Mr John Branston, one of the assistant under-sccretaries in the Colonial Office, has retired from that position. The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's steamer Tokomaru, which recently put into Rio de Janeiro for repairs, sailed for her destination on Friday last. Mr John Thomas Morton, the well-known oilman, has' bequeathed half a million to missions and charities. General Joubert and President Kruger are the only candidates for the Presidency of the Transvaal. S. W. Burger, one of the non - official members of the Transvaal Executive, retired from the contest. Mr Hogan, M.P., writing to the 'Standard,' complains that Sir Henry NormaD, Agent-General of Queensland, is being used, as a medium 4or disseminating partisan, statements discrediting and belittling the spparation decision arrived at by the Queensland Assembly.
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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS., Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897
CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS. Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897
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