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Adelaide Register (Newspaper) - January 9, 1903, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia concerning people. ,5iiffij Esce hefty the Tord Tennyson accompanied by or. eld left for Melbourne by thex f press on thursday. Lord Tennyson s visit is to be very Brief As he will return to Adelaide on saturday morning. Our Seel. Bourne correspondent telegraphed last night that the prime minister stated on thursday that lord Tennyson would be sworn in As governor general to Day. At a meet Jug of the victorian chamber of manuf comes on thursday evening a let ? ter was read from the governor general lord Tennyson acknowledging the congratulations of the chamber and the expressions of loyalty on his Elevation to his ? present position. The Premier of Western Australia or. ? Dames has Teleg phed to. The Premier Hon. J. G. Jenkins Liat it will be Incon ? lenient for him. To go to Sydney in the Host week in March to attend the premiers con Terence but he would prefer to go about easter monday which will be april 13. Vice Admiral Faiu Diane who succeeds vie Admiral sir Lewis Beaumont As com Unander in chief of the australian station is a passenger by the Ophir which in expected to reach Largs. Say on monday. The commissioner of Public works Hon. 15. W. Foster left Adelaide on thursday morning for a trip to the Southern districts in the interests of the seed 7, 1 unti. The health of or. Duncan Gillies speaker of the victorian legislative Assembly continues to steadily . E. A o Sullivan minister for to works in new South Wales will leave i. Melbourne to Day for Ballarat in route to Adelaide where he will join the mail Stea Roer for Perth. The minister with or. Wade principal Engineer and sewerage constructor will officially represent new South Wales at the opening of the Cool ? Gar a water scheme. Or. F. C. Mason formerly speaker in Victoria has been presented with a purse 100 sovereigns subscribed by friends and former constituents. When or. Justice bum Side took his seat its president of the arbitration court at Perth 4on thursday morning his Honor received1 the congratulations of the parties upon hid Elevation to the Western austra Lian Bench. The appointment of or. W. R. Cave a Consul Fos i at Adelaide has been provisionally recognised by the lieutenant ? governor. \ sir Charles Todd and messes. C. H har Riss. Parsons and c. J. Sanders have. Been reappointed As the Board of examiners for surveyors. Madame Melba accompanied by or. And . T. Pattern and the members of her company arrived at Largs Anchor age Early on thursday morning on Board the mail Steamer Aruba which left in the ? afternoon for Western Australia. ? our Wellington correspondent telegraphs 1 that or. Jamea ebbing manager of the Bank of new zealand has retired from his ? position and that he will probably be sue Ceeder by or. Michie manager of tie Dunedin Branch. Or. Philip of. Zarke has been appointed ? resident medical offrim of the Adelaide Golf Larch s Hospital. A meeting of the creditor of the eve. E. Tremayne Dunstan Ute of Pitt Street congregational Church was held in Sydney on thursday. It was stated that the liabilities aggregated nearly 3,000. Credi i tors were willing to accept a composition of 5/ in the Pound if paid at. Once or. R. Dubois who for some time held the position of viticultural expert in the i victorian department of agn culture has accepted an offer to him. By the go ? verment of Cape Colony and asked to be relieved his duties in Victoria at the end of the month. The Rev. J. W. Roberts of Tasmania is Eppl Tjing the pulpit of Rose Parji Pongre r rational. Church during this Moath he Vas. Tor 8qjne tune connected wih the London. Ulissi Opay society and was for seven a years pastor of a Chur i in Brisbane before be wait to Tasmania. J. The eve. A. H. Austin ba., of Camden ? Collego Sydney will be inducted to. The ? pastorate of Gawler congregational Hirch j this evening. ,.or. Patrick. Bufler. An old resident of be f Topol Victoria died on wednesday at i the age of 0 years. The deceased s Mother died a few months ago at the age of 100.i or. And . L. Archer of Mountj left Adelaide. On a. Holiday trip a Tern state by the Melbourne Spreha on Thule Fay after inn. ? r or j. H. Dardell an old resident of the Geelong District i on wednesday aged ?,91. T the deceased gentleman was a Pioneer Vigne Ronot Zedong. -. At a meeting of the South australian of tical Board irelnd on thursday afternoon the f Cli owing were registered Asl ally ? qualified ried ical practitioners Alexander Fiudo Gaw. M.b., b.s., Adelaide 1902 a thur kiss Cayton m.b., b.s., Adelaide 1902 John Burton Cleland c&.m., Sydney 1 1500, m.d., Sydney 1902 Helen Mary. Mayo m.b., b.s.,. Adelaide 1902 ? Francis Frederick Muecke mj3.j by Adelaide 1902 ? and Clement Victor Wells m.b., , Adelaide 1902. Capt e. E. Lavington of the Orient la Effic company who has teen enjoying an i extended Holiday in new South Wales is Iret Noring to London by the r . Aruba i lady o Connell Vidow of the late sir in Norris o Condl at one time president of it be. Legislative Council of Queensland and lieutenant govenor of that state died on thursday evening at the age of 89 years. Vice Admiral Tan Shawe. Aee Val in the . Perth january s. I vice Admiral Fanshawe who Lias been appointed commander in chief on the aus � italian station passed through Freni Antle Lon Lay by the a. Plur for Sydney. Jute is accompanied by july Fanshawe and ?3liie Fanshawe. The other member. Of the i mily have remained in England. His excellency was met by the minister for de Fence the Premier and minister for works the Bishop of Perth the president of the legislative Council the state commandant Mirthe mayor of Perth. Interviewed by a press representative a thiral Fanshawe declined to make any Public statement or express any opinion Oil naval matters. He said 1 am a stranger Here and am endeavouring to obtain info. Rotation rather than to impart it. Let me look round first. The vice Admiral is accompanied by capt. Purofoy who has been appointed ing Captain of the Koyal Arthur Lieut. A. �. Bedford Flag lieutenant and com Mander Sheppard in charge of the flagship went. Bedford t a son of the new Gover nor of Vestern Australia. The vice ral visited the City and rejoined the ship in the afternoon when she resumed her voyage. I the Murray Waters. Or. Jenkins s letter. Sydney. Jaunai a 8. The Premier of Symth Australia recently wrote to sir Edmund Barton on the Suli Jeet of the report of the interstate River a omm Osbion nuking t but Federal legislation should be passed to Deal with the object of a he navigation of the Murray especially in the direction of tiie Protection of Softli australian interests. In reply. Sir not in wrote or. Jenkins stating that he in Jorni Sraj the great of tie us to a which Woi ild have to to considered by Cabinet. Meanwhile lie would have t care fury St Way the report of the com my Shioji. ? / fatal troll a Accident. 3ielbourne, january 8. A fatal Accident happened at Ander on e , Warburton. Two men Patrick judge and a Mcniel arc Wiley were Riding Down a Steep iodine in u trolly used for 1hc Carriage of Timber. Owing to the snap Ping of i no the trolly got beyond their control and after running a Short distance at Eti a Rifici Speed it left the rails and Cap sized. A Ness est with sox Ere bruises Vui Kibaek but Cromity was killed. Early South Australia. Fifty years ago. From the Register of 1853. Friday january 7, 1833. The the stewards paid Over the stakes to the owners of the win Ning horses and All accounts the total amount being �870 16/. We Are Lappy to find that no lore As was expected fell upon the stewards the subscriptions entries and the amount handed Over by government �100 for the Queen s cup hav in fully covered and left a balance in band. The number of tickets told for the grand stand were first Day single 57 double 54. Second Day single 52 double 10. So that from this source after paying the caterer Only �27 was derived As profit to wards the Cost of erection �142. Or. Alex. Campbell has sold his winning horse ter Dick to or. Cotter of Gawle town for �200. Upwards of �100 has been collected for the . Races at Gawler on Janu Ary 19 20, and a steeplechase of �100 a Nide. Over four Miles of country Lias been up Between or. Malcolm s Black boy and or. Hall s Sam Steele. There Are to be ten leaps. Advt. Messes. Samson Wicksteed and company will sell by auction to Morrow one of Bell s celebrated reaping machines. The Only one they believe sit pre Bent in South Australia. An extended description of the trial of this machine against an american implement by Hussey and Mccormick is Given in this Issue. The Farmers fund. To Purchase seed wheat. Additional donations to the fund have been received by the Adelaide chamber of Commerce incorporated from Fred w. Young ? �5 5 0 this with the amounts received by the proprietors of the Register and advertiser gives a total of �3,507 2/11 collected. Subscription lists have been sent to All business houses Banks and warehouses in Adelaide and the coi Mittee Hope that those who have received lists will help the fund As much As possible in obtaining donations. Even 2/6 subscribed by tiie Public with Golf cziment subsidy of Pound for Pound will a two acres. Application forms can be obtained from the Central office 23 Way Mmith Street or from the town clerk and clerks of District councils at the following centres Peters Burg Terowie Orr Oroo Hawker Carrietown Hammond. Quorn Wilson Eulunda Sedan Truro. And the following members of the committee messes. W. Copley. Black Rock w. H. Neil Wilson and w. Sicker Point pass. The committee Call the attention of in tending applicants to the fact that the form must be fully filled in with particulars asked for and the statements verified by two influential men in the District in which they reside. All the application forms must be re turned to the Secretary or. John cres Well at the Central office 23 Waymouth Street before monday february 2, for tie cons ideation of the committee. Enthusiastic meeting at Quorn. Quorn january 8. An enthusiastic meeting to Means for raising funds in Aid of the seed wheat fund was held Here to night. The mayor presided and stat Al that the Friendly societies intend to give a Church Parade Anu the orchestra a sacred concert at an Early Date. The railway people proposed to take three books one for each department. It was stated that �1 8/6 was left Over from the collection for the expenses of the deputation to Adelaide. Or. Matthews moved that a subscription list be opened in Quorn at once that books be Given to the railway men and that nil present pledge themselves to Aid the efforts Liat Are being in Aid of the fund the motion was carried. �20 was taken up in the room. Or. Wigzell promised to bold a Sale at an Early Date and to give All the commissions to the fund. To was resolved Liat the corporation and the Kanaka District Council be appointed a committee to push the collections. Or. R. Thompson was chosen treasurer and or. J. Cottrll Secretary. The premiers con Ference. Sydney january s. Sir John see has received from All the state premiers replies to his communication with reference to the conference at Sydney in the first week of March. The premiere of Victoria Western Australia and Tasmania did not find the Date and time suggested suitable and sir John see i i bold further with the premiers in the Hope of fixing a Date suit Able to All sorties. Rifles across the sea. Australian and English Cadet corps. R. Melbourne. January 8. An internal onal Rifle shooting Competition Between Public school Cadet of org of great Britain and the Commonwealth is projected. The Secretary of defence has received a letter from or. J. A. So Tan Symons assistant adjutant of Eton col lege dated december 3, which reads at a meeting of the commanding officers of the corps had at Bisley on july 17, 1902, it was decided to arrange annul Tii Nairas shooting matches with Public school corps in the colonies the conditions being tie same As for tie Ashburton shield Competition namely teams of eight seven rounds at 200 and 500 Yard one fighter at each distance no spotting or coaching excepting by the members of the team l Isley practical Rifle three Enfield. If this meets with your approval i should be glad if you Wonlu kindly let me know if you in arrange simultaneous matches. If this. Is Nat possible word Jroud let Ine know the be to Eek to suit you during the year capt. Collins is forwarding tie letter to . Sir Edward Hutton asking him foe a report u a the feasibility of the escapes from death. Melbourne. January 8. Or. Thomas Dunham Foreman of the Geelong railway goods ads had a narrow escape from Deata this morning. As the Queenscliff train was St Anu no into the station screams were heard which caused considerable alarm. The train came to a standstill and 51r. Dunham was observed beneath the co Gratcl or of the engine with his head protruding on to tie rails. It was at first thought that he was badly injured but after the Catcher was raised and he been released it was seen hat the Only in jury sustained was a severe laceration of the face. It appears tint he was standing on the track and did not observe the approach of the train until too late. He grasped the Buffer. Ming on As he could and then fell the cow Catcher passing Over him. Had the engine Geno a few Yards further or Dunham would have been Cut to pieces. A few Days Back As a train was Ning be u ecu Beech Ortii Aid eufa a girl need to Iee years fell from a carnage through the door flying opon. My. Arni flt the Mother of the Dewih was with a Mculty restrained from jumping out. When the Driver was informed of the Acci Dent the train sent a few Ines and the child was recover ii unhurt. Victorian agricultural news. Melbourne january 8. During the last week 200 tons of Vic Torian butter was shipped to South Africa. A Small consignment of butter put. Up in my. Tins by the Euroa butter factory in november 1901, and sent As Ordinary cargo to phoning one of the districts of China. 2,300 Miles Inland from Shanghai reached its destination in such excellent condition that one of the tins was returned unopened to Melbourne. It came to hand on de Cember 24 list haying thus been carried about without special care for 14 months. Tie tin opened yesterday in the pres ence of sir. R. Crowe the government daily expert and the butter was found to is excellent in texture and condition i Hough. Of course the Quality was not so Good a Liat of butter just . The Nejiu rement of agriculture ha9 been advised by its London agent. Or. J. M. Sin Clair Liat Large of apples Are arriving from the United states and on Liat owing to the shortage in the English crop they Are meeting an Active de Mand in nil centres at prices ranging from 15/ to 20/ per barrel of 120 la. See the observes illustration. week Fous Pexce. A new year s gift the Beautiful Coronation Tea canister. Only a few More left. He. Tin. 9d. Lib. To a. 1/8. Containing net weight of finest Blossom Tea. Crawford & co., ? 70 tog Wiliam Street. C. Mud Christmas ales. Johnston s Oak Bank. Pike s oakbane., Walkerville. Williams a w. P. Auld & sons Wilbebt place. Tel Epsom 7 of Staffe flu Iwuh a chateau Anunda Brandy. ? ? .?.? a charming old Brandy Frost wine w. P. Auld & Sona agent a the observer prize pict a photographic Tat ways Issue. Competition Shierlaw & go. Now showing new goods in gents ready lounge suits f cycling suits crash suits silk suits. Tennis suits. Tennis Coats in great variety. 16 & 18 Hindley Street. N74mwfcv Golbey s dby Ginis a very Pauble drink when dictated with wac Vosz a of tit papers a Karfit and but Fanaru int in South Australia. I Felt from Stock Mot Tom 94mmje patterns us will my vol Mug i Arkly a Iri Octta. I Totake to Suph Yau. The a Tubio de. Signs u Good Quilty Serias a sooth ant Lii. O0mpake my pm f or in Fittan you Hoe to acted Elm Tara be fore you but Art save mor Money. My a Litria Brt Price. Lower. 1jwsoh0h ju0nfc p Trumie ram Hun decl strut. ?. ? ? ? ? Igma. Eastern question. By submarine Telegraph received january 9, 2.1o . Warships and the Dardanelles. Attitudes of the Powers. Bulgaria arming. London january 7. Diplomatist expect that Italy and aus Tria Hungary will support the attitude adopted by great Britain in opposing the opening of the Dardanelles to russian tor Pedo boat and that France will remain Neutral in the matter. \ much indignation has been. Aroused among the British Public at the refusal of Germany to assist in upholding the strict interpretation of the provisions of the treaty of Paris and in advising the rus Sian government that she will remain Neutral on the question. London january 8. It is stated in official circles in Paris that in the event of Russia protesting against the Marquis of Lansdowne s claim Tomt British warships should be allowed to enter the Dardanelles As a set off against the admission to the Black sea of Ian torpedo Boate m. Dec Esse will Epport the repo tic s ally so far As the Clauset in the Franco russian treaty of Alliance cover the contingency. France considers that the Observance of treaties such As that relating to the Dardanelles must be regarded As Surbeer Vincnt to the interests of the Alliance. In any Case nothing would compel her to join in any intervention to secure the Observance by Russia of the covenants which stipulate that Turkey shall not permit foreign War vessels to enter or leave the Black sea. Reports from Sofia state that Bulgaria is putting her in a condition of readiness for War. This step is attributed to the troubles which Are expected to occur in Macedonia in the Spring. The persian Gulf. London january 7 a despatch from Karachi a seaport of British India states that the Emir of nejd who had charge of a turkish expedition against Roukh the Sheik of Kowett a port at the head of the persian Gulf got within a few Days March of the town and then decided to return to Turk ish territory. Roukh who is Friendly to England incurred the displeasure of the Sultan by refusing to go to constantinople and make obeisance to Abdul Hamid. The Morocco revolt. London january 7. Advises from Tangiers convey the news that two More insurgent tribes have sur rendered to the Sultan s Troope and that the revolt is evidently subsiding. London january 8. Some of the Loyal tribes of Morocco have dispatched 4,000 armed horsemen to the holy City of Fez As a reinforcement to the Sultan s . A Peculiar message to the Kaiser. London january 8. Sixteen Hundred men employed at the Vul can shipbuilding works and dockyard Stettin have telegraphed to the emperor William a copy of a Resolution which they passed declaring that they had nothing to do with the message of homage which waa recently sent to his majesty by the work men in the late Herr Krupp s steel and Iron factories at eaten. They averred that the Essen employees professions of loyalty Are of Little or no value seeing Liat they were forced to sign the Telegram of Hom age or the risk of suffering Pecunia Rily by refusing to do so. Germany. The embassy at Washington. London january 8. A Berlin Telegram Alk Mil that or. Do Wolleben. The German ambassador to the United states who recently suffered from an attack of influenza has applied for a prolonged leave of absence. The Panama canal a German disclaimer. London january 7. The German foreign office has issued a reply to the accusation that the govern ment had incited the Republic of colom Bia Central America to oppose the construction by the United states of the canal Nero is the isthmus of Panama in or Der that a. German Syndicate might acquire the rights of the French Panama canal company. Count von below denies that either any German financiers or the government have any intention of obstructing the Washington government in ? building the canal. To Lai France. The eight hours movement. London january 8. A Camille Pellet an he minister of Marine at Paris has arranged for the Gene ral adoption of an eight hours working Day in the French government dockyards and arsenals. Belgium. Effect of the anti gambling Law. London january 8. A a result of the suppression of the gambling houses at spa and Ostend Many of the hotels and dubs in those famous belgian health resorts have been closed for the Winter months. Tie municipal Antoh crities Are devising other attractions to secure tie presence of visitors. Somaliland. Wireless telegraphy in warfare. London january 8. Arrangements have been for the Bri Tish columns in Soto liked during the movements against the Mullah to maintain communication with a warship at berbers by Means of signer Marconi s wire less system of telegraphy. South Africa by submarine Telegraph received january 9, 2.15 . Conference of burghers. Goot advice. London january 7. Telegrams from South Africa state thai. 300 of the leading Boers of the trans Vaal and Orange River colonies have held a Eon Trence at Pretoria on the ques Tion of the settlement of the War the fun Tuie of the colonies and Kindred topics or. Sci talk Burger the late Vic Epresi Dent of the defunct Transvaal Republic presided and tie gathering included Gens. Botha and l e la Rey and Many Escom in andante. Some of the speeches delivered by the delegates were very bitter towards eng land though the general tone adopted was characterized by moderation. Jen. De la key in the course of an address re pretended the conduct of Many burghers at like conference in sneering at dutch members of the late corps of National scouts and stated that the Dele Gates we represent the whole nation. Gen. Botha stated that a general am Nesty for All Joers except three was promised at the vereeniging peace conference conditionally on their surrendering and making the declaration of allegiance. He endorsed Viscount Milner s scheme for the distribution of �3,000,000 to destitute burghers. Or. Schalk Bulger the chairman said that in his opinion the greatest amount of assistance for the poverty stricken people could be obtained by supporting the British government in its attempts to ameliorate the present conditions and the scheme of repatriation would have been successful had the Boers helped the government As they ought to have done. Or. Chamberlain Banquete. An impressive speech. London january 1., at a banquet which was held at Pretoria in the evening in honour of the Secretary for the colonies or. Schalk Burger or. Smuts Gen. Botha and Many prominent country dutch residents were present. In replying to a suggestion that he should accelerate the movement to secure for the burghers the fullest representative govern ment or. Chamberlain said it was embarrassing to raises in controversial questions prematurely. He advised the Boers to be patient and allow him an Opportunity to tudy the problems of the colonies. London january 8 in the course of his speech at the Quet at Pretoria or. Chamberlain said he had come to South Africa with a determination to listen to everything that could be put before him by representative men. He did not want the people to think that be had prejudged the issues that would be raised and therefore he could not be expected to make a very fill statement. He de nied that the British government had intentionally deceived any one As to the Grant to the burghers and stated that both lord Milner and lord Kitchener understood at he time that the �3,000,000 Wae to be advanced As a loan. But it was desirable that the parties to the terms of surrender should 4eel that they were being carried out in the spirit As Well As in the letter and recognising that the government had yielded to the representations of the Boon Leader. In return England expected that the hours would do likewise. When peo ple had War and been beaten they could not ask to to put in the same Posi Tion As they were in before. They roust remember that the victors suffer Cut As Well As the Defeated parties. Al though the new colonies had of course suffered materially he was inclined to believe that the extent of the burghers losses had been much exaggerated. He Drew Atten Tion to the fact that the value of land the principal asset of the Boers was now far greater than before the War and he maintained that it was premature to any that the Aid which the government Wae giving the colonies was insufficient. He pointed out that the gift of �3,000,000 was not to be looked upon Sis compensation i6v War Les and that it would be absurd so to regard it. The people England had to care for were the destitute and those who needed assistance in order that they might make a living out of tie land. He Laid stress on the fact that England had created an absolutely new precedent by assisting those wh6 were lately her enemies. The grounds upon which she was doing this were those of humanity and policy. He had come to Africa with the desire to Weld together the Kindred Peoples into one great african nation under the British Flag. The government s policy was one of Union and of conciliation for that promoted Union. Everybody desired conciliation but there was no conciliation in trying to meet the views of opponents if simultaneously friends were alienated. Cheers it was useless to make conces Sions if they wire to be interpreted As indications of weakness and utilized As a Means for advancing fresh de mands. He advocated not Only an Alliance but a fusion of the British and dutch races. He added that the Boer leaders had accepted As frankly As anybody could desire the result of tie War and the terms of the settlement and he accepted their assurances and believed they were a factly sincere. Cheers whatever controversies might be waged in the future he hoped and prayed that none of them would be on racial lines and he was sure Liat the Prosperity of Softli Africa de Pended on the realization of that Hope. Hear hear regarding the question of the new colonies contributing towards the Cost of the War or. Chamberlain said he would rather return Home empty handed than As the bearer of an arrangement extorted from an unwilling people. In conclusion he announced that Vise out Milner and he had agreed to a scheme for expediting the settlement of All claims for compensation for War losses. The Boycott of loyalists by submarine Telegraph received january 9, 2.15 . A new dutch Church. London january 7. The Softli african correspondent of the London Standard reports that members of the National scouts corps and other Boers who were Loyal to great Britain during the War have arranged a conference to meet on january 14 to organize 4 new dutch Church. This action is being taken in consequence of the refusal of the authorities of the dutch reformed Church to administer the communion to the scouts or baptize their children. The Standard s correspondent adds that there Are now two distinct castes of Boers in consequence of the split in the Chur i. The times is advised from Pretoria that the aloofness of the Boers in reference to the reception of or. Chamberlain on his arrival in South Africa was due to a feel ing of doubt As to their leaders attitude on the subject and that now that they have seen which Way the wind blows their disposition is to acquiesce in the status quo and show a spirit of passive loyalty. Central african native labour 1 London january 8. Correspondence received from Blantyre a Mission station and settlement in the Shire Highlands asserts that Strong Resis Tance is there to the proposal that Central african natives should be transferred to Johannesburg for employment on the Goldfield it is stated that the number of native workers in the Blantyre District Are insufficient tor the demands of local industries. The Imperial con Ference. The confidential reports. J1r. Chamberlain on defence 8. The resolutions arrived at by the recent conference of colonial prime ministers in London when the Secretary of state for the colonies presided have i dread been a ado Public. Tie report of the debates which led up to those resolutions has now Ken printed As a Leonh Den Tiff paper bythe British government and they show that the conference devoted most of its time to the consideration of three subjects Impe rial military defence naval defence and preferential Trade within the Empire in the order mentioned. The Premier of new zealand first opened up the subject of military defence by tabling a notice of motion that it is desirable to have an Imperial Reserve Force formed in Erich of his majesty s dominions Over the seas for sen ice in Case of Emer gency outside the Dominion or Colony in which such Reserve is formed or. Brodrick Secretary of state for War said that great Britain was prepared to Send abroad on any emergency close upon a Quarter of a million men. Sir Edmund Barton suggested that the conference should substitute the following i to lotions for that tabled by or. Seddon in that it is desirable each self govern ing Colony should endeavour to assimilate its ammunition and equipment As far As possible to the patterns adopted for thl. Imperial 2 that the respective governments recognise the Wisdom of establishing factories and works for provid in ammunition and equipment for thei requirements in the course of his remarks sir Edmund Barton referred to tin1 Constitution and members of the de Fence forces in the Commonwealth and said that his government would no doubt to asked to provide More liberally for Volun Teer and Rifle clubs and less liberally for the militia. That was a tendency which to meant to resist. Or. Chamberlain subsequently took up the argument and carried the War into the visitors Emp. The prime minister fre flu cantly alluded to the colonies coming to the assistance of the Mother country. Scally that phrase was an inaccurate one. The question affected primarily the interests of tie different colonies concerned and secondly the interest of the Empire As a whole great Britain would not be Likely to ask for assistance to resist an invasion. The smallest proportion of her diplomacy was concerned a fit. Matters a Vicli were exclusively matters concerning the United kingdom. It was almost entirely in regard to matters in which the colonies were concerned. Or. Chamberlain concluded by saying it is easy to be too optimistic but i think any one who take3 even a superficial View of tie present state of the world must feel it is desirable that All in proportion to their Means should be fully prepared for any emergency Tho debate then closed but subsequently or. Seddom Clun to his proposals it was tentatively determined by consultation Between the Secretary for War and himself that new zealand should form a Reserve of 4.500 men for service in South Africa China and Canada but that it should not be regarded As part of and Imperial regi ments. The other prime ministers did not return to the subject during the sittings of the conference. Immigration restriction act. The prime minister s interpretation. Sydney january 8. At a meeting of the Sydney labour coun cil to night a letter was received from or. Atlee Hunt Secretary to the prime ministering i reply to the Resolution passed by the labour Council expressing approval of the immigration restriction act which prevents labour from being landed in the Commonwealth under contract. The letter stated that it was not intended to exclude All labour under contract from entering Australia where the immigrants under con tract were possessed of special skill for which the need of such person would be exempted from tie operation of the act but it would be necessary that the facts on which tie exemption was requested should be fully stated. A Resolution was adopted protesting against sir Edmund Barton s interpretation of the act As there was no special skill required that could not be obtained within Australia. Reducing miners wages. Melbourne january 8. Copies of the new working rules which have been agreed upon by the managements of the Outtrim Howitt and Jum Bonna Coal companies have been forwarded to the miners of the former company for their information. Tie chief alteration affecting the earnings of the men is the reduction of the hewing rate from 3/6 to 2/g per ton Large find Small Coal being tilled together sat present. Tie wages of shift men will also be reduced and they will be classified into three divisions and be paid at the rate of 8/4, 7/6, and 6/ per Day respectively. The evict mfciiem0rial by submarine Telegraph a received january .9, 2.15 . London january 8. The total amount subscribed up to the present for the Queen Victoria memorial which will be erected near Buckingham Palace is �233,000. Among the latest sums received is �500 from the natives of Vitoland South Africa. The Royal scandal. London january 8. The emperor Francis Joseph of Austria Hungary having issued an edict degrading the Archduke Leopold of Tuscany brother of the Crown Princess Louise of Saxony for his refusal to abandon the intention of contracting a Morgan Atic marriage with Middle class viennese lady an Imperial family Council was held at Vienna on wednesday to discuss the Young Man s Posi Tion. It was decided to pay the Arch Duke who in future will be known simply As Hen Leopold Woelfling a share of the Fortune of his Royal House and to dismiss him from the family. In addition to losing lib title and Posi Tion at court Leopold is deprived by the emperor of his decorations and excluded from serving in the array. ?. Irish land question. London january 8. A convention of landlords at Dublin after reserving certain criticisms of the do Ings of the landlords and tenants conference held under the presidency of the Earl of ,1 expresses approval of the general results of tha gathering and reports that the recommendations formulated Are wort ii of the government s serious Codde Fatiori in connection with other suggestions. The forged shares. �100,000 misappropriated. London. January 8. The directors of the great Fingall consolidated company announce that or. A. S. Rowe who has disappeared Misa pro Park cd �28,00 1 in cheques and securities and forged certificates of transfers of the company s shares on which he borrowed �72,000. The payment of an interim dividend to the company s shareholders Lias been postponed. Or. Moreing partner of Howe in the firm of Bewick Moreing and co., while not admitting that he is in any Way legally liable has undertaken to recoup the company All its losses. He will return to England immediately. Wreck of a barque. Grew drowned. London january 8. A norwegian barque has been totally wrecked at Cape flatter. State of Oregon at the Southern Side of the Entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Captain and Crew 18 All told were lost. Fatal floods in Austria. London january 8. After heavy Falls of Snow mild weather l As suddenly Supervene in Austria Hungary. The consequent thaw has a Vised floods in Many Low lying districts and a Large number of persons have been overwhelmed and drowned. Commerce and finance. London. January 8. 4.55 . Topper. Standard brands on spot �53 7/6 at three months �53 in. Previous prices �54 2/g and �54 10/. Tin. Australian tin on spot. �125 7/6 a decline of �1 2/6 at three months �125 12/6. Lead. Soft Spanish Lead in Selling at �11 2/6-an Advance of 2/6. Bread stuffs. The Esb minted visible sup ply of american wheat is 80,769,000 bushels As against 82,209,000 bushels i week ago. British Trade for december. The Board of Trade returns for the month of Decem Ber show that the imports into the United kingdom were valued at �48,170,628, an increase of �1,400,531, compared with the corresponding month of 1901. Tie exports of British and Irish produce were valued at �24,219,240, a decrease of �94.537. 2.55 . Silver. Tie Price of Silver to Day is 1/101 per oz., a decline of m6d. Another gun Accident. Lad in a precarious condition. Melbourne january 8. Thomas Anthony 16 years of age has been camped during the past few Days at Ocean Grove with several companions. Karly this morning the party went out on e shooting and boating excursion when seated in the boat Anthony picked up a gun lying at the Bottom with his left hand lie states that the Hammer was Down. The gun however went off and Spiot him Between the Elbow. And shoulder of the left inn inflicting dreadful injuries the main artery of the was Tut through. One of his companions taking in at a glance the seriousness of the Accident tied u. Leather strap tightly around tie upper portion of the . To a great extent this stopped the flow of blood which was consider Able. Or. Me Xian states that but for this precaution the lad would have quickly bled to death. At the Geelong Hospital a consultation was held and although it was found that the would have to be amputated tiie doctors decided to wait for n Lew Days with a View to seeing whether there was any Chance of saving the limb. Anthony is in a precarious condition and suffers much from loss of Wood and Shock. The Kenniff. Brisbane. January 8. The agitation for a respite of the death sentence on Patrick Kenniff pending an Appeal to the privy Council continues. A meeting attended by 800 people was held at Toowoomba. To night. Resolutions were carried protesting against the execution. A deputation presented to the governor to Nwa Resolution passed at a recent meeting in Brisbane on the subject. His excellency said that he would wait until certain petitions now in circulation were received and then give his answer in writing. The Kola Ore cup. Sydne1. January 8. In a letter received to Day by capt. Fos Kitt Secretary of the new South Wales Rifle association from capt. Sankey Secretary of the Queensland association re Ference is to the matter of sending an. Australian team to Bisley in june next to defend the Kola Porc cup won by the australians last year. Capt. Sankey expresses the opinion that if an Early Appeal were to riflemen for assistance and after wards to the general Public there would be a Good Prospect of raising the funds necessary to Send a team Home. He mentioned that Rifle clubs i Queensland had already taken the matter up and were pre pared to make a shilling Jery among their members. The Commonwealth a Kotes Cuil go Seok a.? Melbourne january. 8. Fidelity from Public servants. Representatives of the victorian clerks Linion waited upon the Federal treasurer to Day to urge that the Commonwealth should insure the Fidelity of its eth loves. And not that officers should have to pay the premiums on their own Fidelity guarantee. They were evidently under the impression Liat the Federal government was going to Wake the Public service Pav these fees for the first time but sir George Turner quickly disabused their minds of this notion and informed them that this practice had obtained in All the states except South aus to Sam for Many years. The deputation then suggested Liat private employers ?.uho now paid premiums for their employees might regard the action of the common wealth government As a precedent to be followed but the treasurer remarked that he i badly expected private Linns would alter their own methods because of any thing the federation might do in this re Gard in continuance of a very old custom. Travelling Post system. Or. R. T. Scott proposes to make Ano ther Elfort to establish a metropolitan tra Velling Post system in Melbourne. ? or. Scott has had experience of the system in Brisbane and considers that it proved a great Public convenience there. Commonwealth electors. The number qualified to vote. Melbourne. January 8. Tie Commonwealth electoral Oitice has now prepared an approximate return show ing tiie number of adults qualified to vote for members of the Federal legislature. It reads new South Wales males 340,000 females 300,000. Victoria males 300,000 females 297,000 Queens land malts. 132,000 females 101,000. South Australia males 93,000 females 88,000. Western Australia males 64,000 females 30,000. Tasmania males 41,000 female 40,000. Total males 070,000 females 856,000 thus giving a grand total of 1,826,000 electors. Coolgardie water scheme. Friction about the Cerebra tons. Perth. January 8. The government to Day issued the pro gramme in connection with the celebrations attending the opening of the Woolgar die water scheme. It includes besides a visit to the Goldfields trips to muh daring Weir some Timber Mills and to Bunbury and Collie River excursions and Garden parries and mayoral recept Ofta Soine friction appears to have Arisen be tween the government and mayors of the Goldfields towns in connection with tie celebrations. It seems that the govern ment promised a Grant of �500 Between the two principal Gol Liems municipalities but this Grant is subject to conditions As to entertaining visitors. This stipulation in some quarters is regarded a a reflection on the Goldfields and As evidence of a desire to exclude local residents from participating in the functions. The govern ment deny any intention to treat the Gold Fields cavalierly and declare that the invitations to the celebrations Are being equitably distributed and confined to Mem Bers of parliament and persons holding of i rial positions. Domestic i Felicity. An sex mayor and his wife. Broken Hill. January 8. Jabez Wright undertaker and sex mayor proceeded against his wife Honora Wright at the police court to Day on a charge 0 Bavin it threatened to stub him and asked the Protection of the court against her. The evidence revealed a deplorable state of Domestic i Felicity. Both plaintiff and defendant advanced charges of repeated As faults on each other plaintiff charged his wife with having been frequently drunk and said that while in that condition be was unaccountable for her actions. The magistrate regretted Liat he could not or Der the. Woman s detention in an inebriated Asylum. In his opinion plaintiff Lead put up with an unpleasant state of affairs is Long As lie possibly could and Only invoked of the Law As a last resource. Defendant was bound Over in her own recognizance of �20 and in one surety of a Simi Lar amount to keep the peace for six month or in default one month s imprisonment. Defendant was unable to obtain a surety. The Gatton tragedy. The Nev zealand Rumour. Nothing in it. Wellington. January 8. The sensational Rumour with regard to the Gatton murderer having been discover a has been exploded. It appears that three men had been living together in a tent. One of them had been drinking heavily and suddenly accused one of his mates of having talked in his sleep of a Bikih having murdered his son acid two daughters. He charged him with being Murphy and implicated in the Gatton Mur Ders. The Man in order to Humour the other pretended that he was Murphy and inc station manager hearing of the affair telephoned for the police who discovered no foundation for the accusation. Varnish works Burnt. Estimated loss �6,000. Sydney. January 8. A fire broke out Early this afternoon at the works of messes. A. & g. Borthwick varnish manufacturers at Waterloo. An employee named Taylor w As grinding a Quantity of gum when flames snot Iro from the material and severely burned him Tay Lor to a window and Cave an alarm. The fire brigades were quickly on tie spot but the inflammable diameter of the con tents of the building rendered subjugation of the flames impossible. The premises and offices were demolished. The damage la estimated at �6,000. The cause of tie we is believed to be combustion through Ura overheating of the gum during the grinding process. Meat for South Africa. Request to use australian. Sydney. January 8. The state Premier to Day directed Liat tiie following Cable message should be sent to the agent general the government strongly urges upon Yon to make representations to the Imp Crial government that All meat supplies for military purposes in South Africa be obtained from the Commonwealth and the colonies of the Empire a copy of the. Message was i to sent to each state Premier and to the Premier of new zealand with the request that they similarly communicate with their representatives in London. ? a woman killed. Accidentally by her son. Sydney. Tanu Arv 8. An unusually tragical shooting Accident occurred at Tenterfield to Day when . John Mckerihan was killed by her a Midiam about 12 years of age. The a a was playing with on old Winchester Rifle which was not supposed to be loaded when the weapon exploded and the Bullet passed through the neck and head of his Mother wac was standing in the doorway of the Coom and caused instant death. New South Wales railways. Sydney. January 8. The an order the effect of which Wil be to cur tail the working hours of about 2,000 per manent Handa employed in the workshops at Newcastle and the interlocking shops at Redfern by precluding work on saturdays. The estimated saving effected will be i 2,000. Poison in the . Melbourne. January 8. On it dowday a child age to years he daughter of or. Blythe of Wangaratta had a narrow escape from death by Pra a acid poisoning taken from Apricot kernels. Within halt an hour after eating the Ker Nels she became comatose. An older Sis ter Ako taken ill but not so seriously. Or. Itin Deitta relieved the sufferers. Sydney sporting. Sydney. January 8. Kinglock has been sold to go to South Africa. It is not known however whether the Bane will fulfil his a Nauy Handicap Leowg Tsenta. ? Tjie Long list. Of fatal drowning itts in the Hook keys has been followed by a movement on the part of the education department to Eio Durage the formation of swimming clauses among the act Eodilia Tea Metropolis and towns on the sea coast. Tie contributions received towards the fund started to enable the v..a. To de fend the lawsuit instituted by j. A mar Tell against several leading members of that v body totals �274. Among the latest amounts to hand. Is. A donation of �21 irom the Pitfield Branch of the -a. The body of a newly born female child was found on a vacant piece of land off Mathura Road Toorak thin evening and was removed to the morgue. It was naked and appeared to live been dead two Days. At Maryborough a boy named Albert Reeves aged 15, with several companion went out Rabbit shooting and tiring of the sport turned their attention to gathering berries a Leeves e gun became entangled in the and went off. L he Bullet entered the boy s a Little above the Elbow joint and passing beneath the Bone lodged at the Back of the shoulder Blade. The Bullet fortunately missed the arteries and die lad is now recovering. At Moe to Day a boy named Mayo aged eight while at play a Pitchfork into his right Eye destroying its sight. A Young Man named Kershaw employed on a farm at Moore Obark while Clearing a piece of land was bitten on a Finger of the left hand by a snake., he tied a band age above the wound and walked to Lily Dale for medical treatment a distance of four Miles. He was in a weak state when be arrived and is now recovering. The Ophir at feb january 8. ? tie r.. Ophir arrived from London at 5.30 ., with the following passengers in the Saloon for Adelaide or. E. , or. H Bostock or. And . Pridmore and child and or. J. W. Hamilton ? for Melbourne or. Find . H. Davies miss Davies or. And . V. Whaddon Mii ses k. Haddon a. M. And m. J. Lead better or. And . H. M. Lewes . H. Stephenson or and . Gidney and child and or. And . Hamilton. For Sydney or. E. G. Baxter misses Bellair 2mrs. Bolton messes. H. Bryant and to. Cohen Lieut. A. �. F. Bedford ., the Rev. H. C. 11. Cunningham vice Admiral Fanshawe . ? and miss Fanshawe or. And . G. B. Frances misses Fuller and Gairdner or. H. E. Gale. F. 11. Gerty ., or. And . J. To. Green messes. D. Kidd and k. Macfar Lane . Mcdonnell or. O. C. Murphy mews. J. A. Murphy and w. L. Newman the Rev. H. B. Ottley messes. H. Exc Nam and j. Thompson miss Pedley capt. Purr Foy ., or. T. Robinson or. And w. J. Scott commander Sheppard a. B. Smith ., or. R. Southwarth . D. T. Syme misses t. Earns. 2 messes. T. Eonas s. H. Chs hold and Wintworth or. And sirs. Williamson and or. Fisher. Tie Ophir resumed her voyage at 1 Piu to Day. Australia and Honolulu. Melbourne january .8. Now that a Cable service has been established Between California and Honolulu australian merchants May communicate with this american dependency by Means of the Pacific Cable. Tie postal a Thori ties received a Cable me age from London to Day saying on messages for Honolulu add 2/1 to the rate to California for All classes of messages some months ago it was suggested that the Pacific route should be connected with this new Ameri can service by Means of a. Branch Cable from fanning Island to Honolulu. The new zealand government also hinted that wireless telegraphy might be employed to establish this Junction but nothing has yet been done in this matter. It is understood however that the Pacific Cable Board is now considering to keep alternative schemes. Queensland. J Brisbane january 8. The Queensland swimming Chainai Enship was won to night by d. Galley in pm. 4s. Western Australia ? Perth january 8.the Fremantle trades Hall association has decided to proceed with the building of a Hall at a Cost of �2.000. An inquest was held to Day concerning the death of l. W. Patchett a clerk in the sen ice of tire .p. Society who is found dead with a Bullet wound through his head in an outhouse of the society a office on Friday. The jury returned a ver dict that Patchett died from a gunshot wound self inflicted and that there was no evidence to show the state of. The Man s mind at the time of the occurrence. South australian first Melbourne. January 8. During the search by the victorian lands department for grazing areas for the starving Stock from the drought stricken lands it Wae reported that some Good coun try was available Over the South Autra. Han Border near Naracoorte. Or. Mckenzie minister for lands at once communicated with the South Austral an government in regard to the matter and at the end of last month lie received a. Reply mating that the land in question was not at present available As supposed and that at any rate the South australian people would require All the Gram country at their disposal to provide for their own starving Stock a barque abandoned. Wellington january 8. The Steamer Huaroto which arrived at Auckland from the islands reports thut the barque Mohrien loaded with copra from Nuku Alofa for Europe was abandoned off the Kerma Dees As there was 10 feet of water in the hold. Capt. Nel son and the. Crew took to the boats and landed on sunday Island when had no inhabitants. They left. For Tonga where their tug arrived after 12 Days. The Malmen vessel arrived at Samoa Fromi Mauritius in september. To Load copra and sailed from Tonga a month ago for Europe. She sprang a leak when 600 Miles from Tonga Aad 200 Miles from sunday Idaho victorian insolvencies. Melbourne. January 8. There were 404 insolvencies in Victoria last year and the 190 cases dealt with a Melbourne in their statement of accounts. Showed liabilities to the amount of �286,000 and assets to �236.000, the total deficiency being �50,000. Halt the liabilities and nearly three fourths of the assets belonged to the estate of Salathiel Booth. The others in round figures showed liabilities �143,000 an assets �60,000 alleged ritualistic practices. Melbourne. January 8. Dean Vance As administrator of the Dix Cese of Melbourne has dismissed As frivolous and vexatious the complaints regard ing ritualistic practices against the Rev. M. M. Whitton incumbent of Christ Church Essendon Dean vice adds that lie is astonished and deeply grieved that Finch complaints should have been

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