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  2. NEW SYSTEM OF FIRE ALARMS.

    A new system of fire alarms is now being tried by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board this city. It is known as that of the Utica Fire-alarm Telegraph Company of New York, and under the ...

    Article : 600 words
  3. ENGLAND AND RUSSIA.

    London, May 7.--General Lumsden has tendered his resignation as British Commissioner, being dissatisfied with the action of the Government in connection with the Pendjeh ...

    Article : 133 words
  4. THE CAMPAIGN IN THE SOUDAN.

    Suakim, May 6, 4.10 p.m.--Have just returned from a successful reconnaissance which was made last night in the neighbourhood of a village about 20 miles from Suakim. The force ...

    Article : 151 words
  5. THE RISING IN CANADA.

    Ottawa, Wednesday.--The latest news from the North-west provinces reports that severe fighting bas taken plate in the vicinity of Battleford between the Canadian troops and a large force of ...

    Article : 105 words
  6. THE GERMANS IN SAMOA.

    The recent proceedings of the German Government in the Western Pacific, a part of the globe in which German interest heretofore was very limited,leads us to look towards those islands where ...

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  7. SUNDAY WORK ON RAILWAYS.

    A promise was made some weeks ago by the Victorian Premier to have a report prepared showing the amount of Sunday work performed by the railway employees, and to distinguish the work ...

    Article : 184 words
  8. THE DEFENCE OF THE COLONIES.

    A meeting will be held at the Grammar School at 7.30 this evening, to consider the possibility of amalgamating the Old Cadets' Corps with the Volunteer Regiment which is at present being ...

    Article : 228 words
  9. MAINTENANCE OF PEACE STILL DOUBTFUL.

    Melbourne, Thursday.--The Premier has received a cable from the Agent-General to the following effect:--" Feeling of doubt still exists in London about perfect peace being established ...

    Article : 44 words
  10. [OUR SPECIAL MESSAGE.]

    London, May 7.--It is expected that the New South "Wales contingent will visit England, there to await further orders. ...

    Article : 24 words
  11. TRADES AND LABOUR COUNCIL.

    A meeting of the Trades and Labour Council was held at the Swan-with-Two-Necks Hotel, Park-street, last night, Mr T. Caddy, president, in the chair. The council sat for three hours, but made ...

    Article : 177 words
  12. [REUTER'S MESSAGE.]

    Suakim, May 7.--A highly successful mid night march was accomplished last night by a battalion, with which the New South Wales Contingent is at present serving. The ...

    Article : 64 words
  13. THE MINISTER FOR LANDS.

    The Minister for Lands, we are sorry to state, is still unable to attend to the duties of his department. Through the last long session of Parliament, and also of late, Mr Farnell overworked ...

    Article : 123 words
  14. SPECIAL CABLES.

    London, May 7.--Lord Augustus Loitus, Governor of New South Wales, contributes an article o the "Pall Mall Gazette" on the Federation question. Lord Loftus expresses the opinion that ...

    Article : 52 words
  15. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    ADELAIDE, Thursday.--The Government have answered favourably the proposal of Mr Dalley to form a united defence league to indemnify from loss any place in Australia which may have suffered ...

    Article : 206 words
  16. TELEGRAM FROM COLONEL RICHARDSON.

    Colonel Richardson, Commandant of the Australian Contingent in the Soudan, forwarded the appended telegram to the Acting-Colonial Secretary from Suakim, dated Wednesday, May 6:-- ...

    Article : 60 words
  17. THE WATER SUPPLY.

    As might be expected, the action of the city authorities in cutting off the water in different localities is meeting with strong reprobation from suffering householders, who claim that at least 24 ...

    Article : 240 words
  18. South Australian Commission of Inventions.

    London, May 6.--The first masting of the South Australian Commission of Inventions was held today. The Hon John Cox Bray, M.L.A., ex- Premier of South Australia, presided, and Mr ...

    Article : 51 words
  19. DISCOVERY OF HUMAN REMAINS

    Some commotion was caused amongst the residents in Clarence-street yesterday by the intelligence that two skeletons had been discovered in a box at the rear of Petty's Hotel. Early in the ...

    Article : 238 words
  20. COLONIAL LOANS.

    {No abstract available}

    Detailed lists, results, guides : 73 words
  21. Australian Freights.

    London, May 7.--The proposal to hold a meeting for the purpose of organising opposition to the Australian freight ring has collapsed. ...

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  22. Mr. J. B. Thurston.

    London, May 7.--Mr J. B. Thurston, C.M.G., Colonial Secretary of Fiji, who in conjunction with Dr. Krauel has been conducting the cases brought before the recent Commission appointed ...

    Article : 46 words
  23. QUEENSLAND.

    BRISBANE, Thursday.--At a Cabinet meeting to-day, it was decided that in the event of war all the requisitions by the enemy for coals and other supplies shall be refused at whatever cost, on the ...

    Article : 68 words
  24. NEW QUEENSLAND LOAN.

    London, May 6. --Tenders are invited by the Queensland Government for a loan of two millions and a half at 4½ per cent. Tenders will be opened on May 15. The minimum has been fixed at £97. ...

    Article : 76 words
  25. Mr. George Anderson.

    London,May 7.--Mr George Anderson, formerly M.P. for Glasgow, who has been appointed Master of the Melbourne Mint, embarked to-day for Melbourne. ...

    Article : 28 words
  26. THE WEATHER IN THE COUNTRY.

    {No abstract available}

    Detailed lists, results, guides : 42 words
  27. WATER CONSERVATION.

    The members of the Royal Commission on the conservation of water have for some time had in contemplation a visit to the country districts for the purpose of collecting evidence similar to one ...

    Article : 247 words
  28. BARNES' CONFESSION.

    The case of the prisoner Barnes, who is waiting sentence of death for the murder of J. B. Slack, has (says the "Age") come under the consideration of the Executive Council. Barnes petitioned ...

    Article : 415 words
  29. Captain Rhodes.

    London, May 7.--Captain Rhodes, Victorian Naval Instructor, has embarked for Melbourne. ...

    Article : 14 words
  30. MR. BURDETT SMITH AMONG HIS CONSTITUENTS.

    KEMPSEY, Thursday.--Mr R. Burdett Smith, member for Macleay, left Sydney on Tuesday evening by the Woodburn to pay a visit to his constituents. Although the weather was extremely ...

    Article : 392 words
  31. REUTER'S MESSAGES.

    Paris, Wednesday.--The committee appointed to select the most suitable colony for the deportation of recidivistes have decided in favour of French Guiana. ...

    Article : 42 words
  32. THE RECIPROCITY TREATY.

    HOBART,Thursday,--The adjourned meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held this evening, for the purpose of considering the reciprocity treaty with Victoria. Mr John M'Farland ...

    Article : 150 words
  33. The Two Thousand Guineas.

    {No abstract available}

    Detailed lists, results, guides : 54 words
  34. Shipping.

    London, May 6.--The British-India Company's teamer Quetta left here to-day outwards for Queensland ports. Bio Janeiro, May 4.--The New Zealand Shipping ...

    Article : 57 words
  35. AMUSEMENTS.

    Last evening the various places of amusement, notwithstanding threatened unpropitions weather, were well attended. " Extremes," at the Theatre Royal, was played with smoothness, the artists ...

    Article : 405 words
  36. THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND THE "LIBERATOR."

    At the monthly meeting of the School of Arts Committee yesterday evening, a petition signed by 67 members it questing that a special meeting of members be called to consider the conduct of ...

    Article : 168 words
  37. Commercial.

    {No abstract available}

    Detailed lists, results, guides : 65 words
  38. INTERCOLONIAL FOOTBALL.

    ADELAIDE, Thursday.--The first intercolonial football match of the season was played on the Kensington Oval to-day, when the Hothams met the South Adelaide. The attendance was ...

    Article : 378 words
  39. A NEW LECTURER.

    Amongst the passengers from Europe by the next French mail steamer will be Dr J. E. Taylor, M.F.G.S., F.L.S., editor of " Science Gossip"--the most widely circulated of English scientific periodicals. ...

    Article : 166 words
  40. NEW ZEALAND AND THE ENABLING BILL.

    AUCKLAND, Thursday.--The Stout-Vogel Government has forwarded a memorandum to Lord Derby, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and to all the Australian Governments, asking for a ...

    Article : 129 words
  41. NEWS BY TELEGRAPH.

    Goulburn, Thursday.--Under the presidency of Mr Wm. Davies a well attended meeting of the general committee of the Goulburn Agricultural, Pastoral, and Horticultural Society was held this ...

    Article : 110 words
  42. THE STEAMSHIP TRIUMPH.

    Yesterday evening, Mr G. Fraser, the enterprising owner of the steamship Triumph, invited a number of friends to a social evening on board his splendid vessel. It will be remembered that ...

    Article : 380 words
  43. NEW ZEALAND AT THE COLONIAL EXHIBITION.

    AUCKLAND, Thursday.--Dr. Von [?] has been appointed Executive Commissioner for New Zealand at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London next year. ...

    Article : 100 words
  44. The Melbourne Banking Corporation.

    MELBOURNE, Thursday.--An application was made in the Equity Court to-day for an order to compel Sir Obas. M'Mahon to pay £5000, due by him as a contributory to the Melbourne Banking ...

    Article : 83 words
  45. Advertising

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    Advertising : 118 words
  46. Stealing Jewellery.

    MELBOURNE, Thursday.--At the General Sessions to-day John Johnston pleaded guilty to receiving, and Jesiah Jackson was found guilty of stealing, £400 worth of jewellery from Mr Frank ...

    Article : 41 words
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