THE WRECK OF THE "ADMELLA." A public meeting was held at Mac's Hotel on Tuesday, at 12 o'clock, for the purpose of raising subscriptions for the benefit of the sufferers by the wreck of the Admella, and adopting some measures for testifying the ge- neral appreciation of the conduct of the Cap- tain and crew of the Lady Bird, and the vol- unteers who ansisted in rescuing the survivors. W. Learmonth, Esq., the Chairman of the Council read the advertisement calling the meeting. J. N. McLeod, Esq., was requested to take the chair. The Rev S. Kelso moved the following resolution.: "That this meeting record their thanksgiving to Almighty God for crowning with signal success, the means used for the rescue of the individuals now happily saved." The resolution was seconded by the Rev. G.B. Richards, and carried, unanimously. Mr. C. Croaker moved the next resolution. " That a fund be raised, to be called the Admella Relief and Reward Fund, and that an appeal be made to all classes throughout the Australian colonies. in aid of such fund," He could, he said, bear ample testimony to the efficient and gallant manner in which all who were concerned in that noble and trying work of rescuing the survivors from the wreck per- formed their hazardous duties, having himself been an observer. As to the sufferings of those who had been saved it was unnecessary, for him to speak. He should simply, move the resolution. Rev G. B. Richards seconded the resolution. He thought with the last speaker that it re- quired no comments. To endeavor to enlist public sympathy for the sufferers was needless. The sympathy of those present was already enlisted, and he was sure the peo- ple of Portland would respond to the call upon them to shew their appreciation of the servi- ces of those, who, through God's blessing were instrumental in saving so many from imminent death. Mr. E. Moon moved the next resolution. "That the following gentlemen be appointed a Committee in carrying out the above object, viz: The Chairman of the Municipal Council, J. B. Fitzgerald, T. Finn, J. Browning, W. Corney, J. Fethers, J. Trangmsr, members of the Council; E. Henty, M.P. ; J. N. McLeod, M.P. ; T. Must, E. Manning, W. A. Moore, L. Clarke. J. Fawthrop, C. Megson, C. Croaker, E. Dacomb, D. W. Gallie, E. Moon, F. C. Oswald, and the clergymen of the different denominations in Portland. Also that P. Scott and C. Croaker, be ap- pointed Honorary Secretaries to the Com- mittee of the above fund. Seconded by Mr. Oswald and carried nem. con. Mr. T. Must moved, and Mr. Lindsay Clarke seconded the next resolution. "' That the Managers of the three Banks be appointed Honorary Treasurers of the above fund." Carried nem. con. Mr. Megson moved the next resolution. He thought that in the present case Portland should take the lead, having been, as it were in the very centre of the melan- choly occurrence, and deeply interested as they were in the event, he thought this meet- ing might better express their feeling by a statement similar to that which he would read them by mere formal resolutions. Hav- ing read a general statement of the facts con- nected with the rescue the speaker moved- "That the above statement and appeal be printed end distributed generally through out the colony." Mr. Learmonth seconded the resolution. He said this was a subject in which the feelings of the colony generally were enlisted. Much blame had been attached by the journals both to Adelaide and Melbourne. No blame, how- ever, could be thrown upon Portland, who had done all that it was possible to do in the matter, and can therefore better take the initi- ative in the present movement. Had not the Lady Bird been sent off again from Portland, no men wold have been left to tell of their sufferings. He thought the committee ought to write to Melbourne to have all subscriptions sent down here, as every man connected with the work, and the part each took in it were better known here than at Melbourne. He atated also that the Municipal Council were about to appeal to the Humane Society of London for their medals, to be presented to the deserving. Carried unanimously. Mr. S. Clapham moved the following re- solution :- "That,the meetingdesires to express in the strongest terms its thanks to Captain Greig and crew of the Lady Bird, and to Captain Fawthrop and the whole of the volunteers from the land or sea, for their gallantry and unceasing exertions displayed in the rescue of the survivors from the wreck." The resolution was seconded by Mr. P. Scott, who noticed the services of those on the shore at Cape Northumberland in saving three persons from the wreck. Carriod unanimously. A subscription paper was then placed on the table, and a great many persons came for- ward and added their names to the list.