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|_PEK VRBS.S ASSOCIATION.] Melbourne, July 7. Some months ago the Premier of Victoria wrote to the Governments of the other colonies regarding the suggestion that had been, made that they should combine to form a common reading, library, corresponding, and writing room at the Imperial Institute which is being erected in London. Replies have now been received, which show that the Governments of Queensland, !N~ew Zealand, South Australia, Tasmania and Fiji cordially approve of the suggestion. At a bonus meeting of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society it was shown that there was a cash surplus equivalent to over £300,000 ; the invested funds exceeded £1,000,000; new business £8,335,675. Sydney, July 7. In the Supreme Court to-day the case of Connel v Neill and Co., of New Zealand, an action to recover the sum of £900, was called. Counsel for the defence applied to set aside the writ of summons, contending that the Company was a foreign corporation outside the jurisdiction of the Court. The Chief Justice granted the application with costs, remarking that if the decision was wrong it was desirable that it should be settled on. appeal. If, on the other hand, the decision Avas a right one, it was of sufficient importance to arrest the attention of the Legislature. At the annual sheep sale merino stud rams sold at prices ranging from 50 to 500 guineas.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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