DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. WE this morning received a letter signed A Subscri- ber, which we have not room to insert, but whose sub- stance is as follows. That Mr. Redmond, Jun. did leave the constable by whom he was apprehended, in order to come to Sydney and offer bail ; and which act, in a young man of hitherto unimpeachable character, was, we think, a very natural act; for the being brought down 150 miles in charge of a constable on a charge of felony, is no small punishment to a man who is consci- ous of innocence, but who can have no redress hereafter from a man like Power. The story of the shooting, Subscriber says, is, not true, and discovers in Mr. Howe an unfeeling thoughtlessness, to say the least. Young Redmond has a father and mother, and two grown-up sisters in Sydney, whose respectability we all know. A singular anecdote is told of the informer Power, which reveals the man's artfulness. He has singled out cattle from among the herd of stolen ones, and forced them on the magistrates; swearing they belong to them, and telling their pedigree ever since the importation of their Bengalee ancestry. A couple of stolen beast were thus forced upon a magistrate, and taken by the latter into his possession, till a better owner be found. INDISPOSITION prevented the Chief Justice from disposing of several motions which were to be heard by appointment, on Tuesday. CONTINUED indisposition prevented the Governor from paying his weekly visit to Head Quarters on Tuesday. Mrs. Darling visited Sydney, and returned to Parramatta the same day. MR. SMITH, Brewer, of Pitt Street, met a premature death on Tuesday by the bursting of a blood-vessel. The deceased was in the enjoyment of perfect health previous to the accident occurring. Smith was a very honest man, and once brewed the best ale ever drunk in the Colony. MR. GELLIBRAND, late Attorney General of Van Diemen's Land, and Proprietor and Editor of the Tas- manian Weekly Journal, has arrived in the Governor Ready. THE Governor Ready is chartered to proceed to the Isle of France. ST. JAMES'S CHURCH. The Archdeacon preached at this church on Sunday, both morning and evening. In the morning the sermon was very good. The psalmody was also delightful. In the evening the singing was very bad. We have noticed before, that the St. James's chorus falls of generally at night. The Choris- ters seem to us to be all masters in the evening service. There is a man, who in a loud falsetto voice, pre- sumes to take the Counter. His notes occasionally border on a squeal, and he spoils the fine steady tones of the female singer, who is the stay of this Choir. The person who sings a second also in an evening, often begins and continues to lead, in lieu of following Mrs. Lancaster. If the singers would but let the last per- son really lead, and not only sing under her, but also after her, they would improve the evening choir much. In the morning, Mrs. L. in the piano parts, refrains too much. She need not be afraid of being a little louder in the piano parts. If her pronunciation were as pleasing as her notes, she would be entitled to unqua- lified praise. But at present, she pronounces badly. MR. GIRARD, was fined last week in the sum of Five Shillings, for allowing his windmill and the men employed therein, to work on the Sabbath. A Spirit of emulation appears to exist among the lovers of the Turf at Parramatta, who have felt them- selves left in the back-ground by the Sydney Amateurs. Two meetings took place last week, at Nash's Inn. John Raine, Esq. in the Chair; the ostensible object of which was to devise the means, by which a day's real sport might be "knocked up." It was intimated, that the good folks of Parramatta, the South Creek, and Windsor, The Hills; and the Nepean, were willing to forward the undertaking by bearing their part of the expense. Honorary officers were appointed to adjust the necessary arrangements and collect the subscriptions. MR. C. of Parramatta, by way of introducing English humour, and English diversion, has prepared sundry ar- ticles as prizes for athletic and other feats to be con- tested. New gowns, hats, and feathers, &c., &c., will be awarded as the meed of superiority in the ancient games of horse-racing, single stick, hustle cap and collar grinnng. THE inefficiency of the existing Custom's Regula- tions we are assured, is becoming every day more apparent. It is supposed that a consolidation of the present regulations will shortly take place, with considerable alterations and amendments. THE ship Orelia, 400 tons, Capt. W. Hudson, daily expected from London, is new, and was quite full on the 21st. March.
ONE of our printers is nearly recoverd. The others still continue unable to work. We shall not be able to publish next- Monday's number till the following Thursday. After which, we trust, the con- valescent state of our men, will enable us to proceed with our former regularity, of twice a week. A wretch whose name we shall suppress, was observ- ed by a person named Blany, employed at the Roman Catholic Chapel, to be coaxing a little girl (quite an in- fant) across the race course, and subsequently to enter within the walls of, that unfinished building. Blany suspecting the fellow's intentions, narrowly watched him, unobserved, and succeeded in discovering the de- signs that led him thither. He was instantly appre- hended and lodged in the watch-house, and was on Satur- day committed to take his trial for the offence, before the next Criminal Court. This is not a solitary instance of the danger to which children are exposed by being left unprotected, to run about the streets. Let this serve as an additional caution to parents. WE are sorry to state, that Captain Bunn met with a severe accident on Thursday Evening last. A parcel of children, and several native blacks, were making a disturbance opposite Capt. B's. residence in George Street, when in the act of endeavouring to suppress it, he broke his leg. THE Supreme Court of Bombay has disallowed the regulation for the suppression of the freedom of print- ing, which was passed by the Governor in Council of that Presidency. IT is said, that the inconvenience lately experienced at the distant settlements, owing to the extreme paucity of vessels in the service of Government, whereby a regular supply of provisions, &c., could not be ensured has at length attracted the attention of our Colonial Government, and that it is proposed to purchase vessels sufficient to apportion one to the service of each settlement. A survey of the Brigs Haweis and Gover- nor Macquarie has taken place for the purpose of ascer- taining their fitness for Colonial Service. THE Island of Ascension is now, by the face of indus- try, able to supply ships with water and provisions; which renders that otherwise barren rock, a most valu- able rendezvous for cruisers either on the African or Brazilian coast. This Island has been colonized about three years. The Slaney Sloop of war, 18 Guns, (of famous memory in the annals of Australia) arrived at Ports- mouth on the seventh of April from India to be paid off. In her passage, she fortunately arrived at the Isle of Gomeny, where the Sir Edward Strettle with troops had just been wrecked on the Acheen reef; 20 were drowned, but the Slaney saved the remainder. DR. Rumker's observations, (says a London paper) at the Observatory, Parramatta, on the Comets which appeared in 1825 and 1826, were read before the As- tronomical Society of London, at their last meeting. A peacock, and a hen of the same species, have been brought out to V. D. Land in the Persian. They are the first ever seen in Australia. MR. CUNNINGHAM, THE AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLER. MR. CUNNINGHAM, the King's Botanist, has returned from his Northern excursion; and we are happy to state, in good health and spirits. This enterprising Gentle- man,we are given to understand, has penetrated as far North as the parallel of 27 deg. within but a slight distance of the Tropic of Capricorn. Mr. Cunningham started from Segenhoe, an estate on the upper part of the Hunter belonging to McIntyre; and proceeding through Liverpool Plains, which are stated to be ex- cessively dry from drought, bent his course in a North West direction. The country through which Mr. Cun- ningham passed, is represented as being a succession of rough scrubby country, and rich extensive plains, similar to Liverpool Plains, and as being but partially wa- tered. Mr. Cunningham has ascertained, that all the rivers that have their embrochures on the East Coast, are but Coast Rivers, being separated from the interior by a range of' mountains running North and South, on the East of which they have their sources. Mr. Cun- ningham, was on the West side of this range, and came across the sources of some apparently large rivers, all of which seemed to take a North Westerly direction: This seems to give some color to the theory, that there is an inland Lake or sea, into which these Rivers flow. Mr. Cunningham was obliged to alter his course in about 28 deg. or 29 deg. in consequence of the surprising drought, and keep in a more Northerly direction-the interior possessing the appearance of an absence of rain for many months. In the centre of the plains, were large Ponds in Chains, which, in wet seasons, are no doubt joined, and form extensive streams.--We trust that sooner or later we shall be favored by a detailed ac- count of Mr. Cunningham's travels, from the pen of that enterprising Botanist himself. The Triton loads with Colonial produce for a direct Voyage to Europe. She is expected to sail in the early part of November.