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{PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.] Sydney, July 11. A pamphlet signed " Bragge" has been circulated among members of Parliament, charging boys on the training ship Vernon with practice of a criminal nature. An animated debate took place m the House last night on the subject. Ministers denied the truth of the statement, and said the pamphlet was the production of a well-known ruffian. As showing the great damage by the recent floods, the Committee report that one river, district alone suffered to the extent of .£50,000. Mr Poulsen, the sporting writer of the " Daily Telegraph," and formerly of New Zealand, met with a serious accident to-day, which is likely to terminate fatally. He was riding through the streets when his horse bolted and dashed into an approaching cart, the shaft of which penetrated the rider's left thigh, perforating the limb and fracturing the pelvis. The sight was sickening, as Mr Polsen hung impaled for a few moments, and then fell to the ground. The sufferer was removed to the Hospital. The horse was severely injured, and had to be destroyed. Melbourne, July 11. The unemployed question is assuming a serious phase. Ministers refused to give the men an audience, and they interviewed Bishop Goe and Archbishop Carr. An open-air meeting was afterwards held m Collins street. The police and mounted troopers patrolled the street, but the proceedings were orderly. It is stated there are 10,000 out of work at the present moment. Hobart, July 11. A motion to purchase the Tasmania mail line of railway from the Company has been carried m the Assftrably.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890