(Reuter's Telegram. ) Melbourne, Dec.' 24. Sailed- Claud Hamilton. Sydney, Dec; 24. The wool show at the International Exhibition -is the finest ever seen in the co'onies. There were 401 exhibitors. J iseph W. Aarons, Wellington, is first for the best bale i f combing wool in grease The list includes entries'from. Tasmania, ..Queensland, Viet >ria, South Australia, New Zealand, and the United States The classification of the entries is as follows :—-Fine combing wool (merino) in grease, clothing wool (merino) in grease, fine combing wool (merino) washed, clothing wool (merino) washed—New S »uth Wales, 83 ; Tasmania, 23 ; Queensland, 4(i ; Victoria, 12 ; South Australia, 2-; "total. 166. Strong combing Wool ing ease and str mg combing wool washed—--N ew South Wales, 10; Tasmania, 6, 'Queensland, 20 ; Victoria, 6 ; South Australia G ; and New Zealand, 4 ; total, 52. Wool in grease, from any variety osheep other than merin > and wool washed from any variety of sheep than merino—. Now South Wales, 13 ; Queensland, 5 ; New Zealand, 3 ; total, 21. Bales o. merino wo d—New South Wa’es, 39 ; Tas mania*; 12 ; Queensland, 10 ; Victoria, 8 ; So ith Australia, 1; and New Zealand, I; total 71. Extra exhibits of ordinary commercial bates, fleeces, samples, or collections of foreign or colonial wools -New South Wales, 19 ; Tasmania, 22 ; Queensland, 12 ; Victoria, 7; South Australia, '5; New Zj.ila il, 4; Unite 1 States, 21 ; total, 91. Altogether New South Wales contributes 164 exhibits ; Tasmania, 53 ; Queensland, 93 ; Victoria, 33, South Australia, 12 ; New Zealand, 12 : United States, 24 ; total, 401. It will be seen t.h tt the United States sends twice as many exhibits as New Zealand. The Executive Council have sentencedthe bushrangers Williams and Bennett to imprisonment for life, and three years in irons. The others will bo hanged on the 20th January. Sailed—Wakatipu, for Wellington.
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