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  2. COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS.

    The following is the official programme of the ceremonies in connection with the inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia at Brisbane on Tuesday next:— ...

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  3. THE COMMONWEALTH.

    The "St. James's Gazette," in an article dealing with the Australian Federal Premiership, states that it is well known that the chief persons concerned in making the ...

    Article : 74 words
  4. THE BOER WAR.

    A Reuter's correspondent at the front in South Africa states that the continued chase after the Boer leader, Commandant De Wet, has made the (British Mounted infantry the ...

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  5. MORIAL LESSON FROM THE WAR.

    Major-General [?]den-Powell, speaking at Port Elizabeth, expressed the opinion that the moral lesson d[?]rivable from the present war is that the British colonies should be ...

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  6. CHINA.

    News has been received of an encounter having taken place on the 20th instant between the Boxers and a small French force about twenty miles westward of ...

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  7. APPRECIATION OF TASMANIAN TROOPS.

    The-Administrator of the Government has received a cable from the Secretary of State, in which he remarks that Lord Kitchener has paid a high tribute to the services ...

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  8. THE FEDERAL CABINET.

    Although no official announcement has yet been made, it is pretty certain that the forecast made yesterday us to the probable members of the Federal Ministry is correct. ...

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  9. THE JUMNA INQUIRY.

    We have been favoured with the following copy of a letter addressed by the Chief Secretary to the Agent-General, summarising the Minister's conclusions with regard ...

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  10. TWO CHILDREN DROWNED.

    News reached Newcastle to-night of the drowning of two children, a boy and a girl named (Maher, at Lake Macquarie. They were sent last night to a neighbour's house ...

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  11. FURTHER BOXER OUTRAGES.

    Missionaries in China have reported that on the 21st instant, at a place thirty-five miles east of Peking, the Boxers killed twelve native Roman Catholics, and burned ...

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  12. ENGAGEMENT AT CHO-CHAU.

    Count von Waldersee, the Commanderin-Chief in China, and General Voyrou, the commander of the German troops, have reported that in consequence of a force ...

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  13. CABLE MESSAGES.

    It is announced that Mr. John Anderson, C.M.G., one of the Principal Clerks at the Colonial Office, has been appointed to the position of secretary to the Duke of York ...

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  14. OVERLAND PASSENGERS.

    The following passengers travelled by mail train to-day:- For Brisbane: Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Alford, Mrs. Sut[?]liffe, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Bryant, Mrs. ...

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  15. DE WET'S LATEST MOVEMENTS.

    Latest reports from the Orange River Colony state that Commandant De Wet refuses to make a stand anywhere to encounter the British troops, but [?] is kept ...

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  16. POSITION OF QUEENSLAND.

    I cannot say anything at present," said the 'Hon. J. R. Dickson yesterday afternoon in answering some direct questions as to his prospects for inclusion in the first ...

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  17. DEATH OF DOWAGER LADY CHURCHILL.

    A "Court Circular" issued from Osborne (the Queen's residence in the Isle of Wight), announces the sudden death at Osborne of the Dowager Lady Churchhill, ...

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  18. SNIPING AT ZEERUST.

    The Boers are keeping up a heavy and persistent sniping on the British convoys in the vicinity of Zeerust, near the western border of the Transvaal, and about ...

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  19. HOLIDAY TRAIN SERVICE.

    Sir,—Allow me to protest [?]ough your columns against the disgraceful way in which the railway service between Brisbane and Sandgate is carried out on public ...

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  20. WHOLESALE EXECUTION OF REFORMERS.

    The leaders of the Reform movement in Southern China declare that the Chinese regular forces have massacred 1500 Reformers, and also beheaded twenty-seven ...

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  21. CAPE COLONY INVASION,

    News from Cape Colony states that regiments of cyclists are being formed there for the purpose of protecting the lines of communication in view of the Boer invasion ...

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  22. LORD ROBERTS'S RETURN.

    Field Marshal Lord Roberts has arrived at Madeira on his homeward voyage from South Africa to England. ...

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  23. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.

    The steamer Chingtu arrived from China to-day, bringing newspaper files to the date of 8th December, from which the following items of news are taken:— ...

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  24. THE FUTURE OF CRETE.

    Prince George of Greece, High Commissioner in Crete, has lately been visiting the principal European capitals with the object of securing the consent of the Powers ...

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  25. PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENTS.

    Australian Natives' Association Sports. Naval and Military Events.—12.5: Musical Driving Drill. 12.20 Physical Drill, squad. 12.45: Cutlass Drill, Naval. 3 ...

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  26. REPRESENTATIVES FROM SOUTH AFRICA.

    The Hon F. R. Moor, Minister for Native Affairs in Natal, and the Hon. James Frost, Minister without portfolio in Cape Colony, who are delegates from South Africa to ...

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  27. INVITATION TO SIR GEORGE TURNER.

    Sir George Turner, Premier of Victoria, has received the following telegram from Mr. E. Barton:—"I congratulate you and Australia on your steadfastness and ...

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  28. BRITISH ACTION.

    The British authorities in the Colesberg district, in the north of Cape Colony, near the Orange River Colony frontier, are commandeering horses for remounts for the ...

    Article : 138 words
  29. REMISSION OF SENTENCES.

    The Government have decided to hold over until the arrival of the Duke of York the question of remitting a portion of the sentences of prisoners now confined in the ...

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  30. REVEALING MILITARY SECRETS.

    General Andre, the French Minister for War, made a somewhat startling speech at Beaune yesterday. In the course of his address he hinted that while the War ...

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  31. THE FEDERAL PAGEANT.

    The general arrangements for the great demonstration on the 1st January are being gradually completed, but in some instances the work will have to be performed under ...

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  33. INTERCOLONIAL CRICKET.

    The intercolonial match between New South Wales and Victoria was concluded this afternoon, and resulted in a somewhat easy win for Victoria by five wickets. At ...

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  35. ROMAN CATHOLIC JUBILEE YEAR.

    A Papal bull has been issued, prolonging the Roman Catholic jubilee year for a further six months to all Catholics throughout the world, Rome only being ...

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  36. OPERATIONS AGAINST THE BOERS.

    A mixed British and colonial force, with seven guns, has expelled the invading Boers from the kop[?]es to the north-west of Steynsburg, in the north of Cape Colony, ...

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  37. THE TRAMWAY BAND.

    The usual weekly band concert took place at the Hamilton last evening. There was a good attendance present, including many country visitors who took the opportunity ...

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  39. SPECIAL RELIGIOUS SERVICES.

    A special service will be held in St. John's Cathedral on the 1st January in connection with the inauguration of tho Commonwealth: The service is to commence at 9. ...

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  40. NARROW ESCAPE FROM AMBUSH.

    Reports are to hand that Colonel Burrows, with a detachment of the 19th Hussars, a body of mounted infantry, and the town guard of Burghersdorp (a place ...

    Article : 117 words
  41. TITLES OF FEDERAL OFFICIALS

    His Excellency the Governor has received a despatch from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, stating that "in consequence of the establishment of the ...

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  43. THE "TIMES" ON THE CAPE RAID.

    The "Times" this morning, commenting upon the situation in Cape Colony, declares that the Boer raid into the colony has proved a manifest failure. The Dutch ...

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  44. BFNEVOLENT ASYLUM DUNWICH.

    The following is the medical superintendent's report of the state of the asylum for the week ending 22nd instant:—In the asylum at last report, 822 males, 158 females; [?] admitted, 8 ...

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  45. VICTORIA BR[?] TO BE DECORATED.

    A special meeting of the Victoria Bridge Board was held yesterday. when a resolution of the board adopted at last general meeting of the board namely, that no action ...

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  46. (LORD KITCHENER.

    Lord Kitchener, the British Commanderin-Chief, who was yesterday reported to be at Naauwpoort Junction, on the main railway line from Port Elizabeth to the Orange ...

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  48. OTHER ITEMS.

    The Paris journal "Le Siecle" has published an interview with a Hollander from the Transvaal, who expresses the opinion that General Louis Botha has lost all hope ...

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  49. FORTITUDE VALLEY STATE SCHOOLS.

    The committee of the Valley State schools (boys,' girls,' and infants,') have made arrangements for the presentation of the medals provided by the Government in ...

    Article : 206 words
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