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The Colonies and the Navy. SPEECH BY SIR MICHAEL HICKS BEACH. London, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
TJie Colonies and the Navy. SPEECH BY SIR MICHAEL HICKS BEACH. London, Thursday. Sir Michael Hicks Beach says that Great Britain has relieved the colonies of the cost of providing a navy against possible enemies, bot could not relieve them of the duty of coast defence. Great Britain spent £22,000,000 yearly upon the defence of colonies that had a population of only 10,000,000, and those colonies paid only a few thousands towards that amount. It was impos sible for this to remain a permanent settlement. The colonial trade relations had hitherto conflicted with free trade, and the action of Canada in opening her ports on a preferential tariff was the best possible basis of agreement yet pro posed. He did not believe that the colonies would shirk their responsibility SB regarded the navy.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
ROYAL GEORGE S Ot EL, ALBANT4 (Glose to Ballway and Jetties) Ia again under tbe Proprietorship and direct Management of MB EDWARD REYNOLDS, who intends to spare no expense to maintain his reputation and to keep the above Hotel the most Popular in Albany. Billiards and Stabling. Porter attends all Trains and Steamers. 191L T> OYAL GEORGE HOTEL, (Close to Ballway and Jetties) Is again under the Proprietorsbip and direcjt Management of MB EDWARD REYNOLDS, who intends to spare vo expense to maintain his reputation-and to keep the above Hotel the most Popnlar in Albany. Billiards and Stabling. Porter attends aH Trains and Steamers. 191lk
FIRE IN STIRLING TERRACE. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
FIRE IN STIRLING TERRACE, A fire, which however was not attended with serions results occurred at MeEsrs. J. Moir & Co's, store in Stirling-terrace yester day morning. When the shop was closed the previous evening everything was left in proper order. At 6.55 a.m. yesterday, Mr. Handley in opening the door leading from the lane nest to the Boyal George Hotel, discovered a small storeroom to the left in flames. He immediately seized two hand grenades and dashed them against the wall. Help arriving from the hotel the fire was soon subdued with a few buckets of water. There was not a great deal of damage done as the flames had evidently just caught hold of the partition through which a hole waB burnt, when Mr. Handley came on the scene. The contents of the room were chiefly barrels and bottles of wine and a number of the lat ter were broken. Au inspection elicited that the fire had originated behind two large boxes which had been in the same position for years. The only supposit...
The Wreck of the steamer Aden. London, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
The Wreck of the steamer Aden. London, Thursday. J After the steamer Aden strack on the reef the monsoon became fiercer and the lifeboat and the gig were driven away. The last boat was immediately lowered and the women and children placed in it but it has not yet been reported as hav ing arrived at any port. The heavy seas washed the weakest of those left on the wreck overboard. The rations da\ly became curtailed and several vessels were vainly signalled for assis tance. The people were in despair and the j rations nearly exhausted when the ! steamer Mayo came to the rescue.
SOUTH AFRICA. London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
SOUTH AFRICA. London, Wednesday. President Steyn when proroguing the Volksraad of the Orange Free State said that although British troops were placed on the frontier ready for battle peace was ! assured. London, Thursday The Mercantile Association of the Band has asked the Transvaal Govern ment to constitute a Chamber of Agri culture with the object of making the cost of living cheaper and minimising imports.
FOREIGN CABLES. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT] The Colonial Premiers in England. London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
flOËEIGN CABLES. [FEOM OUR CORRESPONDENT] Tlie Colonial Premiers in England. London, Wednesday. At the Conference between Mr. Chamberlain and the Premiers the for mer raised the question of preferential trade in general terms and the Premiers discussed the question in private.- They decided that it was impossible to submit definite proposals in the abscence of in formation. They urged Mr. Chamber lain to appoint a commission on the sub ject. The Conference alsovdfscnssed the Pacific Cable agreement. /Mr. Kingston and Sir John Forrest opposed the agree ment and some of the Premiers were in different regarding it. The Premiers at a private meeting agreed to renew the Australian contribution to the cost of the auxiliary squadron and said that it was premature to promise a larger contr bution. London, Thursday. At the conference between Mr. Cham berlain and the Colonial Premiers the question of the New Hebrides was dis cussed and Mr. Chamberlain said there was no chance of altering the ...
VICTORIA. ALLEGED HOUSEBREAKER. A DESPERATE ENCOUNTER. Melbourne, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
VICTORIA. ALLEGED HOUSEBREAKER. A DESPERATE ENCOUNTER. Melbourne, Thursday. I A young man named Frank Pearson was arrested yesterday ou a charge of house breaking. On searching his bedroom the detectives discovered stolen property. Pear son made a desperáis struggle, and Detective M'Williams had hi6 fingers nearly bitten off. The prisoner's wife smashed the bedroom door in with an axe, and the detectives had a deal of trouble with her. Two sand-bags and a loaded revolver were found. DEFRAUDING THE CUSTOMS, Blogg Brothers, manufacturing chemists j and importers, were heavily fined yesterday by the Commissioner for Customs. They im ported two tons of what was said to be sago flour, but on examinat ion it turned out to be arrowroot, on which there is an import duty of 2d per lb. They were fined £280 6s lOd. THE MINT. The number of sovereigns issued by the Mint during the past 12 months was! 4,790,000. REVENUE BETUBNS. , The revenue for the year was £6,629,612 an increase of £170,930 co...
Dissaffection in India. THREATENING OUTLOOK. THE POLICE AND MILITARY CALLED OUT. London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
Dissaffection in India. THREATENING OUTLOOK. THE POLICE AND MILITARY CALLED OUT. London, Wednesday. The native journals at Poona in Bom bay have for months past been engaged in inciting the people to morder the plague officials and to revolt against the soldiers whom they accuse of outraging the native women, insulting religion and plundering. They threaten the govern ment with disastrous results. The sol diers they describe as wild British. London, Thursday. A punitive police force has occupied Poona. There has been rioting at Chim pnrand nearly all the inspectors were seriously injured. The military are parading the streets but the mob are defiant. It is alleged that the trouble aro3e from the defamation of a mosque. The magistrate has warned the people that he will adopt stern measures if the disturbances are contiuued.
SALE OF IVANHOE MINE. PRICE, HALF A MILLION. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
SALE OF IVANHOE MINE. PRICE, HALF A MILLION. The Ivanhoe mine is to be sold to a Lon don syndicate through Mr. Chas. Kauffmann. The purchasers are the London and Globe Finance Corporation. The terms are £500,000 cash and 50,000 shares in the new company to be formed in London, which will consist of 200,000 shares of £5 each. The nett cash to each shareholder in the present company will be £11 each. The Melbourne and Adelaide people consider the sale will have a most beneficial effect on all West Australian mining, as it will sause increased interest in mining in this colony. It is the largest mining transaction ever carried throngh in Australia. The matter was kept a profound secret. All the directors approve of the sale, which has yet to receive the sanción of the shareholders.
MINING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 3 July 1897
MINING NOTES, The W.A. Cement Leases have cleaned np foi the last week 145 tons for 593oz. A new alluvial rush is reported 15 miles from Kurnalpi. Nice specimens from 3oz. downwards have been unearthed. THE DUKE-STBEET LITEBABY SOCIETY. -The above society held their usual weekly meeting last Tuesday night There was a fair attendance. The President (Bev. J. A. Jeffreys) presided. The evening was devoted to " Papers." Mr. W. C. Thomas gave a paper on the value of books, and was warmly applauded for his efforts. Mr. G. Faulkner gave an interesting address entitled "The Route from Esperance Bay to Albany." Mr. Illingworth gave a paper on metaphysics. The meeting then closed. SHIPMENTS OF GOLD.-.-From January 1st to March 20th says the Meoiiomist, the ship ment of sovereigns from the colonies (irre* spectiveot bullion from Queensland and New Zealand) amount to £2,902,151, as follows : From Melbourne, £2,233,154 ; From Sydney, £520,697 ; from Adelaide, £98,000 ; and from Albany, £60.000. ...