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A recent Dispatch from the Secretary of State has, we are given to understand, decided that the oiß3e of Colonial Treasurer is to be no longer at- tached to the Commissariat Department, but dis- charged by some oiBcer specially appointed by the Local Government. It is generally thought that the Collector of Revenue will be selected for this purpose, but we are not able to state what addi- tional remuneration will be awarded to the Hono- rable gentleman, for the greatly increased duties he would have to perform. Under any circum- stances if Mr Sutherland should be called upon to fulfil the office of Colonial Treasurer, an effi- cient person must be appointed as his Clerk, to whom a good salary should be given, as holding an appointment of trust and importance.

The arrival of the Anna Maclean brought into the colony the wives and families of three ticket- of-leave holders, who have been sent out through the Emigration Commissioners by direction of the Secretary of State. From proposed arrangements in England we are led to believe that many more families will reach our shores under similar cir- cumstances, and in many respects the disadvan- tages under which we labor from the non-intro- duction of free emigrants to any considerable amount, may in course of time be removed.

Since the trial and sentence of the late Master of the Eglinton at the Special Sessions of the Peace held on the 2nd instant, a Petition was drawn up and presented to His Excellency, pray- ing the remission of the fine which the Court had awarded, in consideration of the great loss of per- sonal property which the Master had sustained ia consequence of the wreck, as well as the serious injury which he must necessarily sustain in his profession from the disaster and his consequent conviction. It appears that His Excellency was unable to entertain the prayer of the Petition, in consequence of the authorities before whom the case was tried, when fixing the fine of £50, having taken all these circumstances most fully into

their consideration.

We have been given to understand that cattle shooting in the bush, to a considerable extent, has for some time past been carried on by unautho- rised parties in the neighbourhood of the Murray. The attention of Government has been drawn to the circumstance, and the result of their interfe- rence will very shortly be made known.

The proposed line of Road via Kelmscott will shortly be inspected as ^ar as Kojenup by His Excellency in person, who, we are informed, in- tends performing the journey for the purpose.

Private information has been received from

England which states that a gentleman has been appointed there to fill the office of Crown Solicitor in this colony.

We are informed that instructions have been received from the Home Authorities to erect a

building in Western Australia, capable of con- taining a stand of arms for three hundred and fifty Pensioners ; it would thus appear that the Pensioner Force will be considerably increased, and moreover be permanent here. We have not as yet heard whether the proposed building will be erected in Perth or Fremantle.



This long talked of match came off on Tuesday, the 9th iust., on the Perth Cricket Ground. At an early hour the spectators began to arrivo, and by ten o'clock the field presented a most lively appearance. The bounds were marked by small red flags. At the upper end of the field a mar- quee was erected for the accommodation of the ladies where luncheon was provided for them, Messrs Condron and Toovey supplied the eatables and drinkables, besides whose shed, was a stand with refreshments, and the itinerant pastrycook constantly perambulatedjthe ground. We noticed among the spectators His Excellency the Governor attended by his Private Secretary, the Comman- dant, Colonial Secretary, &c, and the field was graced by nearly all the beauty of the metropolis. A band occasionally enlivened those present by

playing many popular a\jfs. There was a strong muster from Fremantle, as th¿ match excited ge- neral in tero Jt, both sides making sure of winning. The day was line but rather warm. When the field was placed and the »peotators were grouped under the shade of the trees, the whole scene pre- sented an a*pect worthy of the pencil of an artist* At i past ten the wickets were pitched, and Perth having won the toss, put Fremantle in, when the followiug score was made the first innings :


Taylor, ct by Parry. 4 0. King, b by Rosser. 9> Dighton, b by Wellmnn ... 1 E. King, b by newman ... 2 Rosser, b by Wellman ...0 Parry,leg before wicket... 7 Henderson, b by Jones ...16 Jones, b by Newman .6 Newman, b by Wellman...23 Dyett, b by Fagan .0 Fagan, b by 0. King . 2 Clifton, ct by Wray.., 4 Gale, b by 0. King. 3 Wellman, b by Fagan..' 0 Tapper, b by Wellman ... 2 A. King, run out .O Wray, b by Wellman. 3 Gilbert, ct by Newman ...17' Prime, not out . 1 Inkpen, b by Henderson... 1 Baughan, ct by 0. King... 0 Connel, not out.I.V'T.

Byes. 7 Byes.,\.12

- It o balls. 2 62 Wide balls. 1


Taylor and Dighton took the bats, Wellman bowling the first six, and sent out Dighton with a first-rate ball with one run. Bosser then went in, and as great accounts had been given of his bat- ting, the field was widened, but it was unneces- sary, as Wellman with a fine ball scattered his stumps the first ball. Henderson, who is consi- dered by many bhe best player on the Fremantle side, now took his place at the wicket, and Jones sent him back again by a splendid ball vvitU a score of 16, comprising one 4, four 2's, and four J's ; the four was a fiue cross hit ; Henderson knocked up catches at the first hit und the sixth, both missed. Newman then went in and made a good score of 23, namely : one 5, one é, two 3, two 2, and four 1, and was sent out by a firbt-rate ball from Wellman; of the five runs three were obtained by bad fielding. Gale went in, and was sent away by a ball from C. King, with 3 rues.. Fagan then took the bat, but a ball from C. King caused him to retire with two runs. Tapp«r was bowled out by Wellman with 2 runs, and Wray7 by the same with 3 runs ; the last man Baughan, was bowled by 0. King without a run, this made the score 55 runs and 7 byes, in all 62.

The Perth eleven then took the wickets, C. and" E. King going in first. C. King was bowled out by a fine ball from Bosser with 9 runs, throe 2's and three l's ; the 1st and 3rd two, were splendidi slips between the point and short slip. Parry then took the bat, and was put out with leg bo fore wicket with 7 runs, one 3, one 2, and two I Jones went in, a ball from Newman sent him to the right about with 5 runs, two 2, and a one Dyett succeeded, but retired with a round O, by the persuasion of a ball from Fagan. Wellman went in, but a ball from Fagan sent him back, again with a similar mark to Dyett's. Clifton continued the play, and made 4 single runs, being caught out in first-rate style by Wray-being de- cidedly the best piece of fielding during the day 7 wickets down and 34 runs. A. King was the next, and was run out without scoring. Tha score now was decidedly in favor of Fremantle, when Gilbert went in and brought Perth up with

a score of 17 runs (being the longest one made ? this^inniugs on the side of Perth), consisting o£" two 3's, three 2, and five l's, he was caught by

Newman. 9 wickets down and 57 runs. Inkpen '' took Gilbert's place and was bowled out by Hen- derson with 1 run. Connel not out. The soore for Perth was 46 runs and 15 byes, in all 61 ; one less than that of Fremantle, they having 1 run to go in with the 2nd innings, which gave the' fol- lowing score :


Prime, ct by E. King. 0 Connel, run out. % Dighton, st by E. King ... 5 A. King ct by Rosser .10* Taylor, b by Wellman ... 0 C. King, b by Newman ... O' Rosser, b by Jones .20 E. King, b by Newman ... 3>

Henderson, ct by Connel 5 Parry, not out. 6 Newman, ct. by A. lung, 1 Gilbert, c1 by Fagan . 3> Gale, b by Parry . 0 Jones, ct by Newman.0

Tapper, leg betöre wicket 7 Clifton, b by Fagan. O' Fagan, runout. 0 Wellman, not out.16

Wray, ct by C. King .0 Byes...,. 6 Baughan not out. 0 -

Byes. 4 45<

- 1st Innings.61

4V -

1st Innings.C2 106

- And 3 wickets to go down


Prime and Dighton took the bats, the former was caught without scoring by E. King, and was succeeded by Taylor, who was bowled by Well- man also without scoring, Dighton was stumped out by E. King with 5 runs, one 3 and two 1. 2 wickets down and 6 runs. Bosser went in and was bowled by Jones with 20 runs, four 3, one 2* and six 1 ; the two first three hits were fine batting. Henderson was caught by Connel with 5 runs, one 2 and three 1. Newman was caught by A. King with one run. Gale was bowled by Parry without a run, and Tapper went out by leg befo e wicket with 7 runs. 7 wickets down and 36 runs. Fagan run out without'scoring, and the last man Wray was caught by C. King also with- out a run. Baughan not out.

On Perth side Connel and A. King took the bats. A. King was caught off the hand by Bosser with 10 runs, three 2 and four 1. C. King took his place and was bowled by Newman without scoring. 2 wickets dowi and 16 runs. E. King went in next, and was bowled by Newman with 3 runs. Parry auceeeded, not out with 6 runs. Connel run out with two runs, Clifton was bowled by Fagan without scoring. The interest in the game was now intense. Parry and Wellman were at the wickets. 7 wickets were down and only 26 runs got, but Wellman's fine batting soon set the matter at rest, and after he had obtained 15 runs, the game was declared for Perth, with three wickets to go down.

On Perth side in the two Innings, 9 were bowled out, 1 leg before wicket, 5 were oaught. out, 2 were run out, nnd 5 wickets not taken. Jones took 2 wickets, Wollman 6, C. King 3, and

Parry 1.

On Fremantle side, 12 were bowled out, 6 were caught out, 1 run out, 1 stumped out, 1 leg before wicket, and 2 wickets not taken. Newman took 4 wickets, Fagan 3, Rosser 1, and Henderson I.

The fielding of the Fremantle men was in many opinions better than that of the Perth, and a very general impression appears to exist that if the Perth men practise they will beat at the return Match, aB they decidedly possess the best batters The bowling is about equal, and therefore prao

tise is all the-Perth eleven require. to make them field more carefully. ? . >