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Received May 16, 10.21 a.m. Arbitration in N.S. Wales. Stdney, May 16 Mr Carruthers informed a deputation that a radical amendment in the Arbitration Act would be submitted to the approval of Parliament during the coming •eesion. General Booth. General Booth had a great meeting in the Town Hall. The Governor, who presided, and Mr Barton made speeches eulogistic of the Army's social work. Butter Export. The mail companies have submitted to th© Butter Exporters' Association a draft contract providing for a freight of seven sixteenths of a penny per pound on butter shipped to London. The terms, which have been favourably received in commercial circles, also provide for reduced temperatures and opportunities of inspection. N.Z. State Fire Insurance. Mr W. E. Gates, in a paper on State Fire Insurance read before the Insurance Institute, prophesied defeat for the N.Z. Government Bcheme. He said the companies were fighting it jußt as they would a new or a seceding company and the result would be the same. Received May 16, 10.40 a.m. Arrival of the Rev. Leonard Isitt. Adelaide May 16 The Eev. Leonard Isitt, the temperance lecturer, has arrived in the Ortnuz, en route for New Zealand. A New Epidemic in Australia.' Melbourne, May 16 A child has died of cerebro-spinal meningitis in Bendigo Hospital. The Tatura Murderer, Edwards, when arrested near Benalla» submitted quietly. Though definitely identified, he gave his name a3 Robinson. Westralian Aborigines. Perth, May 16 The Westralian Government has issued new regulations for the treatment of aborigines, based on Dr. Roth's report.

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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905

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