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The British Parliament [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
The British Parliament FORECAST OF THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. London, January 30. A forecast of the speech to be delivered at the opening of Parliament to-morrow has been published. It begins by stating that the foreign outlook is peaceful. Mention is made of the increase of the garrison in Egypt, but this event does not forbode a change in the policy of the Government. Home Rule for Ireland would be the chief measure introduced, and Bills are promised dealing with the registration of votes and the shortening of the period of Parliament probably to a quinquennial term. Provision was to be made for the introduction of one-man-one-vote, and an amendment would be proposed to the Employers Liability Bill. Measures will also be brought down providing lor •the unification of the London District Councils, and proposals submitted relative to the churches of Scotland and Wales. Sympathetic reference is made to the agriculturalist class, and probably a commission to inquire into the best means of gr...
ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS. THE HOME RULE BILL. INTERNAL GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND TRUE UNION OF THE TWO COUNTRIES, London, January 31. Th&lt;_ Queen's speech contains reference to Sir G. Portal's mission to Uganda, and the Khedive's promise to be guided by English advice will be alluded to. ■ The decrease of crime in Ireland is mentioned as satisfactory. The Home Rule Bill is described as a measure securing further improvement in the internal government of Ireland, promoting true union of the two countries. Bills are promised modifying the law of conspiracy in regard to labour, and instituting boards of conciliation. The &quot;Times&quot; commenting on the forecast of the speech says everybody is promised everything, because Ministers are confident it will be a long time before promises are fulfilled. The &quot;Daily News&quot; considers the Newcastle programme is the pith and substance of the speech. Irish Unionists will propose a strong amendment t...
THE MEW COINAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
THE MEW COINAGE. TO BE ISSUED SHORTLY. London, January 31. The new coinage, which will be issued in a fortnight, bears the inscription &quot;Empress ot India.&quot; It will not be circulated in Australia until the Governors of Victoria and New South Wales publish orders authorising it.
CANADIAN DEFENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
CANADIAN DEFENCE. Ottawa, January 30, Ivor C. Herbert, Major-General in command of the militia, in a reporb furnished to the Dominion Government, states that tho condition of the military is impotent unless the militia is entirely reorganised. He adds that all classes of Btores supplied are abominable rubbish.
THE CRISIS IN HAWAII. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
THE CRISIS IN HAWAII. THE LANDING OF MARINES- AN AMERICAN OUTRAGE AND AN ACT OF WAR, RETURN OF THE PRINCESS. GREAT BRITAIN'S ATTITUDE. ATTITUDE OF THE COLONIES. Washington, January 31. Mr Outhwaite, Democratic Chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs in the House of representatives, declares that America committed a great outrage on the Government of Hawaii by landing marines, which was an act of war. The Queen's emissaries proceed from San Francisco to Washington to urge disavowal of the American action. It is reported that Sir Julian Pauncefote, British Minister to Washington, his been instructed by his Government to protest against American annexation of Hawaii. Senator Chandler submitted a resolution directing that the President should enter into negotiations with the provisional administration of Hawaii for the admission of Hawaii as United States territory. The debate was adjourned. London, January 31. Lord Rosebery has assured Hawaiian officers that the present attitude o...
AN AMERICAN REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
AN AMERICAN REPORT. THE QUEEN OBDURATE AND UNPOPULAR, BRITISH SQUADRON BOUND FOR HONOLULU San Francisco, January 31, The American commander in the Pacific reported that a revolt was inevitable, as the Queen was obstinate and unpopular. British residents protested against interference by Americans. Vessels of the British squadron are expected to reach Honolulu in five days.
The Federal Bank Failure. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
The Federal Bank Failure. PETITION TO WIND UP THE INSTITUTION. London, January 31 The meeting of shareholders of the Federal Bank will not be held, as credators have presented a petition for voluntary winding up of the institution. Tho suspension of the Federal Bank of Australia in Melbourne has not disturbed tho city, bub the feeling prevails that if the institution is able to pay dopositors in full, the Associated Banks ought to have prevented bhe disaster. Tho &quot;Scotsman&quot; asserts that tho deposits in the Edinburgh branch amount to £400,000, and in tho Aberdeen branch to £80,000, while those in Glasgow and Greenock are considorablo. It thinks thab the failuro is likely to cause consternation among Scotch depositors, and expects thab a large number of investors in other concerns will withdraw their money. Ib deprecabes any panic, and directs attention to tho strength of the Associated Banks.
THE HANSARD UNION COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
THE HANSARD UNION COMPANY. TRIAL OF DIRECTORS London, January 30. Messrs H. Bottomley, J. Isaac, Dolman, and Sir Henry Isaacs (formorly Lord Mayor of London), directors of tho Hansard Union Company, which suspended payment somo time ago, aro charged wibh fraud in administering bhe affairs of tho Company. The trial is proceeding.
THE QUEENSLAND LOAN. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
THE QUEENSLAND LOAN. A SUCCESSFUL VENTURE, London, January 31. Several bankers declare the placing of the Queensland loan an act of madness. Sir J. F. Garrick considers it was a phenomenal success, and tcachos the necessity for doforenco to the colonies. The brokers attribute its success solely to a syndicate and tho Bank of England, and are annoyed at its puccoss. The average of tho Queensland loan was £88 16s.
VICTORIAN AFFAIRS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
VICTORIAN AFFAIRS. SPEECH BY PREMIER PATTERSON. j GRADUATED INCOME TAX. RETRENCHMENT IN GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES, Melbourne, this day. Mr Patterson, Premier, in addressing his constituents, took a hopeful view of the future of the colony. He said the Government intended to effect retrenchment in regard to grants and subsidies, as well as in the public service, and had determined to stop the growth of a deficit. A graduated income tax would be imposed, and also a tax on free goods, if necessary.
A SYDNEY TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 1 February 1893
A SYDNEY TRAGEDY. A LOVE ROMANCE Sydney, January 31. A married man named Hastings, and a married woman named Rowley, who had become greatly attached to one another, resolvod to die togethor, owing to despondency. The man accomplished his purpose by first taking poison and then shooting himself, bub the woman, who took poison, is recovering.