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AN OFFICIAL DENIAL, SYDNEY, June 21, (Received Juno 25,1889, at 12.45 p.tn.)
[This message was delayed in transmission, and should have been received yesterday.]
Sir H. Parkes absolutely denies that the Government made extracts from M. Pasteur’s letters, as alleged by his agents since their return to France.
AN IMPORTANT DISCOYERY, MELBOURNE, June 24,
A new process of preserving meat has been patented hero. The meat is immersed in a solution for a few minutes while a coating is formed that effectually prevents the escape of juices, and enables it to resist an attack of deleterious germs. The coating disappears on cooking. The inventors claim that meat so treated can be preserved for weeks and months at a cost of one-fifth of a penny per lb. Whether the process is suitable for exporting meat has not yet been tested. Externally the meat shows slight shrinkage, but when cut it is fresh and juicy, the experiments made so far have been successful,
REPORTED MASSACRE OP FRENCH-
MEN. SYDNEY, June 25.
(Received June 86,1839, at 2 p.m.)
It is rumored at Noumea that two Frenchmen named Lebel and Rossi have been killed, and a third named Snmaroli poisoned by Natives at Ambryn, in the New Hebrides,
THE WEATHER IN NEW SOUTH WALES.
SYDNEY, June 25.
A heavy fall of snow has taken place in many of the Southern towns of this colony.
HEAVY LIBEL SUITS. MELBOURNE. Juke 25,
Mr J. T. Brown, former member for Mandurang, is suing the ‘ Age ’ for L 20.000 damages for libel; and Messrs M‘Canon and Bird (publishers) have also instituted a similar suit against the same for LIO,OOO damages.
MUNIFICENT BEQUESTS. MELBOURNE, June 25. The late Mr Francis Ormond bequeathed Ll 13,000 to the charities, churches, and colleges, including L 40.000 to the Ormond College and LIO,OOO to the Workmen’s College,
THE COLLISION AT PORT PHILLIP HEADS.
MELBOURNE, Joke 25,
The ship lolantho, which was in collision on Sunday evening, is badly damaged above the water-line. The Cape Verde had a heavy shipment of explosives on board, and it was feared that they would ignite from the showers of sparks caused by the impact of the two vessels. The Cape Verde’s deck has broken up, and her cargo is floating about.
AN ATTACK REPELLED,
THURSDAY ISLAND, June 25
News from New Guinea states that the Tofari tribe attacked a village on the Kilow River, but were beaten off by a Native missionary and two men, who killed no less than fifty of their assailants.
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INTERCOLONIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7942, 25 June 1889
INTERCOLONIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7942, 25 June 1889
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