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South African Finances Sir David Barbour's report on the finances of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony was issued as a Blue Book on Thursday. Sir David stys that the Orange River Colony will be unable for some years to meet the ordinary cost of administration, plus its share of the coat of the South African Constabulary that the securities belonging to the Colonies cannot advantageously be utilised for meeting a portion of the cost of the war that th e State lands are not likely to prove a valuable KSStet. and that the sale of mining rights should in future produce considerable sums. He rccommends altera- tions in the Customs tariff, and that the former 5 per cent. tax on gold-mining profits should be doubled. As regards contributions to the cost of the war. Sir David suggests that the Imperial Government should fix a maximum sum which, under any circumstances, they would require to be paid. If it is found they cannot pay the whole sum, the balance should be written off.

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