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(Per Beider’s Agency.) Good Watches. Melbourne, March 31. The jury for the fine arts section of the International Exhibition have awarded the American Waltham Watch Company the first order of merit for engraving and enamelling. The Company thus takes the highest award for watches. Can’t Swallow It. Melbourne, To-day, The Argus to-day states that it understands the Legislative Council will not proceed with the Reform Bill, but will invite the Assembly to hold a JointCommittee of the two Houses to agree, if possible, to a compromise. Naval Review. Sydney, March 31. It is announced that Commodore Wilson, commanding the Australian Squadron, has made arrangements for a naval review and sham fight on a scale of great magnificence, and that the manoeuvres are to be carried out on Tuesday, April 12. Revenue Returns. Sydney, To-day. The revenues of New South Wales for the past quarter amounted to Lr,393,00°, being an increase of when compared with the returns for March quarter of last year. An Australian “ Hop Bitters.” In view of the return of Laycock, Messrs Mason Bros, offer L3OO for a prize sculling race, to be open to all comers. The offer is made in connection with Walker’s whisky, for which Messrs Mason Bros, are agents.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 308, 1 April 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 308, 1 April 1881

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