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  2. [BY SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH.] [Received February 3, 1 a.m.] THE PEACE PROPOSALS

    It transpires that the offer by Dr. Kuyper, the Dutch Premier, of his services as mediator between the British Government and the Boers in the field was ...

    Article : 402 words
  3. [BY SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH.] [Received February 3, 1 a.m.] THE COPPER MARKET.

    A further rise in the price of copper is reported, the quotations, which yesterday were £54 7/6 per ton on spot and £54 12/6 at three months, being now £55 5/ and £55 ...

    Article : 548 words
  4. [BY SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH.] [Received February 3, 1 a.m.] CHINESE AFFAIRS.

    The secret agreement with China, by which Russia is seeking to recover the advantages she nominally surrenders by the abandonment of the Manchurian treaty, is ...

    Article : 226 words
  5. WEST AUSTRALIA.

    The Savings Bank returns for January show an increase in the number of accounts of 560, making the number now open 41,843, The amount to the credit of ...

    Article : 50 words
  6. COMMONWEALTH EXPENDITURE.

    The Commonwealth expenditure for January was £15,300, the portion for each State being as follows:—New South Wales, £5,496; Victoria, £4,867; Queensland, ...

    Article : 36 words
  7. THE SENATE AND THE TARIFF.

    The Melbourne "Age" pays:—"An extraordinary proposition is being discussed amongst several freetraders in the Senate with regard to the tariff. It is that ...

    Article : 178 words
  8. CAPTURES OF BOERS.

    General French has succeeded in dispersing Commandant Fouche's commando north-east of Cape Town and capturing 26 Boers. ...

    Article : 380 words
  9. FEDERAL FIRE BRIGADES.

    At a meeting of the Country Fire Brigades Board to-day, at Bairnsdale, a suggestion was made that a team of victorian firemen should go to England about the ...

    Article : 72 words
  10. A BUOYANT REVENUE.

    A remarkable increase of revenue was recorded in January, all previous records h[?]ing been broken, the total receipts being £331,925. The previous record was in ...

    Article : 109 words
  11. TATTERSALL'S SWEEPS.

    The following notice appears in Saturday's "Gazette:"—"Melbourne, January 31, 1902—In pursuance of the powers conferred upon me by the Post and Telegraph ...

    Article : 228 words
  12. THE ELDORADO MINERS' STRIKE.

    The strike of miners at McEvoy's mine, Eldorado, still continues, and there are no signs of settlement. The funds are being contributed to by various miners ...

    Article : 40 words
  13. THE DIVORCE LAWS.

    At a meeting of the Goulburn Anglican Synod last week Canon Spencer moved— "That the Synod disapproves of the Bill to regulate divorce and matrimonial causes ...

    Article : 436 words
  14. THE JANUARY GOLD YIELD.

    The gold yield for January was 168,159 oz. Of this 79,925½ oz. was exported, and 88,233½ oz. received at the mint. The estimated value of the output is £613,780, ...

    Article : 122 words
  15. NEW SOUTH WALES.

    The 500 yards swimming championship was won by G. Read by over 50 yards from H. Smith, the only other starter. The time was 6 min. 53 sec. R. Cavill was ...

    Article : 45 words
  16. THE PLAGUE PATIENTS.

    The plague patients at Little Bay Hospital are progressing satisfactorily. ...

    Article : 15 words
  17. THE STATE FINANCES.

    The Premier is gratified at the state of the finances, and he thinks that at the end of the financial year they will be considerably ahead of expectations. The ...

    Article : 56 words
  18. THE GERMAN NAVY.

    The Berlin "Vorwardt," a Socialist paper, has published a secret State paper giving an outline of a new Bill to be introduced in the Reichstag for the purpose of ...

    Article : 54 words
  19. ROASTED TO DEATH.

    About 2 o'clock this morning a fire broke out in a four-roomed hessian house in Dugen-street. The place was speedily destroyed, but a more serious consequence was ...

    Article : 111 words
  20. DISASTROUS BUSH FIRES.

    Bush fires have done extensive damage in the Lancefield district. Thousands of acres of grass were burned, haystacks consumed, and miles of fencing destroyed, despite the ...

    Article : 111 words
  21. LEGAL RECIPROCITY.

    The resolutions with respect to interState legal reciprocity arrived at by the Conference of State Attorney-Generals at Hobart are regarded with indignation by ...

    Article : 164 words
  22. SMALLPOX IN LONDON.

    There are now 1,050 smallpox cases under treatment in London, and the sudden increase is causing alarm. ...

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  23. VICTORIA.

    At a representative meeting of farmers of the eastern side of the Goulburn Valley, held at Shepparton on Saturday, a plan of campaign was arranged for reviving interest ...

    Article : 43 words
  24. ATLANTIC FREIGHTS.

    The leading trans-Atlantic shipping companies have agreed upon a minimum scale of freight charges, representing an increase of 33? per cent. on grain and 10 per cent. ...

    Article : 40 words
  25. BOY V. SHARK.

    Sir—I notice that Mr. A. Hobbs appears to doubt the accuracy of your references to the shark seen within a few yards of the Glenelg beach. As an eye witness to that ...

    Article : 600 words
  26. THE REVENUE.

    The State revenue returns for January amounted, including balance returned by the Commonwealth on account of Government departments now under Federal ...

    Article : 57 words
  27. THE JESUITS.

    In the action brought against certain. Jesuits under the Roman Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, for not complying with the requirements of that measure, appeal has ...

    Article : 207 words
  28. SOUTH AUSTRALLAN POSTAL IMPROVEMENTS.

    An enquiry into the complaint as to the alleged neglect of South Australian postal needs by the Federal Administration is said to reveal little real ground for ...

    Article : 93 words
  29. MOISTURE IN BUTTER.

    The Departmental Committee, who have been considering the question of the adulteration of butter, have recommended that the allowable maximum of moisture in ...

    Article : 41 words
  30. QUEENSLAND.

    It is understood that the Premier's manifesto, shortly to be issued for the general elections, will almost wholly centre around the necessity for the strictest economy in ...

    Article : 50 words
  31. A RIFLE TEAM FOR BISLEY.

    A telegram has been sent by the V.R.A. to lieutenant-Colonel Davies, of Hobart, secretary of the Federal council of the Australian Rifle Association, asking him to ...

    Article : 78 words
  32. SUPPLEMENTARY WAR VOTE.

    In the House of Commons yesterday, in Committee of Supply, the supplementary war vote, to the amount of £5,000,000, was passed by 159 to 56, there being a small ...

    Article : 364 words
  33. TASMANIA.

    Walter Perrell, employed at the "Mercury" office as a linotype operator, was drowned in the River Derwent last evening while attempting to swim to the shore, ...

    Article : 41 words
  34. LONDON WOOL SALES.

    At the London wool sales to-day the bidding was brisk, and prices were firm, the late weakness having disappeared. The sales included:—Koon, 6½d.; Belfast, 6?d.; ...

    Article : 99 words
  35. A SUSPICIOUS DEATH.

    The circumstances attending the discovery of the body of Edwin Latham on Saturday morning in a small shed contiguous to a butcher's shop in ...

    Article : 125 words
  36. MUNICIPAL FINANCES.

    One of the two auditors for the Brisbane municipality refused to sign the council's annual financial statement on the ground that it contained many items of ...

    Article : 89 words
  37. TENURE OF PARLIAMENT HOUSE.

    The Prime Minister laid on the table of the House of Representatives on Thursday a copy of the agreement made on December 9 between the Governor-General and the ...

    Article : 344 words
  38. LAUNCESTON, February 2.

    The Tasmania mine has crushed 2,220 tons for 2,772 oz. of retorted gold, average 1 oz. 2 dwt; value, £10,385. ...

    Article : 23 words
  39. THE AUSTRALIAN SQUADRON.

    There is great excitement in anticipation of the arrival of the Australian Squadron, including the warships Royal Arthur, Wallaroo, Mildura, Phoebe, Karrakatta, and ...

    Article : 216 words
  40. NEW ZEALAND.

    Dr. Mason, chief health officer, will attend the Intercolonial Medical Conference at Hobart next month. During the tour he will examine the working of the ...

    Article : 36 words
  41. A FATAL STREET ROW.

    A young man, Ernest Dowell, aged 19, was arrested to-night on a charge of murdering an old man, John Membrey. Deceased was being assaulted by a crowd of ...

    Article : 72 words
  42. BRITISH POLITICS.

    Mr. Morley, speaking at a dinner at which he was entertained by the Welsh Liberals last night, vehemently dissented from the "clean slate policy" propounded ...

    Article : 211 words
  43. NATIONAL MORTGAGE AND AGENCY COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND.

    The balance-sheet of the National Mortgage and Agency Company of New Zealand shows a profit of £23,512. A dividend, with a bonus, amounting together to 7½ ...

    Article : 53 words
  44. HELP FOR BRITAIN[?]

    The departure of the Northern Battalion of the Eighth Contingent from Auckland yesterday was the occasion of a great patriotic display. As the transport moved ...

    Article : 194 words
  45. A MINING FATALITY.

    At Heathcote to-day a shockihg mining accident occurred. A young man, Stephen Mitchell, was ascending the shaft of the Welcome mine with a tank of water, after ...

    Article : 71 words
  46. MINING SHARES.

    {No abstract available}

    Detailed lists, results, guides : 49 words
  47. THE WOMEN'S HOSPITAL.

    The midwifery department of the Women's Hospital was reopened yesterday, after being closed for 15 days. The committee originally ordered the department to ...

    Article : 100 words
  48. COMMERCIAL NEWS.

    Frozen Meat.—The following prices are furnished by the Frozen Meat Trade Association:—New Zealand sheep—Crossbred wethers and merino ewes, Canterbury, ...

    Article : 210 words
  49. MELBOURNE AMUSEMENTS.

    Aladdin at the Princess's, despite its many charms and its undoubted popularity, is announced as being in its last nignts. At Her Majesty's "San Toy" will retire the week ...

    Article : 90 words
  50. Advertising

    {No abstract available}

    Advertising : 1,230 words
  51. WEST AUSTRALIAN LOAN.

    Tenders for the West Australian 3½ per cent. loan of £1,500,000, of which the minimum had been fixed at £102 10/, were opened to-day. The total amount ...

    Article : 214 words
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