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OUTSIDE CRITICISM. SYDNEY, October 21. (Received October 21,1889, at 1 p.m.)
The ‘Sydney Morning Herald,’ in an article on New Zealand politics, says that the redistribution of portfolios is a matter of considerable importance to the Atkinson Ministry, and will tend to strengthen their influence. The re-election of Mr Hislop and his recall to the Cabinet have done enough to assert the contention of the Ministry against the action of the Committee of the Legislative Council in the Ward-Hislop dispute.
KILLING BY LIGHTNING. SYDNEY, October 21
During a thunderstorm at Inverell, in the Northern district, a man named Lock and his wife were killed by lightning.
AN INHUMAN PAIR. MELBOURNE, October 21
The man Mackerrow, who was arrested with his daughter on a charge of murdering the latter’s illegitimate child under peculiarly atrocious circumstances, has been sentenced to ten years’ for manslaughter, and the daughter to twelve months’.
SUPPOSED MURDER. MELBOURNE, October 21. A man named M'Farlane was found dead in a waterbole, where he had evidently been thrown after being murdered. There is no clue at present.
PERTH, October 21
A man named Press has been sentenced to death for killing his mate at Hall Creek and burning the body.
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INTERCOLONIAL., Evening Star, Issue 8043, 21 October 1889