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Colonial Postages and Cables.

PRESS ASSOCIATION.]] „;•" *'xLondon, June 13.

The Agents-General are opposing the reduction in the rate for shipping messages by cable. '

In the House of Commons Mr Raikes, -Postmaster-General, said the Australian Colonies had accepted the 2£d postage rate, but <he was dubious whether their consent was not made dependent on certain conditions being agreed to. In the House of Commons, in reply to Sir Gr. S. Baden-Powell, Baron de "Worms said he had not received any proposal for laying a duplicate cable to Australia, via Mauritius. Paris, June 13. The Committee of the Telegraph Conference has reported in favor of a reduction in telegrams signalling .the arrival of shipping. The British delegates supported'the proposal. Sir Arthur Blyth, Agent-General for South Australia, wrote to Sir Dillon Bell asking him to eppose it.

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Colonial Postages and Cables., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2442, 16 June 1890

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Colonial Postages and Cables. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2442, 16 June 1890

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