(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS.)
BUNDABERG, February 10.
WHILE the s. Lady Bowen remained at this port on Thursday night, a deputation waited upon the Premier to represent local wants, and especially the necessity for constructiug the railway to Mount Perry.
In reply to the deputation, Mr. Thorn said that the Bundaberg and Mount Perry line was the weakest of the bunch, and the least thought of by members on both sides of the House. By itself it would not stand the slightest chance of being carried.
With regard to the railway policy of the Government for the forthcoming session, Mr. Thorn said it would be similar to that of the last, with a few additions.
BEISBANE, February 10.
The barque Christian Knudson, 577 tons, under charter by Messrs. M'llwraith, M'Eachern,and Co., and laden chiefly with rail- way materials for Rockhampton, left London on the 12th December, and returned to the East India Docks next day, with damage to port bow, and loss of figure head and head-gear, through having been in collision with a schooner in the Lower Hope.
Tenders are invited for the erection of a
lighthouse on Flat-top Island, near the mouth
of the Pioneer River.
The subjoined transfers of police magis- trates are gazetted to-day :-Mr. Gilbert Eliott from Toowoomba to Townsville ; Mr. Benjamin Cribb from Dalby to Toowoomba ; and Mr. Fitzroy Somerset from Townsville to Dalby.