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The Postal Conference.

PER, PItESS ASSOCIATION.

(Received May 23, 12.30 p.m.) Adelaide, May 23. The Postal Conference opened yesterday. The Hon. J. H. Gordon, who was elected President, regretted the absence of a representative from New Zealand. Ho .announced that South' i Australia would adopt the postal reductions, and thought that the Cable Company had shown a bold and generous policy which the Colonies would do well to encourage. New Zealand, he considered, should assist her neighbors by contributing to the subsidy and great Britain should also [join. He explained that the proposed reductions in the cable tariff would involve a loss on the South Australian land lines of £16,000 pei'annum, and as the colony was not in a position to bear that burden the amount should be apportioned among the other colo^u'e^, A motion was carried recommending the various Governments to increase the limit of single money orders to L2O. A notice of motion, giving effect to Sir John Pender's proposals was tabled,' also that in any future mail contracts across the Pacific Ocean -NeAv Zealand should arrange for other colonies paying similar poundage, rates to New Zealand to those paid by non-contract-ing colonies for Suez route, each despatching country or colony paying all charges to destination,

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The Postal Conference., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 23 May 1890

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The Postal Conference. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 23 May 1890

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