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; ; ■■■ Sydney, October 10. The coroner not having considered it necessary to hold an enquiry into (the .pircUnistanqes connected with the disastrous fire which broke out m Gibbs, Shallard, and Co.'s printing warehouse last week, a large deputation of property-holders and representatives of various insurance companies waited upon Government, and urged that an investigation should be instituted. Government decided to accede to the request, and have directed that an enquiry be held. It is believed that the Government are considering the adviseablencss, after the Colonial Treasurer has made his Statement, .and when the disturbing influence of the labor crisis is past,. of making an appeal to r the country on the question of a wised tariff and direct taxation. Adelaide, October 10. The Railway Commissioners estimate -they are losing £5000 per week owing to a decrease m traffic caused by the strike.

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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2541, 11 October 1890

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2541, 11 October 1890

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