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. OTTAWA, October 8, The Canadian Government are borrow-' ing £2,000,000 for the purpose of extending railways to the mining districts and deepening the canals along the river St. Lawrence.
The bush fires in Canada have affected an area of 300 square miles. ■■ Tw6 thousand people are rendered homeless. The mayors of the principal Canadian cities Ai'e. raising funds for the ' relief of the Suffeters,
INTERCOLONIAL. Melbourne, October 9. The new Parliament meet on the 26th Inst.
The value of property in the various colonies under the will of the late Mr T. B. Payne, of South Yam, has been sworn at £1,068,000. The will provides that interest on the sums of £IO,OOO and £40,000 shall bo divided between the Melbourne Hospital and the Benevolent Society. A deputation asked the Premier to take the duties off grain and live stock. Mr Turner replied that federation would frobably sweep away the border duties, fotil then there could be no chance in the tariff.
The quarterly bank returns show that the total assets decreased by £78,000, the liabilities by £772,000, and the deposits by £672,000 as compared with last quarter..
COOLGARDIE, October 9. The remains of two persons have been found among the ruins of the Denver Hotel.. Four men who stayed in the hotel on the night of the fire are missing.
ADELAIDE. October 9.
Nixon was found guilty of unlawfully wounding his wife, but was strongly recommended to mercy on the ground of intense provocation. Sentence was deferred.
AUCKLAND, October 9. The Rev. F. W. Isitt met the members of the New Zealand Alliance and temperance societies last night, but the meeting was nob open to the Press. Ho explained his attitude in reference to the recent split in the Alliance. A resolution was passed to the effect that the meeting thank Mr Isitt for the statements he has made, accept the Alliance as recently reformed, and pledge themselves to give their co-operation in the work of advancing temperance reform in this colony.
MASTERTON, October 9. The office of the local Building Society was broken into last night, and bills valued at £IOO, besides other papers, belonging to Mr-J. B. Keith, the manager, were stolen. Two cash boxes were taken out of the safe, but only contained 10s in cash and some stamps. The burglary was evidently the work of an amateur.
WELLINGTON, October 9. Twenty-three cases are set down for the Court of Appeal on Monday, and six others will probably be added to the list. The Brunner cases will be adjourned till the Appeal Court is over. TIMARU, October 9. Miss Lissaman, a middle-aged lady, was run down by a cyclist in the suburbs on Thursday evening and rather badly hurt about the face and rendered unconscious. Subsequent symptoms indicate that she has received internal injuries. The rider stopped to assist her but refused to give his name, which, however, has now been ascertained.
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TELEGRAPHIC, Evening Star, Issue 10441, 9 October 1897
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