Mblboubnb, May 4. Mr Hayter, Government Statist, estimates the population of the colonies at the end of last year as follows : — Victoria, 1,090,086 ; New South Wales, 1,085,356; New Zealand, 607,380; Queensland. 387,463 ; South Australia, 313,065; Western Australia, 42,137; Tasmania, 146,147.
Cutter, the man who was acquitted on a charge of mnrdering a Chinaman and subsequently arrested for perjury has again been acquitted, If this decision is accepted as correct m accordance with the evidence, then it is con* sidered that the five men, Mack, Young, Lewis, Tower and Mahoney, who recently received sentences of nine years each on a charge of perjury m connection with their evidence at the trial of Cutter for murder, were sentenced
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