the ordeal of a select committee, which was composed of members of every shade of politics. This body has devoted a considerable amount of attention to the subject, has held several sittings, has examined a large number of witnessss, and has finally brought up an amended bill which seems to have the general approval of the representatives of the various municipalities interested. The measure, as it will be brought before the Assembly on Wednesday next, differs in many important respects from that which was originally introduced by Mr. Gillies. All the alteratiobs have been in the interests of the public, and with one or two exceptions have been approved by the public bodies in the districts through which the tramways will run. Every person admits the great advantages to health and Comfort which trill be conferred by the tramways; the only question is whether they should be constructed by a company or companies, by the municipalities Or by the State. Since no one who watches the working of the national lines of railways or the management by municipal corporations of business which is peculiarly their own, such as the con struction and maintenance of streets, drainage and markets, would support the latter alternatives, it is. doubtful whether the Assembly could in the interests Of the people, and especially of the travelling public, make a better bargain than that proposed to them by their select committee. At any rate the question of tramways or no tramways should be Settled forthwith, for it is not fair to keep ths company any longer in suspense, or to compel its capital to remain unemployed for an indefinite period, ' An attempt will probably be made by the representatives of the municipalities to induce the House to modify the clause which provides that all disputes between the Company and the corporations should be settled by arbitration, but some such provision is absolutely necessary. It may be urged with some apparent truth that corporations and their officers have no private interests to serve, and that they might Saf6ly be trusted to mete but impartial justice to the Tramway Company. But experience shows that pnblio officers and even popular representatives will sot much more harshly and drive much harder bargains in their public than in their private capacities, and there are few men of businoss who would not rather trust the honor and consideration of a private individual than place themselves in the power of a pnblio body. For these roasons the right of going to arbitration is no more than a fair concession to tho company, end it is not probable that they will be deprived of that right by the Assembly. The clause added by the select committee, Which compels the eornpahy' to keep separate the accounts of the omni-buses, which will be the exctttsivi pro', perty of the association, from those of the tramways; in the prdfits of which the ifcnaielpalittw .sti interested, ha many .vantages. TherM Joffl atfficitttiet in the way of carrying out the suggestion, owing to th fact that the omuibnsei For the Total Clearance. Balances Sntled by Certificates. Week i. dJ d. Aug,2t.fflJ2a,6& 12 0130,000 0 01 46,680 569,0sT Aug. 28.. 2,421,010 16 4 T9.000 0 Qi 19,33St 230,631 Can. A t 0?B ADO A Ifl DlW A A .PI 03. AioniB Sept. 11.1 617,817 IS WUS.QOi) 0 01 Sa60a! 28082 The followins? is the roDort of Mr. V. DsIvas Broughtoa, Deputy Master of the Boyal Mint, and chief officer of the Melbourne branch, for tbe week ending 11th September .Gold received, 80292.16 oz.; value of gold coin and bullion ibsued, 61,769 16s. 6d. Our Ballarat correspondent reports as follows: The share market was steadier to-day, but there was not a very large business, Kingston stocks being inclined to recede. Dyke's Freehold bad a good market, and there were good inquiries for Working Miner's United and New North Homebush. Rlstorl and Lone Hand were easier. The following were the said of the day, and dosing quotations at five o'clock :- Australasian, sellers 0 12s. Australasian Consols, buyers 12s. 84., sellers IS., sales lSa. &d. Australa sian Extended, buyers ile., sellers 42s., sales 41s. Band and Albion Consols, buyers 97s., sellers 03s. Band of Hops Quartz, sellers 8a Od. Baud of Hope No. 2, sellers la, sales fid. Berry Console, buyers 0 16s., sellers 8 17a, 0d., sates fl 16s. to 6 178. 6d. Berry Consols Extended, buyers 6Ss., sellers 63s. 6d., sales 53s., 63s. 6d. Berry No. 1, buyers lfta. eU, sel. lerB 16s. 0d,, sales 16a od., 15s. 7d. Black Horse Suited, buyers 28a., sellers 80s. Buninyoog Estate, uyersoa,fid., sellers 7a, sales 7s.0d.,7. Captain Hepburn, buyers 16a, sellers 16a. 64. Cariabrook Uuited, buyers 28a. 6d.( sellers Sis. Clow-hill Q. M., buyers 9s., sailers 9s. Gd., sales 0s. lL,0s. 44, 9a. 6d. Cooper's Freehold Extended, buyers 4d., sellers 8d. Curran's, sellers 8a. 9d. Davles's Freehold Junction, buyers S., sellers 89a. Dewars Freehold, sellers 2s, 6d. Duke, Timor, buvers 80e., sellers 81a.,"sales 80s. to 81s. Dyke's Freehold, buyers 28s. 6L Sellers 29s. 6d., sales 26a 3d. to 29s. Earl Beaconifield, buyers 7s. 9d.. BSllers Ss. Egertop, buyers 88s. 6d., sellers 90s. Fawcett's Smeaton Estato, buyers 2d., sellers 6d. George's Reef, sellers Ss. Gladstone, sellers 8s Golden Age, buyerse. lOd. Golden Stream, buyers 22s. 6d., Gellers 23s., sales 22s. Od. Grand Junction Amalgamated, sellers 4s. Hepburn Rocky Lead, buyers 6a. 64. Hepburn Consols, buyers 44s., sellers 49s. Hepburn Bstaw Leasehold, buyers 22a sellers 24a., salrs 22a. Hepburn Home Paddock, buyers 76s., sellers 804. Hepburn Home Extended, buyers 8s, id., salltn 8a. 4d., sales 2s, lid., Ss. 8d. , as. id. .is. 3d. Hopbum Junction, sellers 4s. Hepburn No. 1, buyers 27s., sellers 29a., sales 28s., 28s. Cel. Hepburn Nob. 2 and 8, buyers 34s., sellers 24s. Od. Last Chance Tribute, sellers la. 9d. Lock's Quartz, buvers 6s. Lone Hand, buyers ie i5Sl( sellers 17 6s. Long Point aud Australasian Extended, sellers Od. Lord Harry, buyers 62s. 6d., sellers SSs. 6d.( Bales 62s. Lougblln's, buyers 10 12s. 6d. Madame Berry, lellors 21. Moorookyle, buyers 4a, sellers 5s. Ktw Bendlgo Quartz, buyarsljs. 6d., sellers 14s. 6d, New Burn Burra, sellers ts. Od. New Crescent, buvers 2s., Sellers 2a. Od. New Discovery, Beaufort, buyer's 7s. 6d. New Homebush Consols, buyers 2s. 44, sellers 8s. Id. New Kong Meng, sellers 8s. New North Homebush, buyers 13: (W., sellers 14s. Bd., sales 14s. Sd. No. 3 Working Miners, sellers 8a. North Australasian, huyeia 60s., sellers 63a North Band and tiartom buyers 28s., sellers 80s. North Queen, buyers 5s. lOd., sailers 6a. 3d. Old Rising Star Quarts, sellers 6s. 84 Parker's Extended, sellers 2s. 2d. Parker's Freehold, Sellers 2s. 6d, . Parker's NO. 1, sailors 8. 6d. Parker's United, buyers 16a 64, sellers 16s., sales 16s. Queen Bemiramis, buyers is,, sellers 2s. Racecourse, Baddou, buyers 20a Racecourse, Smeaton, buyers S-s. 0d., sellers 4s. RIstori, buyers 10 16b., sellcra 11, Uoibichlld, buyers 3s. 84 Royal Saxon, Waterloo, sellers 17. Seven-hills Ex tended, sellers 40a Smeaton Company, sellers 18s. Pmith's Freehold Untied, sellers 8s. bmcton Reserve, buyers 2a. 6d., sellers 8s. 6d. South Dyke's, buyers 2s. 64, tellers 2s. 74, sales 2s. 6d. South G'cenock, Talbot, sellers lis. South Shamrock, sellers Is. Id. Spring-bill Leads, sellers lid. Spring-bill and Central Leasehold, buyers 20s. Sd., tellers 20i, 64, sales 20s. 04, 19. 64, 20s. 6d. Triumph Quarts, Trsnthani, buyers 2s. 10d., sellers 8s. 64 Union, Amherst, buyers file. Union Bank Quarts, buyers 8s. 8d., sel lara Ss. 84 Vale's Reef, sellers 614 Waterloo, buyers lSe., sellers 12s. 6d. Working Miners United, buyers 6 19a., sellers 6, tales 6 18a., 5 19t. Young Band end Albion, buyers 2s. 4d.t sellers 3i., sales 2s. 4d.t 2a. 0d. Egerton No. 1 Company, buyers 4t. 84, sellsrs 6s., sales 6s. Our Sandhurst correspondent reports : The market was fairly active to-uay, attention being devoted to the Snob'sblU, Johnson, and New Chum lines. With regard to the fcrrair, Belmont and Saxby main talned a Arm position, while Ellenborough were wantedat satlsfsotory prices. South St Mungo and Lad Barkly changed handsatcteadyratcs. A large amount Of bUBiness was recorded la Duchess Tributeand Dixon's Tribute at strong prioev. On the Johnson line North Johnson, Rote of Denmark and North Rom of Denmark were operated In at firm figures. Johnson and Webster improved a little on the weaksato3 of the Ercvioua day. With regard to the New Chum line, aribaldl, Shenandoah, Shamrock and Craven were dealt In, remaining almost unaltered In price. Tho Park commanded firm support at lis. Od. The following transactions were recorded : Belmont and Saxby, 63s. 9d., 64s. Sd. to its,, closing buyers 61s., sellers 64. 6d. Cravfn, 13a. 744 Central Wind mlll-hlll, 4s. lOlri. Duchess Tribute, 2. Od. to 2s. 0.4 to 2s. 7)4 Dixon's Tribute, 2a. 84, 2s. 4d. to 2a. 24 Garibaldi, 26s. to 26s. 1)4 O.O. Consolidated, 2s. Oolden Pvke, 8s. 6d. Johnson and Webster, 16s. Sd, to 16s. 04 Kodi'r Pioneer, 7s. lid. Lady Barkly, 22s. to 22s. 8d. Macduff, 4s. 84 to 4a. 104 North Johnson, 13. 4,d. to 13s. 7M. North Ross of Denmark, la 84 North Red. White and Blue, 6d. Princess Alexandra, 6s. 14 and 6s. 24 Park, lis. tf4 Rose of Denmark, 16a. 74 to 16a. 64, ex div.. Shenan doah, COS. 84 Shamrock, IBs, 04 to 19. 74 South Bfc, Mnntoi 19e.E6 iSsW. UnTribots, JjJJ Bnutl (Wvoftsllro, hnyers sTllitrs Ja,. Ml Ellenborough, buyers 80s. fld.. sellers S3. Empress of India, bo vara as. 6d.L sellars OS. Garttsft folly pi, bnyari d Uiistleri 6 S, Oolden PeV, COMMERCIAL. Tuesday Evening, Although the present outlook is generally more than .ordinarily promising, still it would he ua-wise to discount expectations in advance. The fanning and pastoral interests, owing to a good rainfall, promise improved returns. Bat we mast not forget that until oar crops are housed considerable uncertainty as to results most exist, whilst the benefits of plentiful grass and water will not increase this season's lamb. Ing, Or do much to improve tbe quality or quantity of oar wool clip. Next year, doubtless, If no return of the drought is experienced, our wool growers will reap the profits of the present good season, bat it would be injudicious on this as-sumption to look for any great extension of business in a direction which is etill unassured. Assuming that the weather continues favorable to our farming interests, heavy crops may be looked for, and, so far as we can yet forecast, it would seem that European quotations for wheat will admit of the buying price hare being sufficiently good to give the growers a fair profit. As a whole, last season, the returns obtained from farming' operations were unsatisfactory. In the southern districts the yields of wheat and oats were large, but the hay crop In many parts was almost ft failure, whilst in the northern districts the grain erops hardly paid the grower ordinary wages. Hence there is a large amount of what may be termed " lee way " to make np before tbe operations of the two seasons taken together show a margin, and it is to this phase of the subject, and to its beariog on trade and consumption, that attention should now be directed, The operations of to-day have not been extensive, and although at the public tales some fair parcels of goods changed hands, prices obtained, as a rale, did not exhibit much improvement. BrcadstauB are quiet; little, however, Is offering, and values may be reported as unchanged. Pub. licly some 200 bags of wheat were offered, but biddings did not reach reserves, hence no sale was ofloctcd. Private I y;p rices remain unaltered, bat we heir of no transactions baviog carried through. Flour bas still business pending for export, and oar recent exports show that we ore again doing a good trade with Sydney and Newcastle. At auction to-day 65 bags sold at 13 15s. Pri.ntcly, 25 tons sold at tho samo figure; for prime Northern, however, 14 obtain, able. Feed -grains continue to ease, and the offers for oats at auction this morning reflected the lower tone in valaes exhibited yesterday, In all 5S9 bags wore submitted, bat only 185 bags sold, realising from as. lOd, to Ss. lld. for light to medium feed samples ; privately, a few sales of Btoatioh to fer stout nutto at 4s. to 4s, Id, Peru sold at 4s. Hit!.; only ono lot quitted, tho batanco being withdrawn for higher rates j privately, 5s. obtained. A better feeling to-day in Barley. Close on 1000 bags of feed and malting otTorod at auction, and 846 bags Bold, at prices ranging from 5s. to 5s. Sd., the latter for good malting. Maize has had sales at 6s, 10)d. for Victorian ninety day, and uptoQs, 3. for Clarence River. Bfanls mOvingaUa. 6tf olt 7d Bagging rather quiet i attempt W erea off en or td famll lota of woolpackf and rnaicka,' at auo Mm, vers twracMfl Pnrately, we note ft tit. 1

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