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NEW SOUTH WALES.

Bvpnbt, April J4 In the course of an interview to-day Mr James Mills, the manager of the Union Steam Shipping Company of New Zealand, said that he believe^ that tfre proposed Canadian Pacific Railway route had not yet matured sufficiently to undertake the mail contract. Mr Miils added that he regards the San Francisco mail route as of the highest commercial importance to the colony. In reply to questions as to the Dunediq Exhibition, Mr Mills explained that the Company of which he was manager hopejj to arrange special facilities tor residents m Australia making the trip across to New Zealand! The train from Junee, Hay, when travelling round a curve near Taree, at a speed of thirty- five miles an hour, dashed into a mob of cattle. The engine went over an embankment, and also some of the trucks, but luckily the couplings between the trucks and passenger carriages gave way, having the occupants of the latter from injury, Oakes, the driver of the engine, had a |eg torn off, and. the fireman, Ferguson, fell under the engine, both being killed. These were 'the only casualties, with the exception of two of the passengers, who ju3taipe4 •light injuries by the coUieioq.

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NEW SOUTH WALES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2106, 15 April 1889

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