TOPICS OF THE DAY.
We need scarcely remind our volunteer friends, and riflemen generally, that the Kapunda matches com- <*> mence to-morrow. The mining intelligence from the Peninsula con-
' tinues to be very eatisfactory. The Wallaroo end Moonta Mines are yielding larger quantities of ore than ever. Captain James Wf__ungton, of the Mooata has, to tbe regret of the proprietors, felt it necessary to send in his resignation on account of ill-health. At the New Cornwall Mine the repairs to tbe engine-boiler had been nearly completed, and the engine was expected to get to work again on Friday night or Saturday morning. The lode at the Karills -Cue is tw*niiag out very well, aB also is that at the Matt— The north lode has been cut at the Duryea Mine, but was only penetrated to a very slight depth when the mail left. It was -ridding mundic > and black ore. The proapeete at the Kftrkanlls Mine have improved considerably ; they have cut what is t supposed to be the main lode, and we are informed that, judging by what can now be seen, there will be no difficulty in i-uung 100 tons per month. Wo beer that a project is on foot for recommencing work on the V—lean Mining Company's property, and arith . good prospects of success. The Napoleon Mining Company have recently received some fine specimens of ore from their property north of Port Augusta, and in a day or two we shall probably be in a posi- tion to furnish some further information from this quarter. We have also heard of fresh discoveries in other directions, and expect soon to be in possession of particulars. The proprietors ot the newly discovered silver-lead mine, Cape Jervis, returned on Saturday from a surveying end inspecting trip, but the results of the 1 inspection caunot be known until Mr. Jen—u, the j irjinerttlogietwho?crioiTjpanied the party, prepares his report. We understand that other claimants besides the discoverers are likely to contest the granting of a ?ninsral lease, on the ground of an error of distance from one given point, but the original party feel con fident that their description is su—eiently correct for the identification oi the precise spot where the ore lias been discovered. The present proprietors have surveyed the ground, and forwarded the surrey direct to the Government. The funeral of the late Mrs. Cheethatn, wife of tha Rev. Henry Cheethatn, of Kensington, took place on Friday, 13th instant, at the burial ground attached to the Congregational Chapel in High-street. A con siderable number of persons were present, amongst whom where the Bevs. F. W. Cox, W. Harcus, and John Gardner, the Hon. W. Peacock, Mr. L J. Barclay, Or. Mullcr, Dr. Taylor (Mayor of Kensington and Norwood), Messrs. C. Fisher, — Caterer, W. Hughes, E. B. W. Crlandfield, _<%, all of whom followed in mourning coaches and private carriages. Several persons in connection with Mr. Cheothain'e congregation also attended. The Ber. W. Harcus read selected portions of Scripture, aud engaged in prayer. The Bev. F. W. Cox then read a portion of Scripture, and addressed those assembled in the Chapel in a most solemn and impressive manner, paying a high tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased. The comn was then carried to the grave, where the Bev. John Gardner addressed a few words to the assembly aud engaged in prayer. Much sympathy was shown to the bereaved minister and his family, and many of those present were deeply anected. On Friday, the 13th instant, a very interesting lecture was delivered by F. H. Needham, Esq., 8.N., at the Hindmarsh Institute, on " Becoilectione of tbe Crimean Campaign." Mr. Pickering presided on the occasion. The lecturer f*ommenced with a description of Constantinople, giving a favorable sketch of the Turki. He then followed the fortunes of the fleet through the a-tair at Odessa to the) time of the invasion of the Crimea, describing the advance of the tj*oops t
the ——tie of the Al—a, and coatdoding with a brief sketeh of the final operation*, interspersed with cne_B*&e_tstae a__d_tea. At the come——on of the ?setore a heaile vote of thank? waa given to Mr. Heeriham and akn to the Chainaa—. The amount of fees received at die Lands Titles Office, and pa-fable to the general revenue irrespective of the Aseui_ice Fund and the fees to the Lauds Thles C*om-—anoners are as fbUoars:—For the year ending Jane 30,1861, £2£68. The veto—as for the present year are made up to the 90th May, and show the rec-q>to for tbe II uiOfith6 to have been £3,0—); if the proportion for die month wanting to complete the year be added, the total for the year ending 30th tost. wiU appear aa £3£94, against £3,888 last year, or an increase of £42S ia rouiid numbers—l3 percent. If the rec-expte increase in the same ratio dining the neat IS months, aided by tbe increased rate of charges to be made, Ut? ret—rna of thecaance will be about £4,60a We understand that f—ere is a probability of tbe Beal Pi*operty Act being shortly mi-educed into New Booth Wales. Mr. Torrens has been in com mun**atio—l with that colony and has d**-">d a Bill tu-them- Ou Sal_Tday mortung an inquest was held at the Adr—iite Hospital on the body of El—abeth Ann Pi-Awurth, a lilrle girl about 10 yea— of age, who died at tbe Hospital the previous day from injuries received- from burning on Thursday last. Mr. T. Barlow was elected foreman of the Jury. Tne first ant—ss called, after the Jury *riearing the body, was Mrs. Sarah Ann Duckariar-h, arho stated —lam a tn-resed woman. I live in Start-street. I am the mother of die child. A Utile after 6 o'clock last Thursday evening the accident occurred. The de ceased and another little child were in the room, at the tin—. I was caxning home when the ut-radeot oc-1 curred. I was at a neighbor's house. When I came back I saw the —"ceased on the Intent—i floor in flame*., and acreaeaing. Mr. 'Booth—aa was in the house when she first saw the child in —itxtes. There was a small piece of weed in the fire when I left I—tne. From what the other little girl, her sister, said, it appeared that the deceased was stringing beads, die dropped ao—ic, and took the candie off the table to look tor diem, arhen her clothes caught fire. Bttth diihlren had crinoline on. Her husband was at Hi—at Remarkable. He avas a blar-k—mit!?, and freqnenlly sent ber motley. By a Juryman—The clt*i*ea?ed*'adi*e&s was a stated—l am a publican, residing in Start-street. On I Thursday rTrrirntrh-t a littlr rjiri ran a~rorri tnhinhrmnn aad said Bmy aster is on ire.** I inu_eb-ately ran across the street and fband tin; deceased m flames. I need my best endeavours to quench the names. There waa a candle oa the table. Tbisre waa a piece of arood in the fireplace at the time. I have known the mother of the deceased for some tune; she bears a good character, and ia a very kind aad attentive mother. I was three or four aninmtes q—enching the flames. I ?est al templed to qtaeneh the a—nes arith a tebiecloth, and afterwards need two inatti—sea. The mother of the deceased is not tacwiigent in leaving ber ehi—taen. By a Juryman—The oaecenseri's little sister told me the c—eeaaetrs dress araa on fire. F**exa—reek Spicer stated— lam Assistant Colon—l Surgeon. The eventing before last the deceased aras bt-onght to the Hospital. I tprjHcd the aaual raaedie*. It waa a hopeks case of b-rnirag. The injuries were very e—tensive. The Jury bronght in a verdict " That the tteceased I3iee betfa Ann Backworthcaaae to her ttasth by awtneatol banting." In the I—aobcaft Court on Saturday a tarcond-c—sii t—lilrare waa awarded to J. B—ttples, to he sa?pe?_dcd 9or aa months. With respect to the casta of opposing caeu—twe, Be Honor held that an opposing creditor was only ratified to bis coats in thetrvetit of its being proved that die estate of tbe insolvent aras benefitted by the opposition, Mr. Ilabbart, lan_3evdof tbe Tanl-Jit— Hotel he* lately mndean important dmeamery on some pm chased —nd of his own. This chscovery, bo tar as nt I—own, emi?toof a qui-lode, with strong] i |?i..i;..? at* gold, bat to what extent of average -—aaritae to bo eeen by the resalt of projected assays. We are _bb*?—ed that Mr. Hiobart specially engaged a wir-liBC _a nib mini to msprrf the lode, but the value and ottarennrta-dareeannot beascertai_-dt—l tjjat getitl-a—a girea hh report. Our attention baa been called to the present state of the footpath on Eart-terrace, near the Stag Inn, w—eh dnraSag—-late wet weather was quite iinp—isabie, h—ing nothing Boore than a mass of mml. As the pats ill question is atesmrelj used bypssseagen ws _are ao desbt ths a__hor——a arill see the propriety of man_d——dy or—-ring the necessary —efaain i before t—? w—waatber seta m again. Miwua Puuaaai d and Donay gave their nn—— grand eooeert in the AiVtatrlr Assembly Booms, on fiat—rt—y evening. H— ***—"?",— —.j __> Doininic Italy and Mias Daly were present, aa also were His Hooor t—? Chhef Jf_*rice, the Ireae—rer, the Attoraey- General, the Coan-i—saeoer of Pubh"e Works, and aasnj !??liina, ririirnii The reservedl aeata wore not, however, ao well Sued aa usual; in fact, Satardav night ia the worst in the week fbr this part of the hones, but iterideutly makes no dUaurtin—e to the non la——ltd re—a, which were crowded, as they always are. Having ao frequently ckacrihed the wonderful pea—cm_uees of these gifted artists, it is needless farther to repeat oft-told e—togies ; sufn-B it to say that a—irly t-erj piece waa tacoctd, the audience appeal iug as if they eoald sit alt night to listen to strains of harmony such ae have rarely been beard in A—d-i?V- M—a Bailey t—bctiv—y cot-rihoted to the plrniiam of tbe evening, and eras greeted arith fre q—?t applause and several encores. The inetrn aaental potiion of the concert consisted of operatic rater-don-, fitnt_sitas upon nation—l airs (most wonder fully eav uted), and that ex-traordi —uy pi*i>Ju_tioat,—. "The aJtid Heroc-'* Paasagea of great beauty and thrillmp p_J.—i ahoamd in thaii coaapoal—km, the merit I of whii— is certainly very coaisidi-r-bL;. We have no i ctdnbt, however, that Messrs. Poussard and Donay could still more e-_-crively eauborare the coucjptioa of _iii ma?irail poem. One desidin-arum is that every fresh passage in the cotnposiia—n should be introduced by a. few notes from some wtnl-known hymn or son£ that would insla-tly serve aa a key to the sa-iopci&. To some e-tent this is done; tor ex ample, ?* Beanllacaio-a of Home** are irtbtantly inVwtififd with the music from "Home, sweet kaone,** arhich is here very skilfully i_bro cb_ted. To carry ont this idea, " Tne ap proach of Death'' might be ushered in with a tew Botes from the areat-knoarn piece— ** Vital epmsk." If wa aright suggest an add-tien to the sjaipais, it would be—"SabbaUi in tbe Bush"—introolncing "The Evenirg Hymn" or ** The Vespers.** In this way the din—?en* parts of the compovttioa would be so dtstiaiguished that even persons without -in?i?.| dis cri—ii—atk—i would be at no loss to follow the idea of the nseoe, step by step, from the opening to the close. We saoold like to near a composition of this class wroaght ont to the full extent of oar talented vitutors* power, and cuasti-ating—not one part of three, bet one part of two in the prograinme of the evening. Nodiing strikes hoaae to the heart equally with tunes that are kmotom, and arhere these are freely ta*_**odnc-d in the rooree of a pnabjaged piece, tii_y coast—ate the e***n_, of which tbe original portions tn*e tha i*kh setting. This is a class of _u_ic capable of uniting all deea*rip-ooa of coinposition, sacred and | secular, and die e_t~-wrdanaa-y power possessed by Messrs. Poussard and Donay of performing variations npon well-known pieces, until they gradually and tmperecptibtj aae_ away into tm&cthing unanown,' wonld enable them to produce wo—lertal eifoets in what we aright t*rm a grand nausic epic. To-night Mibms Pous?ard and Dooay arill give their tenth I a-MM-rt at Wbn-'a Kooms, and "Tha Dead Heroes" wiU be pel fia Bird fbr the third time. This is, we are ass—cd, the last week these talented art—ta will per form in Ark-—trie The St-otti—l ctnn—, better known asTheKose ef Ettra- Tale,'' than aa ? WandtrhigStetiiiie,'' waa peta—-oedat _toVieto—ca T—ait—e onSa:tore—y evini-g, to a full hoone (except infthe drr-ss —a-cfe). Tha > (lieccis fall of ineoDgrtioes iiirirlcnts and ihcemneehe-sihi a?-ntaona, of —arirh—i t-nnettions from pe-ceful vil lages to robbers* caves, from rural £d icity to deeds of bloodshed, and tace versa, all of which would be suffi oentiy stni-tling if they were less incons-rteut. Mr. Grer—e's co—ipany, however, enacted their parte adn—rably arel!, and the app—use from the anilirtu-' was abundant. Mr. Cbaptnan gave a clever and remarkably vigorous impersor—? torn of Wandering Steenie, the wild Scotch man of the piece, whom the p—y-t—l terms ** a mind less rover." Mr. tjteville perfonned Guy of the Gap, the low eo—aedy hero, as t—unly as could be desired, tad Mr. South deserves co—inendatkm for Ids cor rect and spirited rc-der—g of lied -Umald. Mr. B. Mncgowan played Brand o* tbe Brae, one of the murdering vi-au— of the piece, but it was hardly in his fine. Mrs. M-tcgowan was quite successful as ]_wrette, tbe Bose of the Vale ; and at tile fall of the curtain the was recalled, with Mr. Chapman, Mr. Or-aille, and Mr. South. The iiiterlude am. occu pied with a inari-ei?' hornpipe, ereculcd in capital stjfe by Messrs. John and Willie and Miss Julie Ed ouin, and wbicb aras warmly encored. The bur h-ttp-e of u The Lady of Ljous" closed the entcr temrnent, and gave the an-ie—re an oppor twnify of enjoying once ntore Mr. Grerille'e inimi table "make op" for Parilmc, and Mies Bose Elorain'e clever c_ric_t—-e of Claude. To-nigbt tbe buriosque of " Fra Diavolo" arill be presented tar the flrat tin.e, and the clraiim e€ a 11—Jacobi__" On faa-nrday, the 14th in-tont, the football match, aa previously sruwojioed by advert—ein-ut, araa played apon the North Park Imnde, npon the spot nsaillr taken op by the crieszters. The match waa bet ween the past aad present eoUegiaiia, and thore mai-rder of the Adelaide Football Ci-b. Hr. T. o*H_lt-ran aras -kescn captain of the Co?rgia-s, and Mr. CD. Cooper, captain on the town aide. The time appointed for the commence—lent of the play waa 2 o'clock, at which time all tne members of both Chtba bad asaemriled oa the ground, and the weather knig truly t**sit-fuJ, a large eoiicxmrse of l-diesand pa—c—m attended toe-itacasthe i-texest-ig ,spact,
and most of thiem renuined oa the ground till the dose of the game—a little before sundown. The at-r-ctious of the field were greatly added to by the band of the West Ada—ado Bifles arhich, during the day, played some most excellent music The College side won the toss and took the eastern side of the field, which gave them the advantage of a fresh breeze, which was blowing in then* favor, when they went in end continned till the finish. The play co—lmenced decidedly in favor of the Col legians, apparently through having the wind in their favor, and eontin—ed going on most satl_tactorily till about half past 3 o'clock, when a dispute arose on accotnit of the ball being kicked through the goal of the Pinks (the Collegians) by tbe Blues (the Towns men), which aras disputed by the Pinks on the ground that they were entitled to a free kit— as tbe ball was behind their goal. After a short discussion this point was conceded by the Blues, and eufc_>wtedged to be no goal; tbe game waa then resumed and kept up tail sunset, arhen ** the araU " was lield, neither party gaining the advantage, being, in tact, a drawn match. With regard to the game of football, if what are aritacesed of the sport on this occasion is a lair specimen are can only say that to qualify for this pastime one ought not only to be swift on toot and strong in limb, bat shoald have the capacity of bearing " punish mtmt," judging from die many and heavy capsizes that took place. With regard to the play, we think we an; ju<*tified in specially uientio—ing the skill and pluck cbamlaved by H. Gawler, Caesen, and Cooper, oa the put of the Pinks, and of Ihe M-Bsre. O'Hallorau on the part of the Blues. On Saturday last a single aricket match took place between Mr. B. Woods and four of the members of the Eastern Suburban Crieset Club. The afl—r created oonriderabla exxntement amongst the lovers of the nnbta gaoie, jnau—tneb as it was fatutwn that Mr. Woods is one of our best cr_*keters, and waa to dis play his —?<?—.?*? ?g—inat. fonr v<—y promising and sfa—iy playing young —lembers of the Eastern Suburban Club. Previous to the match the bete were in favor of Mr. Woods. The*. Cole is looked upon amongst the juveniles as their chanipion boarler, whilst Gooden is cons——red all there arith the bat. Tbe game t-o—imenced shortly after 2 o'clock, aud con cluded at about a quarter to 5. The Eastern Siiburbana took the wicket first. The ian—wing is the score:—
fielders. From the score it will be seen that the —astern Suburbaos won by IS runs. A large company has just been formed in London, called the Italian Carrying Company (laiinited). Tbe object of the andertnldag is to provide means of transport at the terminal and totermediate stations along the fine of the ?"?——- Railway and routes of the staau—re on a similar plan to the establishment of Messrs. PirA—td — Co, of London, collecting for despatch by rail, and dii—rib—ting on its arrival. The enormous amount of i—-rrjba—idise and produce con veyed apon these lines, for which the existing native in——s of conveyance has been found to be totally inadequate; when it is known that a single line of railway—the Great Indian Peninsula Railway—con veys 750,000 tons annnally along its line, it is snf ficaentiy convincing of the great want of oa organised company tor n-eeting this traffic. The t2hairman and la-rectors of this new cornpony are all Dirr*tors of the aeveral lines of rada-ays in India, with, the exception of Mr. Hadow, arho is Deprily-Chaii-oon of the P. and O. Cornpany. Having been infoianed of the errrilencn of material and workmanship of the drays built in Adelaide, Mr. B. Gm-ney Wooldridge has been tm_a_issio_ed to proceed and forward by the first ship a --—tW of b—iock-drays for this company to the porta of Calcutta, Madras ?—d Bombay; and snould they at all meet the expectations for—ed of them a large order will be immediately returned lo him for audi a number of draya as will employ every dray-tmi—— ? ha Adelaide for many months in com pleting. Mr. Carvnaso is now building those im mediately required, wtaich will be Bent to Calcutta and Madras by the Ck__okee. It is to be hoped the first i_s_ument will give every satis—ction, as in that case a most exl*—isive bosiness coniiecf—on in that line will be sure to arise between A did tide and India.
Faibti-1 D—-r*s Apoioov. —The Galway Vin dicator states that the following is am accm-ate copy of Father Daly's apology to Bishop _? Evilly:—* I beg leave to express my sincere regret in not having obeyed tbe mandate of my bishop, issued to me on the —i*h December hat, arhich waa preceded by several letters of entreaty and ren——st—ance. I have also to express my sincere regret for having violated, by the public or&brafaon of mass, and by hearing eo-Je-n<an. the snspcnsioa inflicted on me by my bishop. I regret having addressed the people on Simu—y, January 5, in the chapel of Bushy Park, and Eaibseqaently in this parish church of St. Nicholas, on the subject of the suspen-uM. I i*ei*ret tfa excite ment treated in the Houae ol God and in the public atreeta, and as a inblister of religion I conjure those arho behaved irreverently in presence of the Blessed Sacrement to make reparation for the insults offered! to oar Blessed Lord in the sacranent of his lore. I; d<*—re to express my entire ilisappTebatioA of the use ef —nguage derogatory to the office and authority of my bishop, and of any line of conduct or form of expression on the part of any person whomsoever calculated to coerce or overawe those whom alone the Holy Ghost has appointed to govern the Church of God iu tbe free esereise of that authority confided to them by the exi(rose of St. Peter, the eiwreme visible head of 43rod*s Chuinchthe Vicar of Christ upon earth. I do hereby request of my bishop, in virtue of the powers specially delegated to bim by the Apostolic See, to absolve me from the eajspension he irdlicted on me, and die irregularities I i-curred by its viola tion.—(Signed) P-TJ-K Dai~." Ths Pbesce or Wales xs the Holt Lakd.— The following is an extract from a private letter:— " The Prince was at Hebron avhile we arere there. He and his suite obtained permission to visit tha Cave of Macpeb—, Abraham's but—l place. They are the first Christians who have been allowed to enter it since the Cn-odea, nearly 700 years ago. Dr. Stanley says everything is kept in the most beautiful order, and \ —-fci-g could be more war*— ??'*<*l**y than the state in srhich the tombs are preserved. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Sarah. Betantra, end Leah are buried ' there. Two of the sh—lrs were inclined to give annoy ance and show their animosity at Christians being allowed to enter the cave. The Governor of Hebron, l_r—ever, had them tut-ned out, or rather he escorted them out himself, and the remainder were very com plimeutary to the Prince, Baying that they were glad to have the oppro*taaity of shearing any civility in their power to one of the Princes of England, to whom their Government was so much indebted for kind offices, that they looked on it as a great compli-1 meat to themselves that the heir to the throne of England had visited one of their holy pieces, Ac So that altogether it was very aa~_f—*tory. The Prince had a reg__r little army accompanying him, and the' Pasha of Jerusden?. aras present in person at Hebron to receive and escort him. The Prince visited Hebron on the 7th of ApriL" Acstba—Ais Suns.—The total loss by fire of four Aufda-lian padtet-ships, belong—g to Ltrt*rpool, within the space of five months, is a fact aiiffiiicn— y rem—rk-ble for special record. A tea-grani receive i yesterday announces the destruction of die last of the number, the Ocean Chief, which aras burnt at Bluff Harbor, New rValand She was die property of Messrs'. James Baines and Co., of loverpool, aad was one of the ?ri*U-known Black Bali lame of packet— She -riled from Liverpool last year arith emigrante for | MeltMurne. When destroyed she ?—(engaged to con vey five stock to Otago, and left Melbourne in Jam—ry last with 4,000 sheep on board. The other three Australiain vessels destroyed by fire within the last few monriiH were the Sovereign of the Seas, the Prince of the Seas, and the Empress of the Seas. They were all engaged in the emigration trade. The bass of eo many fine ships by the same means, and arithin eo short a period, suggests the possibility of there being eon—-thing wrong, and to ascertain the canse it is not improbable a searching investigation arill be nude.— London Paper. SexnAY Batti—s.--The late terrible struggle at Pittsburg adds to the long list of Sunday battles. The facts are ao clear in this and numerous other conflicts, and the results have been eo nniform and d-cisive, that commisot is not only ararranted but taeananded, alike by philosaphy, p*_riotfam, and piety. Tne general statement cannot be gainsaid, that the more important ma?ventente of the ?—*?—??l forces, in the early stages of the present war, arere made on Sunday, and that they were undeniabie fiulures. Patterson's column was constantly notorious for ite tnanostianring on Sianday, and for little else. Big la?the!. Bull Bun, and Ball's Bluff were the great ba-ndere and defeats of attacking armies on Sunday. All these eagagen-mte, eat—Bating Ball's Bltttf, under the now-imprisoned General Stone, pt*eoeded General M*Ckl—n's iiobta Sabbath order. Thencefoi-rard the rebels have made the Sunday assaults with invariable loss of the battles thus waged. _—1 Spring opened their career of Sum—y lighting, w-icn closes with Pittsburg. The battle of Wh*_i_-ter was began on Sunday morning. The first of these battles cost the rebels Kentucky ; taas second, the valley of Virginia; and the third, tbe Mississippi Valley. Tbe Men——c, too, after its destructive _-twday*e raid, ran amuck against the Monitor on Sunday, and has spent a mon-am repairing dan?gea.—Jfew York Tmet.
C. Gooden 4 Cturiee Dnttoa 1 Geotge Ware 0 Thomas Cede 0
6 R.Wood*,b. and c Cole 4
CGooden 2 CLDutton O G. Ware 2 XL Cole 8
12 K. Wood* 0 It vill be Temeaibaed that Mr. Woods bad tbxee