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THE LORD MLLVILLF.
It was mentioned in our last number that this vessel was on Sunday driven from her moorings and struck upon a rock, but without sustaining any mate- rial injury : we arc now happy to state, that it was not a rock but a ~mud
bank she struck upon, and the subjoined official certificate shows, that she sus- tained no injury at all :
" We, the undersigned, having boen on board tin Lord Melville on Sunday Nov. 9th, shoitly after slit drifted on a mud bank, and remainod on board til she was got off, which did not exceed ono hour, do certify the sbip could not' receive any damage there'hping within six inches water ot what she drawed, say eleven feet six, the water perfectly smooth, and the sliip never lifted."
" JOHN NICHOLSON, Master Attendant, and
Master Royal Navy.
" JOHN M'. GRAY, Dep. Harbour Master."
The Vibilia.-It affords us real plea- sure, to announce that this vessel ha reached England in perfect » afety.
The Jane, Elsworthy, has also arrived. The Surgeon Superintendent of the Royal Admiral is Dr. Rutherford, who has performed seven or eight voyages in that branch of the public service. It was observed yesteiday, by a gentleman of rank, that Dr. Ii. must now be consi- dered as " the Commodore of Superinten- dent Surgeons."
It is said that the military strength of this colonyistobeforthwitliBuguicnted by the stationing of a third regiment. The
öth is mentioned as the one to be sent
The Royal Admiral has brought,1
among her other prisoners, forty Jîev-I muda convicts, re-tran?ported from that island as incorrigibles.
Algiers.-The latest accounts from
Algiers are strongly in favour of the French, and were confirmed by a vessel spoken off the Straits of Gibraltar by the Royal Admiral. The expedition is on a! splendid scale, and if the Dey be indeed worsted in Iheciiiiflict, his pride will for a time be effectually humbled, and his power broken.
Wo are informed that considerable apprehensions are entertained for the safety of the ship Waterloo, from this Port and China, as, although consider- ably over due, she had not arrived in England up to the time of the departure of the Royal Admiral for this colony. Tiie Waterloo sailed from Sydney in August 102Í), with prisoners, to Moreton Bay ; from thence she went on to Canton, where, in consequence of some dispute with the authorities, shs was detained, together with her papers, for some time until an arrangement had- been effected. She then proceeded on her voyage to England, but nothing had been heard ofj
her up to July last.
The performance of sacred music at St. James's Church, under the direction of Mr. Pearson, the organist, is highly creditable to that gentleman and to tha choir generally : indeed we question ii it is excelled in many of the smaller churches in England. At the morning service on Sunday last, an anthem ap- propriate to the occasion was sung by the choir in a highly impressive manner, taken from the îîook of lîevalation,|
c. li. -v. 13:
" An I I hoard a voice from heaven saying unto mt», \\ rito, Blessed ara the dead which die in the Lo-d fronihencofortu : Yea, saith the Spirit, that thoy mar r"st from their labours ; and their works j do follow thom."
By the arrival of the Hayal Admiral, \ «o have been put in possession of Eng- lish journals down to the 5th July, from milich we shall furnish such extracts in our next ns mny he interesting to our renders.-We arc also compelled, to carry over some articles respecting the South Sealslands lill Saturday.
j Wool.-We have to acknowledge the »politeness of a mercantile house in trans
[niitting to us some valuable observations, *|>y an experienced house in London, on Washing, assorting and packing wool 'sent from this colony. On Saturday we ¡shall be able to give it insertion.
Walmsley and Webber.-We understand that Mr. Bowman, of Richmond, was stop- ped i» that neighbourhood, by these daring villians, on Monday last, and, with much abusive language, stripped and robbed of everything he had with him. As wo predicted of the notorious Donahoe, we are of opinion that these fellows will continue to baffle
the parties of police sent out to apprehend them, and that accident will at last deliver them over to retributive justice. No efforts, however, should bo ¡eft untried to put a stop to their career of crime ; for we are informod that many persons in the interior are deterred from venturing off their estates, even from necessary business, from the dread of meeting with these desperate outlaws. We would ulso recommend that persons who have occasion to tiavel 'should not do so alone. They ought likewise to be well armed, and determined, should occasion require
it, to use their weapons.
The Supreme Court will resume its çittinpi. for the trial of prisoner» on Monday noxt,
the Iii til instant.
Clarence Town.- For the conve- nience of the inhabitants and settlers on the popul- ous and thriving settlement along the banks of Wil- liam's River, a Post-office is now established at Cla- rence Town, where an Inn and other improvements are immediately to be completed.
The damsels per Forth appear to be nothing behind their predecessors, the liotlyn Cat tins, in behnviour. Several of them have already been before the Bench, and, it would seem, aio fully determined to assort the pro-eminence of the lasses
from the Emerald "Isle.
The Queen Charlotte brig, belonging to Messrs. II. Campbell & Co., will sail on Friday on a senling trip. Jler particular object is to discover some fresh place where »constant supply may beob [inined ; and there is littlo reason to doubt that she Lvill piove a source,of profitable return to har enter-
There have been-no armais up to yes tei day afternoon from Newcastle, by which we tni»h t obtain further particular&of Mr. Mackintyre's me- lancholy end.
I A Court of Petty Sessions is still sitting at the Police-office, to.decide on the eligi- bility of jurors.
No further cluo has as yet been ob-
tained to elucidate the particulars of Mr. Terry's robben'. Coleman is still in Custody, and has un- dergone several privute examinations, but nothing ¡can bo elicited to lead to the recovery of the "amoney,
J The great number.of prisoners arrived
3tby the late prison ships will doubtless prove an ac
«jjipiiäition to the settlers up the countiy, and most of
whose who'have'been long waiting for governmant ^Servants may now expect to be supplied in part, at
I On the evening of Monday last a spar- ing match took place, innrcspoctahle public-house, jflnot a hundred miles from the King's Wharf, grently
to the delight of a paicel of blackguards who at- tended, and were paiticula-ly valiant in their boasts of prowess in the fistic art. None of them .however, were courageous enough to demon isstrute the same. Should a'repetition of this dis jagrnceful orcunenco take place, we hope it will fall Runder the notice of the Police.
To the disgrace of several tradesmen and sbopkoppors in Sydney, who consider them- selves respectable, thoy still pursue the disre- putable practice of vending thoir commodities with short »eights and measures. Wo recommend our readers to bo very scrupulous in examining what they pinchase and hold up to public odium all whom thev may find guilty of this fraudulent dealing, which certainly renders them as worthy of an iron gang as many already.there. . "
The press of business at the Police 'office, on Tuesday, was so great, that the sitting [Magistrate, George Bunn, Esq. was necessitated, at an advanced hour, to adjourn the court, leaving six cases of assault to be disposed of on the following ¡'day.
Several publicans have been recently
smmoned before th& Police for not having their lamps kept burning during the whole of the night, 'and fined in the mitigated penalty of ¿¿ 1, together
¡with the C03ts.
Some forgeries have been lately com jmittcd on Mr. B. Lever, for which three indivi- duals aie committed for ural. Itappears thnt somo of the blank impressions of the Colchester notes, formerly issued by Mr. Levey, had been stolen a long time sinco,.and nothing whatever was heard of them till one day last week, when one was presented for payment at the Roy .ii Hotel, with the signature |S" ii. Levey" counterfeited at the foot. Other patts
of the writing on the note were -recognised, and this
'od to the detection of tile offenders.