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Adelaide South Australian Register (Newspaper) - February 1, 1901, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia the late Queen Rar Scab Makant Tec to Raki received Jaa Oary 31 10 pjn.1 honouring her memory. ? o a splendid cortege. i innit 3ft. The Lonam Means at Kimberley the Diamond Field Centre in Cape Colon Hare been holding services in memory of the late Queen Victoria daily since her majesty s death. The in Neil in t-n-1nti it Haan in of a Tanana a to necessitate Pic m. Over jul vow regular troops Ana i Usu Touminen 10 Une lib route. Major general Arthur Macarthur. Who is in command of the United states forces in the philippine islands will honour her majesty s memory in a signal manner. On saturday the Day of the Queen s funeral All his troops except the necessary guards for garrisons and lines of communication will be free from military duty. Guns will fire a Salute every half hour Between Sunrise and Sundown when 45 rounds will be fired As a Salute to the Union Jack. London january 31. The Earl of Rosebery in an address yesterday before the members of the Royal scottish corporation gave utterance to a touching Eulogy of Queen Victoria. He remarked that her majesty s life and conduct clearly showed that she realized that the essential dignity of the throne rested upon the dignity inseparable from a supreme example of personal goodness. The Royal colonial Institute and the British Empire league Hare adopted addresses of condolence and congratulation to the King. Western australian Tele Gap lists. Troubles ended. Perth Kannarr 31. Hie trouble in toe Telegraph department in soon econ with the establishment of the Telegraph lists am action terminated to Dar. A denotation from the Asci axiom a granted a conference Wim to mini Ster the outcome of which was wholly sat a a Etory to All parties. The association u now recognised by the government and the minister its Given an that every recommendation for the Transfer of officers shall be Given the fullest consideration by the minister and that no such Transfer shall be made with a View to interfering with the bassinets of be association new South Wales Revenue. Sydney. January 3l the consolidated Revenue for january was �83,66. An increase of �3\s3ls com pared with january of hut year. The Prin Cipal increase was ��l660 in the railways but there were additions in stamp and land tax amounting to �x2flo0. Land re ceipts1 decreased by �15.772. The Revenue Cor the first seven months of the financial Yacc amounted to �sl5s0l5a3l an increase compared with the corresponding period of the previous year of �300,015. The total receipts of ens Toms and excise for Jarau by amounted to �111,499. Order of the procession. London. January 3l an Anny order issued last evening from Whitehall directs that the order of the funeral procession in London on saturday shall be As Fol lows officer of feul Narten staff. Sands of none guards and second life guards paring Beethoven s and Chopin s funeral marches Only. Detachment of Rifle Volunteer. Yeomanry cavalry. Colonial corp. 25 officers and 100 men from Sho Raiffe detachment of militia. Honourable artillery company of London. Departmental corps. 20 officers representative of Indian army. 600 infantry. 400 foot guards. 100 Royal engineers. 100 Garrison artillery. Battery of Field artillery. Battery of hone artillery. Three squadrons of cavalry of the line. Detachment of household cavalry. 500 Royal Marine and Blu jackets. Head quarters staff. Foreign military attaches. Bands of the marines guards Engineer and artillery. Queen s aides de Camp gun Carriage with coffin containing Queen ate de Camp and Equer Ries. The Queen s body add Equer Ries. Covered with a White Satin and Gold flowered pail surmounted by the Imperial Crown. The chief Mourner a Jug Edward. Hie emperor William of Germany. Other Royal mourners. Reigning sovereigns and princes of the blood Royal. Escort of 100 household cavalry. Lord Roberts. Commander Inch of of the British army has the whole of the proceedings under hi3 control and major general Reginald Polc Carew is responsible for the military arrangements. The numerous club buildings in London Are to Day lavishly decorated with varying shades of purple and the owners and occupiers of houses along the route of the procession Are sparing no expenditure or trouble to increase the magnificence of the pageant. King Carlos of Portugal. King George of Greece and King Leopold of Belgium arrived in England yesterday. As already announced the funeral procession will leave Victoria station at 11 o clock in the morning and proceed along Buckingham Palace Road past the Palace through the mall around st James s Palace and past Marlborough House and along st James s Street to Picc Adfus. The cortege will then enter Hyde Park passing the Apsey Gate near Apsley House and emerge from the Park through die Marble Arch into Edgware Road proceeding by Boundary Road and Praed Street to Paddington station. Invalided members of the australasian. Canadian and South african Mili tary contingents now in England will be allotted seats from which they will be Able to witness the funeral cortege. The Kaiser and great Britain. London january 30. A rain newspapers ascribe the Anglo German entente to the Kaiser s recognition of the need of British support until the completion of the Ger Man Navy. ?. The illness of the Duke of York London january 30. Me vase of org no is a in Odorne suffering from an attack of Ger Man measles. Is now officially reported to be progressing satisfactorily. London january 31. A medical bulletin issued last evening states that the attack of measles which prostrated the Duke of York is very severe causing him much sleeplessness and bodily discomfort he b making fair Progress. The late Queen and the army. To and in 31 Jung Tawara in a Carie message to lord Kitchener a Day or two ago remarked one of the Queen s last enquiries was after die welfare of yourself and your Gallant army in the Isle of wig Iti. London january 31. Ai Jiuu Muir ilium a Sogrue Loose to the seaport of Cowes. Isle of Wight on Friday will necessarily be Ess elaborate than that arranged to take place in London next Day. It will be of a solemnly impressive and grand character. The Queen s Ilish land Pines a Nini a in font in gun Carriage conveying the coffin which will be escorted by Grenadier guards. King Edward the emperor William the Queen Alexandra and the Royal princesses will follow the remains. The Only other persons in the procession will be the countess of Lytton lady of the bedchamber since 1803 the Hon. Harriet a pc Phipps. Woman of the bedchamber to the Queen formerly a maid of honour and major general sir John Carstairs Max eau. Querry to hex majesty since 1st4. Admiral sir my Noel calme sey Turnr. Bart first and principal aided Camp to the Queen since 18j�. And font other naval aides de Camp will accompany the coffin on Board the Royal yacht Alberta. King Edward Queen Alexandra the emperor William and members of the Royal family win proceed to the Mainland in the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert. Western australian politics. Probable ministerial changes. Perth. Tannart 31 i lie Complete returns for the Central pro. Voice election Are not yet to hand. So far the figures Are Ottren ministerial is. 107 l Xvi for win tar inn Lut it. Figures to come in of Likely to affect the remit. Very Little interest was taken in the election and the poll was ridiculously Small. It u rumoured and generally believed in the City that or. Throssell has been offered the premiership and has declined it. It u also stated that or. Lefroy will b. Appointed agent general in London in Soncea won to sir Edward Wilt Noom in june next and that or. Mcran will succeed or. Lefroy As minister of mines or. F. H. Piesse late minister of railways is spoken of As sir John Forrest is successor in the premiership. Trouble China. By submarine Telegraph. Received january 3l 10 pin London january 3l unt Nese officials assert that Russia ban intimated that she will require an indemnity of 30,000,000 tails Abbot �400.000 for restoring Mam Hurla to Nina. They also say that general count von Waldersee on behalf of Germany demands the payment of 5,000,000 tales about �700,000 As com sensation for. The murder of Baron von to Zetteler the late German ambassador it Pekin. While a Quantity of chinese gun powder was being destroyed at Shan it Aikton yesterday an unexpected explosion occurred causing disastrous results. Forty japanese soldiers were killed and two British soldiers were injured. Mutiny at st. Helena. London. January 3l advices from st Helena describe a trouble which occurred with a body of West Africa coloured troops who form portion of Thi Barri Tenn new that Large numbers of Boer prisoners of War Are confined on the Island. Owing to a quarrel which arose be tween them and a party of British Blu jackets the West indians sent themselves in the Barracks placed the building in a state of siege and declared they would kill any one who dared to come near it finally under the threat that the Barracks would be bombarded with artillery and Rifle fire from companies of the Gloucestershire regiment the mutineers gave up their arms and surrendered. New South Wales. Set Ives 31. William Heron Woodfail who was arrested in Queensland last week on a charge of Laving absconded from the Grenfell Branch of the Union Bank with �4,100, arrived under police escort from the nor Thern Colony this morning. He was charged at the water Pochee court and remanded. Accused u described As a native of Victoria 26 Yean of age. A private Cable message received to Day contained the information that the barque Collessie bound from Glasgow to Sydney had put into Falmouth badly damaged. The vessel left Glasgow on december 1 with a general cargo. The australian workers Union has addressed a communication to the Pastora life Union asking for a conference be tween the two bodies to fix the rates of wages for various kinds of labour and to Deal with nne Points in the shearing agree ment. The. Letter. Added that unless the Union got an Assurance within a week of the Reade of the pastoralist Union to meet in conference the workers Union would constrained to 6x rates and draft an agreement. The Council of the Pastora lists Union has replied to the effect that there is no necessity for a conference As the pastoralist Union could make no distinction Between unionists and nonunion its when engaging men. The driven at the Stockton pit new Castle recently demanded an Advance of 6d. Per Day which the manager refused on the ground that the Raus paid were those rating in the District. In consequence 300 men Nave gone on strike. Broken Hill january 31. A return prepared by sub inv sector tra Vel of children enrolled in private schools on he Barrier show tha there Are 13 of there school with 1,676 names on the Roll and an average attendance of 1,325. Schools under the control of the roman Catholic Church Are responsible for 1,181 children. At the last meeting of the local Branch of the ., eight new members were elected and 2s candidates were proposed. Western Australia. Perth. Kannarr 3l the dispute arising out of the govern ment deducting half a Day s pay from the to Flenniken at the Fremantle workshops on the Day following the Queen s death has been settled by the. Government Cree Injo to pay As Suil. A Federal shooting trophy. Brisbane. January 31. The Queensland Rifle association to Day discussed the question of a Federal trophy to rep Bee that presented by or. Joan Mcgregor of Melbourne Ana finally won by Queensland in 1399. Some gentlemen interested in shooting were it was stated willing to Kuba Cribe towards a trophy to be provided by Queensland for Competition among teams representing the various states on the same conditions As before the trophy to become the property of the state scoring most wins during 12 years. It was decided to invite other subscriptions for the trophy. Surveying uncharted Waters. By Livy. Kannarr 3t. . Penguin returned to Day alter a nine months surveying cruise of the or Thern and North Wes Era coasts of austra Lia. It is calculated that 4,000 Square Miles was sounded. Near the Recherche is lands off Esperance Bay new Aras Dan cers Tome in the track of vessels were Dis covered and Between thursday Island Aad pro Ore. Out of nine reported dangers five wire found to exist. Victoria. Melbourne. Kannarr 3l at the meeting of the metropolitan Board of Worts next tuesday authority will lie asked by the finance committee for the flotation of a loan of �900,000 bearing interest at 31 per cent with the currency of 33 years. The Money i wanted for water Supply purposes. Capt. Goliard harbormaster at Geelong while visiting die barque Buckingham yesterday tripped and fail heavily receiving a compound fracture of the left and other injuries which will place him on the sick list for a couple of months. A fatal mishap. Brisbane. Tania re 31. A Man named i Acarter Obue in pm Oxford hotel Brisbane to night made disparaging remarks with reference to the band of Crape which the Lessee was Wear ing on account of the death of the Queen. It is alleged Aat the Lessee ejected Lia Mariby to fell to tic pavement and was picked up unconscious. He died Boon after wards. Natal London january 31. Col sir h. E. Mccallum who held the office of governor of newfound land has been transferred to his new appointment As governor of Natal. The Transvaal Campaign. By submarine Telegraph received january 3l 10 pjn.1 fight near Carolina. London. January 30. Majoe general Smili Dorrien with his mounted column has dispersed a considerable Force of Boers who bad assembled around Carolina a town in the Lidenburg District of the Transvaal. The British lost 4 killed and is wounded. Another Battle with de wet. London january 30. Major general Charles Knox is engaging general Christian de wet s commandos in country 40 Miles North of tha Banchu in the Orange River Colony. The wily Boer Leader after crossing the railway near Venters Burg i few Days ago and pretending to move westwards suddenly turned ? to the southwards a crossed the Hue and was making for Cape Colony when i Fox intercepted him. Raids on mixes. Louden january -0. A body of Boers Cut Rcd , situated 13 Miles South cast of Johan Nesburg yesterday and did some damage to the Modder Fouteen nud Yau Ryn mines. Their expedition however was very unsatisfactory to themselves for the British troop in the Neighbour Hood succeeded in capturing command ant morals and two Burchers. The Southern raids. London january 30. Fifteen men or the Imperial Yeo Manry have had a hot and Brilliant Little encounter with 40 Boers in the Rogg Eveld mountains in the South West of Cape Colony. The britishers were attacked in the Gamma a pass but gave such a Good account of them selves that the enemy at last took to flight moving in the direction of Cal Vinia. Several Boers were killed or wounded. Murder of a peace envoy. London january 31. The British commissioner at Kroon stud has obtained the confirmatory Evi Dence of an Eye witness to the report that de wet behaved like a Savage to wards a t ree Stater who desired to in Duce him to surrender. The envoy Morga Daal went to de wet s Laager As an accredited Delegate of the Cen trial peace committee at Kronstad. He was arrested and cruelly Sambok de by commandant Kroneman. De wet afterwards ordered that Morgan Daal should be put to death As a Trai Tor and Kroneman shot him without a trial. The australians. London. January so private Verdon of the Queensland bushmen has succumbed to dysentery at Pretoria. Course of the War. Guerilla parties. on the Bax d. From our own correspondent j Jutta a Tsuku january 4. Lena Niy the War in South Aira a Nas now entered upon a new phase a. Phase of Len Confidence and Anvi y on the part of the Boers. Any important reverse to tue a Niihau arms u out of the question Bat that i users Wilt happen and lives ret be lost is evidenced by the recent mis Fortune to Clements column at la gales Inorg resulting in the burial of 83 Kritch bodies on the Field and the arrival of 196 rounded in Pretoria. Detached pets axe sting captured convoys destroyed at intervals everywhere but the final remit of the War is in no Wue affected by three happenings. We Are not now fighting a nation buoyed up by Hope of Success but we arc grappling with scattered Bogie of men racing War. Not for a Hope newly lost inde Eudece bus with the of Erie to do a much damage to the conquerors As they me buy can. Now to Cope with a foe sub u this the heavy irresistible machinery of regular warfare is useless and the yet eau now being adopted by lord kit Cacner u the Only solution of the difficulty. Large bodies of men with mules of cumbrous transport have Given War to ? Mobile he Les of mounted regulars and irregulars living on the country As the Boers live lighting not to Fain and hold positions but to keep the foe continually on the move and dishearten them by nights of unrest and Days of unexpected at tack. Throughout All the Fco Uca african colonies Are daring posters pasted up calling for recruit for innumerable irregular corps. Gradually too the lists till up and with just the sort of men to prosecute the War As i Mutt now be prosecuted. Uit Landers Bopes of return to the Rand have thrown in their lot in the ranks and toe Stern hand of rut Sileas repression will Toon make itself Felt. Suspected farms trill remorse Casidy be Burnt Stock driven from peaceful Homestead men expecting no mercy will meet those giving none. We May expect a few months of the Grimm est of guerilla warfare Bat from in very Grimness will be to n peace. Certainly England a difficulties in her new colonies Are now great greater perhaps than at any previous period of the War. Throughout the length and breadth of the land the pinprick of disloyalty throb alongside the deep thrusts of open enmity and Tae Poison of the former is More insidious and difficult to Deal with than the latter. In the daily press of the Cape and Naal often appear speeches of prominent men prefab tag their remarks by loud claims to loyalty and yet openly inciting the enemy to continue in a criminal life costing resistance against a tyranny non existent. To these men More than anything else is the continuance of the War due always they encourage yet never help their suppress you is a thing very needful As witness these end invasion of Cape Colony doubt Lea consequent on the holding of tue Worce Ter Congress where speakers did not scruple to advocate the restoration of their free Dom to the republics and to pronounce the British cause iniquitous and tyrannical. 1 is freely said both by sex combatants Aad those who have been prisoners in the Boer lagers tha nothing but a strict system of Pouce patrol by the More obdurate of the burghers prevents very Miny of the enemy surrendering. Such being the Case severe measures should have speedy effect on a divided foe. And certainly any measure How Ever cruel it May seem that will pot an end to the spoilage now going on will in humane. A Small party of vandals can d so much harm if their sole object is de traction u borne out by the destruction at Rie Fontein. By a Small commando of mine property said to be Worth a quartet of a million Sterling. Doubtless the request of Kitchener Foi More. Colonial troops will come As a Shock to Australia but toe request has no alarm Etc . It is merely a tribute to tie mobility of colonial troop t and a recognition of the fact that thinking men Are now required not magnificently drilled troops dependent on those who Lead them. To digress some what much has been said on the superlative Merit of colonial irregulars but australians most it Raffer from Wollen Bead in consequence. For Quick mounted work the lightly equipped irregular is undoubtedly most useful but in protracted due Dong struggles the dec Ivoe of regulars must always be a powerful Factor. The coming months of guerilla warfare Wil not be without their uses. Officers and men must be in continual touch and in each others Confidence. It is an axiom in the British army that an officer must know his men but it is an axiom More honoured in the breach than in the Obser Vance. Amongst irregulars officers will soon learn to recognise that Side is at a discount and it is the Man that counts certainly unless they do their work will be of Small account. On the civilian inhabitants of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony the continuance of the struggle brings heavy trouble. Martial Law is a necessity Bat it is a very grievous one and provocative of much discontent. Here a Johannesburg we Are All on rations. True they Are plentiful enough but the whole town has to draw at the one store and the sight of Well born women and coarse and brutal men All Kluj Etling to Gether for the be Cestaric of Hie is pitiful. It is no uncommon thing for the drawing of rations to entail a whole Day s buffeting about in the midst of unwashed hebrews and Over scented women. The object of this rationing is to prevent the smuggling of food through to the enemy As was frequently done when an unlimited food sup ply was obtainable. A further object was to coat pc foreigners to seek the food supplies being allowed them Bat this a Aizic Evrard modified ? on Strong representation nude by the different con a. Conscription or what practically amounts to that has been initiated and every Bri Tish subject in Johannesburg has been compelled to become a member of the Rand titles the town being divided into six districts and each District having its own enrolling officer and Drill instructors. In addition to the regulation of food supplies Ever resident must Lave 1 a residential Pax with an additional night pass if he nine to Tay out later than 10 . 2 a Jioie or bicycle Paw or both if he onus either or both 3niass to buy food a the of stores 4 if a member of the land Iule. A a for his weapons making a b be of Keifri of document and As they cannot be replaced except under Fine great care a to be observed for their preservation. Despite these precautions spies manage to sup in. Only the other Day one was caught masque Rading in full Gnu qom on the platform at Eiam Fontein when lord Kitchener s train was drawn up at the station. A few figures As to the present cot of living Here May interest people. The simplest of meals Cost 2s. 0j., even a cup of Tea and a few inferior cakes costing that Mudi. Fresh eggs arc cheap at 6n. Per dozen and butter at 7s. Peru. Grapes Are 3. Per lb., melons 5s. Each. The least one s Hoard and lodging can be done at is �10 a month washing extra and As a Rule it runs much higher. This is life in the towns. In the country it is far worse. Farming operations Are at a standstill and the poor Fanner however peaceably inclined can have no peace it Boer leave him alone he runs foul of the britishers and vice versa. Such a condition of misery cannot be permitted to go on and anti mentalists who talk of leniency to wards the Boers must now realize that the Only True course of kindness will be even cruel severity. In the words of a South african writer the enemy is beaten in deed yet a moment s respite allows him once More to crawl up. To the scratch. Until he has been knocked Down again and again until he can no More Rue it is foolish to talk of mercy lord Roberts at Madiera. The transport Canada arrived at Funchal on the evening of Christina. Bay. Lord Roberts who was in Good health was received Treitli nil honour Btl Portnoi a authorities. I be wan nips Ana the Ion greeted the car Ada with a Salute of 19 guns. On his lordship Landing he was most courteously received by the officials. The fort fired a general Salute and a guard of honour escorted him to the governor s Palace. The Field marshal who still wears his in a Sling was heartily cheered. there was a reception at the British Consu late where the British Community presented an address. The special correspondent of the daily Telegraph states that lord Roberts replying to the governor s address of Welcome spoke As follows i thank you Tor your kind reception. 1 feel that i ought to address you As new allies but 1 prefer to think of you As old comrades comrades who at the beginning of the Century fought Side by Side with us and who have cemented it Many a Izard Wou Battle that comradeship which has never died Between the people of the two nations though politicians have Only lately to Tho extreme satisfaction 1 Trust of both coun tries Given form to that Friendship. Never so far As i can remember have the Terri tories of Portugal Anc England been Side by Side until by the Conquest of the trans Vaal Komat poort became the ground where portuguese and English could meet As Neighbour and it gave me great plea sure to be Able to show on the occasion of his majesty the King of Portugal s birth Day. Some of that respect for Portugal which the English army has always held. Again i thank you and wish this Island and its inhabitants much Prosperity to come and 1 would ask you to respectfully convey to your Well beloved Sovereign my most Bumble duty and sincere thanks Tor the More than kind reception i have received at the hands of his subjects of Madeira the daily mail correspondent wires 1 have authority for saying Ashe matter Tiaa a Nitt Myrh info fat it in Newt that lord Roberts never committed himself to the unqualified statement that the War was practically or virtually ended. What he did nay was that the War was Over so far As the organized forces of the enemy were concerned out that Guerilus warfare the hard est of ail to Deal with still continued and would probably continue for Many months longer. Lord Roberts far from underestimating them realizes fully All the difficulties with which lord Kitchener has to con tend. He was. However grieved to learn of the great losses sustained by the British at Nooitgedacht on the occasion of the mis Lisp to Gen. Clements Force but be regards the numbers of killed and wounded How Ever As proof that the Northumberland fun Ilien the mounted infantry and the other corps engaged fought splendidly How the canadians saved their guns. The Sharp a Gnong m be \ Alley near Beji ast. On november 6, was marked by gome plucky work by general Smith Dorrien s Uina Diany. Who formed the rear guard and toiled a. Mart determined at tempt by the Boers to capture a gun. The foil Winz details of the action Are Given by a Canadian officer t the rearguard of Lieut col. Lessord consisted Only of 70ro.ral Cana Dian dragoons with a Colt gun and two guns of d Battery Royal Canadian Artil Lery and soon became most closely pressed by the enemy Boers showing themselves everywhere and coining on with the greatest determination. At 10.40 -, seeing that the baggage and infantry were at a Safe distance the rearguard began to fall Back and As they did so the Boers be came More and More aggressive but die accurate and steady fire from the guns and the bold front of the dragoons kept them at a distance. The accurate knowledge of the country and folds of the ground which the Boers have All through the War been acknowledged to them in Good Stead on this occasion for some hundreds of them taking advantage of a dip in the ground running us from the Komyati bad collected directly in rear of our rearguard and thinking their Opportunity had arrived galloped out firing wildly from their horses As they charged their object being to Cap Ture the jct. It was at this juncture that the greatest gallantry was displayed by the canadians. The pins rapidly fired some half Dosen rounds at the advancing enemy then timbered up and reined As fast As their now Thorolf Janjy tired horses Wouk allow them and two troops Royal Canadian dragoons under lieutenant cock bum and sergeant bolder covered their retirement sacrificing themselves by fighting till All those who were Mot killed or wounded were captured by an overwhelming Force. By tins action the Canadian cavalry saved the Canadian guns for die next two hours a running fight was kept up till at 1.30 . The Boers made a Mott dashing and determined Effort to secure our guns galloping to Wittfo 200 Yards of them but Only to be driven off by a Squadron of the Royal Canadian dra goons under lieutenant Turner. Just at this time the Colt gun Umoh had been doing most excellent service in covering a retirement of the Fiew runs was Arnoot surrounded by the enemy Tab Eun was in action up to die last moment and the horse is so played out that to attempt to Reth e wry gun and Carriage would. Nare been useless. So with the greatest presence of mind and coolness sergeant Holland r.c.d., who had of Aarau of the gun detached the band from the Carriage placed it under ids and mounting his none Rode off with it under a Tail of Boer bullets. The Commonwealth. Or. Barton s tour. Sydney. January 31. Or. Barton who wish or. Dealan win speak at a meeting in support of the policy of the Federal ministry in the town Hall on february 7, will take part in the. Austra Lian natives demonstration in Melbourne on february 11, and on the evening of that Day will address a meeting in the Mel Bourne town Hall. The feed iral Premier will afterwards leave for Adelaide to fulfil engagements made prior to the announce ment of the Queen s death. Date of the Federal elections. Kris axe. January 31. In consequence of the great of country included in the f Deral electorates in some of which there is no railway and Little teleo Rahic communication the Fede ral Naa been request d to Max known As soon As possible Tae diva of the polling. The Urru in ome instance win Nave to be issued several a tics prior o the election Day and they cannot be re turned for a month or six week. The Home Secretary think the polling. Holuj take place not later than the end of Marh which would allow of the return of from All electorates in the beginning of May. Sydney. January 31. Or. Barton when a to Day when the Federal elections were Likely to take place replied that if possible they would be held about the Middle of april which would Nermit of parliament meeting Early in the following month. A Good Del difficulty was being experienced owing to the diverse electoral Laws in the different state. An endeavour would , be made to a non Are for the election to be held on one Day throughout the Commonwealth. If Cut a curl not be accomplished then in the different states elections for the Senate and a he House of representatives would if pos sible take place . 2so More delay than was absolutely newest Ary would take place in the issuing of the write and completing other arrangement. Sir Wil Liam Lyne bad been entrusted with All the detail work. He was making himself acquainted with the electoral system of each state and when be had completed his investigations he would submit a scheme for the consideration of Cabinet. Conditions at the Rand. A experts Dpi Vav or. T. J. Britten manager of the Wol Hutch Good mining company a member of the Uit Lander committee has remarks the daily news recently returned from to Nan Nesburg. He say he had Contact with the administration at various Points and he can justly say that the military men in charge Are deserving of Especial Praise for Tae manner in which they Are dealing with the most difficult problems. The sanitation of the town is being Well looked after crime is kept Down with a heavy hand and on the whole Johannesburg it being governed wisely and Well. No one is allowed to inter any unoccupied House without a per Mit satisfactory to the military authorities and so stringent Are the regulation that or. Britten was unable to remove his per tonal baggage from the Gold Field hotel to the Wolhuter mine without a permit. Theoe restrictions arc in Force to prevent thieving. ? most of the looting in the past appears to have been done just before Rad just after the occupation of Johannesburg and the bad characters that abounded since Kruger opened the gaols took advantage of the change of government and a mod Deal of robbery took place. Much of the stolen property has now been recovered and property of All kinds is cow Well protected. Railway smashing is often indulged in by the Boer round the town and the railway stations Are guarded by infantry but it is impossible to guard the line every Yard of the Way and while the Boer can travel 20 or 30 Miles in a night he is bound to find some unprotected spot. It is difficult to estimate the number of people now in Johannesburg and Neighbour Hood. Many of them Are dutch who have taken the oath of neutrality and delivered no their and so Long an they obey the Laws they must be allowed to remain. At the same time no one is allowed to remain once he is justly complained of. Most of there people have Money and can afford to pay for what they want. All foodstuffs come through the director of civil sup plies and under present regulation Only the smallest quantities Are allowed to any one. The object of this is to prevent any quantities finding their Way to the enemy and no private supplies Are imported beyond those by special permit for govern ment purposes. Or. Britten old not admit that he agreed with the complaint that Many Refu gees had been privileged to return. There had been cases of Man returning because they had been employed in some military capacity and some had probably got into Johannesburg on Lake pretences but of men belonging to the irregular forces and disbanded. In Johannesburg about half would like to get away if they could secure permit for the return journey when applied for. Military exigencies would not allow of a general return of the civilian Popula Tion nor would the mines or other Busi Nesses be m a position to Start or to employ labour because of the depletion of Stock for some time to come. While such conditions prevail it would be absurd for refugees to go Bank. Thousands of tons of stores must be accumulated to anticipate the needs of a Large population and it is useless for europeans in to umber to return unto natives in Large numbers can be Avail Able to restart the Staple Industry. Some 150.000 Kaffir will be wanted and the difficulty of securing sufficient labour to keep returning refugees at work will be almost a great As the difficulty of getting no sufficient supplies. Rests Are being paid in some eases by private arrangement. Govern ment dues Are being collected As far As Pras tic Nocle arid such taxes As the poll tax Are rigidly enforced on those who remained Dur ing the War. On the question of the wages of Whites or. Britten considered that no reduction was at All Likely or even in contemplation. He bad been informed in Johannesburg by a Resdon ble mine manager that it was distinctly understood that no reduction was thought of. Regarding the mines under proclamation Only pumping is permitted. No development is allowed. Rimi any attempt at repairs is made impossible by the want of stocks Anil mining requisite. The mines Are. However., in re order and pumped in most caws Down to working Levels while As soon a Normal conditions prevail the Majo Rity of producing mines can Start work immediately Senrt Rahv Thom that were worked during the Boer Epim. Or. Britten remarked that tit lines of Yomtou Mcatam would not be considered Safe until Strong Bodie of mounted troops Are available for Wuring the country and it was by the joining of such troops by men who Crew ride and shoot and Are fit to enlist that the return of a Normal state of affairs can Best be brought about ? the Imperial troops a Dragoon assaulted by Larrikin. ? -t.ni,.T i the troop ship Britannic sailed at Day Light this morning for new zealand where the Imperial contingent will remain eight or nine Days it will visit aae iliac Ana a Remattie. John Corrie and Joseph Williams appeared at the City court to Day on a charge of having unlawfully a salted James cousins a private in the 1st Dragoon guards who arrived by the Britannic. The evidence showed that the men had a quarrel in one of the City hotels and that about Midnight while cousins was on his Way to Victoria Barracks defendants came behind him struck him on the Bead and caused a severe Scalp wound. The Bench sen the defendants to gaol for three months without giving them the option of paying a Fine. It has been arranged thai the Treatner Dalhousie. With the Indian troops Hall sail on monday for new a a. And re main there 10 or 12 Dies. A child ill treated. Sydney. Kannarr 31 an exemplary sentence was Paa esd to Day at the water police court for Ohol beat ing. Thomas o Connor aged 23, was charged with having assaulted Alvina Buchanan no is under two years of age several Neighbours testified to. The ill treat ment of the child by accused at a House in Wood Oolooloo. They had seen him wring the Little girl s ears beat her violently with us. Fast snatch her from he Mother and throw her into a Corner. The child was so cruelly used that the police were informed. They found far Black and Blue All Over Aad the medical Evidene showed that she had been shamefully i used. O Connor was sentenced to six months imprisonment. Australian Story Felise to House should be without ? Helidon spa water a hat aral Elev sodas water. Feltos concent Steft Lemon Squash ? a Par concentration of Tbs a too to by had from All dresses. Goetts. Aid twos sad spirit Lac Rabants. A Butts �. Halpa9, Wool ask a set m Arvis the new fish food. Specially. Adapted for invalids and dyspeptic a our establishment will be closed on saturday All 1uu of account of lot it Oral of her most Oba Coos majesty Victoria. P. Fostie & co., 188, Randlo Street Elaine. Open Svery Friday so Entac Nul 9 o Elsick. A. New Aust Westoby Felise the late Quel. In memorial services. ? ? Hie a temp and other ministers of tue Crown vol represent the government of Sou Aust Aba at the funeral service in memory of her late Mai est Queen Vic Toria to be held in st Peters Cathedral in saturday morning and in the afternoon ? they will officially attend at the town Nail to take part in the service arranged by the Council of churches. ?. J there has been a great run on the nip 1 in of ticket for scat at the town Ball on ? Fri Luray afternoon Aad the body of the Hall end. The dress Circle have been Ukeus up for Raer seau. Owing to the number a Keiya o be present it will. Be desirable Rory to be Early and no reserved at Tih Ould be unoccupied at ten Mirtes 10 3. Arrangement have been made torn Verfle to wines to be held at toe same Ime at Stow memorial Church and l Irie treat Wiley an Church. Brigadier general Jordon military commandant courteously inquired of the Council of Church hex wisc her it would Lite a Jarade of the military Force for tiie Ter Vicc but owing to the limited Ace available it Wes decided not o adopt the suggestion j. The general ulcer commanding a. Pitary forces has ?.ed the attendance of the commissioner of police Ana the Tolk Erskind men of the police Force As Well As that f the officer and men of if fire the military Church Parade u be yield i in saturday. Owing to Tho extra work. A hich will have to de done by the police on that Day the comm Mioner has expressed i regret that tie invitation cannot be inc cited. The commandant has Given per i own to live members of the ttys Bri Gade to Parade and he to a the l crus of commission ire represented As veil the naval forces will Parade under the command of the naval commandant. A meeting of myth out Minuter con Reed by the president was held on wednesday to consider the question of memo rial i ervice on saturday it was repro Leir that the Day worm be observed with special cac redness and solemnity Aud that a larger numbers would desire to engage in Acu of worship than could be accommodated in any one building. It was there fore resolved to open Uio three largest churches in the Mest convenient centres at 11 Aan. On saturday for the purpose of meeting this desire. The president of the conference or. Surge will conduct the service in tue Pine Street Church and the brass band of the we Adelaide Mission Grill Lead the singing. At Archer Street North Adelaide a United service will be yield and a similar service will be held at Kent town the Rev. E. T. Cox presiding the Rev. J. Berry informs us that the memorial service advertised for Archer Street at 11 o clock on saturday morning has been arranged by the ministers of Brougham place Tyne Street Wellington Square Archer Street and Prospect churches most of whom will take part. Permission has been Given to e company it battalion 1st Corps to Lipold a Church Parade a All souls Church East Adelaide on sunday morning. Mem Bers of other Corpa will be welcomed. To Morrow saturday at 7 to u.m., special memorial service will the held in st. Luke s Church. Whitmore Square. Mem Bers of the congregation May bring Floral wreaths As memorial tributes. The salvation army arc among those who have been most Earnest in their expressions of sympathy at Tae death the Queen. Do sunday they conducted no fewer than 52 memorial services throughout the state of South auit Aalia their average sunday congregations numbering about 14,000. Major Birkinshaw and his Taff conducted a huge meeting in their headquarter build ing Pine Treef. Flit Lxi no saturday. In consequence of the desire of his excellency the governor and the government that All business places should close on saturday the Dav of the Roval funeral. Tue question of Ucucu Onwu Nii Culici mops can remain open until 9 o clock on Frieav evening. The Premier. Hon. F. A. Holder stated on thursday that those establishments whose closing hour on Satur Day was 1 o clock were entitled to keep pen late on Friday but As saturday was the Long Day for those who had the wednesday half Holiday they could not alter Fiat arrangement the railway authorities have decided to top All running of trains and other work in the railway on saturday morning for in minute at the time when the minute tuns will be fired and the memorial services begun at st. Peter s Cathedral. At what ver spot a train May be at 11 o clock there it will stay until 11.10 . Otherwise the Trdin Arv train service will be ran. It will be noticed by advertisement that ill the Tramway compar lies will suspend Ratific in their lines from 11 to 11.30 on saturday morning. At the request of his excellency the governor or. Harry Rickards has decided o close the. Tivoli theatre on saturday Light. The theatre Royal will also be ofed. Or. W. Litber announces that his Stab is Amenta will be closed All Day to Morrow a account of the Queen s funeral. All the in mess people at Hindmarsh Rob usually keep open on saturday a tent Tave decided to remain open on Friday till i o clock and close on. Saturday for the Nhoc of the Day. Al Dirga january 3l the Southern cricketing association out of respect to Rar late beloved Queen and the Royal Amily a postponed All Cricket fixtures or saturday the Day of the funeral the by will be observed As a role Holiday ind in memorial services will be held in he churches. ? mount Gambier january 31. It Las been agreed that All places of Busi Ness shall dose on saturday which will be observed As a Day of mourning. In the afternoon the military companies and Friendly societies will March from the town Hall to Frew Park in which feh Pous set rices will be held. In the evening there a Roll be services in most of the churches. Narra Corte january 30.-ah the laces of business will be closed on satyr Lay the Day of the late Queen s funeral n memorial and funeral services will be Tell in All the churches. Llo to of the Resi Lents Are showing their loyalty to the Irone by wearing emblems of mourning. Petersburg january 30 at a Rahelic meeting held in the town Hall this evening it was decided to request All chop be pcs in the town to show their respect o our late Queen by closing their Stab is menu on the Day of her funeral. A majority of tradesmen present agreed to to so. ? the following general order has been is to the military forces the lir Ccu that until further order officers ind warrant officers of the military forces n uniform Are to Wear mourning As pre cried by the regulations. Messages of condolence. His excellency the governor has repaved the following additional letters of con violence and resolutions of sympathy in the death of her majesty the Queen Artom the a airman of Ine Longe Gaudini Union of South Australia a Bez most respectfully to convey to your excellency the Union s profound sense of Uci pea Kable lost caused by the death of our beloved Queen ind to assure your excellency of their deep and Loyal sympathy with his majesty the King and with a the members of the from the Adelaide hebrew congregation on behalf of the jewish Community of the state of South Australia we desire to express through you our heart Felt grief at the decease of our beloved and gracious Mai est the Queen and our con Dolence and Loyal sympathy with his majesty the King and with the members of the Royal family. No religious body under her late majesty s Sway has greater reason for sorrow than her jewish subjects enjoy ing a they have during her great and Giori do reign religious Freedom and social bless Ings equally with All her people her Gradei Ous influence and example has Menefi civilly affected the religious status of jews not Daly in the British Empire Bat. Throughout the world. Through your excellency tire to congrats Luce his majesty the King upon Liis accession to the throne praying that be May enjoy a Long and prosperous reign Asau Anghis ? majesty of. The love loyalty and Devotion of the jews in Souta Australia from the president of st. Bartholomew s literary society the st Bartholomew i literary society desire through me by to your excellency an expression of the deep sorrow which is Felt by its meat i ers in View of the death of our much loved Queen. No meeting was held Bat night except for the purpose of framing the above Resolution out of respect to the me Mory of her late majesty. And i feel sure that the very Loyal feeling which prompted the Resolution will be appreciated by your excellency ? ?. From the Secretary of the Early a King Taso Datoo of 8.a. At a recent general meeting of the Early closing association the following Resolution was passed that the Early dosing association of sooth Ai Thalia joins with other Public and political bodies in expressing sympathy with the family of her late majesty1 Queen Victoria it the great loss they and the nation have stained by her death. They also desire to give expression to sincere feelings of loyalty to the new King Edward vol from the Loyal Orange institution of South Australia Loyal Vemer Lodge no. 2.- of by Bat of tee Loyal Vernerl de no. 2, Loyal Orange institution of South. Australia i beg to convey through Yon the nost Heartfelt Synk tiny of the members of tvs Lodge and i think 1 May safely say of every member of the order with the Royal family in their sad bereavement through the death of our late beloved Sovereign lady Queen Victoria. I also beg to con vey to his majesty King Edward Vii. An Assurance of our Heartiest loyalty and Devo Tion and to express uie Earnest Tope that he May be Long spared to reign Over tie Peoples of the British Empire. Irom the South australian caledonian society. The chief and Council of the South australian caledonian society express their profound Orrow at the loss which we and the whole Empire Hare Sib mined in the decease of her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria who Ever took in our native land the deepest interest. We desire to record our sympathy with the Royal family and our fealty to his Boyal Leigh nets Kuig Sidward vol from the Secretary of the Adelaide sow ing club. 1 am directed by the commit tee of the Adelaide Kowing club to re Quert you to convey to his majesty King Edward vol. And the Royal family and to accept yourself our sincere sympathy in the nation s late bereavement. We wish at the Salaic time to a Prem cur loyalty to his majesty and Trust that he May reign Long and prosperously from Toun clerk of the Hindmarsh corporation. I am directed by the Corpora Tion of the town of Liin Marsh to submit to you an expression of deep regret in re Gard to the death of our late beloved Queen x Victorm. My Council desire that in due form their condolences May be conveyed to i majesty the King and Royal family at this period of sorrow. From the District Council of Marion the putrid Council of Marion and residents in the state of South Australia deeply deplore sad news of death of our beloved Queen and request you will kindly Forward their sympathy to the King and members of the Royal family from the District Council of on Kana Ringa that this Council Forward to his excellency a expression of profound grief of its members in the lamented death of the Queen and their Assurance of deep and Loyal sympathy with Bis majesty the King and the members of the Roval family from Thi Petersburg town Council the town Council of Petersburg joins in the Universal sorrow at the loss of our Lite illustrious Queen and expresses its sin Cere sympathy with the Royal family in their bereavement the following Resolution was pasted at Petersburg that this meeting of Citi Zens of Petersburg desires to put on re Cord its deep Morrow a the death of the late Iuen Victoria and directs that a copy of this Resolution be sent to his excellency the governor respectfully request ing him to Forward the same with any Simi Lar resolutions he May be sending to eng land Melbo knt. January 31. Semi official notice Ficaj been Given that the Observance of saturday As a Day of mourning will cease at Sunset thus leaving shopkeepers free to reopen their places of business in the evening. Theatres and other places of amusement will All be rioted. Sydney january 31. Theatrical managers held another meet ing to Day at which it was decided to hold do performances on saturday. Broken Hill january 31. The broken Hill chamber of Commerce ind i he local Branch of the . Have for a raided through the governor general Mes sages of condolence with the Royal family. Under the auspice of the ministerial association a United memorial service will be yield on saturday afternoon. Surface work at the broken Hill proprietary and most of die other mines will cause it noon. After considerable deliberation this morning the chamber of Commerce decided that on saturday All shopkeepers should be requested to close their places of business from 10 . To 1 . Perth january 31. At the meeting of the executive Council to Day the member of Cabinet were re Srorn. The oath of allegiance to the King Nas administered by the administrator of the government sir Alexander Onslow. First to himself then to the members and the clerk. Proclamation of the k1xg. Ceremony in Melbourne. Linn Irv 91. The proclamation 01 King Dward Vii. Was made at noon to Day by the Lieuten it governor sir John Madden. In front of parliament House with considerable in Del. 1ik Uci Cuiyu Noa i Bucsku Vij m very Large number of spectators including representatives of parliament and. Of civic institutions consuls judges and other offi Cial persons. There was also in attendance a guard of honour consisting of 100 rank and file of the victorian regiment of the Royal australian artillery and regimental band and a choir composed of a thousand state school children. The lieutenant governor was received at the foot of the Steps of parliament House by the presi Dent of the legislative Council and. The speaker of the legislative Assembly and conducted to a temporary platform from which he read he official proclamation mis was followed by a fanfare of Trum pets to the hoisting of the Royal Standard ind the singing of god save the log. Subsequently sir John Madden held an informal levee in the Queen s Hall the whole proceeding had in it so much of ii nature of a Holiday spectacle that it clashed with the signs of mourning a presented by the hangings of Black and purple dra Peries on the facade of parliament House ind the adjoining buildings. Immediately after the proct Konof King Edward Vii. By he Lieutenan go Wernor. The Procla Mabon was read by the mayor of Melbourne from Tine Stem of tie town Lull and by the mayors of various municipalities throughout the Colony. The lieutenant governor has vent a Cable Mesag to or. Chamberlain detailing the manner in which he proclaimed Edward Vii. To Day. The Kings message to the Xavy. Sydney. January 31. Tie Kings message 10 uie Navy received by the Admiral is As follows i am desirous of expressing to. The. Navy my he rim thanks for in distinguished and renowned service a nog in a ?.� glorious reign of my beloved Mother Queen Victoria to whose throne i now succeed. Her majesty Ever proud of the great deeds of the Navy the protector. Of our chores and Commerce watched with the keenest solicitude its vast Progress during her reign and made it the profession of Ray late lamented brother As 1 also Choe it for the Early education of both my sons. Watching Over your interests and Well being i confidently rely upon that unfailing loyalty which is the proud m he Iunce of your Nobie service the Mes nage was dated from Osborne on january on each vessel of the australian Squadron the message was read to the officers and. Men by the Captain or officer commanding and the Reading was followed by Hearty cheers by the ship s company. There will not be any memorial service on the warships but the Admiral and his staff will attend the service at by. Andrew s Cathedral on saturday. The synagogue service. To die editor. Sir permit me to Correct an erroneous impress a of to the synagogue semen for jews Only and that persons of other Janomi Fatinna Are not Welcome or expected key would been matted to attend tie memorial service it Yang tlwyT?.0. Opinion that none but those i of the jewish Faith would be admitted. During the Ordinary Sabbath service several prayers Are cart i in English and an English Sermon the rabbi so the seance need not appear As greek to those who do not Onden sad hebrew. Ltd v3? Solomon. North Adelaide january 3l Street draping. Tah vaunt. Sir allow me to suggest in a scrip i Royal purple or even Stariet at that used in the mourn Grapel at it darn. Should be extended North South. Out Oad we from the Queen s statue in Victoria Square of Friday afternoon wad saturday and that the numerous Floral tokens citizen wish to leave there Tor our beloved Queen s memory May be Zev Creaty Laid upon them in Uch a Way tout the Beauty of the wreaths my be seen and appreciated. No place would lend Itaf bet Ter to a scene of Beauty than this spot and some of our Volunteer soldiers would gladly keep guard in uniform. It might also be Sag mated that purple and White be Hie prevailing colours in the ribbons . Hotels on the Holiday to the editor. Car Lour cortex Poncem woo urns Nguy signed himself hypocrisy is probably unaware that the licensed Victualler act does not allow a publican to close his pre keep open for the accommodation of Taw Public and 1 venture to say that hotels will not be expected to close even in Long Laid on saturday next. To Day i wired to the Secretary of the licensed Victualler association in Melbourne As follows kindly wire if hotels Are totally Dosani on saturday next and received Anmer Clos ing Public bar doors drawing Blind see Argus i have aug wired to Sydney and Wilt publish reply when to hand. I shall certainly not without protest allow a per son who is apparently Aslou used of his own name to critic me in Dupar grog terms the action of my executive and 1 cannot Ima Gine and one so unfair As to attribute any want of loyalty to the British throne on w part of the licensed Victualler. Hypocrisy might with some advantage confine i strictures to the Many boozing dubs which abound in die City and. Are mom often the cause of persons being fined for drunkenness than the hotels. The carping critics of the publicans Are mostly members of these clubs. I am. Sir a Harry n. T Aylo Besec the Federal Tariff. To the editor. Sir i beg to Luciose a copy of or. Wise ? speech at i Ailce last Ween which i Hope you will insert. It a to me too Good to be lost and it May be As we.1 that your readers Sonuia Ece Ooton sacs of in question at i be. 1 am sir &c., m. A. Breast. Walkerville january 28. La e cannot undertake a Rule to print reports a i be a Peeve i Federal candidates in the other Cotenie but in this cac we Gore toe material Zwinis of the extra to Teui to a -3u. Wise Aud tint he in a free trader and would As soon ques Tion the a Mim a of the multiplication table As be would question Tow economic found inca tee Trade but although lie was a free trader be de dined to nuke the cry of Etc etude a Mere pre text or replacing or. Barton with or. Bid in the Tat conduct of the destiny of the Oon unon wealth. He believed thai the cd dance and Tbs control of the Orat step of the Commonwealth should not be entrusted to took who a uie past had shown them Nelum to be the doubtful Friend onion and had tried to do the Commonwealth to death before it came into existence. Lus Motta was fair Puy for the Commonwealth ask therefore be was glad to see a ministry beaded by or. Barton and Bavins am nest in members most of Thok who in the put bad proved Obein Terrac Loyal friends of Union lie bad always said that the Sara tin trial to the Faith of Unia Nisu would be at the of duct of the Commonwealth. Crave and inevitable Weald Bare to be faced Aad he was convinced that it was in the Best interests of Australia Liat they Bould be faced by the Loyal Carou. And Comisi Ricot advocate of Union who were determined that the Commonwealth should Bare Ever advantage which could be Sno for it awl who bit would Cervin la require. In Short be was an australian first and a free trader after Wanli. He accented the policy Laid Dowe by it. Barton in his manifesto at Salt kid but if he found that there was and attempt to de put from the print plei which were Laid Down sad to Force uses on Lue country not for the Purpova of Nirifor Revenue but for tie Porpose of enrich ins any one Dart at the expense of the rest of the Community then he would live a vote As in. The government. When it was necessary to raise eight millions through the customs Bouse under 11 present Industrial conditions of Australia and when under those pundit Ems not More than four millions and Cue half could be raised by duties on narcotics and stimulants it did not Natter much by what political nickname such a Tariff was Call Ell. Whether it was imposed by or. Kid and called a free Trade Tariff or imposed by or. Barton and called a protective Tariff the effect would be very much the same Only in the one Case the protective incidence would be intentional in uie other it would not. They needed to look at these questions with More of commonsense and less of a try vehemence lie challenged any free trader to Frame a Tari which would Rah eight muons without living incidentally protective. The Only alternative was direct taxation. Or. Barton bad stated the first Tariff must be framed under the com Purina of circumstances and not a obedience to any fiscal theory. If they tried to make it protective they would not get Jev Cone. If they tried to make it purely free Trade they would Dis locate Industry in every Colony but new sooth Wale and Start the Commonwealth with a Lenry of hatred and antagonism which would be fruit Fol of crib for the future. Though be was a free trader be supported the government because in every instinct and Fibre of his being or. Barton was i federalist with a. Large Outlook Over the interests of Australia u a whole and a Man who might be relied upon to approach All Federal problems in a. Spirit of Wisdom fairness and moderation. A. Barton would not Sanction any extreme of fiscal policy but would interfere As Little As possible with the existing commercial conditions of any one sum consistently with the raising of the necessary re venue. Personally it would be easy for urn to obtain votes by scouting the old party cries one he thought it would be a piece of Disbo Oestry be Lieving As be did that there most be a ugh Tariff if be were to try to mislead the people into Tbs belief that during the first parliament it was pos sible to have free Trade de . Closene saturday. Therefore Only two More Days this week for business. 8s oos toasts kindly Scad Early Yow orders k hasten along to Bate Yew Par Baass and baht Tbs our shops will be open till90 ol0ck0nfbday evening. Special attraction. Special Szuflat. Haruck Brothers. Aua Xmas festivities incomplete without chateau Anunda Brandy. W. P. A uld & sons . Old attend Glen vet whisky ghz agent Milne & co. Asp to the editor. Sir a High or Low Tariff will be the ques Tion of the Federal elections and the duty of every elector is to demand a straight answer to Thi most important question Irvi an me Maui Naivs. V us so shufflers. Let us have men of principle with honest convictions. The end of the protectionists is moderation and. It is a hard task to define what they mean. It appears to me they Are trying to Gull re people. Our experience of moderate pro. Toction is that if once established it soon grows and we forget All about Modera Tion. We find All protected countries Stark on a moderate scale. Take America. Tit Iron Industry in 1810 asked for moderate duties which were fixed at 25 per cent but in 1819 these were to be reduced. The reduction wus postponed and instead of the Dutie being decrease they increased and rom line Are taxed a High As 100 and 350 per cent. In Victoria in 1868 tote moderate duty of 10 Ier Ceni. Was placed on til clothing imported. After three years it was raised to i2j per menu. In 1872 to 20 per cent., in 1880 to 35 per cent and m 1806 to 30 per cent. And in 1889, alter 20 years of Protection they asked for 40 per cent., but the government thought they would be moderate and fixed the duty at 35 per cent. The duty on furniture was in creased from 10 per cent in 1866 to 25 per cent in 1888, and that on woollens from 71 per cent in 1871 to 35 per cent m 1889 so we find that instead of the impost decreasing it has increased. Moderate Protection can never exist until human nature is changed. The above items Are Only a few of Many. How Long it will take these in Fant industries to stand alone is a query. 1 think they have become cripples and will always require the crutches and the older they grow the More substantial the sup port will have to be. We have a grand free Constitution and we must guard it from becoming blotched by that base Aad restrictive system called moderate Protection. Let us follow the example of our dear old motherland and walk in the foot Steps of Freedom and Justice. I a sir a j. R. Labsap. Prospect North january 3l

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