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[Bt Eleotbio Teleobafh—Copybioht.] [Peb Press Association. | THE MURDERER OP CONSTABLE SUTHERLAND. SYDNEY, July 31. (Received July 31,1889, at 12.60 p.m.) Morrison, the burglar who ehot Constable Sutherland, will be hanged on August 20. EARTH TREMOR. SYDNEY, July 31. A sharp shock of earthquake of four seconds' duration has been experienced at Gabo Island. PAYMENT OF MEMBERS IN NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, July 31. In the Assembly last night the Standing Orders were suspended to enable the Payment of Members Bill to be passed through all its stages. Mr W. H. Suttor, Vice-President of the Legislative Council, has resigned owing to a disagreement with the Government over the question of payment of members.

SPORTING. SYDNEY, July 31. Niagara and Knight Templar have been scratched for the Metropolitan Stakes.


The Department of Mines will forward a good display of minerals to the Dunedin Exhibition.

RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA. SYDNEY, July 31. Sir Henry Parkes suggests that the Australian colonies should hold a conference respecting the granting of responsible government to Western Australia. ADELAIDE, Jul? 31. Parliament has passed an address to the Queen praying that constitutional government may be granted to Western Australia, The address has been cabled Home.


In his Budget Bpeech the Treasurer announced that the duty on kerosene and cocoa had been abolished. The duty had been increased on eggs 2s per gross ; jams and jellies, 2d to 3d per lb ; pulp fruits, 2d per lb ; butter and fruits and vegetables, preserved, 3d per lb ; oleomargarine, Is per lb. There are also a number of other slight alterations which have not yet been indicated. Tonnage clues are reduced by onehalf. The increased duty on cereals comes into operation on September 1. RESCUE OF SHIPWRECKED SAILORS. BRISBANE, Jolt 31. The occupants of the second boat of the wrecked barque Wallsgate experienced terrible sufferings from want of food.

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INTERCOLONIAL., Issue 7973, 31 July 1889

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INTERCOLONIAL. Issue 7973, 31 July 1889

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