Wheat ia steady at 4s. Gd. Corn sacks sold at
SUNDAv SCHOOL EXCURSION.-Tlio Point Piper Hood Congieg-tional Sunday School ohildren wore yester- day treated (o their annual excursion to Chowder Bay. The steamer Alcfeymiet was engaged by the committee to con- vey tbo children and tboir parents and friends to tho picnic , ground, and. «ho made two trips from tho Doublo Bay Jetty,
.end one from tbo Circular Quay for that purpoeo, taking a large numbtr of visitors on each occasion. The children Were supplied with an abundance of sandwiches, cake, &c, ¿ut, owing to (lio intonso heat, they woro unablo to tako ?fut in the gamos which woro provided for their amusemont
.Without a gTâotdeal of discomfort.
A MURDER COMMITTED SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO. - The Argus of Monday says:-The extraordinary murder case which has occupied the Criminal Court for two days was concluded on Saturday, and resulted in the conviction of Patrick Geary, and the acquittal of his wife Margaret Geary, who was accused of being an accessory after the fact. Independent of the confessions of the male prisoner, the circumstantial ovidence adduced established a strong case against him, and, as the presiding Judge re- marked, few people who had bee present at the trial could doubt the correctness of the verdict arrived at by the jury. The prisoner listened to the words which sealed his doom with the same composure he had evinced throughout the proceedings. His conduct was not marked by any symptoms of bravado, but he seemed to accept the verdict merely as what he had anticipated, and had nerved himself to bear. When, after pronouncing sentence of death, the Judge concluded with the solemn
words, "May the Lord have mercy upon your soul," the prisoner drew a long breath, and audibly remarked, "Amen, this is the last of poor Patrick," His wife pre- served an equally unmoved demeanour. Neither the
dreadful doom to which her husband was sentenced, nor her own escape from a similar fate, appeared to affect her, for se accepted the order for her release with the same
air of stolid resignation that had characterised her during
THE PKINCE OF WALES THEATER-Madame --Cora Lamont, the female magician, and assistants, have -been giving exhibitions nightly during the week to .modérate huasca. Of the lady's ability, or tho novolty of come of the tricks, thora can bo no question ; but as it ia an - exhibition more suitable for a private hall, Buch as the School of Acts, than a theatro, it has not boon a success. Tbo dramatic company resumes ita duties this ovoning, %ith two of Boucicault's playB, " Eldo" and " After
Dark," with, original effects, and cast as oa rocont ropro
THE VICTORIA THEATRE. - Tho "Marble Heart," originally introduced in Australia by Mrs. C. N. -Sinclair (many years ago), and which has sinco provod a 'groat attractsT when performed by a compotont caet, was Îlaycd on hw* Saturday and Monday night« to good houses.
Ire. Darrell aa Mab Maroo, and Mr. Carey as tho Cynio, - carried off t_a highest honours. East Lynne, with its sickly sintauaaiality and improbablo plot, has provod at- tractive, owing to tho excellence of Mrs. Darroll's representation of tho dual charactor - Lady Isabel and, Madame Vino. Lucrozia Borgia was played on. Thursday night to good business, and last evening- thoro was a full house on the occasion of tho ? complimentiiry benefit tendered to Mr. Bonnett, tho lessoo. This was not undeserved, aa no ono could have workod ».'dor to rezáis- tbo theatro worthy of patronago, or tako Greater p»ino jn having pieces porfonned in a creditable ' gj&uner. «» The Lady of Lyons " was the first pioco, and Mrs,, Darrell and Mr. Power acquitted thomaolvos with great credit. Madame Milthorp, Mr. Darrell, Mr. Carey, Md others, oleo filled their parts acceptably. "Battons,
a new conieây, written by Mr. Harold H. Stephens, a local author, -g«, given as tho afterpiece ; but from tho late hour
M which it «as produced, any notice of it must bo de-
THE NEW ENGLAND SILVER AND ANTIMONY UBB.-The votd " tin " was omitted in tho following «entêtée of a paragraph that appeared in our ÍBStte of thursday: Tho (in oro is vory plonttful.