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MAURITIUS.

VIA ADELAIDE.

Advices from Mauritius report the yellow sugar scarce, and from 1s. to 2s. per hundred pounds ad-

vance.

SAILED.- April 13, Welcome, for Launceston, with 661,000 pounds (French weight). April 21, Amazon, for Melbourne, 1,620,000 pounds. April 25, Grey-

hound, 551,000 pounds; Mary Miller, for Melbourne,     729,000 pounds, April 28, Agnes Holt, for Melbourne, '5780 pounds; in addition to the Wild Wave and Ex-   press, chartered for Melbourne.  

Freights to England, £3 5s, to £3 7s. 6d. per ton ;  

to Australia, £3.

Exchange oil-London, from par to 2 per cent, pre-   mium for 90 days' sight.  

NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL. - A tea meeting in aid of the Congregational Sunday School at Newtown, was held in the school-room on Monday evening. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the  

weather most of the seats were occupied. The tea was given by ladies of the church and congregation, and the tables were tastefully adorned with vases of choice flowers. After tea a public meeting was held, which was presided over by Mr. Thomas Holt, M.L.A. The secretary read a report of the proceed- ings since the last anniversary services. The treasurer read his balance sheet, which showed the school to be in debt about £20, and the chairman promised a cheque for the amount, on condition that the proceeds of the tea meeting and the collection at the close should be devoted to the purchase of books for the library, which already numbered nearly 700 volumes. The meeting was addressed by the Rev. W. Moss, the Rev. W. Slatyer, the Rev. S. Ironside, the Rev. T. Johnson, the Rev. A. W. Murray, the

Rev. J. Voller, the Rev. B. G. Wilson, and the Rev.

S. C. Kent.      

NORTH SHORE. - In our account yesterday of the

proposed arrangements for celebrating the marriage   of the Prince of Wales we omitted to mention that,   previously to the commencement of the festivities undertaken by a committee of the School of Arts,

prizes will bo delivered by the Rev. W. B. Clarke,   incumbent of the parish, to tee most deserving children of the Church of England Sunday schools in the parish of St. Thomas, Willoughby.

SUDDEN DEATH. - An inquest was held by the City Coroner, at the Observer Tavern, George-street North, yesterday, on the body of Mr. Henry Hayter, aged thirty, who, as stated in our issue of yesterday, died very suddenly on board the steamer Balclutha

(of which vessel he was second steward), on Monday   afternoon. He frequently complained of violent pains   in his chest, and the disease from which he was suffering produced so much discomfort that at length he took medical advice, and arranged to remain in Sydney while the vessel made one trip, in order to re- gain his health. On Monday afternoon he was taken worse, complained of pains in his chest, and suddenly fell down in the pantry, and expired in a few minutes afterwards. Dr. Hamilton examined the body, and was of opinion that he died from apoplexy. The de- ceased was a native of Scotland, came out in the Queen of England, and was a very sober, steady man. Verdict-"Found dead in the cabin of the Steamer

Balclutha, and that his death was caused by the visi-   tation of God."  

FATAL OCCURRENCE AT NEWTOWN. - The Coroner's inquest of the body of an infant named Annie Keep,   aged nine months, was resumed and concluded yes- terday. It appeared from the evidence that the mother of the infant, wife of a gardener living at Cook's River, came into Sydney on last Saturday afternoon, in company with a neighbour named Mrs. Streeter, who also took her infant with her. They   returned by bus to Newtown in the evening, and then walked down to the White Horse Hotel to await a

conveyance to Cook's River, the time being then nearly eight o'clock. After waiting a short time they heard a cart passing, and at once ran out to get a lift on their journey. In front of the hotel is a water trough, and a few feet from one end of this trough is a well, into which (the cover being insecure) the poor woman walked. She screamed out, and Mr. Richard- son, who keeps the house for his son, ran out, and upon seeing what had occurred, he threw down to her the end of a rope which happened to be lying close by. By means of this rope the poor woman supported herself on the surface of the'   water, and at the same time she pressed her infant to her breast hoping to save its life with her own. The alarm soon brought a number of persons to the spot;   one held the rope, while Mr. Richardson put a ladder down the well, and went down, and fastened a rope round the woman's light  

aim and neck. This being done, she was pulled

up; but by that time she was so much exhausted     that she was necessitated to loose her hold of her   infant, and she almost lost her own life through the rope being placed round her neck. The body of the child, quite lifeless, was got out a few minutes after- watds. Until very recently the water has been drawn from the well through a pump, but as this pump got out of repair, the cover was taken off the well,   and the water tsaen therefrom in buckets. In this way water was drawn out at one o'clock on Saturday and the cover (which consisted of loose boards) was  

not properly replaced afterwards, hence the sad occurrence. A lamp is supposed to be kept burning outside the house every night, until ten o'clock, and it was .bserved that this was burning when the poor woman was rescued from the well, but it was not   satisfactorily proved that it was burning before 'the occurrence. Mrs. Keep swears positively that it was not burning or she would have seen the well. It should be mentioned that the well is twenty-eight feet deep, and that at the time of the occurrence there was a depth of eighteen feet of water in it. The coroner in summiug up pointed out that there had been great negligence in regard to the covering of the well, and that there was evidence to show who   had been guilty of this negligence. The jury after deliberating a considerable time returned the following verdict .- "We find

that the deceased Annie Keep died from asphyxia by reason of her mother falling into a well with her, which well was not properly secured, but the jury have no evidence by whose negligenee this happened.

A rider was attached, recommending the Coroner to communicate with the proper authorities on the sub- ject, in order that the well in question and other dangerous wells in the neighbourhood might be pro- perly secured for the future.

CONCERT IN AID OF THE RANDWICK ASYLUM. —A

grand concert in aid of the Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children took place last night at the Prince of Wales Theatre, under very distinguished patron- age, and was numerously attended by the inhabitants of this city and its vicinity. Lady Young, Lord John Taylour, and     other members of the vice-regal party were present, together with a great majority of the leading person- nages of Sydney and their respective families. The use of this new and magnificent theatre was given in the most handsome manner by Mr. W.S. Lyster, the   lessee, free of all charge, the highly effective opera company now performing here, joining with the princi- pal professional instrumentalists and vocalists of Sydney in volunteering their gratuitous services for the occasion. The members of the Orpheonist and Philharmonic Societies also kindly united in the choruses—the whole forming a combination of talent such as has been seldom called together, and certainly never with a better object than the furtherance of the interests of that admirably managed institution—the Destitute Children's Asylum. The   assistance of the band of H.M.'s XII Regiment, the band of the Volunteer Rifles, the band of No. 2 Bat- tery Volunteer Artillery, and of the opera orchestra, was also placed in requisition. The programme com- menced with a selection from "La Semiramide" of     Rossini by the band of the Twelfth, who executed the

music entrusted to them with much ability, under   the conductorship of Mr. H. Prince. The chorus (from Mozart's Twelfth Mass) "Gloria in Excelsis"   followed, in which the members of the Philharmonic and Orpheonist Societies (with a full orchestra) did ample justice to the sublime strains of that splendid composition. A solo-pianoforte—a fantasia on airs from Balfe's admired opera, "The Rose of Castille,"

was next brilliantly performed by Master Alfred An-   derson; after which a Barocale was sung by Mr. F.   Ellard. Mrs. W.J. Cordner achieved her usual success  

in an aria of great sweetness, and being encored, was

succeeded by the production of vocal selections from   the Norma of Bellini. In the prayer and cavatina, "Casta Diva," the highly cultivated voice, and   correct musical taste of Miss Julia Simmons were     heard to the greatest advantage, her execution of the grand invocation of the druidical priestess being honoured with a rapturous encore. The grand chorus of "Norma cometh" was very finely given by the     two musical societies. The first part closed with Tinney's "Antelope Galop," by the Artillery band.   The second portion of the entertainment began with the overture to "William Tell," by the opera     orchestra, under the conduct of Mr. Reiff. Mr. J. E. Kitts then sang "The winter log," amid consider-   able applause, the next item being a new serenade, "I'm listening for thy voice," composed by Mr.   Frederick Ellard, and sung by Mr. Squires. This was done every justice to, and very generally appreciated as an elegant and graceful composition.   The well-known buffo aria "Largo al factotum," was admirably sung by Mr. Frederick Lyster; Schubert's   fine romanza, "The wanderer," was exquisitely sung   by Miss Georgia Hodson; and Barnet's song, "Fare-     well to the mountain," always a great favourite with the Sydney people since first sung here in public, years ago, by Frank Howson, was admirably given by Mr. Wharton. Donizetti's duo, "Consolarmi," by  

Madame Escott and Mr. Squires, and Emanuel's descriptive scena, "The desert," by Mr. Farquharson, terminated the second portion of the programme. All   the pieces in the second part were encored by the audience. The splendid band of the Sydney Battalion of Volunteer Rifles, under the experienced conductor- ship of Mr. D. Callen, played a selection from the opera of "Marino Faliero," at the commencement of the   third and last part, followed by a chorus from Haydn's "Creation"; a song by Madame Flora Harris (music     by Mr. W.J. Macdougall, and words by Mr. J. S.   Moore); a grand duo concertante from " L'Etoile   due Nord," by Messrs. Ellard and Anderson; a national song by Mr. Waller, and the popular air of "Robert toi que j'aime," by Miss Julia Simmons. The Misses Royal sang a duet from "Traviata" with   much acceptation, and the "Spring Feast Galop,"   was produced as a vocal and instrumental finale. The   whole affair terminated, at a very late hour, with the National Anthem. At this concert (which came off with so much e'clat) Madame Flora Harris was the leader of the sopranos, Mrs. Cordner the leader of the contraltos, Mr. F. Ellard the leader of the tenors, Mr. J. Waller the leader of the basses, and Mr. W.J.   Cordner the director of the combined chorus. The accompanists were the last-named gentleman and   Mr. W. Stanley. The conductor of the concert, as a whole, Mr. Douglas Cullen.

WAVERLEY.- A public meeting waa called for Mon-

day evening, the 8th June, at the Municipal Council Chambers, to consider the best means of spending the general holiday; but, in consequence ef the incle-   mency of the weather, it was thinly attended. The general impression, however, was that Waverley being in such close proximity to the city of Sydney, all loyal  

subjects would go there to witness the illuminations, &c., and that any local demonstration on the night of the 11th instant, in Waverley, would be unnecessary.

ROYAL MARRIAGE CELEBRATIONS AT LIVERPOOL.

A meeting of the inhabitants of Liverpool was held on  

Friday last to take into consideration the best means of celebrating the marriage of the Prince of Wales. Mr. G. Whiteford was called to the chair. The meeting  

unanimously agreed that a feast should be provided by public subscription for all the children and the in- habitants of the town. A subscription list was at once opened and £20 collected. Since the meeting a considerable sum has been added to this amount. A committee was appointed to carry out the necessary arrangements for the celebration. On Monday evening a meeting of the committee was held, when it was determined that in addition to the feast there shall be a good display of fireworks, bonfires, &c , and that a band be engaged for the occasion.

TOTAL ABSTINENCE. - The usual meeting of the Total Abstinence Society in the Independent Methodist City Mission Chapel, Sussex-street, was held on Monday evening. The young people belonging to the Band of Hope recited pieces. The chair was   taken by Mr. Carr, and one or two addresses were   given. The chapel was crowded, and a very lively   interest taken in the proceedings of the meeting.   Many at the close signed the pledge.  

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