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INTRODUCTORY.

to the intention of the Government to introduce a measure authorising them to make free grants of 160 acres of land to settlers who will clear, fence, improve, and reside. The Premier also proposes that the Government shall advance money to the extent of half the value of the improvements made, not exceeding a maximum in any case of £150 at five per cent. interest. This intelligence only comes by cable, and is still a matter for parliamentary consideration.

PHILIP MENNELL.

St. Stephen's Club, S.W.,

August 1st, 1892.