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United Press Association—Per Electric Telegraph-Copyright Received May 23, 10.18 a.m. The Batter Industry. Melbourne, May 23 The butter box " combine" collapsed owing to a large maker reduoing the price by 3d. It is estimated this will mean a saving of £12,000 per annum to the butter industry. . . Preference to Unionists, Brisbane, May 23 Justice lieal in hearing a Trades Union case, expressed the opinion that preference to Unionists is an absolute violation of the principles of justice. The Kanaka Question. A deputation of Kanakas waited on the visiting Federal members at Rockhampton, and petitioned that the Act be bo amended as to enable Kanakas to remain in Queensland. The Pilbarra. The Marine Board found that the temporary abandoning of the Pilbarra off Brromango, was perfectly expressed appreciation of the seamanhke and Judicious action <>f the captain throughout a trying time. He was ably assisted by the officers and the crew. The Slattery Case. Sydney, May 23 It is understood that it is intended to oarry the Slattery appeal to the High Closer Settlement. Adelaide May 23 The South Australian Government have purchased 24,000 acres of the Aulaby estate at £3 2s 6d per acre, for closer settlement. Sweating Sovereigns. Kalgoorlie, May 23 Three men have been committed for trial for sweating sovereigns.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6577, 23 May 1905

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6577, 23 May 1905