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The Postal Conference.


(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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