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United Press Association-™ By 'dleorrio Telegraph—Copyright Received May 26, 9.57 a.m.

Mr Reid's Campaign.

Sydnet, May 26 Mr Reid has concluded his tour of the northern districts. He delivered numerous strong anti-Socialist addresses.

The Bankruptcy Act.

The Pull Court ha 3 decided that the Aot of Bankruptcy does not protect a defendant from the consequences of a a successful action for defamation.

Inter-University Sports.

The Sydney and Melbourne inter-Univer-sity sports resulted m a victory for Sydney by five events to two.

Mr John Burns on Protection.

Mr John Burns, m a letter declining the request of the Free Trade and Liberal Association to visit Australia to lecture on Mr Chamberlain's proposals, says:—Fortunately for greater Britain Mr Chamberlain is badly beaten m argument, hopelessly, at fault m his facts, and continuously wrong m his statistics. I am somewhat surprised that a few responsible Australians should have been fascinated by his fallacies, and some Labour legislators too simple to see through his Home electoral devices. The only effect of a revival of protection will be to disrupt the forces of reactionary Imperialism. All the best minds and most disinterested Btitesmen, and every one of tho Labour members are against Mr Chamberlain. I suspect some of your politicians ere this are sorry that they identified themselves with the most costly, dangerous, and ruinous policy ever proposed against the well being of Britain and her people.

Stagnation m New Caledonia.

M. Pican, Governor of New Caledonia, has left Sydney on i visit to France. He states there ia great stagnation m the colony, and the minas have practically ceased working. The coffee crop is' less than for some years, and general trade is at a very low ebb. Unless something is done soon, many residents will be reduced to poverty.

Plea for the Canadian Mail Service.

The "Daily Telegraph" dealing with the Canadian mail service, amongst a number of arguments m favour of its continuing 1, says that it presents possibilities m view of which it will be sound policy to give it a further trial for the sake of fully testing the practicability of promoting a more regular nnd larger trade with Canada and Australia.

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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905

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