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[per reuxeb’s agency.] Contempt of Court. Melbourne, Yesterday. An injunction has been granted in the Supreme Court, calling upon Commodore Wilson to show cause why he should not be committed for contempt of Court for ordering the arrest of the deserting bandsman Yates, after he had been previously discharged by Judge Higinbotham, on the ground that he could not be treated as a deserter. A Row with the Black Fellows. Sydney, Yesterday. News is to hand from the Islands reporting that the trading schooner Atlantic, while visiting Soloman Group, was attacked by natives in a most determined manner. A desperate fight took place between the crew of the vessel and the Islanders, during which several of the Kanakas composing the crew were killed, but the natives were finally beaten off. Commercial. Hennessy’s brandy, case, 34s 3d ; bulk, quarters, tzs 6d; Sugar ComNo. 1 pieces, per ton, L 35; tobacco, Raven’s twist, per lb, is candles, D.R.J.’s, per lb, 7^d; Adelaide, Yesterday.

■ Town flour, per ton, Ll2 5s ; country brands, Lll 2s 6d to Ln ss. Wheat is without quotable change.; Freights to the United Kingdom from Adelaide, 47s 6d •, ditto from put ports, 50s. Prices for freight are firmly maintained;

The Milhum Creek Mine Scandal. Sydney, To-day,

In the Legislative Assembly last night, a lengthy debate took place in reference to the Royal Commissioner’s report on the Milburn Creek mine enquiry. Mr Baker, late Minister of Mines, contended that he was fully entitled to the money he had received. Garrett declared that he had not been connected with the mine for a long time, and courted further enquiry into the matter. The discussion was finally adjourned to Thursday next. A Step Higher. Intelligence has been received that Commadore Wilson has been raised to the rank of Vice-Admiral.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 5 November 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 5 November 1881

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