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Syj.ney, Sept. 4. i A draper named Jamieson made an application to-day to be admitted to see a prisoner m Darlinghurst Gaol. His request was granted, and on being taken to the ma,n's cell, lie suddenly drew a revolver and fired two shots at him,, neither of which took effect. No reason has been assigned. A scene took place m the House of Assembly this evening, when the Editor of a recently established weekly newspaper was summoned before the House for stating m his paper that several members of the House had been bribed to pass the Broken Hill Water Supply Bill. One member stated that he had been offered a bribe, ai\d the editor asserted that the information .contained m the article was true, but at the same time he declined to mention the names of those members to whom bribes had been offered. The House this evening is discussing a motion to discharge.' the matter, from tjhe Qvtfer Paper,

Melbourne, September 4. The China Traders' Insurance Company and Southern Insurance Company have entered an action against ti:o !>;:;v!i;isers of the wrecked ship Capo Verde, which sank off Gellibrand Lighthouse on June 23rd, after being m collision with the ship lolanthe, claiming the sum of £35,000 a« damages for defendant forcibly preventing plaintiffs from obtaining possession of the cargo. Defendant has entered a counter claim for £7000, on the grounds that plaintiffs committed tsespass, and that lie had held the goods for salvage. An investigation of the affairs'of the Fourth Industrial Building Society and^ General Mutual Investment Society, of which John Bellin, of the well known firm of Bellin, Son, and Duncan, auctioneers, is head, disclose the fact that the sum of £9500 is missing, Bellin's liabilities amount to £70,000, of which £40,000 is secured. He admits taking money belonging to the Societies mentioned, and a criminal information has been laid against him. Hobabt, September 4. Arrived—7 a.m., R.M.s. Tongariro, from Plymouth via the Cape. She has forty passengers for Australian ports, and 105 for New Zealand. The Tongariro left again for Wellington at 4 p.m.

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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2510, 5 September 1890

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2510, 5 September 1890

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