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DEATH OF SIR JULIUS BENEDICT.

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ARRIVAL OF SIR P. LUMSDEN.

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AUSTRALASIAN DEBTs.-The Australasian debts are in total £ 110,000,000; but, with the exception of a small sum spent by New Zealand in quelling the re- bellion of the native tribes, this has been expended almost entirely in railways, telegraphs, and other works of a reproductive character. In the ten years from 1872 to 1882 the united debt of the Australasian Oolonieshad increased from £ 42,000,000 to £ 99,000,000; the length of railways opened had increased from 1362 miles to 6207 miles. Thus, greatly as the debts have grown, the increase being no less that 112 per cent., the mileage ot railways opened for traffic has increased by no less than 356 per cent.