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  2. AQUATICS. DRUMMOYNE AND HUNTER'S HILL REGATTA.

    The Drummoyne and Hunter's, Hill regatta was held on the Parramatta River, between Gladesville Bridge and Cockatoo Island, on Saturday afternoon. The officials were:— ...

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  3. THE WEATHER. A DISASTROUS WIND STORM.

    A wind storm of some violence, accompanied by rain, broke over Brodie's Plains, a farming settlement five miles out of town, on Friday afternoon. The farmers were busy at harvesting operations ...

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  4. SECOND EDITION. FIRE AT COOLGARDIE.

    Last evening a disastrous Are occurred in Bayley-street. The result was that five frontages were destroyed. The fire is supposed to have originated in the office of Messrs. Mann and Sinclair, solicitors. ...

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  5. VICTORIA. THE FEDERAL COUNCIL DELEGATES.

    The Premier of South Australia, Mr. Kingston, and the Western Australian delegates to the Federal Council arrived here yesterday, and will remain here till Wednesday, when with the ...

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  6. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. QUESTION OF IRISH FINANCE.

    When Parliament reassembles on the 20th instant it is the intention of the Hon. Edward Blake, anti-Parnellite member for South Longford, to move an ...

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  7. NEW ZEALAND.

    The Federated Seamen's Union has resolved unless a favourable reply is received to their demand for increased wages to bring the question before the Conciliation Court. ...

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  8. SPECIAL CABLES. FROM THE HERALD'S LONDON CORRESPONDENTS. THE FAMINE IN INDIA. MANSION HOUSE FUND.

    The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company has contributed £500, and the Broken, Hill Proprietary Company £250, to the Mansion House ...

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  9. COUNTRY NEWS. THE PROPOSED SOUTH COAST HARBOUR.

    The members of the Public Works Sectional Committee arrived last night for the purpose of inspecting the various sites recommended inconnection with the proposal to establish a deep sea harbour on the ...

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  10. AN HOTEL BURNT DOWN.

    A telegram from Shepparton reports that Kenny's hotel was destroyed by fire early on Saturday morning. The damage is estimated at £3000. The building was insured for £1250, and ...

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  11. RETEREMENT OF MR. MONEY WIGRAM, M.P.

    Mr. Alfred Money Wigram, M.P. (Conservative) for the Romford Division of Essex in the House of Commons, intends to resign his seat. ...

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  12. STRUCK DEAD BY LIGHTNING.

    The temperature has been very oppressive to-day. At Willywilly, about eight miles from here, during a very heavy thunderstorm a man named Charles Willis, about 50 years old, was killed by lightning. ...

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  13. THE EXPORT OF PRODUCE.

    The Minister for Agriculture has received a letter from Mr. Sinclair, the representative of the department in London, stating that the butter exporters of Canada and Argemtina are using butter ...

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  14. THE COAL TRADE.

    The pay at the Greta colliery for the fortnight ended last Saturday disbursed to-day was for 2½ days' work. The colliery has worked every day this week, with prospects of continuing for some time. ...

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  15. PUBLIC MEETING IN LONDON.

    A largely-attended meeting was held yesterday for the purpose of raising a national fund for the relief of the sufferers by the famine in India. ...

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  16. IRELAND AND IMPERIAL TAXATION.

    Speaking at a public meeting at Kildare, Ireland, the Earl of Mayo, in referring to the question of the Imperial taxation of Ireland, hinted that it was possible that a ...

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  17. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    In addition to the six carpenters engaged by the Railway Department and the four who are going under Mr. R. Venables for the Government, some 10 or 12 are going to Port Darwin in the ...

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  18. DEATH FROM SUNSTROKE.

    Benjamin Walters, aged 42, carpenter, late of Greta, died of sunstroke this morning. He was working on the waterjacket which is being erected at the Nymagee copper mine on Thursday when he ...

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  19. KILLED BY A FALL FROM A HORSE.

    A fatal accident happened yesterday evening to George Barber, aged 16 years, a son of a selector near Mingelo. Whilst he was riding his horse stumbled and fell, throwing him to the ground ...

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  20. THE HURRICANE AT PORT DARWIN.

    The following are particulars of some of the premises damaged by the late hurricane, exclusive of the Government buildings Mitchell-street: All Rundle's stores, houses, and bond are levelled ...

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  21. VIEWS OF MR. JOHN MORLEY, M.P.

    Speaking at Dundee yesterday. Mr. John Morley, M.P. for Montrose Burghs, and formerly Chief Secretary for Ireland, stated that the revenue returns for ...

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  22. THE ADELAIDE MARINE ENGINEERS.

    Mr. Berry, secretary of the Adelaide District Engineers' Institution, had an interview with Mr. Northcote, secretary of the Adelaide S.S. Company, to-day, and in reply to a telegram to ...

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  23. MIDDLE PARK SWIMMING CARNIVAL.

    At the annual aquatic carnival of the Middle Park Swimming Club yesterday Charles Cavill suffered a defeat at the hands of H. Heath, the amateur swimming champion of Victoria, in a ...

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  24. THE MOUNTED RIFLES FOR ENGLAND.

    The mounted riflemen in camp are steadily at work. Barrack rooms and tents for the officers and men were fixed to-day. The horses have been allotted to the men, who have fitted the saddles on ...

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  25. GERMAN NATIONAL FESTIVAL.

    Saturday being the anniversary of the founding of the German Empire under its present constitution, the annual gathering of German residents in honour of the event took place at Fern Bay. A steamer ...

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  26. A PECULIAR OCCURRENCE.

    It is reported from Tarcutta that just before the late ram ceased a large flock of birds, said to resemble snipe, settled down on a local garden where [?] were kept and attacked the bees as they ...

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  27. THE PLAGUE IN INDIA.

    The bubonic plague in India, hitherto confined to the inhabitants, has now attacked animals, and many, chiefly rodents, swine, and poultry, are dying. ...

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  28. QUEENSLAND.

    Mr. Andrew Miller, aged 86, the oldest Customhouse officer of the colony, died yesterday. The Primate of New Zealand preached in St. John's Cathedral this morning to a very large ...

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  29. SOUTH AFRICA.

    A telegram from South Africa states that a patrol which was sent out from Fort Charter, in Moshonaland, to punish the recent murders of friendly natives, ...

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  30. THE FEDERAL CONVENTION. MOVEMENTS OF THE PREMIER.

    We have received the following telegram from the Premier, Mr. G. H. Reid:— "Lorne, Victoria, Saturday. "An important meeting in regard to federation ...

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  31. THE REVOLT IN CUBA.

    The Spanish Government has adopted a scheme of reform in Cuba, by which it is intended to pave the way for the establishment of autonomy without the surrender ...

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  32. WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THE LOST EXPLORERS.

    The Commissioner for Crown Lands han received the following telegram from Mr. W. D. Cummins, warden at Hall's Creek:—"Messrs. Wells and Buchanan have returned; no news of ...

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  33. THE NEW BISHOP OF LONDON.

    A scene was created during the proceedings at Bow Church, Cheapside, to-day, for confirming the translation of Dr. Creighton from the Bishopric of ...

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  34. WEST AFRICA. EXPEDITION TO BENIN.

    Advices from West Africa state that 800 troops, with Maxim guns and artillery, will leave the Niger Coast early in February to occupy Benin, and open up ...

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  35. ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE.

    At an early hour this morning a married woman named Turner cut the throat of her instant child and then her own throat. When found in their house at South Perth both were nearly dead. ...

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  36. THE PACIFIC CABLE.

    Professor Sylvanus Thompson, the authority on electrical science, states as the result of experiments which have been made, that it will be possible to despatch ...

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  37. FIRE AT FREMANTLE.

    A serious outbreak of fire occurred in the railway yard, Fremuntle, late last night. The store was destroyed with a large quantity of paints and oils. The total damage is estimated at £600. ...

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  38. THE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE

    The expenditure for the quarter ended 31st December was £659,497 3s, as against £393,012 for 1895. For the year the expenditure was £2,382,003, as compared with £1,212,314 1s 5d ...

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  39. WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

    The 3 per cent. Government bonds to the extent of £1,100,000 placed on the market by the West Australian Land Company, Limited, are at a premium of ...

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  40. QUEENSLAND NATIONAL BANK.

    The half-yearly report and balance-sheet of the Queensland National Bank have just been published. They show a net loss for the half-year ended 31st December amounting to £1607, but ...

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  41. THE MELBOURNE MURDER.

    The case against William Phillips, who is under arrest on suspicion of being the murderer of Brady, has been strengthened by the recovery of the revolver and a parcel of cartridges posted ...

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  42. THE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP.

    Herr Lasker, the world's chess champion, has defeated Dr. Steinitz, the exchampion, in their return match at Moscow. ...

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  43. FRENCH INTERESTS ON THE NIGER.

    Lieutenant Hourst, leader of a French expedition to the Niger, has completed a treaty with the Madidu tribe, ensuring to France the passage of the Niger, and ...

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  44. FROZEN MEAT IN FRANCE.

    M. Meline, the French Premier, is about to introduce a measure in the Chamber of Deputies to provide for the marking of frozen meat, so as to show the port whence ...

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  45. A BARQUE ASHORE.

    The steamer Croydon, which has arrived from Geraldton, reports a barque ashore on a reef about 20 miles south of Jurien Bay. All sails are flying, and the ship is apparently deserted, as no response ...

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  46. DESPATCH OF BRITISH WARSHIPS.

    H.M.S. Theseus, a twin-screw cruiser of the first-class, 12 guns; and H.M.S. Forte, a twin-screw cruiser of the second-class, 10 guns, have sailed for West ...

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  47. ENGLISH COMMERCIAL.

    Hides.—New South Wales heavy ox is ?d lower at 3¾d; ditto light ox, ?d lower at 3?d; ditto cow, unchanged, at 3½d; Queensland heavy ox, ?d lower, 4?d; light ditto, ¼d lower, 3¾d, cow, ...

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  48. SYDNEY AMATEUR SAILING CLUB.

    The second of this club's championship events was sailed on Saturday last under the same conditions as the previous Saturday, the entries were also the same—viz., Varuna, 22ft., Wm. Paul; Wonga, ...

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  49. YOUNG QUARTER SESSIONS.

    The Quarter Sessions were opened on Thursday, before Acting Judge Merewether. Mr. Harris was Crown Prosecuter. Thomas Thompson, an old man, and Ernest Johnson, his adopted son, were charged ...

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  50. THE FEDERATION LEAGUE'S CIRCULAR.

    At a meeting of the Jamberoo Borough Council to-day a letter was read from Mr. Edward Dowling, hon. secretary of the Australian Federation League forwarding copies of the resolutions passed by that ...

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  51. OBITUARY.

    The death, is announced of Sir Travers Swiss, Q.C., D.C.L., F.R.S., in his 88th year the eminent legal authority and writer. ...

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  52. ARRIVAL OF THE R.M.S. CUZCO AT ALBANY.

    The R.M.S. Cuzco, Livett commander, arrived from Colombo at 8 a.m. The following are the saloon passengers:— For ADELAIDE Mr. Bond, Mr. Vanes, Mrs. ...

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  53. TASMANIA.

    A man named Edward Fisher was run over by a train at Strahan on Saturday. His head was terribly Branched and one of the hands was severed from the arm. The driver could not stop the ...

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  54. DEATH OF CAPTAIN ELDRED.

    Many of our readers will regret to hear of the death of Captain Eldred. The deceased had long been connected with the commercial life of Sydney, and for some years has acted ...

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