Per Wakatipu at Wellington. (by telegraph.) Sydney. Trickett received information by the San Francisco mail that Hanlon visits England during the coming season, to retain the trophy won frmn Elliott. Canon Smith, of Bathurst, is .about to visit England, and has undertaken to deliver ten lectures on Hew South Wales. At the meeting of the Cricket Association < n the 19th, a letter was read from the manager of the team for England contradicting rumors that the team is notlikely to go. Lilly white is arranging matters in England on behalf of the team. At the executions Scott died instantaneously. Bogan struggled ten minutes. Scott wrote incessantly the greater part of the preceding night. At the first interview with his mother and sister Bogan behaved brutally, using disgusting language. South Australia. Freights are lower. Iron ships, GOs ; wooden, Cd. loss. Weather very hot, and several bush fires raging. One at Port Elliott threatened to destroy the township, and burnt the gardens, haystacks, and grass of the township. The steamer Seine left Banjocwangi on Saturday the 17th, paying out the duplicate cable to Port Darwin. The missing brig John Wesley, _from the Solomon Group, was spoken off'Newcastle on the 19th under jury masts, but declined assistance. Queensland. On the reopening of the schools on the 20th, the Boman Catholic children were noticeably absent. At the half-yearly meeting of the Queensland Insurance, the recent movement to wind up was generally deprecated, and the report was adopted. The heaviest floods known occurred on the Daintrco river. Cedar logs and bullocks were washed away, and apprehensions respecting the cedar-getters’ safety prevail. Victoria. Subscriptions to the Irish Relief Fund continue to flow in, and the Committee hope soon to pronounce the receipt of LIO,OOO in contributions. The Australian Agency and Bankmg Corporation declared a dividend of 10 per cent per annum. Mr. Johnston, analytical chemist, finished his analysis of beer in the Qaeenscliff poisoning case, and found enough strychnine in the bottle to poison fourteen men. The Brewers’ Club are taking action in the case, in the interest of the trade. Bush fires are reported in many parts of the country, but no serious damage is done. The highest heat registered in the country to-day was 110 in the shade.
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