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MELBOURNE.

iScfKMBER 22 ; Supple is convicted of having shot Smyth, and remanded for sentence ; some points reserved. Forder was sentenced to four years. Odham was committed for trial for murdering Johnston. — Young Day, the rider of Nirnblefoot, sued Lang to cancel his indentures ; Day deposed that Lang told liim to ride Nimblefoot as not to win. Lang denied this. Case dismissed. — Harrison and Bell, spirit merchants in Spencer-street, with their storenian, were apprehended and brought to the police court to-day, charged •with illicit distillation ; they were captured during the night with a six-hundred gallon still in full work. When surprised they attempted to fire the premises. —In the case of the National Bank v. Griffiths, a now trial "was granted. November 23: The Melbourne Banking Company have declared a dividend of 7 per cent.— Judge Cope, at Ballarxt, has decided that a bank may cash post-dated cheques, as they are not bound by dates. November 24 : The Estimates have nearly passed the Astembly; objection has been taken to the rote for converting General Chute's late residence into » residence for the Governor, and the vote was therefore postponed with the view of considering the propriety of increasing ifc, so as to build a new j Government House in the reserve beyond Prince's bridge. —The Assembly voted £6,000 to convert the old Government House into a '• Oivil Law Court. — Captain Pearce and six of the shipwrecked crew of the ship ' Countess '■ of Seafield arrived in the ' Talisman ' from j Batavia.— The navvies on the Beechworth railway have struck for 7a. a day, of eight iours. November 23 : The French iron-clad * Belliqneuse ' has arrived in Hobson's Bay. — The ship 'Nord Brabant' has arrived from San Francisco, via Honolulu.— The Marriage with Deceased Wife't Sister Bill passed through committee. — Misi Haidee ileller joins Heller in Sydney during Christmas. November 27 : Police hare been sent to the Kilmore district, where the navvies on strike have assumed a threatening attitude. — Superintendent Lyttleton has been called •upon to reply to certain charges made against lim in a petition to Parliament by a constable. — Kelly, lately cist in £1,000 damages for breach of promise, has applied for a new trial. November 29 : The Supreme Court has decided that tolls paid once in twenty-four lioura clear any number of trips during that time. — There was a meeting of the National Bank shareholders to-day. A committee was appointed to prepare a report, — The meeting of the Polynesian Company has been adjourned, to allow the committee further to examine and report. — Flour is dull at £12 10s. ; wheat, s«j 6d to 5a 9d ; make, 4s Id.— The 'Alexandrine,' from the Mauritius, has been ordered to proceed to Sydney. — Nimblefoot has been sold by auction for six hundred and fifty guineas. —James Clark has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the murder of the brothers Pohlman. — The French war steamer ' Belliqueuge ' takes 250 tons of coal, and sails at the end of the week. — Harrison lias been fined £600 for illegal distillation, and Wilson £300 for the same offence. — The French barque ' Alexandiino ' is off the Otway, awaiting ordors.

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Daily Southern Cross, Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4155, 7 December 1870

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MELBOURNE. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4155, 7 December 1870

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