NEWVS OF THE- DAY. The Bank of Australasia is about to establish a . branch establishment at Adelaide South Australia, if We understand that Mr. Raymond has made et arrangements, by which a late mail will always be g made up on Sunday mornings, for vessels leaving on that day. A notice will posted up of the hour at .e which such mails will close. Bishop Broughton has appointed the Rev. Ed ward Rogers, a Surrogate for the granting mar- riage licenses for the district of Brisbane Water. e Plans of scites of townships may be seen at the y office of the Surveyor-General. which have been ap e proved of by the Local Government: St. Leonard, " Cumberland. Aberdeen, Durham; Gundagae on the Murrumbidgee, about 54 miles beyond Y.ass; Mitchlells Town on the Goulburn 72 miles north of Melbourne; the last two are on the high road to Port Phillip, t The appeal cases were heard at the adjourned t sittings of the Quarter Sessions on Monday, and the judgments confirmed; not however upon the Smerits, but in 'consequence of the notice of appeal being irregular. FLonRAL.-A fine specimen of the Caetgs Spaciosa in full bloom, may be seen at Mr. WVebbs, Hlope rTavern, Yorlk-street. Mavso rcte -On Monday, a committee of the three masonic lodges of Australia, met at Mr. Periy's I the St. John's Tavern, George-street, with a view of making arrangements for the bnildiug of a Masonic Hall in the metropolis of Sydney-A gene ral meeting will be held to-morrow evening, and a deputation appointed to solicit his Excellency for a grant of land for the purpose above named, which, I should the prayer be out of his Excellency's power " to grant, a memorial will be addressed to the three I grand masters. namely-the Dukes of Sussex, Leinster, and Athol, of the lodges of England, Ireland, and 'cotland. begging them to interest themselves with the Secretary for the Colonies, to grant the requested boon The Sale of Land, at Middle Harhour yesterday, by Il r. J. T. Wilson, was. we believe, the first land sale of importance effected by that gentlemani. fie was eminently successful; the allotments fetching more than lie could well have calculated on; vet not more than the land is really worth, considering the late 'slasliiiig' rise in the iiiinimum price of sub.urban Crown Land, as fixed by an or der uof the Guvernmeat, promulgated a fsw days ago. On, Sunday Mr. Inspector Fitzpatrick picked up upon the ltocks, two skeletonr and two picklock keys. lost no doubt by sonime prof ssor of the art of house- breaking.. ACCIDENT.-On Monday evening about seven o'clock, 'Dr. Ellis was trying in Iis buggy a horse f hie had purcliasad that mornilng fr sixty guineas, to 1 see if it flinched at the lights. When opposite the i shop of Mr. Peek, a gig containing Mr. Elliot, a I midshipman belonging to II M. S. Conwny.rounded fomra Kiu'g into Ct org.e-streect at ai sniart pace, and befotie either could pull up, one of the shafts of Mr. Elliot's gig penetrated the chest of Dr. .Ellis' horse to the depth of about eightecn inches. le fell a dead. On Monld:,y night, a child of about fur years of age in walking down the 3ricklfield bill, fell, wlheli his foot slipping upon *a broken wine bottle which lay in the road, the bones of the right arm I fronm the wri-t to the shoulder were nearly laid bare. The chill was carried by the father, who saw the afflicting accident. into Dr. Buske's, where hlie re ceived vcrery assistance and attention. The childs t state is precarious. IExrnAonnDAn nY Troes. Bntchre' at lras DnoNI! V -The sale yesterdaly of IIorned Cattle by J. T. 1 Wilson, IBullocks, nriot present to view, but on the contrary, never even seen, being at Menara beyond Arig'le, sonime 250 miles f'om Sydney (which is the same thing'as if BIullocks grazing in Cum-berland, were sold in Londuon ; a thing never heard of since Enigland was a nation), fetched £9 10:. ia head I I It is inot above four years since we ourselves had I bullocks down from Argyle, weighing 500 Ibs, for which we were offered the enormous sum of one C guineas ! Ii We have been requested to give insertion to the Ii following extract of a letter, dated at New Zea -. land : This voyage has proved to be the most unfortn- a nate of any I have ever made, owing to the sea city rI of whales. There are are four ships here, one Irig, n and four shore parties, so that a whale cannot shuow itself. lowever, we have done better than any ship, having taken 17 whales, 850 barrels of oil, andi bonie in proportion. I am now going out to cruise for sperm and black whales, and expect to be in Sydney, with a full ship, in about February next. This has been an unlfortunate season to niunv. Paor t Captain Cherry, of the Caroline, was murdered by t the natives on the 27th August-Captain Finlay, tt of the Samuel C'unard, through had luck, put anO s end to himsell, by drowning, on the 10th of this in monith. There have been several murders by the pa natives, and I fear they have not done. 'J hey are it getting very saucy, and laugh at our men-of-war and soldiers, saving, " that they," the latter, * are afraid, and cannot fight with them." They ( the natives) come on board of any ship and demand what they please; and, if you do not give it to them, they threaten to kill you" when you go ashore. * * * Now I have to relate at circumstance which I am sorry it falls to my lot to communicate. My old friend, Mr. George Stubbs, my former second mate, engaged in an American ship for the season, to head one of her boats; on the 25th of June, when going out for the second time, he was caught in a gale of wind, and, in landing, the boat cap- sized, andt he and four others were drowned. The natives (knowing him) buried him near the place where he was found on the beach; but we went, as soon as possible, to take him away, knowing he would only just have a little earth thrown over him, and brought him to where he used to live, and gave him ats decent an internment as if he had been at home, all the Captains of the English and Ameri- cans attending. * * * After the funeral, Capt. Finlay and myself saw his effects; when (knowing his family) I requested that all his property might be given to me, in order to be given up to his mother on my arrival at Sydney. The chief with whom he lived then gave me three watches, one £5 note, one £1 ditto, one letter for his brother ( which he had written previous to his death), and a note on Ferraby for a small sum. The rest of his property the chief would not give up, but said he would keep it for himself. You had better show this to Mr. Stubbs, who will receive, by the same conveyance; the letter alluded to above. (The same letter brings an account of the death, by drowning, of Mr George Stubbs, a member of a large family of sons and daughters, whose progress in moral worth and respectability we have watched these seven and twenty years, being all natives of the Colony, and as fine a family as ever was reared in it. Mr. George Stubbs was a good specimen of our Australian seamen, that is of our native youth ; than whom a finer race of men for courage and en- terprise was never seen in any land.-Ed. Syd. at Mon.) '