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Mr Chamberlain, in the coarse of a speech at Glasgow, said that when Great Britain some time ago was standing alone and friendless, and was threatened from quarters least expected, the first offer of support emanated from the colonies, who were willing to make any sacrifice to come to her aid. The Queen telegraphed her congratulations to the people of South Africa on the completion of the railway to Bulawayo. The Right Hon. Lieutenant-colonel H. D. Davies, Lord Mayor of London, was on Tuesday presented to the Lord Chief Justice to take the final declaration of office. The procession from the Guildhall to. the Royal Courts of Justice included an escort representing the colonies, a car carrying the founders of the Empire, and a sports oar with Ranjitsinhji representing cricket. A financial crisis has arisen in Venezuela owing to the payments of the coupons upon the German loan being deferred and the refusal of the banks to discount. The imports of the Republic are paralysed.' The Victorian Premier has drafted a Bill with the object of placing the charities in the colony on a sound and independent basis. He proposes to pay off the preseht overdraft from the accumulated fund derived from publicans’ fees, raise charities revenue by taxing tickets of admission to all outdoor sports and prizes given at such sports to the extent of 6 per cent., and if necessary by an increase up to the maximum of l£d in the £ of municipal rates; The Treasury will continue to provide special charities and grant £IOO,OOO annually, the colony to be divided into districts, each administering its own charities. The new feature of importance is that recipients of charity or their relatives will be compelled to pay for relief where they can do so up to 10s per week.. • Miss Amy Sedgwick, actress, is dead. Sir W. Laurier, the Canadian Premier, is about to visit Washington for the purpose of arranging to grant to America a minimum tariff iu exchange for a 20 per cent, reduction in the Dingley "tariff in favor of Canadian goods imported into America. Toto; the Bechuana chief who was taken prisoner by the Cape Mounted Rifles after an attack on bis kraal in May last, baa been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, two of his leading chiefs to four years, and fiftythree of bis followers'to two years each. The whole of the prisoners confessed to being guilty of sedition.^ The steamer Indahb was wrecked during a storm on Lake Eyre. Nineteen persona were drowned.

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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS., Issue 10468, 11 November 1897

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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS. Issue 10468, 11 November 1897

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