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FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1900.

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In the Legislative Assembly yesterday,

The Pastoral Lenses Act of 1869 Amend- ment Bill was read a third time mid passed.

Leave was given to introduce a bill to remedy the lobs of insurance policies.

The second reading of the Workmen's Compensation Bill was moved by Mr. Fisher, and after discussion the debate was adjourned.

The Port Norman, (Normanton, and Clon- curry Railway Bill was read a first time.

The bill empowering the Mount Garnet Freehold Copper and Silver Mining Com- pany to construct a tramway was read a first time, as was also the Glassford Cieek Tramway Bill.

A bill to amend the Sugar Works Guaran- tee Act was read a first time

The debato on the second reading of the Callide Railway Bill was resumed, and

again adjourned.

The House rose at 11.40 p.m.

Fine weather will prevail »throughout the colony, with areas of cloud in places, and scattered rain and isolated thunderstorms, especially over the Peninsula.

Another case of plague was reported in /Bris-Tiane yesterday, the ipatient, a resident of Menzies-street, Petrie-terrace, having i died before the nature of his malady was

discovered.

The nunïber of persons who paid for ad 1 mission at the Exhibition yesterday was

over 13,000, and the takings amounted to

'£670 12s. 3d.

The wood-chopping contest îield during the day was Anally won "by E. Terry, of the Clarence oliver. New South Wales.

The Handicap Trotting Match in the afternoon was a one-sided affair, Mr. T. C. Scadden's horse, Lord Beldon, coming in an

easy winner.

It is proposed to ibulld a tramline from Logan to Canungra, and a deputation on the sutrject waited on the Premier yester-

day.

The boundaries of the districts under the Factories and Shops (Act have tieen ex-

tended.

Evidence was taken yesterday toy the Pub- lic Works Commission and the Public Ser- vice Board Inauiry on matters connected with the department.

Tihe Railway Commission took evidence yesterday on the subject of the rival routes for the proposed border railway.

There was little speculation at the sale of the late James Tyson's properties held by Moreheads (Limited yesterC-ay.

The ibilllard match (between John Roberts< (champion) and F. Weiss was concluded"1 last night at the Carlton Club, Roberts win- ning by 403 points.

A man named Jamef KLlriJf, aged 26, fell into a vat at the 3me "briery (Tasmania), and was literally''boiléd to cjeatSi.

ÍA railway accident occurred' yesterday on a disused line ibetween Collingwood and Kew (Victoria), wherelby three men were killed and nearly a dozen more injured.

!A man named Tihomas Bremner was killed in a street affray in Sydn%y on "Wednesday nigiht.

The steamer Surrey has left Bowen with over 1200 tons of frozen beef.

A further case of plague has been re- ported at Townsville.

After an interval of over three weeks, another case of plague was discovered in Sydney yesterday.

Lord Hopetoun, who has been appointed first Governor-General of Australia, is to be 'banqueted in London on the 3rd October, prior to his departure.

The Colonial -Stocks Bill has been passed by the British Parliament.

The British Parliament was prorogued on Wednesday, and among the matters referred to in the prorogation speech it was stated that her Majesty had sincere pleasure in giving assent to the Australian Ccumon wealth Bill, which would add to the strength and resources of the Empire.

In view of the recent Anarchist outrages special precautions were taken to insure the safety of the Prince of Wales during his recent visit to Coburg to attend the funeral of the late Duke of Saxe-Coburg.

The portion of the British supplementary war loan allotted to American tenderers was covered twice over

Ample rains have fallen over a consider- able portion of the famine-stricken pro- vinces in India, and the situation, has, in consequence, decidedly improved.

The latest reports from the Peking Lega- tions show that the situation there was still regarded as desperate.

Sir Claude MacDonald states that the re- fugees in the British Legation include 200 women and children, and intermittent rifle firing had been continued by the Boxers and Chinese, troops since the cannonade ceased on the 16tb July, but the casualties were slight.

Fei-tsang, about ten miles north-west of Tientsin, 'has been captured by the Japanese troops, who were assisted by the British

and Americans.

It is admitted officially that 124 European missionaries, including women and* child- ren, have been massacred In Northern

China.

There are now 250 Europeans and Ameri- cans in great peril In the province of

Sze-chuon

General Count Walderseo, late ctilef of the General Staff of the German army, has been appointed Generalissimo of the allied

forces in China.

Two men of the Canadian Mounted In- fantry serving in South Africa have been sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for .commandeering arms from the Boers hy means of forged orders and afterwards sell- ing these arms to other Boers.

The Boer agents at Delagoa Bay are in a state of panic in consequence of the dis- missal of the Portuguese Customs officials at that place. \

A constabulary force of 5000 mon is being formed in the Transvaal and many men from the colonial contingents are joining.

E\-President 'Steyn. of the Orange Free State, is reported to be seriously lil.

The Boers captured and shot two of General Carrlngton's scouts, aaiiihey were found to he Transvaal burghers{[-:>,.

Geneial Buller has capturedjiABieflrsfoort, to the north of Natal, where tiDore naas a large Boer commando, bub-lbTenßptf05üion> is said to have been only halfolreartedO qii'

, Lord Roberts fears that j the garrison at Eland's River, under Colonel IkOre,:; has been captWed by the Boers afteDact»» days'

resistance. I'-süi» t i

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