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THE STOPPAGE OF THE ORIENTAL BANK.

THE STOPPAGE OF THE ORIENTAL BANK. In this plate our artist has depicted the view in front of the Oriental Bank when the notice of suspension of pay ment was posted up on the door on the morning of May 5. The news had reached Melbourne by telegraph on the previous Saturday afternoon after banking hours. Many people were induced on Monday, the 5th, to walk as far as   the newly-erected bank to look at it in its forlorn condition, and to read the formal notice of its suspension. THE RIGHT REV. JAMES MOOUE, ROMAN' CATHOLIC BISHOP OP BAXLARAT. We give a portrait of the Right Rev. James Moore, who was recently consecrated Bishop of Ballarat. Dr. Mooro is a native of the town of Listowel, in Ireland, and was educated at the collegiate school in Tralee and the missionary collego of All Hallows', Dublin. He came to Victoria in January, 1859, and was soon afterwards appointed parish priest of St. Francis's, Melbourne. Failing health necessi tated his removal ; lie was transferred to Keilor, and was in 18G5 appointed to the mission of Ballarat. As soon as lie had succeeded in clearing off the heavy debts duo on this mission, Dr. Moore took energetic steps towards completing the cathedral, of which only a portion had at that timo boon erected. A narrative of his life now beforo us states : — ' In recognition of tho great services he had. rendered tho church, Dr. Goold, soon after the completion of tho cathedral, appointed him dean of Ballarat. Besides tho works abovo mentioned, Dr. Mooro has erected the beautiful church of St. Alipius, Ballarat East ; St. Kevin's, Learmonth, at a ? cost of £3,000; St. John's, Mount Bolton (£1,800); St. Mary's Star of the Sea, Clarendon (,£1,250) ; and the church at Buninyong (£800). Those were erected independently of a number of schools and wooden buildings. Towards tho ond of 187-'5 Dr. Mooro accompanied tho archbishop to Rome, on which occasion His Holiness tho lato Popo (Pius IX.) conferred upon him tho. dignity of Doctor of Divinity,

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JUNCTION OF THE UIVEL1S MUKUAY AND 'DAIILINO.

JUNCTION OF THE UIVEL1S MUKUAY AND 'DAIILINO.

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Upon his return to Victoria at the end of 1874, with Dr. O'Connor, the first bishop of Ballarat, he was appointed by that prelate vicar-general of the new diocese. Some years . afterwards (March, 1881) Dr. O'Connor paid a visit to Rome, leaving Dr. Moore in charge of the diocese. Having represented to His Holiness Pope Leo XIII. the great efforts that had been made by Dr. Moore in the cause of_ education and religion, His Holiness was pleased to appoint him as one of his domestic prelates, with the title of Mon signor. Upon the death of Dr. O'Connor, which took place in February, 1883, Dr. Moore was appointed administrator. Last year being the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the sacred ministry, his Ballarat flock presented him with an address, accompanied by a gold chalice, in commemora tion of the event. When intelligence had been received that the Holy See had appointed Monsignor Moore Bishop of Ballarat, both priests and people rejoiced at his elevation ; a large number of Protestants also testified their pleasure.' JtTXCTIOX OF THE RIVERS MURRAY A2TD DARXIXG. Our view depicts the junction, near 'Wentworth, of the two great streams, the Murray and the Darling, which convey so great a part of the drainage waters of Central Australia to the sea. The meeting-point of these two fine rivers in a continent in which great rivers are so few, has claims to be considered as one of the most interesting geo graphical points on the broad surface of Australia. SKETCHES AT THE ADELAIDE CUP AXD POI.O RACES. Our Adelaide artistic contributor gives sketches of the racing at Adelaide at the Cup races on May 15, and the Polo and Tandem races at Morphetville on the following day. His sketches require no elucidation save what is afforded by our notice in another column of the South Australian Jockey Club meeting. WEUCJNGTQN, NEW ZKAT.AND, FROM THE HARBOUR. The view of Wellington, the Government capital of New, Zealand, is taken from the side of the harbour. It shows the General Post-office in a finely prominent position, and gives the town in one of its most picturesque aspects. It is reproduced from a photograph by Mr. Carnell, Napier.

REUCS OF OU- MELBOURNE. The great number of changes which are taking place in Melbourne by the pulling down of old familiar landmarks and replacing them with new structures more appropriate to the present position and requirements of the city has lately called public attention to these disappearing relics of old Melbourne. Old Melbourne is, indeed, not of very great antiquity, but its interest is not lessened by the fact that many still living have seen its growth from babyhood to its present staged And it. is with the view of preserving reminiscences of some of the prominent and best known architectural relics of old Melbourne which have been lately demolished or are threatened by the course of events, or are likely to remain in an altered shape for a long time, that our page of illustrations has been prepared. The illus trations given include ' Germain Nicholson's Corner;' the . well-known low-verandahed shop at the corner of Collins and Swanston-streets, which with its contiguous neighbours, has lately been swept away to make room for new business structures. A similar fate has befallen the ' Clarence Hotel,' a little way lower down Collins-street, at the corner of Elizabeth-street, which has been removed to supply a .site for the new City of Melbourne Bank, which we depict in our present issue. We also sketch Governor Latrobe's cottage, at Jolimont, the residence of our first Governor of 'Victoria, which still stands, and is owned by Mr. H. W. Patton, to whom we are indebted for the photographs, from which our illustration is taken The cottage at Jolimont, successively occupied by Bishop Perry (the first Bishop of Melbourne) and Mr. H. 0. E. Chuders (the present Chancellor of the Exchequer), which, was pulled down some few years ago, is also repre sented from a photograph kindly supplied by the former , owner of the cottage, Mr. J. Sharp. The cottage known' as ' Captain Lonsdale's cottage,' a little structure of weatherboards, shingle roofed, which stands on the railway ? reserve, between the eastern part of Flinders-street on one side, the East Melbourne cricket-ground on another, and the railway on the third side of the triangle, is also repre sented. The old residence of the first Colonial Secretary of Victoria is threatened by the growing requirements of the railway terminus, and will, no doubt, soon be improved out of existence. The ' Old Supreme Court,' which has been condemned, together with the 'Melbourne Gaol,' the doom of which has been sounded in many a discussion in Parliament, appears in our plate, together with the ' Old Queen's Theatre,' the first theatre in Melbourne, situated in Queen-street, which has for many years been used as a coach factory. A little vignette of 'Melbourne in 1840 ' completes the page. OUR NOVEL : ' CROWNED WITH GOOD,' BY OLICANA. Our instalment of the serial story will be found at its usual place.

MR. W. H. VERNON, OF THE TRINCESS's THEATRE. Mr. W. H. Vernon, whose portrait appears in the present number of Tlie Sketchcr, is an artist whose position has been won by no arts of advertising or bill-posting, but by an unwearied application to the study pf his profession, and a natural aptitude that developed itself almost in childhood. The moat successful portion of his novitiate was passed in the Bath and Bristol theatres, then the home of stock oompanies, from which were drawn from time to time some of the greatest artists now gracing the English ' stage. Here Mr. Vemon made a great impression, playing everything from 'Hamlet', to ' O'Callaghan on his Last Legs,' which last character, by the bye, is still a favourite with the actor. At Bristol he was considered the only successor to Charles Mathews, his greatest triumph having been made in the line of character associated with the name of that celebrated comedian. One of the critics in a leading article devoted to Mi. Vernon, wrote thus — ' No actor we have seon comes so near to the light and sparkling geniality of Charles Mathews. His style possc°ses all the effervescent vigour of champagne, cool and palatable, and very intoxicating.' In 1868 Mr. Vernon made his fir/at appearance in London at tho opening of tho Globo Theatre,

as the hero of Mr. Byron's best comedy, ' Cyril's Success. From that time the actor's reputation has steadily expanded. During engagements at the Strand, Olympic, Gaiety, Globe, Opera Comique, Vaudeville, Drury-lane, and other theatres, he has created a number of characters in plays by Tom Taylor, H. J. Bjtou, Albery, Sydney Grundy, and others, without a single failure being tacked to his fame. The part, 'however,, in which Mr. Vernon Avon the highest honours, and leaped at once to the first rank in his profession, was in the play of 'Mammon,' written expressly for him by Sydney Grundy. In this part the actor found scope for the fullest development of his powers, and the phrase ' great actor,' which is one not lightly used by many of the critics who have bestowed it on Mr. Vernon, was pro nounced to have been worthily earned by the remarkable performance of the actor in the no less remarkable play. Mr. Vernon has performed this part upwards of 500 times in all the chief cities of Great Britain and also in the United States. It would have been produced at the Princess Theatre during the ? present engagement of Miss Ward and Mr. Vernon, but the success of ' Forget Me Not ' and the 'Queen's Favourite ' have necessitated its postpone ment until their return from Sydney to the Theatre Royal later in the year, when it is understood that 'Macbeth ' will be the first of a series of plays to be produced for Miss Genevieve Ward and Mr. Vernon. Two years ago Mr. Vernon accepted an enagement to play 'Sir Horace Welby' with Miss Ward, and under that lady's management at the Olympic Theatre several new plays were produced under the . superintendence of Mr. vernon, and in which he' created the leading parts, among them being 'Rachel' and the 'Queen's Favourite.' The last-named piece has provided Mr. Vernon with one of his most successful ; assumptions— his Bolingbroke being considered perfect. SKETCHES Bi' THE MESSAGIERIES ROUTE: PORT XOUIS,' FROM A SKETCH BY MR. E. -I. MONTEFIORE. We reproduce a sketch from the pencil of Mr. E. L. Montefiore, of Sydney, of the harbour of St. Louis, Mauri tius, giving a view of the shipping in the front of the picture, and the lofty, fantastic shapes of the mountains in the backsrround. . .

CITY OF MELBOURNE BANK, CORNER .OF COLMNS AND ELIZABETH STREETS. ? For many years the Clarence Hbtelj at 'the corner of Collins and Elizabeth streets, has been one of the best known of old Melbourne hostelries, but in consequence of the march of improvement in street architecture the hotel is coming down, and a banking institution will go up in its place, while the old rookeries on the adjoining blocks are being replaced by buildings worthy of the site and the city. The City of Melbourne Bank, an engraving of which we present, will be built on tho block formerly occupied by the Clarence Hotel. The design shows a very handsome building in the Italian renaissance, or sixteenth century style. It has a frontage of 49ft. to Collins-street, and 88ft. on the Elizabeth- street side. The chief features in the design, as far as the outside aspect is concerned, are large columns, each about 30ft. in height,- which extend upwards to the summit of the first storey. These rest upon bases of bluestone, each 7ft. high, and when complete this will probably be the largest colonnade of the kind in thecity. The doorway, which is at the corner, will be recessed, thus forming a portico ; and for architectural effect this entrance is one of the handsomest points in a very tasteful design. The doorway opens in the base of a tower, which takes a circular form above the parapet, and terminates in a dome. The level of the parapet will be 76ft. above the pavement level, and the elevation of the tower 113ft. The building will have four storeys, exclusive of a basement, and it is intended that the ground floor shall be reserved for the main bank buildings, while the upper floors provide the usual office accommodation. These floors will be reached by a grand staircase, and in addition there will be the usual hydraulic lift. The basement will probably be occupied either as wine cellars or a restaurant. The architects of the new building are Messrs. Terry and Oakden. .

HELIOS OF OLD MELBOURNE. '

HELIOS OF OLD MELBOURNE. '

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SKETCHES BY THE JIESSAGERIES' ROUT13— POIIT I/OUIS, FROM A SKETCH BY SIR. E. R. MONTEFIORE,

SKETCHES BY THE JIESSAGERIES' ROUT13— POIIT I/OUIS, FROM A SKETCH BY SIR. E. R. MONTEFIORE,

CITY OP MELBOURNE BANK, CORNER OF COLLINS AND ELIZABETH STREETS.

CITY OP MELBOURNE BANK, CORNER OF COLLINS AND ELIZABETH STREETS.

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