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NEW SOUTH WALES.
(By Telegraph from Our Correspondent.)
SYDNEY, JUNE 23.
A general rainfall has taken place over the colony, and, while benefiting the pas- tures and crops, it will also give an impetus to mining on the fields, where operations have been suspended for some time. Over an inch of rain was recorded in the Valley of the Darling, an inch and a-quarter on the Lachlan, nearly an inch on the Murrum- bidgee, three-quarters of an inch on the Upper and Lower Murray, and 6S points in
the extreme Nonbh-west.
THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL TEAM.
The English football team to play in the match to-morrow will probably have to be altered, as Nicholls is thought to have caught influenza, and Nicholson hurt his foot yesterday, while Mulllneux is suf- fering from a severe cold.
SALE OF A STATION.
The Hon. G. H. Cox's Fine Ridge sta- tion, near Coolah, with 37,000 sheep and 500 cattle, has been sold for £40,750 to Mr.
J. A. Buckland.
CHARGE OF LIBEL.
At the Water Police Court to-day, Gil- bert Probyn Smith, described as a journalist, was committed for trial on the charge of libelling John Norton, editor of " Truth," in a pamphlet recently issued, and which is saild to have been extensively circulated in the Northumberland electorate during the recent electtlon.