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AUSTRALIAN

Melbourne, August 9. Six members of the Pastoralists' Union have subscribed £1000 each to provide a fund for importing labor. The captain, mate, and ten of the crew of the ship Carlisle have been landed at Woodside. They report that they were wrecked on Kent Group on Wednesday night. A boat containing eight of the crew is missing. Hobart, August 9. Notice has been given of a motion that the public works proposals are unsatisfactory. The Government intend to treat it as a vote of want of confidence. Sydney, August 10. Mr Best, the organist, having recovered from his recent severe illness, the inauguration of the new organ m the Centennial Hall took place. There was a very large attendance, and the performance was a great success. The Rev Charles Clark to-day preached, a sermon, the proceeds of which were to go to charitable purposes. The church was crowded, some 4000 to 5000 being present. The announcement that the organ would not be played was received with hisses. At a meeting of railway men. resolutions were carried protesting against the dismissal of 600 hands who were employed on the permanent way, and the work being given to contractors. As the dismissal was likely to lead to serious trouble, ar interview was sought with the Chief Commissioner, Mr Eddy, who explained that the arrangement was not permanent, and as opportunity arose the men would be re-engaged. Brisbane, August, 10. The new Cabinet formed by Sir S. W. Griffith is as follows:—Chief Secretary and Attorney-General, Sir S. W. Griffith ; Colonial Treasurer, Sir Thos. Mcllwraith; Secretary for Railways and Public Works, Mr T. Unmack; Secretary for Public Lands and Agriculture, Mr R. S Cowley; Secretary for Mines and Postmaster-General, Mr W, O. Hodgkinson j Colonial Sec-

retary and Minister of Education, Mr Horace Tozer. Mr W. H. C. Wilson will lead the Council without portfolio, and Mr Byrnes has been appointed to a seat m the Council as SolicitorGeneral.

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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2488, 11 August 1890

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2488, 11 August 1890

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