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  2. Attempted Murder OF THE Duchess of Edinburgh.

    News has been received from Vienna that it is reported in that city that an explosive shell was discovered in the theatre at Malta just in time to prevent a most serious explosion. The ...

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    The British troops have returned to Suakin, where they are at present encamped. The outposts are being harassed by dervishes, and General Greenfell is reported to be disgusted at ...

    Article : 63 words
  4. Shipping Intelligence.

    December 24.—BIRKSGATE, s., 1,500 tons, Captain W. R. Fleetwood, from Melbourne. Passengers: Mesdames Leo, W. J. Thompson, Hocker, Vassal, Forrest, P. Grogan, Langdon, Misses ...

    Article : 406 words
  5. POINTS.

    OUR clerk of the weather is proving his claim to our confidence and respect IN Queensland a green Christmas makes a glad New Year. ...

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  6. Christmas Eve in Street.

    Home-scrubbing and fussing, burnishing and cleaning are over. The household turn out. The business thorough fares are crowded. Jest and jibo are uttered by smart young ...

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    It is anticipated that direct news will be received from Stanley in the course of a fortnight or so. He should arrive in Zanzibar about April or May next. ...

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    The Houses of Parliament have been prorogued. The speech from the throne regrets the comparative failure of the conference held with the United States on the fisheries ...

    Article : 70 words
  9. Shocking Tram Accident.

    A shocking tram accident happened to a man about 45 years of age, whose name is at present unknown, on Christmas Eve. He was in the act of alighting from a tram when he ...

    Article : 76 words

    As the steamer Memphis was proceeding down the river to day she was discovered to be on fire. Her passengers became terrified, and in a panic 200 of them jumped overboard, 30 of ...

    Article : 53 words
  11. Rabbit Commission.

    From the draft report now under the consideration of the Intercolonial Rabbit Commission, it is understood that the rabbit extermination experiments, conducted at Rodd Island, ...

    Article : 151 words

    Mr. James J. O'Kelly, M.P. for Roscommon North, who was recently sentenced to six months' imprisonment under the Crimea Act, has been released. ...

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  13. Lambton Colliery Difficulty.

    Some friction exists at Lambton Colliery, Newcastle, between the topmen and the manager, owing to the refusal of the latter to allow the issuing of free coal tickets to the top ...

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    It is announced that Sir Arthur Biake, K.C.M.G., the declined Governor of Queensland, will return to his duties as Governor of Jamaica. ...

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  15. Advertising

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    Advertising : 276 words

    The steamer Dankod (?), bound for Sydney, has gone ashore in the Suez Canal. ...

    Article : 19 words
  17. Sensational Balloon Ascent.

    Professor Bartholomew, who claims to have made 50 balloon ascents in the United States, made a sensational descent from a balloon in the Melbourne cricket ground. Ten thousand ...

    Article : 98 words

    The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of the Manitoba Railway Company to construct the Red River Railway. ...

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  19. Serious Fire near Sydney.

    The Wentworth House Family Hotel, Church Hill, was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. The fire was discovered at a few minutes before 5, but the alarm was not given ...

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    The North Queensland Mortgage Investment Company has declared a dividend of 6 per cent. ...

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    News has been received that the executions of prisoners which were taking place daily at Zanzibar have been stopped. ...

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  22. Labour Vessel Ariel.

    The Ariel, labour ship, arrived here after a trip of five months. Captain Wawn reports the murder of the Government agent, Thomas S. Armstrong, at Malayta, on December 8. The ...

    Article : 112 words
  23. Christmas Eve in Shops.

    Not long ago there were serious apprehensions that the desolations of drought would spoil the trade of Christmas. It would be strange if the loss of crops and the dearness [?] ...

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    The death is announced of Laurence Oliphant, aged 59. ...

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    Mr. W. E. Gladstone, who intends spending the winter at Naples, arrived at that town yesterday, and was received enthusiastically by the residents, to whom he delivered an ...

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    It is reported that Signor Crispi, the Premier of Italy, is about to reconstruct his Ministry. ...

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  27. Strange Robbery.

    Mr. Lewis, the manager of the Enterprise Building Society, reported a strange robbery at 7 o'clock on Monday evening, when it was found that the cashbox, with £400 in money, had ...

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    The death is announced of Sir Frederick Pollock. ...

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    The Maori footballers beat the Swansea team yesterday. ...

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    All allocation has been issued by the Pope vehemently insisting upon the restoration of the temporal power of the vatican. ...

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    The British consul at Samoa has proclaimed that no Government is existing in the island. The authorities of Hayti have surrendered the American steamer recently seized by them. ...

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  32. Parliamentary News.

    Parliament was prorogued on Saturday by the Governor. The speech referred to the past session as fruitful of important discussion and statutory legislation. In spite of the drought ...

    Article : 378 words
  33. Rosehill Races.

    The Rosehill races were continued on Saturday with the following results:— GRANVILLE STAKES.—Tusearoa, 1; Steeltrap, 2; Hoppicker, 3. ...

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    It is stated that Russia has concluded a secret treaty with Japan, directed against British interests in the Pacific. ...

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  35. Christmas in Church.

    The religious observance of Christmas relaxes more and more the further we get away from ecclesiastical bodies in which high ceremony and sacred festivals form a fundamental part of ...

    Article : 328 words
  36. "An Unmuzzled Press."

    THE Pall Mall Budget of November 8 has a cyclonic article headed "A Plea for an Unmuzzled Press." If anything could prove the necessity for muzzling ...

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  37. Per Reuter's Agency.

    New South Wales four per cent, securities are quoted at £ll3 10s.; Queensland, £107 5s.; and Victorian, £111. ...

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  38. Overlanders.

    The following passed through here to-day: For Sydney—Mrs. Olif Jensen, P. Darwin, Mr. and Mrs. G. Barker, Messrs. M. Palmer, D. W. H'Leod (Melbourne), Mrs. Forrester, G. ...

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    To-day is a close public holiday. The town is crowded with country visitors. The weather is warm, with every appearance of a heavy thunderstorm before night. ...

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  40. Australian Eleven.

    The cricket match Australian Eleven v. New South Wales was continued to-day. The weather was fine, but the attendance was not very great. Appended are the scores: ...

    Article : 171 words
  41. To-night's Amusements.

    The Opera House re-opens to-night with a performance of "Grif," the story of a Melbourne waif. The play is founded upon the novel written by Mr. B. L. Farjeon, and ...

    Article : 267 words
  42. Remand Cases.

    At the City Police Court this morning before Messrs. J. Petrie and E. Parr Smith, JJ.P., the following cases were remanded till tomorrow : Edward J. Lynch and John J. ...

    Article : 105 words
  43. British Parliament Prorogued.

    Parliament was prorogued yesterday. In the speech regret was expressed at the rejection of the proposals recommended by the Fisheries Convention, and mention in made of the Sugar ...

    Article : 173 words
  44. Boxing Day Beauties.

    At the City Police Court this morning, before Messrs. J. Petrie and E. Parr-Smith, JJ.P., the following small cases were heard: Five persons charged with drunkenness were ...

    Article : 117 words
  45. Advertising

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    Advertising : 79 words



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