[per reuter’s agency.] A Big Figure. Melbourne, Yesterday. At the sale of Mr Cummings’ rams to-day, the highest price realised was 1,400 guineas. The Vacant Portfolio. Sydney, To-day. It is rumored that Mr F. M. Darley, Q.C., has been offered the portfolio of Minister of Justice. Speared by Blacks. Brisbane, To-day. News is to hand that a boat containing two sailors who had been speared has been found on Cairncross Island, off the coast, of Queensland. It is believed that the boat was attacked and its occupants murdered by the natives. Commercial. Adelaide, Yesterday. Wheat, per bushel, 5s 4d to 5s sd, market dull; flour, per ton, Ll2; country brands, Ln ss, Freights to the United Kingdom from Adelaide, 47s 6d ; ditto from outports, 50s.
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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881
AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881
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