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AUSTRALIAN.

[rKUXEr’s TELEORAMS —COPYRIGHT. ] GrainMelbourne, Yesterday. Wheat is quoted at 5s 3d to 5s $d for shipping parcels. The price is barely maintained. Malting barley is firm at 3s rod to 4s. New Zealand oats are very quiet, and feeding qualities are worth 3s gd to 4s 2d, and milli^f 1 from 4s 2d to 4s 4d. From Glasgow.

The Union Co.’s new steamship Hauroto, from Glasgow (October 25th), arrived here to-day. Union Shipping Company. It is announced that the Union Steamship Company has purchased the steamer Suva, 293 tons, from Messrs J. McEwan and Son, by whom she has for some time past been employed in the trade between Fiji and Melbourne. The Company intends employing one of its large steamers on that line, and the Suva will be engaged in the islands as a feeder to the trade. It has further transpired that the Company has made arrangements to open a branch establishment in Melbourne on January Ist, under the management of Mr David Mills. Wool. Messrs Goldsborough and Co., Limited, report a large attendance of buyers at their wool sale to-day, and brisk competition. G r easy wool realised from 8d to and washed from i6d to Five thousand bales were sold. The Creswick Mining Disaster. The divers attached to H.M.V. s. Cerebus were sent to Creswick to-day to assist in rescuing the miners in the flooded Australasian mine. The apparatus, however, with which they were provided proved inadequate to enable them to reach the place where the men were at work. The divers endeavored to communicate with the imprisoned miners, but their signals were unanswered, and it is believed that tlje miners have perished. There is great excitement and distress in the Creswick district. Three of the bodies of the miners drowned were recovered this evening. The water in the shaft is being reduced rapidly, and the work of repairing the tubes which supply the workings with fresh air is now being proceeded with. Melbourne, To-day. The announcement of the finding of three bodies in the Australian mine is not contradicted. The divers have been found to be utterly useless, and foul air has, so far, arrested the progress of the relief party. According to the latest reports the miners are entombed alive. Latek. Later telegrams from Creswick are timed 7 a.m., and report tbat the relief

party have descended the shaft of the* mine all cheering lustily, and have stated that when in the main drive, near the pump works, the entombed miners plainly repeated, “All right; we are all safe.” It is hoped they may be rescued within an hour. Great excitement and enthusiasm prevails at the entrance of the mine, where crowds of people are collected. [Received Dec. 14, 1.50 p.m.] Melbourne, To-day, 10.40 a.m. A telegram just received from Creswick reports that five men have been saved from the mine, but the remaining twenty-one were all dead when relief reached them. [Received Dec. 14, Ip.m.] Parliamentary. Sydney, To-day. Parliament will be summoned to meet on the 3rd January. The Farkes’ Ministry will probably resign before that date, and announce that fact on the meeting of the House. Tor the Bluff. Sailed—Yesterday, steamship Ringarooma, for the Bluff. Yesterday the announcement of her arrival was incorrect .

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 818, 14 December 1882

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 818, 14 December 1882

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