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  2. SUMMARY OF NEWS FOR TRANSMISSION TO EUROPE, VIA SAN FRANCISCO.

    The general election ensuing upon the expiration of the late Parliament has nearly concluded, and on the 15th December, the new Legislative Assembly, the number of members of which has been increased to 103, will meet for ...

    Article : 586 words
  3. RAILWAY DINING CARS.

    In the course of a few days the Railway Department intend to attach to the mail trains running between Sydney and Gerogery a "Palace dining car," which has just been completed by Messrs. Hudson, Brothers. It is rather longer ...

    Article : 295 words
  4. ANOTHER MASSACRE IN THE SOUTH SEAS.

    Captain Vrier, late of the schooner Vibilia, of Sydney, arrived at Cooktown on November 22, and reports the loss of his vessel on Septetnber 2, at the Louisiade Archipelago. All hands were saved. The vessel was beached at Kolumna ...

    Article : 243 words
  5. INTERCOLONIAL.

    The Assembly was occupied the whole evening on the 11th November discussing the report of the Select Committee on the Hemmant petition, which was ultimately adopted.—It is understood that Mr. King, the Speaker, ...

    Article : 2,073 words
  6. MONETARY REVIEW.

    Since the last San Francisco mail left the banks of the colony have agreed to make a reduotion in the interest allowed on money deposited with them for fixed periods, and the rates now determined on are 2,3. and 4 per cent. ...

    Article : 1,074 words
  7. EXECUTION OF EDWARD KELLY.

    Kelly expiated his career in crime on Thursday, November 11, on the gallows, in the Melbourne gaol. Up to a short penod before his execution he entertained sanguine hopes of reprieve, and made frequent written appeals for ...

    Article : 509 words
  8. THE WEATHER—AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL.

    The weather of the latter half of November was rather variable. Changes from summer heat to chill blasts have been rather frequent, and showers have fallen in nearly all districts. The southern districts have been most favoured in ...

    Article : 232 words
  9. ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES.

    The brother and sister of the notorious Victorian bushranger Ned Kelly have recently paid a visit to Sydney, for the purpose of exhibiting themselves and some of the relics of the bushranging conflicts: but the police interfered, and ...

    Article : 484 words
  10. SPORTING.

    The Spring Meeting of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club came off at Wagga Wagga, on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of November, and was far from being a success. Only three started for the Derby, and Dictator, a son of Lecturer and ...

    Article : 143 words
  11. SOCIAL.

    On November 24th, Mr Eagar, the contractor for lowering the roadway from George-street to the Circular Quay, at the south of the Mariuers' Church, unearthed an interesting monument of the early days of the colony, in the shape ...

    Article : 809 words
  12. CRICKET.

    The Australian team of cricketers arrived in Adelaide by the mail, and, since then, have played several matches in the sister colony with their usual success. A grand reception is in store for them on their arrival in Melbourne to-day. ...

    Article : 438 words
  13. OBITUARY.

    SIR REDMOND BARRY.—Sir Redmond Barry, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Victoris, died on the 23rd November. He had been suffering for some time from diabetes and about ten days since a carbuncle formed on ...

    Article : 516 words
  14. A HORRIBLE CRIME IN NEW ZEALAND.

    Miss Mary Dobie, an artist connected with the London Graphic, while on a visit to friends at Opunake, was ravished and murdered while taking a walk to sketch. There were signs of a fearful struggle. Her throat was cut, ...

    Article : 85 words
  15. MASSACRE OF LIEUTENANT BOWER AND FIVE SEAMEN OF H.M.S. SANDFLY.

    Intense excitement was created in Sydney on the morning of the 29th November when it became known that H.M.S. Sandfly had arrived from the Solomon Islands, and that the commander and six of her crew had been killed by the ...

    Article : 1,144 words
  16. AQUATIC NOTES.

    The sailing and yachting events since the departure of the last summary have not been of a very important nature. The Royals sailed their second-class race on November 27, over a course inside the harbour. ...

    Article : 312 words
  17. LABOUR SUMMARY.

    The following are the prices paid for labour in some of the principal trades of the colony. In compiling the list regard has been had, in setting down the minimum and maximum, to the circumstance that the earnings of some ...

    Article : 897 words
  18. THE FLOATING OF THE SORATA.

    The South Australian Register gives the following particulars of the floating of this vessel:—"Arrangements had been made that if all things were favourable a trial should bp made to release the Sorata from her position on Sunday, ...

    Article : 1,006 words
  19. MUSIC AND DRAMA.

    The chief dramatic event since the departure of the last mail has been the termination of the seuson of the London Comedy Company, who, in uninterrupted peiformances during thirty-eight weeks, have done much to elevate the ...

    Article : 580 words
  20. COMMERCIAL REVIEW.

    THE EXPORT MARKETS.—During the past month the wool trade has assumed great briskness. The arrivals by train and steamer have been unprecedentedly large for the time of the year and the shipments have been ...

    Article : 2,719 words
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