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[per keuteh’b agency.] Political. Melbourne, Yesterday. Negotiations are proceeding with a view to coalition in regard to the vote of want of confidence proposed by Mr Berry as an amendment to the address in reply, but it is considered doubful that the same will be brought about. Government, it is stated, anticipate having a small majority. Home Letters. Arrived this morning, P. and O. Company’s steamship Carthage, with the English mail, dated London, March 24th. Killed by Niggers. Sydney, This day. News is to hand that the labor agent, the mate, and four of the crew of ,the brig Janet Stewart have been murdered by natives of the Solomon Islands, who afterwards plundefed and set fire to the ship. The captain was absent on a recruiting trip at the time of the massacre, and consequently escaped.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 625, 2 May 1882

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 625, 2 May 1882

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