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?" London, May 2. i It has been arranged that the pro* posed postal reductions shall take effect forthwith if the colonial Governments are unanimous in the matter. Ifj however, there is a diversity of opinion^ Mr Raikes, Postmaster-General, will adopt the views of the \ majority of the leading colonies. New Zealand is to be treated separately. \ Adelaide, May 2 ] Mr Chas. Todd, Postmaster-General and Superintendent of Telegraphs, has, reported in favor of adopting the prdposed reductions in postal rates between the colonies and the Mother Country. He suggests that a special conference be set up by the colonies to discuss the question. He adds that it j|will be necessary for South Australia to reducje the inland postage to Id, so as to keefo the rates in proportion with the reduced oversea route. <

Welmngton, May 2. ; To-day Mr Mitchelson, Postmaster General for the colony, received a cablegram from the Agent-General in London containing the official announcement of Mr Raikes' proposals for the reduction of colonial postal rates. The message was a short one—merely stating the proposal was to reduce the outward rate of postage from sixpence to twopence, and that if a majority of the colonies \yere agreeable to such reduction, it was probable that steps would shortly be taken ■to give effect to Mr Raikes' suggestion. <Tlie Agent-General impressed iipon Government the necessity of coming to a decision in the matter without any delay, and added that replies from various colonies^were being anxiously awaited.

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The Postal Reductions. PROPOSED TWOPENNY OCEAN RATE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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The Postal Reductions. PROPOSED TWOPENNY OCEAN RATE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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