[From our own Correspondent. I
strathalbvn. March 17.
Ashton's Circus arrived here on Wednesday. »nd performed in the evening, although they had travelled from Wellington on that day, a journey L-f 32 miles. The ntfPllll.inr'P ur:lQ lint c/i Innm
Dwmg. 1 presume, to the very short notice given, was usual on such occasions. Last evening, Mr. Ashton and troupe gave their second performance, when from I'M to 15u persons were present. Among the varied feats aud amusements of the fKcasion I may mention the following, judging from the applause, us the most attractive :- Mr. Sampson's horizontal bar, Mr: Cole's and Master Joe's Irish jie, Mr. Ashton's, Miss Ashton's, and Master Calligaifs per formances on horseback. Mr. Ashton's and Master Crow's feats of the chair, which was supported by the former gentleman from the chest on a staff about 10 feet long, whilst Master Crow occupied the topmost rail, and flung himself into ever}' form, was much applauded. We have lately had a few showers of rain. The weather now is rather wild and wintry. Mr. James Dawson, sen., one of our oldest and most highly esteemed neighbours, has, I am grieved to say, been very poorly, and confined indoors for the last month, and, I fear, without the hope of recovery.