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[PER REUTEr’s AGENCY.] ' J Under Five Bushels per .AcreAdelaide, To-day. The agricultural statistics of South Australia, published to-day, show that the area under cultivation is 1,734,000 acres, being an increase of 275,000 compared with last year. The yield during the past season has been 8,606,000 bushels, showing an increase of 564,000 bushels compared.. with the season of 1880. This year's average has been 4 bushels 58 pounds per acre •against 9 bushels 47 pounds last year. What the Celestials Bring With Them., , Sydney, To-day. The child tf a Chinese merchant, resident in Lower -George Street is suffering, it is feared, from small pox, but hopes-ar eentertained that the disease may only be chicken jxox : . ’ Meanwhile .every precaution is being taken to prevent the: spread of the contagion. .All communication with persons outside has-been cut off, and the house is now guarded by the police. • ( ' A Missing Vessel, y; j ... ■ Melbourne, May 25. Fears are entertained for the safety of the barque Cambria, which left Mauritius on March 14th for .Launceston. She was last, seen on April 30th. Victoria’s Population. The completed returns of the census taken on April 3rd show the , total papulation of,Viplpria-tq . - ' 8s 4d per Bushel. . ■ A cargo of Ndw Zealand oats, which arrived from the Bluff per schooner Gleaner, has been sold at 3 s , 4d,per bushel.

Melbourne, To-day. f Arrived —Union Company’s stqfimship Rotomahana, from the Bluff. ■ ' Why Hurry Them. No progress,is being made with the consideration of the Reform Bill. The Legislative Assembly and Legislative ■ Council meamv'liHe delaying the passing of the Land- Tax Bill. The latter Chamber now stands adjourned to 31st May. The Inward Mail. Albany, May 25. Arrived—P. and O. Company’s steamer Bokhara, with the inward Suez mail.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881

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