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POLICE COURT.— PORT ADELAIDE.

Friday, but Seutember.

WUlvam Jones, another of the gang imported from Van Diemen's Land, in tbe Alibi, wat charged with beiag fmad kitterlng on board the Sea Bird, and not being able to give a satisfiMUiry. ac count of himself, was committed for three months.

Grand Junction Canal. — Some of our plodding jitizens were yesterday startled by the private exhibition of ' A Bird's-eye View of the Country between Adelaide, and the North Ann, showing the proposed Grand Junction Canal.' The artist is Mr. Edward SneU, and although he baa drawn freely upon Jlis imagination in ponrtraying tho possible improvements and prospective traffic, there is a de cided truthfulness in his delineations of those natural fea tures which so frequently render the harbour of Port Ade laide the object of eulogistic description or warm discussion. The design is most spirited and animating; bat the cost, we suspect, will not be trifling, although the nature of the country is favourable for the canalization and the railway system proposed to be introduced. Town and Country Land and Buildino So ciety. — Seven shares were sold by this Society last evening as follow:— £U, £45 5a., £45 10s., £46 10s., £48 5sM £48 8s., and £48 2s. Total, £326; average price, £46 12s. 3d. ? Ancient Order op Foresters. — The brothers and friends of the Court Homely Retreat, Thebarton, met on Thursday last to celebrate their anniversary, when Host McCarron put on the table a dinner worthy of the occasion, which was ably presided over by that indefatigable friend of the Order, District Chief Ranger Sanders, who was sup ported by District Secretary Mullett, and the Surgeon of the Court, Dr. Baruh. Through the unfavourable state of the weather there was not such a full company tut was ex pected; but still the evening wan spent in a pleasant and satisfactory manner. Dioramic Views op the Cape of Good IIopb ah© Natal. — A series of dioramic views illustrative of tho scenery and:physical aspect of the Cape and Natal is nowop^n for exhibition at the Western Institution, Leicester-fquare. The views are excellently painted, and indicate with great effect and vivacity the scenes they represent Among the views are those of Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, the Villages Wynberg and Somerset West, the Islet of Santa Cruz, Algoa Bay (Moonlight}, Port Elizabeth, Graham's Town, Mouth of the Umvoti, Natal (Sunset), Um nonoti River (Evening), Haunts of the Hippopotamus, Inanda Kraal, Natal (Moonlight), I'alla of the Tait*, Farm in New Germany, Cultivation of tbe Cotton Plant, D*Urban, Port Natal, &c. The pictures of which this diasoma is composed have been painted from sketches by Messrs. Angas, Bowler, Griffiths, and the Kev. Thomley Smith. It is said that the Pope means to found an order of married preachers, for the sake of finding employment for those English clergymen who, being married, cannot become Homish priests. It is even hinted that the chap lains of the new order will bo allowed to use the English Liturgy with certain modificationF. The New York Herald says that Adam Dame, convicted of a murder at Louis, has been transported for seventy-five yean,

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