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(Special. ) Melbourne, Nov. 18. , The Melbourne Intercolonial Juvenile Industrial Exhibition opens on Dec. 23. Upwards of 5,300 entries have been re-’ ceived.
(Reuter's Telegram.) Sydney, Nov. 17. The forty-eight hours’ walking contest was won by Edwards. He walked 153 miles. At a crowded meeting of Roman Catholics, resolutions were adopted condemning the Education Bill. Arrived—Rotoraahana.
Seven bushrangers yesterday stuck up Wontabadgery Hoteland station, taking arms, ammunition, money, and horses. Four police from Wagga Wagga, who were despatched in pursuit, encountered : >
the bushrangers, lost, their horses, and were compelled to retreat. Nobody was wounded. The Clarendon mail -vas also stuck up. A strong body of police are in pursuit of the marauders.'
Later. ■■■,( ~Tjj : A telegram from Gundagai, to-night | states that a desperate encounter toot place between the police and thebush*;. rangers. Two of- the latter were shot dead, one was wounded, two surrendered,, and one escaped. One of the constable^. was seriously wounded in the affray. ‘ V Sydney, Nov; 18. ’ The Natabagory bushrangers bailed-up ”' overthirtypersons. Moonlight and Nesbitt were amongst the gang. The former wias’ the leader. He was captured uninjured. Three civilians going to assist the Police fell into an ambuscade, and ■ were given five minutes to prepare for death. > The ( Police arriving, a desperate -fight, ensued, P* Later.
The bushranger captured was found con- ■ cealed in a house close to the scene of the - ■> encounter. The constable wounded yesterday is in a critical state. The Wontabagery bushrangers have been identified as Victorians. Five youths, under the leadership of Captain Moonlight, intended to rob the Gundagai bank. , ,
Brisbane, Nov. 18.
Two hundred blacks attacked seven Cliinamen fishing, north of Cooktown, spearing one. . Cookiown, Nov. 18. Arrived—Ocean.
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