(ÏBOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS.)
With respect to tho case of Mr. 0'Keefe,_ J.P., of Sandhurst, whose poouiiar conduct on a certain rocent occasion was roporcud on by a board-which found that it would be improper for him to retain ¡his commission of tho poaco-tho Minister, tvhilo agreeing that there had been improper conduct, does not consider it neces- sary to cancol his commission.
A largo deputation to-day mado a renewed applica- tion to tho Ministor for Mines for a liberal voto in aid of the Creswick Mining Disaster Relief Fund, in order to niako it a nucleus for a national acoident fund. The Ministor promised to recommend tho application to
Tho Metropolitan Liedertafel intend during next weok to. give a complote rendering of the music of Warner's opera Lohengrin, having sent home for copies, a full issue of tvhioh have boon obtained.
Inspector Secretan, who has for a long time been head of the detective polico, has resigned.
Tho Minister for Railways (tho Hon. D. Gillios) is | confined to his houso by illness, and will in consequence
bo unablo to open the St. James' railway to-morrow.
At tho Hamilton Court to-day a stockownor, named M'Carthy, was order to pay £!30 damagos for thrashing a schoolmaster at Condah for not teaching to dofondant's
The Premier to-day promisod a deputation from the Harbour Trust to rosorve the land required for a direct out from tho Yarra to the sea, Mr. Sorvioe expressed tho doslro of the Govornmont to assist in carrying out
Sir John Coode's sóbeme.
William Sloan and Co. report the sale of the Brunette Downs station, in tho Northern Territory, South Aus- tralia, for £10,000 cash. This station oomprises 10,000 square miles.
Tho Bishop of Melbourne deliverod a lecture-being the sixth of the course-on tho Aoooalypso, at St. Paul's Church to-day, in the prosence of a orowded con- gregation. Tho bishop dealt at considerable length on the evils of city lifo, deducing warnings from tho decay of Rome, and tho prosout communistic and nihilistio movements in the principal Europoan citios.
The list of oxhibits to bo shown in tho Victorian court at tho Calcutta Exhibition now oomprisos 8000 exhibits from 262 oxhibitors. Not a single oxhibit has been bought, all boing voluntarily contributed.
Mons. L. GrasBiis, a momber of tho Agricultural Society of La Gironde, in Franco, has nddrossod a lottor to Mr, L. L, Smith, in wh'oh tho writer com- ments upon tho bad mannor in which colonial winoa na
a rulo aro mado, and strongly urges the uooeBsity of I groatly improved collarage accommodation.
Tho Titlos Office Inquiry Board sat and took further j ovidonco to-day, which went to show that tho dolay in I tho issue of titlos complained of was in part owing to
the numerical weakness of the offico staff.
_ Considorahle intoroBt was shown at tho Sandridgo pier this morning in the shipping of horses by threo steamers for India at tho samo timo. The Gulf of St. Vincent, ono of tho atóame«, took on board 800/ in
eluding Bomo remarkably good horses sent by the Hon. W. Pearson, of Gippsland. The Nowcomon takea a fino lot, including eome thoroughbreds well-known on the Victorian turf, from Busy Park, Gippsland. There was also a lot sent by tho Pathao ; altogether nearly 1000 wore shipped to day. The horace were all led on board in accordance with a new plan invonted by a Mr, Warren eome years ago.
In the annual competition for prizes for Greek and Latin composition at Trinity College, the second prize has been awardod to Muster C. W. Power, late of the
Brisbane Grammar School.
In an action heard in the Supreme Court this morn- , ing. Stewart v. Bank of Australasia, for the dishonour
of plaintiff's cheque for £31, the jury returned a verdict ( for the plaintif! for £174 damages. ' ,
The Bishop of Melbourne has deliverod a sermon
against the craving for religious excitement, ,
A boy five years old, named Wobb, fell into tho Murray near Echuca. Hi« mother, who was unable to swim, witnessing the accident, jumped in after him, but was saved by her clothes from sinking, and.
recovered the hoy. Ho waa insensible when taken out L
of tho water, but ho recovered.
A very fino camellia show of the Horticultural Improvement Sooiety waa opened by his Exoallency the
Governor thia aftoi noon.
A man, who called himself Lieutenant Gordon, and claimed to be a nephew of Sir Arthur Gordon, has disappeared, and a warrant ia to be ieaued for his arrest. Ile hired a buggy and pair, and went for a drive. One
of the ponies only was returned, hurt. The buggy has,
beon found damaged on a road. The other pony han .
not beon henrd of.
Canon M'Cullogh, of Sandhurst, delivered a lectitw " inreplyto Mr. Justice Higinbotham's notable address '
thia evening at Sandhurst.
A conference of the Irrigation Lenguos was held to- day at Echuca, at whioh various proponala in favour oí carrying out local irrigation acharnes wera advocated.