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  2. OUR DEFENCES.

    Mr. Ewing, M.P., the Vice-President of the Executive Council, is at present in Sydney. The Minister for Defence in this Government is Senator Playford, but as it is necessary ...

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  3. THE HEAT WAVE.

    What is probably the most disastrous fire ever experienced in the history of Forbes has been raging in the district since Friday. It commenced at different points. The fire of ...

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  4. CHINESE ON THE RAND.

    Mr. Lloyd-George, President of the Board of Trade, speaking at Croydon on Saturday night, said that the late Government on the eve of its resignation tricked the ...

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  5. NEW LIFE FOR RUSSIA.

    Count Witte, the Prime Minister of Russia, in the course of an interview, said that despite the gravity of the present crisis, Russia would emerge from it ...

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  6. GENERAL ELECTION.

    Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the Prime Minister, in an address to his constituents of Stirling District, declares that the Government's predecessors bequeathed ...

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  7. DEATHS AT BROKEN HILL.

    A duststorm, followed by a cool change, occurred about 10 o'clock last night, but the weather to-day was again hot and muggy. Among the victims of the heat were Mr. A. ...

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  8. THE OPIUM TRAFFIC.

    The decision of the Federal authorities to prohibit the importation of opium except for medicinal purposes from the 1st of the present month has created consternation among ...

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  9. IN THE GRENFELL DISTRICT.

    Bush fires continue burning around the district, A fire which started on Marsden Common burnt out more than 20 holdings. Miles of country and fences were consumed. A fire ...

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  10. VICTORIA.

    A meeting of managers of pastoral and finance companies was held this afternoon to take steps to support the movement recently started in Sydney to bring out Dr. Danysz, of ...

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  11. SEEKING A LOAN.

    The "Matin" says that M. Kokovtsoft, the Russian Minister for Finance, visited France to obtain on behalf of Russia a loan of 300,000,000 francs (about ...

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  12. PHOSPHORUS AND FIRE.

    On Wednesday last two fires broke out almost simultaneously in a wheat paddock seven miles from town, the property of Mr. S. Taylor, and farmed on the shares principle ...

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  13. NO POLICY DISCLOSED.

    The "Times," commenting upon the absence of disclosures of policy in Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's election address, states it is evident that he is determined ...

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  14. DESTRUCTION BY LETTS.

    The Letts in the Baltic provinces have destroyed numerous castles, including that of Ostensaken with its priceless collection of paintings and other works. ...

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  15. AGENTS FOR THE EAST.

    Mr. J. M. Sinclair was appointed to-day by Mr. Murray, Acting Minister for Agriculture, Commercial Agent for the East, Mr. Levien was appointed a few weeks ago, but Mr. ...

    Article : 58 words
  16. MARTIAL LAW IN SIBERIA.

    Martial law has been decreed in seventeen sections of military districts in Siberia bordering on the railway. ...

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  17. EDUCATION IN PRACTICAL SUBJECTS.

    Several applications have reached the Education Department from other States for the temporary services of teachers who are able to teach such subjects as drawing, manual ...

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  18. MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S ARGUMENT.

    Mr. Chamberlain, addressing a meeting at West Birmingham, said that free imports was the enemy of trade unionism and general commerce. Protection of ...

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  19. ALLEGED MURDER IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

    Mr. Moss, Hon. Minister for Justice, supplied the press to-day with details concerning the killing of John Louton on Yanyereddy station, in the Gascoyne district, on ...

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  20. A RECORD OF 121 DEGREES.

    The Acting Government Meteorologist says that the temperatures experienced inland during Saturday and Sunday were the highest recorded this summer, and it is very ...

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  21. THE TOBACCO COMMISSION

    The Tobacco Monopoly Commission sat again to-day, Senator Pearce presiding. Mr. Samuel G. Potts, chairman of the Retail Tobacconists' Association, said that one of ...

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  22. TRANSVAAL FRANCHISE.

    Dr. Smuts, representing Hetvolk, of the Transvaal, will visit England to endeavour to secure elimination from the constitution of the principle of one vote one value. ...

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  23. WORK FOR THE UNEMPLOYED.

    Mr. John Morley, Secretary of State for India, told a deputation of the unemployed at Arbroath that the suggestion that the State ought to provide work for those out ...

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  24. QUEENSLAND.

    The Director of Forests has succeeded in getting together a good collection of timbers, etc., for a Queensland exhibit at the A.N.A. Exhibition which opens in Melbourne on ...

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  25. MACKAY SUGAR SEASON.

    The sugar season in the Mackay district, which may now be considered closed, represents a crop of 35,200 tons, of which 32,719 tons has been shipped, the balance being in ...

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  26. THE ELECTORATE.

    The total number of electors in Great Britain is 7,266,708. ...

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  27. GERMAN DIPLOMACY IN PEKING.

    Advices from Peking received in Paris show that Germany, in order to secure railway concessions in Shantung and elsewhere, offered the Empress Dowager to ...

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  28. NATIONALISTS DISSATISFIED.

    The Irish Nationalists are dissatisfied with the attempts of subordinates of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman to minimise his promises respecting Home Rule. ...

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  29. NEW MARKET BUILDING.

    The tender of T. Andrews at £5470 has been accepted for the erection of a market building for the Brisbane Fruit and Produce Exchange, Limited, in Turbot-street. This proposed ...

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  30. AT GUNDAGAI.

    Yesterday afternoon what threatened to be the most disastrous fire ever experienced here started just outside the town boundary. The flames took hold of the long grass and high ...

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  31. GOOD WISHES FROM AUSTRALIA.

    Mr. Stoneham, the Unionist candidate for Bosworth division of Leicester, speaking on Saturday, said he had received cablegrams containing good wishes, and strongly ...

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  32. SWIMMING ASSOCIATION.

    At a meeting of the Queensland Amateur Swimming Association to-night the sum of £25 was voted towards the expenses in connection with the sickness and death of B. B. ...

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  33. THE LIQUOR ACT.

    Yesterday the police carefully watched the publichouses, and, except in one or two instances, they found the law was being closely observed. ...

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  34. THE GOVERNOR ON EDUCATION.

    The Governor, Lord Chelmsford, delivered a very interesting address to-night at a public meeting organised in connection with the Queensland teachers' annual conference. His ...

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  35. GERMAN EMPEROR'S MANDATE.

    The German Emperor, in a sharp and mandatory letter, urges the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Posen (Dr. von Stablewski), to counteract the propagation of ...

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  36. OBSERVATIONS AT BATHURST.

    The provisions of the new Licensing Act are working well, and the police have not had much trouble. Two cases under the new Act were before the Court to-day. One publican ...

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  37. HOME RULE FOR IRELAND.

    A public meeting was held in the Centennial Hall, Brisbane, to-night in connection with the Home Rule movement for the purpose of raising funds to support the Irish ...

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  38. TERRIFIC HEAT INLAND.

    BREWARRINA.—Sunday was the hottest day this summer, the thermometer reaching 120deg., and at 8 o'clock in the evening 105. At 5 o'clock on Monday morning it was 95. The ...

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  39. REDUCTION OF LICENSE FEE.

    The first application was made to-day under the new Liquor Act for the reduction of an hotel license fee. Mrs. G. F. Plunkett applied for a reduction of the fee, on the ground that ...

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  40. FIGHTING IN MACEDONIA.

    The Porte states that last year Turkish troops had 119 encounters in Macedonia with Bulgarian, Greek, and Servian bands. These bands lost 520 men killed, 20 ...

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  41. A MAGISTRATE'S COMMENTS.

    At the police court to-day, the first prosecutions under the new Licensing Act took place. A number of persons were charged with being on hotel premises after legal hours. ...

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  42. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    George Selby, a hairdresser, at Kent Town, had a too crushed on Saturday by a horse. Lockjaw set in, and the man died at the Adelaide Hospital. ...

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  43. THE WRECKED ORIZABA.

    It is nearly a year since the R.M.S. Orizaba was wrecked on the reef outside Fremantle, and the vessel is still fast on the rock. Mr. Charles Moore, purchaser of the cargo and ...

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  44. AT CONDOBOLIN.

    A further fire started on Friday on Mr. G. W. A. Crampton's property on Moonbi Island. The holdings of Mr. E. Hemsworth and Mr. George Hemsworth were burnt out. The ...

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  45. FOREIGN TRADE OF JAPAN.

    The foreign trade of Japan last year amounted to 800,000,000 yen (about £80,900,000). ...

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  46. CALCULATING A FEE.

    The first application for the renewal of a publican's license under the new Liquor Act was made to the Licensing Court to-day, the applicant being Mr. G. M. Oliphant, licensee ...

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  47. DEATHS FROM HEAT.

    An old man named Cummerford, an employee of a local bakery, was admitted to the hospital yesterday suffering from heat apoplexy. He died a few minutes after ...

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  48. COPING WITH GAMBLING.

    Mr. Mackey, Honorary Minister, has been entrusted with the task of drafting additional clauses to the Gambling Bill, applicable to actual premises on which gambling ...

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  49. BILLIARD MATCH.

    In a billiard match, 7000 up level, Mr. Inman beat Mr. F. Weiss by 803. Mr. Weiss' total was 6197. ...

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  50. RAIN IN THE NORTH-WEST AND QUEENSLAND.

    Messrs. Gibbs, Bright, and Co. have received the following telegraphic reports of rainfalls:— Bugilbone Station, Pilliga, N.S.W., January 2: "Forty points steady rain 31st." ...

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  51. ATTEMPTED INCENDIARISM.

    Recently at Crantury, a stick of phosphorus was discovered in Mr. A. Swansbra's wheat crop, between two new harvesters. It was wrapped in a piece of mosquito net, and was ...

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  52. WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

    The vital statistics for 1905, issued by the Registrar-General's Department, show that, compared with the year 1904, the birth rate has fallen from 30.34 per 1000 of population ...

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  53. THE MOROCCO CONFERENCE.

    The despatch of the American squadron commanded by Rear-Admiral Sigshee to the Mediterranean is associated with the proposed International Conference on ...

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  54. A SERIOUS CHARGE.

    David Wallace was committed for trial to-day, on a charge of setting fire to natural grass at Tootal, to the next Wagga Quarter Sessions. ...

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  55. THE HEAT IN QUEENSLAND.

    BRISBANE.—Hot weather has been experienced, the temperature in the country ranging up to 118deg at Thargomindah, and 115 at Windorah. ...

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  56. GREAT HEAT AT BOURKE.

    Terribly severe heat has been experienced during the past few days. The thermometer registered over 120 degrees in the shade yesterday. Intense heat was experienced ...

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  57. NEWCASTLE.

    On New Year's Eve a shooting affray took place on board the barque Werra, lying at the dyke. The first and second officers of the vessel quarrelled. The former, in a fit of ...

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  58. THE AMERICAN MAIL.

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    Detailed lists, results, guides : 120 words
  59. MELBOURNE BOMB OUTRAGE.

    Mr. O'Callaghan, Chief Commissioner of Police, recommended the Chief Secretary to-day to offer a substantial reward for the detection of the perpetrator of the bomb outrage in ...

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  60. CONSUL-GENERAL FOR SWEDEN.

    A meeting of Swedish reidents was held to-day, and a resolution was carried to communicate that other Swedish bodies in Australia with a view of obtaining a suitable ...

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  61. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    During the heat wave which was experienced all over Australia during the end of last week, a large number of deaths occurred, in addition to several cases of minor ...

    Article : 117 words
  62. SILVER.

    Bar silver is quoted to-day at 2s 6 1-16d per ounce standard, an advance of [?]d since Saturday. ...

    Article : 24 words
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