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Mr. W. Adams' death occurred at the

Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, on Sunday from cancerous tumour of the lip and neck. He underwent an operation on Thursday, and there was then no apprehension of a reaction taking place. He leaves a widow and six of a family, one son and five daugh ters, of whom two are unmarried. General sympathy is felt here for the deceased, and the flags are at half mast. Some members of the family left this morning for Sydney to bring the body to Bundaberg, where a public funeral will be accorded the remains.

BRISBANE, Saturday.

In the Police Court to-day two hawkers were fined Ss. and costs, at the instigation of the Brisbane Corporation, for hawking with out licences. It has transpired from the evidence that eaeh hawker is liable to fully £40 per annum for license fees to enable him to ply within the various municipal districts around Brisbane. The case is regarded as a test one. Notice has been given of defend ants' intention to appeal to tile Full Court.


The weather is showery in Brisbane. Ad vices from the West are that welcome rains have fallen, averting the possibilities of a drought.

Mr. P. 0. Fysh, premier of Tasmania, and Miss Fysh arrived by train from Sydney this morning.

Mr. Playford, Premier of South Australia, arrived by thc steamer Airlie from Port Darwin to-day.

A telegram has been received announcing fhc death of Mr. Walter Adams, the member tor Bundaberg.


The Premiers of Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia had a long interview on intercolonial matters this morning.

The police have received a telegram that a man named Boland Goodlet left Montalbion on Tuesday in search of horses, and has not since been heard of. Black trackers are searching for him.

An old miner named James Wren is mis sing from Cooktown for some time. It is believed he is drowned.

The acting Minister for Mines, the Hon. W. H. Wilson, was waited upon this morning by Mr. Morgan, M.L.A., with reference to a suggestion that Darkey Flat goldfield should be visited by an expert, and an official opinion obtained upon its prospecte. Mr. Wilson re cognised the importance of the suggestion, and feeling it was desirable in the interests of the miners on the field to obtain a definite opinion as to the character of the ground being worked for alluvial, consented to send Mr. W. H. Bands, who will probably leave

for Warwick to-morrow.

The forecast for Queensland is decidedly unsettled weather, with a tendency over the whole colony. Areas of cloud with local rains will alternate with clear skies ; fresh to strong winds on the coast north of Rock hampton, and thunder storms in west.

Newe from Bowen states that the Lucinda, having on hoard the Governor, anchored at Fort Denison at half-past eleven this morn ing. She left Cairns about half-past seven on Saturday evening, but experienced strong south-east winds with rain and squalls and a heavy sea, which delayed her progress con siderably. The Governor intends to make a stay here for a short time to see if the

weather moderates.