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APPOINTMENT FOR THE HON.I…

DUKE OF YORK'S ILLNESS. I

-THE HAMPSTEAD TRAGEDY. I

THE KING'S THANKS.I

TRAGEDY AT THORNTON I HOUGH.

KELSALL. I

BARROW. I

FCH ESTER S FLORAL TRIBUTE…

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IPUBLIC TRIBUTES. -I

I BUCKLEY. I

I CONNAITSQUAY. I

THE ?1 SOUTH AF';;CAN WAR.…

ENGAGEMENT NEAR BALMORAL.!,

MILITARY ACTIVITY IN CHESTER.…

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FRODSHAM PUBLICAN FINED.!

I MALPAS. I

I FRODSHAM. I

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Ilik; ARM* AND VOLUATttJbttti.l

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I MO-LD. I

ATHLETIC NEWS.1

I HOCKEY. I

I TARPORLEY. I

ITHE WEST COAST OF AFRICA.…

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ITHE WEST COAST OF AFRICA. i j Writing from Sierra Leone on January 14, a. correspondent says:—On the 11th of last month Sir Charles Anthony King-Harman, K.C.M.G., arrived in the Colony, accompanied by Lady | King-Harman. Immediately after landing he ("was sworn in as Governor and Commander-in- Chief of this Colony. He certainly had a most enthusiastic reception. The streets from the 1 wharf to the Court House, where he took the oath of office, were so crowded that there was barely room for him to pass, though there was a guard of honour, composed of the men and officers of r the West India Regiment stationed here, as well as a large number of the Civil Police on the spot, l to keep order. The crowd was so thick that the- Governor and Lady King-Harman had literally ? to force their way through to reach the Court Hall. The principal men of the Colony were present at the swearing-in, and it is many years since such a reception has been given to a new Governor. I Last week H.M.S. Forte and Dwarf took about f five hundred men and officers of the West India | Regiment, under the command of Major West- s moreland, from here to the Gambia. This force I is to act as a Punitive Expedition to punish the chiefs who last June killed a District Com- ? missioner. The mail steamer Bornu also took, ? the same day, five hundred carriers from here to •' the Gambia for service with the expedition. | Governor Denton was also a passenger on the it Bornu for the Gambia, from Lagos, where he had f been Colonial Secretary. It is rather unfortunate for him that his accession to the Governorship of the Gambia should synchronise with a Punitive Expedition in the country for which he is in »o way responsible. | Some days ago a few engineers arrived here for the purpose of erecting a pier, and, it is also ( stated, for building a dry dock in ClinestowD- j- The latter will be of use if built, but for the former there is not the slightest necessity; the present accommodation for landing cargo and shipping produce being quite adequate for all demands on it. In future it may perhaps become necessary to build a jetty, when traffic has so much increased that the present accommodation becomes insufficient. A breakwater will also have to be built if ships are to lie alongside the jetty, and no one can form even an approximate esti- mate of the cost. With a falling revenue, to go | to such an expense, particularly when the necessity for the outlay is not apparent to on- lookers, seems little less than madness. One [ thing is certain, the Colony cannot pay for it. Of course, if the Colonial Office is willing to pay | the cost, and debit this Colony without charging | interest, then, by all means, let them go ahead. I Perhaps, seeing this place has been neglected for ? many years, it may prove advantageous to the f Colony, if the Colonial Office, or rather the Crown i Agents, having a large debt to account for, bear £ us in mind. Trade is not at all what it ought to f be at this time of the year. This is owing, first, to the natives of the Protectorate only beginning to re-build their houses, and to settle down, and, '• secondly, to the almost impossible conditions laid •! down by the French authorities on their borders. II No trade of any kind reaches the Colony from regions whence formerly gold, rubber, gum, and cattle of all kinds came to this place in (g abundance. The Governor leaves here next month for a tour through the Hinterland, and will probably be f absent about one month. This journey will give him an opportunity of studying the Hinterland t question, and deciding whether the Hut-Tax JS to remain in force or not.

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! DEATH OF MK.T. T.KELLY.E

I KING EDWARD VTI.

I PULPIT RTIFTTRENCES. ?