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( SjVcitll.) Sydney, Oct. 9.

The manager and accountant of the Commercial Bank Lithgow have been arrested on a charge of embezzlement.

A clerk in the Colonial Bank lias also been arrested on a similar charge. Melbourne, Oct. 0.

A Conference of Farmers’ Unions intervied the Government, asking for the removal of all duties on agricultural implements and produce. Sir B. O’Lougliliu agreed to consult Mr Berry, who is still unwell. Some members of the Conference consider that, in the event of a refusal, they should unanimously petition the Legislative Council to reject the tariff.

(Special to the Association.) Melbourne, Oct. 8,

Ten thousand bushels of Victorian wheat have been sold to local millers at Gs Oid. Advices by the mail state that business prospects are much more cheerful. ( Reuter's) Sydney, Oct. 9. The Trades Unions have carried resolutions condemning the continuance of assisted immigration. Brisbane, Oct. 9. Government have resolved to resume assisted immigration.

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 7, 11 October 1879

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