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THE SARAWAK GAZE'r'rE, started' by boat for Lubok; Antu accomp&nied by the Resident of the di1ltrict. Marup pengkalan 'wasreached the same evening, but in consequence of a fresh in the rinr the boats only reached Lubok Antu on Sunday morning, 'and here aga.in a large Dumber of Dyaks had a.ssembled. ,All the'principal chiefs of the upper waters'l were present inchiding many of those who were last ye&rattacked at Kedaug, but who nre now peaceably living on the banks of the main river.
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truly venerable aspect and deport themselves with much dignity. Simanggang was 'reached the next day at noon, and o~ the following (Wednesday) morning an early start was made for ,Lingga which place was' reached about noon, and shortly afterwards H.ll. the Rajah left 'in the Aline accompanied by. the Resident of Batang Lupar, and anchored at the mouth of the Saribas the same evening. On 'Thursday morning His HighneBS ,vent on shore at PU'ss. !ind the'

H.H. the Rajah and the Hesident of boats were ,awaitiing to convey His' Batnng Lupar rode on ponies toSOIDA Highness to Betong, and after waiting distance past the frontier on the road for the first rush of the tide to pass by to Badau which is only 4!- miles from Fort T.liliwas reltched at' 6 p.m. and . ,Lubok Autu station, but the ponies 1!is Highness the Hajah inspected tho were brought to a standstill by the pepper gardens which' have latel~' been absence of any bridges on thc Dutch opened up her" by the Chine~e. There side; and 80 the last mile was done on are about three thousand'vmea wall (pot. Bnda.u was reached a.t 5.30 p.m. up and looking' healthy, 'and other' and after calling on tbe Control~I1I'(Mr. gardeJH;will shQrtly be opened. . van Velthuysen), and meeting the MiIt is hopeel that before long tbese ''litary Commandant M. de Jeer, "nd pla).ltations will be largel,v extended. the Medical Officer(11.Haupp) :\ plea~ 'At t\ meeting held in tIle Fort several sant ride back by moonliqht followed, Ohinese Rtated ~heir intention of openandiLubok Antuwas ren.ched at 8 p,m. ing coffee plantations as well. In passil1~ o,'er Borne o"ftile hills, the --soil was of a dark chocolate color, as I Our Notes. is, seen in .Tn.'-a. Samples of this were DURING fI.visit of inspection in Upsent for ih, the morning and will be per Samwak the Besident was occukept for Mr. Gibson's inspection, in pied in enquiring into the question of reference to tobacc" culture. water supply raised some few months A number of palms' and cocoannts ago between the Borneo Coy. Limited .~~d been planted along the side of and the Shak Lung Mun' Gold 00. 'the road to" afford II.rt:freslJing shade In the late settlement of the matter to the jaded traveller, but the Dyak' the Borneo Co. Limited undertook to travellers along the rOILd ave hitherto erect water ways of bilian to replace h mistnken the object of these plants some ditches destroyed by the gold ,and palms, and in the ca.se of the minp!,s and to make a reservoir, the <:ocoanuts t.hought taat they wer,e put water from which should flow through t.here for immediate use. So there the Gold Co.'8 works, t\nd on to those are now few left, but the remnants of of the Borueo Co.~s the Gold Co. haymany may be seen in places where they ing the use of it on its way but not have been demolished by passers by. in any way to divert the ,vater. After a big meeting of all the Dyaks ,,'rhere being a t.endency on the part in Lubo,k Antu Fort on Monday 4th, of the Chinese Gold Co. to act can. E.fl: the Rajah lefe in the afternoon, tlary, to regulations made in;the settlestopping in the evening at Marup ment of this matter the head' of the landing place, where a deputation of; 'Coy. was told in' Court at Paku, Mr. Chinese, .waited upon His Highne~s, Everett, MaD~ger of the Borneo Co. and stated that since the breaking up in Upper Sarawak being present that of tile old Kongsi of the village little any breach of such regulations would gold has been worked by them a.nd 'be punishable by'a heavy fine. they are now turning their attention -'--_._-to a.gricultural pursnits. Some of the WE notice in the Straits T'imesthat headmen of, the commtmity arc of ,the German boat l)reussen delivered
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the J.Jondon papers of the 13th June boards on shore, and the obarts clearly in Singapore in twent,y three days, define all shallows, we cannot underthe Frt:nch boats have several tiines stand how she got. aground. 'rhe done it in twenty four days, and we S1mbeam came up without any diffi-. bave received letters ill Kuching once culty without a pilot, as also men. of. or twice tmder the mOllth. 'rhe French war frequently . mails from Singapore frequently deMr. Uoope was accompanied by his liver their mails in London the same wife and Miss Hopkinson they only day as the P. and O. which. left a remained about 36 hours, leaving at week earlier. daylight on 5th for Hong. Konj;t. WE regret having to announce the H.H. the Rnjab returned from Sideath of Mr. H. B. Low (Resident 3rq manggllng. on the 10th in the Alint Division Sarnwak) from ,dysentery a few,notes of hi~ tour will befounc1 which took place in England on the , elsewhere. 12th July, news of which was received! '1'he p,s. Adeh returning the same by :telegram ill Singapore and for- : morning~~from Bintulu and Baram warded by B.S.Rallet' on the 20th ulti~ with u.full cargo. 1110, n account of Mr. Lows services a ,l'assenger Mr. Buck, Resident of will be found in aDother column. Bintulu.
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. WE regret to hear that the Revd. J. L. Zehu del' is very d!\llgel'ousl~.ill at Lllndu,. Doctor Storie was sent .for some .days ago, aud is still unfl.b~eto lell.\'e him.
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O~ the lith the s.s. Ral1t.tarrived hom Sin CTltporelooking very smart" this was °her. first trip after being docke(lnnd repaired, Rhe brought the Lovdon mail of 10th June, and left

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Ox tbe 15th the p.s. Adeh' left for Labnan tlllil)CTthe '1'rusan relief of 0 Bau('ers. Pa ssen o Mr. E. A. W. Cox CTer ~ for '1'rnsan oif lea ve. . 'rho Hon'ble the Resident'left for Palm and Upper Sarawak the same dar.
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Ranee, Hajah Mudah and his two AnouT 4 p.m. on the Srd ultimo the brothers att,ended the S.P.G. Mission stearn-yacht Sunrisd\.Y.S. owned by School on the 16th and presented the Mr. Jesser Coope visited the Sarawak prizes to the successful boys at the anriver, she unfortunl!-tely ran agroundnual examination, full particull)rs of on a mud ballk just. below 'rallah Putih. 'which will-be found in ;ano~he:r.co1]JDln. ' . . but was got otT without any damage being' done, Captain Peck, General .' H. H. tbe Rajah. accompanied by Iuspector of Police and Prisons went Mr. Buck (Resident of Bintulu) left in down with some men in a 'rongkang. H.H. gun-boat Aline a.t 6 a. m. on the to give help, but the yachts crew suc-. 19th for Baram and Labuan. 'rhe ceeded in floating her w~thout their as-. p.s. Adt.h met the Aline at the I>istance. She \Vn.s rawll1g ft. 13.6 and 111outhof the river '!l.nd conveyed His d as large steamers sometimes come up HiCThness toBaram the ./Wnedrawing the.river drawing over 17 feet and tpe tooOmuch water to'get..over the bar. river is well marked out with notice.. His Highuess rejoined th~ Al'ine at
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Bandar and Mr. Everett who took charge' the boats containing the tuba, led his rni ture fleet to a point above the rapids in Sungei Lalang, some two miles below the village of Grogo where the decoction thrown into the water, all eagerly sea the surface for the appearance of the first Although the fish did not run very large good sport was obtained from this point to spot when the Sungei joins the main st Here a short stay was made for breakfast, which f:resh supplies of t.uba were put into water and all became on the !11ertwatching the fish to rise. About midday a thunde with heavy rain threatened to put a stop to proceedings but as it lasted but a short . the sport was soon resumed. At a deep named Lubok Tondong, almost surround sand-stone rocks, the fun grew fast and the pool being full of ikan Labang which very lively, most of them being fine large One Kaloi of enormous size caused much citement finally breaking away with se' spear heads in him. T~e boats with their followed the tuba down stream as far as but the European contingent landed on ing at Buso, it being 5 o'clock by the time wharf was reached. At Lubok Pa~' Singi two sawfish were taken, one by Everett, the other succumbing to the s a Malay; there had previously been coable doubt expressed as to whether the who stated that they had taken this fresh water were strictly veracious but settled the matter at once..;. .';M" .. . '. .' '., The best kinds of fish takEm were Labang, S'mat, Malang and Baung all of were of considerable size. The party at Mr. Everett's partook of two sorts at t.. in the evening, the Kaloiand S'mat, thebeing in our opinion decidedly the had but few bones; the company agree! in taste it much resembled the comb" vour of Cod and Oyster sauce. All thoroughly enjoyed their days ment for in addition to the excitement of ing the finny denizens of the river the was picturesque and characteris~ic. o~a whose population may be said almost on the water; men, women and chil ropeans, Malays, Chinese and Dyaks, aB present and thoroughly ,entered into the of the sport, shouting with excitem worKing their paddles with a will on pearance of a big fish. The river, somewhat thick with up rains, fiowingswiftly between i,ts banks standstone rocks crowned 'with' folfage" ground covered with a luxurious' jungle trees and ferns, in some places over by spreading branches which gave.
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kr 11 p.m. on the night of' the 16th an alarm of fire was raised. On arrival at the scene it appeared that the dapor of Mr. Kay rfye, the Government dispenser, had taken fire. The fire engine was promptly on the spot and a good supply of water was at hand so that the fire was confined to the dapor which was burnt out and preyented from catching the house close by. Two other small fires have occurred in the Campongs during the past month. rfHE snipe season here was opened on the ~lst. As yet only three small bags have been made. .
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O~\Vednesday the 21st ultimo the Hon'ble the Hesident got up a ttlbaing expedition on the right hand branch of the Sarawak river above Buso. ' The previous evening a party consisting of Mrs. ~Iaxwell, Mr. and Miss Cadell, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffreys, Capt. Peck 'and Messrs. Frere and Lewis left Kuching for the Borneo Co.'s station at Buso where they were hospitably entertained by Mr. Everett, the Company's manager, the Resident joining the party next morning when an early start was made for the upper reaches of the river. The Datu
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