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AUSTRALIAN.

(Per Reuter's Agency. ) Melbourne, July 2.

: It is now believed that the platelayer whose body was found at Glenrowan was murdered by Ned Kelly. Mr. Service speaking at Malden' last! night repeated his previous statement that; he would adhere to his Reform Bill, and ridiculed the inconsissency of Mr. Berry. Mr Service announced that he feared therewould be a deficiency of L 650,000 at the end of the present year. , . .. The revenue for the quarter amounts to L 1,104,000 being an increase of L 32,000 compared with last year. : ;/; - Melbodriiß, July 3.

It is now doubted whether the platelayer whose body was found at Glenrowan was murdered by Ned Kelly, as at first supposed.

Sydney, July 2. Hennessy’s brandy in bulk, quarters, 10s. 3d.: kerosene—diamond, Is. Id. per gallon, Devoe’s, Is. 2£d. to Is. 6d. per gallon ; New Zealand wheat, 3s. 7d. to 4s. per bushel ; New Zealand oats, Is. sd. to 2s. per4olbs.; maize, per 601b5., 2s. to 2s. 3d.; candles, D.R. J’s, 6|d. per lb. Sailed—Tararua, for Auckland..

July 3. Arrived —Wakatipu, from Wellington, - Brisbane, July 3, The Queensland revenue returns to 30th June have been published, and-show-the revenue last quarter to be L 409,000, being an increase of L 58,000 as compared with June quarter of 1879. The total revenue for the 1 year 1879-80 was L 1,482,000 against L 1,461,000 in 187879 ; expenditure for June quarter ' was L 538,000, being an increase of L 15,000 compared with last year. The tr’.al expenditure for the year was L 1,673,000 against L 1,678,000 in 1878-79 ; the total deficit 30th June, 1879, was L 177,000, but ■ it now stands at L 239,000. Adelaide, July 2, Adelaide wheat, 4s. per bushel, with' a ; downward tendency; and expected to be 2d. to 3d. lower. INTERPROYINGIAL. (Per Press Association.) Gkahamstown, July 3. . A man named Francis James Shine died / last evening in the hospital, from injuries ■ received while prospecting in Hape Creek." ; An inquest will be hold. I Auckland, July 5. J A lad named Burton had; his ankle di- / vided by a turntable on the wharf yester-| day.' ■''■'■V-ij''' WEllington, July 6. /' No particulars have been received in' connection with the missing schooner Poneke. The following is a list of her crew -James Lee, captain ; Willian| Young, mate ; Andrew Lillybed, James Grant, Edward Doile, and Paul Sappho. I The continuous rain of yesterday cause! • heavy floods in the Hutt river, the water being level with the banka. The lowlying parts of the town were flooded, hut very slight damage has been done. - The gale has driven one or two yachts ashore. A southerly gale blew with unabated s fury throughout the.day, but no damage is reported. A brigantine, which ran in for shelter during the night and brought up at the far side of the harbor was seen drifting towards Petone beach. ’ However ‘ <t is expected her anchors will get firni' hold and the vessel will weather the storm, - No steamers have been able to leave port,Heavy rain still continues and no sign of the gale moderating. ,■ Captain Peterson, of the ; Union:.' Company’s steamer Taiaroa, died at Dunedin to-day. Captain Sharp, an old settler, aged 74, , died this morning. Bronchitis was the cause of, death. ' ' . , . : Timaru, July 3. - , An amusing race of a hundred yards’ between the landlord of the Grosreiior'’ Hotel and a veterinary surgeon;/both i weighing over eighteen stone, for LlO aside, resulted in the latter winning by s A stride. , j _ ■ ,r* Henry Davis, one of the unemployed, after walking overland from the Weka Pass to kelson, and back to Timaru, had to break a tobacconist’s window in order to obtain admission to the gaol. The Bench gave him fourteen days. J Dr. Murdoch was rendered insensible by falling from his horse last evening, . while crossing the railway line. j Considerable sensation has been jCaused by a discovery that the portion of the Breakwater which recently slipped out, necessitating the breaking. of the monolith, had been propped up with -bags- of concrete, instead of resting oh | solid blocks. j,, The steady fall of rain during the past few days has filled the wells and tanks in town, just as a water famine was beginning to cause complaints. .■. > i:. f ; L Timaru, July 5/ One hundred and thirty men, fortyeight of whom were married, attended at the Town Hall this morning, at tie invitation of the Mayor, and offered td proceed to the Albury railway works, on the terms offered by the Government for the relief - of the unemployed. The names of the applicants were taken for submission to - the District Engineer, who had: promised, employment for forty—the married men to have the preference. The secretary to t the unemployed urged the necessities of the single men, but was informed that nothing could be done beyond forwarding represent ations to the Government officer. Heavy rain has fallen for forty-eight hours continuously, the H vers have been ~ much swollen, but no flood damages are reported. Forty Orangemen, wearing yellow rosettes, held their annual church parade yesterday. The procession was ' unmolested. • ■ i Dunedin, July 5. A three-roomed cottage, at the back of George street, was burned down this morning. The Star states that Messrs. Stout and Bastings intend to offer themselves as can- - didates at the next general election. Tnvekcargul, July 5. A man was found dead this morning at New River, near the Elbow. , .It is supposed he had fallen from his horse when' under the influence of drink, and died from exposure. ' v

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 122, 6 July 1880

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