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Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, October 27. (Received October 27, at 10.20 a.m.) The weather is cool, an agreeable change after the thermometer touching 94deg. A picnic in the Riverina district wa.s largely composed of Germans, and the German flag was hoisted. A policeman was asked to obtain it,; removal to prevent trouble, btifc before this could he accomplished the few Britishers present pulled it down and destroyed the flap;. When the City Council's Electric Lighting Committee were discussing the acceptance of tenders, Alderman .Meagher moved that during the continuance of the war a 10 per centum preference bo given to Em-pire-made articles. Other councillors .strongly approved of the principle, some favoring preference for all time : but it was pointed out that 90 per centum of the firms tiadiuy in electrical goods in England were actually German companies, therefore there was need for caution in alloting tenders. The matter was left in the hands of a sub-committee. Since the Government fixed the price at. 4s 6d. no wheat is coming forward, and millers are feeling the pinch. MELBOURNE, October 27. The Citv Council have discussed the Electric. Supply ("oniniittee'.s report in connection with the extension of the plant, to <o,;l, £71,000. Il was decided that tendril be called for Biitisii made machinery, and that no tender wherein Oerman or Austrian capita! or v.ork was concerned would be consideied. A bout approached a warship that was moored in the bay in the early morning, and, failing to respond to the hCntryV, challenges and warning, .shots were tired, wounding in the leg the occupant, a British subject named Brown. An inquiry is prr,< ceding. .Mrs JkSaney has been remanded on a charge of murdering her son. aged 10. at Eleniinqt-nn. It is alleged that during she absence of the father (a- horse trainer) the mother entered the children'*; room, and wiilt a, razor cut. the hoy'(s throat. The two girls escaped uninjured. The motlrr was found wanrferinj; clothed in her ni'jht. dress. PERTH. October 27. Following a disorderly deinonslrat i'l'.i against the German Club, the authorities closed the club.

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AUSTRALIAN CABLES, Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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AUSTRALIAN CABLES Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914