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In the Victorian Legislative Assembly the Minister of Lands has made an explanation with regard to his remarks as to the infringement! of Mr Pond's butter box patent. He says that the letters patsntof Mr Pond apply to boxes, while in the instance under notice the enamel was only used in casks. He adds that Mr Pond has notmade any charges against the department. The • Argus,' in referring to the question, says the explanation is tortuous and unsatisfactory, and demands that the Government should fully inquire into the matter; and also suggerts that the Legislative Assembly should appoint a select committee of inquiry. Flick, the esciped convict, who m the to ciDture him shot Constable Wovill and a lad dead, was pursued by tne police, and, as he refused to surrender, was shot dead at Normanton. The Bink of New Zealand have made a further discovery of scrip to the extent of LIO.OOO, which considerably reduces the defalcations of the teller Thomas.

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Australian., Issue 8055, 4 November 1889

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Australian. Issue 8055, 4 November 1889

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