Mataura Ensign , Issue 280, 8 May 1897, Page 3
Melbourne, May 6. The Rev. Dr Marshall has been nominated as moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly. A movement is on foot to supplement tho present of meat for the English poor by a large quantity of wine. The Acting-Premier has sent another cable to the Agent-GeDeral urging him to ■ impress on the War Office authorities that Victoria can supply a much better type of horse at a lower price than the Argentine, and asking them to try at least one shipment. Sydney, May 6. At the tennis lournaine:.it to-day in tho Ladies' Singles Handicap Miss Drans| field (Sydney) defeated Miss Nunnelcy (New Zealand). Mr MacEwan, in an interview, stated that there was no fear of Australian butter or cheese failing to find a market in England so long as a high standard aud quality were maintained. At present, however, do uniformity was maintained. That was the chief drawback. The encouraging outlook should stimulate exporters to persevere until thoy could guarantee supplies of a uniform grade. The system of pasteurisation was greatly rpsponsible for the success of Danish butter in this direction. The weather has turned extremely cold ; and snow has fallen in several places in the high lands. This, added to the drought that still prevails in , the interior, is causing great mortality among stock. [ Both Houses adopted congratulatory addresses on the Queen's reign. In the Assembly Mr Lyne continued the debate on the Financial Statement. He ridiculed the surplus, and accused Premier Reid of filching money from different accounts and crediting them to the surplus. During the last three or four years over seven millions sterling had been obtained wrongfully from sales of land. Mr Mc- Millan attacked the Premier's system of book-keeping, and said he started by a floation of a million of Treasury bills to cover deficiencies, and this amount had only been liquidated on paper. Brisbane, May G. The Governor (Lord Lamington) officially opened the International Exhibition yesterday in the presence of an immense crowd. The city was en fete for the occasion. The chief inspector of stock reports that the first experiment in inoculating stock to render them immune from the prevalent fever proved a failure. The injection of fever blood gave them the disease in a very virulent form. The Mayor has received a telegram of thanks from the Mayor of Napier .to the residents of Brisbane for donations to the Hawkes Bay Flood Relief Fund. • Adelaide, May 6. The drought continues very severe, especially in the north. Saturday and Sunday are fixed as days of humiliation and prayer for rain.