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The € Argss' stateß that the time limit for speeches in the Victorian Legislative Assembly would operate with varying effect upon different members. For instance, it would not affect Mr Deakin at all, because he annihilates time when he speaks. But it would suppress Mr Baker, who uses fewer words than pauses in addressing the Chamber. He was speaking on the stock tax question, and though the hours were precious and numbera of others had to follow before the sitting ended, he moved along slowly in his accustomed style. Hereis a specimen sentence with its intervals—- " I know—that hon. members—wish to doto do their duty as—members—of their various constituencies but what I desire* to lay before hop. members —4s jnrt a> few facts -in connection—with the price of meat—over a period—(here a very lone pause)—of about—fourteen years." Eac6 gap was taken advantage of for a steady hard glare at opponents who were soon brought into subjection. They almost broke down in trying to follow the argument.

According to Christie Murray, the Rusßian General Ghourko, who is generally regarded as the Czar's righthand man in the event of European complications, is the very incarnation of devilry. In a recent lecture, the novelist recounted the abominable atrocities perpetrated by Ghourko, who, entering a village from which all the adult male population had departed to fight for the Sultan, butchered every old man, woman, and child he found in the place; _ its Christian population following up this fiendish act by hasking the dead and the dying to pieces, and casting them into a well reserved for the use of the Turkish population. But when the victorious Moslems returned, they—maddened by the spectaole—fell upon the Christians and slaughtered and minced them by way of retribution. In his evidence before the West Coast Coalfields Committee, Sir James Heetor said of the Brunner mine:—" I have always looked with suspicion on the working of that mine. It will require very great care, in dealing with any of the supports to the roof. To tike an extreme case, it resembles a ship shored up and ready for launching, as there is a great weight and sheering strain from the hilltop. If a slip occurred the Grey River night be suddenly dammed back, but afterwards would force its way through and doseriousdamage. . . . This mine requires to be very carefully watched, for, unless the abandoned workings are regularly inspected, which is not a very easy or safe thing to do, no one would know what is going on. The tendency of this bearing-down motion would be to crush the pillars. The floor I do not think would give way, but the roof would go by fracture. It is a hard, gritty sandstone, and, if it goes at all, it will go by fracture, and not by settling, as in the case of a shale roof. But the peculiar danger is in the sheer, oblique, and pushing-forward motion." The world has not been using the Majeronis well of late, and prior to their departure for South Africa the'profession in Melbourne intend giving /these sterling artists a bumper benefit.

FAMILY MOURNING, AND Black Goods Warehouse. We give special attention to the execution of Mourning Orders, and guarantee to supply the best value in Mourning Outfits at the Shortest Notice. We have the Largest BEST ASSORTED STOCK » IN THE COLONY TO SELECT FROM. WE EMPLOY THE BEST DRESSMAKERS. THE BEST MANTLEMAKEBS. THE BEST MILLINERS. ESTIMATES GIVEN. Patterns and Measurement Charts . sent to any part of N.Z. i^ m *■»: $3 *J m m w m 1 I m m m I I ■m %s BV m m mi m I W m v* i ?oa i PI m i THE ATTENTION OF PERSONS ABOUT TO MAKE THEIR WILLS IS DIRECTED TO THE LARGELY-REDUCED SCALE OF CHARGES ON COLLECTION OF MONEYS, AS SHOWN IN "NEW ZEALAND GAZETTE" OF JULY 18, 1889, PAGE 790. HEAD OFFICE: WELLINGTON. LOCAL AGENT: J. EDMUND SMITH.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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