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[Per Press Association,—CoPYKiunr;! ’ — . . ?¥ ~ SYDNEY, October 23. • The quarterly banking returns' have, decreased by £757,000, and coin and; bullion have decreased by £518,000, as compared with the Jane quarter. The proportion of cash held by the banks to liabilities is 3s 10] d, as compared with. 4s l|d last quarter. The Swimming Association have de-’ cided to add a 220 Yards Championship' to the annual programme. For economic reasons the Government have decided that there will be no Easter encampment this year. The military: authorities, consider this a great blow at the efficiency of tho troops.ADELAIDE, October 23. •. As the outcome of the Nixon case Mr Addison has resigned the chairmanship of, tho State Bank Board; T ;/ In the Legislative Assembly 'the: Premier introduced a Bill providing fori the further suppression of betting, it! also makes provision for inflicting heavy , penalties on promoters of sweeps arid layers of totalisator prices and their agents. The measure prohibits betting 1 with persona under twenty-one years of age. 1 4 BRISBANE, October 23. A return laid on the table of the Legislative Assembly shows tho total indebtedness of the colony at £34,600,000. The Government arc taking steps' to: prevent the importation into Queensland of diseased apples which recently arrived in Sydney from New Zealand.

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INTERCOLONIAL., Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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INTERCOLONIAL. Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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