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  2. NEW BOOKS, &c. GENERAL LITERATURE.

    "The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand," edited by Chas. Chilton, M.A., &c., and published by the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury. Vols. 1 and 2. (Wellington, N.Z.: John Mackay.) ...

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  3. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. MELBOURNE PROVINCE.

    A meeting attended by about 40 supporters, of Dr. Marmaduke Rose, who is a candidate for Melbourne Province in the forthcoming Legislative Council elections, ...

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  4. RONALD V. HARPER.

    At the Court of General Sessions yesterday before acting Judge Neighbour, the Crown prosecutor (Mr. Woinarski) mentioned the case of Patrick Hill and Huxley, ...

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  5. QUESTIONS OF THE HOUR.

    Sir,—In "The Argus" you have a paragraph under the above heading. You point out that the Attorney-General is is entire agreement with his predecessors, "that ...

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  6. LABOUR NEWS. SATURDAY HALF-HOLIDAY.

    At the meeting of the Trades-ball Council last night Mr. C H. Andersen (Butchers) moved— "That this council recommends to the various ...

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  7. NAMES IN SHAKESPEARE.

    Sir,—Could you allow me a small space to ask Shakespeare scholars if it has ever been suggested that Jaquenetta, "the true girl" of "Love's Labour Lost," is called ...

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  8. NATURE NOTES AND QUERIES

    The specimen sent by "C.H.G." Melbourne) is the house centipede, a harmless, if not useful, creature, since it feeds generally upon the larvæ of small ...

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  9. BICYCLES ON YARRA-BANK.

    Sir,—A correspondent applauds the police for prohibiting rowing "coaches" from following their crew's along the Yarra bank on bicycles. Since the first invention of the ...

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  10. FACTORIES' LEGISLATION.

    Some few months ago numerous amendments of the Factories and Shops Act were suggested in a report that was adopted by the Trades-hall Council. A few were ...

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  11. MARRIAGE CELEBRATIONS.

    In view of the scandals which have occurred in the celebration of marriages, the Rev. S. Bryant moved, at the half-yearly meeting of the Congregation Union ...

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  12. MELBOURNE WEST.

    Mr. J. G. Aikman, the retiring candidate for the Melbourne West province, addressed a meeting of friends and supporters at the Kensington Town-hall last night. Mr. ...

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  13. SECRETARIES' ASSOCIATION.

    It was decided at a meeting of the Tradeunion Secretaries' Association yesterday that a special meeting of all secretaries should be held at an early date for the ...

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  14. THE DRINK HILL.

    Sir,—Mr. Merson's reply to my letter is, like the curate's egg, "excellent in parts." He is careful to avoid the sting of Sheridan's cynicism with an "Alas!" and a ...

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  15. CARELESS CYCLISTS.

    Sir,—Would you kindly assist me by publishing this letter, with the object of trying to suppress the dangers to life and limb caued in cyclists. Only a little time ago ...

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  16. IN THE AFRICAN DESERT.

    Mr. Hanns Vischer has written a fascinating account of his journey, "Across the Sahara, from Tripoli to Bornu," in Northern Nigeria, in the latter half of 1906 (London: ...

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  17. MATCH-MAKERS' UNION.

    Gratifying reports as to the progress being made by the recently formed Matchmakers' Union were given at the meeting on Wednesday evening.It was stated that in one ...

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  18. CHINA DRILLING.

    SYDNEY Thursday.—Captain Varawa, a Russian merchant of Shanghai and Hankow, who is on a tour round the world, and proposes proceeding to Melbourne by ...

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  19. BUTCHERS' PETITION.

    The Brighton town clerk (Mr. J. H. Taylor) has forwarded a reply to the chief inspector of factories, from whom he had received a petition regarding the ...

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  20. A VOTING INCIDENT.

    Sir,—"Woman Voter" has given her version in "The Argus" of to-day, of how things were carried on on the day of the Federal elections at Blackburn. I hereby crave ...

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  21. BARRIER TROUBLE SETTLED.

    BROKEN HILL, Thursday.—The threatened trouble at the South Blocks mine over the employment of a unionist who refused to pay certain levies has been settled, but ...

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  22. FICTION OF THE DAY.

    Marjorie Bowen, the daughter of Mrs. Vere Campbell, whose genius for historical romance declared itself with her first novel, and whose literary reputation already ...

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  23. LAND TAX ADVOCATED.

    Councillor O. Sinclair, the selected Labour candidate, addressed a meeting in the Port Melbourne Town-hall last night, the chair being occupied by Mr. F. G. ...

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  24. CASUALTIES AND FATALITIES. FOUND IN THE PARK.

    The body of a man, between 55 and 60 years of age, was found yesterday afternoon by the bowling-green in Prince's-park. Letters in the pocket bore the name of ...

    Article : 138 words
  25. FISCAL ASSOCIATION.

    A meeting of the provisional committee of the Commonwealth Protectionist Association was held in the board-room, 317 Collins-strcet, on Wednesday evening. Mr. W. ...

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  26. FALLING L[?]MB REBOUNDS.

    RIDDELL, Thursday.—Mr. Robert Brown, a well-known contractor, was engaged, a day or two ago, lopping a limb off a tree, when the limb rebounded with ...

    Article : 61 words
  27. CHEEK NEARLY TORN OFF. I

    MILDURA, Thursday.— A young man, Duncan M'Crae Robb, who works for Mr. J. Hill, builder, was working alongside a circular saw to-day when an eight-foot ...

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  28. HONORARY TRUSTEES.

    Sir,—An honorary trustee of a friendly society living in a country town, receives from his head office a cheque for £300, to be paid into the lodge's account at the local ...

    Article : 302 words
  29. GOLD-BUYERS' CHARGES.

    BALLARAT, Thursday.—Since the coming into operation of the Gold Buyers Act some hanks have been paying mining companies 3d. per ounce for gold less than they ...

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  30. BUILDING REGULATIONS.

    A thorough examination of the proposed new building regulations is to be made by the members of the City Council before they are accepted. Consideration of them is ...

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  31. YOUNG WOMAN'S DEATH.

    BROKEN HILL, Thursday.—The body of a young woman, identified by her sister as that of Ethel May Newman, aged 19 years, daughter of an employee of the ...

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  32. LICENSING ACT. SUBURBAN PROSECUTIONS.

    Agnes Whittle, licensee of the All Nations Hotel, Beach-street, was proceeded against at the Port Melbourne Court on Monday morning on a charge of trading on Sunday, April 10. ...

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  33. INSURANCE COALITION.

    Sir,—During the past few days the receipt of a voluminous packet containing particulars of proposed amalgamation of the Australian Widows' Fund and the ...

    Article : 521 words
  34. CHURCH DECIPLINE.

    BRISBANE, Thursday.—At the sittings of the Presbyterian General Assembly to-day, in connection with the sustentation report it was stated that the board. ...

    Article : 324 words
  35. LAND APPLICATION.

    ALBURY, Thursday.—An unusual case of considerable importance to Victorian land applicants has come before the local land board in August last, William Sylvanus ...

    Article : 325 words
  36. SHIRE FINANCES.

    SYDNEY, Thursday.—Mr. S. A. Thompson instructed by the Crown Solicitor, appeared for the Colonial Treasurer and moved in the Bauco Court to-day for a rule ...

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  37. A FINE POINT.

    At the Coburg Court on Tuesday, before Councillors H. Richards and T. Greenwood, J.P. 's, Henry Smith, who did not appear, was proceeded against by Sub-inspector L. Fa[?]an for being ...

    Article : 188 words
  38. TRANSFERS GRANTED.

    SHEPPARTON, Wednesday.—The following applications for the transfer of publicans' licenses have been granted by Mr. Murphy, P.M.:—Terminus Hotel, Shepp[?]ton. George Corrall to James ...

    Article : 39 words
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