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Melbourne, June 20. The comet has been visible nightly in the north-west. Two boys, named McConachie and Kentish, have been smothered in the sand at Sandridge. With three others they had constructed a cave, which fell in. The other boys were rescued. The Australian Club’s coursing meeting was concluded last week. It was one of the best that has taken place. Proserpine, the winner of the Cup, belongs to Mr Wagner. The runner-up was Kingfisher, belonging to a Sydney owner. A Sydney dog, Feddington, won the Australian Purse. It is stated that there are 1,700 children in Melbourne and its suburbs, who never attend any school. A police constable named Darrell, while crossing the railway near Richmond, was run over and killed by a passing train. He was terribly mutilated.

In connection with the cricketing scan dal, Mr Conway, upon being challenged

has written to the Herald, stating that rumors were current in the colony that Ulyett and Selby were in collusion with the bookmakers, but he never could ob-

tain any satisfactory proof. Victoria will be represented at the Bordeaux Exhibition by forty-five exhibitors, who contribute 2,300 gallons of wine. A Sydney telegram received from the Agent-General states that the time for sending in applications for space in the London Fisheries Exhibition has been extended to the Ist of November.

Mr George Grey, who has been long investigating the Bermagus mystery, in which Lamot, Young and party disappeared, has stated that he has obtained information pointing to foul play. A number of carpenters and joiners refused work yesterday, in accordance with the meetings held on Saturday night. In some cases the masters submitted to the new terms, but others refused to accede to the higher rates demanded. The reported sticking-up of the Merindee mail has proved to be false. All the bags were found untouched, having been concealed by a boy. It is intended to light the Redfern railway terminus with electricity. A satisfactory trial was made. A largely attended meeting took place in the Garden Palace on Saturday in honor of Garibaldi. The galleries and pillars were draped in black and silver,

decorated with the General’s favorite colors. A procession of Italians was formed. The Italian consulate proceeded to the Garden Palace. The funeral march was performed by a Permanent Artillery Band. The veil concealing the bust of General Garibaldi was then removed. Mi Marano delivered an impressive oration, eulogising the virtue and patriotism of the general. A resolution was passed—" That Guiseppe Garibaldi deserved the undying gratitude of all free nations for his ; emineut services in the cause of freedom and lifelong struggle against tyranny of every sort/’ The band then played "The Dead March in Saul.” The proceedings terminated with the National Anthem. The political situation has been the ab* sorbing topic of tbe week. So soon as it became known that the Government decided to accept Mr Francis’ amendment as a want of confidence, meetings were held with a view to eventualities. Mr Berry, it is stated, can count upon thirty members of Opposition willing to follow his lead, while circulars have been issued calling a meeting of the Independent Liberals, Mr Francis; in Submitting the amendment, disclaimed any intention; of putting the Government out, add said.he used every possible endeavor to bring about an understanding. Sir Brian O’Loghlen stated that lie was willing to postpone the postal reduction. for Six months, and to leave the halfpenny a pound on tea as a legislation fee. He maintains that the revenue is increasing, and that the surplus at the end of the year will be L 112.000, instead of L 39,000 as stated. As Mr Francis is willing to withdraw the amendment if the Government allow the remission to be the way seems paved for a compromise, which appears to be mutually desired.

Sydney, June 20. The statement that Sir H. ! Parkes obtained L3,C20 from the public funds for hia trip to Europe is denied by Sir John Robertson.

The shipping trade at Newcastle ii‘ increasing. The orders for coals are unprecedented, and it is stated that one colliery has orders booked for 100,000 tons.

The Cannonbar gang of bushrangers is broken up by the arrest of the leaner, who is the same man who escaped from Bruebe goal, when confined on a charge of horse-stealing. An important movement is on foot amongst the carpenters and joiners to obtain an increase of a shilling a day to their wages, raising them from IQs to lls. Ade (.aide, June 20. No wheat was exported for the; Week ending May 29th. No similar occurrence has taken place since 1878. Notwithstanding that the late harvest, was deficient, the exports of wheat this year have been 2,363,493 bushels, or half a million bushels more than for the previous year.' It is said that some of the large milla willßOon stop for want of wheat. The farmers, it is stated, are holding for an advance, and are themselves considerable holders.,•,

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 673, 27 June 1882

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 673, 27 June 1882

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