United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph—Copyright Received May 29, 9.10 a.m.
A Stowaway Murdered.
Pjciumt, May 29 Two of the coloured crew of the steamer Charon were charged with murdering a Chinese stowaway, between Singapore and Fremantle. Deceased's brother gave evidence that he and another paid large sums to the two accused for assisting them m stowing away. They kept them three days without food, and afterwards- doceased was nailed up m a box. When it was opened two days afterwards, accused alleged that the man m the bos was dead, and threw the body overboard. Witnesa alleged that he was alive when thrown overboard. Accused threatened to kill him if he interfered or said anything. Eeceived May 29, 9.40 a.m.
Smuggling1 Chinese Immigrants.
Sydney, May 28 Three of the Waldemar's Chinese crew have disappeared.
Death of a Famous Jockey.
Jbhn Higgerson, a famous old-time jockey, is dead.
Plasrue at Newcastle.
Another case of ;plague has occurred at Newcastle. .
The New Services.
Melbourne, May 29 The Po3tmaster-General states that Sir J. Ward, m a letter with reference to the 'IFriseo Mail service, now under consideration, is of opinion that the new regulations, ■which allow power to treat the boats of the 'Frisco service when they leave Australia as though they were contract boats, will meet what is required, as by being abls so to treat them they can pay them 3s 7d lb for mail matter. It is probable the Executive •will sanction this regulation during the coming week. Mr Mills had a further interview with the Postmaster-General, m regard to the Vancouver service, but nothing is yet definitely settled.
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