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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS

CAPTAIN COOK'S LETTERS.

Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright.

SYDNEY, December 7. (Received December 7, at 10.30 a.m.)

The New South Wales Government havo declined the offer of two of Captain Cook's letters descriptive of his first and second voyages in the South Seas. Tho price wanted was £1,030. The dealer who is offering them recently paid £550 for the letters. A FINANCIAL ERRAND. SYDNEY, December 7. It is understood that during the coming recess Mr Holman (State Premier) will visit London in connection with public loans. CATTLE KING PROPHESIES. MELBOURNE, December 7. Mr Kidman, the " cattle king," estimates that the following year will be a bad one. but that Australia is on tho eve of several bumper seasons. SOUTH POLAR EXPLORATION. MELBOURNE, December 7. Mr Jack, science master at Dookie Agricultural College, has been selected to accompany the Shacklcton expedition. GOVERNMENT LEASEHOLDS TAXED.

MELBOURNE, December 7. The Commonwealth new scheme of laud taxation includes Government leaseholds, which have previously escaped this tax. This is estimated to give an extra yield of between £BOO.OOO and £900,000 per annum.

PASSING IT ON.

MELBOURNE, December 7.

Following tho example of Melbourne, the Sydney hotelkeepers will increase tho price of drinks as from to-day. Tho Westralian hotelkeepers and tobacconists are also giving the public the benefit of tho increased duties, and the other States will follow suit.

FOOD PRICES.

BRISBANE, December 7.

All the prices fixed for the southern districts for commodities, excepting the retail price of meat, havo teen rescinded, as it is considered that trade has resumed its normal course.

DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED,

MELBOURNE. December 7.

Enisporn's sentence for shooting his father has been commuted to imprisonment for life.

HONORING AN EXPLORER

MELBOURNE. December 7.

Admiral Creswell on Saturday unveiled a cairn on Arthur's Sent, near Dromana (overlooking Port Phillip Bay), in memory of the explorer Flinders.

EUREKA STOCKADE

MELBOURNE. December 7.

The Trades Hall celebrated tho golden jubilee of tho Eureka Stockade (the Ballarat diggers' riot).

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Evening Star, Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Evening Star, Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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