Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

Second Edition Latest Cable News.

HOME AND FOREIGN. [per prhss association.] (Received August 30, 12.10 p.m.) CABLE CHARGES. Sydney, August 30. A private letter received by a resident m Sydney from Mr Dawson, of the Pacific Cable Company, states that he has been much concerned to find that Sir J. Pender, on behalf of the Eastern Extension Cable Company, had entered into arrangements with certain Australian colonies by which the Company were to reduce the rates of cable messages to 4s per word, provided that'those colonies bore half the loss, if any. He mentioned that Queensland has stood out, and with regard to New Zealand it was somewhat doubtful if they had accepted the arrangement ; but he thinks they have assisted. This, he asserts, practically means that Victoria, New South Wales, and New Zealand jointly may have to bear an annual charge of £40,000, which is just about the amount of interest on capital required to construct a cable from Queensland, via Tanning's Islands, Fiji, and Hawaii to Vancouver. This latter expenditure, instead of falling on two or three colonies, would be willingly shared by Canada, Queensland, and Tasmania, as well as other colonies, and probably by the Imperial Government, inasmuch as that the latter's refusal to contribute to the scheme propounded by Sir J. Pender was based on the fact that they would not subsidise cables unless for political and strategical reasons.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

Second Edition Latest Cable News., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2505, 30 August 1890

Word Count

Second Edition Latest Cable News. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2505, 30 August 1890

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.