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THE TICnBOIRNE CLAIMANT. The recent statements with regard to the alleged discovery of the "real Sir Roger" in the person of William reawell, of the Parramatta Asylum, used more amusement than interest at ale. But the following facts may shed good deal of light upon the present osition :-In 1856 an old resident of Gippsland met at the table of the hotel kept here by Mr. Richard Bennison two persons who told him they had lately arrived from Van Dieman's Land, And that their names were George Smith and Arthur Orton; and in Mr. Bennison's books, still extant, there are separate hotel accounts in these two names. George Smith remained in Sale fora year or so, keeping a butcher's shop. Arthur Orton went into the employ of Mr: Foster, at Boisdali, and remained there until the beginning of 1859, when he returned to Sale, and was for a while groom at the old stable of the Royal Exchange Botel. He suddenly disappeared from Sale, as a warrant was issued for his arrest on an information laid by the late Thomas Blacker for stealing a horse. The warrant was never executed, as Orton got out of the colony and eventually turned up at Wagga Wagga as Thorias Castro, a butcher. The old resident previously mentioned went away to New South Wales in 1860, and among the places he visited was Gundaroo, where he resided a few years, and met the George Smith he had previously seen at Sale and renewed acquaintance with him. le says that the man was still called George Smith, and was paying his addresses to a widow named Clark, and that on the wedding day in the church there in his presence George Smith said that was not his name, but it was William Creswell, which greatly surprised all present. What has been written of the old Gippsland resident forms part of a statement made by him in January, 1893, which he signed and forwarded to the police at Sale, to send to the authorities in New South Wales for use if necessary in connection with the application for the discharge of the lunatic from the asylum as Arthur Orton.-Age. According to the cablegrams, the average price realized for the butter sent home by the Ophir. is 100s per cwt. The choicest quality brings 102s. A father recently asked a London masis trate if he could send his boy to work and let himn attend a night school. He was 13. and in the second standard. The magistrate, replying in the negative, said the boy was not the father's property to the extent of depriving him of his birth right-namely a good elementary cduca tion.

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