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[Per s.s. Ringaeooma, at the Bluff.] Me r. bourne, Nov. 16.

In the Chinese Bill new clauses are inserted, preventing alien Chinese from voting at elections. Mrs Jones claims L 5,000 for the destruction of the Glenrowan Hotel, burnt down during the Kelly capture. The Board is now sitting to consider the claim. Great activity prevails in the building trade. One firm alone employs 432 men and boys. A Manchester firm, Messrs Joseph Morgan and Co., are prepared to start a factory here for the manufactory of candle cotton, in the event of a protective duly of 20 to 25 per cent being imposed, which it is stated is necessary in order to compete with the American and German makers. The question will be submitted to the Tariff Commission.

A. E. Moore, injured in the Jolimont accident, claims LIO.OOO damages. The sums demanded by the relatives of the Rev. Garrett and Mr Bailliere are L 6,000. On the night of the 12<.h instant, John Sergeant, who recently underwent three months’ imprisonment for assault on the Hon. Mr Munro, went to that gentleman’s residence near Toorak, and in the absence of the principal member of the family, forced himself into the house and deliberately smashed a quantity of valuable property, valued at about L3OO. Sergeant said he was aggrieved at something Mr Munro wrote about him, and took this means of wreaking his revenge. He was arrested early nest morning, and brought before the Police Court, and remanded to gaol, being unable to find the heavy bail required. Hugh Lavery, convicted at Sandhurst of administering poison to McColl with intent to kill, has had the death sentence remitted to life imprisonment. The ships Eurynome and Scotland, which sailed from Geelong for London, have 1 een out, the former 183, and the latter 220 days. Sydney, Nov. 16. Mrs Watson’s diary has been discovered on Lizard Island. The entries, dated on the 30th September, show that she fought brabely against a number of natives for the lives of herself and children. A new and imporlant phase in the Milburn Creek scandal will shortly be developed. It is stated that five individuals are to be prosecuted criminally for misdemeanour in connection with a Parliamentary vote. Adelaide, Nov. 16. The special correspondent of the Advertiser estimates the average yield of the wheat harvest at six and a half bushels per acre, which, on two million acres will give a surplus of 243,000 tons. The total crop is estimated at 4,400,000 bushels more than last year.

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 22 November 1881

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 22 November 1881

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