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{Per Reuter's Agency.) Cricket. Sydney, March 8. The cricket match between the Australians and Eleven of New South Wales and Victoria was resumed here to-day. The Australians were all disposed of for 85 in their second innings—Murdoch, not out, 31, and McDonnell, caught, 18, being top scorers. The Combined Eleven thus winning the match by 246 runs. A severe hailstorm fell during the adjournment for luncheon, and rendered the ground very dead. Volunteers for the Transvaal. Sydney, To-day. Nearly one hundred men of the permanent Artillery force here have volunteered to proceed for service against the Boers. The Dread Penalty. Melbourne. March 8. The Executive has decided that the sentence of death passed upon W. Brown, a fanner in Manning district, for criminally assaulting his daughter, 12 years of age, shall be carried out. Exhibition Awards. The following further Exhibition awards are announced :—First order of merit—Kitchen and Son (Wellington), and McLeod Brothers (Dunedin), for candles; E. H. Banks (Christchurch), P. Cunningham and Co. (Christchurch), for peas and beans. Second order of merit —G. Banascone (Wellington), for inlaid tables of New Zealand woods; Guthrie and Larnach Company (Dunedin), for hall door and frame of New Zealand woods ; George King and Co. (Christchurch), for beans ; E. H. Banks (Christchurch), for peas. Third order of merit—W. Wilkinson (Thames), for specimen of printing; Robert,Burrett (Wellington), and Government Printer, Wellington, for specimens of book binding; proprietors of the Times (Christchurch), for specimens of engraving; Fergusson

and Mitchell (Dunedin), for account books ; Robert Burrett ' (Wellington), for engravings. Fourth order of merit —Large and Townley (Napier) for work-table inlaid with New Zealand woods, Mrs Maxwell Fernhill (Wellington) for curtains designed after New Zealand ferns and drawn in ink, T. Myers (Wellington) for picture frames. Fifth order of merit — W. Nicholson (Wellington), for sideboard of New Zealand woods; Patterson, Burke, and Co, (Dunedin), for Venetian blinds; Austin, Kirk, and Co., Limited (Christchurch), for pottery. Honorable mention—W. G. Graylin (Taranaki), for tanning, dyeing, and medical extracts ; J. Bennett (Thames), for specimen of hematite; E. R. Edwards (Thames), for paints and minerals.

Melbourne, To-day. The following additional Exhibition awards are published : —First order of merit, Professor Von Haast, Christchurch, for ethnological collection ; Dr Hector, for geological specimens; Bank of New Zealand, for gold specimens ; Brunner Coal Co., Goal Pit Heath Coal Co., Greymouth, Kaitangata Coal Co., Westport Colliery, for coal; Wilson, for sulphur. Second order of merit—Bay of Islands Coal Co., for coal Third order of merit— J. R. Hacket, Nelson, for chrome ores ; Ingram and White, Oxford West, Canterbury, for chalk ; Johnston Bros., Nelson, for ores; D. Macfarlane, Jackson's Bay, for copper ■ ore. Fourth order of merit —W, Wilkinson, ‘ of Thames, for printing card; J. A. Mcllraith, Home Bush, Malvern Hills, Canterbury, for fire-clay ; Roding River Copper Co., Nelson, for copper, and chrome ores’; Colonial Museum*.Wellington,- for ores. 1 Fifth order of merit —Edwards and Green, Wellington, for printing. Second order of merit—Waddell, McLeod, and Weir, Wellington, for hall doors. Third order of merit— George Fleming, Nelson, for tables and boxes inlaid of New Zealand woods. Fourth order of merit—Alexander, Waikiwi, Southland, for bagpipes of native material. F. W. Irvine, Mangtapu, Nelson, for chrome iron ore. Fifth order of merit—Thomas Condliffe, Malvern Hills Canterbury, for terracotta work.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 288, 9 March 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 288, 9 March 1881

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