NEW SOUTH WALES.
Sydney, August 19 An influential Committee has been appointed to raise funds for the starving Samoans. Sir H. Parkes has received a telegram from the Imperial Government regretting that no hope can be entertained of passing the Bill giving re- ; sponsible' Government to Western Australia. The Government narrowly escaped a serious defeat on Tuesday nipht. On the motion to go into Committee of Supply to consider the Estimates Mr Dibbs moved that the House decline to proceed with their consideration until it had heard the Treasurer's statement, showing the position of finance. Mr McMillan objected to be dictated to by the Opposition. On the division the Speaker gave his casting vote m favor of the Government. Mr McMillan subsequently made a statement, showing the estimated revenue m excess of last year by .£216,000, with a surplus over ex penditure of
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