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MR. KINGSTON'S DOMINATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
MR.. KINGSTON'S DOMINATION. Since' the opinion of a London journal that 'Queen Counsel' should not now be designated 'King's Counsel' was pub ed in 'The Register' several correspon dents have discussed the validity of Mr. Kingston's nomination for the House of Representatives, and the opinion on the subject expressed yesterday by Mr. Justice Boueaut lias given additional interest to the point. Mr. Kingston was nominated in his papers as 'King's Coimcel,' but the other wearers of the rilk who are candi dates ' simply described themselves as 'solicitors.' On Friday both the Sheriff and Mr. Schombiirgk independently gave their opinion that Mr. Kingston's nomina tion was perfectly valid. Schedule 13 of the ' electoral code of 1896 says that the 'occupation' of the candidate must be stated, but clause 184 of the code provides that the Court of Disputed Returns shall not enquire -into the 'sufficiency of any nomination,' so' that ? there -appears to be no ready means for testing the, poin...
CORPORATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
CORPORATIONS. MOIJ.VT GAMB1EK, Wednesday March 0. A letter was -received from the rccretary of .the Underwriters' Association enquir ing, at ,lhe ? request of the committee of - the association, whether ' the' statement in Tlie Register'' of 'August 25,' apparently from its Mount ; Gamhicr correspondent, jhut tlie Mount (iamhicr Kirc Drigadi's- had l-ccn disband ed and the town lcit without any fire brigade pro tection was cprrcct. It was resolved to reply that the brigades liad not actually liccn disbanded, but had no practices, and were suspended for want of money lo carry- them on.— The inspector askod for definite instructions and information with, regard to the pros?culion 'of Messrs. Kngclbrecht & Co. tor -causing a nuisance by running the distillery water down the main street. Tlie m.itter'was rp ferrcd to 'a special 'it-fccting of the local- board of health, to be hold 'next 'Wednesday evening. — Tlicr^s, was a discussion bn-a request bt the looar branch of the Austr...
DAMAGES AGAINST THE RAILWAYS COMMISSIONER. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
DAMAGES AGAINST THE RAILWAYS COMMISSIONER. It is not often that a jury displays an inclination to award more liberal damages for personal injuries than the sufferers sue for, hut this is practically what happened at the local court on Friday at the conclu sion of the case of Hamilton v. the South Australian Railways Commissioner, which £jir Josiah.Symon, Q.C., described as 'the saddest and most pathetic case that I can remember having been engaged in during my long career at the liar.' Two actions had been instituted by the parents of chil dren who were injured by a train at the Semaphore Station in Noveiriber last; but it ' was ' agreed by both parties that only one case should be put to the jury, aud thatHheir decision 'should fdrm the basis of a judgment by consent in respect of the second action. In each instance £490 dam .ages was claimed, and it was shown. 'in evidence that. up to the time of the trial the expenses incurred for medical atten dance, upon'the injured children am...
SOLDIERS WHO "SLOUCH." To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
soldiers1 who ?'^louch;- To the Editor. . Sii'— ''Son.-ccrii enquires -ivhethcr I ex pect' pur . 'colonial' trcops'to step and march as well as the Iniperia!. 1 stud nothing o£ ihe 'tott, but that -they ought to drill as well;; and keep : their accoutrements as clean as the. Knglis'Ji^ vbluiiteers ^not re gular?) who. -receive. ho,.pay. *\Viih refe rence: to hie dinng a ?journey by rail and getting into camp late '(U- this. any: exeuise tor- their not saluting the guard who' turn- ed 'out 'to rctc.ve_ tliem?), and' 'having to parade'next niorning, this ia no excuse for lai-auinp in 'dirty accoutrements. , There is plenty of time for a man to cieaa between sunrise and parade. If he had no inten tion of doing a bit of graft when joining he had better have'left it alone. There are too'nriny like him, who, when ordered. to do anything, turn to tlie sergeant and:.say, ?'U'iiat'iire yer giyin' uii?' Let Jira tackle it; he's done noclung all. the' 'uloomin* da'y.' l'*htve been on sentry al...
OLD-AGE PENSIONS AND IMPOSTERS. MELBOURNE, March 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
OLD-AGE PENSIONS AND IMPOSTEBS. MELBOURNE. March 8. With a view to guarding agarnst old-age pensions being granted to unworthy per sons the Premier proposes to enlist the assistance of ladies interested in benevolent societies so that he may ascertain the merits of applicants. It is proposal that these societies shall' be furnished with lists of the' pensions granted, and applications awaiting enquiry and it is hoped that their reports will help the magistrates in exposing and checking attempted impos ture.
THE KING'S OATH AND CATHOLICISM. ACTION BY IRISH MEMBERS. London, March 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
THE KING'S OATH AND CATHOLICISM. ? ACTION BY IRISH MEMBERS. Londonj March 7. Mr.' JV3E. Redmond, leader of the Irish Nationalists in the House of Commons, has intimated that he will resist the granting of the King's civil list until the. Government promise to legislate for the revision of the coro nation oath so as to make it accept able to Irish Catholics. Objection has been taken to the oath owing to its reference to the sacrifice of the Mass as observed in the Roman Church as 'superstitious and idolatrous.'
THE PANAMA CANAL. London, March 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
THE PANAMA CANAL. London, March 7. There is a prospect of the Govern ment of the Republic of Colombia, in Central America, with the consent of Great Britain, transferring the Panama Canal concession from the French com pany who now own it to the United States. Work on the canal is proceed ing, .but the French company are ready to sell the property to the Washington Government. According to. the report of' tlie canal company issued in 1899 the Council of Administration were of opinion that the canal with locks could be completed in ten years at a further cost of £20,800,000.
BRITISH COINS. London, March 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
BRITISH COINS. London,' March 8/ In the House of Commons yesterday Mr. John Brigg, Liberal member for the Keighley division of the West Rid ing of Yorkshire, suggested the post-. ponement or tne manuracture of money bearing the head of King Ed ward -until arrangements had been, made to introduce the decimal system of coinage. Mr. Balfour said he thought the country ? was not prepared for such a fundamental change in the coinage as was suggested. i
BISHOPRIC OF LONDON. DR. INGRAM APPOINTED. London, March 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
BISHOPRIC OP LONDON. DR. INGRAM APPOINTED. London, Harch 8. The Right' Rev. Arthur Foley Win nington Ingram, D.D., Bishop of Step ney since 1897. has been appointed Bishop of London in succession to the late Dr. Mandell Creighton. Dr. Ingram is 43 years of age, and was educated at Marlborough College and Keble College, Oxford. He was curate of. St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, in 1884-3; private chaplain to the Bishop of Lichfleld, .1885-89; head of Oxford House, Bethnal Green, and chaplain to the Archbishop of York and to the Bishop of St Alban's, 1889; rector of Bethnal Green, 1895; ''rural dean of Spitalfields. ' 1896: and canon of St. Paul's Cathedral, 1S97. He is the author of several religious books. The new bishop finds recreation in golf and cycling, and is unmarried. ., The 'Times' to-day remarks that the promotion of Dr. Ingram will be a glad surprise to Londoners. The new diocesan is not intellectually great, but he is a good organizer, with an attrac tive and animating, individua...
LATEST STOCK QUOTATIONS. London, March 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
LATEST . STOCK.. QUOTATIONS. London, Manih 8. Stocks. MchlM»r8Mvt-. Consols, 21 p.c ...... 974 9CJ Jt Victoria4'6,1920,Jan.-July 109 109 = Vic^l'8,l!fcl-26Jan.^July'lO22 1028 = N.S.W.4's,1933.Jan.-July 115 .115 = M.S.W.3J's,1918,Mar.-Sep. 102? 103 i* N.S.W.31s,l905,April-Oct. 100 98J l}f 8. Australian 3i'a. 1939 .. 106 10G = 8. Australian 3's ..... 93 93 = Queensland 4's,. 1915-24... 107 107 = Queensland 3Vs, 1924 . . . 102J 102& = New Zealand 4's, 1929 . . . 114* 115 J* New Zealand 3J'a, 1940 . 108. 108 = N.Z. 3's, 1945. April-Oct. 98i 97 11+ lasmaiuan 3f s, 1940 ... 103 103 = WesternAm. 3j'a, 1915-35 lQQj 101 j* * Increase, t Decrease. = Stationary.
DUKE OF MANCHESTER. BREACH OF PROMISE SUIT. London, March 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
DUKE OF MANCHESTER. BREACH OF PROMISE SUIT. London, March S. Ill-fortune is again (logging the steps of the young Duke of Manchester, who recently caused a mild sensation in so ciety by secretly marrying Miss Zim merman, the daughter of an American millionaire, and afterwards had his debts paid by his wife's father. Yesterday the Duke, with his bride, landed at Liverpool, Immediately after stepping, ashore he was served with a writ as defendant iu a suit for breach of promise of marriage, the plaintiff being Miss Portia Knight, a pretty American actress.
THE DUKE OF YORK'S TOUR. DEPARTURE OF THE CRUISERS. London, March 8. [Received March 9, 2.30 a.m.] [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
THE DUKE OP YORK'S ' TOUR. DEFARTURE OF THE CRUISERS. . ' . London, March S. [Received March 9, 2.30 a.m.] FBY SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH.! ??' The cruisers Juuo and St. George, T^hich are to act as an escort to the steamer Ophir after she leaves Suez, started for that port yesterday. The war vessels have been fitted up with accommodation for Australian and New Zealand personages who may ac company -the Duke and Duchess of York on their voyages between the different ports in Australasia. Lord Wenlock, who will be the Duke's chief of staff, has been created a Privy Councillor. Mr. Balfour told the House of Com mons yesterday that pressure of time would not permit of tLo Heir Apparent aud his wife including India in the British oversea countries which they would visit.
ONE PEOPLE PROUD AND WHITE. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
ONH PEOPLE PitOUD AND WHITE. flJy Arthur H. Adams.] Here in the waste forgotten spaces of the world; ' ? ? AY'liac ciuid has tardy birth? What blossom this that has a lonely grace uiiiUrleu Late on ihe autumn earth?. (What drowsy giant, lolling on his conti nent, . Stirs now nnd slowly wakes? What voice exultant, und with youth made indolent, ? , Across 'lime's silence breaks? The rumour runs: the South has brought , a nat.on forth; Y-e peoples, do km right! Impatiently before the castle of the .North Clamours an unknown knijjht! .. . Who claims in the old chivalry an equal . place With Knights of elder years, . V ; And with the line audacity of his father s ' race Proudly, salutes his peers! Across the crowded camps of men the ru mour wiugs, From siartkd State to State; Behind their oayonets the watchful, wearied k.ngs . ?' ? -: . In sileuce Peer and wait. And troubled statesmen see a presence, ia.ge, uncouth, That slouei.Ci through t'ne gloom— For this un=ha^kled giant, terrible w...
THE TRANSVAAL CAMPAIGN. THE PURSUIT OF DE WET. BOERS AGAIN HARD PRESSED. London March 8. 4 a.m. [Received March 9, 2.30 a.m.] [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
THE TRANSVAAL CAMPAIGN. THE PURSUIT OF DE WET. BOERS AGAIN HARD PRESSED. London. March 8, 4 a-m« [Received llarch 9, 2.30 a.m.] TBY SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH.] . Commandant Christian De Wet's force is now* hard pressed by British columns in the direction ot Faure smitli. The Boers are without rguns.' Mr. M. T. Steyn, with a body- of Boers,. parted company with De Wetfa few days ago, and. moving eastward, he crossed the railway, and is now at Srnithfield, 90 miles south of Blpenir fontein. ' A party of 200 Boers occupy a. posi- tion near Roiixville, while 400 are en trenched at Bushman's Kopje. London. March 8, G a.m. The 'Daily Mail' is informea by a correspondent that De Wet is rapidly retreating northward, and is now near Petrusburg, a few miles south of the Modder River. Mounted British troops, led by Col. E. C. Bethune, of the 16th Lancers, and Col. T. D. Pilcher, of the Bedfordshire Regiment, are in hot pur suit. ''
THE CAPE INVASION. MINOR BOER SUCCESS. London, March 7 [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
THE CAPE INVASION. MINOR BOER SUCCESS. London, March 7. A force of 700 Boers, under ComT mandantr Kruitzlnger, with two guns, have occupied' Pearston, in the Karoo district of Cape Colony. The enemy overpowered the garrison, which num bered 75. London, March 8. Kruitzinger captured GO rifles and 20,000 cartridges at Pearstqu. A Brit ish force under Col. George Frederick Gorringe has reoccupied the town and driven the enemy across the railway. Col. Gorrtyge blames the town. guard for surrendering. Their defence, he says, was very feeble, though they held a practically Impregnable posi tion. ? ? ? . The 800 Boers who attacked the small garrison at Aberdeen in Cape Colony, 30 miles from Graaf Reinet, were under the direction of Com mandant Scheeper. They entered the town on the 5th inst., and forced the prisoners in. the gaol to join1 the com mando. Meanwhile the garrison stuck to their entrenchments close to the town and maintained a heavy lire. Eventually the enemy were repulsed with...
GENERAL FRENCH'S TRIBULATIONS. London, March 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
GENERAL FRENCH'S TRIBULA TIONS. London, March 7. The British cavalry and mounted infantry under Gen. J. P. D. French are experiencing fearful weather, which is having the effect of consider; ably hampering their operations in the south-eastern Transvaal. It is extreme ly difficult to forward convoys of stores to the column, and great delay is being experienced in connection with the sup plies of forage for the horses.
TIRED OF THE WAR. WHAT THE BOERS WOULD LIKE. LONDON, March 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Register — 9 March 1901
TIRED OF THE WAR. WHAT THE BOERS WOULD LIKE. London, March V. Boers at Pretoria freely admit that their leaders are quite willing to. sur- render with the majority of their com mandos, provided they are assured that an amnesty will be granted to all who have fought against England; also: that the burghers will be assisted by the British Government to make a fresh start in life, and that all rebels .will receive a free pardon. ? ?' .London, 'March S. In the House of Commons yesterday Mr. Balfour, in reply to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, confirmed the report that Gen. Louis Botha had been in communication with Lord Kitchener on the question of capitulation, but said he was unable at present to make a statement . in regard to what trans pired.