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(Reuter's 7'elegfams.) Melbourne, Ocb. 2. •In the Legislative Assembly last night the lion. Peter Lalor, Commissioner of Trade and Customs, introduced a series of additional duties. Arrived —.Arawata, from Bluff. Sydney, Oct. 2. The Intcrcoloyral Trades Union Conferance meets on Monday. Obituary—Mr Nicholas Bayloy, shcopbreeder, Mudgoe. Adelaide, Oct. 2. Wheat, 5s Cd per bushel; flour, £l2 10s per ton. Albany, Oct. 2. The P. and 0. steamer Siam has arrived. Passenger for Lyttelton—Mr G. Lloyd. (Special. ) Sydney, Oct. 2. It is rumored that Mr Thurston, the Colonial Secretary of Fiji, has been appointed Commissioner of Polynesia vice Sir Arthur Gordon, whose future residence will be in Sydney. The Victorian Land Commission recommend that on the termination of the leases in January the Government should subdivide the land into blocks of from one to ten thousand acres, and grant leases for ten years at the former rate, with a compensation for improvement clause. (Special to the Association.) Melbourne, Oct. 2. Betting on the" Melbourne Cup—Sccundus 100 to 15, Sweatmeat 100 to 8, Wandering Jew 100 to 5. Nellie, Falmouth, and South Hamilton are the favorites for the Derby. Flour is firmer at £l2 10s.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 4, 4 October 1879

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 4, 4 October 1879