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TELEGRAPHIC

[per press association.]

Sydney, July i 7. Eight million acres of leasehold areas, formerly devoted to pastoral purposes, which have fallen m, have been offered for selection. The rush of applicants was so great as to necessitate balloting m almost every case. Newcastle, July 17. A clerk, namedHeaton, was knocked down by a coal truck tp;?day, and cut to pieces^ dying almost immediately. Adei<aidb. July l^jr. Mr Todd, Superintendent of Telegraphs, thinks the Extension Company may possibly have chartered a steamer from Banjoewangi, which will arrive at Port Darwin to-morrow or Saturday, with a batch of cable messages for the colonies. A discovery of gold at TJmberenibeka has caused a considerable rush. Diggers, are deciding priority m pegging out claims by drawing lots.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890

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