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Colonies And India (Newspaper) - December 25, 1880, London, Middlesex And in Ufa weekly newspaper. Registered at the general Rost office for transmission abroad. No. 436. London saturday december 25, 1880. Price sixpence. With 8 up. Index. Contents. Leading article Page retrospect of the year. 10-15 notes the colonies and Tilda 15 Cinchona cultivation in Jamaica. 16 telegrams and summaries of colonial intelligence from Australia new zealand Canada South Africa India and Central Asia Ceylon j 3-c West indies a correspondence the Premier of new South Wales and \ the Royal colonial Institute a the Queensland contracts. 7 miscellaneous statistics of the Indian empire.,. 7-9 the Sydney banquet to the Duke of _ Manchester Page miscellaneous continued the Miner s bight a tale of the australian Gold a Fields chapter the real remedy for Irish distress. Miscellaneous news. Books the personal life of David Livingstone books received. 17 the Battle of the telephones and Tele 17 Bible and Mission work of the world 18 death of or. Frank Buckland. Is colonial enquiries. Is prices of government securities. 18 advertisement a. 1,2, 1s-20 l i 17 17 Index of contents Fois the year 1880. .i.-Viii. Telegrams. Keuter s Agency Canada. Ottawa december 20. In to Day s sitting of the Dominion House of commons sir j. A. Macdonald the Premier replying to a question said that there was a necessity for reliable statistics of the annual production of the fisheries in View of the government being shortly called upon to negotiate new fishery arrangements. According to an official statement the Public debt of Canada increased #9,500,000 during the last fiscal year. The Premier announced to Day in the House of commons that the government were considering the question of including in the estimates a Grant of Money As a subsidy to a line of steamers Between St. John new Brunswick and England. The House afterwards adopted a motion of or. Anglin for the production of correspondence respecting the expenditure of #100,000 voted for the Irish Relief fund. Or. Anglin said he understood that the Money had after some delay been expended in providing boats and fishing outfits. Summary of latest colonial intelligence. A  South Telegram from Sydney dated december 16 gives an account of the opening of the new parliament of new South Wales. The vice regal speech congratulates the country on the Fuller representation obtained by the late electoral act. It is hoped that the business of the session will be got through so As to enable the session of 1881 to be opened in May so that business May be concluded before Christmas. Bills Are promised including measures for extending and improving municipal and local self government regulating the liquor traffic amending the mining act providing for the regulation and development of fisheries the preservation and promoting the growth of Timber forests simplifying the real property act amending Anci consolidating the criminal Law a. The work done by the education act is highly commended and the number of pupils has largely increased. The Revenue derived from the occupation of Crown lands is Likely to increase through the operation of the act recently passed and the increase of the general Revenue Sinie july 1 is nearly 000,000/. More than in the corresponding period of 1870. Railway works Are being pushed on in every direction and in a few weeks nearly 200 Miles would be added to the system. Trial surveys Are also proceeding for a aggregate of no less than 1,740 Miles. Reference was made in the speech to the forthcoming conference on International matters. At the Date when our latest files left on november 12, there was much excitement prevailing As to the forthcoming elections. Nearly All the candidates had pronounced themselves in favour of there being no change in the fiscal policy and sir Henry Parkes in his address to the electors declared that he was an advocate for the fullest free Trade and he spoke of Protection As the policy of the a Thrifty. The governor lord Loftus had been visiting Bathurst and other towns in the West. Everywhere he was receiving a Arost Hearty reception at a Public luncheon at Sydney his lordship strongly advised that All the colonies should unite to carry out the Frozen meat Trade on an extensive scale and a company ought to be formed with a capital of a million m at least half a million Sterling. He said they must not expect the English people to interest themselves if the australians did not bestir themselves first. Kelly was hanged on nov. 11. The proceedings were strictly private. Numerous efforts were made to secure Ahkii a reprieve a petition amongst others being signed by 32,424 persons asking for a commutation of his sentence. The executive declined to alter it. A very Strong feeling had been aroused by the action of or. David Haunson chairman of committees in presiding at a meeting in favour of the reprieve and the matter was to be brought before the Assembly. Or. Berry said he would not take the initiative but he would offer no obstacle to any course that the majority of the House thought proper to pursue. On the motion of sir Bryan o log Len the Assembly had resolved that the proposed reductions in the salaries of civil servants were contrary to the provisions of the civil service act and they were accordingly struck out of the estimates. Two Hundred gentlemen were present at the mayor s inaugural dinner on november 9. Amongst the guests was the Duke of Manchester who pronounced a warm Eulogius on the australian colonies. His Grace left the following Day for Geelong and was to visit or. A. K. Finlay at Gle Ormiston sir Samuel Wilson at Erci Doune and then proceed to Gipp land. There was a grand Volunteer review on november 0 at Fleming ton 25,000 spectators were present. Complaints of want of employment were getting More scarce so Many men now being engaged at shearing. South William Jarvis and party were returning Overland from Melbourne. They travelled by train to Hamilton and at Gambler on the Border had a Hearty reception. The government were considering a special payment to the Orient company for their mails. It had been resolved that a responsible minister should attend the conference to be held in Melbourne. A Sham fight took place at Adelaide on the Prince of Wales s birthday. An Eye Hospital was to be opened at Adelaide at a Cost of 20,000/. A or. Joyce had undertaken to find the principal part himself if the Public subscribed 3,000/. legislative Council had thrown out the clause of the railway Bill restricting the employment of chinese. Or. Archer had moved in the Assembly the adoption of the report of the select committee on or. Remnant s petition. The Premier stated that if it were adopted the government would appoint a commission in London to conduct the inquiry. The report was adopted on november 11. The Pearl Shell fisheries in the North Are said to be doing very Well. A successful raid had been made upon a chinese gambling House at towns Ville and Nineteen arrests were made. A anew definite news had been received of when the new governor sir Arthur Gordon was to be expected. The Herald remarks that although his measures in Fiji had been extremely obnoxious to the landowners there and he had been greatly blamed yet the conditions of administration were so entirely different in new zealand that his regime in that Colony might be differently judged. A substantial Advance in the work of permanent settlement of native affairs during the month was reported. Near Pari Haka the marries had almost entirely abandoned the attitude of obstruction and the number of those in prison had not consequently been increased. The work of Road making had been carried on and some of the confiscated land had been sold with a Success fill result. There was very keen Competition for it and the prices realised were much More than had been anticipated the average being 6/. Per acre. Altogether 50,000/. Was obtained. The indirect Benefit to the country by the settlement of a Large District which had hitherto Laid waste would be enormous. Other blocks would soon be put in the Market. The european purchasers believed that there was Little apprehension of the natives disturbing them in their occupation. The Only recent attempt at obstruction was on the part of some Maori women who endeavoured to prevent some ploughman commencing work at Kora Hora but there was nothing like a disturbance. The policy of retrenchment was still being vigorously pursued by the government. Trade was still Dull especially in the Southern parts of the Colony but there were indications of a revival being at hand. The Revenue had latterly shown a tendency to increase and altogether a better feeling prevailed. All Over the South Island Large areas of land hitherto lying Idle were about to tie cultivated and this of course would greatly add to the Prosperity of the Colony. This was particularly the Case in the Auckland province where 200,000 acres of land would soon be brought into the Market. Or Vesey Stewart was shortly expected with another Large body of emigrants and the new settlement at the Aroha of 17,000 acres which had been taken up by Captain Steele agent of the Lincolnshire Farmers was to be commenced at once. A. Discovery of Gold had been made on the Block adjoining the the Aroha land and it was to be proclaimed by the government As a Gold Field in a few Days. Should even Only a few men find permanent employment in Gold mining at the Aroha the value of the Lincolnshire Farmers Purchase would be greatly enhanced. At the diocesan Synod of the anglican Church the present system of Public education in the Colony excited much criticism As it had done out of doors and there was an agitation on foot either for the introduction of the Reading of the Bible or obtaining some form of religious teaching. Argus Fiji urges the establishment of various industries in the islands including paper making soap making tanning and brewing. There Are several native plants that would form the material for the paper. A horrible tragedy occurred at Leuka on oct. 19, when a coolie murdered the wife of another coolie with whom he had been cohabiting and then committed suicide. Their House had been the rendezvous of All the vagrant coolies in town and the inmates wore in the habit of drinking heavily. The measles were fast spreading and were already very prevalent amongst the half castes they were mostly however in a mild form and were not Likely to be serious. In referring to the recent outrages in the Western Pacific the chief Justice had said " if the Whites who Are engaged in recruiting labour or trading commit an outrage on the natives and the latter retaliate then the natives Are justified by the Law but if the natives Are the aggressors then the White is justified in defending himself with any weapon or by any Means in his power.". The new zealand Herald referring to this says How different does this sensible View of the matter appear to the practice which has lately prevailed and which would have the european go like a Lamb to the Slaughter while tie Savage is Forsooth excused on the ground of Harbord aide de Camp to his excellency the governor general is returning to England his leave of absence from his regiment

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