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  2. NEWS BY THE MAIL.

    The financial year closed last night, and to-day being Good Friday is a dies non. Sir Wm. Harcourt will have no surplus to play with. There is an excess of revenue over ...

    Article : 1,778 words
  3. POLITICAL AFFAIRS IN GREAT BRITAIN.

    The Easter holidays have been curtailed in order to rush the work of the Government, but as usual Mr. Gladstone's schemes have partly miscarried. It is always bad tactics ...

    Article : 3,776 words
  4. AN INCIDENT OF SELFDENIAL WEEK.

    My list was fairly full. I had been up and down various poor little streets, lined on either side with row after row of small wooden cottages, in each of which I had ...

    Article : 1,146 words
  5. THE UNITED STATES.

    Mr. Cleveland's inauguration on the 4th of March was sadly dashed by the inclemency of the weather, and no weather can be more ferocious than that of Washington upon ...

    Article : 2,375 words
  6. QUEENSLAND.

    The city is a live to-night, and the returns from the first set of elections are being eagerly sought for. The crowd in front of the newspaper offices is as large as Brisbane makes such ...

    Article : 2,119 words
  7. THE TRICKS OF INDIAN JUGGLERS AND OF SPIRITUALISTS.

    Mr. Herrmann, the prestidigitator, in the course of an interesting review in an American contemporary of the needs of a successful practitioner of the black art, makes light ...

    Article : 1,430 words
  8. THE IDLE WOMAN AND THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK.

    Mrs. Minto Elliot in her volume, Diary of an Idle Woman at Constantinople, unnecessarily excites the reader's apprehensions. She tells us:—"Whatever I may have said of ...

    Article : 472 words
  9. IN A RUSSIAN BARRACK.

    Among the many interesting papers in Harper, not the least attractive is that in which Mr. Poultney Bigelow gives us a description of a visit he has recently made to ...

    Article : 803 words
  10. BULLET-PROOF UNIFORMS.

    A remarkable invention is reported from Germany. Successful trials conducted by the military authorities at Mannheim have, it appears, proved that a textile cuirass can ...

    Article : 702 words
  11. DEMENTED DEPOSITORS.

    Sir,—Kindly spare me a few lines to jot down some remarks re the present crisis. Your paper deserves the sincerest thanks of the banking fraternity for the able manner ...

    Article : 390 words
  12. OUR PROBATE DUTIES.

    Sir,—I agree with your correspondent Mr. H. M. West, in characterising the administration of the probate law here as harsh and inconsiderate. Two illustrations have ...

    Article : 487 words
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  14. BAD WOOD PAVING.

    Sir,—I would suggest to the City Council the advisability of covering the wood paying in Collins-street with asphalt as in Flinders-street. The noise in the offices overlooking ...

    Article : 84 words
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