THE FINANCIAL POLICY OF THE
MR. GILLIES' BUDGET SPEECH.
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MELBOURNE, August 1.
In'the House of Asssmbly,.la«V eight, Mr. ÍGúhts delivered his financial statement. He aaidr that the expenditure for the year waa 4Í0ÍS48,883, which left a1 créaitfbelan« of '4465,747. If he bad pursued the prenons
year's ooarae he could have shewn a balance of nearly '¿900,000 He estimated the re- ceipts for the comme; year at 49,718,971 and the expenditure at 49,651,971 He estimated the railway defioit for next year at 4160,412 He proposed to convert the unredeemed 6 per cant, debentures inte 3} per cento. The Supply Bill was passed
THE PBEIf 1ER PERMANENT BUILDING
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The Premier Permanent Bnildrag Society prosecution wasJ continued to-day. Mr. Gaunson cross-examined Colonel Templeton, ínsinaatlng that the* Colonel waa taking pro. eeedrage against Messrs Nimmo A Dow, because they belonged to the Ministry whioh insisted on bim retiring from the Publie Ser
vioaBoírd The enquiry was again adjourned.
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MBLBOUBNX, August 1.
The underwriters have presented Mrs Meinders, widow of the Captain of the
sohooner Jsfcannay^with a gqjdçwatoh and. *fjy sovereigns ferber heroiqaenduot, and. have presented Hermann Heigin, cEief officer ef the schooner, with 425 for the ooursge and endnranee displayed by him in bringing the vessel to port aftermost Of the company
had died from fever
THE UNEMPLOYED AGITATION.
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MBLBOUBNX, August 1
To-day the unemployed interviewed the .Chief Justice, who said that he wa» in favour 'of a sensible scheme of relief They also interviewed the President of the Board ( ¿f Health, who promised to bring about the demolition of nnhealtby buildings
THE BROKEN CABLES.
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MELBOURNE, August 1.
The Cable Company's repairing' steamer
Sherrard Osborne restored the 1871 cable on Wedneaday evening, by laying 5½ knota of new cable. She expects to restore eommuni- cations on the Roebuck Bay line on Friday.
THE FROZEN MEAT TRADE. [BY TELEOGRAPH]
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at Scott'» Hotel, to-day, to promote the object, of toe Company being formed m Queensland to undertake the exportation of f rosen meat.