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HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.
TUBSDAT, JUVB9. nrmtnmnnTT Busiirsss: Noticb o» Monoir —
1. Tho Chibv Sbcbbtabt to move — M For the appointment of a Select Committee of fire members, to take evidence and report upon the plans, estimates, and probable traffic of the Gawler Extension
Railway line.' Othbb Bcbihsss: Obdbb ot thb Day:— J. Report of Select Committee on Standing Order* to be brought np. WnurssDAT, Jvn 10. Notices or Motioit:— 1. Mr. Lisdsat to move — 'That, in the opinion of this House, the alienation by the Government of lands reserved by former Govern ments fir public purposes, commonly known as Govern ment and Public Reserves, unless under the authority of the Parliament of thla province, is illegal ; and that con sequently no title to lands vesUd in the Government as Trustee for the general public, and thence called Govern ment and Public Reserves, can paw without a special law for that purpose ; snd that any such subsequent sale of Reserves is an injustice to all previous purchasers who purchase upon the faith of such Reserves being kept for public purposes, and to all persons who had a prior right of selection and were not permitted to take such reserved lands.' 2. Mr. LnrnsAY to move— 'That, in the opinion of this House, it is expedient that the Honourable the Commisiioner o( Crown Lnnds make enquiries as as to tho reservation of Granite Island for public purposes during the administration of Colonel Gawler, and the rctusal of tho Government upon all oc casions to allow its selectio i by the early holders of pre liminary land order?, before sanctioning its selection at the present timo in virtue of a preliminary land order. ' 3. Mr. Liitdsat— ,, it _,,. 'That he will ask tho Honourable the Chief Secretary what records have been kc, t of lands reserved for Go vernment and public purposes, and whether any such Government or Publio Reserves have at any time been alienated by the Government, and under what clr cumstances, and by what authority such alienations, if any, have bi en made.' 4. Mr. Kbichaufj to move— ' That, in the opinion of this House, members of tho House of Assembly should be paid after the next general election, and that au address bo presented to His Ex cellency the Governor-in-Chief, requesting him to place on the Estimates a sum of money to provide for the pay ment of the members of the House of Assembly, when attending. 5. Mr. Watsbhousb to move — 'That tbe Convicts' Prevention Bill be read ? second time.' 6. Mr. Watbehousb to move— ' That in the opinion of this House all re-trictions npon the free exercise of distillation should be abolished, and that snch alterations should be made in the tariff as will provide for any deficiency in the revenue that m»v arise in consequence of the repeal of the present distil ation laws.' ? ' l 7. Mr. Masks to move — 'That this House take into consideration th»deiira bility of revising the present tarift in order to asaJmikt*
it 'with the proposed tariff of the New South Walt* Government, so that It may lead to a better reeling M* tween the colonies.' OBOKBS OF tHB DAT !— 1 Mr. Piiii to move— i . . ,. . .. ' That, in the opinion of this House, it 1- dedraWI that an accurate record should bo kept of its proceed* inn, and of the votes and speeches of its members, that the people may possess an authentic book of reference theretof and that it be an instruction to the mv^dtof Orders Committee of this House, to communlcte with the Standing Orders Committee of the Legislative Conn* cil, with a view to report on tho best mode of procuring saeh record.' 2. Mr. Rbtjtolds to move— ' That tho petition of tho creditors of Mcsns. Borrow ? awd Goodiar be taken into consideration with a view to granting its prayer.' 3. Mr. Dawks to move— 'That It Is inexpedient, and derogatory to the retpeo* tabUlty of the Police Force, to cdnttnue the present m tern of appropriating half the penalties incurred in ««? tain criminal cases for the uso df that ForSe. 4. Mr. DutriBLD td moVe-^ . ,... ' That an address be presented to His Excellency tfif ., Governdr-lnChlef, requesting him to place a Kufflotank . sum or money on tho Supplementary Estimates for 1M7, for the purpose of sinking a well oa tbe rotd bttMPH Truro and Elanchetown.' Thubsdat. Jujni 1L ' Noncis o* Motion :— 1. Mr. Bum— ' That he will move tbe second reading of ths BoNk» daryBilL' ^^ a. Mr. LnrDSAT to move— ? ' For returns of all correspondence between all indi viduals and the Central Board of Main Roads/concerning the line of road from Noarlunga to the Mount TerribS Range, and crossing that range at or near Selllck'e HID, relative to that portion which immediately concern! tha Hundreds of Yankalilla and Myponga.' 3. Mr. Pbass to move— ' That it is expedient for this House to decide am the best system of internal communication adapted to
the wants and circumstances ot me colony, wun a view to facilitate the bringing tbe various products of Qw colony to market, and to develop tha internal resowoM of the province, nnd placing our merchants and settlers' la contact with the traders and people of the adjoUtaf ; colonies.' - 4. Mr. Kbiohauff to move— 'That an address bo presented to His Excellency tM ? Governor in Chief, requesting that he will be plfaMdto place a sum of £-',000 on the Supplementary Estimate* of 1857, for the purpose of surveying and denning maia roads not yet surveyed or defined.' 6. Mr. Bltth to move— \ . ' That an address be presented to His Excellency th« Governor-in-Chief, requesting that he will be pleased to ' , place the sum of £60,000 on the Supplementary E*tl« mates of th ! present year aa a grant to the Central Board of Main Roads.' Obdbb oy thb Dat :— ' 1. Mr. Huobib to move— 'For leave to introduce a Bill to adept in ihts pro* vince regulations similar to thoso in force in Victoria regarding Chinese immigrants.' + WBDIf B8DAY, JUITB 17. Kohob or Morion : — 1. Mr. Dcinr to move— ' That an address be presented to His Excellency till.; Governor-hvChicf, requesting His Excellency to causa ? sum (say £5,000) t« bo placed on the Supplementary Estimates of the ensuing year, to enable the Executive to appoint a Commission to consider what improvaaent» may be effected at the Murray mouth by engineering ; skl'l (referred to by Captain Douglas), and to proceed with the snma without delay.' COSTTHO HI NOTIOIS OF MOIKW r— 1. (Couw.it,-eui on the resolutions proposed by the Ho» . nourable the Commissioner of Crown Lands being further considered In Committee with the whole House.! Mr. Dottojt— That he will move tho following additional clauio :— ' vi. That it Is expedient, in order to carry ont ih» Above resolutions, to bring in a Bill regulating tho func tions of the Agent to be appointed in England.' 2. (Continrent on the resolutions proposed bv Um
Honourable the Commissioner of Crown Lands bong further considered in Committee of the whole House.) Mr. Babbaqb— That ho will movo the following addi tional clause :— ' vn. That, in the opinion of this House, the presen rate of immigration, of one ship a month, should be coot tinned for tho next twelve months.' S. (Contingent on the House going into Committee OA the Electoral Law Amendment Dill.) Mr. Khchau* to move— That clauses 1, 2, 3, and 4 be struck out, and the following clause inserted: — ' At the next and every succeeding election to supply he vacancies in the Legislative Council, created by ths . tetirement of the six members who are to retire as Vat expiration of t- nr years, there shall be also an election - of six substitutes, elected for four years only, one or til of which would tako scats in the Legislative Coondl whenever a vacancy or vacancies should occur during the next four years, such person or persons who polled the largest number of vote* to bo called upon first by the President of tho Legislative Council to take a seat in case of a vacancy or vacancies occurring, for the tame term the porson whoso place ho takes would have been A member of tbe Legislative Council.' 4. (Contingent on the resolutions proposed by th* Honourable the Commissioner of Crown Lands.) Mr. Victoria Theatre. — Mdlle. Daret and Mr. Coleman,with their little company, occupied the Theatre on Saturday evening, and gavo a series of dramatio and other entertainment* with very great effect. The per* formanccs comprised a two-act drama, a comedy, a farce, 'Aunty Smith's Lecture on Woman's Rights,' nnd Mr. Coleman's song of tha 'Jolly Waggoner.' The bill of fare was no loss diversified than abundant, and the various courses were served in excellent style. In addition to Messrs. Lo Roy and Lawrence, Mr. Cole* man had obtained the assistance of several members of ' the company some time ago brought to Adelaide by Mr. . Poole, and so managed to get up a very effective per* formauce. Mr. C. II Iran rendered most essential terries in the little comedy of the ' Rear-Admiral,' in which Mdlle. Duret appeared to very great advantage. That lad/ also played tho guilty and remorseful mother in the ' Forged Will' with considerablo tragic effect. Th« performances were concluded with the farce of the ** Wolf and the Lamb,' iu which Mr. Coleman played a leading part with siirnal success, liy the combination of forces to which we have referred, it would probably ' be practicable to open tho Theatre for a short season with remunerative success. Magic akd Mystery.— We perceive that Mr. Bennett Clay, .' the Australian Wizard,' announces by advertisement his intention to practise hU conjnra* tlons this evening and to-mortow evening at White's Room. Mr. Clay, in addition to his perlormances in 'the black art,' promises attractions of all colours; and there is little doubt that his compound entertainment will be very successful. Nohwood asd Stepney Institute. — A. correspondent informs us that a leoturo was delivered at the customary monthly meeting of the members of this Institute on Tuesday last, by Mr. J. Howard Clark. Tha. chair was taken by tho Hon. C. Bonney, M.P. The sub* ject of the lecture was 'The Writings of Sbtkspeare,' especially those later dramas iu which hi* matured powers put forth their greatest strength. The Illustra tion' were happily selected, and given with admirable effect, and the lecturo was listened to throughout with great attention and evident interest. The thanks of the audience were given to Mr. Clark at the close of tha lecture, and he intimated that the abundance of materiel which had accumulated on his hands would render it necessary to pivo another Iccturej to conclude the setles. Fiue. — On Sunday morning, about 2oclook, a fire broke out at the residence of the Rev. James Pollitt, minister of St. Luke's Church, in Sturt-street, near West-terrace. A servant first discovered the Ire and gave the alarm, but in consequence of the inflam mable nature of the materials of which the house was built, the wooden framework, though plated outside with iron, being lined with eulieo ana paper, the family had barely time to make thoir escape in their ulght dresftcs before the whole place was one Mass of flume,, nnd in less than half an hour was levelled io tho ground. ? Inipci tor Reid, with the Police engine, arrived on tbe ' spot ab Hit half-post 2, but was too late to be of any service. There is not the slightest clue to the origin of tha fire. Mr. Pollitt states that when he retired to bed at about 11 o'clock everything appeared safe. We no* derstand ho is not insured; but a subscription' has already Veen commenced to aid him under this ois tressin* calamity, and we si a'l be most happy to recelvs any sums which m ty b-3 forwarded to as for that object. Fibe-Ekgise. — Messrs. Pybus & Tamer haie completed their small portable t re-engine, ordered asau experiment by theCjiporation. It consists of a cornisratel iron tent, aidiisurn mounted on a cart body with a force-pump at tl-« tide, to which is attached s- long leather hose, by means of which any part of a build ing may be reached with f ci ity. A ladder of tuffldent size is strapped ou to the cart, to be used in ascending verandahs or lower storeys of premises in case of fire. Tho engine appears to be admirably adapted to the par pose for which it is intended, and we nuderstand it has been constructed at a comparatively trifling coit. Decease op an Old Colonist. — Wo hare received the following from a correspondent :—' On Saturday the flags of the vessels in tho Port wert hoisted half-mast high in dcmonst'stlon of sorrow for the death or Mr. Thornu Calton, of tho Port Admiral Hotel, son of Mr. Charles Calton, a respected colonist, who, with his family, arrived from England twenty years ago. The lamented deceased was known through- ' out tbe colony, and his loss will be vcr; deeply regretted. As a son and a brother his filial love ani affectionate disposition had strongly endeared him to his family: and his hiich moral character and kindliness of heart commanded the warmest esteem of his friends. His remains will bo interred at Brighton on Tuesday next. The funeral cortege will leave the Port st 10 a.m.' Launch of the Ne-w Steam-Dbbdge. — The launch of this vessel from the Government Dock* yard took place on Saturday afternoon in presence of « great number of spectators, amongst whom were Cap tai.i Douglas and lady, Mr. Newland, Mr. Youaghos* band, Mr. McCoull, and Mr. Abcncihy. In honour of the interesting event, the B!ancl:o and dovernment flag, staffi were decorated with flag'. Precisely at half-past 3, the signal for launching being giv n, the ponderous dredge glidtd beautifully into tbe « ator, broadside on. The launch was perfectly sicccisful; not the slightest accident occurred, and we congratnhve Mr. Abcrnethy, the gentleman under whose superintendence the dredge has been built, on the success which ha* attended his-'
labours. 1 lie dredge nas yet to do mca with ma chinery: two months will probably bo required before it can be put into complete working orJer. Tbe object for which the new steam-dredge is designed is that of removing the limestone crusts composing the inner and outer bars at the entrance of the harfxmr. This will be effected by the continued ascent and descent of 33 buckets and a similar number of grapnels at tached in alternate positions to an endless chain, and worked by a conden-ing engine of 25 horse-power. The length of the dredgois 100 feet; breadth of beam, at feet; depth of hold, 7 feet 9 incres. It is strongiv framed of iron plates, riveted together, the lower ones bsing seven-sixteenths of an inch In th ckness. Unlike the dredge In operation at present in the harbour, which raises silt in buckets working at its side, the present dredge is so constructed that the buckets and grapnel* shall operate on the bottom of tbe creek through a well formed In the centre of tbe dredge, the substances raised being discharged into a b»rge placed at the dredge's stern. Thcq-anUty of stone and silt which it is ex pected the dnd-e will raise is estimated at 1 20 ) tons a day. Her means of locomotion will be provided for by th« important addition of a screw-propeller, which, when required, will be worked in connection with her engine. Tho desiira for her construction was furnished by Mr. Abcrnethy and his brother. Tho novelty of the plan on which the has been built, and her evident adaptability for her proposed extensive operations, reflect much credit on those gentlemen. Strathalbyn.— On Friday, June 5th, the foundation-stone of the new bridge over the Angas, at Strathalbyn, was laid by Messrs. Rankine and Dawson, the trustees for the township of Strathalbyn. The day was remarkably fine, and a large concourse of the sur rounding settlers were present to witness the commence ment of a work so long wanted in the district. The bridge consists of one arch 90 ft. span, resting on strong stone abutments on each side, supported by three lami nated ribs forming sections of 15 inches by 27 inches. The contractors, T. & J. Baker, ara of opinion that it will be finished by the first week in September. The bridge, if finished in accordance with the elevation on the plan (which was drawn by Mr. B. Boothby, the sur- veyor of the district), will be a very neat erection, and an ornamental as well as a useful adjunct to the town ship. In the evening, a dinner in honour of the occa sion was, with great liberality, given by Mr. Goelling, the host of the Strathalbyn Hotel. Upward of 60 gen tlemen sat down to dinner, Mr. Jas. Daws on,sen,occup pied the chair, and Mr. W. Rankine tho vice-chalr. The usual loyal toasts were drunk with enthusiasm. The festivities of the occasion were concluded by a ball, which was kept up with great spirit to a late hour. ®* We are requested to call special attention to Mr . Green's Sale of Allotments in the Township of Mount Lofty, to be held at the Mount Lofty Hotel, Mount Barker-road, this Day (Monday), at 12 o' clock as per advertisement.