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NEWS AND NOTES.

95 per cent, of the world's supply of platinum is Russian, Colombia being the second largest produoer,; followed by the United States, Australia and Borwo. ... '■-.•.' ■''.-• :-

One of the most remarkable peace conferences ever held was .that which commenced on June 25,, 1807, the outcome of which is known to history as the Peace of Tilsit. The high parties thereto were the King.-of Prussia, the EmDeror Alexander of Russia, and the victorious Napoleon. An extraordinary feature of the meeting was that it-took .t>lace.;on a^raft, built,for.-the purpose orujthe ;River Niemen^ andrin the presence of both armies-.-.-. : . ■.'.:.•■;;»

Revolvers, aiid:knive^,, were used ia a ifight at a railway station' in Wales between. American sailors and black men. It. started over a black man's insult to a woman ticket examiner.. An^Ameri-' can sailor protested 1 against tills, and large forces of supporters, assembled on both sides. The coloured men were driven down the. station.^ s,teps into the sti-eet, .where an. A.us ( traliaivj soldier who was looking on received" a stab in the arm. He had to be treated in hospital. Two coloured men were charged at the Police Court next day—one with shooting..at .a United States sailor, and the other ' with attempitiia'g'' to shoot a police c'onsiable. The.sailor, Fred Lincoln, was the mail' who protested against the insult to the railway woman. He said the prisoner fired at him from the top of the station steps, two bullets whistling past his head. A police constable said three shots were fired at him without taking effect. One bullet passed through his coat, and another through his trousers.

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NEWS AND NOTES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919

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NEWS AND NOTES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919

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