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MELBOURNE, August 8,

The marble man, now on exhibition, is the subject of an interpleader issue in the Supreme Court. Execution was issued last week against the exhibit on account of a debt of L 347, owing by 11. Stockdalo to Matthew Nathan and Co,, Sydney, In the course of evidence, it was shown that the marble man was purchased fro;n Sala, of Cow Flat, New South Wales, for LSOO, by P. F. Buchanan, a squatter, and K, Purnell, both of Sydney. The case was adjourned to allow the former to produce the receipt of purcnase. Victor Von Schultze, defaulting manager of the Asbestos Manufacturing Company, has been arrested. He had a bottle of laudanum in his pocket, and it is presumed that he intended to destroy himself if caught. The bags containing gold discovered at Williamstown have been identified as those stolen from the Orient Company's steamer Iberia. The gold will now be delivered to the company. Francis Wisdom Desailly, one of the pioneors of Victoria, died to-day. He took a pro.Tiinent part in the agitation for the separation of Riverina for annexation to Victoria.

The first concert of the Victorian Orchestra, which has beea organised on a national basis partly by public subscription and partly by Government subsidy, was a grand success. Mr Hamilton Clarke, the conductor, met with a great reception. Mrs Fleming, keeper of a rather fashionable boarding house, is charged with infanticide. The evidence disclosed the fact that the child was born alife, but strangled. The 'New South Wales Waterloo Cup was won by Rambler, Tolly being the runner up.

Fruit importers and growers in Sydney have forwarded to the Premier of Victoria copies of a resolution carried protesting against the increase of duty on fruit imported to that colony, Mr Shoobridge, a fruit grower of Tasmania, who has been to England to learn the latest and most improved methods of preserving and packing Australian fruit for the Home nrfarket, has returned. He states that Australian fruit compares favorably with fruit exported from America and other places, but the great success of successfully forwarding South Australian and Victorian fruit 18 to send the first crops, Late crops were too soft, and could not stand the long voyage. ■ >

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Australian., Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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Australian. Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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