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AUSTRALIA.

SYDNEY, May 10

In connection with Doyle's committal, counsel on behalf of Raphael Tuck and Sons denied rumours that the mur- j dered man vas related to Raphael Tuck. Replying to the "Sun's" charges regarding the 1916-17 wheat, Mr Hoi- ; man, Prime • Minister of New South' Wales, in a statement, says that while the wheat deteriorated to some extent its freshness and wholesomenesa were unaffected. Talk of its being affected .by mice and weavils was sensationmongering. The lower portions of stock affected by mice were not used. The British Government L had accepted flour containing 50 per cent of this wheat during the present week. The Government had a test of the bakings made by an analyst, who reported.that the bread met all requirements of the Pure Food Act. BRISBANE, May 11. The influenza visitation has brought the shipping trouble, brewing for some time, to a head. At the time of the New Zealand visitation crews manning vessels trading to infected ports were granted special rates. Owing to the shipping companies refusing to concede these rates the Queensland branch of i the Federated Seamen's Union declared'a strike oa the whole. ,oi the Queensland coast. Appeals have been made for support in Southern States. It is feared here and in other States that the trouble will extend throughout Australia, as the unrest. amongst seamen is general. Ihe strike has rendered idle a number of intercolonial steamers which, however, are allowed to return to their home ports. pERTH> May 12 . A correspondent writing to the newspaper "West Australian," describes the reign of terror which has existed m Fremantle for some months. He says that revolution and violence- were openly advocated, intimidation was rampant, money was demanded from the shopkeepers, and anonymous letters were sent to public men threatening „,per-; soual violence. The correspondent concludes by calling on responsible citizens to put an end. to-, the present, reign of terror. _ BRISBANE, May 12. The coal dispute has spread to Queensland, the miners demanding an (increase of 35! per cent wages to bring them into line with New South Wales. | "iem m MELBOURNE, May 12. The Shipping Controller has refused to grant the demands of the Queensland seamen. . The annual conference of the Victorian Railwaymen's Union carried a resolution affirming its faith in the Russian Soviet Republic, which would achieve the aims of true democracy, and opposing any movement menacing its continuance.

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AUSTRALIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919

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AUSTRALIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919

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