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Sydney, September 15. Government decline to subsidise the San Francisco mail service, but are willing to use the service and pay poundage rates, which are estimated to produce £3700. Brisbane, September 15. Two gentlemen named College and Buchanan and Miss Broomfield were drowned m the bay this afternoon owing to a boat capsizing. : Albany, September 15. Arrived: R.M.S. Victoria, from Plymouth. Passengers for New Zealand: Messrs Bayles, Larkworthy, Ellis, and Newman. Melbourne, September 15. His Excellency the Governor was present at the annual dinner of Railway Engineers and firemen. Mr R. Speight, Chairman of the Railway Board,, m the course of a speech, ridiculed the idea for the discontinuance of Railway construction, and said that a few years would demonstrate that Railways were one of the best investments English financiers have. The Premier lias received a letter from the New Zealand Government^ m which the latter intimate their willingness to contribute toward the cost of erecting a lighthouse on the Snares.

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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890

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