NEWS OF THE DAY.
THE overland telegraph line to Port Darwin was in terruptod last evening, and up to tho time of our going to press communication had not been restored. Wo are consequently without our usual cable intelligence,
. His Excellency Lord Carrington has boon appointed District Grand Master of the Freemasons of Now South Wolca, English Constitution, in tho place of District Grand Master John Williams, who recently resigned the office. Mr. Williams has received frvm the Grand Secretary of the Masonic frateriity in England th« following letter notifying tho appoint
I mont:-"Grand Secretary's office, Freemasons* Hall,
Groat Queon-streei, London, W."0., January 28, 1888. R.W. Bro. John Williams, por D. Grand Maxtor, New South Wales. Dear Sir and B.W. Uro..-On tho 3rd instant his Excellency Lord Ourriiigton, P.O., CM G-., Past G. Warden, tolographod to tho M W. Grand Master that you had resigued your oflico as D. Grand Master of New South Wales, whereon his Royal lligliness transmitted a message-in reply appointing his Excellency to tho position thus vacated by yoursolf, and his patent as D. Grand Master goos out to his Loid-diip by this mail. In accepting your resignation thus notiliod, and which ho does with regiot, his Royal Tlighnoss commands me to convey to you his wami appreciation of the valuable Masonic sorvicos which you luve rendorcd to tho craft in New South Wales dunns the two terms of office as D. G. Master, which have done so much to further the interests of Frco masonry in that colony. With all good wishes for your future wolfaro, I remain, &.c, SnAUwmx H.
CLERKE, Grand Secretary." ,
His Excellency tho Governor has approved of tho Centenary Universal Exhibition, whioh is to open on the ldihiusiant, being rogardod asan exhibition within tho scope of tho second section of the Patent» Law
Amendment Act, 42 Vio, No. 27.
TKSTCRDAY tho Premier recoived a deputation fiom tho ^t. Lennards Borough Council with reference to the 100ft ro-ervalion at Middle Harbour, between tho Spit and tho " Quaker's Hat." The doputation wished to have iho land in question dedicatod for publio pur- poses, and vested in t'-o local Council. Sir Henry Parités piomi«ed to see Mr. Garrett with roference to
th« application made by tho deputation. Ho alpo I stated, in reply to Alderman K. Punch, that ho saw no objection to giving tho Council tho "Quaker's Hat,' although, added ho, parenthetically, " I do not know whether it would fit any alderman." Subsequently the Premier receivod a deputation norn the Mastor Plumbers' Assoc ation with reference to the appoint- ment of a practical plumber to the Water and Sewerage Board. Sir Henty promised to consult with his col- leagues hoforo making any appointment to the board. A deputation of North Shore residents was to have waited u on tho Piemior rogardtng the con- struction of a low-level bridge hetweon the city and St, Leonards, but tho interview was postponod.
Tun Ministor for Justice left Sydney yesterday afternoon lor Melbourne. Ha will spend two days in 1 the Victorian capital, and return to Sydney about Tues-
TnB Minister for Mines, accompanied by Mr. Harrie Wood, loft Sydney yesterday morning, for the purpose' of visiting tho Jenolan Caves. Mr. Abigail believes that several matters in connection with the cavea re
' quiro attention, and it is piobablo that as the result of
the visit bettor facilities will bo afforded to tourists for . inspecting tho great attractions of tho Fish River.
No candidatos havo yet announced themselvos to I contest tho vacancy in too representation of Central
Cumberland causud by tho rotiremont of Mr. Vnrnoy P.irke3. It is understood that Mr. John Nobbs, Mayor i of Granville, will oomo forward in tho interests of
! freo trudo, and tho names of Mr. C. E. Fullor and Mr. j N. G-. Bull aro mentioned as possible candidates in
tho protection intcost.
Mu. Jonx R.irj, Under-Secrotnry for Works, will I retire from the public service at the end of tho present
month, in accoid ince with tho piovisions of tho Civil Servico Act. Mr. Rao has been HO years in tho Govcrn i rmmtservuo. Since tho yoar 18G1 he has boon Under I Secretary for Publio Woiks, and from 1801 to 1877, I when Air. Goodthap took the position, ho wns also ' Commissioner for Rail«ay?. Tho Government, it will
hu remembered, recontly decided to call upon all Civil servants over tho age of GO years to rotiio, unloss in tho opinion of the Ministerial bead of tho Department their soivicea ought to be retained on account of tho techuual or depai tmontal knowledge thoy possessed. Mr. Roo is upwards of 70 years of age, and .the Ministe," for Woiks has, wo beliovo, writlon a minuto granting him a month's holiday, mid advising his letiiemont afterwards. Mr. Rno's successor will, it is undirotood, be Mr. Barling, tbo Chief Clerk of the Works Department, who na* for many jears chief c1 oik in tho Um hours and Riiors Dopnrtniout.
Tux whole of tho aisonsors and crews of tho steam- ships Tanuudico and Guthrie havo been landed at the Quuiantino Station, and accommodated in the hou«os at i that placo Tho Tannadice, having been thoroughly
disinfected and oleansod, was roloasod from quniuntino and handod over to tbo agents at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. Tho cleansing of tho Guthrie will bo fiui-hcd at 7 a.m. to-day, whon sho will bo roloased fiotn quaiantino and handed over to tho agouts Thoro has been no development of smallpox amongst tho persons confined at tho North Hoad. Tho pa^scngois and crow of the Tartar are still quaian tincd on hoaid tho vessol. Tho nationalities roprepontod on this steanior aro: Crow-Europeans, 10¡ Chinese, 27 ; La-cirB, 19. Passengors-Europeans, 171. Chinoso, 89; and an aboiiginil. Total, 103. Tho two patients o i Inard tho hospital ship Faraway aro reported to bo progressing favourably,
A Tr.r.nonAM hns beon received by the Superintendent of Tologrnphs from the telegraph stationmaster at Broken Hill, from which it appears that the depart- ment in Sydney is not responsible for tho vexatious delav to telegiams at tho omeo at Broken Hill, and that tho doteniion is solely duo to the tact that the South Austialinn Dopai tthent is unablo to allbid tho use of sufficient wires to carry the heavy traffic The telogram i< as follows:-" Mes^agos fearfully dolayod on South Australian line; we onlv gota few hours circuit on that line every day. From about 5 until 10 p.m. wo can nevor get circuit ; consequently we are on clearing South Australia until 2 and S every morning. If I complain, South Austialia tolls mo it is their lino and
their stations must bo served lust."
Tnc Mayor of Sydnov (Mr! J. Harris) has appointed Mr. T. A. Playfair comptroller and goneial supervisor of the water and sowerago department under tho Cor- poration.
RKOENTIA- somo impiovoments -wore carriod out at tho Homebush cattle yards.» A better system of
j drainage was constructed, and the sbeopyards wore tar I pavod Tho Mayor of Sydney, accompaniod by tho
City Surveyor (Mr. Richards) visited tho yards yester- day, with a view of inspecting tho improvements, but owing lo the state of the weather ho was unable to mako a thorough inspection.
IN Banco yo-toiday a somewhat peouliar onso was stated by Mr. District Court Judge M'Farland, chairman of tho recont Quarter Sessions at Yass, in order to elicit tho opinion of tho Court. A half-casto namod John Boll was indicted upon an information charging him with shooting at James Wedgo, with intent to do him griovous bodily hann. Upon that indictment the accused was liable, under tho 22nd sec- tion of tho Criminal Law Consolidation Act, to ponai eonitudo for life, but undor tho 8th section of tho samo Act tho Judgo, if thoro wore extenuating circumntnncos in the case, could sontonce the prisoner to a torm of imprisonment, the minimum of which, howovor, undor tho Amending Act, could not bo lo« than three years. Tho jury, having recom- mended the priconor to mercy, and the circumstances of the ouse, as disclosed by tho défonce, being undoubtedly of an extenuating character, tho presiding Judgo in- flicted a sonteneo of only six months' imprisonment Tho question tor tho Com t to decido was whuthor, under tho sections rofoiTod to, tho Judgo loyally had powor to imposo any lighter sonteneo than threo years, notwith- standing that tho prisoner waa bonodted rathor than wionjred by the ponalty awarded. Tho Court decided the judgmont was eironeous in point of law, and ordered tho prisoner's discharge. In the Jury Court, hoforo his Honar tho Chief Justiee, in tho action of the Bank of Now South Wales v. Brown, a vernict was givon hy consont for tho plaintiff for £3517 19s. lid.; and in tho action of Biown against tho Bank a vordict was given for tbo defendant. In tho Divorco Court, before Mr. Justice Windeyer, the suit of Newman v. Newman stands as part heard.
IT will havo b'en noticed by a cabio mossago pub- lished j e^terday that the Privy Council, iu the caso of Slattery, appellant, nnd Naylor, for and on behalf of tho Borough of Petersham, respondent, havo resorvnd judgment. It will be remombered that in the year 1Ö85 Mr. T. M. Slattery was fined at tho Police Court, Newtown, £5, and 7s. 2d. costa of Court, for violating a bylaw mado by the Municipal Coun- cil of I'otOMham, respecting interments in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Petersham. Againit that decision Mr. Slattery appealod to tho Supremo Court, and on the 23rd November, 1885, the matter carno on for argument before tho late Chief Justico (Sir James Martin), Mr. Justice Fauojtt, and Sir George InneB, but in consoqueno of two prior decisions, viz., ox parto Flack*-(1, N. S. W. L. R, 27)
and Brooks v. Selwyn (3. N. S. W. L. B. 256), th« appeal " wasl 'dismissed. Mr. Justico Faucet* mid ,Sir Georgo Inuos, however, expressed dis-
satisfaction with those two decisions. Mr. Slattery thoa mado application for louve to appeal to tho Privy Council j hut it was refusod, on tho ground that the sum of £500 was not iuvolvod by tho doctsion.' After this refusal Mr. Slattery sont a petition to London to tho Queon.iu Council, praying for special loave to ap- peal. This potition was rotorred to the Judges of the Piivy Counoil, who recommended her Majpsty to graut tho special leavo requested. That having boon granted, the proceedings woip Pent homo, and tho aigu nient on tho questions involved took placo ou Wodnusday last, when judgment was resolved.'
MESSRS. Goorgo Campboll Addison, Charles James Passmore, and Guy Ernest Moro'on Edon, hnving pnpsed tho necessary examinations, wera yesterday admitted by the Full Court to practise at tho Bur of
New South "Wales.
AMONGST the Buccosaful candidates nt the medical examinations in London, in January last, wns Mr. Robort Thompson, jan., of Guy's Hospital, formerly a pupil of tho Sydney Grammar School, who was ad- mitted a member of tho Royal Collogo of Surgeons of England, and also as a Licentiate o£ tho Boyal Oollego of Physicians of London.
THE following is tho number of votos polled by tito several oandidutos who woio nominated for tho position ol' directors on tho Sydnoy Hospital Hoard. The ballot took plneo at tho Town Ball on tho 1st instant, and resulted in tho first four gentlomon boing elected: -Messis. James Martin, 203 ; Alexander Dean, 220 ; John llatris (Mayor), 108 ; John Hardie, 195 ; A. J. Riley, 189, Henry Gorman, 129 ; Thomas Playfair, 86 ; and O. E. Jeanneret, 28.
DR. W. RuDotrii CLAY, who for the past l8 months has been resident medical ollicor at tho Sydney Hospi- tal, and Who has now rosignod to outer on private practice at Rockdale, was on Wednesday evening lost entertained at a fnrowoll dinner by his friends and fel- lows nt the hospital. Dr. Fishor proposed tho toastof tho evening, and referred in eulogistic terms to the high esteem in which Dr. Clay was hold by nil who know him. Dr. Clay acknowledged tho toaBt and the kind- ness phown bim, with sincero thanks. A pleasant evening was passed with musio and songs.
A VERV pleasant social gathering took placo last evoning at Gunslor's Café. Tho occasion was the do- pai turo for England by tho mail steamer, on Monday next, of Mr. Campboll Galbraith, a member of tho firm , of D'Arcy and Co. Mr. Ft auk Farnell, jun" M.L.A.,
presided. Tho toast of " The health of our guest, Mr. Galbraith," was proposed by JJr. Farnell, and responded to in an approptiato speech. Tho banquet was Borved in the bent style by Gunsler's Caicring Company. About SO gentleman assomblod, and spont a most pleasant
Tnn illuminated invitations to the Centennial State banquet, which wero intended as Bouvotiirs to be given to each guest who was present on the occasion, havo now been suitably engrossod with tho namos o£ the various guosts, and are ready for di-tribution. Mr. Burnsido intends to have the cards sent to tho various addressos m tho metropolis and Buburba, as far ns pos-ible, by tho ond of next
ABOUT 00 or 70 people gathered round tho Queen's Statuo last night in re-ponso to an advortisoment call- ing a meoiing to ptotost against the orcction of the State House. Tho proposal was criticised on tha grounds of its usoio-s and wasteful olianiotor, and a resolution was canied, on tho motion of Mr. Easton, seconded* by Mr. Black,-"That, in the opinion of this mooting, tho orcoliou of tho State House is a wholly unnecessary and unwarrant- able waste of public monoy." A committee wns ap- pointed to organiso public meetings in Sydnoy and th« stibutbs to'agitato ngnin-it tho election of tho State House, Tho committeo consists ol' Mosprs. Easton,
Dawson, Black, Symons, Allan, and Saunders, with power to add to their numbor.
TnE Burwood and Strathfield Wednesday Half" holiday Association hold thoiv third annual picnio on Wednesday last, leaving Burwood station at 12.30 for Sir Joseph Banks pleasurog-rounds, Botany, where a vory ploasout afternoon wns Bpont. Dancing, sports, and games whilod away tho timo vory pleasantly until about 0 p.m., when an adjournment was made to tho largo povilion to partake of an oxcollont meal providod by the genial proprietor of tho ground (Mr. Frank Smith). Aftor full justico had been dono to tho good things providod, gamos woro again indulged' in until the time for loturning, evoryano expressing themselves pleased with tho day's outing. Tho WodnoBilay half holiday is a gteat boon in Burwood and Strathfield, and tho association is not behindhand in making tho most of their half-holiday in tho week.
ON Friday morning tho Compttollor-Goneral o£ Prisons (Mr. Maclean), in company with Mr. N. Stewait, tho visiting magistrate to tho Parramatta Gaol, visited that placo to mako a dopartmontul inquiry into tho ciroumstancos attending tho death of a prisonor named George Hoch. Wo understand that the inquiry was mado on the application of Dr. Violotto, tho visiting Buigeon. Dr.- Violotto, Mr. Cunningham, (tho dis- penser), Warders Roach, Kelly, and CShancsoy, and a prisoner named M'iunloy woro examined. The medical ovidonco will be submitted to Dr. Malcaurin, Govern- ment médirai offioor, for report, and tho wholo will then be forwarded to tho Minis tor for Justice for pei usai.
ON Thursday night last, at Parramatta, during
a thunderstorm, Mr. W. E. Boutcher, stationer, ' rcooived a slight shock from tho electrio fluid. His umbrella, which he was carrying open at _ the timo, was violently torn from him, and he himsolf was thrown against tho fonce in Marsden streot. Boyond experiencing a severo headache and dizzy feeling, ho was otherwiso uninjured.
1 LASI Sunday, tho 20th ultimo, being tho second anni- versary of tho opening of the Huuter-Baillie Memorial School Hall, North Annandale tha Communion was celebrated at tho closo of the forenoon service. The
Bnv. P. Falconer Maokonzie delivered au appropriate discourse On Thursday, 1st instant, a numbor of lantern views woro oxhibitod in tho hall by Mr. Percy
"ordern. Tho?o consisted of illustrations of old and now Sydney, the pathotio talo of Jane Conquest, and tho pantomimo of Cinderella and tho Slipper, besidos a variety of comic viows. At the olo.o of the ontertain mt'nt, on the motion of Rov. P. F. Mackoiizio, a vote of thanks was orcordod to Mr, Hordern.
OUR spocial correspondent in his " English Gossip," which we publish to-day, notices tho proposed visit of the Quoen to San Remo, and tho application by a London daily newspaper for an injunction against one of tho now London evening papers for what is deemed to be, if not an infringement of titlo, misleading, and a breach of copyright Our correspondent alludes to some incidents iu connection with the Times, to Mr. Buskin's opinion of tho present and past Englishman, and to Sir Coutts Lindsay's intention to further develop tho intorosts of art in Au«tialin. The effect produced by the imprisonment of Mr. Graham, MP., and Mr. Burns, in connection with the Trafalgar square disturbances, and othor matters of interest, aro also treated by our correspondent in his " Gossip."
DELTA writes as follows :-" As a visitor to your oity it has occurred to mo you have a modo of muking a much bettor pavement than you havo for pedestrians, which you do not utiliso, as now being done throughout England and Scotland, goueially in the vaiious laigo cities-that is using tho screen- ing from tho stone-breaking machinoa, mixed with a proper portion of cement, which makes a good solid pavement, and if propoily gono into would entirely suporsedo tho presont system."
A conriEBTCwnu.N'T, siguing himsolf " J. 0. T.," writes to us pointing out tho dnngor to h wilt h caused by tho uso tor food of cattle inoculated with pleuro virus, and states that ho has heard on good authority that manv of tho cattlo slaughtered at tho Glebo íslaud Abattoirs aro found to be in a Btato of disease from pleuro, but still are allowed to bo sold to the public
THE sitlmgs of the Metropolitan Court of Quarter Sessions weio continuod at the Darlinghurst Court- house yesterday, before his Honor Mr. District Court Judge Wilkinson. Mr. Fitzhardingo appeared on behalf of the Crown. The Court was occupiod through- out the day in hearing a caso lu which Captain John Jamos Veal, of tho British American barquo Annie Stafford, was charged with having inflicted grievous bodily harm upon a seaman named Toll i Samuelson. The accused was acquitted, but as thcro was another ohurgä against him, he was bound over to appear on Tuesday next A -.umber of persons who had boon rt,
manded were sentenced at »boat C «'.lock. Robert Ellis, who had been convicted up on au indiotment
charging him with having attempted to criminally assault his daughter, was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, and was aleo ordered to receivo 15 lashes on the 23rd of the present month if the doctor considered he -was capable of undergoing the punishment of the lash. The list of cases down for trial on Monday ap- pears in another portion of the paper.
AN inquest was held at the Princo Alfred Hospital yesterday regarding, tho death" of a woman named Mary Williams, who died in the institution on Wednesday last whilo nnder tho influence of chloro- form, which had . beon administered to her in order that an operation for cancer might be performed. The jury, after hear- ing the evidence, roturnod a verdict that tho woman died from tho effects of chloroform j that the anmsthetio
was administorod with duo oaro and caution ; and that I when unfavourable symptoms manifested themselves f everything that was necessary was done by the medioal Dion present with tho 'view* to avert a fatal issue. It was mentioned by the resident physician at the hospital that this was the first time that anyone bad died in the institution whilo under tho influence of the auresthetic in question, and that from the begin- ning of the year 1882 till the end of 1887 ohloro form had beon administered upon the premises to 35Q0
AT about half-past, 2 o'clock yestorday afternoon a man named James Turnbull, 4,0 years of age, a resident of Bourke-strQet, Woolloomooloo, was admitted to.tho Sydnoy. Hospital, and on examination by Dr.. Hughes ho was found to be suffering from a laperatcd wound on the scalp 2in. in,lenglh, tho bonoibeing exposed, also from concussion,of tljo biaih, It was.stated that he fell down a cellar, a distance of 12ft., in Bn.dge;S.troot, thus sustaining: tho injuries alludodto.
Tup. following is tin? ordor of soryïco at St. Andrews' Cathedral on Sundnynext:-Morning, 11 n.ml: Te Doum, Smait, in F; anthem, "But tho Lord is mindful of his own"'(Mcndolssohn). Evening, 3.15 p.m.;'Magnificat Tours, in F ; anthem, " Tho souls, of the righteous aro, in the,bant} of God" (Ulvey) ; litany (Tallis).
. WK,aro requested to announce that tho Mast_ Rev. (ho Primate iii t',> preach at St. Mark's, Darling Point, on Sunday morning^oxr, 10.30, whon special collections'will
bo mado on behalf of the church fund.
AIKSSKS. Macgregor, Harris, and Co., of this city, havs received ddvicos by, mail that thoy havo been granted'lettors parent in England for thuir pato ut olqctrio storage batteries fop lighting buildings and motivo purposes. ,
. THE Blue Ribbon Gospol Army havq secured u largo mission hull at 403, Sussex-street, and intend fo hold regu- lar meetings thnroin. An eisrht-days' mission in connection with the opening will commonce to-morrow (Sunday).
THB tenders of James Eidmun, for tho supply of provi- sions, groceries, broad, moat, milk, wines and spirits, &a-, tj the following Government institutions during 1888-88, havo been accepted:-Peimanent Military Foreoat Victoria Barracks, Dawes Bullery, George, Bradley, and Middle Heads, South lionel, Boro" Mund, and Nowcastlo ; N.'f.S.S. Worooa; Quarantine Station, North Hoad; Coast Hos-
pital, Littlo Bay,; Hospital for Insane, Gladesville.; Hos- pital for Insane, Calkin Park ; Section 1, Hospital for Insano, Parramatta ; section 1, Benovolent Asylum, Liver- pool ; Lunatic Rocoption House, Darlinghurst Gaol, Shaft6bury ' Refoi matory, and nil Sydnoy establishments generally. < ' '
TUB following is the report of the Benevolent Asylum for the weak, ending February 29 :-Admitted, 7 women, 4 children ; births, 7 ; deaths, 2 ; discharged, 9 women, 24 children ; íqinajning in, tho house,, 99 wonion, 141 children ;
total: 213. 'Provisions distributed: 1780 loaves bread, 12151b. Hour, 0351b. meat, 52Glb. sugar, 131 .lb. tea, 74¿lb. sago, ISGIb. rice, 21b. arrowroot, 8311). qatmcal. Fresh àppiiqutions for îeliof, 25; cuses reported by the inspeotor, GS; in 10 cases tho relief was discontinued;'¡U 2 cases,tho money allowed, towards payment of rent, was disallowed ; ?total number of cases relieved, 465.