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Today's Telegrams.

United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph. Wellington, April ,26 At the Trades' Council Conference it was decided after an animated discussion that the Government should bo urged to establish legal bureaus and appoint public defenders in all cases of indictable offences in which the accused persons had not the necessary means to employ professional assistance. It was resolved to recommend that all articles manufactured in the colony should bear » stamp to that effect. Dttnedin, April 26 The Union Company have purchased tho steamer Lady Strathcona (to be renamed the Wairuna) from an English firm. She is a fine cargo boat, and will be the largest cargo carrier but one in the Company'd fleet. She was built by Armstrong and Whitworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and is almost new. Captain Jordan brings her out. Her dead weight is 6,500 tons. She will run in the Intercolonial and Fiji cargo trades. Afe the Police Court Harry Hart, alias W. Harris, was committed for trial on two charges of forgsry. On his way to Conrt with other prisoners, Hart made a bolt, but was recaptured after a short chase.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6554, 26 April 1905

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Today's Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6554, 26 April 1905