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Geelong-Venerable Archdeacon Macartney ; 3 Rev E Collins. '.
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I ; Kyneton and district-Rev J Sullivan, 1 ; Ballan and district-Rev W Hall, I ¡ Alborten and other townships of the Port, and district Rev W Bean, 1 ; Burn Bank and district-Rev J Cheyne, 1 ; Portland-Rev J W Wilson, I ;
Belfast-Rev Dr Braim, 1; Warnambool, Wood«, ford, and district-Rev. P T Beamish, 1 ; The Grange and district of the Wannon-Rev F Cussauk Russell, 1, Tho Barrabool-hills, und Wawne Ponds-J Highett, Esq. 1 ; Indented Head-J Stevens, Esq I ; Williamstown-T Somerville, Esq, 1 ; Monee Ponds (Broadmeadows nnd district)-L A Baker, Esq. 1 ; Ovens River (Wangaratta and district extending to the Mur- ray)-F Murphy, Esq. I j Broken River (Hornilla and distriot)-H W li Smythe, Esq. 1 ; Seymour and distriot-Rev W Singleton, 1 ;"Oolac district -J Dennis, Esq. 1 ¡ Winchelsea - T Austin, Esq. 1 ; Bacchus' Marsh and district south of Mount Macedon-J Atkins, Esq. 1 ; Flooding Creek and district-Rev W Bean, 1 j Western Port distriot-A M'Orae, Esq. 1.- Geelong
Tun LAST SURVIVOR, or COOK'S VOY- AGES.-The last survivor of Cook's voy- ages furnishes n pitiable tale, with winch we have been favoured, and to which we cannot direct the attention of our readers without feelings of disgust and sorrow disgust at the ingratitude of the nation to one .who has so well served it ; and sorrow ns much for the country of which such a disgraceful deed can be recorded; as for the unfortunate individual who is the victim of it. John Beannite Walsh Wade was born in New York, May 1. 1751, at the time it was still an English colony. In 1773 he was impressed into the British navy, and served in it until 1S27, a period of 54yeais, when he was paid off as master's mate. During that long and eventful interval he had been in 42 engagements hy sea and land, and bad been wounded 21 times, severely in the head, at the battle of the Nile. At his outset in seafaring life, he was put on board the resolution, Captain James Cook ; accompanied that celebrated navigator in his voyages of discovety, and
was on shore with him when he was killed bn the island of. Owyhce, he himself receiving a spear wound. He served on board the Barfleur, in Rod- ney's acLion of April 12, also off Cape St Vincent; he erved in the Arethusa at the capture of La Belle Poule; belonged to the Leviathan at the action of the glorious 1st of June ; to the Royal Sovereign, at Teneriffe, when Nelson lost his nriu ; to the Bellerophon, at the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen, Camperdown, and Trafalgar ; and still belonged to the same ship when Napoleon took refuge on board of her in ISIS. In 1798, being then in the Cul- loden, at Spithead, he took an active part in tli3 mutiny which broke out in the fleet, for which act of insubordination he in- curred the displeasure of- the Admiralty, who, although he remnincl many years nfter in the navy, and still fought our battles, eventually inflicted their punish- ment by refusing to grant him and pension
or relief. Ile is now in his hundredth
year, allowed to beg, and exist upon the poorest pittance, at Kingston-on-Tharaes. This veteran was concerned in the mutiny of the fleet ¡tt Spithead in 1798; and is such a deed never to be forgotten or for- given? Were those engaged in the Irish rebellion of the same period sub- jected lo unrelenting condemnation ? After being engaged in this mutiny, Wade fought at the battle of the Nile, at Copenhagen, and Trafalgar, having been previously en- gaged in Rodney's action in 1782, and un- der Howe in his glorious victory over the French fleet in 1794. That such a man should now be forced to
' Beg bitter bread, through .realms his valour
is, indeed, too like a verification of the words of the poet, and we can scarcely suppose that the admiralty know of his
situation. Wc cannot believe that official
vengeance can have pursued this uisn for more flinn half a century ; we cannot con- ceive that such monstrous persecution and unrelenting severity, could be resorted to at the present period. We therefore hope to hear that the Admiralty has bestowed upon billi such a pension as his long and
meritorious services deserve. In the mean-
time wo would recommend him to public sympathy. A very small sum would pur- chase _for a man 100 yea^s of a^e an an- nuity sufficient to keep him from want dur- ing the short remainder of his career in this life.-Shipping Gazelle. The Times adds lo this :-A paragraph, headed ns above, having within Hie last few days been inserted in almost all the public prints, a full inquiry has been in- stituted by the Admiralty into the case, from which it is evident that the alleged "last survivor" is an impostor, who, in the year 1845, cndetrrouicd to excite the sympathy of the charitable public hy the insertion in the Morning Chronicle of a statement similar to that now in circula- tion, and which, having been at that time investigated by the Admiralty, was found to be utterly false. By a reforftiee to the# statement now before the public, it will bo seen that J. B. W. AVutle gives a long account of his supposed services in various ships, but by an official investigation of the ship's books, it appears that-in the Reso- lution, from 1776 to 1779 (the datd of Cap- tain Ccok's death), and in the Discovery, from 1770 to 1780, neither the name" of Wade, nor any of the names he has assumed,' can be fourni. In the Barfleur thorn appears to have been entered, on the 1st of August, 1781, a man of the name of John Welch, born in Kerry, and aged 23, who was paid «.ff in heron the 15th of July, 17S3. In the Arethusa, from 1792 to 1793 ; Leviathan, from 1793 to 1794; CipUin, fruin 1791 to 1795 ; Bellerophon, from 1793 to 1798, neither the name of Wade, nor any ot the names he has assumed, can be found. In the Foudroyant there appears to have been entered, on the 23rd of July, 1810, a man named John Welch, horn at Waterford, and aged 25, who was paid off from her her on the 26th of July, 1812.. In the Bellerophon, from 1814 to 1816, neither the name of Wade, nor any name assumed by him, can be found ; nor in the Active, from ISIS to 1823; and this last ship was not in commission in the year 1B27 Ii cannot b« doubted thal the whole story is fabricated for the purpose of obtaining money; and it is desirable, in oider lo save the money nf the charitable, thal publicity should be given to such an at- tempt upon their sympathies and their pockets.
SBBIOUS iNüisVosinoN or» TUB QUAB TEitMASTr.n-GcNKBAi,.-We regret to learn thatOeneral Sir J. Willoughby Gordon, the Quartermaster-Genoinl, lies dangerously ill with a severe attack of bronchitis. The General was recovering when ho relapsed on Monday last, since whi.-h, his physician, Dr Maclachlnn, lins been in constant at- tendance. Sir Willoughby is of tho same age ns the Duke of Wellington, and luis been Quartermaster-General of the Army
TUB I.VTE MR RAFHARI-, M.l*.-'The Dublin livening Mail contains the follow- ing : -"The late member for St Albans died without signing the deed trnnaferriiit> the new churches at Kingston and St. Al-
bans, as well ns Frior-pnrk, nenr Bath, to the Cardinal. The delay is snid to have been caused by the Cardinal objecting to Mr Raphael naming the elerey man ; and the result is that ho bus lost about £70,000 worth of property. Mr Raphael's sister died on Sunday, so that his nephew comes in for nil. Tho personal property has been sworn at £250,000, and the landed property is estimated At a larger (¡¡jurCf- Times,'
FASHIONS FOE JANUABY-With winter comes the round of balls "and evening parties, and with them the display of elegant and graceful toilettes We nave lately admired some beautiful toilettes, which appear quito worthy our citing. One of these was -a magnificent stamped material of sky blue, with embroidered bouquets in white silk and silver ; the bot- tom of the fiont breadth was embroidered (in form of an apron) with large flowers, fastened with light hanging foliage and large bows ; the sldrt was raised over a white satin under-skirt by two boquets composed of leaves of blue velvet and some small feathers mixed with silver cords: the same kind of boquets were placed in the bair, over which ivas yvorn a very light silver network. The bodv of this Pompadour robe was trimmed with a neiv beautiful-fringe of white and blue feathers, yvhich harmonises well with the white shoulders it encircles. Another yvns a magnificent ¡ipricot-eoloured taffetas, trimmed yvith three deep flounces, round which was n broad wreath of flowers, em. broidercd in sil'c of flic natural colours, producing a fresh and lively appearance. The body embroidered to match. The same kind of design in colours is seen in white taffetas, which is much younger and not less elegant. If we pass from these hand.-oine and elegant toilettes tu those more properly styled "ball dresses," ive tvotild mention one, of pink silk tarlatane, entirely coveted with deej) flounces, edged with a narrow stamped gauze ribbon ; the body is also quite covered with a mass of narrow frills of gauze. Two other lobes of while tulle deserve notice, from their elegant sim- plicity. They are made with three skirls trimmed round with broad pinked gauze ribbon, the third skin raised at the side with a large bouquet of flowers, the ribbon which fastens it ascending-to the waist;' the same kind of flowers ornamenting the body and sleeves. The fringe trimmings for ball dresses this win- ter have taken a new aspect ; nothing can be more elegant than the fringes or mara- bouts on the edges of the double skirts, in tulle. We would describe one in this style; it is a robe of white tulle, with three skirts the first having a simple bein, the other two trimmed with fringe of marabouts, raised on the left side with two bouquets of double roses ¡ short sleeves, rather tun- nel shaped, with a narrow fringe to match, yvhich falls over the arm, after being raised on draperies by a single rose. A fringe on the body, forming a pointed berlhe, descending lo the waist ; the plain space to the point is filled with a bouquet of roses, wide at the top and diminishing gradually to the ivaist, resembling a small parten e of roses on the front of the body. We must not lbrgct to say that the fringe of the bertJie falls over the shoulders, reaching that on the sleeve. The coiffure to accompany this toilet is a wreath of double roses, very narrow on the forehead, enlarging as it descends over the bandeaux, and unites under the knot of bair yvhich
is held by a comb of pearls and diamonds. .For young ladies, plain .organdi, clear as the finest gauze, is most worn, the double skirts having a simple hem, and exhibiting very good taste. The richness of the lin- gerie is greater than ever. Canczous of application aro much worn this winter. To the'pagodes sleeves, yvhich from their elegance have been adopted by all ladies, the lingeres have made under sleeves of muslin, slightly boudantes, with an em- broidered ivristband to accompany them, and to protect the arm. Collars and sleeves of English embroidery on j.iconet are in great demand, -and to render this fashion- still more becom- ing lace is added-for instance, col- lars are made to button behind, formed of a flouncing of embroidered jaconet, with a narrow lace on the top. Under sleeves to match ; the wristband made of an embroid- ered insertion, with a narrow lace over the Ininti ; a trimming to match the collar falls back on the bouffant.' Bobes de-chambre, printed in cucbcmirc designs, lined with the dominant colour, in levantine, are much worn. Others arc made of plain cáchenme in light colours, with revers of quilted sntin ; the quilting is in patterns resembling embroidery. Children's pardessstis, in cachemire, or black velvet, arc simply trimmed with silk Li aid. Their dresses are high and out square, yvith guiuipcs ; and embroidered cn s ¡atache, or trimmed yvith narrow fi inges. Their bonnets arc small and very open, the Pamela form, made of beaver ei- tel ry velvet. They nie trimmed with feathers, Loivs of ribbon, or velvet. They nlao make beaver bonnets for young children, yvith very open fronts, pointed over the lbiehead, and bent like the Marie Stuart. The outside is trimmed yvith a bouffette of ribbons ; and the tivo arches formed on the cheeks are filled yvith the same
garniture. Little boys still yvear the blouse -tunique, open at the side, of velvet or cachemire, trimmed all round with a broad band of a deep shade. Small Scotch caps, yvith a heron feather, aie much in fashion. The costume for chil- dren is finished with high gaiters, and short trousers, trimmed with English em- broidery, descending a little below the
THE Nuyv HOUSE OF COMMONS.-During the recess, the workmen have been actively engaged in constructing a permanent roof to the neiv Houso of Commons. Our readers will remember that when the neyv house was first oteupied by members, neither the members nor the reporters could hear distinctly whnt >vas said, and in consequence Mr Bany constructed several temporary rooft to overcome the difficulty,
the last of which yvas found toansyver very well. Before the prorogation of Parlia- ment, Mr Barry had determined, as we yvero informed,' on making a permanent roof, after the temporary model which had been found to answer, and that permanent roof is noiv almost finished. It rises from the middle of the windoyvs willi a high pitch to nenily t"° height yvhich the first permanent roof wa?, and presents a light and elegant appearance, in perfect keeping yvith the other portions of the building. On each sido.of the houso new galleries and division lobbies are being prepared, and a handsome and elegant waiting rf.cm is in course of being fitted up in the cloisters. The neiv house is permanently to tie taken possession, of yvhen the houso
meets after the Easter recess, and will, we believe, be found to ansyver satisfactorily. Several important alterations aie being made in the approaches to the-house, yvhich when finished, yvill contribute to the com fort and convenience of members, and give n pleasing and finished appearance to the Commons portion of the neiv palace
OFnciAi. AKSOUKCBMBNTS. - bomo yveeks since, ive stated that tho Karl of Chichester, vras to be proposed for the va- cant ofiice of chairman of committees in the House of Lords, next session. Since then, hoivever, it has been found that his Lordship could not possibly discburge the duties of that office along with those winch devolve on him as head ot the Ecclesias- tical Commission, and idl intention of put tin" him forward has been reluctantly abandoned. We believo we aro correct in stating that Lord Wharnolifio, will be no>v proposed to fill the vacant office, with every likelihood of auco.'ss. Colonel Hugh Rose, Consul-Gcnoral for Syriu, has beon appointed JSocretary of" Embassy at Con- stantinople. By this nppointment, a saying of JSI.OOO a-ycar will be effected, nsit is not prubablo.thit the vnoancy in Syria will be neilin filled \i\>,-Globe.