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.SHrppiNQ rMTTniLIOEKTCE. ARRIVALS. From the Bay of Islands, New 7xland, cu Monday last, having left , the 2nd instunt, the svhstiner Currency Im, Captain .Davis, with oil, So. Passenger, Captain Milne. From laverinol, same day, having left the 18th January, the thin Formosa, Captain Adams, with 2.30 Bounty Emigrants, under the superintendence of Duncan Campbell, Esi. Passengers, Mr. J. Ilcrrintt, Mr. Stoddan, Mr. Iliiinmeniniith, Mr. Fletcher, Mr. M-IIeniy, Mr. Smith, Mr. Foster, Mr. M-Intosh Sampiou, Mr. II. Hunt, and Mr. R. Biiltargh. From Liverpool via Hobart.Tnwn, yesterday, having left the former port the 18th December, and the latter the 12th instant, the barque Eliza, beth Moore, Captain Mnll'ntt, with merchandise. Passengers, Mr. William Forbes and Mr. James Ilariison, 11 Two shipsone northward, and tine southward wire off thu I lends when we went to press. DFJ'ARTUUKS. For (lolinrt Town, on .Monday Inst, the ship Augustus Caw, Captain lieey,'with sundries. PassengersMessrs. Hatch, Dillon, II truer, Dut-Ion, llnbsnn, Connolly, Jones, Mr. G. Wuriic, Mrs. Warn, Mr. V. Seott, Mr. J.Evan, Mrs. Evan anil child. Fur the Big River and Port Macitiaric, same day, the ttcamcr King William. Passengers The Deputy Siirvcyor.Ueneral, Captain Perry ; Mr. 15. Ilowihan, Mr. W. Bowman, Mr. Milson, Air. Fosi, Mr. Brigge, Mr. Williams, and Mr Turner. For Port Macquaric -Mr. Monteftorc, Mr. Oukes, Mrs. Walt, 8 steerage, and 40 convicts. oiAittr. Memoranda Jbr the earning week. i May. sa w SUN. I Hum 'I'n, it I rises. sets. morn. even. 2ST I I ti o S 2 24F 6 59 S I 2S I t S9 S 1 3 59 j 3 1 6 1 38 2 0 2 28 26 S 7 0 5 0 4 5 4 86 7 0 5 0 a la S 43 7 1 4 59 J 12 4B 27 niT 3ffJ T... L. First Quarter, 20th day, 32 m. alter 4, afternoon. 7 2 4 58 7 13 7 42 The Sydney Herald. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1839. Smra la no Mutter, of no Stet am ." YVo are of opinion thai religious control versy is not suited lo the columns of a newspaper ; and, therefore, we ould (lis-courage it rather than open our columns to writers on such subjects. At this moment we have several controversial letters from Protestants anil Roman Catholics, whicn shall be published in due course, as our arrangements will admit ; but we bej; to acquaint the writers and others, that wn tnusl, in future, decline inserting letters of a controversial nature. Independently of our objection lo the subjects of such letters, our space is too limited to admit them. They are more fitted for the columns of a Magazine than of a newspaper. We shall be irlad, however, lo open our columns to correspondents who may discuss the question of the political tendency of Protestantism and Humanism, as opposed to each other; with regard to lite proportion of influence, beneficial or otherwise, which the respective systems exercise over public liberty, and freedom of thought and action. No man has any right to interfere with the religious opinions of another, except where the suggestions of those opinions lead lo arts whereby the commonweal may be affected. In an examination of this subject Ihe public are interested ; and we are, therefore, willing to open our columns to any temperate letters that may embrace it. For our own parts, we freely declare 'that we are decidedly opposed to everything in the shape of priestly domi-nalion on the part of the .professors of any creed ; but we are more especially jealous of the interference of those who hold a creed, the political tendency of which, we firmly believe, is lo restrain civil liberty and debase the mind. In future papers we shall take an opportunity of pointing out a few instances in proof that such is the withering effect which the Popish system has upon any society where it exercises a supremacy. We give Veritas" a place ; but we must candidly say that, according to his own statement, his letter is premature it certa'nly proves nothing. Who is " Veritas"? Why, according to the xplanatory note which accompanied his letter, he is a person who having heard a number of ugly stories about bushrangers and convict robbers of all kinds, deliberated long before he ventured out of Sydney. At last he finds himself constrained to exertion he sets forth travels three or four hundred miles he did not happen to be robbed on the journey ergo, all the tales about bushrangers are exaggerated ! Keally, such a conclusion savours little of modesty. Why, we have never been robbed on any journey we have undertaken ; yet we know the country to be infested with robbers. If" Veritas,, knows of any misrepresentations on this head in any of Ihe public journals, he should have pointed them oul, instead of indulging, as he has indulged, in idle declamation. With respect la bis remarks upon Ihe mounted police, we apprehend thai they are but loo we.l founded ; but in reference to the blacks, he writes twaddle. The cannibals well know the state of the law as il affects them and the whites they know well that white men will be hanged on their account, although they may destroy properly and commit murder with impunity, VAN OIEMfiN'd LAND We have received Laurrceston papers to the 2nd instant ; from which we make the following extracts The runaways who took the Commandant's boat from Port Arthur, la'ely made their appearance at 'the residence of Mr. Dav't, at George's River. Then men, it appears by their own statement, were near being captured at Maria It' and, by a boat's crew belonging to H. M. S. Pelorus, They robbed Mr. Davit of a few articles, but committed uo violence; and after partaking of refrethnienu, went off in the boat. A detailed account of the Ion of the Britannia, at Port Phillip, hat been received at Launceiton; according to which not a shadow uf blame attaches to any person connected with the vessel while, as regards tho port, it clearly appears to have been a loss which ought have occurred in any port in the world. According to the Captain's (Gibson) tatement, the wat lost in a very heavy Rale After riding at her anchors during a whole night, she parted from both in the morning after which the captain succeeded, by great exertion on the part of himself and crew, in getting her under tail, and working her for several hours; when inconsequence of the main tack drawing and the yaid going at the arm, the became totally ungovernable, and went ashore on a land bank. Klevcn hundred out of thirteen bundled sheep on board, were landed snftlv after the accident, and the linnet and ,'allle which were, thrown overboard, also made the shore hy swimming Two line vessels hive been added to Hie poit of I.-lllllrcvtnn. Tile brig Dim', on lint been by Mr. Raven, and I lie brig Mir by Mr. Cillilln the fiirmvr for 3000, and tin- latter for 2000. It r mill that an unusual quantity iif hind, for thin icriiid of tlie. year, has been already sown with wheat and other grain in Van Dcmeu's Land ; the emit advantage of early sowing being now understood by the The Rhotla had airived at Liiunecttnti, and the Arabian at Ilnbart Town, botli from London j but they arc not of late date. . Wo regret to have to record another fatal bout accident, which, tnok place Inst Fiiday week opptsitc George Town. Mr. Gardner was returning from George Town to his residence at West Arm, being acommnied by Mrs. Gardner and his sou, Mrs. Boucher, wife of Mr. Boucher of Wcslhury ; and a man of the name of Raker; when the boat in which the party were sailinir coming into contact with the buoy opposite Garden Uland, upset. Mrs. Gardner saved herself by clinging to on car which her Husband tlirew her, and Mr. Gardner kept himself ahovo ivuler until picked up, with Mm Gardner, by a boat belonging to the brig Kapid Thu whole of the remaining persons in the boat, we grieve to say were drowned Launceiton Advertiser, Hay 2. Private accounts state that the wheat is down at Hobart Town, to twelve and fourteen shillings. Siuee the abovo was in type, we have received Hobar.t Town papers to the 10th instant. We have only time to extract the latest market pricey. New Wharf, May 9 Wheat lis. 15s., oats 6s. 6s. 6d.. barley 6s. 7s 6.1. V bushel j hay (loose) 6 10s. 7, ditto (pressed) 8 9, straw 3, potatoes 9 10, firewood, 10s. 12s., Port Arthur coals 14-j. V ton. Waikir's Milu Wheat is still in great de. mand at a trifling advance. Wheat 14,. 15s. 'P bushel, fine llnur 40, second 3 third 36 'C ton, oatmeal 4d. If" lb, bran Is. fid. V bushel. Mannington's Mill. No alteration in wheat th s week, last fine flour 40 per ton. Houoiitoh Mills. No return. Butcher's Mkit. Beef Si. 8d mutton 4d. 5id lb., or by tho carcase, fid., lamb 8. 4. V quarter, pork 7d. 8d., veal 8d. lOd. Vtk. PORT PHIIAIF. We hare received Port Phillip papers to the 29th ultimo; the following are extracts: The Port Phillip Gazette savs, in reference to the Squatting Act, "the Sydney press looks upon this odious Hill with nn apathy only equal to our amazement." Indeed: Put on your spectacles, Mr. Editor, and read again. , The drought was productive of vciy great distress amongst the agricultural community Stock of ull kinds had suffered much. A party of gen-temen have lately been exploring the country I titer n the source of the Uarwan, the Lake, and Cape Ottvay. After much exertion mid fatigue, they discovered that the whole of that part of the country, and from the Barraball Hills to the sea, it utterly unavailable, being one entire scrub, called very appropriately by the natives. Morrack (Mirubby) Hills. These, are it continuous series of parallel ranges from east to west, and from which the Hi er Ranvan takes its rite; in the north, they extend within a few miles of the Har.vnn to the coast, and are covered with stringy bark Bnd pepiiermiiit trees, the underwood being so excessively t hick, t hat a passage is ul tcrly impracticable without culling it track. The const range bus some iron bark and cuius, nnd pours numerous streams of line water into the sea. There is it snug boat hailinur about sitxtcen miles to the eastward of CupcOlway, and a fine buy under the Cape, sheltered from the prevailing winds, where some French ships hove down foity years ago. The rocks mi the sea const arc of mnd-ttone formation, and present in some places clim. of a hundred feet ierpondii-ular. There arc also, on the ruins of former sui luces in the strata, fossil remains, fottil woods, nnd ul, situate within their characteristic vegetation, &c. The magnetic beari"gt of the sc lions of coal are cast and west ; a fine transversa! vein running through them. About ten miles to the west of Cape Otway, there is a remarkable cave, large chough to hold some hundred men, with a beautiful chrystnllizcd substance hanging rrom its centre, in the form of a splendid chandelier, which bud been formed by the con-tmu tl diopping of water through itt rocky ceiling fur ages past. Of lute the congregation of natives from all parts "f the territory has been daily on the increase, their vindictive and untutored passions have been the cause of several frays; these however, have been generally stayed by" the intermediations of the Protectors; but we fear t h it such may be but the preliminary outbursts of a more deadly and determined struggle. Whilst the spirit of general resent iiient prevails , we consider it fit to int out to Hie Chief Protector the necessity of excluding them as much us possible from the Township, where their vagrant and pilfering hab.ts are becoming a perfect nuisance; any quarrel between the wilder natives mid the intoxicated men of tho town may lead to serious consequences.--Port Philip Gazette We uu.lcistaud Mr. Aitken, a gentleman noted for bis experience and judgment in sheep and wool, purchased from Mr. Simpson, late uf the Wcirabee, three pure-bred and direct-imported Leicester ewes, and the same number or rains, for which he paid the enormous price of 80, being at the rate of 13 6s. 8d. per head Ibid. A Fire and Marine Insurance Company was about to Iks established at Melbourne. Complaints are made of the dilatory pace of the overland mail to Melbourne. Are not such complaints prenutuic? On the pari uf the Postmaster. General, we do net think that any exertions are wanting ; and we may add. that the fact of an overland mail being so toon running between Svd-ney und Port Phillip, proves that Mr. Raymond i by jio means wanting in energy or regard to the public interests. It it intended to re-open in Melbourne, the school, in connection with the Church bf England, under the managemi nt of Mr. Abbott, a gentleman' recently arrived from Kuglaurf. Ground was maintaining a high and stiil advancing price. The inhabitants of Port Phillip anticipate a visit from His Excellency the Governor. There are at present four temporary places of publie worhi, which are well attended on the Sabbath days. The four are the Episcopal, tint Pretbyteriau, thu Indei cnilent, and the Methodist. The Inde(rndent have I lie use of a building lent them by an individual flee of expense for oil; year, and this budy have nearly completed a dwelling for their minister at a cost of ,00. The Episcopal Church wat tubwrilwd for by the settlers, rior to the government taking some little expense in removing it to where it now stands. The Methodist Chapel it built on the tame terms as the Presby. trrian lo be paid for at the year's end. The ,Episcoialiani have a laice turn subscribed, aud paid up; and it it in eoutcmpliit.on to erect a Church at a cost of 4.000. The Presbyterian funds are alto large they accumulate almost weekly from the great influx: of Scotchmen. The Mot . dists arc a powerful body numerically, and, ia point of funds, will nut fall far short of tint Episcopalians. The Indeiendeiit are small ill number yet they contemplate erecting a Chapel at the cost of 1,500. The following are the latest m irket pricet : Ale, Ashhy's, per barrel. 0 to 6 10s.; Burton, ditto, 7 10s. to 8 1 Pimlico, ditto, 8 to 8 8s. ; brandy (b nd), per gallon, 6s. 6.1. tit 7t. 6d. ; butter, fresh, per lb , 2s. 9d. to Ss. 6d. ; cheese, colonial, ditto, It. to Is. 6d. ; flour, per 1001 la., 3 lOt. to 2 12s. seconds, ditto, 2 St. to 2 8s. ; oil, sperm, per gallon, 10s. to 12s. ; black, ditto, 6s. 6d. to 7s. tkl. ; linseed, ditto, 8s to 10s. ; oats, per bushel, 7". to 9t. ; potatoes. Van Die-men's land, perewt , 15t. to 18s.; ruin (bond), per gallon, 6i. to 6s. 9d. ; soap, per ewt., 3 St. to 2 10s. i tobacco (bond), per II)., 2t. 6.1. to iis. tea, guninwder, per caddy, 1 10s. to 2; hyson-skin, per elicit, 7 to 7 10s. C APiti Oij' urOOJJ HOPE- . The following it a summary of the contents of Cape papers to the 16th of March, received by the last arrival. There have been several engagements between Ihe emigrant farmers and the Znolus. Tbe expedition against Dingnan started in December last, c .mooted of four hundred and ril'tv men and a few .uoU of Port Nalol. They encamped on I lie loth, within their eiieloMiirs of waggons, not fur from's residence, und the following morn. , iug, at the dawn of day, i he Zuulus, to the number of eight or leu thousand men, niienipted to surprise them, by making a feiocious attack on their small camp; it, however, appears that t lie V wcie on their gunnl, by gallantly repulsing tho enemy ; and as the Zuolas fired on them with guns, they did nut hesitate also to ntta.k them, with such irresistible violence, that the Ziolns took to night, leaving upwards of three thousand on the field of battle, while the farmers had only three wounded, among which was their chief Comiiinniliint Andreus I'etrouius. Tlic next day, they entered Duncan's chief residence, which they found quite deserted. They found IkHwccu 800 and 400 in sweio, together with tome articles of plate amongst thcin a race cup, formerly belonging to the unfortunate Piet Uys, who fell by a ZnnU sa:ar, shortly oiler the massacre of the Ill-rated Belief and party. There were also a good many guns recovered, several horses, besides upwards of four thousand head of cattle. -learning that Dingnan' had concealed himself in a cave, lliey pursued him, with two hundred und eighteen men leaving their waggons behind under a strong guard, to his hiding place, where they were surrounded ny about four thousand Zoolos, against whom they fought, while retreating, in older to inveigle theiu into the owa Held, in which they almost succeeded; but the Zoolas, being no pusillanimous or inexpert warriors, took occasion while tlie farmers were in the act of wading through a deep and diflicult ford of a river, and wlirre the nature of the ground rendered it favourable, to make a desperate assault ; both parties fought bravely, but the rush of the assailants could not be resisted, and at they soon mingled with the emigrants, among whom were a few Zoolas from, it was dilli. cult to distinguish friend from foe. The Zoola, however, were eventually repulsed with great loss. The emigrants now consider the.force of the Zoolas as broken, and do uot fcor Dinguan more. It it ajso said that the other native tribes ure exceed ingly glad at the defeat of the Zoolas ; that they will do anything for the emigiants, and urgently request; them to cume and settle among them, whereby they themselves trust to be sale. The following extract uf a letter from Andreas Pctro. nius, the commander of the eXwditiou, gives a vivid-picture of the sanguinary engagement. It is dated from " King Dingaau's city, called Unckunglove." The Zoolus lired upon us, and made seveiul attempts to storm our eucampiuoiit, and un being repulsed they only retreated for sliurt distances. They stood their ground firmly for two hours, and were then reinforced by live more divisions. At this juncture you will scarcely be able to form an idea of the tight presented around us. It was such us to require some nerve not to betray uneasiness in the countenance. Seeing that it was necessary to display the most desperate determination, I caused four gates of our enclosed camp to be simultaneously thrown open, from whence some mounted men were to charge the enemy, at the same tunc keeping up u heavy fire Uam ibeni. The Zoolus stood our assault firmly for some time, but at last finding then- iiumtiers rapidly decreasing, they fled, scattering themselves in directions, 'i'liey were pursued on horseback by s many of our men as could be spared from the camp. Having luadesome necessary arrangements 1 started, oft" myself, and shortly overtook- a Zoola warrioi. At the distance of about liftcin yards, I made signs of peace to him, and called to him to surrender, intending to send him with a message to hit King ; but as lie refused tu submit and threatened me, I at length fired but missed. My horse la-ing restive, 1 dismounted and attempted tu fire the second time, but the luck of mv gun had got out of order. At this instant the Zoola made a furious rush upon me, slabbed nt me with his asseirni, which 1 parried rcKatcdly with my gun. At last he. closed in with me, and attempted to stab mc through tlie breast. I averted this by grasping ul the weapon with my left hand, but in doing so received it through the hand. Before he could extricate it, I seized him and threw binUo the ground, but as the assegai remained through my hand, aud which wat under him, as 1 lay upun him, 1 bad but one hand with liiuli to hold him and use my dngaer, whilst he attempted to strangle mc. At this crisis one of my men came to my assistance, pulled tbe assegai out of my hand, and the Zoola on the spot. My hand bleeding very much 1 wat obliged to return to the tump, und it wits apprehended soniu of our incu had fallen however it pleased the Almighty to give us this victory without the bet of a single life on our part, only three of us being wounded, viz., myself, Gccrit Hants, and Phillip Fouric. The following day, we resumed our march. Wlieu we were seen to approach, Dingaan set his capital on fire, and his own palace was also destroyed by the conflagration." This unquestionably brave man also writes ' You will, no doubt, be surprised that we have been enabled to collect t this murderous den, or Golgotha, the bones of the worthy Katief and his followers, after having been so long exposed in the open field, a prey to all, nnd the sneer of mockers. We interred them as well as wc could ; they must have been horribly butchered. Agreeably to the ae. count of some Zoola prisoners, they were seized in the residence, but defended themselves so gallantly, that the fust two divisions of the Zoolas, by whom they were attacked, could not master them before the fourth division came to their assistance. The prisoners likewise declare, that the farmers had no guns with them, but, that they defended themselves with their knives, and witii the sticks which tliey wrenched front the Zoulas ; so that twenty of the latter were killed, and many wounded, and that there are still many among them, who bear the scars on their body, but, that being at last ovcrwered, beaten with sticks, and their hands and feet tied with raw reims, they were dragged outside the residence lo the place of martyrdom, where we found their bones, with the pa died reims nicking thereon ' Such is a specimen of the wretched state into wliiclt industrious settlers have been brought, owing to the vile, temporising uieusurct of a Whig Government, under the influence of certain canting hypocrites. What was the injury inflicted by the whites upon this savage Dingaan or any of his tribes? Why, Relief and his party were ill jus dominions, first by invitation, and afterwanlt by treaty a copy of which was found in the savage brute's kennel, which the woitliy Andreas Petro-nius has dignified with the name' of a palace, ilow ought that government bo designated, by whose disregard of savage aggression aad indifference to remonstrance, the settlertjiave been forced toubandon their hornet, seek refuge among savages, and contend at the peril of life against their treachery? What allegiance do individuals so treated owe to such a government? We broadly assert none whatever: they have been left to protect themielvet protection is the condition of allegiance; and as tlntt is not afforded theiu by the English Whig government, let them, we say, at once solicit it from the llussian, the French, or the American governments The "dark doings" of the Whigs should be blazoned abroad ill Europe and in America popular feeling would thut be excited in favour of the Cape Colonists, and they would speedily obtain from abroad, that sympathy and support, which is denied them at home. The government leaves tho emigrant farmers exposed, in the hope that by to doing, they will force them lo it-turn to the Colony. What a delightful specimen of Whig humanity ! But, it is also, from all we can collect, an equally delightful specimen of Whig sagacity. The emigrant farmers tn'sV not return - at least until there it an entire change in the canting policy of the day. It it in vain, tayt the editor of that rctieclably conducted paKr, the Graham's Town Journal, "to talk of the return hither of the self-expatriated Colonists; the conviction must tlas.i upon the mind of every one who will take the troublo to examine circumstances, and to draw nttioual and impartial conclusions, that the neuclcut of a settlement it actually formed at Port Natal, which no merely human power can subvert.' The British Government may send there as many troops at it pleases, nnd squander away as much money at it can p.tstbly spare, and yet, alter all, fur the purposes of coercion, all these means and appliances to boot, will be round perfectly impotent. Tho emigrants may be driven from place to place, but then they have an unlimited range of back country j and though it might be Hiisib e, and even, for aught we know, quite practicable, to harrasi and distress them, yet it is not within any means at our command to subdue them. It might be comparatively an easy task lo force them into barbarism, but Do physical power can compel their tubmittion. Even were tbe advice of the Aborigines' Protection Society followed, and .tbe tavaget of the interior incited, and assisted lo tall upon them, lb) inhuman pro Jtvl, thouuli it 'iiii.lit tnlurale the plains of S uilii-rii Africa with blond, would utterlv fail of accomplishing the end desired. Numbers of tho exiles never will return, and il now reus with our government, whether those who do remain shall swear their childrenlike the youthful Hannibal t'l the Romans to cherish eternal comity towards tho British name and government ; or. whether by a wise and humane ilicy, we shall endeavour to make the best of that wliieh cannot be avoided, ami, by a mild and conciliatory dcioitinent, acquire the friendship of those who have, wo maintain, as good a-title to tne Colony they inhabit, as the Colonists have to I hose estates wliieh have been punted to them by the Colonial government." This position may be disputed. But Dingaan has long since been recognized ns an independent sovereign, exercising absolute imwcr in his own dominions ; nnd hence, his right to cede away any part of his own territories cannot bo called in question. The Natal country was clearly ceded to the emigrants by treaty; and we have seen how that treaty has been fcarlally ratified by the wanton immolation of some of the bravest hearts that ever beat in South Africa. All the blood that has since flowed, has been the cuuscqiicncc of that atrocious perfidy of an exhibition of Heartiest, cruel murder, which has no parallel in modern history. t Titia Colony, whatever may be thought at a distance, is fast verging to-wards a momentous- crisis. Should the process that is now going on continue, the country must lie completely overrun, und that at no distant period, by a bla.-k population. Every day this force is frit to be stronger, and tbe resiilancr opposed thereto, weaker; a is pressing steadily and surely from the eastward, and if there be anything which can cause n reaction, it will be the firm establishment of a colony of whites in the Natal country. Since the dtie has been a British Hsscssion, uot less than a million liHiuan lieiugt around, have perished by their own intestine feuds. They have nivllcd away uot as the consequence of European intercourse, according to the favourite theorybut aa the result of the baneful effects of savage life Ukiii the human species. And what have we done to ameliorate this state of things ? We answer nothing. We have looked on with criminal apathy, ami while death stalked in the land, we have been indulging ourselves in copious libutious of inooii-shine dreaming of unsophisticated nature, or discoursing most sentimentatly of the virtues nnd amiabilities of savauc life !" The I'a Hers on the borders were still committing serious depredations carrying off horses and cattle. In fact, uo description of projicrty was secure from pillage. An opiortunity is sought either ut the close of the iluy or during the night to seize cither cattle or horses, especially tbe bitter. If the robbery be committed so distant from the boundary that it cannot be reached liel'orc daylight, the animals are secreted in the most sequestered spot that can be found. Here they remain until the country is again veiled in darkness, when the robbers resume their journey without the smallest danger or pursuit or detection. It will be seen in all this, that there is scarcely any risk of personal injury. During the day the marauders post themselves on an eminence, and if by any accident and the chances are a thousand to one in their favour the stolen property should be discovered, the marauders are merely defeated in their object for the time, but ultimately they take special care not to cross the boundary empty handed. If they lie met and questioned, they generally can produce a ;jnst, sometimes granted mi most frivolous pretences, am) often of very old date. Such is the wurking of a system which is last reducing tbe Colony to poverty, and driving its best defenders and must productive hands into the wilderness. The last accounts of the state of the revenue were favourable. The revenue of the current year is estimated at 157.S50, and it is calculated that this sum will not only meet the expenditure, hut that a surplus balance will be left or 9,000. This is encouraging; but," snys the Graham's Town Journal, "our suspicions have been awakened on this subject the mere especially from the circumstance uf having observed some time ago, that the Commercial Advertiser bad seized upon thitapparcut prosieiity of tbe revenue n un incontrovertible proof of the flourishing statu of the Colony. Whenever that paper speaks confidently, we are always on our guard, and it is a settled maxim with us, that when most plausible il is most to be distrusted Wo ure decidedly of opinion that since the Cafler war, uo sound opinion, us to the actual condition of the fatlony can bo formed by mere reference to the st.ite of its piiulic finances. The whole country has been in an unnatural position. Tbo Caller irruption itself, while il put a stop to all the ordi. nary pursuits of industry, and so greatly im. iwvcrished the country that it will take many years to recover itself added, nevertheless, to tbe circulating currency an additional sum of more than 200,000; whilst, at the same time, the slave compensation money caused such a sudden and unnatural overflow of cash, that it would have been a wonder indeed if the publie treasury had not felt the effects of it Even the emigration of our most valuable productive hands the greatest blow ever giveu to the Colony-has helped to swell the amount under this head. Their detrture has given rise, like a fleet before quitting harbour, to unusual trallic. Not a family quitted the Colony without laying in as large a supply of ueccssaries as its circumstances would permit, or as tho several members or it could conveniently carry with them; property to a large amount, both fixed and moveable, has changed hands, and as this could not be done, in most cases, without payment of duties, we need bo nt no loss to know bow a surplus revenue may be compatible with our unsettled, and even most disastrous state of public affairs. Nor is there anything to admire in the appropriation of the revenue. Several items of expenditure are out of al proportion to the sum total ; whilst the amount let apart for the legitimate improvements or the countiy, it, on the contrary, ditproportionably small. Thus, in a statement recently published, tve have the paltry turn of 300 for schools. whilst, in the tame account, there figures tbe urge turn of 6,613 8s. 2d for pensions ; that is, we devote of the public money nearly eight times as much as to the main-enance of a swarm of idlers, many of them in the prime of life, as to the all-important work of public education." A Municipal Coriiorution for Cape Town and its vicinity has been established by an Ordinance of the government. A destructive fire has occurred at Somerset.' At the last meeting of tne Cape of Good Hone Agricultural Society, the prize wool cup for the Western Division was awarded the firm of Iteitz, Breda, Jaubert, & Co., who also carried away the palm of victory in 1887 ; and that of the Eastern Division to W. J. Smith. A subject of great importance wat also brought before the meeting, viz., the imHirtation of free labourers It win proposed to canstilute u fund, by tubtcription, of 5 per share, for the purpose of enabling the Committee to make the necessary ad vances, This wat unanimously adopted, and subscriptions to a large amount immediately entered into. The following are the latest market prices i Applet, per lb., 12 to 16 tt. ; apricots, ditto, 12 to 15 ditto; potatoes, per rouid, 8J to 10 rds. ; beans, per ditto, 26 to SO ditto; butler, per lb., 42 to 8 it. ; dry oi bidet, S to S nil ; duckt and Muscovy ditto, each, 1J to 1 ditto ; geese, ditto, 1J to 2 ditto ; hens, ditto, to 1 ; turkiet, ditto, 2 to 4 ditto; peas, per muid, 25 to 26 ditto; barley, per ditto, 8 to 8 ditto; oats, per ditto, 7J to 8.J ditto; hay, r I00lbs.,44n6i ditto; lime,shell, Kr half-auin, 2 to 2 ditto ; stone, ditto, 2 ditto ; wheat, ten munis, 2o7 tp 293 ditto; lentil, per muid, 80 to SUi ditto; maize, per ditto, 8J to 10 ditto; pears, per lb., 6 to 7 st. ieaches, ditto, 7 to 12 ditto; rye, per muid, 12tn 12 rds. ; raisins, per lb., 6 to 7 tt. ; stiaw, per 16 sacks, 60 ditto ; tolatcco, per lb., 24 ditto; onions, wr muid, 6 to 7 rds,; pigs, fattened, each, 81 to 45 ditto; un fattened, 7 to 10 ditto; suckling, 2 to 4 ditto ; uet or tallow, pet lb , 16 to 17 St.; wines, ordi. nary, per leg., SO to 57 rds. ; Pontac, 100 to 103 'ditto I wool, Htr lb., 24 to 42 st. ; salt, per muid, 8 to 4 rds; soap, per lb., 13 to I8st. We shall continue our extracts from the Cape Papers. DicaTiJ rrfTELaaiaENca. St. Patrick's Day We should like to nicer, tain the total amount of crime that was committed ill the Colony on St. Patrick'! day. Wo have no means of even forming an idea, but it must have been considerable, for six persons have been tried for murder, one for manslaughter, nnd one for burglary during tbii sessions, tbe whole of which u ere fairly attributable to th disgraceful scenes of ilrunkeiiiiest wbicli, occurred on St. Patrick's day. Surely these fiteit will make educated Irishmen re. tu ve that they will not, from a mistaken notion of generosity, assist their servants to " keep up" St. Patick's day in the usual manner, that is by getting drunk. That St. Patrick's day is not considered as kept" unless the party ' keeping" it reduces hiin-cH' to ihe level of a beast, was quilo clear from the answer or it witness to Sir James Dowling in tho easo of Fitzpalriek. Pray mn'niu," said His Honur, " was your husband kecpinu up St. Patrick's Day," " Oh uo, my Lord," was the reply, " he teas ns sober at I um now;" this witiiess, it was evident, considered keeping St. Putrick's luy, und getting drunk synonymous terms, and we are afraid that too many of her class of life ure or the tamo opinion. That our readers may see tve have not made an exaggerated statement, we will, rroui memory, ullude to the different cases that have already been tried, remarking that the fact of St. Patrick's Day coming on a Sunday this year, apiKurs tu have hud the effect of adding to tho riotous scenes that are generally so provident on that day. A man named Thomas lvcarues, killed an inmate of his houtu named Bryan Hone, by stubbing him, and although the Jury returned a verdict of manslaughter, tho Chief Justice iu intssing sentence suid, that in strictness of law he had committed murder ; this mail is to sciid the remainder of his days at a Penal Settlement. Henry Magec, a blacksmith ut Penrith, without any assignable reason, except that he had been keeping St. Patrick's Day, most brutally murdered his wife with a spade, lor which he is now lying under sentence of death. William Fitzpatrick aud Margaret the woman whom he called his wife, people who were keeping a stall in the market, uud were tolerably well ofTiu the world, fell upun their servant, who, as well as themselves, had beon keeping St. Patrick's Day. aud beat him until they killed him, because be did not like a Minister man ; several of the wituettcs for the prosecution kept out of the way, and the whole history of the transaction was no: complete, which induced the J ury to return a verdict of manslaughter, aud both the prisoners are to be transrtcd to Penal Settlements for life. A party of people on tbe estate of a Mr. Dow were drinking wine out of u bucket, when one or them named Irwin challenged any Englishman or Scotchman to light, which caused two of the men named Clay and Bevidge to follow him and beat him unmercifully, jumping on him, and kicking him until they killed him; fortius offence they received the very inadequate sentence of twelvu months iu un ironed gang. A soldier named Costello, was tried for a burglary, but as the inmates of the house had been keeping St. Patrick's Day, and gave very confused evidence, aud the prisoner, who was himself drunk-ut the time, gave a feasible story, he was discharged. A paity of persons were keeping up St. Patrick's Day at a public-house on the Hawkeskury lliver, when a man named Canson behaved very improperly, aud struck a young man named Reynolds, who fought with and killed him ; Reynolds was tried for man. slaughter and acquitted. These, be it remembered, ure only the cases that have come before the Supreme t ourt this session, many cases were doubtless tried before tbe Courts of Quarter Sessions in the interior, but even this catalogue is sufficient to shew the evils of making St. Patrick's Day, a day of druukeimess. Taa Birth Day Friday being Her Majesty's Birth Day, the Banks and Government Offices wilt Ire closed. At twelve o'clock tho troops iu the Garrison will he paraded on tbe race-course, and fire a feu dejoie. At oue o'clock his Excellency the Governor will hold a Levee, and in the evening there will be a Jrand Ball at Government House. School or Arts Mr. Brindlcy, a gentleman who arrived in tbe Colony about six months since, delivered the first of a seiies of Lectures on the bistot-y of ship building, on Friday last. When tve state that Mr. Brindley commenced a description ot Noah's Ark, and alluded to the vessels of every description which have bceu in use from that time to the present day, tracing the progress of the art of ship building from the Egyptians, Phccni-cians, Ethiopians, Greeks, Homans, Saxons, Daues, and Norinan,, to the building of the Dido, it will of course shew thai he could only allude to each iu the most cursory manner, but still he said sulll-cient to shew that he was perfectly master of his subject. What mado the lecture interesting, especially to the natives, were large numbers of effective drawiugs of vessels of every description, from the ancient boats with which tbe inhabitants of tho shores of the Mediterranean used to creep along the shore, to the celebrated Great llarru or King Henry VIII., and tbe Victory now lying in Ordinary. There is one fault in Mr. Brindley't delivery, which he might easily cure, and that is, his rapid utterance, which caused biin to clip bis words so very short, that persons who were not close to him could uot understand him. Next Friday being the Anniversary or Her Majesty's Birth-day, uo lecture wiil be delivered. Pout Phillip Sals. The sale of the twelve farms on i he Yurm Itivulet having been advisedly delayi d until to-morrow? the 23rd instant, Mr. Polack will oiler them uurestrictedly to competition ; other proprietors ure so doing, and wilt realise from teu to twenty pounds for every acre of landjhey tosscss iu the parishes of Kulbuudora and Jiku Jika. Mauy years' experience aud observation of the iuconceivably rapid rise which laud in tbe vicinity of established towns has assumed in value, enables us the more readily to entertain the sanguine hofas thai, iu the suburbs of Melbourne, individuals desirous of investing money cannot, we assert, do so in a more advantageous manner. A petition has been forwarded to the Governor, on behalf of the inhabitants of Melbourne, to have a village laid out on the Yarra Yarra, six miles from Melbourne, adjoining the Walker Estate, and one mile touth of the farmi for sale tu-iiiorrow. The land around is of the most beautiful description" not one tree too many," and the verdure aud natural regularity they maintain throughout throws a British loveliness over the scene. Correspondent. Wool, The prices which Colonial wools sometime! bring in comparison with the wools of other countries, shew that there must be something wrong iu the system uf disposing of Colonial wools in England. Fine wed-wasbed wool from this Colony sold in December at Is. 8d. per lb , whilst the coarse inferior wools of England were realising id. per lb iuoib. This is a subject of deep interest to the Colony, and deserves the most teriom attention of our flock-matters. We observe by the latest Government Gazette, that, on the 11th instant, there were no less than eight hundred and sixty-two convict women in that sink of abomination, the Female Factory. Of that inruibcr, only two hundred and seventy-five were assignable; and three hundred and fifty were under Colonial sentence! The total number of children was one hundred and seventy-ieven. There is a difference of opinion with respect to the iecuniary benefit which the settlers might derive, under proper regulations, from the services uf male convicts; but wc think there can be out one opinion, as regard! the female convicts namely, that they are a pcifect nuisance in the Colony. We are, in fact, lurpriscd lo find respectable families employing peisons so worthless. There may be exceptions, but the rule holds. 8HXP NEWS. Tho Abiona arrived at Hobart Town on the 5th of May, from South Australia, with a general cargo. This vessel bought news iu Hobart Town of the very high prico of flour and potatoes ; the former being 50, und the latter 40 'IP ton. It is, her intention to load with wheat for that Port, and proceed with all iwssiblc despatch. The Mart) Catherine, which arrived some time since at Hobart Town, is now laid on for Batavla, calling nt Jjombock The Swan River Packet nrrtved at Hobart Town from Geelong, with 68 bales of wool, 9 casks of tallow, and other tundrict. The schooner Adelaide airived at Hobart Town on the 3rd of May from Poit Phillip, with sheep, 4c. , . The brig Caroline Captain Sullivan, from Holy Head and Liverpool, arrived nt Hobart Town on the 3rd of May, with merchandise, Pasiengert, Mrs, A, Abraham and family, Mrs. Sullivan and child, and Mrs. Steering, Part of hel cargo con-ittt of 100 firkini of butter, 27 cases of Clianiiagm, 66 caset of wine, 10 barrelt of notk, 2 bulls and 3 cows, for Aspinall, Brown 4 Co; 24 barrels or oatmeal, aud several other sundries. The brig Caroline wat to have tailed the day following the Elizabeth Moore for Sydney. The losing kueen and the London were advertised lo tail for Sydney at Hobart Town. The SoraA and Jilhabcth wat refining for the Sperm Fiihetict. The Chevioll wat to have sailed for London on the 16th instant, from llobirt Town. Passengers per Arabian, from Bristol, arrived at Ilolsart Town Muy 7 : Messrs. F. and S. Manning, E. Broad, T. Broad, Doctor uiiil Tliomat Hart ford, George Wiltshire, William Cuitiss, J. Horsli y, II. Iladlow, and 16 Ltscars. From the Cape: The Ilev. Mr. Fry and Lady, J. Robinson, Esq., Mr. Shankle, Mr. M'Lareii, .). und H.Blake. The barque Elizabeth Moore, urrived rrom Hohurt Town yesterday, with a general cargo, con. sisting of 500 firkins oi butter, Kilittoes, &c. She brings no particular news, tho only arrival at Iluhart Town when she left wat the Caroline, from Liverpool. The schooner Currencu Lass arrived from the Bay of I.lands on Monday lust, with a cargo of tundrics, consisting of 25 tons oil, 0 bags of wall. nuts, it fiogs or tobacco, tea, aud flour. Captain Davis repoits the Magnet arrived at tho Bay on the 23rd April, and that -she was taking iu flax when the Currency Lass left ; she was expected to sail in about a fortnight. The brig Nimrod sailed front the Bav fnr Syd. ney the day previous to the Currency Lass, with a cargo of span, potatoes &c. ; tliercHirc she may ho hourly expected Passengers nir Nimrod, Messrs. J. Milne, Sampson, Prout, Thoric, and Fisher. The whaler Juno bad la-eu in the Bay with 150 barrels of oil, but had sailed previous to Ihe Currency Ims, The Formosa arrived from Liverpool on Monday last, with 250 Bounty Emigrants, princiully consisting of farming men and labourers ; all or whom have urrived in a healthy stale ; elevcu children died and eight were bornduringthe voyage. This vessel, or course, brings no news, her data of sailing being the lSlh ol January. Captain Adams nv ports having sxkcn the llorburgh Castle, off tne uipe ; sue una then lelt ten days. Also, the schooner Ellen, of Hobart Town', from Swan lliver, bound to Van Diemen's Laud. The Ueber was to have left Liverpool in the month of February,' with emigrants and merchandise, for Sydney. The Governor Phillip sails to day for Norfolk Island, with thirteen convicts and a military guard, under the command of Captain Lockyer. She also takes ten head of breeding cattle for the use of the settlement. By the sclioouer Eliza from the Big River, arrived yesterday, we received the following information : The steam packet Sophia Jane, from Morcton Bay, bad occasion to put into that place for wood aud water on Monday, the 13th instant, und iu taking the bar she grounded, during which time she lost one of her quarter boats ; she succeeded in getting oil', and in going up the River got on shore on the middle ground ; she sustained but little daaiageand was expected to leave for Sydney on Thursday, the morning after the' Eliza sailed. Sydney Gazette. We have received the following shipping intelli gence fiom our correspondent at the Bay of islands iKijteman, Davis, Apnl 8, Loudon, 1300 barrels sperm; Cheviott, Littlefield, April 21, American, clean j John Cockcrell, Welsh, April 25, Havre, 800 barrels black ; Science, Wippy, American, 800 barrels black; Nor t ft Carolina, llailly, American, clean ; Achilles, Lee, London, clean, twenty days out. ACCIDENTS. OFFiSNCES, &.C THE NORTiiERN DISTRICT. . Extractsfrom letters receivedfrom the Hunter. ' We shall soon ico how the Attorney-General will act with the five blacks that Mr. Mayne has taken down. A demand should be made that Darby, and three other men at the head of the cattle-killing mob be taken and tried, us there are several persons who can identify them, aud saw them in the act of killing cattle. The men were at my hut while I was there, and Darby told me he bad killed a great many of my cattle, but did not intend to kill any more. 1 cxnct iu a few days we shall hear of omc more white men being killed on the Big River; I did not like their appearance when 1 left. 1 think they are only waiting till Mr. Mayne was far enough out or the way, and then they intend to begin agaiu. The day before 1 left, alwut fifty came to one of my sheep stations, all armed with spears, boomerangs, nnd waddies, but fortunately 1 had several then there drafting sheep ; and alter looking for soma time, they put down their spears and came to the hut ; if the watchman had been alone they would have killed him, because he would not give them all the meat and flour he had in the hut the night before. The men can be taken for Mr. Cobb's last murder, but the oveiseer says they are quiet now, fend he cannot interfere. Mr. Raim knows the Blacks. I never saw any of the Gwyder blacks before this trii, and never saw such an ill-lo-.-kiug set. The five men that Mr.Mayne has taken down are from a different tribe from those that have been committing the depredations on tha Gwyder. I fear there will be a great deal more blood shed before they -are quiet. We have as much tu fear rrom the bushrangers now as from the blacks ; there is hardly a person goes up or down without being molested iu some degree by them. For several months past, two men and a black girl have been on the road between the Peel aud the Namoi, robbing huts and taking people's horses. On my way up I stopied one night at 'i station, and turned my horse out wilhuut hobbles, fortunately for mc, for 1 learned nlterwardsthat two men had slept about a quarter of a mile rrom ine. 1 loaded a rille and double-barrelled gun. that night, and I think they must have seen that I was prepared for them, for Mr. and myself were awakened up in the night by .'s dngs barking fiercely near my cart. In the morning the horses were not to be found, and it was eleven o'clock before 's man found them, as they had .been driven uver a range. Oil my way down, 1 saw when they were at camp, their horses turned out, and slept that night about four miles from them. I do not know what the lice ore doing ; there has been no attempt to take these men." 11 Mr. Mayne is on his way to Sydney with five black prisoners, I hope he will not be long away, for he has certainly done something towards quieting the blacks, and I am afraid they may break out again in his absence, I hoie that it is intended, a soourger should form one of his stall' for the future, one is much wautetl at such a distance from any court," - - Sly Groo Skluno. Yesterday Harriett Lambert, residing near the Waterl.o Mills, appeared before Messrs. Kerr aud Innet to answer an information filed by the Chief Constable, charging her with telling half-a-pint of wine to Willain Sanderson ; the defendant'shusband was drowned a few days since while drunk ; and on the inquest it appeared that during the day, the defendent had sold several quantitits of wine which induced the Chief Constable to flic an information against her. The defendant'! son, a boy about ten yean or age, proved that bii mother sold Sanderson some wine for which he paid ; he did not see the money but heard it rattle ; Inspector Ryan proved that the defendant's house is a n itorious sly grog tbop. The defendant wat found guilty, and tenteuced to pay a flue of 30 and 2 costs. Mr. Susannah Maclean of Globe-street, was charged with selling balf-a-pinl of rum to William Lu'Gaie, on the lain April. The sale of rum wai E roved, and it was admitted that the defendant's usband had been lined for permitting the same rum to be sold. The Magistrate! differed in opinion as to the construction of the Act, the words are "That if any person shall, alter the commencement of this Act, sell or dispose of, ill any house or place, within tho Colony of New South Wales, any fermented or spirituous liquors, or any mixed liquors part uf which is spirituous, or shall, permit or suffer any such liquors to be disposed of by any other person in his or her house shall Ac-" Mr. Kerr wat of opinion that the offences of permitting and selling are the same, and that the defendant's husband having been convicted of iermitting the sale the defendant I could not be convicted; Captain Innes was of a different opiniun, contending that tho pinion who allows his house to be made a grog shop is guilty of an offence against the Act, and the person who sells is guilty. Under these cirouni-stances the case was postponed for the opinion of the First Police Magistrate, and when ho appeared Mr. Nichols submitted, that the husband having been proved to be absent at the lime the rum was sold, the defendant was clearly liable ; whether the defendant in tho former ease was rightly convicted for permitting the sale when he was alaent, might be a question in another Court, but with that he submitted tho Magistrate! had nothing then to do. The decision of lha Bench was deferred to Thursday. Tna Gaol In . M , . . . Maclean and lunes, VM a man .,ea Lnue felniS' ' Police , Staii,,,,, ., h L 8 "JMj,, named Prince, foriuerlv lbT- ,lwxi thai, but now i i.a'i Plisi felony. Asmight'be . tZ Z'TH'i arrangements were made resnasif' . fN s oien property, and it w,7 VPt V4 intercepted Un, H K the Gaol regulatio n. Mo? " "4 but ir. as we imagine must JZ'M was aumnieu into the Gaol trnTLZTlr' t.o...,.nd without th. then an inquiry ought to t .i0" iub.rd.Wwho was guut, J" lion of duty a. fitting LrltotS: ought to bo ditrais. iti, t!B,k Sheriff and Gaoler bTaL-i-S' U. '.m' win the Gaol teveral rime.:"" . "e,U'it w.a a Saturdav -a. Stal ,rt!! hy iron ban, and th.TuT,1 an adjoin nt? Kate. bh. ?ui..l .. ,ei1 "Ml wrench the" ban.' but aZZZ' them. -They then reached theirsrmttS cut open a bale or blankets, K E tightly corded they were Lle t b and before they hid time ZZyl " meats thev w.r ,ii....ij .... ' '.oui Dishonest Den TVs Uij 1 .1 . gave an account or the etcane ft i Vrl"' arrivals from England being jE' having been sent back to pri (, in constituent, or ,1,. r..j. ."""a. the Insolvent Debtors' 1W . W-l of William Mulford Jo7u"S lion. In 1817 th. !.i -!!rl.M"W4 Syd:in3,hal .-. lamco aaieumiker. HetloJ menced trading a. a grocer, sad uiTl .......... ymn fj- , . . te CSE,'' Jim. The opposition WaB on behalf of wj ditors Ut Sv nev. nn th. . i .1 ... . r. had acted fraudulently in contrsciiajS -- " tuiiTcrteu into son then t.fl Rvitn-B t. . . r!' . . auuearea iron tsei Hon that the in,lr.n, -1. sT , ' Sydney, obtained from Mr. Hughe, eigbt uT, ,"' wn'ierorits unpacked before h e a.,..,.. l. .... ' on the business after his derrtur. inaiiiL diton took possession. He bad alto tbcflliJ he left Sydney obtained goods of MetmHM Cooper, and had boirowed 100 of a pcnonrj was not set forth in the schedule. SeimluJ .... ,,, , eviuence oy tne reused , The insolvent taut that h- I..A - ... ...... IIV wl iianTsui proierty on his premises at the time be leHSisJ He had not Irivpn lar- . r ...t i I before he left than he had on former oeeakJ uu tcit on account of iu beltb,udtny assurance irom ins Incndi in Ibis coustrv. learnpti r.lif.,r rimmUi... :j i. . ........,vuci Mim ,u i for anv nirintial ,.. L:I. .L-. .. had quitted Sydney for the purposes he kadi b . pumon oi i ne uect contnetel Messrs Holt and Cooper had tteen fraduttath trnotpil a rrr-u, --.:. r . . . ....... i. ij u. rupcni nitf r disposed or in a manner quite incoiitUttitsilJ p ""."S- sue court, loosing Ht III lie ttances of the cam. aHinrtir.a is-, t. should have been in prison two vein ImntkJ ut uis petition, ior oaving fraudulently nut with property to the injury of his creditor. insolvent nas oeen in prison since Septette, He has kept a chandler's shop it tbe Q Bench during a portion of bisimpriuonnl adjudication will increase his incarccntiti nine Hi-onus longer, i nere can ne no hv tb lam. Mr T-n. !. .f .!.. ..... ...hv ..... wui.u m u. ui....ui. ..... .. n have been a better "spec " to hive Ksabtdll moil aim paio ins aeoit. I On Saturday evenin;, upon the sninltfll Trtm af-an. 1.. C-J.... II- I, A ... .wmihi in oyuuey, Jill, jiunnil, m clerk on the wharf, observed a man niiWUiti warning away witn a carpet. lag, ski uitesl something, told him to go back with it a Is the vessel, which, as he imagined, ttsita a J ...- . . . . 1 ,iicu witu, out tuat carpet-Dog ass not sni since. About half an hour afUrwanu,ose t'l officers of the vessel saw Martin wiliiig at with another carpet-bag, and iriestioiej tits cumstance to Mr. Marshall, who punned !ki and took him into custody, and with s path of trouble detained him until aranttUesmsi The second carpet-bag was found to be ties pertyof Major Johnstone, Police Hsjotnlt Patenon's River, who was a natsengtr, lir.lsa tin's penchant for carpet-bags, will nut W cause him to recreate in an irowd-gsog (oris yean. Yesterday Mrs. Hill ofPrince-itmt.vrutWj with illegally detaining a letter. Itippontti Airs. Hill became 'possessed of a letter thntdi Mrs. Henrietta Jones, which she declined up up unless some account was settled. Uaisa authorised Mr. Foster or Janiisoivstreetfodeai it, but Mrs. Hill still declined to giro it ok Kerr was or opinion that there wat no ehsrppe which the Magistrates had jurUietiia sal misted the case. On Monday evening, Mrs. TJoderdowBiofas ket-street, left Iter House for a short tittt,sls her return, found that a niuist 60 had been abstracted from a imtll busts her bed. A person who retided in the hm1 in custody on suspicion of having conaitlel 11 theft. CORONERS' INQUESTS. An inquest was held on Sundsy, st tk masons' Arms, on the body of Joseph i'J Hall, arred elirht vean. who WSS ttttOt-lbH drowned while bathing in Coopers Dsa ut pi viout day. Verdict, accidentally dmseti. I llasTH vnntv TiniitiKeMHasi --AoisQUotei held on Monday, at the Butcher.' Ana, W street, on tho body of a woman named Jsmwi Patrick, who, while in a stale ol'druntei,fc into the water. It appeared from the Mr. Surgeon Salter, that the decested dieah apoplexy, induced by previous intemperste and falling into the water, which irt the n the Jury returned. J Anothsr Dtura vro Du,Tl inniii-,t was held vrtttr.lav. at tbe ilirslOUSI the body of William Barcla), an ""P1,"! to Mrs. Wilson, of Lane cove, TT while In a drunken state, a few days prenw Verdict, accidentally drowned. id K irrl h hi eJ .Mis) I Original Correspondent 2b IA Editor of the Sydney Hf rvA aa ... ..... ill mM lUtttW 1 aiRf MllT 1XUUW JM "41. V" " . a it : ' M mmww hfDOtlW" account oi m emigrant! ii -think I ciiii better fulfil the wntfr,i ?-,""J the wine time do juit ice to a wry nuMi. i nv rraueiunic yuut il(mik i . . f. Li-LI- city a so n.g..., . Tbe writer is an opuient twum - beep-runner in tiou-snirc. I am, oir, Your s. Sydney, 161 May, 1839. To Lesstie Duiuid, Esq., Budttr,$!li Mv llnr 8lr.I rcirret etceedinglf f' . .... , I r..ll, cannot f" tmuoiesoroe to ju, . . . a a .a I letter lor you to tho bearer one of my olossi actjnsini.ut-n. ..-- . m. rhm tha davs of infancy I msy a " - . ' . ; . ..!... hnllttllBV been very much anoui my t.i :""V:utt k... -...I .ad since then I hsvekto'i"" many tiansaolioni m his ccamt' M fro. lie was at one tims a raj -J but ilk. manv othen. bv cnutionsry sOTTr ' : - ,,. i. --aTIMSSS"- he became unfortunate, nt. "-ijf,ls! lelligent men in an numo.o " tka,o A moie honest, stearjy, anu . ... i- II. I. . ihnroueh ludgO 01 " ; iheen.'an.l understands well the both, lie can write auo -. well, and Is admirably filled lotshetiwr store farm. . . it 1 shall be delighted to near i

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