TASMANIAN AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the Committee was held on Saturday afternoon at the office of Mr W. 1'. Bell, the following gentleman being present:-hfours r. Hogarth (in thechair), T. Hardman, W. H. Dodery, E. Romford, W. P. Coulson, G. P. Hudson, T. C. Just R. McKeneie, W. Luck, H. Button. It was agreed that a general meeting of members of the association should be held in the afternoon of the first Saturday in September (6th),to consider the important question of rust in wheat. A gentleman has undertaken to read an introductory paper, after which a free discussion will take place on the subjecet. The meeting will be open to the public. The Committee next proceeded to nomi- nate judges for the approachling show on 17th Septenber. The prize schedule em- braces the usual sections, and it is to be hoped that all interested will make a special effort to render this exhibition succesuful. Arrangements were made for ditferent members of the Committee to accompany the Secretary in canvassing thme town for subscriptietms and donations; and several gentlemen resident in the country were also suggested as likely to render assist- ance in a nmilar icay io the rural districts. This was all the business brought forward, and the Committee adjourned until 23rd instant.
RIFLE MATCH. - A friendly match be- tween ten members of the Southern Tas- manian Rifle Association and a like num- ber of the Launceston Volunteer Artillery corps came off on Saturday, each party ti ing on their own ground. The ranges were 300, 400, and 450 yds, seven rounds being fired at each. The total points ob- tained were Rifle Association 601, and Artilery Corps 534. The weather here was fine. The full scores will be published in our next issue. ROBERT HINE ACCIDENT.--We are glad to learn that Robert Lorraine, the ap- prentice on board the Robert Hine who had the misfortune to break his leg on the passage out, is so far recovered that yester- day he was able to get about on crutches. It is expected that he will be in a fit state to join the ship as soon as the latter is ready for sea, though of course he will not be in a condition to undertake his usual work for a considerable time. RECEIVED. - Welch's Literary Intelli. gencer for August, contains an interesting article on "A Little Music," two pages of Literary Table Talk, which will well repay perusal, with notices of moei, books, , c. Friin, the Government Printer we heave Vol. XXXIV of the Journal of the House of Assembly. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS SOCIETY.-The Tribune eays :-We notice that this very benevolent association of ladies and gen- tlemen are quietly working their mission, and that noveral animals in impaired condition and broken health are being periodically reported about. We fear, however, that a very considerable number of the most distressing cases of cruelty to animals do not come under the super- vision of the society, nor the notice of its suubordtinates. For instunce - aboat a fortnight since - on the Sabbath Day, too --a pious and highly respected gentleman, whose suburban residence is somewhere about New Town, being annoyed by the sourting of a fine young greyhound, rushed out of his mansion, sword in hand, and, to the dismay and horror of the boys who accompanied and owned the beautiful creature, thrust a cane sword through the body of the poor animal, which, thus mortally stabbed, limped some distance asnd shortly after expired. We would recommend the society to make inquiries into the matter, as we are informed the police of New Town are familiar with all the details. We under- stand that proceedings in a Civil Court will be taken to recover the value of the dog; but such an act ought to be stigma- tisid, as it deserves to be, by being de- nounced as one coming withing the scope of the operations of the Cruelty to Animals Society. DEATH OF A MILITARY VETERAN. - On Sunday last there died at the Brickfields Invalid Depot, says the Mercury, an old man whose military experience was very extensivo, and who could tell many a tale of hair-breadth escape. The deceased, James Cave, 95 years of age, served in the British army from the commencment of the Peninsular war, and was present at the surrender of Paris. He arrived in the colony in 1831 per Argyle. His fellow inimates speak of his general quiet manner, obliging disposition, and kind friendship. THE ESTATE OF THE LATr Edit, or LeiTieui. - The Freeman's Journal has reason to believe that the prolonged litigation which it was thought would arise out of the will of the late Earl of Leitrim is pratically at an and. The earl, who left an estate of £30,000 a year, willed it away from his heir, the present earl, and to his kinsman Colonel Clements. Tlue new earl took the pre- limuiinary steps for disputing the will, his can amicable arrangement, under which the earl will get about £10,000 a year, has closed the dispute. THE San Francisco Weekly Alta of 31st May states that Admiral do Horsey, of r U. It. St. frigate Triumph, now in pirt, has - just purchased from Kholer and Chase, No. 's 137 Post-street, an elegant Clough and Warren organ. It is a present from the Queen of England to her loyal subjects the Pitcairn Islanders, and hears the following inicription oi a silver plate " A present from the Queen to her loyal and loving Pitcairn Island subjects, in appreciation of their domestic virtues." It will be sent to its destination on H .B.. frigate Opal. THE NEW NORFOLK Ay9AULT C~os. The Mercury is in a position to say that the Attorney-General has decided on in- stituting criminal proceedings against Mrs. Kenny on the charge of perjury, in connection with the recent prosecution against Dr. Huston, VICTORIA RACING CLUB.-Tce anueal general meeting of this Club was held on Monday, when there were upwards of 200 members present, Mr Simson being in the chair. The annual report (says the Daily Telegraph) showed that the liabilities of the Club now ammunted to only £9431 8s 1d, against £10,476 10s 1d last year, being a decrease of £1014 2a, notwithstanding that the Club had ex- pended upwards of £5000 for improve- ments, &c., to the course. The profits on last year's Cup were shown to be £7271 lOs 84, but £579 Oa 1d and £1841 4s 1d was lost on the following Champion and Autumn meetings, which reduced the profits on the year's racing to £4851 is 8d. It will he interesting here to state that ilc 1877 the Club cleared £85110 1s by the Cup meeting, but sustained a loss of £418 (in 3i, and £1411 17s Oid by the two subsequent meetings. It was resolved on the motion of Captain Standish, to commence a fund for the relief of disabled or distressed jockeys, and for that pur- pose a sum of £100 was voted, to which are to be added the tines and registration fees of jockeys and trainers. It was sug- gested, as Mr W. J. Clarke had already given £100 to Tattereall'a Club for the purpose of forming a jockey relief fund, that perhaps Tattersall's might act in concert with the V R.O. in the matter, and Mr Clarke, upon being appealed to, expressed his williccgcesa to consent to whatever arrangeiecct of the kisci muighit be made between thce tire clubs. motion by M~r L. L. Sicitth, that tt1ol - h.1 (. should exclude fricim the groicnd all defacilters procluicced Icy Tatiersalla tCuch, creoti-i socic livetuesiona and had one or two opponaento, but it was eventit- ally carried. A MONSTER BLAST.-Sme iieticce sitic pilodect in the quarry of the Glesnion Ireci Compaccy, near Eastoni, leticcylvaia paliora as hcrobably lice tceavieat charge scot sditliaqepioc eer fired in the coucitryl the cracel cuicia cuf that btate. Very re- cecitly the tteservcicr Ditch Coicticc put oil tic thceir ininie, at 'huceter Flat Yuba icywhich tuetaveeu 2110,000 acid 301 0m1 eIrtior yntrds if gravel, eoccno of i n ihicenctl ctuI ri cottaiei , sechr eucnd ns o-ooi to emp~luy- oluei hieaoy chaor ie, lcril 1 too lueprtiiiate executtioo
On'l oK(P iN c Oair.-A s0iisehkig Mo deliberate iiicido occurred at Auckland c on the 27th July, whoii IMr Joseph Human, CE., was found dead in his house at Parnol. A telegramn published in several of the New Zealand papers says :-" He had stabbed himself to the heart with a large clasp-knife. 1i in imst have gone about the deed in a very deliberate manner, for not only had he secured the loonr and windows, but had a also propped on the table beside him a folding mirror at such all angle as to com- mand a view of his reciumont body. f After the wound had ben inflicted, he t must have wiped the biiody knife ora a handkerchief which he held in hia hand, t for it was found stained with gore, while the blade of his knife was comparatively t sclean. The only noticeable effusion of blood was from the nostrils. Mr Iluiman was a man of liberal education. Some Tasmanian Government Gazettes of 1873 in the house show that he was employed on a number of large public worka, notably Ian engineoriiigaurvey of tho Mersey and t Deloraino tramway, while other docu- manta reveal the fact that he was engaged by thine mayor of Launceston to roport aupon the waterworks of that town. Decosaed seoms to have been on profes- siinnal vialts froni England to most of the continental countriea, and had been con- nicted with large undertakinglrs it Canada and Brazil. He was onu of the onginror a iunder whose superintendence the Tas- a `manias Alain Line Railway was con- t structed.o It insconjectured that front f ITasmaniaiie went to Victoria, thence to p Auckland, where life has been a con- h 4tinued struggle with indigensc, his I troubles certainly not liing alleviated by t ;unsettled luabits."-Mercury. N Tie New RtAiLwAY CA~niraisR..-NoWa that the Additional passenger rolling-stock I for the Alain Linl.has been pint together, says the Tribune, a more complete lia a can be formed of the advaniages whioi will be bestowed upon travellora, in the u way of additional comfort and increased safety, by a visit to the terminui . Of the Ii nini carriages, three have -the guard's compartment in the centre, and with a 0 view to adapt thu remaining six to the limited trafhic which usually traverses our t trunk railway; they have been divided f into triple sections with blackwood parti- l' tions, the panlas of which are Huon iiin.. These native woods tiatch very well the t English satin wood and teak which have a I been used in the original littinge. Three t oI f the carriages are now ready for the a conveyance of passengers. On Friday t three of those latent importations were attached to an engine, and the Locomo- i tive Suporintendont had an opportunity of thoroughly tenting all the improve iionrits. 'Tihough the carriages are each a over forty feat in length, we are assured that when the sharpest curves were tra- f versed, there was not the least motion or s noise, or any unpleasant sensation, such n as that which is somuotimes felt by thoses who travel in the present trains. The il brakes grip the wheels on both siden, a instead of on one, as in the old rolling It stock, and when thue locnmnitive was ri " going full spoed upon a level piece of d run, the train was brought almost to a it standstill, though steam. was not shut Tirs Iliror or rni LoNrine D.atru TIeteoorA '.- The first number of the Duly Telegraph appeared on June 21, 1855, at twopence. It was startod by a few military oflicers with the idea of ihumbling the horse Guards, igaiast A which they had. l grievance. Colonel Sleigh was the editor, and nearly everybody ol wrote for it, hisuih very few got hail. hi I-or four minthss it dragged on a wretched existence, and it wsan necessary to do i somuething. Culonel Sleigh lhiu reduced cl the price tu a peony on September 17, 1055, but the reduction maile very little C dulerence in the prospects of the papor, eo aid thie dtihculties of getting to prens s csvtr i enormous, as sherinllsi ulicers were yiig in waiit si eiize isi the type lirectly it came out of the oilise. Some. mines .i hearao wits made use of, sume- P imes It cab, which wnes careful to go in 11 oppositi direction. Under such cir. unistanies the paper could not go on, k'?id ultimately colonel Siligh was very I'l= Ld to sell, for a nominal sum, all right t had in the paper, sane a isill right wn poi which hi had burrowed £110, and sv hich £111 afterwards realised thi euosr- ci rooos nose of £.17:1,000 ! The ,rat flit of Ihi p ipor was iuastoe ovir the fail of Delhiu, it isail Wits expected oii Saturday night, if vid Mr It. lManson and Sir Puarson, who i ere then working the paper, got eight ouiiositors to stay an the premiens by l tying thein Overtime out of their own of .,tickets, and plying them with beer, The fr nail arrived, and the paper was published of youn Sunday mnorninug writh the nrwnv. The `;alo by cleven o'elscli had reached thirty xi lthousand, and the fortune of the Tesegrqiph c -osi madn. This was the only instance- sr heetember 11, 1857-that a daily paper it Osvas published on Sunday. To show the "'enormous grosvth of the paper, Sir Ulan thair mentioned that on the previous f; 1hursday, when there was a twelve-page o 'issue, the alvertiseients wore of the m value of £22'11 8s !t Tune Nf W ItitsUIAN LOAN.- Our Eng- Is -lish inews states that the new Rusitn 1 iiternal loan has been floated. The Sblowing remarks upon it froit tho Pall )full (aoclte of line 2 'may be of interest :-IThe necessities of the Runns onion GOsivairneiit ils iiit sillss it ti wait 'any longer for the revival of its credit t nabroaii. All its overtures to foreign inauciatl houses having miit no response, `snd its war agaiust revolutionists and snioniudiaries at home terribly increasing t =e ticost of iadin uistrationm, it in obliged to have recourse to another internal loan. it has exhausted all other meias of rais vng funds. It husa flooded the country c 7'ithI promises to pay which it is notis likely ssoii to honour, and which havers -olepreciatod the paper currency so much 0s to be a warning against further ivsuesi at has alcs tned to the utmost the credit t nsf tim ssiiih shi it him riot trisso nub- I -ctrilstinsuusnia larsgn ncalo fur essrie little 5hs7s, it lisupss tiust the Ilsuatinig of a lssan i n iy lie prunlc-ihibe. Aecsurdlingly, it luau isit foiiasn Ite prssgr~aiiie iif a nina' forcest Iloani fur '110 miillissn ruillseis noiniasl, onr emsombwht nunder I) nmiillisnsu- clerhing, Itli muon Irion being listes it Nih, ass that ithin amoiusit ts lie rrtceinvest will lie isiiser -7 im iillions aterling. limo interest is hi per cent ass iind h tisiie fur asilscrilstin iiiir oospreid over it imisithis. Enery iiiis isf Ifacility in sn iioidei for cnlsvcrilsvrs-tlie bah-nk, Ir - Omplul, seirig uoiirii iii Osha ivsc 8 cilni rii (lite scrip, wlilol ,tlaiosnaw alolnufcis froiir islinial hsecs I Iraii Ai ritereat lcgimns ii lbi lii ii in I Noveiber, tim real pricn iassivos r lhau * itotd ahnve - still, there wulii d ion lithle ach-ntise sf IIlsating the lssarn citlhost sillicial Opressreiir Hse~i thin fs ossiselir iso iuissrntscosmbsin
Timto diAna or THIS AtCInaNTr.-Arclue. oltlgittt anid nit rnaf in gettoral (ttays tile TIimott) iro not rotnoly gratifiutd at theo din linotion recently conferred by the French Gtvernmtnt on the Royal Society of Murano for its services rendered an a *choti of art at the recent Exhibition. What is known under ho namne of " Vointian glass" is a ooru object of curiosity, and may be moreoricolasadimired, antd wooldl scarcely deianrve the stoar of note conferred ott tii director tif M ieranti. It in for thm dincoverina in the modes of fabrication of the ancienn n that tie pro. sentt ociety of Mttrano lint desurved fame and reward. Within the loot two years the secrete sn vainly nought for of the glatublowero of antiquity have botn fotud ott by u themodnrn roprusntiatives oi pr. Itapn itheo iildt itiltntry in Etiropt, anti the celebrated "turrlino" of Pliny and other objects of veneration to cinnoisseuro ar nto reproduced (not imitated) by Site neft atd learned workmen of the Venetian itles. So great it the gain to science, that lin heads of the most famous glass manufactories in Etrtou (as well as most of the dilfereit tmunces) halive boluht at viry hitih pricnn samples of theme roviviliod arts of the ancients, and the Cross of the Loginu of honour awardod to Ai. Giovinnii Castellani, the director of the Society, by Si. Waddington. io on act of justieo and a 'further r. ..t if the Mllinister'n own lino discernmett. inl matters archntological and artistic. It is but fair to state that the groat exponses entailed for many years by the caruenus efforts of Minrano to attain oxcellence have been borne by a group of Englinhmin. So that England has her share in the merits of the society, whose first aud contant tatrntesn has been the energetic and in hglitentl Qneen of Italy. THE EtLrnttuo m ItnoT.-Thite first light. house in which the electric light wan st. stituted for iil lamps was that at Dungo ness, which was lit up for the tirnt time under tho.new system tn Jintary 31, 1812. In 186.1 two liglithouten, li0 feet high, standing aparta distance of 325 foot, each displaying the electric light, were arected on tipo In Hnve, twntiles NNW. of Uavrn. IThnns lights are 100 font abole the level of dine nea and form excellent guides to that well-known harbour. Atthte present time England has lighttoluuen with the elictrio light iat the entrance to the Rivor Tyne, on the South Foreland, and at the Lizard ; in France there are two, as describnd above ; in Russia one, at Odusna.; while the electric beam pointt to the entrance to the Suto Canal at Port Said. America, the land of inventions, sttil the home of the great electrician, Edison, has not ono single lighthouse' where the electric light hurns. In a clear atmosphere the light from the oil-lamp will be seen from as greatadistanceasa that from the electric lamp, if both he at the satun elevation, but one powerful argi. mout in favour of electricity is this-that in foggy weather, the very time when the warning light is of the utmost importance, and when the light itself is below the horizon, through the intensity of the rays darting forth on all aides, a sort of dilfusod glare is produced throughout the atmosphore, so that the : looti" of the light cati be made out long hbfore the light itself is visiblo.-A ustrulasian Ship ping Neot-.