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(Press Assn. — By Telegraph. — Copyright.) ■ d LONDON. March 5. The Prince of Wales has been created an Admiral. t General Botha has been invited, to attend the Colonial Conference. The Mansion House Jamaica relief fund has. reached £50,000. ■ : Mr Justice Kennedy has succeeded Sir. H. ft.' Cozen, as a Lord Justice' of Appeal. The Times attributes the ill success of the mail syndicate's efforts, firstly, to the high rate of interest which nowadays obtajned_,j)n debentures offering .so much better 1 security than the new mail seryice; v secondly, to the dubious nature of the scheme wlien it came to be closely examined. Not all the influence of Sir! Thos. Sutherland and others would have shut .off supplies and capital had serious business men thought well of the scheme on its merits. ■•■■..... - j (Received March 6, 8.36 a.m.) Mr Winston Churchill that Lord Elgin was m frequent communication with. Mr im , Thurm, High Commissioner m the Western Pacific, before aud after the New Hebrides Convention was signed, but he does not intend to publish the confidential correspondence on the subject. The Empress Dowager of Russia arrives m England on Thursday on a visit to the Queen. The missing captain and seven men of the German steamer sunk on the Goodwins, rowed to Dover. The Times' Pretoria correspondentsaye that the Boer representatives ■ are the strongest men m Parliament; and are evidently determined -not to begin making enemies. : Judging by their utterances the press and people of the Transvaal . are ready' to give the new government a fair start m a friendly sympathetic spirit. The Commoners give a luncheon to the colonial delegates to the Imperial Conference m the Westminster Hall on April 24. Sir H. Campbell Bannerman presides. The Vickers-Maxhn Co. are building a battleship of the Dreadnought class for _J Brazil. ~^ NEW YORK, March 5. President,. Roosevelt has proclaimed 32 new forest reserves, thus forestalling the . Agricultural- Bill, which seeks to prevent such reserves being made witlkntt the consent of Congress. i . 'CAIRO; r March 5. The revenue of Egypt for the past year was £15,337,000 Egyptian. "' At the instance of Gussef, editor or the newspaper Moayyaa, the Nationalist iomnal at Cairo, who is supposed to be backed by the Khedive, the General Assembly passed a resolutiou demahaing the early granting of full Parliamentary institutions and other wide-reaching- concessions. PARIS, "March 5. ! His Majesty King Edward lias arrived lii Paris. BERLIN, March 5. In 1898 extensive forgeries of notes on the Imperial German Bank were successfully earned out by Herr Gruiienthal. The total amounted, as far as was then known, to half a million marks. The annual report shows that the bank sustained m 1906 a further loss of; 740,000 marks, the value of Ids forged notes circulated abroad .since hh death. These have now been redeemed. Gruenenthal was manager of the German "Imperial printing office. He committed suicide m prison. . • PRETORL*, March 5 General Botha's Cabinet wu s swuni m before Lord Selbome at Parliament Ball. The ceremony was impressive, tJie Premier, General Botha, m a message through the 'press to the British public, says : "Britain will never have cause to regret the tru6t. placed m the Boer people, who have faith m. the Transvaal's future, be- ' lieving that prosperity and contentment are achievable by legislating m. tbc interest of all." He declares there are many difficulties ahead, none of which,' however, cannot be overcome" now that the two races are co-operating for the country's ,good. Mr Edward Solomon, Minister of Works, also issues a message, m -which he gives the assurance that as far as the Boers are concerned racialism is dead. H. C. Hall, the Transvaal -Treasurer, .. lias declared that every Minister realises '—' the mining industry is the basis of tlte Transvaal's prosperity.

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Poverty Bay Herald, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXIV, Issue 10913, 6 March 1907

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BRITISH & FOREIGN. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXIV, Issue 10913, 6 March 1907