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ACCIDENT ON THE BLACKWALL…

MURDER OF A BANK OLERK.

,T_". ^;-*'V AUSTRALIA.

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,T_ ^V AUSTRALIA. The colony of Victoria is reported to be going on prosperously. We extract the following po- litical news from the Melbourne Argus, dated July 25th— "Wilen the June mail for England was dispatched a Ministerial crisis existed. Mr. O'Shanassy's Cabinet had resigned, and Mr. M'Culloch had been sent for. He found the task of forming a Ministry less difficult than it proved on some former occasions, and when Parliament reassembled on the 28th ult. Mr. Cohen, on the part of the chief secretary, was able to announce the names of eight of the new Ministers. Since then the list has been completed by the accession of Mr. Fellows and Mr. Michie, and stands as follows :— Mr. BI'Culloch Chief Secretary. Mr. Michie Minister of Justice. Mr. Higinbotham. Attorney-General. Mr. Verdon Treasurer. Mr. Heales President of Board of Lands and Survey. Mr. Hervey Commissioner of Public Works. Mr. Grant Commissioner of Railways. Mr. Francis Commissioner of Customs. Mr. Sullivan. Minister of Mines. Mr. Fallows. Without Office. "The office of Postmaster-General has not been filled up, and the Chief Secretary discharges the duties of that department, Of the ten members of the Cabinet eight sit in the Lower House, and two-Mr. Hervey and Mr. Fellows—in the Council. All of them who were members prior to their acceptance of office have been re-elected, opposition having been offered in one instance only—the election of Mr. Grant for the Avoca district." The Gold Fields. A correspondent of our antipodean contemporary gives the following information concerning various gold regions After a few weeks marked in a more than ordinary degree by actual and rumoured discoveries of greater or less importance, the miners are now more settled again, and even though all the rushes have not been successful, yet on the whole there have been no incon- siderable additions made to the area available for operations throughout the remainder of the winter. The new field in the Bendigo district turns out, so far as has yet been provedl to be of less extent than was hoped at first, but several reefs have been opened in hoped at first, but several reefs have been opened in the neighbourhood, and the lead or run of gold though short in its- course is tolerably rich. It was un- fortunate that this was found on private property, for the interference of the owner and the demand of a high rate of payment for permission to work on it drove many miners away and prevented others from joining in the rush who might have helped much, under different circumstances, to prospect a little explored and apparently rich part of the district. However, the place got a bad name, and as there were other attractions at the time, it was soon left to the few who had profitable work in hand, and a thorough exploration of the Whipstick tract of country has been again deferred. By far the best of the fields lately opened is that at Majorca, where a large number of people are now employed, and many of those in good claims are making from £10 to X20 a week per man— no bad remuneration, as times go, even for the some- what hard work and life of a digger at a new rush. •SoEie few are doubtless^ getting more, but the deposits at this place are very irregular, so the returns vary widely. 4

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EXTRACTS FROM MANHATTAN.

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THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND.

THE CHARGES AGAINST A LANCASHIRE…

UPS AND DOWNS OF AN ACTOR'S…

AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS' COTTAGES.

OUTRAGE UPON. A BRITISH SUBJECT.

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