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17 Jan 1901

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Adelaide South Australian Register (Newspaper) - January 17, 1901, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia the Foo win character sketch of or. Kruger appeared last month in die in formation a Vienna Newi Sheet if or. Kruger were a prisoner. Or refugee who like or Hannibal merely ought safety on foreign soil nobody Ironald Refuge him the compassion to which be would be entitled. Bat that if not the Case. Jar. Kroger is a trader in politics woo was poor when be took office Ami now Paneses several millions As was seen at the broads trial. The Man who Calls the English barbarians leaves his wife and family quietly in their midst. The Man who with inside blindness plunged his i country into War urge others to tight to the bit or end but Higuch Abandons the land which he his led to ruin. He was not Content with thai. Or. Kroger did not come to Europe to of his Days in peace but to provoke a general War. He knows perfectly Well that England rejects All idea mediation and that any attempt at intervention would involve a general conflagration. That is what he weeks to bring about of that he and his clique May in the name of Freedom continue to Tyran Nize Over plunder and enslave the Majo Rity of a tra Osrail population which consists of to slanders and Kaffir. He wants the democracy of Europe to help him. He has accordingly in go Nanny and France to stir up the people against the government in order to Coq pro the latter to Bepin a. General War. Jul Ion As he does that a is not a refugee in Bearch of hospitality Bat a political agita Tor and demagogue who threatens order and peace and As such he deserves neither consideration Sor sympathy a recent punch sums no the net re sult of or. Kroper s european visits in a very amusing and very Apt cartoon from the Pencil of 21r. Linley Sambo Roe. The idea is borrowed from patience Russia As the Duke and Germany As the colonel dance in the background with i Aphis and Angela France and Hollan while the Fez president As the disconsolate major left without a partner sings the word of the Vel known quintet la this Case sh5ie i shall Fiir and i. I shall have to be contented it Joor heart Rit . Ana the others chime in with the Chow a win hat to be cart cited with our Heartfelt Syo Paour. The picture of or. Kroger in aesthetic Tofft Nowc is exceedingly funny. The idea of Sherlock Holmes was says or. Croan Doyle in the Boud Budta number of tit bits suggested by professor under whom be bad worked by Edinburgh and in part by Edgar Allan foe s detectives which after to an on the lines of All other detectives who Hare appeared in literature. In work which consists in the drawing of detectives there Are Only one or two Quali ties which one can use and As att or is forced to hark Back upon them constantly so Chat every detective must really reset me every other detective to a greater or lesser extent. There is no great orig Lafity required in devising or Cost acting such a Man and die Only possible Omi Nasty Wick a one can get into a Story about detective is in giving him original Plato and problems to solve As fax Bis equipment there most be of Nec Eirv an Alert acute need of mind to grasp new Viand the Rekston which each of them beats to the other. At the time i first thought of a detective it was about 1888 i had been Reading same detective stories Aad h struck me what nonsense they were because for getting the solution of the mys. the Anton always defended on Home coincidence. This struck me As not a fair Way of playing the. Game because the detective ought really to depend for ins Suc Cess on to meting in his own mind and not on merely pm instances when do not by any Means always occur in real life. For fan therefore i started construct ing a Story and giving my detective a scientific system to As to make him reason every thing oat. that had been done before hgr Edgar aha Poe ,but where Holmes differed from la pm was that in had on immense fund of exact knowledge to draw upon in of vis previous scientific education. I mean of tins twist by looking at a Man s hand he knew what the icons Trade wan n by housing at his Trou a leg he could deduce the of Yanser of tire Man. He was practical and be was systematic and his Success in be detection of crime was to be the fruit not of Luck but of his qualities or. Doyle explains his reasons for Usu Niue the detective series to an end. I was still a Young Man and n Young novelist and i have always noticed that it Rob of every novelist who has come up has been effected by driving him into a Groove. ? ? ? now Why Boom o Man be driven into s Groove and not write about int interests him my objection to detective wories is that they Only Call for tiie new of certain portions of one s faculty the invention of a plot without jiving any scope for character drawing. The Best literary work is that which leave the Reader better for fearing read it. Now nobody can possibly be Che better in the High sense in which i mean for Reading Cherlock Holmes although he May have passed Pissani hour in doing so. My own View of Sherlock Holmes i mean tie Man is i saw him in my Hub quins different from Flaat which or. Puget Pic tier so. X however am Thi a 1 a pleased with ins work and quite ids stand the aspect which he gave to the character and am even a timed to accept him now As ill. Paget Drew my the topic of microbes reminds one of an Appeal which As yet. Has apparently bees made in vain to the commonsense of women with the View of persuading them to abolish the trading skirt. This utterly nude Feustle Baba appears so far to Nave come to stay. The skirt that sweeps the pavement end gathers up All manner of undesirable items Radding the Bacilli of con sumption is an unhygienic monstrosity. It is More Tor it represents s wasteful prac Tice whereby often costly fabrics Are ruined and soiled after a Day s scavenging of the sidewalks. In summer this skirt diffuses microbes broadcast for every woman who thru sweeps the pavement creates an Aerial vortex or maelstrom that liberates Clouds of duet particles into the air and thus in creases the infective material of the Atmo sphere. The latest sebum i observe is that of carrying the folds of the skirt in the hand. This practice must entail a fairly severe wrist Strain one would fancy yet it flourishes unchecked. Sometimes the vagaries of fashion trend in the direction of commonsense. The next move let us Hope will result in the coming in of the skirt of Mendible length. It is surely the extreme of Folly to promenade the streets Ai a skirt of a length which of old one Only saw worn in the House. Daily express the proceedings to be taken by the Rem Nant of the rec Church of Scotland against the United free Church will be commenced immediately As the summons of declaration is now prepared and Only awaits a corrected Liett be furnished by the United free Church of the members of Assembly and cot Numon of ave ably thereof who with the general trustees of the Church Are to be called As defender. The Law agents of the United free Church have def tined to accept service for any defenders other than the trustees. The defenders will number Over -,000. Under the heading of Garret Tiana a lumber of striking anecdotes illustrating the charming character of the late Kev. Charles Garrett Are being published. The following Are fair samples stepping info i vacant railway Carriage in the South. Of Rand or. Garrett saw a. Bottle of whisky lying on the seat. He at once called the Porter and said see Here s a bottle of whisky i Don t know whose it is. It s lot mine. I m a Teet taller As you. See by this woe ribbon Arrab said the por Ter somebody s left it but they la be ranting for it presently the train began to More off when the Porter appeared at the door again. Hare they been for that Ivy ski yer River enc to it s Here vet Well would you mind giving it to me Sor you see you re a Teet taller my if you took the whisky you might break Jet by the Way. I la relieve your River enc if you la let me a Rhyl correspondent Well remember about 1873, hear ing the late Bishop Frater of Manchester preach in a Fine old Church in Shropshire. His text was and now also the axe is Laid at the Root of the tree in his Sermon be referred to the re. Charles Garrett at which there was a cynical laugh in the Church to the great annoyance of the Bishop. He made a full Stop and asked to be excused. Then he went on for some ten minutes giving a graphic account of or. Garrett s labours amongst the perish ing masses of the slums of Manchester and said Charles Garrett has called upon me at All hours of the night and we have gone together visiting the dying and kneeling at their besides have pointed perishing ones to Jesus and prayed scores of souls to glory. Laugh at that if you dare Iren the Bishop proceeded with a Cost powerful and memorable Sermon. After a Cheque for �1,000 had been presented to Charles ii Arrett in Manchester a Friend who knew How indifferent he was about Money asked him what he had done with the Cheque. With a Hearty laugh he searched All his pocket and then said 1 Mixen t that Htmat Mimi to Junita Ras found at last Noons the Loose Pap ran the table. When Yon come to think of it or. W. L. Alc fun remarks in the christinas number f Pearson s Magazine almost every by is descended Row everybody else. Ii Iny ens. Could ascertain the names of All the persons Lor a generations no a blood is in sue veins he would find that not Ose bet a of & Itcea Kings were among the number f racing one s ancestors is rather an exciting sport for one never knows whether the a arc will Lead up to a throne or a Gadows. L once tried to. Trace my own be scene through a Plymouth Pilgrim who achieved tame by marrying another Man s Best girl up to the Aldini family of Venice Bat the Kent led me directly to Holland and the duchy of code Bur instead of to Yeu a moreover it occurred to me that if i searched too Long i might Ped ups hint that 1 had Orleans blood in my veins a discovery which would naturally Lead any Wii respecting Tatt Tco out dad two him Tek instead of waiting for the j f to whose ser he would be a ruled by right of inheritance. Without a doubt America is full of the descendant of the Early Saxon Kings As Well As of the roman emperors Ltd toe egyptian liar ohs. King Moa must from what we know of i Domestic relations have left & very Large number of children and die chances that we ail have wire of hat blood in our veins Mikit be u least a Hundred to one. Mention to almost any Man that he shows signs of having inherited a part of the Wisdom of Solomon and he jul at once see the Justice of the Titt Bufi , make novelties. Presents Aue abb1t15q by so Zyx Joo. Faauaa to Adelaide my act u to a met the Laos Canas ? Bra aural us Iwori it idea is Jet Star. Wai aass Burn Flat a tart. The f. Basse s Dana dwstbein1. A second to Nous him Abb w flt Bros. A by Pui Eble a teas a ttti/,1/m/� Jsse in brio a thetic Mescal ? Ort Kos Wobu . A Baum Nui use 8asdbh us sons decal Yeti by Tinct As a spar a to Catanh Lew of two Artlia Feu. With peat trass. Imw�j25s.3norto Fol others or. Sum 1 Taw ased Varfas part but Lett better Roar s just Sander soot Euca Lyyti Exi Bacr ten Bam any other or. Prestos i Aeter be any Oeal plus preparation. Other Tuta Myder so kith in a tic others to be Anost betas or. Virtu goes without a inc that Sukdeb t 8ok9t Euca Lyyti sex react it the beet la the Market la in Neasa Ell Cven. Throat and Lnor trouble Tuph Theta car Boea Dys Ealar. Udoeyo com Ila Tets Rhene Satiem. To code Analae. Nice be., to is i Mabie. 8ea that you get Iam Deb so Sand reject spurious Prepon. Toes which in no time Japp Ted by Masc spa a dealer. Tom Tel few so lipase it Indian chutneys Dusuk notes and saix38, Cocoa. Boo Clatk teas and Coffee. My. W. Theo. Phanasy ii ? i r Pray at dental 8orfrjr, Victoria. A. In Dattal . Felb Oaias. A Obb to Ebbace. Opp Sot Isar Maxel bows m Albu to s Phi. Sett Najas till 1 p Sut Thea has Amand to Cany on hta. Bodo eee at the Adelaide photo of s premises online the re Buiar of his studio. Co Tomen i Subjac to it Stanbr or. Dontea a melt will kindly make Sucarri jobs a ism t co t1fltnft . The members of the City Council sat As i court of Appeal of weave Day morning my dealt with. 10 cases. In nine of them to City treasurer s assessment was con inned and in the remaining one the Uno ont was reduced by �10. Received in Aid of the Indian famine Tenet fund. 5s. From d. 0. Thomas or. Barnardo Home 20s. From David Nock. We have received a copy of the Christmas umber of the Jook Jehar containing reviews of and illustrations from the priv pal books published during the year to Ether with a Handy Index. In the fore word it is stated that the War in South Mrica. Has bad. Some influence on. The Lite Rary output of the year but that influence has by no Means been of such an injurious Hanter As was anticipated in some quarters. Ita Quality of be books has been maintained and if the Reading Public has lost something through the War it has pined a Vass amount of ? matter which soom never have seen the Light Bat for. The War. We have received a copy of the new year number of the Pau mad Magazine it opens with a Beautiful photogravure of the countess of Lincoln playing toe Harp. Pride of place in the letterpress is Given to a pro Undy illustrated article by the Duchess of n Newcastle on Clumber the family seat of he Dukes of Newcastle to which much historic interest attaches. Rodin the celebrated sculptor is the subject of another splendidly illustrated article and the new House of commons is cleverly caricatured. At the Parlours to night the theatre Royal song service choir will hold a special practice. We have received from the publishers Vinton & co., limited of Ludgate circus London. A copy of the live Stock Jour Nal almanac for 1901, which tic off 50 special articles and numerous illustrations of noted specimens of the leading varieties of domesticated sons miss. There Are also carefully compiled breeders tables lists of societies ban statistics a so that the Bookap peals strongly to All who Are engaged in country pursuits. The volume including the attractively arranged breeders announcements and breeder directory extends to Over 350 pages. The opening article with accompanying engraving relates to a famous Hackney Mare which establish great Cele Brity for trotting towards the dose of the last Century. Or. W. T. Trench in a read Able paper advocates the claims of Hun Ter sues for Breeding Light horses under the Rifle army horses abroad sir Walter of Lucy bart., gives an interest Ingao count of the types of military horses shown at the. International show at Paris and proves How successfully foreign breeders have introduced English blood in order to secure the objects they have bad in View. Or. P. A. Ai Untz has a sensible and Pithy article on die demand for heavy horses and How to meet it the rate of growth in the horse is a subject dealt with in a. Most informing manner by pro Fessor Cossar a wort and Bis elaborate paper is sure to be read with interest. Or. C. Stein offers Many valuable Bintsas to military stables and stable management. Sir Richard d. Green Price Bart also touches on a question of the Day in his contribution on the Pony its Breeding for army purposes the value of local Anc county shows is ably handled by lord Middleton. Or. W. B. Tegetmeier vow the question of the supposed influence of a Fust sire and gives another blow to the belief in Tel Egony. A pleasantly written paper is that by professor Sheldon on Fea Tures of summer grazing or. Robert Bruce trans the improvement in our Breeds of beef cattle and or. Primrose Mcconnell describes the management of a. Milking Herd other papers Are by or. Sanders Spencer on i Vandev or. F. Gresham on sporting dogs and then peculiarities or. E. Brown on modern poultry keeping or. Gage Harper on turkeys As farm Stock and there is a Brief article on a Esteb and Sparrow Hawks in ail its branches. Table Ware renewed. La quering and Fero Nimg of All kinds Cycle and Carriage ironwork plating a specially. A. W. Dobbie co Gawler place. Stothe the two Best and cheapest sewing machine Are the new Home treadle and new National hand. Perfectly simple and with fair usage cannot get out of order. Sold on easiest terms of payment. A. W. Dobbie & co sole agents Gawler place nth cd to dats diary he Pfaar january 1 son net As . Seia i a . Moon rides 3.1 . Acts it \ and Low water Doorn i. Fran Nad zoological gardens. ? vol took min bldg. To Ruiwu South prep. A get Opelc my Tiff rat Crayen. ?. Baker re Early Das a. 8. Nonfood town Ball meeting re part Xix. P. Cren mme Gardena variety entertainment. ? 8.-trn-tt theatre Yau Dille entertainment. S. Thmia Kami to mar two plan a notes. The Boer conflict. Lord Kitchener reports that. Several mall parties of Boers who entered the Cape Colony Are returning to the Oranee River and that a number of dutch rebels who accompanied them have surrendered. Commandos have gone As far South As Murray Burg where a Sharp engagement Nas been fought with Cape mounted infantry and Tours River station where 300 of the enemy vainly attempted to Cut the water Mains on which the railway department is dependent for water. It is satisfactory to note that 120 German Farmers in the Cape town District have joined the local defence corps. The War office is Enro oing in England 5,000 additional yeomanry for a term of 12 month or until the end of the War. The de wet have to. Often ended in grievous disappoint Mest that lord Kitchener has a pare icly decided to keep the Public in the dark relating to the operations now proceeding against the most famous of the enemy s Many Able commanders. Concerning people. Our Hobart correspondent telegraphs the governor general lord Hopetoun will visit Hobart at about the end of feb Mirr ail i. U Nitim a Hahie that foe the acc of Nis of Sui ois Axana Xuc it Vul suit an annual one sir John and lady Forrest left Mel a rare by the express on wednesday after Loon for Adelaide. Aroon Frt those who returned from Syd Ney on wednesday morning were the Iii of Secretary Hon. J. G. Jenkins and mrs. Jenkins sir Edwin and i by Smith or. J. Hutchison the Hon. H. R. And mrs. Addison. And or. Ill mrs. T. Rhodes. The Premier. He commissioner of Crown lands and Matt other members of parliament were at the station to meet the chief Secretary. The minister of education Hon. E. L. Batchelor went to Murray Bridge on wednesday to attend a local Celebration. The chief Secretary Hon. J. G. Junk inf returned from Sydney on wednesday morn ing. He is much better Bavin almost re covered from the effects of the injuries he sustained through falling in Bis Bath. Be ing somewhat tired he did not stay in his office on wednesday Bat will be there this morning. At the dose of or. Barton s meeting at Matt and to night or. Kingston a Ftp proceed to Brisbane by train for tie purpose of enquiring into customs matters there. After pending a few Days in. The Northern capital the Federal minister of customs will visit Melbourne. His excellency the governor on wednes Day morning in executive Council sanctioned the following appointments a subaltern in the South australian military forces messes. A. J. Mclachlan j. B. Stevenson and t. H. Smeaton. The under Secretary of. L. H. Shou Bas been appointed by the executive coun cil superintendent of the census 1901. Toe governor in to Enol on wednesday morning appointed the following to be the Board of management for the bans hos ital messes. W. P. Barker e. Bowman i. M. Harvey w. G. Hawkes p. L. Killi coat j. F. Moore d. J. O Leary. H. Pinch t. Sandland h. Scott and j. E. H. Winnall. Col. Bingham whose term of service As staff officer and instructor for artillery in Victoria has expired will leave Melbourne an tuesday for London. John Hill & co., limited notify by advertisement that their coaches will continue to run on All lines As at present whether they carry mails or not. Or. Best Majl of Tasmania and or. J. Thomas. Majl of new South Wales were passengers by the Melbourne express which left on wednesday afternoon or. Donald Macdonald concluded a splendid lecture season in Perth on wednesday night. He a Fol go on to the Gold Fields today. The War correspondent was entertained on wednesday by the acting Premier and driven round the Swan Vine Yard centres. Or Macdonald Nas expressed Bis intention of sailing for London from Melbourne of March 7. Or. C. H. Stokes , will leave for Western Australia to Day by the p. & 0. Steamer Rome. Or. Stokes gained the As social Clr diploma in mechanical Engineer ing at the school of mines and industries last december with first ass honours and has been appointed mechanical Engineer to the electric Light and Power Syndicate Kalgoorlie whither he is now proceeding. Messes. H. Nettie Captain and j. Kit Fedder two members of the victorian Tea Chers association who have been engaged in a Cricket match with the Souta austra Lian teacher were passengers for Mel Bourne by die express on wednesday after noon. Among the inn Engst by the Melbourne express on wednesday were the Hon. James Carrol and or. A. L. B. Fraser members of the House of representatives of new zealand and messes. Tax sad the a j. Cody w. B. Miller and a. Hannan who Are also new Zes tenders. The following appointments have been made by the executive Council under the fertilizers act of 1900 messes. W. L. Simmen inspector of fertilizer s. Wil Liams assistant inspector w. A. Hargraves ala., and g. A. Goyder f.gs., Agrical ral analysts. The following have been reappointed by the executive Council members of the Board of examiners for surveyors sir Charles Todd k.gm.g., Mil messes. S. Parsons c. J. Sanders and c. H. Harris. The Board for the Parco Oia vermin District was appointed in executive Council on wednesday morning. It consists of messes. T. D. Porter chairman. An Drews h. F. Ford and c. B. Warnes. Or. H. W. Fry is booked to leave for Singapore by the re Kos. Rome which sails inlay for London. Or. Artnur King who left London in april last with a body of Imperial Yeo Many As a Corporal has obtained s com Mission As lieutenant in the 3rd Boyal Irish fus Siers at present fighting in South Africa. He is a brother of or. Sydney King North Adelaide. The bebop of Norwich is telling a Story against himself. He was walking one Day through a quiet and pleasant suburb of the City of gardens when his thoughts were interrupted by a piping pleading voice Oving of please sir will Yon open this Gate for me looking Down the Bishop saw a Little girl of about eight or nine with u cherubic face framed in sunny curl and he hastened to. Comply with the request. He held Back the Fate for the Hittle Maiden to pass through and when she thanked him with a smile he asked if she was not big enough to open the Garden Gate Hendy. Of yes sir she replied sweetly but you see the Pant is wet and i should Nave dirtied my hands the Transvaal Campaign. The fight near a Dudley. Thrilling experiences. To Mon. Jannary 15. Re . Tkt.1p/sp Aptt 1 received january 17, Iso san ? particulars Nave come to band o the engagement near Lindley on to 3rd just in which British troops sol feed heavily from the fire of Boer concealed la the grass. Col White sent col Dart t. Laing Iritz 150 of Kitchener bodyguard who were attached to Les Knox s columns towards a cite a tillage. 25 Miles cast of land Eyrin 4he Orange River Colony. While the troops were ascending from a Valley they were suddenly confronted by showers of explosive bullets from 1,000 Boers woo were posted to the right and left in Kopje Only 600 Yards away. The detachment began a retiring movement but meeting with a body of 500 Boers they galloped to a Donga and fought desperately under its Laing was shot dead through the heart the Boers surrounded the Bri Tish troops who offered a dogged resistance unto the enemy threatened to kill the survivors. Lieut. J. H. Bateson then most gallantly dashed through the Boer lines and Bavins reached Tho main British Camp several Miles Distant informed col White of what bad happened. Reinforcements were hurriedly Dis patched to the scene and they shelled tiie disappearing enemy killing it on one spot. On the Britten Side besides col Laing two other officers and 15 men were killed and two officers and 20 men were wounded Many severely. The attack on Zuur Fontein. An unguarded Entrance. London january 15. It Bas transpired that a Kaffir was responsible for the Boers surprising the British at Zuur Fontein near pre Toria. He led the enemy through the Only Entrance in the wire entanglements surrounding the Garrison and thus enabled the Boers to get within a few Yards of the trenches before being Dis covered. The Southern invasion. British movements. Fight at Murt Vaysburg. London january 15. Nine Hundred persons who Are sus elected of being in league with the Meray Nave been arrested at Fryburg my removed to Kimberley. Col Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle ix&o., with a Strong column incl us no a detachment of new South Wales mounted infantry has arrived at he Retburg in the South of Cape go any. The troops journeyed via Suther and a town 60 Miles North West of Katje Fontein railway station. London january 16. A Sharp fight with a marauding com Nando took place on the 11th inst near tour Vaysburg a town-54 Miles Tarqi Irest of Graaff reined the British Asu Altfas comprised 6 killed 17 rounded and 5 missing the troops be longing chiefly to the South african Light hone and Brabant s horse one Hundred and. Twenty German Farmers arc showing their loyalty to the Queen by serving in the defence corps which Bare been established for the Protection of Cape town and its suburbs. The Cape cyclists corps which is loing very valuable work As mounted infantry totals 300 men. Lord Kitchener reported to the War office yesterday that several Small parties of raiders Are retiring North cards to the Orange River. Some of the Cape dutch rebels who accompanied the Boers Nave surrendered. Heater s Agency states that 500 Boer me made an attempt to Cut the water Mains at Tours River station Itna Ted about Halfway Between Worcester and Matfes Fonteyn with tiie object of depriving the railway of its water Supply. Boer deceptions. Deluded burghers. London. January 16. De wet Louis Botha and other Boer leaders of Tell resort to All kinds of false statements in order to attract burghers to their Standard. A thousand surrendered Boers who Are being detained in refugee Camps at Pretoria Kronstad and shenoster Spruit declare that Large numbers of the burghers have been made to be Lieve that or. Kruger is still in tiie Transvaal that de wet is laying siege to Cape town and that sir Rea vers buyer has been driven Back into Natal enemy Lau bushed near Johannesburg. ?1l commandant slain. London january 16. A Squadron a Johannes our mounted rifles who Rode to hol Fontein about 40 Miles from the Goldie Kos Centre cleverly caught a party of Boers in an ambush on sunday last com mandant Vande Beever and four of has burghers were slain. Destitute foreigners at Durban. London january 15. Many destitute foreigners who an refugees from the Transvaal Are appealing to the Durban police for food and shelter. The consuls of their respective nations decline to Render them any assistance. reinforcements. Jjo noon january 10. By received january 17, l30 an the War office is enlisting in great Britain 5,000 fresh troops As Imperial yeomanry the men undertake to go on Active service for 12 months or until a e end of the Elgar. The australasian. To Eldon january 16. The following item of casualties u australasian was issued yesterday ? docs Deal at. . ? f. Y Nete severely an vote . Logan dangerously of the new South Wales at Lieut Keddle severely of flier new zealand rough iders. At Scheer poort pet. P. Jackson severely of the Western australian sons nmn. ?. Death. At Pretoria. In m. Boyce of Ite new zealand roughriders from enteric fever. Rec Titt Nobuto duty. Mar. Dobbin of the victorian busta Nen Cape Butterworth of the Queens and bushmen surgeon Godfrey of the new zealand mounted infantry did Lieut. Thunder of ? ? the Western australian bushmen. My. Kruger invited to am Rigel London january 16. Or. Mullolland a United states m l Bonaire has invited or. Kruger to visit America and deliver a series of lectures in the Large duties. Help from Australasia. Melbourne january 16. The minister Lor defence has not received any confirmation of die report. That 10,0u australasian troops Are wanted in South Africa but he is of opinion that the Imperial government will accept the offer to Send within a Tew weeks a sixth victorian contingent of 500 men. Chasing de wet. The subjoined account of the great Chase after de wet is from renter Ahwal North december 7. The Pursuit of it wet by four columns commanded by Gen. A uses Ivnor ass Deen one Xue most a citing operations of the whole War. De wet was known to be marching with the intention of crossing the Orange River and Gen. Knox s task was to get to the South of him. On december 2 de wet s whereabouts were first definitely known col Herbert coming into Contact with him at steaks Pozit. At that time Gen. Knox with col. Barker had reached Beth lie where they were busily engaged in filling up sup plies. Immediately on receiving the news of de webs proximity Gen. Knox dispatched col Barker to join col Herbert and the rear Chunn which bad just arrived con sisting of the 1st mounted infantry and four guns of the 85th Battery under Lieut. Col a beams was. Also sent off. The hurry was so great that col Wodhams started with no supplies. San Boona s horse which also arrived was attached to col. Barker s column. The whole Force engaged the enemy at Ster Spruit. 1 learn from one of our prisoners that the Boers lost 5 killed and 15 wounded that night. Our Force covered a front of 15 Miles. Col win Ems was on nos extreme right col Herbert in the Centre and col. Barker on the left while the Suffolk guarded the Heights Halfway to Beth lie. As Twilight came on col Willams u column reported that a Boer Convoy was trekking to the North East presumably towards Bushman s Kop a stronghold full of caves. Early next morning amid a terrible downpour of rain which lasted for three Days Gen. Knox started a Hor Pyk surr cots. P3cher and Herbert being detached in order to make. Turning movement. After a three hours March Gen. Knox Learned that daring the might de wet had doubled Back past our Rekht and was head ing or the caledoo., he had camped the night before at Cannel farm a few Miles to tto North of Sto Fifeld Road. This news necessitated a Complete change of route and the Force tamed about in spite of the rain and wind and. Marched once More after the ubiquitous Boer col. Williams leading cols. Pilcher and Herbert were dispatched in Oiler directions Winch it would be indiscreet now to indicate while Gen. Knox accompanied cols. Barker and Wlliams. ?. On the night of tiie 3rd tie two columns encamped at Camel farm seeing everywhere evidences of the Boer Laager. The night was a terrible one. Heavy rain and cold wind made sleep almost impossible. There were no tents and All the troops slept in the open except s few who found shelter in the stables of the farm. At half past 4 the next morning the Force started again tiie March being pressed in the. Hope of catching de wet engaged in negotiating a Drift on the Caledon. Col. Willams commandeer the Advance guard of the 1st mounted infantry and surprised a Small party of Boers who were trying to unload a. Wagon Winch had broken Down. A few volleys sent them flying and it was Toons that a most important capture had been made namely 35,000 rounds of am munition a Quantity of dynamite and 20 Niles. When Gen. Knox himself arrived he Perc Ovea what appeared to be a Wagon lying hidden near some Trees but on Exann nation found it to be a 9-Pounder Krupp Sun. The gun commanded Karre poort Anft the most formidable Drift Winch 1 re seen m sooth. Africa. On the South of the track ran stought up to an Angle jfi25? � wot deep snot looked impossible to drag and thug up . Knox s position was difficult the River was running deep the water having Beady reached the horses bellies. Cot by Hiams however guaranteed to get the men guns and ammunition Over to the Vataer Side and Gen. Knox gave the order to Cross. Now followed one of the most wonderful Nants which i have Ever seen. The River Ras sowing with great rapidity being Swol Len by the rams. There was Only one Safe Way across. Above and below were great Doles. The 1st mounted infantry crossed my but a party who wed the Stream a Little higher up Eoff into difficulties a horse being carried Down. He reached the other Side in an exhausted con lotion. The 9th lancers crossed without Iny cadent ? then beam the difficult task m dragging through 90 guns and of i. Tion. Colonel Williams himself acted As Strider to each team. An Ordinary team is used in crossing the River but four Tome Mes eight were hitched a for the heavy ascent. The Field guns howitzers pompoms and ammunition Walons were All on the South Side before Mil Lay. The task bad demanded treat skill ind proved a enormous Strain. The Waier Earu ambulance and Little tongs ambulance carts from India were All dragged across. On two occasions a male got entangled with the harness and fell under the water but was dragged ashore by brute Force not a single Man or animal was crowned. Though one Man was washed Iway and gallantly rescued by a hero whose name i have been unable to obtain. Two apply wagons beam zing to colonel Barker the crated As welf As few Cape carts after which Trenver Rose. At 4 o clock it was lamp Ossle for Man or beast to Cross. The Casip it a 3ierry Guiod. Strathcona s hone with the yeomanry Fri remained on the North Side of the Tine. General Knox slept on the North Nde being unable to Cross Back to the other ode where All the baggage was. Orders Here Given that night that Strathcona s horse should Cross at 3j0 in the morning if the River permitted while the yeomanry remained As a baps age guard with instructions to Cross and follow the column a soon As possible Ine night began Fine but rated in a heavy and continuous downpour. It was marvellous How the men kept their spirits under such uncomfortable and de Presseur circumstances. The Camp was full of laughter and joking for the men realized that had done what de wet had con mired an impossible task. Strathcona s horse crossed without Accident although the River was now higher. Later on we received a report that the baggage train bad attempted the passage and that two mules Bod been drowned while one Man lad barely escaped. General Knox there fore sent Back word ordering the baggage us supplies to make no further attempt to Cross Bat to March to Smi Thiekl hence Forth colonel Barker As Well As colonel Nan isms marched minus supplies while 3eneral Knox and his staff possessed As of stage Only what they earned on their Bones. Parties were detached to bring in Heep and com and meanies were required. De wet attack kick. The March was then resumed colonel Williams again leading. About 8 o clock the Force came in sight of Dendal Drift where we were delighted to see the Union Jack flying Over the fort which was held by the 1st Coldstream guards. De wet the Day before had lined a Ridge to the North of the River and the Garrison had been mined at the whole Day at ranges varying from 1j500 to 2,000 Yards. The Boers at tempted to obtain Possession of a flour Mill on the North Bank Bat were foiled by a Strong patrol of the Cape mounted police. A Short halt was made in front of Dendal and the March was resumed along Hie River Camp being pitched 14 Miles to the West i Rode in Here during the night and was sniped at by a Boer patrol four Miles out of Camp by some of de wet s men who had left the Side of oar Camp two hours before our arrival. There is no doubt that de wet has been thoroughly harried. I line of March is strewn r with dead horses and he bad abandoned three carts. Natives report that his horses Are hardly Able to March. De wet is now in a Dan serous position. The behaviour of our men is simply splendid. Western Australia. Pm i h Tania re 1a the strained relations Between the mayor and the City Council continues. Several prominent private citizens Are endeavour ing co bring about a reconciliation. Che Ormuz Ismail a collision. ?\ntt.rattrtcr to tinny Iff the Ismalia was floated into the Alired graving Dock to Day for the purpose of having the damage received by her in the collision with the Orenz repaired. The Coati Cost of repairs be two vessels will run into nearly �7,000. The fact that the if red graving Dock was barely Large enough a to accommodate the uranus raised the ques Tion of bringing the dry Dock accommodation no to Date and has led the minister or Public works to give instructions to prepare plans and an estimate of the Cost of a Dock of sum client dimensions to provide for the largest vessels afloat. The Cost ii roughly estimated at Quarter million pounds. The court of Marine enquiry sat today to hear addresses from the Legal gentlemen engaged in connection with the investigation of the Ponnaz is Siaa collision. Or. Croker who appeared on behalf of the Pilot in charge or the Orenz contended that a risk of a collision was created by Beu Mafulu failing to obey the port Helm and that on that failure to answer the Helm the engines should have been stopped and rave Ned. To this or. Mccomas who appeared on behalf of the Pilot in charge of the irm Ailia replied that tiie Ismail a could not Stop and reverse her engines when the first risk arose without being taken a Roei the bows of the Hormoz. Or. Cox who appeared for the Marine Board argued that the onus Lay upon the pilots to prove an context any that their conduct was above rep Jach. The president announced that the court would deliver its decision to Morrow. Rouble on thursday Island serious native quarrel. Brisbane. Jannary Lull a serious Spray occurred at incurs Dayland tvs afternoon. About 100 South sea slanders attacked half that number of a bus. Men with stones and Sticks. The Laner a Rennea Ulm serves with similar weapon. Ten of the combatants were More or less seriously wounded. One Soahji sea islander is reported to be dead while sews Rel Are in a precarious condition. After the fight the South sea islanders took by storm a jewellery shop kept by a Man named Zarcal. They broke tha windows and wrecked the premises ceasing much destruction of Stock in expectation of a renewal of the fight special constables have been sworn in and the military forces Are in readiness. ? the new zealand census Wellington january 16. Me census of the Colony will be taken on Farch 3l special returns will also be col acted regarding the Valang and other Par a ulars of industries and manufactures of be Colony. Victoria. Melbourne. Jannary 16. An Eia Eny Man name Donsa Youey Aiea. While under chloroform at the Alfred hos Pital. He was about to be operated on for cancer. ?-.? Queensland. Brisbane january 16. J. Hogan of the City dab has been selected to represent Queensland at the Champion swimming carnival in Melbourne. He swam 100 Yards to night in 1 min. 6 Sec. ? Tasmania. Hobart january 16. Me German Survey vessel Jno Ewe Capurn Schonfelder left port this morning for Sydney in route to new Guinea loot. At an afternoon Tea table no matter just where except that it was in Pekov the Chat was heard to run along these lines were you much Fri Ehteram Durier to age we be Mas. Of yes at first. But not so much after t while. The worst was when i had to Cut no and make sandbags �v1 the woman. Did you lose much dear said the other woman. Not so much. You see i Only Cut up my old clothes. Yon remember that Blue tils of mine. I sacrificed that what a pity Bat i have More silk now than i can have made up in ten years. You ought to see the Beautiful piece. Of brocade i got yesterday. It s a perfect dream. ? Only it s too handsome except for a Ball or recep Tion gown. Of i be a Lovely piece of brocade too. And the sweetest piece of embroidery on Pale Green silk. Ill use it for a dinner gown. I be been thinking How i have it you been to the sales lately no. I Don t go any More. There is nothing but Ordinary stuff now. Pfc fast i be so much loot already that i Don t tee How 1 can get it Home. Llave you got any Sable defer for at least a Collar and Muff. I be told John to watch for a piece Bat be says there is very Little real Sable m the country. The Empress most have taken the Royal furs Wick her of course she did the mean old thing. Shell take care of herself even Itse country is rained. I Hope they la give it to her if they catch Bert by this time the Man is swamped in an endless tale of loot and edges away to where a group of men Are sitting Over cigars and something in tall glasses. He is weary very weary of loot. The difficulty in Par country is the Tariff one of the men is saying to bothered How to get my lot of staff Home. Maybe i can get it through As household goods. Perhaps the Safe Way will be to re turn by Way of Europe where we can have the stuff we want to keep made of and Dis pose of the rest. I am not bothered with any Tariff said another Man. But i m wondering Bow i had better. Pack my track for shipment. We have enough fan alone to fill three Large boxes while the other stuff we really want to keep wih require a dozen More. Some things furniture for instance can be shipped by freight if properly packed once i get my truck to the coast nut in still another Man. In not worry about the rest. I m beginning to fear that i Shan t be Able to get it out until next Spring. The military authorities Are acting rather mean i think. They have commandeered All the Junks and won t let you have one on any account whatever. They might spare a few without the world coming to an end and so it goes. Loot loot loot1 Pekin threatened with a food and fuel famine with a Semi Arctic Winter but a month away and its harbingers already every where visible with millions of chinese erstwhile occupants and owners of the Lane and the habitations built thereon waiting passive and helpless under the Shadow o the hovering spectre of biting wan for what Fate May bring them thinks and talks of loot May her Lea Ante a Rissien Here accomplished have the Grace to h1 daily mail plot a a spathe Czar nihilist arrested at january 1c by. received january 17, l30 .j a nihilist who was. Known in the Day As Prince Nakach lne was arrested yesterday at Nice. It is said that some documents found in the Pri Soner s residence in Paris show that be iras concerned in a plot to assassins e the Czar of Russia should his majesty visit the French health resort other accounts declare that Oak acne is a swindler. ? ?. The blizzard in Russia. He snowbound trains survivors rescued. London. January .16. Advices from Raeesa state that the 18,000 soldiers who were toiling Day and night to reach the three trains con Taining 3,000 passengers which were buried in snowdrifts Ait Randy Lenala have succeeded us their Enterprise. Supplies of food and fuel have been Corn eyed to the imperilled travellers Yot dilating distance. Ocean telephony. Reported new discovery. London january 16. In. Rupin or the to Imudia univ i Tig new York claims to have solved the problem of Aud Floriy communicating by tet Rohone Over or throne the Ocean. He says that Bis scheme would permit of words uttered in London be ing distinctly heard in san Francisco. He admits however that the expense involved in establishing his system of Ocean telephony would be enormous. The fall in Lake views. 5lobe finance corporation London january 15. A Mien Nas occurred in the arrange ment reported to have been made by tiie London and Globe finance Copo ration with its creditors for the accept Ance of �485,000 in payment of All tiie company s obligations. Some of the creditors refuse to accept the proposed composition which transpires to be Only 10s. In the Pound. Commerce and finance. London. January 15. Tar Saasta a. Be Quantity of wheat afloat for the United kingdom is Ifim Boh or., compared with 2,143,000 hrs. A week ago and 1.170,000 hrs. A year ago. The Luan Uty Anat for Continental ports is Sogoro hrs As against 920,000 hrs. A week Igo and 913,000 hrs. A year ago. London Wool sales the first of the 1901 series of colonial Wool sales was mined to Day in the Coleman Street Ole rooms. For the proportion of the 339,000 Bales available which were catalogued there was brisk Competition ind the Price of Merino Wool advanced by rom 5 to 7j per cent on the rates ruling it the. Dose of the last auctions Early in november 1900. London january 16. London Wool sales. Charies Balme and in Boston Ronald 4con and Jacomb son & co report having sold 7,830 Bales it the sales yesterday. There was a crowded attendance and the wools offered in eluded a Good selection of Merino for which there was Strong Continental com edition at prices ranging from 5 to 7� per cent Advance on the november quotations. For crossbred there was less de Mand. Fine crossbred fetched at from Par to 5 per cent Advance while medium and of sorts showed no Union Bank of Australia limited. The erectors of this Bank have declared a dividend of 7 per cent. They Are. Adding �25,000 to the Reserve fund and carrying Forward �22,189. Goldsbrough Mort & co limited. Messes. R. T Casey and j. Wesley Hall lire Tocse having exp uned the proposal for the second reconstruction of this company the holders of debentures yesterday sanctioned the scheme. Tallow. At the auctions today 1,850 auks were offered and 850 sold. Mutton be realized 29/3, medium 27/ beef Fine 7/9, medium 26/6. ? i Saver. The Price of bar Silver to Day is is. 5_3-wd. Per of a Rise of 1-md. Since yesterday. Stocks and it Taimie Ixa Idon. Jannary is. Ounema Are be present quotations it the following stocks and shares. ? id. 18. Jan. Is to time ,a. Dates Bas ? is 0 0 isi0 ? 010 h. Baa of Khz. Shot Sion so. He 4 steel so 0 0101 ? a Volu sla.o�m00tt0ai00t male Harbour Trow 1m10 Tolm. 0 i 1 10 of Mauv Tram Trust. .007 10 010 0 1 10 of math. By. Sta. Deb. Jim i Sot a i Cut Mel p.c.debl0� 0 010j 0 0 Bank of Australasia. 744 to e i0u to Bank of . M i la i i 1 0 0 mcoiackeav8 Bice any a. Debea Tarea .j5tooobooi�or i Nersses t Etc Ossa. ? stat Isasky. A pretender Lover s avarice. Confidence betrayed. Melbourne january 16. An extraordinary Case has been brought Inder the notice of tiie victorian Ponce. N it the attorney general or. Isaacs ook prompt action to Day. By an Ocean Reamer Mere recently armed irom eng land an apparently we Todo Man and woman who were reported to be engaged to in married. It is said that they had not been tone acquainted in the old country to their knowledge of each other was sum sent to admit of the woman being per raided by her Friend to sell her property my set say with him for Australia. Cash ind jewellery in the Possession of the woman on the voyage represented a value of nearly �2fioq, sad when nearing this port me was persuaded to Relma nah the custody of her property to her travelling companion. A at Val Here tiie Man affected to Nave a Reat Deal of business on hand. He boded himself Ostens Fasly about the lady s affairs tint really about his own. He watched his Opportunity took passage by an outgoing Steamer bound for South Africa and slipped Wray fortunately the detectives Are Able to Trace his movements and on the facts Xang Laid before or. Isaacs he authorized the necessary expenditure to secure the arrest of the accused Man on Bis arrival at a South african port. A Cable message to the Satal police was dispatched tins afternoon. Coalmines troubles. Sydney. January Iff. The strike of wheelers to the add a and Bollock Island Colliery Newcastle was terminated today. The wheelers were per raided to go to work by Tine miners and they did so on the understanding that if an Cresse is Given at the other pits they would participate in it the miners there upon resumed work. This leaves Only one pit the Burwood cattery Idle. . To be a delightful summer dote. Moui Ommay of a squat 37, Omar to. Whirr. Mote Xmas festivities incomplete without Hateau Anunda Brandy. W. P. Avld & sons ? Ole agbnt8. Inf France. Religious associations Bill. London january 16. The debate on m. Waldeck Rous seau s highly controversial Bill for the prohibition or regulation of religious associations in France opened yester Day in the chamber of deputies fifth contingent. The officers. The following appointments in. Me rate contingent were made in executive Council on wednesday morning Mirs. Walters ii a Mimi tar Silab Kiln fish of knt. Malcolm George Tuple a san Donn a exudes Watt. Mar. A Crimea has had command of c Bat Ery Garrison artillery for a number of ears and Bas always been popular with tis officers and men. It is mainly Doe to us efforts that the Battery is so Strong and efficient and All those who know him speak n the highest Praise of his soldierly Quali ies. An old. Garrison artillerymen upon eing informed of the Mir s appointment marked Wal. They have a Good Nan in Scriven. He is a Cool level headed a meander and has plenty of dash and Rall dog courage. You see if he does t Nake a name As a fighter mar. Scriven lad command of the Commonwealth con Tingent to Sydney and in that capacity arned the Good opinions of every one with whom he came in Contact. He was born a october 27, 1855, and his military ser. Rice As an officer dates from May 8. 1890, Rhen he received a communion As Lieuten on. On june 11, 1893, he was promoted to i captaincy and attained his majority on june 16, 1888. Mir. Edwards was born on july 30, 1866, of that be is 11 years younger than mar. Scriven but in length of service As an pm Oer he is his senior by two years Bis com Mission As lieutenant being dated May 2, 1888. He was made Captain on september 0, 1891, and promoted to the rank of major on june 16. 1897. He is the major of the 2nd battalion Reserve infantry under a. C. Catt and has had considerable experience with country companies. Mar. Edwards was in charge of the recent can at mount Gambier. And his turning wonn Lesu Neu to of every officer and Man who took pan in the Man oeuvres. He is a great Favourite with the members of the scottish corns in which lie takes special interest and when recently i trustee was required to look after the funds the corps unanimously Selec for the position. He is a Fine Soldier and ids Bosh experience will be of great value a South Africa. When or. Ernest Giles it out on his famous exploring expedition into Central Australia mar. Edwards accompanied him. And the explorer specially acknowledged his services in his account of the expedition. Mar. Edwards is in the Public service of the state having occupied i position in the office of the registrar of deeds and titles for Many years. Cape Hipwell was born on March 3, 1882, obtained his lie tenancy on october 27, 1886, and was promoted to his present rank on August 31, 1889. He joined the civil service company of the j. In Janu Ary 1879, under the late capt Strother and served in every rank to Cohoot sergeant. He attended the first prize meeting of the sajijia., held on the Glanvi Loranges. And has missed Only one meeting since Anc that was through ill health. Capt. Exp will accepted a commission in the militia under tiie late mar. Then capt Peters Wald and was promoted to the rank of Captain and had charge of the Reserve company on mar. Pete Swara s promotion. On the for mation of the 3rd regiment he was appointed to the command of c company under col. Lovely and retained the com Mand until the Force was reorganized. He did not apply for any. Command under the new Force but preferred to go on the supernumerary list his company was complimented on Many occasions for Drill and shooting and in the Field firing at Wing Field was specially mentioned in general orders for the excellence of its shooting. Capt Hipwell Mut been Hon. Secretary of tiie . Since 1894, and has introduced Many reforms in connection with that body. After several years battling with the staff office he was successful in getting tiie group system of targets introduced which Bas been the Means of saving a Large sum annually in markers and Range expenses. He is. A magnificent shot and won the Gold and Saver championship medals of the s.ajt1la, and twice annexed the Simpson trophy. He won the Adelaide Rifle crab championship medal in 1897, 1898, and 1899, a record not Likely to be beaten for some time. As a Marksman he represented the Colony in the in Ercolo Nial and Federal matches on Many Occa Sions Sod in the recent matches in Vic Toria made the highest score of the Day in the Dean Pitt rapid firing match and captained the winning team. His intimate acquaintance with the science of shooting secured for him the position of officer instructor of musketry last june. Years ago be beaded the list of officers who passed the examination in musketry conducted by mar. Lovett then brigade major and was specially complimented by col. Stuart for a paper on attack on position he is a st. John s ambulance medallist and has Lent first Aid on numerous occasions. Capt Hipwell has been in the Public service of the state since january 1878, occupying a responsible position in the audit office. Capt. Watt who is 44 years of age has had 10 years experience in the mounted branches. He is the commander of the Wallaroo Kadina mounted rifles and his Squadron is a splendid one. His ability As a mounted officer is Well known in Ade Laide and is appointment is very popular. Completing the establishment. In wednesday another Large crowd of volunteers for South Africa paraded for Section to the fifth contingent despite the act that the majority of men needed had already been obtained. The selecting offi cers picked a number of suitable men who wih be tested this Morong. Mar. A. A m. Norton entered upon his duties As Camp commandant on wednesday morning and things Are rapidly being pot shipshape. The men who were selected on saturday and tuesday received their Dun Garee Raits and under the Able tuition of the Drill sergeants were put through the preliminary . Altogether 82 men passed tiie medical examination but these Nave yet to undergo the Riding test which takes place at 10 o clock this morning. Including the 72 selected on saturday 124 on tuesday and wednesday s Batch 278 men have so far been picked but a percentage May have to be deducted for failures in the Nutig and shooting tests. The mount Gambier Selec Tion committee has s number of Good men who will come to the City so soon As pos sible. Although Only 250 men will be required the Sebr Tion committee will Send about 300 men. Into Camp to provide for Nimg Epcie i the committee who an selecting horses for the contingent purchased a Good num Ber of animals on x wednesday at fair prices. Chi victorian wheat yield. Melbourne. January 16. Inc revised of Sammy prepared by. The australasian of the wheat crop is 19.09l901 bushels. This is much More Libe ral than the estimate Renand a Vera weeks ago when the chm Atic conditions were unsatisfactory. The area cot for Grain is now estimated at 2,025,000 acres and the average yield per acre is rather Over nine bushels giving the total yield 18js70,000 bushels. The exportable surplus is estimated at 9,000,000 in sods. To other states. Melbourne. January 16. A Lew Days ago me minister Tor i extence batted to he Imperial authorities that the victorian government was in a position to Mange locally for. The transport of the fifth contingent to a oath inca. A came Mes Sage in reply was received to Day from the i comm Winner in South Africa Autho Irma the government to charter the liner Orient to take tiie victorian contingent and also the troops from one of the other states. There is not room of the Orient for More than 60 or. 70 horses and it will therefore be necessary to engage another vessel for the conveyance of the mounts to South Africa. It improbable that the South australian or Western australian contingents will sail in the Orient the name of Lieut w. S. Wedd of the Field artillery has been added to the list of officers chosen to proceed with the fifth contingent to South Africa. Upwards of 78 officers of the local forces and civilians have applied to go with the contingent As holders of commissions. Nineteen men of the Imperial bushmen s regiment who have been ordered Back to the front Wen passed today As fit for duty. Sydney Jenary 16. An additional 228 men were enrolled for the fifth contingent today and 169 passed the medical examination. Of those who passed yesterday 28 failed in the shooting test. ?. Foundation Day regatta. Sydney january 16, Ine programme Lor the foundation uhf anniversary regatta was published to Day. The regatta wih be the most comprehensive Ever arranged in Australia m order to com memo me the beginning of Tho now. Can Tury. Over �600 Haft been Sppon thied in prizes �126 having been allotted to an interstate race for yacht and a similar prize Wol he Given for All Comers scan which will decide Tho championship of Anst Nua. Recounts for Imperial service. Sydney. Jannary Lei. Sir Wiliam Lyne has telegraphed to the agent general asking him to make an application to the Home government to allow of the establishment of a depot in new South Wales for the purpose of supplying horses for the Imperial government As is ? done in Canada. Commonwealth concerns. Sir James Dickson a successor Sydney january in. Jut. A Wren comm Monea who is a we Hoar to night stated that be hoped to bar in a position to announce the name of tie new minister in the Federal Cabinet to Morrow and he thought it would then be found that the near minister for defence would be alike satisfactory to Tibe Peon of Queensland and Australia generally. Brisbane january 16. Or. Pop stated to night that he vacancy i the Federal Cabinet would be filled by a prominent Queen Dander Bat not Bis Wolf. Federal elections. Melbourne. January 18. 3lr. J. L. Dow has announced himself of x candidate for the Federal Senate Attr st v1t.ni Vanieff a Melbourne january Lei the speaker of the leg Dative Mac ably in Nonnce his intention today of issuing m writ for the election of a member for Sec. Kilda. In Succena Ion to sir Georee Turner. Whose acceptance of a Federal portfolio vacated his seat in parliament. Melbourne january 16. Replying to an invitation to address Public meeting at Hawthorn. Or. Barton stated that daring his visit to Melbourne he would be Able to address Tho electors of Victoria in Only the most Central Hall in the Metropolis. Wellington january -3l with reference to the visit of the Law Perial troops to new zealand me Ward the acting Premier cabled to sir. Chamberlain asking that the troops might land at the Bluff awl proceed by railway right through the Colony. The Imperial troops. Brisbane. January 16. The troop ship nun my with the Impe Naf troops on Board Ted the Orient with invalided soldiers arrived in Moreton bar this morning and anchored. Owing to the Britannic being unable to come up the River As far As pin Kemba till to Morrow afternoon it wid be Naoa Mcmary to Tran ship the troops in the Bay. A number of the Ofle. Cers reached Brisbane this afternoon to make arrangements for to Morrow s Mili tary display. The troops will be trans App a to the Luanda and other steamers Early to Morrow morning and will breakfast on these vessels As they steam up the River. Phe Queensland soldiers who arrived by this Orient will be brought to Brisbane this afternoon and the Steamer Wal continue her ravage to new zealand to Morrow the Dol Hourie with the Indian contingent on Board steamed up the River this afternoon rhe people gathered on the Banks at con lenient spats and cheered lustily. The dig is gaily decorated and to Morrow s Noli scary March through the streets promises to be very successful. Federal Post office. Sir John Forrest s opinions. Important proposals. The postal departments of the federating states May be amalgamated on March � the states postmasters general have administered their departments of late upon me Assumption mat Uey wot a not of to sorbed by the Federal administration much before july 1, but sir John Forrest Fede ral postmaster general thinks otherwise. Sir John interviewed in Melbourne by. The Argus said ? ? i am personally of opinion that the sooner the postal departments an amalgamated the better for All concerned. There Are two ways in which this May be accomplished first by a proclamation issued by the governor general in the Council secondly by waiting for the assembling of the Federal parliament and then passing an act for the purpose. The former appears to me to be the better coarse Ana the ministry is inclined to think that we can adopt it but then is some doubt a to the operation of the Public service acts of each state and the question has been referred to or. Deakin the Federal at Torney general for consideration. I. Expect to have his decision before Long but at tha Earnest i cannot see Bow the transfers can be effected before March 1 next. If the departments an taken Over by proclamation the interstate postal Confert. Ence Wincn was to Nave been held a 3/uv Bourne next month will be abandoned and even if it meets i May not be present Bat i have of course the report of the Perma nent Heads who met in Sydney in Decem. Ber to go upon. To make the amalgamation run smoothly then will. I think have to be some Central administration established. I will in All probability choose one of the senior officers who will act As my adviser on matters of detail and be will need a staff but these arrangements will. Be purely of a temporary character so far As the Constitution of the Central body is concerned. I am inclined to adopt the suggestion of the recent conference in regard to working the various state departments. As i understand it the permanent Heads propose that instead of the Central office communicating with every Little Post office it shall Issue instructions to the principal state offices and they shall in torn convey them to the smaller Post offices. Then we should have a Well balanced system of control before it can be attempted How Ever it May be necessary to give the state Deputy postmasters general larger Power of Thau they have at present. While the Federal parliament is sett inc i will administer my department from Mel Bourne Bat i cannot say for for he whether i will go to Sydney when we in in recess. Until parliament meets i shall remain in Sydney when i return from the West taking Over the departments by proclamation Means that the existing Lam and regulations in Force in each state at the time of Transfer will continue to be opera Tive until they an superseded by uniform Laws a framed at a later Date in tha Light of the recommendations of die inter state conference. I should think the fact hat Victoria Oss Aea Aea to revert w Penny Pasuda of april 1 will not be altered by Amalga mation before that Date. The common wealth act provides that Wejnert respect the Laws of each state until Federal legis lation takes their place. Bat it Mustbe remembered that any. Loss that May Kobow the introduction of Penny postage in vie Toria will fall on that state alone. Then seems to be an erroneous abroad that the loss will be Distri Bitri throughout die common each. I fancy some victorian nol Hilans overlooked it clause in the Commonweal i act we jul provides that for five years each depart ment taken Over by the Federal Ign Start troll be credited and debited with its owl receipts and expenditure so that any deficiency will have to he made Good from the state Treasury. The idea was that at the end of the five years we would know Shat should be done to make the depart ments As near As possible self supporting. Broadly speaking the trend of pubic opinion seems to be in favour of Penny Stan throughout tiie Commonwealth ind i suppose it will Only be a matter of time before it is the uniform australian ate. There has been some mention made of ? Federal Stamps Bat i Don t quite set How a can have such issues until the five pears i have mentioned Are up. Yoo be each state department has to is credited with its fad stamp sales and to o that the Stamps must be distinctive of to present. Besides if we did have Federal Kamps. Somebody might buy a lot of then in Victoria and then perhaps use them n Queensland. Victoria would get tha Benefit of the Sale and Queensland would Bare to do the distributing work without payment. Consequently it would be quite a Poshie to apportion the stamp sales tory Between each state department it records Nee with the five years Danae feared to

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By Publication

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Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

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Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

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NewspaperArchive FAQs

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Newspapers allow readers to step into the life and times of past decades and centuries from all over the world. Not only do they have interesting and unique articles and photos, but they also have advertisements, comics, classifieds, and more.
The NewspaperArchive collection can be searched several different ways - advanced search, browse, and publications. The advanced search offers filters to narrow your search for more precise results.
NewspaperArchive’s collection of newspapers boasts more than 85% unique content compared to other newspaper sites. In addition to big city newspapers, we have a wide variety of newspapers from small towns that hold a wealth of information about day-to-day life. Our collection dates back to 1607!