[BY TELEGRAPH. J
New South Wales.
*t"Tne medical advisers of Dr. Murray, R. C. Bishop of Maitland, «ho has been in a serions condition for some days, now entertain hope of his ultimate recovery.
The proprietors of the Cumberland Argus have purchased the rival local journal, the Cumberland Mercury. Both papers are Parramatta publications.
Benjamin Greaves, who wat recently brought back from Perth, W. A., charged with embezzling £250, the property of the Parramatta ¡Steamship Company, has been remanded for a week, bail being refused.
The Australian Star* In an article to-day, says that, as far an the public is concerned, nothing would give them greater pleasure than an Immediate dissolution of Parliament, whioh would provide them with the opportunity they have been longing for to utterly sweep away Mr. Reid and his supporters.