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[REUTER'S TELEGRAMS —COPYRIGHT.] The Recent Mining Disaster. .... Melbourne, Yesterday. Subscriptions for the relief of the sufferers by the Australian mine disaster at Creswick amount to 1.14,750. Wool Auctions. Thfe New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited, catalogued 3,200 bales at their wool sale to-day, and sold 2,700 at satisfaatory prices. ;The competition was very brisk, fine .sorts being in good and demand. There was a large attendance of Home and foreign buyers. ■ Prorogued. - - • ■ Melbourne, Yesterday. Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned this evening till February 14th for the Christmas holidays. The ,Hawthorne AccidentThe imjuest into the circumstance undet-whipb Mr Thomas was killed at the -recent railway accident at Hawthorne was concluded to-day. The verdict of the jury is to the effect that the fatality was caused by the culpable negligence : of ! the station-master, Thompson, of Hawthorne, and Guard Hunt, who was in charge of the special train by which thfe deceased was a passenger, and both were arrested on a charg&of ipfinslaughter; bail, however, was allowed : in the case of each prisoner. The jury added two riders to the verdict; in the first they expressed the opinion that the evidence adduced at the inquest showed great lack bf'organisation and discipline to cxisj in. the railway department, and advised 1 the E appointment of a permanent head to the department; the second urging the imperative necessity for employing continuous brakes to all the trains without delay. [Received Dec. 22, 12.20 p m.] Melbourne, To-day. The loss--occasioned by fire at Hemons, Laws, and Co.’s premises, Russejl is estimated at fully, L14&60. "iThe principal insurance; companies are interested to the extent of Li,ooo each.

Bailway Matters. An animated, discussion is now proceeding in) the Press regarding the action J bif > Mr j ‘Bent, Minister of Railways, in appointing officials to the Departmehl in opposition to the advice of tn 6 Engineef-in-charge. The N.S.W. Elections. Sydney, Yesterday. The last of the elections to the New South Wales Parliament ,was concluded to-day. The Parkes Ministry are in a minority, eighty-five members having declared themselves opposed to the principles of, the Land Bill, which was rejected On a motion for its second reading on the 16rti November. It is believed that the Government will resign Before the re-assembling of Parliament, which is fixed for the 3rd The, Suez Mail. ’/f) '}■ - Albany, Yesterday. The pr and O. Company’s steamshipßallarat, with the Suez mail dated London, 17th November, arrived at King George’s Sound this morning.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 825, 22 December 1882

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 825, 22 December 1882

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