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S ltT P P I N G I N T E Ti L I G E N 0 E. I
April 5. Blackfriar, ship, 621 tons, Wrangles,
from London l6th November, 1854, and Newcastle 26th March. Passengers- Miss Kent, Mr. and Mrs. John Kent, and two children, Mr. Arthur May, and
twelve in the steerage.
" IO, Waratah, steamer, 350 tons. Warner,
from Sydney 5th instant. Passengers -Mr. and Mrs. Kingsford, Miss Kingsford, Mr Elliot, Mr Button, Master A. Fullerton, Mr. Linden, Mr. Miller, Mr. Golding, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver and child,
Mr John Pettigrew, Mr. H. C. Gregory,
Miss Parlett, Mrs. Jephson, Miss Arabin, Mrs. Hendren, and twenty-four in the
April 7. Palermo, brig, 134 tons, Wyborn, for Sydney.
April 10. Souvenir, schooner, 70tons,Mansfield, for Sydney
" 12. Waratah Steamer, 350 tons, Warner, for
Sydney. Passengers -Mr. Raff, Mr. Garling, Mr. Melfet, Dr. Dorsey and son, Mr. E.B. Southerden
and four in the steerage. " 13 Mary Holland,
barque, 364 tons, Watts
Waratah : 39 pkges sunds, care Buckley ; 68 do Boyland; 12 h
29 P^.T^.^?0lftGHl; ii bgs rice, Hood lPc]* i'mnV I cseimolUlaui-auf, 1 bx, Hart
&Co; I«,,08 Kin^ford ; 3 do, Kent ; 13 "i'fTiÄfil l truss. Markwell; 1 IK V0I?riri?,«Id 29 pk-es sands Nott* Co.; trunk, M'Donald, «T*» w & Co. ; 15 pkgos 8do, O'Rourke ; 20 bgsfloni w. » "and., Order ; 35 do Panton * o ^^ ^
írt'iío' 1 bx, Bolc'-ts; 1 pel, P. B.
Rundle & Co , 1 w _ Soutberden ;
r,r Swan 8 Pkí unds, Sutherland ; 1 esk,
1 oso, Swan , » pi" g] , (lo Sinciair . 2
SlZcoleÄ; 3 pkges -*. JT *
pcis, 0""^vi Mpkges Bunds, Wilson; 9
?°> li Vi on 30 bgsPflo°ur, Windyero ; 3 pkges
1 l-tin,Wal>h. EXpoRTS>
Palermo: 8bles skins, 2 do wool, MAA, 4 Wo» wool S «Mesan AWC; 18 .lesdo,CMcK:
8 bles wool, 1 bdlo skin«, Puts.
? Souvenir- 83 eses tallow, St. Clair; 2J oies * 1 V noss . 15 Lils beef, H. Watson.
* V«£tS i co une«, Welton ; 1 ose, Sneyd ;
Ifitób : T-ili tjW, HL * Douglass ; 1SrÄ£i:1^a.o^Ä,ool,
p A lorli'es; 10 ble.s do, 0. Coxen : 64 bles do, Vnrti.- 17Gbles dp, Jno. Smith; 59 bles do. J.
i (v iit ni; 29 bfes do, W Gray A Co. ; 26 bios Jo, ¿S Master ; 28 bles do Mo.itneore ft Co. ;
oo Mm ck HiK-h Maetaiy; 85 hies do. A-Hodgson ; î?3blesdo, J.Richardson 4 Co. ; 20.Wes do . J & G. Harris ; 37 bios do, Rundle A Co. : 20
bins do, J. Watts ;..l cso specimens of Natural HMorv, Kerfoot. Recapitulation-1001 bles wool, 78 csks tallow, 183 hides, and 1 case spe- cimens. ^^^
Tho German barque Itorbs-, ul<=arcJ «'"- wr C1"
'"iCtaS- Bella Vista is employed in bringing
' -lu'the Government Gazette last foceived, is a
notice that again strikingly illustrates the ab snrditv and injustice of managing Moreton Bay affairsin Svdnev. Tho Ilurbour Master notifips, under dale 27th'March, that applications for tho post of Pilotât Moreton Bay, (lately held by Mr. Wishart) will bo received for 14 days from that date, and that applicants mu-t attend personally nt his office on the 10th instant (hist ïuesdoy.) The notice onlv reached Brisbane on that day, so it must bo manifest that no mariner residing in Brisbane or hero on the passage with his ship, oonld possibly avail himself of it; and as such persons would be the best qualified for the post, it is very likoly that public convenience may again bo sacrificed.
The Laoy Franklin Pirates.-Wo have boen ' In formed that the prisoner Janies Merry, has
turned Queen's evidence, and mado a full confes- sion to Captain Denham, of H. M. S. Herald, at -' Sydney. By his confession it appears that the
taking of the Lady Franklin and tho outrages then
committed were nothing in comparison with what were Riilweqnently perpetrated nt the South Sea Islands. Amongst other fearful acts, ns mentioned in this journal Romo limo ago, Merry states that the pinitos took a Dutch barque, murdered and plnndoreil the officers and crew, uftorwnrds scut- tling the vessel about ten miles from the shoro.
Hobart Town Paper.
The Great Britais.-Wo believe (lint the Great Britain is taken np hy tho Govommont, und will be fitted tip to recoivo troops on her ar- rival from Melbourne, which is expected to tnko place about the ond of this month. The whole of the largo screw boats belonging lo the South Ame- rican and General Stoam Navigation Company Ere chartered.- Liverpool Albion, December 11.
Tun Murder of Mil'Strange and Others. The aborigines remanded from Tuesday last on suspicion of having murdered William Spurling and others belonging to Mr. Strunge's party, were a"ain arraigned to-day. Walter Hill, a botanist, residing nt (ho Gardeners' Anns, York-street, deposed" that he accompanied Strange to the Percy
Islands on board the ketch Vision. 43 tons regis- ter. They loft Moreton Bay on the S9th of Sep- tember, and anchored on the 29th al a »mall is- land off Cape Capricorn, and on tho 14th Ootober ihrv anchored nt the Second Percy Island. The master of tim vessel was George Elphinstone Maitland, and the crew consisted of William Spurling, mate, William Vnnn, able seaman, Jof frcv Grnv, ordinary seaman, and Andrew Gittings, cook and slew-aril. The passengers were, F. Sinnige. Richard Spinks, his assistant, witness, und a black they took on hoard at Moreton Is- land, named De'liape. On their arrival nt the second Percy Island tho vessel was secured, and Mr. Sinnige'and Doliape went ashore, where they remained about nn hour. Hn saw the tracks of natives,lint not the unlives themselves. On the morning ensuing he (witness), F. Suuligo, Richard Spinks, William Spurling, Andre«- Qittings, and Doliape, went nshoro in olio of the boats belong- ing to the vessel. Mr. Strnnge'had a single-bar- reled gun loaded ; the others wero unarmed : they wore also accompanied by a couple of dogs-a Scotch terrier nnd a half-kangaroo. _ The party mudo its way about a milo inland, in search of water. On 'rotuniing they heard tho natives hhouling. They commenced oooing, whereupon nbont nine natives caine to meet them, nil unarmed except one, who lind in his hand a knife. They laughed and danced, and one of thom brought in his hands a pieco _ of . turtle, which was supposed to ho nu offer-
ing of friend«hip. Mr. Strange gnvo thom some fishhooks and tobacco. They were then invited to visit the boat, but were not inclined to pccepl . tho invitation. The party then returned to tho
Jioiit and found all their provisions Lad been pui . loined. They then r-ooied for the nntives, and
fried to explain to them what had'taken placo, hut they did not appear to understand. They then all seated themselves nu the ground, mid while there, obsened another puny of about twelve natives in the mountains, about a milo off, hut they could not discern whether they were
mon or wonted. Mr. Strange made tho natives it
who were present understand, if they would take ^ their canoe round to tho ship nt hiu.li tide, he . would give thom presents ; and Mr. St inn go, him- . *'' self (witness), and Spinks, then walked along tile | pi
beach in eompany with three nafives, leavuic Spurling sitting, and Deliape in charge of the boat, with the other six natives to keep them Company. Thev had- orders'to take the boat to the other sideti'f the bay"»nd meet them as soon as the tide rose. Witness then separated from his party, in order to explore the mountains. He was absent about an hour, and when he returned it was not high tide ; he, therefore, expected to find tho pnrtv with the boat where he had left it. and accordingly made for that spot, when about 50 yards off he observed a body among tho mnn oro'ves, and on examination, he found it was Spurl- ing Ho was quite dead : having received a cut on'tho loft side of his neck, from which much blood had issued, as well as from the , nostrils : -he was naked; his clothes and hoots hav- ing been taken away. He thought the wound might have boen inflicted by a boomerang. Witness saw nothing moro of the natives ; he made his way abreast of the vessel at' anchor, Delinpe came to him in a state of great excitement, and in answer to a question respect- ing Mr. Strange, said one of the natives had speared him in the thigh, arid ho (Mr. S.) ns soon ns ho lind extracted the spear, shot one of tho blackfellows, the natives then closed upon them, and commenced waddving Spinks and Git tings, and threw a spear at him (Deliape,) but be ran awav and escaped. They got aboard, bnt Raw nothing moro of the rest of the party. They did not land to search for those who were missing, because they had not sufficient strength-two of their crew having been seized with tho meazles, and Delinpe would not go ashore again. There was therefore only himself (witness) and the captain. They fired several vollies of musketry next day, but it was not answered. On the 16th May, weighed anchor and beat about the Island ; on the 25th they observed a large fire. They ar- rived at Moreton Bay on tho 13th November, and on the 15th, ho (witness) related the circumstances of the case to Captain Wickham. He identified two of the prisoners, as having been among those who were left with Spurling when he hnd charge
of the hnat. Prisoners were remanded for fur-
ther evidence.-S. M. Herald, April 2. The case against the natives of Percy Island, which had been remanded on three former occasions, was again called on. The accused heing placed in
the dock the evidence of one of the officers of the Torch'rolntive to the finding of a human skele- ton, supposed to be that of the murdered Mr. Spurling, was taken, ns also that of the «ssistuut-surgeon, Mr. M'Donald. Francis Huon deposed : I am second master of II. Mv Steamer Torch. Wo arrived nt Percy Island on the 29th January last, and in the afternoon of that day I was sent nshoro to find, if possible, the traces of the natives : some recent traces were discovered, and on the following morning the natives themselves appeared on the beach. After some time the means used to induce thom to como on board succeeded, and one of them came on board, where he remained about on hour and thon returned to the beach : the native and his companions immediately afterwards started off to the other side of the Island, and I was then sent with an armed party to track up. I discovered their dwellings, which seemed but temporary, and were situated about threo or four miles dis- tant in the interior from the beach. I searched their dwellings, but nothing was discovered to excite suspicion. On the following day I was again sent ashore to examine the Mangrove swamps. And in our search there wa found the skull and skeleton of a human being ; these remains .were lying a short way from a footpath mudo through the swamp to a river in that part of the Island. Tho skull and skeleton were brought to the ship, and were examined by Dr. M'Donald. After this (on the succeeding day) I was again sent ashore with an armed party, having orders to make prisoners of as many natives as I could seize. I captured two of the men liefere the Court, and the women and children, all of whom woro sent to the ship. Subsequently the third piiooiier came voluntarily on board and was there
mude prisoner. None of the natives were present. \\li«., >Jie skeleton was discovoiod. ",Thev denied
«.ben «*."«..>.( .<«« »neu tiW SKCTdtOIl was
shown to them, they nt once showed signs of fear and dread of detection. The second timo Ï went ashore with the armed party, I destroyed three canoes which 1 found on tho island. Tl'ioro were two interpreters on hoaul, hut there was great difficulty in making the prisoners understand the questions put to them. John Denis M'Donald deposed : I am assistant surgeon on board her Majesty's ship Torch ; I examined the romains of a human body, .vhich was brought on hoard tho second day after our arrival at tho Percy Islands. The skoleton appeared to be that of a white man of about l8 orl9 years of age, under the middle stnturo ; I oxaminod the skull, and found a.frnc tureon the right side, and a large portion of the temple bone broken in, and the lower jaw likewise broken into three pieces. One of tho native women stated through the interpreter that the fraoturcs wore inflicted by blows with the small end of a nulla nulla ; thoy appeared to have been so inflicted ; the fracture on tho right side of tho heud was quite sufficient to causo immediate death. This concluded the evidence taken to-day, and the case was then further remanded till next Tuesday.