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[Feb s.s. Albion, at the Bluet.] Melboubne, June 14, Walsh, one of the traversers at the recent'trial in Dublin, is about to address audiences on the subject of the Land League. He spoke at Hotham Town Hall yesterday; about 800 were present li He described the sufferings of tenants through the evictions. A resolution of sympathy with Mr Parnell and the Land League was carried by acclamation. ' i ! - J •' A telegram received from Earl Kimberley requests Oolonel Scratchley to proceed to Thursday Island and report the requirements in the way of defence works and its suitability for a coaling station. Governor Normanby is now communicating with the Colonial Governments, with a view of obtaining their consent. Colonel Scratchley will probably proceed to the island in July. Henderson, Wright, and Wallace, \ prisoners for the Ferret fraud, were discovered while making an attempt to escape from prison on Friday. The prisoners had obtained files, putty, oil, and lamps, and Henderson had partially sawn through the window when a ' warder discovered the attempt. Applies-. tion has been made in Chambers for the restoration of the funds taken from Henderson at the time of his arrest, which alleged is not in any way connected with the charge. The Judge finally authorised the payment of L 260 to Henderson. The “Insurance and Banking Record'** calls attention to the balance-sheet of the Dixon Patent Gas Company, the capital of which has reached the market value of L 230,000. The original LI shares are now selling at L 3. Patents for the nsw gas, which is claimed to be chOap and superior, have been applied for in thirtythree counties, including the colony of Xcw Zealand, but no person knows-the real value Of the invention at present save theinyentor . , „. / ' The agricultural statistics for JCmtoria for the year ending March show :—Under tillage, 1,994,000 acres. The grossyield of wheat was 9,719,000 bushels average yield, 9.9 bushels, against 13.3 bushels for the previous year. Adelaide, June 14. Although the reception of the Princes was not of a. public oharaotejJ,a great crowd - assembled -at - the' Glenwg 'Pier . - - Station on Sunday night ,to witnws their landing. Lieutenant, Jervois/ mde-de-camp to Jhb Governor, proceeded on board, arid invjted the Pyinoes to Government House. 1- They landed about nine / p,m., and a special. train. conveyefi them/. to Adelaide, .where a'luge ’concourse ha* gathered. They are now the guests Governor, and it is expected will to Melbourne overlaid, the proceeding direct to' 1 Melbourr^. Adelaide - the Princes ywtewT visited several places of interest wound

the"city. They visited Ih-j ' >• ' ' "i i ■where Mr Todd, the PostinasU 1 - .m.U, received them and showed them t!.o cicy from the clock tower. In the workshop they heard a telephonic guitar play the National Anthem. Afterwards they visited the Botanical Gardens and Alfred College. In addition to other attractions, a race meeting is projected for Saturday; also a dramatic representation of “Caste.” They will arrive in Melbourne on the 25th instant.

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 375, 21 June 1881

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 375, 21 June 1881

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