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The Straits Times. NO. 23.155 BINGAPORB. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 30. 1909. PRICE 10 CENTS.

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KATZ BROS LD. A Beautiful Display of Gem-Set Jewellery OF THE LATEST LONDON STYLES. We have just unpacked and are displaying a very Choice Collection of ls-Carat Gold Jewellery of dainty designs to suit the taste and pockets of all. They comprise Rings and Brooches set with Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires,

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HARIMA HALL Cinematograph, NOBTH BRIDGE ROAD. To -Night! To-Night! I Grand Change of Programme. 20 EXCELLENT PICTURES K. HARIMA, Sole Proprietor. NEW YEAR SEA SPORTS. 1910. The annual REGATTA will be held on Saturday, the Ist January, 1910. Sailing races commence at 9.80 a.m., opposite Johnston's Pier. Variety Entertainments commence

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Robinson A Go. NEW /^g^^V NEW i RAIN ■V.Tyja'tt'fe^' RAIN 1 V COATS COATS £p New Raincoats?! THE "PRINCE" g M^K '< An entirely new Waterproof Coat, made in the new green shade of a specially Waterproofed Cashmere, it is at once very smart in appearance and a most 1

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ART NEEDLEWORK AND FLOWER DEPOT til. UrrhtLrri ro'ul ARRANGED FLORAL BASKETS, BOUQUETS, BHOWERS, ETC. Welding Orrten reoetve -pooUl attention Many Loral TcwticnoDiala. PRICES MODERATE. Cat Flow en bom on «wu Nonerlee, atwayi Quite Fresh. Tnl«f,hnn« i Offlo »O. 787. 143S Telephon NurMrl6i l9o

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MUSICAL GOODS New Year Presents AT SPJCI-.L II.ICKS. Violins (.-mall and Urge). Mandolins, Banjos, Pianos, Organs, Music. W.J. GARCIA, SKb

Murder of Explorers. [ARTICLE]

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Murder of Explorers. TREACHEROUS TRIBES IN SOUTHERN CHINA. Two Germans Massacred. Tlio Royal Geographical Society in December Dumber of it* Journal gives the first full account which has appeared of the murder of the two German explorers, Dr. Brunhuber and Mr. Karl Sclmiitz, who met their deaths at the hands

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HUMBER' CARS 1910 Models (Shortly Expected) In the Scottish and Irish Reliability trials this year secured the highest possible awards in their class— Efficiency Gold Medal. The; also secured the Special Medal for Hill Climbing. Such a record has never before been made by any cars in the Scottish and

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The Secret's Out mhu4 cup flit <*• siarg af "Cmdbnrw't toeintu. Tram tha ftrtt ta ■fofc H grtpt tta pmlat: T*a flavour It itllgtiifal, lit purttp urnelHKkHt anil Iv tnlmt at m food tntstimabli If the filler should ajfc year ceoo» thole*, tat M i'oOTMmn 15^^^^"^ COURSE THE HONGKONG ROPE

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7%atis SINGAPORE SODA WATER £staNtsA*fc«tr2sj*aKX J. d'A. PEREIRA, F.R.H 8.. LONDON. Horticulturist and florist Collector and Exporter of Orchids and Rare Plants. Diploma and gold medal from tbe Late King of Denmark. By Special Appointment to His Majesty the King of Siam, H.H. tbe Sultan of Johore and H. H.

Lawn Tennis. [ARTICLE]

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Lawn Tennis. SPIRITED CONTEST FOR DAVIS CUP. Australasia Defeats America. Wo bave already published the result of the Singles, when Brookes defeated Me Loogblin by 8 sets to nil, and Wilding defeated Long by the same margin. Now we give a description of tbe play in tbe Doubles Brookes had

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Snow fell at Woosung for the first time this season on December 18. Some sevore frosts have been experienced in Shanghai. Indeed, according to the Mercury, the cold was so intense one night that soda water was frozen in the bottles.

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Howarth Erskine, Ltd. CIVIL, MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS, IRON BRASS FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS, BRIDGE BUILDERS GENERAL CONTRACTORS. Steam, Gas and Oil Engines for all purposes. Boilers and Pumps for every use. Light Railway Rolling Stock and Railway Implements. Rails, Tipping Wagons and Sleepers. Winches, Cranes and Steel Hawsers. Steel Pulleys, Blocks

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INTERESTING TO MOTHERS HOW TO CURE COUGHS AND COLDS There is one subject which always interests tbe mothers of young children, and that is how to treat their coughs and colds, or to ward off a threatened attack of croup. For this purpose we can recommend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It

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TEA A good beginning. Start the year, well by determining to have good tea throughout it. By good tea, of [course, we mean Brooke Bond's. BROOKE BOND'S TEA Sold by all respectable dealers throughout the Straits Settlements. Wholesale Agents:— MESBRS. GUTHRIE CO. 1354 THB Empire Hotel, KUAL* LUMPUR. F.M.S. A

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NEW YEAR GIFTS. %%V> have jnst turned oat of oar factory a vast collection of Diamond Necklaces, also Bracelets, Pendants, Ring?, Brooches, etc., as well as a fine assortment of jewellery set with other precions stones and jades of the latest fashions, to snit all pockets and tastes A large

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STEAMER SAILINGS. p. a? a STEAM NAVIGATION CO. For China, Japan, Penan*;, Ceylon, Australia. India, Aden, Etypt, Mediterranean Pots, Ply. moulti and London Through UilN of Lading isoued for China Coast, l'erjiau Gulf, Continental, and Amerioan Ports. Steamers wilt leave Singapore on or aboat MAIL LINES. Outward (for China) Devanba

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STEAMER SAILINGS. N.Y.K. JAPAN MAIL STEAMSHIP CO. LTD. A roimlat fortnii<litly service is maintained between JAPAN »nd EUROPE by the Company's well known TWIX-SCREW BTEAMBKB, under Mail Contract with the Imperial Japanese Government, specially deei«ued for the Company's European Servioo, lighted throughout by Blectrioity, provided with excellent aocomtaodation for First

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STEAMER SAILINGS. BURNS PHILP LINE. SINGAPORE TO "JAVA PORTS, PORT DARWIN, THURSDAY ISLAND, BRISBANE AND SYDNEY ALSO TAKING OARGO FOil OTHER NORTH QUEENSLAND PORTS, BRITISH NEW GUINEA, NEW BRITAIN A NEW ZEALAND PORTS (with transhipment). •As inducement offers. Smooth passage, b^perb Scenery. A regular monthly aervioe to above port* is

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BTEAHER BAILIH6B. STMMVMRT-IMATSCIMPPM (BTEAUSHIP COMPANY) NEDERLAND." FORTNIGHTLY MAIL SERVIOE BETWEEN JAVA AND AMSTERDAM VIA SINGAPORE. SABANG, COLOMBO, PORT SAID, OENOA, ALGIERS TANGIER AND LISBON. AMD DOVER, OCCASIONALLY. Steamer* are due en or about the undermentioned date*:— 09SWABD. aoHBVABE. 1910 1810 K. WUlem I Jaa 1 Oranje Jan 1 Vondel Jan

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BTEAMEB SAILINGS. HAMBURG AMERIKA LINE. HAMBURG. The Bteamers of this Company maintain a regular servioe between Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, and Rotterdam, and the Strait*, China and Japan Homewards, they are deapatchod fortnightly for Havre and Hamburg and onoe a month for Bremerhaven direct, calling at Penang and Colombo Taking oargo

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STEAMER BAILINOB. N. D. L. Norddeutscher Lloyd. Bremen. IMPERIAL GERMAN MAIL LIKE. The fast and well-known mall steamer* of this Company sail fortnlghty from Bremen, Hamburg, via Rotterdam, Antwerp. Sonthamj ton, Gibraltar, Genoa, Naples (connection Marseilles, Naples, Alexandria, and vioe versa) Port Said, Suez, Aden, Ooljmbo, Penaag, Singapore, Hongkong Shanghai,

DAILY TIME TABLE. [ARTICLE]

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DAILY TIME TABLE. FIXTURES. Thursday, December 30. High Water, 1.1 a.m., 0.0 p.m. P. and O. homoward mail due. Albambra Cinematograph. Harima Cinematograph. Marlborongh Cinematograph. Friday, December 31. Hisb Water, 1.40 a.m.. 0 44 p.m. Children's Concert, Theatre, 5 80. Closing of Bukit Timah RJ. Cemetery. P. and O. outward

SINGAPORE MAILS CLOSE. [ARTICLE]

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SINGAPORE MAILS CLOSE. To-Dat. Bstn Pahat Aing Hin S pm Bhio and ludragm Kalmoa 4 pm Bangkok Patani 4 pm Batavia. Bamarang and Sourabaya Cbihli 4 pm Peaang, Rangoon and Caloatta Dilwara 4 pm To Morrow. Penans. Malaooa. F M.S. and Johnre lOv.rlajJ) (By train) Sam CarTe nang, Ceylon, Australasia,

Mail Steamer Movements. [ARTICLE]

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Mail Steamer Movements. The P. A O. outward mail steamer Devanht left Colombo at 7.80 p m. m Saturday, and may bo expected to arrive here to morrw afternoon. The Imperial German mail steamer Goeben having left Hongkong on the 29th inst at nron, may be expeoted to arrive here

SINGAPORE SHIPPING. [ARTICLE]

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SINGAPORE SHIPPING. Latest Arrivals. Valentyn, Dnt atr 240 tons, Capt Bchlette, Deo 30. From Penang, Deo 21. 0.0. and p. The Ships Agenoy, Ltd. For Penang. 0 —Rda. Hyt Leong, Brit atr 296 t ids, Capt Morrell, Deo 30. From Kn«ntan, Deo 29. Go. and B. S. B. 8. Co.

Clearances. [ARTICLE]

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Clearances. December ao Hirano Mara. Jap str, Antwerp via ports Indramayo, Brit atr, Boston and New York Profit, Nor atr, Bangkok Van der Boieh, Dot str, Sonrabaya Hmoi, Dot B>r, P Berandan Oiang Stng, Dnt str, Saraarang via ports Patani, Qer atr, Bangkok O. Q. Meyer, Dnt atr. Mantok and

Vessels at Tanjong Pagar and Keppel Harbour. [ARTICLE]

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Vessels at Tanjong Pagar and Keppel Harbour. Wharves at which Vessels arc Berthed To- Day. lANJONG PAQAB. Bin Wauti BtMß— Minilya. Ear W. Samoa I— Cowrie, Laoglale, Rimera. SacnoH Mo. 1 (SnaaaWHAu)— lpob. Samoa 2— Dilwara, Baovorliob. 8-Carlyle, Botibat. 4— G'enearn. S -Charon. 6 -Patani, Inaba Mara. 7-Chihli. B— Catherine

LOCAL PASSENGER LISTS. [ARTICLE]

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LOCAL PASSENGER LISTS. Coming to Singapore. Per P. and O. steamer Mantua, connecting with the steamer Devanba, at Colombo, due December 81.— Mr. H. G. Battiscombe, Mr. J. L. Molyneux, Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Lytbe, Mr. F. t. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. L. Beaumont, Mr. H. M. Nairn, Dr.

Finance & Commerce. [ARTICLE]

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Finance Commerce. SINOAPOBB, I" B< lUBIK 30, 1908 FXCHANfTB. I On London— Bank 4 m/i m 3/4 Dem in d 2/4 j, Private 6 m/» 2/4 J do 8 m/B 2/< J On Qtrwar.y— BaDk d/d S39| Piivste 8 m/e S44 do 6 m/i M 246{ On France- Bftnk d/d

STOCKS AND SHARES.

MINING. [ARTICLE]

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MINING. Issns Paid Vitui Up Company Diwmd Botbm Bbim 10 10 10 1 10 1 1 10 1 10 6/. 1 1 1 10 1 10 10 10 1 10 1 1 10 1 10 1 1 1 10 1 1 18/10 6 10 10 10 10 1 1 1

RUBBER. [ARTICLE]

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RUBBER. a/a -a-/-r a/--a- l 7/8/ 16/--1 2/2/. a/--l l l l l l l/--l l l l T f l l t l 10 l l 18/0 a/--l l l l l i a/Sterling. Allagar Robber Estate Ltd. Angio-Malay Kabber Co., Ltd. Batu CavoH Robber Co., Ltd Bata Tiga

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GENERAL. 10 10 60 10 100 100 100 100 10 100 100 10 60 1 100 100 10 T 60 10 100 100 10 100 100 10 60 1 100 rx ii BMtern Smelting Co., Ltd. J f 10% for TV- 1 10% for Frager Neave, Ltd. 17*% for 'OH

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NORDDEUTSCHER LLOYD FOR EOBOPE. Tba Imperial Qarman Mail Steamer OOEHEN, 8,791 tons. Captain Wilhelmi. left Hongkong on tha 3 th instant, at noon, and may be expeoted 10 arrive bars on Sunday irorniup. toe '2nd proximo. Sb will prohaoly be despitcbod for Europe on tbe fallowing day a*, oojn. For

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LAMBERT BUTLER'S j== Smoking S^v*" r v "l2^aS HrV/^af aTaT#*aT>a2 PACKED IN i Ib. AIR-TIOHT Tl>S PRICE 70 CTB. PER TIN. John Little Co., Ltd., to'r t n''iiaJ| and I Robinson Co. PRICE: 90CT8. PERM iyyyyyl mckenzie-s Y^W Indigestion |^g L Mixture. 1 SHAKE THE BOTTLE. JWfl mckenzie's 9tn excellent

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Time-balls on Fort Canning and Mount Faber drop daily at 1 p.m., Singapore standard time, corresponding to 6 a.m. Green wiob mean time. Tbe time-gun is fired at 12 o'clock noon, indicating Singapore standard time, on every day excepting Sunday, when it is firod at one o'clock.

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WEATHER REPORT. Randaog Kerban Hspital, Deo. 28. at. is f. m. r. m. Uaui»lx Bat. SS Fab jl9 979 t» h"7 9^5 Temp ..81.6 70 8 78.S 43in. Wet Bnlb Thar 78 0 76 5 75. > uirof Wind N. calm calm Max. Tamp Mln 73.4 Max. ia Sob.. U7

DEATH. [OBITUARY]

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DEATH. Taylse. On December 18, at Jurini Taipeh, Formosa, Goorge Padgett TaylerM B London, son of Dr. Tayler, Trowbridge, Wiltshire aged 81 years.

The Straits Times. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30. CANADA'S RACE PROBLEM. [ARTICLE]

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The Straits Times. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30. CANADA'S RACE PROBLEM. Vivid, almost indeed thrilling in ito power, is the book about Canada, which the Rev. Ralph Connor, of Winnipeg, issue* under the title of "The Settler." We all have something to do witb the problem of amalgamating, or at least harmonising,

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The Dii Nippon Brewery Co. of Tokio, Osaka and Sapporo, have issued an artistio calendar for the new year.

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At Lloyd's 60 per cent has been charged to cover the payment of a olaim should the Liberal Party be returned to power at the general election.

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The 103 Mshratta Light Infantry, is to be the next Nitive Infantry Raiment for Colombo. They are at present sta-.ioned at Uelgaum, Bombay Presidency, wlure they have been for over three years.

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The balance reported, yesterday, at the meeting of the Muuioipal Commissioners as Municipal fun Is on hand was 18.20,3 15 50, as uppomd to |y:i.f,9 >n 1) at the <uto of the previous meeting, held on December 10.

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The Canadians are participating in the autumn manoeuvres for 1910.

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The shipping and the import and export offices will be open for one hour, 9. am. to 10 am ,on New Year's Day.

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We have received an artistic wall calendar from the offices of the Osaka Shosen Kaisha. From Messrs Kit?. Bros, comes a useful office calendar for 1910.

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The Malay Mail is informed tbat the gambling farmer has sub let gambling farm for the next six month's at the rate of •41, 180 per month.

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The S. C. Morning Post understands that the Treasurer of the University Committee has received bttween 110,000 and 115,000 from well-known Hongkong people, towards the university scheme.

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Referring to the enormous amount of work which a bishop was called upon to perform, the Bishop of Wakefield remarked at Donoaster that his correspondence amounted to about 10,000 letters a year.

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Duke Tsai, president of the Ministry cf Finance, is determined to prohibit the raising of foreign loans in various provinces the sale of permanent official appointments and the monopoly for the sale of prepared opium.

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The British India st«amer Queda has just established a record for the port of Colombo in the matter of rapid discharge of coal. In five and a half days, taking 10 hours for a day, she discharged 11,362 tons of coal for the B. I. S. N. Co.

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Mr. Hush Ward and bis comedy company, having finished their visit to New Zealand, took a northern tour, commencing at Brisbane on the 6th inst. Afterwards they returned to Sydney, and opened at the. Palace Theatre on Boxing Night.

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The usual dinner with plum padding does immeasurably more harm than a glass of heer, said Father Roberts at a meeting of the Garntang Guardians, in urging unsuccessfully that the workhouse inmates should be allowed beer witb their Christmas dinner.

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Monsieur L. Paira, who was commissaire of the steamer Donai, has secured the rights for Siam and ludo China of the SantosDumont aeroplane and will be at Bangkok witb one or two machines in March or April next, when he will make a series of exhibition flights.

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The certificate of Mr. Newton, master of the pad Ho steamer Rangoon, has been cancelled by the Rangoon Government, as the result of an enquiry into tbn fatal collision with the launch Nawab in the Yaudoon Hiver last August, in which several lives were lost.

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A Japanese dispatch states that a disaster ha« occurred in the Urumi Colliery. Whilo nine men were being hoisted in the cage from the bottom of the shaft 850 feet deep, the cage went 20 feet too high. In the act of lowering them the wire rope sustaining the cage

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Our American visitors are nothing if not unconventional, says the S. C. Morning Post. On Thursday afternoon considerable amusemeat was caused by a gentleman who deligbto I in running from the Hongkong and 8 itngbai Bank to the International Bank pulling a ricksha, with his wife as fare, the grinning

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After payment of a sum of yen 130,000 to the Japanese settlers to remove from the Pratas Islands, the territory has been restored to Chioa, and Chinese officials are now anxious to develop the inlands. The viceroy has given instructions to bis subordinates to raise funds for the purpose and

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The Habulbari dacoity promises to be a big affair. Vary sensational developments are expected. Fifteen young Bengalis are under arrest at Krishnaghur, guarded by Gurkha military police. One ot them has made a confession, implicating several persons. Six had. phials of virulent poison for purposes of suicide if arrest .'d.

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A launch belonging to a chctty plying in the Myaunginya river turned turtle the other day, and 46 passengers were preciptated in the water. Eighteen bodies were recovered and the remain un twenty-eight are mi-ising. The Janncb is lioensed to carry forty passengers. She turned turtle as the passenger*) crowded

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An author ititive report published in Washington, estimates tbat there are 17.60J,0u0 persons in the United States who, instead of calling in a physioian when they are kick, resort to some one of the many lorms of drugless healing. Of these systems at least two-thirds are mind cures. Ten yearn

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Efforts are being mado by the Commonwealth Government to bring about a conference between British and Australian representatives on the question of linkiDgnp Australia with the British possestiioun in the Western Pacific Such a scheme would connect Queensland, Papua, Solomon Island*, Ocean Island, Tonga, Raratooga. and Now Zealand witb the

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At a meeting of the Pan insular and Oriental S. N. Co, on the lOtb ioit.. Sir Thomas Sutherland (chairman of directors) said, in the course of a speech Toe prospects of the freight mirkow are bettor thin they hive been for the ptst three yean. Wo shipowners are initiuctively

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. [ARTICLE]

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SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Dr. Cook, one of the alleged discoverers of the North Pole, has made £30,000 out of his arctic venture. Lient. W. I. Webb Bowen, Brd Middlesex Rest., has been granted an extension of leave of absence, on nrgent private affairs, from February 1, to March 14, 1910.

New Year's Eve at Raffles. [ARTICLE]

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New Year's Eve at Raffles. A special dinner is being served at Riffles Hotel on New Year's Eve. By kind permission of the Sultan of Johore, the band of the J horo forces will play during and after dinner. The dining hall will be cleared when dinner is finished and

Children's Concert. [ARTICLE]

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Children's Concert. Under the direction of the Children's Concert Fund, a concert for juveniles will be held in the Victoria Theatre to-morrow afternoon, at 6 30, following the lines of former entertainments of the kind, and all children are invited to attend. The programme will be of an intore*tiog character,

Viking Ship Coming. [ARTICLE]

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Viking Ship Coming. The Viking ship, coming from the Seattle Exposition, will sail for Norway, via San Francisco, Honolulu, Japan, Singapore and the Suez Canal, early in February and will probably stop here en route. The Viking, when she sails f.-om the Pacific coast, will carry its owner Finn H.

Siamese Princess Drowned. [ARTICLE]

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Siamese Princess Drowned. The Siam Free Press of the 16th inst., points the following: We sincerely regret to report the death of Princess Sirimah, the wife of H. R. H., Prince Dilok Nobbaradb, who was drowned in one of the artificial lakes of the Dusit Park Palace grounds on the

Pulau Ubin Fight. [ARTICLE]

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Pulau Ubin Fight. Mr. C. O. Forrest, district surveyor, P. W I)., put in a plan in connection with the Pulau Übin murder enquiry before Mr. Oreen, yesterday. Acting Inspector Nicol appeared for the Crown E. P. C. 9 stated that he went to Pulau Übin witb a number of

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DE RESZKE Cigarettes (AS SUPPLIED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS). We have now bad theße Cigarettes put op in Tl N Boxes, and they are therefore guaranteed to be in good order. In tins of 100 and 50 Cigarettes. Wholesale and retail from: GALDBECK. MAGGREGOR AND CO. Marine, Mechanical, Motor

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ALHAMBRA BEACH ROAD. YULETIDE PROGRAMME. To-Nlght. Second Show, at 9.80 p.m. OVERTURE BY THE ORCHESTRA OF GOANESE PROFESSIONALS. A SMART SERVANT. Madamoiselle Lorsy of the Ambigu Theatre, Madame Gabriel Lange of the Scala Theatre, and M. Pongi of the Porte St. Martin, put plenty of dash and no into this

GENERAL ELECTION. [ARTICLE]

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GENERAL ELECTION. A THOUSAND VOLUNTEER AS SPEAKERS. Liberals Withdraw in Favour of Labourites. [Riutbr's Tbuosaml London, December 29. Lord Rothschild, speaking at Stepney, was noisily interrupted. Ho said that he did not wish to shirk taxation bat he objected to the new Russian bureaucracy which the Government was seeking to

Gladstone Centenary. [ARTICLE]

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Gladstone Centenary. TRIBUTES FROM ITALY AND BULGARIA. A Great Figure in European History (Kiciiß'a Tblioram| London, December 29. The papers have articles to-day, on the centenary of Mr. Gladstone's birth, comparing tho past aud present Liberalism. Numerous gatherings havo been hold in London, and wreaths have been placed on the

TO SWEETEN PARIS. [ARTICLE]

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TO SWEETEN PARIS. Record Municipal Loan Proposed [Ricitir's Tilioraml London, Decemb9r 29. The French Chamber has authorised a City of Paris Loan of 86 millions sterling for embellishment and sanitation in Paris.

CURIOUS WAR CLAIM. [ARTICLE]

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CURIOUS WAR CLAIM. German Subject's Steamer Sold by Russia. [Dm Ostasiatischi Lloyd Tslsouiii] Berlin, December 29. A German subject is bringing a case against the Russian Government on account of tbe selling of a steamer which was seized daring tbe war. Four million roubles in claimed, and tbo Russian agent

THE MOROCCAN LOAN. [ARTICLE]

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THE MOROCCAN LOAN. [Di> Ostasiatischs Lloyd Tilbobam] Berlin, December 29. It is reported from Tangier that the closing of the Moroccan loan for harbour works at Larraobe is satisfactory. The German share is assured.

TURKISH GRIND VIZIER. [ARTICLE]

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TURKISH GRIND VIZIER. [Dm Ostasiatischi Lloyd Tklioram] Berlin. December 29. It ia expected that Htki Bay will be the successor to Hilmi Pasha as Grand Vizier.

ROYALTY IN UGANDA. [ARTICLE]

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ROYALTY IN UGANDA. IRbotbb's Tilior*«.| London, December 80. Prince Maurice of Schaumburg Leppe baa started for a three months stay in Uganda, accompanied by the explorer Count Pfcil.

Fatal Accident to a P. and O. Agent. [ARTICLE]

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Fatal Accident to a P. and O. Agent. When returning from Frrroantle to CotteMoe by motor car, on thn Btb inst., Mr. J. M. Mart', tbe .Kent of the P. and O. Co. in Wet-tern AtiHtralia was thrown from tbe vehicle, wbioh wan taking a sharp tarn out ot tbe

ALLEGED THEFT. [ARTICLE]

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ALLEGED THEFT. Charge Against Employees of Messrs. Riley Hargreaves and Co. Puah Ah Long and Chwee Soon Watt, employees of Messrs. Riley, Hargreaves and Co., were presented in tbe third magistrate s court, this morning, on a charge of making off with some belting, white lead, hardware and other supplies,

INDIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. [ARTICLE]

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INDIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. Christmas Entertainment at St. Andrew's Mission School. The members of the Indian Christian As sociation held a Christmas social last night, at St. Andrew's Mission School hall, Stamford Rd. There was a very good attendance including a number of European ladies and gentlemen, among whom wero tbo

THOUSAND PESOS FINE. [ARTICLE]

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THOUSAND PESOS FINE. Master of Rubi and Unmanifested Opium. At the hearing held on December 8, at tbe Manila Custom House in the case of the United Slates v». the steamship Rubi, in whiob the matter of the seizure of that vessel for having on board merchandise not included in

Charge Against a Soldier. [ARTICLE]

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Charge Against a Soldier. The hearing in proceeding at tbe Calcutta Higb Court Session before Mr. Justice Holmwood and a European jury of thecase where Private A. T. Steam, of the Royal West Kent Regiment, stationed at Darjeeling is charged with lining criminal force to a Bbntian girl employed as

Johore Opium Farm. [ARTICLE]

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Johore Opium Farm. LIM 4H SIANGS CLAIM FOR COMMISSION. Interesting Evidence. Thin morning, Mr. Justice Sercombe Smith was further engaged with the claim of TowWay Lim Ah Siang, of Johore, against Chop (Juan Hock Hio, tbe present opium farmers at Singapore and formerly the Johore farmer*, for 160,000, as commission

Closing the Cemetery. [ARTICLE]

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Closing the Cemetery. In accordance with a notification whiob has been for a considerable time before the public, after to-morrow tbe old Christian cemetery in Bukit Timah Koad will be closed for burials, except in the case of interments in reserved plots for which leases have been granted. In future

Untitled [ARTICLE]

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The Rt. Hon. Mr. John Born* is succeeding the Right Hon. Herbert Gladstone as Secretary of State for Home Affair*, tbe latter having been appointed Governor-Gene-ral of United South Africa.

Far East Trade. [ARTICLE]

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Far East Trade. FEW BRITISH STEAMERS IN THE SERVICE. Passenger and Cargo Traffic. To any one wbo is interested in tbe maritime ambitions of nations the battle for supremacy in the trade (passenger and cargo) from Europe to tbe Far East is well worth watching, writes a speceal correspondent in

BOMB AT A WEDDING. [ARTICLE]

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BOMB AT A WEDDING. Terrible Affair at Suez Ends in Bridegroom's Arrest. A terrible dynamite explosion occurred at Suez, on the night of the 3rd inst during a native wedding procession, which was attended by many hundreds of friends and spectators of all nationalities. A nativo, utterly ignorant, apparently, of

Round the World in a Barrel. [ARTICLE]

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Round the World in a Barrel. Inspired by tbe story of Diogenes and his tub, two Italian blacksmiths conceived tbe extraordinary idea of going round tbe world in a barrel. Leaving Venice on June 20, in a barrel made by tbem-elvt-#, Zenardi Atti loao and Vianello Eauene have just arrived

STEAMER'S NARROW ESCAPE. [ARTICLE]

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STEAMER'S NARROW ESCAPE. Gunny Bags Used as Sails on British Vessel. The British steamer Hyndford, Capt. Home, arrived at San Francisco from tbe Sound on November 1, to complete her first cargo in tbe service of tbe Au-traliau mail line. When the Hyndford was making her initial trip from home

Hokien Street Murder. [ARTICLE]

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Hokien Street Murder. Yesterday afternoon, Low Ah Yeok, Bok Chim, Lv Man Chu, and Choon See, who stood charged with tbe murder of Kay Chye and attempted murder of Teo Twi, were again before Mr. Colman, and the prelimi nary enquiry brought to a close. Serqt. Blyton gave evidence of

A Monster Map. [ARTICLE]

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A Monster Map. A map weighing 1 ton 8 cwt., and showing all British North America and part of the United States, it now on view at the offlc«« of Canada's Grand Trunk Railway system. It ia executed with strikinK geographical accuracy on a solid sheet of glass lift, wide

ENGLAND'S CANALS. [ARTICLE]

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ENGLAND'S CANALS. PROPOSAL TO SPEND SEVENTEEN MILLIONS. Important Royal Commission Report [Ridtre's Tzliobax] London, December 80. The Royal Commission on Canals and Inland Navigation has reported io favour of establishing a Waterway Board, with large powers for extending and improving canals, so as to link up the midlands with the

SHIPPING MISHAP. [ARTICLE]

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SHIPPING MISHAP. Steamer Sultan on the Rocks off the Perak Coast. (Faox Our Own Corrkspondznt.) Penang, December 29. Tbe steamer Sultan, in command of Capt. Troan, while on a voyage from Singapore with a oargo of explosives, struck a rock out side of Trang river. She sprang a leak and

BACKWARD HONGKONG. [ARTICLE]

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BACKWARD HONGKONG. A Protest Against the Neglect of Wireless Telegraphy. From Hongkong, we havo received a copy of the Empress Daily News which is printed ou board of tbe Empress of Britain of the Atlantic Service of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Riyal Mail Steamship Line. This miniature Lowspapcr is printed

MIDGET GLOBETROTTERS. [ARTICLE]

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MIDGET GLOBETROTTERS. Greeted by Neptune After Leaving Singapore. It seems that the youngest passengers on tha Cleveland are Master. Joseph Burry Bidwell and Little Miss Mattalca Caldweli Morning. The former is of the mature age of eight and Mattalea is six years old. They are greatly interested in the around

Police Intelligence. [ARTICLE]

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Police Intelligence. A Hokien named Lim Tian Lye hw been arrested on a charge ot po-waaion of thirteen counter eit d illars and of passing one on a Tamil in Macao St., last night. A Chinaman who was arrested on a charge of possession of more than twelve official doses

Untitled [ARTICLE]

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Lord Kitchener has a«"*pU<l tlio vice pre-i'ltney of the Japanese -liriti»u Kxbibitioi* Joint Cotuiu'tti v.

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PROPERTY SALE. Satisfactory Prices Being Reached in Singapore. At Messrs. H. L. Coghlan and Co's auction roomH, yesterday, there was a lari^o attendance of those interested in land. All the properties offerrd were sold with the exception of on-. Bidding was brisk and the prices realised are considered satisfactory. The

MUNICIPAL BOARD. [ARTICLE]

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MUNICIPAL BOARD. Commissioners' Fortnightly Meeting Held Yesterday. Owini; to the fact that the re^.ilar fort nightly meeting of the Municipal Board would have fallen on Christmas eve, yesterday was chosen instead. The following gentlemen were present Messrs. E. G. Broadrick, (president), J Polglase, (secretary), It. Piirce. (engineer), W. R. C.

SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

Notes in General. [ARTICLE]

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Notes in General. A telegram from Newlands, Cape Colony, states that the two-days match between twelve ft the M. C. C. team and sixteen colts of the Western Province ended in a draw. Scores:— M. C. C, 820 t>t seven wickets (innings declared closed) and 49 for three wickets Sixteen

Sculling. [ARTICLE]

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Sculling. World's Championship. The Sportsman announces that through the agency of the British South Africa Company, represented by Mr. Guy Nickalls, a purse of £1,000 has been subscribed by African sportsmen and financiers for a sculling mutch for the World's Championship between Richard Arnst, of New Zealand, and Ernest Barry,

BIG GOLF PRIZE. [ARTICLE]

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BIG GOLF PRIZE. Is Won by a Scotsman in Match at San Francisco. The great Portola tournament at the San Francisco Golf and Country Club has ended in a victory for Willie Anderson, professional to the St. Louis Clnb, and a native of North Berwick. Anderson secured the first prize

CRICKETERS AND MONEY. [ARTICLE]

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CRICKETERS AND MONEY. Objection in Sydney to Payment at Colombo Since the publication in last Saturday's Evening News of the fact that certain members of the Australian cricket team received £10 each for playing in a match against a Sinhalese team at Colombo, many supporters of the gime in Sydney

STOCKS AND SHARES. [ARTICLE]

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STOCKS AND SHARES. Prices Quoted in the Market This Morning, Messrs. Lyall and Evatt, Exchange and Sharo Brokers, issue the following list of quotations this morning Norn, value. Buyers. Sellers. 2/- Allaxsr 2/9 8/8 2/- Options 1/ 2/■i\- Anglo-Malay 14/0 15/6 41 Anglo -Sumatra 81/6 84/--1 Banteng 80/- 84/--1 Batu

Correspondence.

Malaya Football Association. [LETTER]

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Malaya Football Association. To the Editor of the Straits Times. Sir, Can you please find space in a corner of your valuable paper to insert the following The junior cup-tie competition, known as Farrer Cup, has como to an end. Mr. R. J. Farrer, our popnlar Collector of Land Revenue,

A Malacca Club. [ARTICLE]

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A Malacca Club. To tho Editor of the Straits Times. Sir, In Malacca there is a clnb for boys which your naders will probably recognise. Some of the members of it behave themselves in Mich a way as to deserve being called ruffians. While certain Eurasian ladies and gentlemen were

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A large gathering of tbe leading Chinese members ot the community assembled at the Tung Wa Hospital, Hongkong, on the 23rd iur-t, on the occasion of the opening of the new p'V.jiie ward* attached to tbe Hospital, by His Excellency the Governor, Sir Frfderiok Lugard, K. C. M. G.

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LATEST ADVERTISEMENTS. CHINESE CLERK WANTED. Wanted, a Chinese Clerk for general office work. Apply by letter to V Z., 100, c/o Straits Times. NOTICE. THE BIN6APORE HUNT CLUB. It having been decided that the above Club will bo wound up, notice is hereby given that all accounts due by the

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A PELVIC DISEASE Of Which Peruna Cured M* In a Very Short Time WAS SAPPING MY LIFE. MRS. SOPHIA CALDWELL. pj§ JTRS. SOPHIA CALDWELL, list IVI McOavock St., Nashvlllo, Term., writes: "After doctoring for a year and finding no relief from leucorrhea resulting; from prolapsus uteri, and which was lapping

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"Moutrie" TRANSPOSING PIANO Is an Ideal Instrument FOB TUB "MESS" Simplest, Cheapest and Most Perfect on tbe Market. FOR HIRE OR PURCHASE. S Moutrie&Co (LIMITED), THE ARCADE, RAFFLES SQUARE. MARLBOROUGH BEACH ROAD. To- Night. Change of Programme Second Show, at 9.30 p.m. PICTURESQUE TIFLIS. TOBACCO GROWING IN THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO.

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STEAMER SAILINGS. CP 1? IT. MX. Canaditn Paolflo Railway Company's Royal Mall Steamship Lino. 7HB NAZIOSAIi HIGHWAY TO BUBOFB tIA CHINA JAPAN, OAHADA aad tat ONITKD BTATEB, Koutt from Hongkong, via Bhanghal, Nagaiaki, (labtad Bea ot Japan,, Kobe, Yokokamr Victoria and Vancouver P.U.B. "Eimw ot Idu" 1 Twic screw «tea

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X "?Jr^ "rfSSCaicJ* >/ Jf»^ jtss^tßi/ 'J^ aaTasßf "Seductively Delicious" CIGARETTES TURKISH LEAP. ''THESE deliciout high-class cigarettes arc manufactured of pure selected VIRGINIA ULAF. No. 1 natural leaf. They are entirely different to any others obtainable and No 55«5 m p ep their mode of manufacture it well known to

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SLEDGE MILK a I Tlie M, st Sanat ri.m in KO\/^ HntP SD Fir,i clasa IAWj d 111 WV I BiUm <i rablai Uubis Lawn. Cuisiii'j Wiots are of the highest order. The tramcar with letter "S" in tront of it will brin>; you from Bras Ba-ali Road, or Rattles

Dark Room Tragedy. [ARTICLE]

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Dark Room Tragedy. AMVTEUR PHOTOGRAPHER'S FATAL BKROR. Poison by Mistake. A trtgio story of an amateur photographer's death by misadventure in his datk-room was told at an inquest at Portsmouth 00 Tuesday, reports the Mail of December 4. The facts are few, but by their very brevity acquire a more

A FORGER WHO DID GOOD. [ARTICLE]

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A FORGER WHO DID GOOD. Reduced to Poverty in Cause of Philanthropy. A Viennese jury has acquitted a medical student named Hosek, who bad pleaded guilty to a charge of forging and uttering forged banknotes under rtmarkable circumstances. The reasons for the acquittal, says the Times, wtre that the student

The Year's Trade in Hongkong. [ARTICLE]

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The Year's Trade in Hongkong. The financial conditions prevailing in the Colony durine the year may be summed up in one word, Ease, observes the China Mail. Money has continued to flow in and the trade demand has remained restricted. Really the place has been overstocked with money, which lias

Rubber Testing Device. [ARTICLE]

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Rubber Testing Device. Tbe elasticity and hardness of rubber are now determined by an apparatus akin to tbe Bcbleroccope, which shows the hardness of steel by the rebound of a pointed steel hammer. A sharp poiot is forced into tbe rubber and tbe force exerted, and the depth of penetration

The Japan Sugar Scandals. [ARTICLE]

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The Japan Sugar Scandals. Sentence was given in the Tokio Distriot Court on the 7th ingt. against the former directors and auditors of the Japan Sugar Co. Isomura was sentenced to 4 years' imprisonment, Akiyama to years, Kozu to H years, and Ito and Fukukawa to ten months' each. For

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INSURANCE. GREAT EASTERN LIFE ASSURANCE CO., LIMITED. dead Office Winchester House, SINGAPORE. Board of Directors I 8. A. Dbbbick, Esq., Chairman. As. AsBTOS, Esq., Vice Chairman. A. H. Faie, Esq., Managing Director. Pbtbb Kowlib, m.b., c.a. Chief Med. Officer. F. M. Elliot, Esq. Rev. N. J. Couvebdb. Tow Noah Pam,

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INSURANCE. Sun Life tSSS of Canada. Aum ezoeed ...£6,000,000.0.0 Soaring over all liabilities according to Govt. Standard... 846,266.0.0 .comb, 1908, ...41,428,000.0.0 >■*•■•■<, BaMetyßd..! W. a. WBITI. Stacatore. aUaa«er. Soatta-Eaatara Asia. U BOTH. INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED. FIRH AND LIFB TOTAL FDNDB EXCEED 414,930.000 sas uum naa omos IB (MB woBW. BOUBTEAD

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BANKING. CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA. AUSTRALIA AND CHINA. lOOBPOBAT4D BY ROYAL O HAUTE B t>ald op Capital In 10,000 Shares of £Msaeh £1,W0,000 ioservs Fund £1,57«.00(i Jsservs Liability of Proprietors £1,M0,00G BANKERS. Bank ol England. National E«nk of Booslaad. »c boadon Oity a Midland Bank, Ltd. SINGAPORE BRAHOH. Current Aooonnki

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PNEUMONIA PREVENTED. The greatest danger from influenza is of its resulting in pneumonia. Tbis can be obviated by using Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, as it not only cures influenza, but counteracts any tendency of tbe disease towards pneumonia. For sale by all Dispensaries and Dealers.

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SALES BY AUCTION. •A-TJCTIOrtT SALIf RARE AND BEAUTIFUL PLANTS. Including many varieties of Crotons, Asters. Amaryllis, Gloxinias, Dahlias, etc. THE PROPERTY OF TAN BOON TECK ESQ. AT TAN BENG CHIANG NURSERY. ORCHARD ROAD. (Adjacent to the Post Office), On Saturday, January a, at 2 p.m. rt o D l h

AUTOMOBILISM. [ARTICLE]

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AUTOMOBILISM. NOTES AND COMMENTS ON CURRENT TOPICS. fndrr the heading of An Unusual Inqniry, th« Motor-car Journal (England) prints a letter from a correspondent, who says that the modern motor car is built too fast for touring purposes, pure aod simple. He has just patted with afirst class 36-b-p. car,

LINER IN A STORM. [ARTICLE]

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LINER IN A STORM. Mongolia's Trying Experiences in Pacific. At the ond of last month, on her way from Vladivostok to Tsuruga, the steamer Mon golia was delayed for more than twenty hours. She encountered a strong gale from the south. The rolling was so heavy that it was hardly

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KELVIN MOTOR Launches Engine Sets AS SUPPLIED TO Crown Agents, F.M.S., and Singapore Municipality. Full particulars and pricetaf rom the Solo Agents for Strait Settlements: CENTRAL ENGINE WORKS. Olympia Show. SMITH'S PERFECT SPEEDOMETERS AND MOTOR ACCESSORIES. P Large Consignment of Latest Novelties, Just Arrived. Inspection Invited. C. F. F. WEARNE

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BPRIINEDINK E. A sprained ankle will usually disable the injured poraon for threo or four weeks. This is due to lack of proper troat incut. When Chamberlain's Pain Balm i» applied a cure may be effected in three or four days. This liniment is one of tlio best and most

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SIMIOIKIIE! B. D. V. The King of Cigarettes. AWARDED GRAND PRIX London, 1908. Godfrey Phillips, Ld. 55. ROBINSON ROAD. SINGAPORE. Japanese Dentist, 87. BRAS BASAH ROAD. Dr. K. Tsutada is the only Japanese Dentist in the town with whom you can consult direct either in English or Malay. Painless Extraction

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TO ESTATE MANAGERS AND RUBBER PUNTERS. We are now supplying our well-knowu Rubber Tapping Gaps, as used by all the leading estates, in two size?, viz 3 X2* X 24 DEEP 3 X 2 X 2 DEEP packed in boxes ol 1,000. Special prices quoted on application, delivered to any

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WANTS. ASSISTANT DRESSMAKER WMTED. Wanted, la assistant dressmaker and a few RirlH. \p^:y U, Sophia Koad. r .85 PRIVATE TUITION AT HOME. Hu(,:iHh Lat:n, French. Mathematics (a (peciahV* Ligbt. Heat. 71 f, Hiver Valley lioad. '.y.7 1 DRESSMAKER WANED. Wanted i_cediately. a Dressmaker to .■tMrist in I Dressmaking Establishment. ipply,

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TO BE LET OR SOLD. OFFICES TO LET. No. 95, Robinson Road. Moderate rent. Apply to J. LEVY, No. 10, Robinson Road. XXXXX HOUSES TO BE LET. Hot. (1 and 83, Institution HIU, Hirer Valley Boat. Apply to LEE CHENQ YAH andOo. tllTl 6FFIIE ft BODBWN TS BE LET. Witt

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TO BE LET OR 80LD. SFFIBES TO BE LET. OFFICES Offloei top floor No. I, FlnUy ion Orcen, Apply to CHOP fIENQ LOONO, 40, Bobhuon Boad MM HOUBE TO BE LET. Nob. 8a and Bb, Chancery Lane. Superior European residences. Tennis lawns, etc. Apply to W. C. Niblett, Raffles Hotel.

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NOTICES. NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that in consequence of my impending retirement from Singapore, the firm of RLD. SIEVERTS CO. will be dissolved on December 81, 1909, and that MESSRS. HUTTENBACH BROS. >v CO., have been appointed Agents for the HAMBURG BERGEDORFER SIUHLHOHIi--I'ABRIK VON HUD. SIEVERTS. Singapore, December 28,

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SINGAPORE RUBBER WORKS. Netherlands Gutta Percha Co., Ltd. Motor-tyres retreaded at Moderate Prices. All kinds of India Rubber Articlos, Sheets, VALVES, Rings, TYRES, HOSES (Suction, Steam, Hydraulic), Gardenhoses, Tubes, ENDLESS BELTS, FLOOR-TILES, MATTING, EBONITE and Hard Rubber Articles, Bicycle Tyres. Works Offices: PassirPanjang, Singapore. Solo Agents i MESSRS. HOOGLANDT CO.,

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NOTICE. It is hereby notified that the Exchange Banks will be closed ol SATURDAY. JANUARY 1.1910, New Year's Day. MM NOTICE to ADVERTISERS Now advertiser! cots will be received up to noon of tho day on which they are intended to appear in the paper; on Saturday's, or Public Holidays

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Straits Wimes. ADVERTISEMENT I: \Ti:s. -Mir-cellane ous wants of every description are inserted at the prepaid rate of $1 per four lines for one or two insertions. Notices of Births, Marriagw, or Doaths, if not exceeding four lines, 91 each insertion. For p.p.o. cards, on page 6, 12. Inch Si