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shortened a trunk line about 18 miles in 71 miles, which will be a benefit for all time to come, as it will save an hours travelling to passengers, and the tear and wear of 18 miles of a railway.

I have lately purchased two large Cattle Stations in Queensland, with 6000 head upon them.  The area is about 3000 square miles, it situated on Coopers Creek where it intersects the South Australian boundary line;  and the country is well watered.  In about a year or 18 months it will be brought within 260 miles of

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