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•« (By Telegraph.— Press Association.- Copyright.) (Received December 31, 9 a.m.) WORLD'S SHIPBUILDING. LONDON, 30th December. The world's shipbuilding output for the year was 3936 vessels, aggregating 4,267,116 tons. The Armstrong and Whitworth firm heads the list with 99,000 tons. COMPOSER'S BANKRUPTCY. LONDON, 30th December. Melville Joseph Gideon, the American composer and pianist, has filed a petition in bankruptcy in London. His liabilities are 472 and assets nil. His betting losses totalled £10,000 since June, 1912. (Received December 31, 10 a.m.) HEAT WAVE— NUMEROUS RECORDS. ' SYDNEY, This Day. Thei heat wave is unabated. There have been numerous records in the country — well ove.r the century. The continued drought is causing concern, and the water supply is short in many places. NEW STEAMER FOR NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING CO. LONDON, 30th December. The New Zealand Shipping Com^ pany's new steamer Hororata has been launched at Dumbarton. LABOUR ASSOCIATION AND ELECTION EXPENSES. LONDON, 30th December. The Council of the Derbyshire Miners' Association has resolved that unless theelection expenses of Mr. Kenyon, Labour candidate at the recent by-election, are paid a ballot of members will be taken on the question of seceding politically from the Miners' Federation. REPAIRING A CABLE. SYDNEY, 30th December. The Eastern Extension Cable Company's cable steamer Patrol has arrived here from Singapore, with 300 miles of new cable on board. She sails on Saturday to overhaul and repair the La Perouse and Nelson cables. She will pick up the cable when two days out, and thence will overhaul it to within -300 miles of the New Zealand coasit. (Received December 31, 10.40 a.m.) RECENT SYDNEY FIRE. SYDNEY, This Day. The insurances on Groth and Company's premises and stock, damaged by fire, amounts to £30,050, including £2500 in the New Zealand Insurance Company. SMALLPOX. SYDNEY, This Day. There is a case of smallpox at Way way. NEW BILLIARD CUE. SYDNEY, This Day. Mr. P. A. Vaile, the New Zealander who is well known aB a writer on tennis, has invented a special billiard cue for assisting a player who is snookered. It enables a stroke ' to bo made on any part of the table with greater certainty than ordinary. The cue was used by Harverson in a recent game in London. NO FATALITIES. MADRID. 30th December. The circus and theatre at San Sebastian, at which a fire occurred, was deserted at the moment of the outbreak. The military barracks, which were endangered, were saved. There were no fatalities. SIEVIER COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. LONDON, 30th December. Robert Sievier has been committed for trial op the blackmail charge. The charge of perjury 'has been withdrawn. PARAGUAY'S ARMY. BERLIN, 30th December. The Government ot Paraguay has arranged for a Geiunan Military Commission to reorganise the army.

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VARIOUS CABLES, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 157, 31 December 1913

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VARIOUS CABLES Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 157, 31 December 1913

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