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Received July 11, 9.44 a.m. A Vessel Wrecked. Sydney, July 11 The vessel mentioned in the cables as having been wrecked is the Harleoh Castle, which left Newcastle on May 23rd for Carrizal with a cargo of coal, N,S. Wales Finance Though the Government during the coming financial year will have fco renew a million and a half debentures, and provide for a similar amount of public works. Me Carruthers states that it will not be necessary to go to the London market this year.

An Opinion on Mr Seddon's Tactics.

The " Herald," criticising Mr Seddon's proposal to increase the Old Age Pensions, cays that it is a direct appeal to the popular vote, and an attempt to purohase another term of office. If it is rejected, Mr Seddon will go to the country on a popular cry, which, as the Ministry no doubt calculate, will ensure for them another lease of office.

A Noted Criminal.

Commenting on the Wharton case, tho " Daily Telegraph " says:—What has happened during the Brisbane trial suggests that if Wharton and Butler are not one and the same men, two strikingly clever men have become criminals instead of one, and, He far as the identity hypothesis goes, Wharton is about the same age as Butler— 63 years—and that at that advanced period of his life he is found looking for work, armed with revolvers and showing great address in Court, is something in it? favour. But that there should be a doubt as to whether this i 3 not Butler, whose hands are so deeply steeped in crime, only shows the inefficacy of tfra prison system with regard to instinctive or habitual criminals."

An Exhibition.

Melbourne, July 11

Tho proposed exhibition will ba of local manufacture* under the auspices of the Australian Natives' Association.

Floods in Victoria.

Heavy rain has fallen in the districts on the New Seuth Wale 3 Border, and the rivers are in high flood. Large areas of crops are inundated, and considerable damage has been done to mining property.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905

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