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Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. PERTH, October 26. (Received October 26, at 10.30 a.m.) The election figures are still incomplete. Present state of parties : Labor 24, Liberal 15, Country party 8. MELBOURNE, October 26. At the Ballarat Band Contest the championship in the A Grade contest -v*a.a won by the Roselle (New South Wales} Band, the Geelong Harbor Trust Bana second. The B Grade contest went to the Ballarat City Band. The adjudicator (Mr Beswick) departs for New Zealand during the week. SYDNEY, October 26. (Received October 26, at 9.35 a.m.) The victim of the Maroudra machine gun accident was Private Cyril Walker. A hundred workmen shut out from Canada under the new regulation barring unskilled immigrants have arrived by the Makura, adding to the already badly congested labor market. The Government have taken preliminary steps towards enouraging the increase of the wheat supply. Mr Ashford, Minister of Agriculture, says he is hopeful that the scheme will result in at least a million acres of fresh ground being cropped, thus providing employment for upwards of ten thousand .persons.

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AUSTRALIAN CABLES, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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AUSTRALIAN CABLES Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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