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Home rule; vocalist to visit; wool price; gold

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Tuesday 27 August 1889, Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton)

AUGUST 23.

HOME RULE MEETINGS. – The visit of Mr. Dillon, the Home Ruler, has been productive of satisfactory results towards the mission he advocates. The Armidale list of donations was headed with £50 at his meeting ; others followed with 25 guineas, £25, £20, &c. £306 10s was taken in cash at the meeting, and the total will be considerably augmented when a number of promises will be met. The delegate also visited the Hillgrove mines and succeeded in collecting £60 from the parties on the field. A large number listened to his address.

VISIT OF A VOCALIST. – It is rumoured that we are to have a visit from Mr. Santly, the celebrated singer, shortly.

A GOOD RETURN. – Mr. K. Finlayson, of Coningdale, has received an all-round price of 11d per lb. for his season’s clip in the London market.

MINING. – Another promising find of gold has been discovered at Long Point, Postman’s Creek. The Hillgrove escort brought down this week 133oz. gold from the Sunlight Mine, and 1200 from Baker’s Creek. Gold has been found at the Town Common, five miles from Armidale. Many complaints are made respecting the inconvenience of journeying to Glen Innes to take up leases for Bear Hill, Butcher’s Reef, and Kookabookra, which belong to our district.

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