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Per Rente>’s Agency. Melbourne, Sept. 24. Mr. Berry has decided to postpone his budget speech until after the recess. Arrived—Arawata, from the Bluff. It ■is reported that Sir A. H. Gordon t . has been appointed to be General Supervisor.over Fiji, in addition to being Governor of New Zealand .The Sugar Company have lowered their rates LI per ton. . . Melbourne, Sept. 16. : It is stated that Mr. Bell, Acting ' Governor of Queensland, will be unable '.to attend the opening of the Exhibition. The race meeting in honor of Sir Hercules Robinson were to be held at .Fleraingtcm to-day. Heavy weather is -threatening. • Sydney, Sept. 24. , .. Hennersy’s braidy, quarters, 10s. 6d. ; • kerosene, diamond, per gallon. Is. 7d. ; , Hevoe’s, la. Bd. Patna rice, L2l per ton. Wheat, none in the market. New Zealand oats, per 401 b., Is.. lOd. to 2s. ; maize, per 601 b., 2s. 4d. to 2s, 6d. : . H.M. schooner Conflict has arrived at ; Cooktowii, and reports the Genie as havling arrived at New Britain. - The Sydney Evening News has been fined L 250 for contempt of Court, The Chief Jus dee delivered Judgment. Notice /of appeal was given against the decision, f but he refused to grant it, and said that ithe proprietor must petition the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Adelaide, Sept. 25. Wheat is decidedly firmer at 4s. 2d. Town flour is quoted at L 9 15s. ; country brands, at L9to L 9 2s. 6d. Freights to London, sailing 40s. ; freights to United Kingdom from Adelaide, 40s. ; from out .ports, 425. 6d. ; freights for wool, per steamers, greasy Ijd., scoured, lid. ; per sailing vessels, greasy £d.. scoured fd. The ruling rates of freights generally are •firmly maintained. Brisbane, Sept. 24. . In the Legislative Assembly last night, a resolution was passed prohibiting members, but not Ministers nor officers of Parliament, from receiving payment for services rendered to the Government. Hobart Town, Sept. 24. Lieutenant-Colonel St. Hill, late private secretary to the Governor, will be allowed to retire on a pension.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 158, 28 September 1880

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 158, 28 September 1880