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[per reuter’s agency.] Attempt to Escape. Melbourne, To-dnjn James Henderson, the reported owner of the steamer Ferret, alias India, made an attempt last evening to escape from Pentridge gaol. He had filed away the bars of his cell window, and had succeeded in making his exit from the cell when he was discovered by the warders, and again placed in custody. He now stands committed for trial on several charges of conspiracy in connection with the Ferret. An Ingenious Contrivance. Sydney, June 10. A local mechanic has succeeded in fitting a sculling boat with a sliding seat which acts as a motor, in a similar manner to that of the boat in which Hanlan rowed the race for the championship of the world was alleged to have been constructed. The Markets. Hennessy’s brandy, case, 36s 3d ; bulk quarters, 12s 3d ; maize, per solbs, 233 d; tobacco, Raven’s twist, per lb, is sd. Adelaide, June 10. Wheat, 4s 8d; the market is very quiet. Town flour, Ln 553 country brands, Lio 5s to Lio 10s. Freights to London, steamers and sailing vessels, 33s ; freights to the United Kingdom from Adelaide, 355; from out ports, 37s 6d. There has been but little doing in freights during the week, and the market is dull. The John Elder. Adelaide, To-da y. The Orient Company’s steamship John Elder has arrived from Plymouth.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 368, 11 June 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 368, 11 June 1881