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Adelaide Register (Newspaper) - October 9, 1901, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia the new Tariff. How it was received. Customs officers importers and agents were in a sin nor of excitement at fort Adelaide on tuesday with regard to the in Trot Luchioa of the Federal Tariff. So zealously had the new schedule of duties been guarded by the responsible officials that no leakage had occurred and those interested were naturally on the tiptoe of curiosity re j air dog what form the Tariff would take. Throughout monday and on tuesday the sincere were kept Busy in accepting entries free liner a course being rushed through id avoid the payment of possible duties. Dutiable lines were also extensively cleared High importers in some instances had no i i ution in Boidin goods which under i lie i Fouth australian Tariff were liable to x a 25 per cent and Valorme duty notably j pm redware. To Money in the shape of duty Ivas accepted by the customs officials after i k.30 on tuesday afternoon that time Corre 1 spending with 4 o clock in Melbourne. Though this decision was variously held to be scarcely in conformity with the South australian customs act which times the hours for passing of entries from 10 . To i ., it cannot be said to have in. Dieted any hardship upon importers who bid had ample time to transact their Busi 1 Ess. One merchant however got his entry for a line of go oils through by Only half a Nii Nute before closing time. The arrivals daring the Day comprised the steamers Bun Inyong Aid Anglian the former from the Eastern states and the latter from Western Australia and the comparatively Small a mount of ear of by these two was dealt Vith promptly. Precisely at 3.30 Busi ? Ness for Tjie Day was suspended and the it of the old order was witnessed. Cus a i. Ins officers and port Adelaide agent Many i i whom have conducted business for years i Tud have seen collectors come and go i shered in the approving room and waited j for the announcement of the new Tariff. Be coming tired of attempting to prognosticate tee Federal duties they became reminds can j and talked of officer of the customs Lowig since dead and of alterations in the local Tirier. The acting collector of customs or. J w. H. Cammell had been instructed by the 3iinister of customs not to open the new vex Toms Sci Tedules until 5 o clock though a Rumour trained a Arreney that it Ivas pro the Tariff would not be tabled in the House of representatives until 7 o clock in the evening. As the Clink struck 5 or. T Ammelina compliance with a Telegram received from Headquarters in Melbourne had the never schedule rested in the lobby o tie custom House and there it was Eig Erfy perused by the agents. Much to their disgust copies were not distributed owing to a Limi de Ninaber having been sent from Mel Bourne and it Only with much Strain in of one s neck that a Imp a of the list Tould be obtained. The principal items were noted bit the agents As a whole deemed it Best to trait for the morning s pipers to pain a proper idea of the proposed duties. As re gun the machinery to be observed under the Federal customs act the in for Nunon yet to hand is vague. Certain Pew forms will have to be observed but importers Are still in the dark in this re it act and pending something More definite it is believed the customs authorities will in prepared t wept entries with slight i Iii tons. Upon the forms that were used under the South australian act. Feeling about the new schedules. To the very last moment utmost Endea Vours were made to maintain secrecy re no the Federal Tariff it being the in mention of the authorities that information should be in eyed to the Public by wednesday morning s papers. Still seeing that it was Juite possible for telegrams to be received in the to from Joel Warne during the evening and also that a copy of i he schedule was at 5 o clock on tuesday afternoon posted in the lobby of the custom House at pore Adelaide it is not surprising Imit i very general and perhaps a same ? hat Crumle of the proposed duties j quickly obtained. It was in tues Lay werer. the trading Oom l Unity to get a connected Udai of the Tariff it a whole and most merchants will prefer study the duties More closely before expressing an opinion. It May be said How. Ver. That by those who scanned the sche a a on tuesday evening tie View was Iken that while in Many respects the Outh australian Tariff his been followed a the whole the s Are heavier. This i ii thou arly noticeable in whih be produced Here but which ?? consumption. One eel a i Lan ?. I 2c.il position to judge from his franc,1 i t. Expressed the opinion that the to a ? 5 ving will he raised by at l cent. If the or tit which the Middlen. Pets to make is added this would b leased. Those in the soft goods tree Lartin Larry note that Cotton Niece cod.-, Whiten Iii Herto have been admitted i South Australia free will --1 Futon rave to an impost of 10 per i. An the n look m Timber remarked ? is Toms agent and like Vise Oke. Whit l a been free but now has to pay 4s. Per lore than one Melbourne Hoase has i awaiting the publication of the Tariff -.,-?. A definite la to open in South Alia. One firm of bag manufacturers. Escot Here. It gone tie length of negotiating for miss and bringing Over a fairly Lar vanity of hessian from Mel Bourne. T Hope. Of . Was that a duty us Rall i uni posed on such Linfs us Fiou bags imported from Calcutta. Without t ? it is said to be in sic Vij to open Here. ? it would not be possible to compete , Indian labour. Tie Tariff proposes to i Jet hessians from duty and likewise lev.-.1 r o duly a i Orn. Bran flour or Ore bar r Naif a. Or Woolpack. Cons in gently ii v Nins to be seen what action trill now tin. 1griir at a glance one of it questions in connection wit ii Tise r. I cities will How did they cry Parr a those u hich have been in Force i in i Ustrud i i in the Folio wine is she n e of the Cal of lines of the or. Non Lutfi towards the South australian in Stetins Revenue the first co Limin the amorini. Of duty collected in 190d, the second the rate of Daty a or in a to the Smth australian of k. And to third the proposed imposition Linjer Tho t end 1 in . Federal ? i t Iri i. Tariff. Rind. ,.my 15/ wll. W Gall . J. 1, Call. 14 rail. Fol Sunju v niii.i.11. N 1 a. 3 0 it. Foj ,.it 2 la. 3fi la. fim . A to. & 15 . A tzar. 57 i 3 to. 6 Cut. To i ? 40/.i.1 m. 2ili m. Ii Roar. So. L. J i. Gall. Zinanti. 7. J t 2j. Id. 5 u Ine. 1.7 i 12 ? Cal. Bottle. 6/ other Llor. 0.571 . Pill bottled 1/ other ii Terv. 3,311 2 p. Cent. 31 r or cent. Of m to. 11.377 i i p. Cent. .1 a cent a i for .ni-.,manufacture. It May be in nation re that the Tariff con fits of i y lne. Ii including four lines of exd a. It is i mixed into following 10 divisions stimulants narcotics sugar a Ric Nituna a tour. S and groceries apparel and textiles . Oils paints and Var no is. Drugs and chemicals Wood Wieker and Cane jewellery and Lancy goods leather and rubber paper and stationery vehicles musical instruments and miscellaneous. Free goods Are indicated under spatial exemptions. Who will pay the duties an interesting Point it the incidence of the Tariff with respect to various sections of tiie Community. In the following some idea will be a rained of this. A comparison is also made of the incidence under the South australian Tariff ? a owner. A. Tariff re Enil Tariff. R a Jim �1 ii j l a per cent. Ship _ 1 i l a per cent. A Parks five in a Femi rur wire Kne i c�1. A in3�.nir.? Frt free tar Farmer. . Tariff Federal Tariff towers and red to free free Dizh aia s.j7itier shares ? in per cent. 13 per cent. Liprie Altman i Ririe a cims Une Nurr Riti d v or it is per cent torn sacks _ free free the Dair nun. S . Tariff Federal Tariff. Pinn and hams i l. Kitter ? 21 it. A. Timeche ? id. It. 3,1. Team Tore free free the . . Turin Federal Tariff. Flo in trans _ free free candles a. In. I d. La. Hour _ ? 2. Cen Al 2/6 crat u. Jams and preserves m. La. A. Coke _ ? free 4/ ton. Will portly reopen Hia portrait studio a those handsome premises known As the cafe be Paul during alterations Cia Tomen can a photographed by or. Duryca at the Adeli lds photo co s studio 101, bundle Street Hector Platig in All its branches table Ware renewed la quering and bronzing of All kinds Cycle and Carriage ironwork rating a specially. A. W. Dobbie & co Gawker place. Established 39 years. N270thc Lucky hit tobacco. N30mswcvz shares bought and sold of commission. In a Lent. Ashes 4tc ill sir sink of Kew zealand chamber. Piste St. Nu6oj Oest workmanship a St material and reason Able charges. , decorative artist twin Street phone 897n247wc , Bey s dry Ginex a a very palatable drink when diluted with Fater. N247wzc years a favorite v m Adelaide. Enable trim All wholesale & retail dealers to /0& i a \ 38bv a so am hew premises Stow 0pe1t. 49 Rundle Street. Death of the Ameer. By submarine Telegraph received october 9, 2 .j a remarkable career. Anxiety in England. The successor to the throne. London october 8. The death is announced at the age of about 71 years of Abdurrahman Khan the Ameer of Afghanistan. Despatches from Kabul state that the Ameer no for some years had been a sufferer from pout was taken ill with that comi lint on i Pete inner 28, and gradually grew worse. On the 2nd inst. His Condi Tion was dangerous and the Sirdar Habi Bulla a his eldest son Mimmo cd an open Durbar and that the prayers of All fait mul Mohammedans should be offered for his recovery. Habibullah informed . It Iris a Mohammed Klian the British native fluent at Cabal that his father died at 3 o clock on the morning of the 3rd inst. The times correspondent at Simla says that Habibullah will presumably succeed to the throne without any disturb ances As for some time he had been invested with Large administrative Powers by hit father. British newspapers in leading articles on the death of the Ameer Are agreed As to the Gravity and Inopportune nets of the event at the time when England is engaged a a fierce struggle in South Africa. They emphasize As still binding the compact arrived at Between great Britain and Russia in 1873, by which the St. Petersburg authorities recognised that Afghanistan was out Side tie sphere of muscovite influence. At Tention is also called to the fact that rus has since that year frequently admitted that Afghanistan is entirely inside tie sphere of British supremacy. The limes refers to the guarantee riven by great Britain to Afghanistan of military support in the event of aggression and says that the Best Way to prevent Dan Jer from arising at the present juncture in for the nation to afford prompt and him countenance to Abdurrahman s nominee habit Bilali. Who is understood to be the afghan people s Favourite. The daily chronicle and the morn in Post consider that the situation is re assuring owing to the Clear sighted ne.�. My courage of lord Curzon the Viceroy of India who was personally acquainted with Abdurrahman and is Well Karnen to Tea present ruler. The Standard thinks the British peo ple May confidently expect that the Pru Dence and Energy of lord Curzon and the firmness of the Salisbury government will Avert any trouble. A eventful life. The late Ameer was a Barakzai the eldest son of Afzul Khan and Nephew of the late Ameer Shere Ali. During the civil in 1s&4 Abdurrahman played a leading Nart on the Side of his father against his Uncle and gained several Battles. The Sarsat victories of Shaikhabd and in heat i Ghilzai were mainly due to his ability. He was entrusted with tiie governorship of Balkh where he made himself popular by his moderation and by marrying tiie daughter of the chief of Badaskhan. In 1s68 he was unable however to offer a successful resistance to his Cousin Yakoub Khan son of Shere Ali who Defeated him at Baj gah. Near Amain and also Linail at Tinah Khan. Abdurrahman then fled from the country ultimately reaching rus Sian territory. Gen. Kaufmann permitted him to reside at Samarkand and allowed him a pension of 25,000 roubles a year. He remained in turkestan until 1879, when he slowly made his Way through Balkh to the cab i Frontier and in july of the follow ing year he was formally chosen by the leading men of Kabul and acknowledged by the British Indian government As Ameer. It has been pointed out by an eminent orientalist that he not Only occupied the throne by right of heredity and National election but that he was also a religious sunni ruler who reigned Over a god Given country by the consensus fide Liura he still further strengthened this Strong position by the firmness and Vigour of his administration. From the British government he received a regular subsidy of �1 3 1,000 a year with Large gifts of artillery rides and ammunition to improve his military Force. On december 26, 1s88, he was shot at by a sepoy at Lazari Sherif. But without injury. In september 1ss3, the Ameer cordially received a British Mission headed by sir Mortimer Durand. His sympathies were British lather than re Ian and in letters written both before and alter the Durand Mission to his Friend or. Leitner and published by the latter he expressed warm Friendship for England. He suffered from a serious illness in the autumn of 1391. Which caused considerable anxiety in England and India. He was n aide a . In january 1894, and was invited by the late Queen to visit eng land. Being however unable to go himself he ent his second son the Sharada Mas Mullah Khan who received a warm Welcome in. 1sd5. He was suspected of conniving at the rising of the tribes along the indo Al ghan Frontier in july 1897, and was re Quested by the Indian government to pre vent his subjects from participating in these revolts. His answer showed him to be thoroughly Friendly to tie British govern ment and he gave further proof of this Dis of Dixon when he refused in september to receive a deputation of Fridis which h. it out for Kabul in order to beg for his Aid against the English. A Strong character. Or. A. J. Gray who was for five years physician at the court of the Ameer said of him not Long ago he is a Man who Nicht die at any moment. He was Strong enough to look at. In his younger Days he had been a Good athlete but of late years he was a. Victim of chronic gout. On Many occasions he was seized with faintness and taken Foi dead or. Gray had a Hijji Opin Ion of the Ameer s character. He found him genial generous Aad remarkably intellectual. He is a Tine looking fellow said the Doet or. A Broad shouldered Man about a it. 9 in. In height. His face is Swarthy but he is not Black skinned though he has hair and Beard. He has a jewish Lank and a. Distinctly a Man of presence handsome indeed. He knew a great Deal too. Considering his Small opportunities of fretting knowledge the Way he acquired an education was wonderful. He read innumerable English books translated into persian and had eti2li encyclopaedias read to him. He knew More than Many englishmen about tie Way England is go verned and i have Herawi him discussing the water Supply of London. He was a Genius in making a Little knowledge go a tremendously Jong Way. One never tired of his company. He would entertain Yon four or five hours at a stretch with stories of his adventures during his Esile in Russia and still not grow weary. He worked hard Early and late and was always ready to receive a petition from the poorest of his subjects. He would sit in the grounds of his Palace at Cibul or at Mazar i Serif in turkestan and receive the petitions of his subjects who presented them without for Mality across a Little Stream which ran Between the Palace where the Ameer sat with i court and the place where his people stood. He was tender and sympathetic but lie was often Stern. When the governor of Kabul was brought before him for swindling the people the Ameer showed no mercy. He struck the offending Gover nor with Bis fist and ordered him to be executed instantly. The soldiers handed him to the nearest tree. He was his own chief Justice and meted out punishment to lit the crime. An absolute autocrat. The Ameer is immensely Rich. Nobody knows How much wealth he hoarded up. Still he spent a Good Deal and was very generous. When i returned after my absence in England on the occasion of my marriage he increased my salary and made me a handsome present Worth much More than �1,000. He was very Loyal to eng land and would always take an English Man s word against that of his own people. His Rule has had a wonderful effect upon the people. One of the greatest things he Dulvas Toee Tablian. The great Anna foundry by submarine Telegraph received october 9, 2 . At Kabul of which sir Salter Pyne was in charge. It has had a marked effect in. Edu Cating the Peop e they see these Gigantic machines All at the Power of an English Man at the Home of the great King and they Tell of them All Over the country. Abdurrahman was of course an absolute autocrat. He attended to the most trifling things himself. As a Rule he would Rise about 8 in the morning when the chamber lain took him a cup of Tea and a biscuit. He would work without anything More to eat till noon perhaps holding a Durbar or at tending to his correspondence. He Hod an elaborate system of spying All Over the country and the spies reported every Day. At midday he had his first Good meal and then he would work till 5 or 6 o clock when he would perhaps play backgammon with his courtiers or entertain them with stories. In this Way he would amuse him self till Midnight when he would have an other Good meal. He had rarely More than two meals a Day at midday and Midnight and he dined practically in Public. He was very abstemious in his Habith and drank water usually. He dressed in English style and wore a Collar and tie lord Curzon s impressions. For stating his own Case in an argument or controversy the Ameer would not easily find a match on the front benches in the House of commons whilst if he can be induced As can without difficulty lie done to talk of his own experiences and to relate stories of his adventure to warfare or exile the organized minuteness and deliberation with which each stage of the narrative in due order proceeds is Only equalled by the triumphant crash of the Climax and Only exceeded by the Roar of laughter which the denouement almost invariably provokes from the audience and in which the author As heartily joins. Like most men trained in the persian literary school persian being the language of the upper classes in Afghanistan the Ameer is a constant Quoter of saws and Wise sayings from that inexhaustible Well of Sapient philosophy that iranian Pope the sheikh Saadi. It should be added that this ruler who is probably More profoundly and More reasonably feared by those no have crossed his path or Are his enemies Tham any other living potentate and who like Attila the Hun Hau been a veritable Scourge of god to his adversaries ii pears to possess the faculty of enlisting the Devotion of those with whom he is brought into most intimate Contact. In this inner Circle those who respect him Revere him those who like him love him those who Are his servants become his slaves the Ameer s chief Engineer. Some time ago the Register Public de an interview with sir t. Salter Pyne k.b., c.s.i., who was on a bit to Australia after a residence for about eleven years in crib i where he held the Post of chief in 1 Ginger to the Ameer. Sir Salter spoke in Eulogi Stic terms of his employer from whom he had never had a Croas word but the afghan he said were a treacherous Type of men. At Kabul he supervised the employment of 4,000 men in foundries an ordnance factory and a mint. The late Ameer. An autobiography. Last year a highly readable autobiography of the Ameer was published1 a eng land. His highness gave an account of himself his life his struggles for the throne his Success in obtaining tie great object of his desires Liis efforts to create out of a collection of Semi ii dependent and mutually hostile warlike tribes a homogeneous people under a centralized administration. Iris military administrative judicial ecclesiastical and sock reforms his pre cautions for giving stability to the institutions he has created his foreign policy and his political aspirations for the future. And All this was told with unreserved frankness and sober Ness of judgment. Abdurrahman appeared not merely an i far seeing ener Getic Warrior and statesman who knew inti mately his own people and understood Tho roughly the surroundings in which his lot had been cast he was at the same time a jul tical thinker who had his own views on the philosophy of history an acute Obser ver who could draw an amusing typical por trait of thle Indian official and the English member of parliament an adroit dialect Titian who might hold his own with a professional Diplomatist and a Man of letters. The Ameer complained that English policy towards Afghanistan had been Incon Stant and vacillating. First there was the policy of interfering in the dynastic broils in tie time of Dost Mohammed which led to the so called disaster of the Kiyler. L Hen came the passive policy which was weak and timid and which led to these cond afghan War. Thirdly there was the policy of lord Lytton which aimed at breaking up Afghanistan into Small states. Lastly there is the policy of keeping Afghanistan As an Independent kingdom and a Strong Barrier for the safety of the Indian Empire i am Happy to say remarked the Ameer that this is the policy which is at present wisely adopted by the govern ment in England As Well As by the Indian government. It is however somewhat disappointing to find Liat it is not carried out to the extent it ought to be what he would like was that England should give Afghanistan More of her Confidence and More of her moral and material support. The succession. The Sirdar Habibullah the Ameer s Suc Cessor is the eldest son. But his Mother is of lowly birth and Habibullah is re by some people As a Sweet tem Perez somewhat gentle mannered Man not of afghan qualities and ill suits to control such subjects. Other possible claimants Are Iliohan med Omar tic youngest son Nasrulla full brother of Lahr Buliah and am Mullah another son. Mohammed Omar s Mother was the Ameer s Favourite wife and was of Royal blood being his own Cousin. Mohammed is Only 12 years old but his Mother who considers him the rightful heir May claim the throne for him. It will presumably be the Job by of the British government to so strengthen the hand of Habibullah that ail Chance of disturbance shall disappear. Should he be a resisted and the army embrace his Side All will be Well and Britain s afghan policy will continue. Should he or the accepted heir fall or be resisted England May have at once to Send troops to Kabul to re establish a Strong government there. The afghan arsenals and troops have Large supplies of modern arms and ammunition. Oversea shipping. London october 8. Arrivals. At London or Channel Fifeshire Steamer from Brisbane july 3 Excelsior ship from Albany june 3 Bergdorf Steamer from Syd Ney july a Nineveh Steamer from Sydney August 9. At Liverpool. Battinus accame barque from Sydney May 7. At Hull. City of Agra barque from Sydney june 1. Departures. For Sydney. Amba ship from London. For Brisbane. Jumna Steamer from Lon Don. For Hawke s Bay. Star of England Steamer from London. For port Chalmers. Rakaia Steamer fro a London. W Transvaal Campaign. By submarine Telegraph received october 9, 2 . Detention of volunteers at the front. Monetary compensation. London october 8. An army order issued by the War office announces that during the present Emer gency in South Africa Volunteer troops who Are detained there for from three to six months beyond the expiration of the year s service for which they offered them selves will receive �10 each As special compensation and that for each additional month beyond the Sis months they will be allowed �3. Tiie government strongly criticised. London october 7. The times to Day published a letter from or. T. Gibson Bowles conservative member for King s Lynn bitterly attacking the government on account of their indifference to Public business As shown by the fact that ministers Are Holiday making Dur ing a period of National anxiety. He says that there has been no Cabinet meeting since August. Several newspapers endorse the views expressed by or. Bowles. Boers willing to come to Australia. London october 7. Commandant Ben Viljoen assured Gen. Sir Bindon blood during a recent inter View that Many of the Boers would Emi grate to Australia and Canada at the end of the War. He remarked that if they remained in South Africa they would Only be Loyal under a Resolute Rule. Reinforcements for South Africa. London. October 7. Tie reinforcement which Are being Dis patched by the War office to South Africa this Mont i include mounted infantry Ca Valry and Royal engineers. Captured in Zululand. London october 7. A Fiji of or. F. W. Re Ita formerly the Transvaal Secretary of state has been taken prisoner in Zululand. A Quarry explosion. Two men killed. Four others injured. Perth. October 8. This morning an awful fatality occurred in Rocky Bay quarries North of Fremantle it resulted in the death of two labourers and the injury of four others two rather seriously and two slightly. It appears that last evening tour notes had been drilled in the top of the Quarry by a gang of men under a Ganger named John o Hara. They were ready for exploding this morning a few minutes before 8 o clock the holes being charged with blasting powder in tie usual Way. Three of the charges were exploded by Means of electric detonators and the other As was afterwards proved in so terrible a manner Hung fire. Tie men allowed twelve minutes to expire and then thinking that the whole of the charges had exploded re turned to the scene of operations. They had however resumed work Only about four minutes when a fourth blast unexpectedly blew up. A scene of terrible con fusion followed. After the smoke had cleared away it was found that eix men had been injured by the flying debris. A ballast train which was standing close by was Gutib Zed and the injured men were placed upon it by their comrades and conveyed to East Fremantle station. There it was found that one of the men John Malone was dead having expired whilst being placed on the truck at Rocky Bay. Another John Hart Nett breathed his last just before reaching the Hospital. Upon arrival at that institution it was discovered that two of the others Gustav Oakley and John Coffey were rather severely wounded and they were admitted for treatment. Tie remaining men m. Cosgrove and w. Part Ion were Only bruised and suffering from Shock and they were sent to their Homes. The bodies of the two dead men were re moved to Fremantle morgue where an in quest was opened this afternoon before the City Coroner and adjourned. All the unfortunate men resided at Rocky Bav and were single with the exception of Oakley who is a late arrival in the state and whose wife resides in Victoria. The australians. London october 7. Cpl. F. Makinnon of the fifth Western australian mounted infantry has been severely wounded at Vaal Bank. Pet. Robert Foran of the second new South Wales mounted rifles has succumbed to enteric fever at Potchie Stroom. A rebel shot. London october 7. Iione a dutch rebel of Gral Ianstown has been tried by court martial for treason and attempted murder. He was found guilty and shot. China. London october 8. Renter s Agency reports that the chinese court have made requisitions for sums aggregating �1,800,000, to cover expenses to be incurred by the emperor and the Dowa Ger impress and their retinue in journeying to Pekin furnishing palaces at Kaifeng fun and parting fun and giving extravagant entertainments. Shang late director general of the nor Thern railways Lias been appointed a com missioner to negotiate with the Powers for new commercial treaties and the revision of the Tariff. England and the United states. By submarine Telegraph. Received october 9, 2 . Abrogation of the Layton Bulwer treaty. London. October 8. The daily chronicle and the daily Telegraph announce and the United states have agreed to abrogate the Dayton Bullet treaty. It is said that the Washington government will guarantee the neutrality of the Isthmian canal Dur ing peace and refrain from making discriminative charges in favour of vessels Fly ing the stars and stripes. France and Turkey. Peremptory note to the Sultan. London. October 7. France Lias sent a peremptory note to the Sultan of Turkey insisting upon the imme Diate payment of the Long outstanding claim of �344,488 Matefy m. Lorando a French banker. It was recently reported from Constanti Nople that the Porte and m. Tubing a French banker who also has a heavy claim against the Sultan had arranged to Settle their dispute on the basis of a payment by Turkey of �154,000, if the French govern ment would consent. Tie Walde Krous seau ministry agreed to the terms but the Money has not yet been forthcoming. The Duke of Cornwall. London october 8. The latest Cable messages from Montreal state that the Duke and Duchess of Corn Wall Are making excursions in the Assini Boia District. Macedonia. The captive american lady London. October 7. About �6,000 has been subscribed in the City of Boston United states of America towards securing the release of miss Stone the american protestant missionary who n month ago carried off by brigands in the District of Dju Mabala Vil yet of Salo Nien Macedonia. The brigands who Are supposed to be agents of the macedonian committee have opened up negotiations for the lady s re &i.=e, and demanded Tho payment of �27,000 As Ransom. British Trade. London october 7. The Bird of Trade returns for the month of september show that the imports into the United kingdom were valued at �3s,208,791, being a decrease of �3,024,061 compared with september last year. The exports of British and Irish produce were valued at �21,971,302, a decrease of �2,58s,509. The imports of reined sugar showed a decrease in value of �278,252. Unrefined sugar imports increased in amount by 24,209 cwt., though there was a decrease in value to the extent of �79,989. There was a decrease in the Coal exports amounting to �1,250,000. Fire on a night express. A guard s peril. London october 7. A fire broke out in the Luggage Van on the Highland express travelling Between Inverness and Perth last night. The guard took Refuge on the footboard outside the Van and endeavoured to signal to the Driver by exhibiting the red Limp. The smoke however rising from the Burn ing Van obscured the signals which consequently could not be seen by the engine Driver. When the train pulled up at str an the Van was ablaze from end to end. The guard s fingers were badly burned through hanging on to the guard Irons. Fast Atlantic liners. London october 7. Lord Strathcona High commissioner for the Dominion of Canada is urging these Lection of the port of Sydney on Cape Bre ton ipland As the terminus for the new at lactic liners which Are to have a Speed of 21 knots. Australian shipping. London. October 7. The Steamer Drayton Grange built for Houlder Brothers the Well known shipowners was launched at Belfast on saturday. The new vessel will be employed in the australian Trade. The Shamrock ii. London october 8. Sir Thomas Lipton has arranged forms yacht Shamrock ii., to remain in Ameri can Waters during the Winter. Mathematicians calculate that the superiority of the Columbia Over the Irish yacht is just one half per cent. General Cable news London october 8. Or. John d. Pore a journalist from Auckland was run Over by a Van and killed in a London Street yesterday. Commerce and finance. London. October 8. London Wool sales. The Market yester Day was finn and in clanged with Good Competition. Transactions Braeburn 4jd. Sunny Ridge 83d. Harraman 9d. Longe Mon 9jd. Kera Burg 9jd. Wedgie Waw a. Copper. Standard brands on spot fetch �g3 10/ at three months �63 7/6. Tin. Tie Price three months Forward is �106 7/6. Lead. The Price is now �11 17/6 per ton. Silver. The Price of bar Silver to Day is 2s. 2 11-lcd. Per oz., a decline of l-16d. The Federal budget. Sir George Turner s speech. A hopeful treasurer. Melbourne october 8. Preliminary skirmishing. Me galleries of the mouse of ii Prescan natives were crowded this afternoon in expectation of hearing the treasurer sir George Turner deliver the first Federal budget knee he. Tie sneaker. Representative Holder took tie chair at half past 2. After or. Chanter had presented a Peti Tion in favour of Locking the Murray and Darling Rivers representative Reid . Wished to know whether the usual course was to be followed so that the treasurer would deliver both the budget statement and explain the Tariff proposals. The Premier representative Barton explained that the task was such a very heavy one that it had been decided that the trea surer should deliver the financial statement and that tie minister of customs would explain the Tariff proposals. Owing to the necessary papers not coming to hand some delay ensued during which members were photographed by flashlight. The House then went into committee of and Means at 3.10 pan. Great difficulties. The treasurer representative sir George Turner on rising was received with cordial cheers. He thanked Hon. Members for their encouraging cheers and assured them that he Felt that Day in a greater difficulty than he thought any treasurer had Felt before. Certainly he had never Felt such a great difficulty in introducing any state budget. He Felt the work they would have to do for some time was of the most importance not Only of the present people of the Commonwealth but to those who would come after. The difficulties which surrounded the task which had to be carried out with regard to the financial position of the Commonwealth were indeed very great. When dealing with one state they could obtain information Tihey required with comparative ease but he had found it very difficult to obtain sufficient information from tie six states to that members might clearly under stand the position. Unfortunately he had been deprived by sickness of the use of Hia Secretary his righthand Man consequently much heavier work had fallen on his own shoulders. In dealing with the matter he Felt that they All fully realized the great responsibility placed on them. The need for Economy. Whatever fiscal opinions they might hold he thought they could All take credit for sharing the desire to do what was fair and just to All parties and All Australia. Cheers one great responsibility resting on them was to take care there was no extravagant expenditure. While they should spend All that was reasonably necessary for developing the Commonwealth they must see there was nothing in the Way of extravagance. If they did anything to put any state in a critical financial position the latter might regard them As enemies rather than friends. It was when they had a Large surplus that they had to be parti Cularik careful As it was then much harder to say no than when funds were Low. However they did not say no consideration for states treasurers. They would not place the states in such i position that they would have to propose fresh taxation or drastic retrenchment. He had been in a position of not having much to spend and therefore could assure Hon. Members that his sympathy was entirely with the state treasurers and anything he could do to relieve their necessities would be done. The Commonwealth it must be remembered had no Revenue of its own. Another grave res resting on them was As regarded the Mode in which they framed the Tariff As they were bound to try and give Hack to each state about is much As it would have received if Fede ration had not taken place. In addition to that there was also the question of pro Viding for the new expenditure. Whatever Tariff they might pass might not realize their expenditure and whatever views they night hold they must he extremely careful they did not do anything to endanger the solvency of any of the states As the sol Vency of the Commonweal i depended on the solvency of the states. The common wealth had taken Over the states most important source of Revenue in taking Over the customs and it was their Bounden duty to do everything they possibly could to pre serve their solvency. Financial position of the Commonwealth. At any time to expound the treasurer s proposals was not an ea3y task but Hon. Members would realize that now they had to Deal with not one _ but six different states and the fullest information was necessary to sex main their positions. With re Gard to the Commonwealth he intended to make a Plain simple statement with re Gard to the financial position. He did not claim to be an accountant but he wished to make tie accounts so Clear and simple that any member could easily understand them at any time. Hear hear there might be a few slight mistakes in the figures but he thought As a whole they would be found accurate. There had been no unnecessary delay in bringing the subject Forward As the statisticians of the Treasury and the customs officers had been kept continually at work. He wished to particularly thank the collectors of customs especially or. Sparks for their assistance. All sorts of reports had got abroad with regard to what was promised. Expenditure. Lac customs Branch. He would like to refer first of All to the condition of the expenditure. In 1895-96 the customs expenditure of the states was �247,000 in 1900 it was �261,000 at the Date of Transfer it stood at �200,000 and the estimates for 1u0k were �260,001. They had made a comparison Between the state expenditure and tie Commonwealth proposed expenditure. They had arrived at that b taking the salaries and allowances and contingencies. To Jerk had been an in crease to tie Date of Transfer of �13,000, but the Commonwealth increase Only amounted to �376. The Post office. So far As the Post office was concerned in 1895 the expenditure was �2,036,000 and in 1900 it was �2,305,000. At the Date of Transfer it stood at �2,332,000, and the amount for 1901 ran to �2,313,000. The in crease to the time of Transfer was �296,000, and the Larga increase in receipts justified the proposed increase in the expenditure of �11,000 in that department. The defence department startling figures. Of they turned to the defence depart ment they would find figures which would startle them. In 1895 the expenditure was �522,000, and in 1901 �811,000. The estimated Commonwealth expenditure was �882,000. An Hob. Member Independent of Contin gents the treasurer the Commonwealth had nothing whatever to do with tie Contin gents. The increase at the Date of Transfer was �371,000, when the total ran to �893,000, and there had been a decrease of �11,000 under the Commonwealth. The great increase took place during the last two years. In new South Vales it was �90,000 Victoria �120,000 Queensland �90,000 South Australia �36,000 Wes Tern Australia �15,000 and Tasmania �2,000. That made a total of �371,000. In the item of ammunition there had been a saving of �16,000, though the minister of defence had secured the same amount of a munition. Military demands resisted. Expense has gone up by leaps and Bounds and he thought the time had come when they should consider whether the Commonwealth could Bear the great Strain put on it by the de Fence department. Had he Given Way to the demands of the military authorities the Esti mates would have been bigger. The expend 1 future on Rifle clubs had been Large. All j the circumstances of the defence depart ment must be taken into consideration and it. Roust be seen whether savings could not k made in some other direction. Travelling allowances. The expenditure on travel must be reduced and it must be seen whether a reduction could not be made in the heavy item of allowances. In the defence depart ment there would be a saving of �11,000, and in the Post office an increase of �10,484. On the whole there had been a reduction of �145. State and Commonwealth expenditure. Comparing the expenditure proposed by the government with the actual expenditure ? of last year it would be found that in the customs the expenditure in 1900 was �257,000, and this had been increased to �260,000. In the defence department the expenditure was �782,000, which had been increased to �882,000. In the Post office there was an increase of �37,456. The total proposed increases on the actual expenditure amounted to �107,914. Out of that amount �28,000 re presented increases which officers were entitled to by Law. New items of expenditure a Public works department had been established and it was hoped that this would be a saving to the states. The sum of �3,000 had been expended in connection with choosing the site of the Federal Capi Tal and �7,000 for payment to the various railways commissioners for the travelling expenses of members attending Melbourne and also for passes to their wives for the direct journey. An amount of �2,000 had been provided to cover the Cost of the valuations of the transferred services. A sum of �500 was set Down for providing a memorial at Corowa in commemoration of the establishment of the first federation league. The government a also to provide for the officers connected Wilh the supreme court. In his own Del apartment lie had Cut Down everything As Low As he could. Estimated Revenue. From customs dutie3 with regard to the Revenue which was expected to be derived the estimates had been based on 1899-1900, not 1900-1901. In 1899 the Oversea dutie3 yielded 34 millions and in Moo they were 41 millions. In 1s99 the imports were a millions out of in Iii tie Revenue from interstate duties totalled 29 millions. In 1890 the total Revenue was 09 millions out of which the interstate duties were 41 millions. It was anticipated that in a Normal year the imports from Oversea would amount to �34,500,000. The Ellet of federation. It was estimated that the effect of Fede ration would be to reduce the imports by about five millions but other items would reduce the amount to 21 millions and that would be the amount which would be raised by taxation. The government realized that they must try to give Back the states As much As they got in 1900. The total Revenue derived from customs and excise was in new South Wales �1,735,621 Victoria �2,267,141 Queensland �1,605,354 South Australia �643,075 tas Lama �443,120 Western Australia �933,716. There would be great interstate Competition Between the various manufacturers. New South Wales would get a Large increase from the operation of the uniform duties and he hoped the Money would be put to Good use. Hear hear in 1899 new South Wales collected by the new interstate Tariff �141,001 Victoria �j59,000 Queensland. �14,400 South Australia �89,679 Tasmania �76,829 and Western Australia �25,000, or a total of �1,066,297, whilst the total duty on foreign goods came to �5,456,035. In respect to Oversea duties it was a moot Point who paid them but in respect to interstate duties the people kept the Money in their own pockets. Whilst a great Deal had been talked about federa Tion few of them had thought of the Sac Rifice which would be involved if on the re venue items the people of the common wealth had to pay a Little More. It must be recollected that there was a set off in the savings. Customs and excise expectations. The total customs and excise Revenue in 1899 amounted to �7,437,000, and in 1900 it went up to �7,762,000, while for 1901 the total was �8,152,000. From the customs the government expected to get �7,388,000 and from excise �1,554,000, or a total of �8,942,000. In new South Wales the items were customs �2,679,916 excise �549,531 total �3,229,448. This was �2 7s. 9d. Ner head and the percentage to the total was 30.11. In 1899 the Revenue from customs and excise in new South Wales was �1,667,704, and in 1900 �1,785,781. In Victoria customs Revenue was estimated at �2.112,819, and excise at �502,000 total �2,613,366, or �2 3s. 6.r per head. The Queensland Revenue was Cus Toms �1,134.383 excise �219,664 total �1,354,047. Regarding South Australia the figures were customs �569,223 excise �114,870 total. �684,093. In Tasmania the items were customs. �295,433 excise �58,006 total �353,439. State gains and losses. New South Wales would gain �1,443,667 Victoria �270,881 South Australia �45,089. Queensland would lose �207,439 Tasmania �135.712 and Western austra Lia �230,738. Tie total gains would be �1,759,637, and the losses �579,889, or an increase Over the Revenue of 1900 of �1,179,748. Revenue from each state. The estimated Revenue in each state was As follows new South Wales Cus Toms and excise �2,360,000 Post and Telegraph �868,000 and de Fence �5,000. ? the transferred expenditure came to �1,203,969 and the other expenditure to �106,530, leaving a balance of �1,922,491. Effect on different states. New South Wales Victoria and South Australia were practically safeguarded but respecting Tasmania and Queensland no protective Tariff could safeguard those states. If Queensland and Tasmania asked for it the Commonwealth was bound to assist them in tiding them Over the Early years of federation. Special help for Queensland and tas Queensland there was a Reserve of taxation but in Tasmania they had exhausted nearly every source of Revenue. It had been suggested Liat the common wealth should take Over a certain amount of the Public debt of the Island and the Only other Mode he knew of was that they should Advance a certain sum to Tasmania for three to five years with repayment Over an extended period without interest. He thought that the Commonwealth should help both Queensland and Tasmania to tide Over the difficulty. It was the mis Fortune and not the fault of these states that they had been placed in Tho position in which they had. Details of postal Revenue in the postmaster general s department it was estimated that new South Wales would receive �s68,000 Victoria �545,000 Queensland �316,000 South Australia �271.000 Western Australia �215,400 and Tasmania �102,350. This include tattoos a s for the full year. Laughter the total estimated Revenue from tie Post and Telegraph department totalled �2,317,750. A Quarter of the net customs and excise Revenue would amount to �1,937,000, and after allowing for the expenditure of �1,423,000 the Commonwealth was �510,930 to the Good. Relations with the states. At least three quarters of what the of cites would have received must be returned to them. The amount which had to provided out of customs and excise i ao1 ofis Urta ref the net customs and excise Revenue was �1,937,408. The new expenditure under federation this year was �204,941, exclusive of �7,000 for payment for railway Carriage of Federal members and g37,150 made up of election and similar expenses. It was Esti mated during the convention teat the total new expenditure would be �300,000 per an num but the government would make a fair Effort to keep it Well under that total How new works will be paid for. Many wooden and Iron buildings had been constructed out of Loans in the states during the past. The government thought thay should be charged against Revenue. It should be the duty of the states not to in Sist on the erection of Public buildings Here there and everywhere. When they knew they would be charged for them out of their Revenue they would be More guarded in their demands. _ As re Gards Large permanent Public works and expenditure in connection with defence they would be fairly charge Able against the Commonwealth. Any Large expenditure could hardly be expected to be met by the states though Ordinary works would be charged against Revenue. A Large expenditure would have to take place on telephones but it was not proposed to charge it against the Revenue for the year. He had Given the fullest possible information in the papers with regard to new works. The states would not be allowed to do any work the Commonwealth should do. Loan expenditure. As regarded loan expenditure they had not in any shape or form endeavoured to Ive an equivalent amount to each state. They had considered what they thought would be a fair amount for each state. The schedules however might be varied when they were introduced. New Post offices. They proposed to expend for new Post offices in new South Wales �256,000 Vic Toria. �150,000 Queensland �107,000 South Australia �60,000 Western Australia �51,000 Tasmania �45,000 a total of �085,000. Expenditure on military armament. In touching upon the Dejunc depart ment expenditure they proposed to ask the House to give them �100,000 for 20,000 new Magazine rifles while for the Purchase of Kiel guns new South Wales would be Al Lowed �10,000 Victoria �22,000 Western Awta Alia �6,000 and Tasmania �6,000. The total defence expenditure would be �152,000, which with the expenditure for the department of Home affairs would bring the total to �171,695. Waiting for tie military commandant. Personally while he would like to Cut Down the defence expenditure to the lowest possible Point he did not think it would be fair to take any Steps in that direction till the new commandant Lead been appointed so that they could have the Benefit of his views and experience. Hear hear he did not think the capital and interest should be charged to the Commonweal Lii with regard to defence As it was different to the postal question. Minor considerations. Officers salaries. There were a number of minor items of expenditure for which he had made no pro vision. Thus he had not provided for the Money which would be required for the in vent of officers salaries increased either under a Bill not yet Law and also for the increases of state officers salaries since those officers had been transferred to the Commonwealth. Mutuality of rates and taxes. He had also left out the question of pay ment of rates and taxes. The states could not rate the Commonwealth and tie Commonwealth could not rate the states and they would have to make some Mutual arrangement later on. Certain bonuses necessary. It would also be necessary to provide for certain agricultural and other bonuses. Those however he had not included. The Federal capital. They had to Deal with the question of the capital. That was not Likely to need provision in this year s expenditure but he personally would be glad to see the bar gain As to its establishment carried out As Early As possible. Cheers the Northern territory and new Guinea. There was another new expenditure they would have to face and that was in connection with the Northern territory. They would also probably soon in taking Over control of new Guinea and that would mean a further expenditure of �22,000. Other Small items. He did not propose to touch on the pro Perty question but there would have to be some new arrangement with regard to naval matters. They might also have to provide a Large amount for armament. Tie govern ment had practically abolished the system of allowances and the increase in this re Spect on the new service was very Small but under the transferred services the total ran to �28,287. No new officers would be appointed outside the service without Spe Cial Sanction and it was intended to keep Down the working expenses to the lowest Point. There would be some unexpected expenses to meet. In the first instance it was never thought that the governor Gene ral would have two residences to maintain. In the state of new South Wales something Over �3,000 had been provided for the Pur pose but a proposal that Victoria should pay a proportionate amount was not entertained by the victorian state parliament As it was Felt that the matter was one the Commonwealth should steal with. A hmm would be proposed which he hoped would be fair and equitable. Transferred expenditure. It was very difficult to determine which was transferred expenditure and which was other . Representative Reid there is an officer who is getting �1 a Day allowances Al though he has been out of tie service for some years. Will you justify that the treasurer the prime minister would be Able to answer that. The bookkeeping system. He objected strongly to the bookkeeping system and thought they should have one uniform system and one pocket so that they would know exactly where they were financially. Borrowing. Caution recommended. He intended to ask for authority to Bor Row �1,000,000. The government proposed to have a 1 per cent sinking fund in connection with it hear hear and he thou Crit Thev might be Able to buy up Stock in a Way similar to a method Wii Idi Jiacik been advantageously Practised by Victoria. He had however a Strong conviction that it was not Wise to Rush loan expenditure at the present time. Hear hear therefore he Only proposed at present to put half the amount on the Market. Consolidation of Loans. Referring to the question of the Consoli Dation of Loans the Only manner of con version which he found practicable was when they were nearly falling duo. Holders of Long dated Stock always required a full equivalent for what they were giving. It would never do for them to enter into any conversion at the present time by which they would largely increase the debt. A Gold Reserve. It had been suggested that they should establish a Gold Reserve As in Canada and that on its face seemed a map proposal. Lie however recognised Liat tie conditions were Dif Ferent and he was not going to Rufh into any scheme of the kind. He did not know whether tie practice would work out Well but he bad sent to Canada for the fullest information on the question. He was not going to say that the scheme was not a Good one but it would be necessary to con Sider it with the utmost care. They must be very certain of their ground before they made a trial. Personally he was favourably impressed with tie idea. Conclusion no Nan set out As nearly As possible tie expenditure showing the total Cost of each department. The items gave a comparison As Between the Cost at the time of Transfer and the new expenditure. He did not think it necessary to refer an any detail to them As members could see the. Items for them selves. He had to thank Hon. Members for the attention with which they Hul listened to tie dry details he Haa been compelled to place before them but it was absolutely necessary Liat they should be stated for the information of Hon. Members. It was Well also that the states should know what the Commonwealth proposed to do with their Money. He thought there was every Prospect of the estimate set Forth being realized. He trusted they would have Good seasons and he believed tie expenditure could be considerably reduced in some of the principal items. He trusted also that Hon. Meal bars would carefully consider the ques Tion As far As tie financial aspect was concerned. Whatever state they represented he believed they would try to do what was fair to All Good times ahead. No doubt Good times were ahead As they had passed through their worst years and were once again on the Road to Prosperity. They hoped also that under the imposition of uniform duties the Commonwealth would flourish. He further trusted they would All Deal with the question in an impartial spirit and that the financial statement which it had been his honour to place be fore the chamber and the people of the Commonwealth might prove acceptable to members and those they represented. Cheers representative King Ston s speech. Revenue �9,000,000. To extremes. Interstate free Trade established. The minister of customs represent Akiva Kingston on rising at 5.30 was received with cheers. He said he Felt the responsibility of his position very greatly. He had heard it said they should adjourn but to intended to continue. He paid a tribute to the work done by the customs officers in the preparation of the Tariff. He pointed out Liat for years and years they had struggled for federation. Why so that the fiscal barriers which had so Long Del cd these states should be removed. For How Many years had they struggled in Liat work Many there were who joined in tie struggle who were no longer there. They lived however in memory. That the moment inter colonial free Trade was established. Hear hear it was their duty in the interest of the Commonwealth to interpret the Public will As Best they might and believing that will was unanimous in favour of the course they had pursued they had taken Tho responsibility of initiating free Trade Between the states from that Day. Applause they could look with us greatest Confidence to the people and j in i Ament to confirm their action. an Hon member first instalment or free Trade. The minister of customs did not propose to indulge in too much detail and a consideration of the items could come later instructions had gone out to col Lect the Federal Tariff from that moment. Free Trade was with them opposition cheers free Trade among the people of the states under conditions in together different to the free Trade which he knew some members advocated lit was determined if possible not to import into the debate any matter which might involve discussion at that stage on Points on which they might be divided. The govern ment knew what their duties were. They had been declared in Public by the l ring minister and supported by the people As a whole. They were there and their ninja my was there. Hear hear if there were Aii doubt on the question As to whether a. Ralia had spoken on the Barton fiscal policy lot it be determined at once. Hear hear they fully recognised Liat at this Lime in their history neither free trader nor protectionist could have his own Tariff. It waa a Compromise Tariff giving at the same time effect to the government policy accepted by Tho i Soplu who sent them them at Maitland it was stated that about �8,300,000 Revenue would lie required and the prime minister there clearly stated that where there were industries of special magnitude and import tree he would not dream of destroying them As might a done under a fiscal Tariff such As some icon. Members advocated. States right under the Revenue they had to preserve tie solvency of the states and to keep Faith with the states and federation had been established on the understanding Tirac they would be so protected and to licit right to the redemption of that Promise continued unabated to that Day. He had the greatest Conli Dence that under the Tariff proposed the states within the four Comers of tiie Commonwealth would have everything to Hopu for and nothing to fear. They would Bable to Copo with any difficulty that might arise. They might Divide Protection into two Lead As relating to existing and future industries. The less of the former would mean Gravo injury to the states but they stood in a different position As regarded future industries. Revenue production and existing and future industries had All received consideration under the Tariff. Hear hear there could be no extremes. Representative Reid what do you mean by new industries the minister of customs meant exactly what he said. He claimed the Courtesy of the House when making an important statement. There would be no extremes a regards Revenue or Protection in any one. Line. They stood in the position that they were bound to give fair attention to both. The first consideration was Revenue but Protection to existing industries Mutt also accompany it. He hoped lion., members would be delighted with the treasurer s statement. As re Gards the estimates of expenditure during the coming year As to which they had heard so Many gloomy forebodings and unfounded criticisms lie had from the h St regarded the bookkeeping provisions a objectionable and he now Felt much stronger on the Point As their working in connection with tie framing of the Tarlit was an absolute monstrosity. They lad had to struggle under the most distressing conditions for the purpose of giving to each state what it wan Rcd. The different re sults obtained by the slates under different customs systems had greatly increased their difficulties. Two or three states would Pil Fer particularly Queensland and Tasmania but he trusted to their resources to bring them through All right. The former to Cul arly had magnificent resources whim Tasmania was in the Happy position of his ing a surplus. The had resolved to Raisa Money to the limit of �9,000.000. Taxing imports. In raising that Money they had to con Sider what was the net amount of foreign imports they could tax. After tie most careful computation they had arrived at the conclusion that 34 millions of foreign us would be available for taxation. Hitherto the total amount of foreign and interstate imports taxable was 63 millions but by Tatj act of that Day they had abolished 29 Mil Lions from the Range of Federal taxation As interstate goods were free. ? hear hair they therefore had to raise 9 of Only 34 millions of imports though previously a less sum had been raised on 63 Mil Lions of imports. With the larger Revenue which had to be made up they must not l c surprised that some of the duties should he raised. He would say that the of re Ament were not Groin to carry out. Iha View of some Hon. Members who were in favour of a drag net clause after every other sort of tax had been resorted to. An Hon. Member that is the True re venue policy. Tho minister of customs said their principles were not True if the drag met proposals were in their scheme. They hoped to discriminate in making a �600,000 Refl list. They would have no drag not but would Frame their Tariff in Plain lion Csc principles. An Hon. Member we have heard thai before that is the age the minister of customs they had heard it said thut they had the age la Lind them but to the member who said that he would say that he was behind Tho age. Laughter the Revenue producers. After the deduction of �s,000,000, which had been alluded to they had �2tj,0u0, him to get a Revenue from. From that Bull they intended to deduct �5,000,0 10, As tiie Tariff would stimulate industries and most of the goods now coming from abroad would be made locally. He looked with great Hopes to the effect of tie Chajie now being made As the enlarged

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