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•CHE TOTALISATOR, Prew A*toet«*tofi-By Telegraph— CcmyrigM SYDNEY, November 30. The Cabinet discussed the totalisator question prior to ite consideration by the Oauctia on Tuesday. There was some diversity of opinion as to whether the totalisator should be gi/Bn. a monopoly or conducted alongside the bookmaker. It is anticipated that the Canons will approve of the introduction of a private Bill in preference to a Government measure. GIFTS TO HOSPITALS. MELBOURNE, November 20. The and Melbourne Hospitals have been legally advised that Mr Edward Wrigglesworth, of Hull, has given £IO,OOO to each institution. No particulars are given as to the donor, but it is believed he is identical with a gentleman who left Sale 45 years ago, Ami whose whereabouta since was unknown. "WET" AND "DRY" CANTEENS. SYDNEY, November 20. . In the Federal Senate to-day, when the Defence Bill was under consideration, Senator Turley moved an amendment for the restoration of wet canteens. He pointed out that the Belgians were the biggest and the British the noxt biggest liquor consumers in the world. Recent events had demonstrated that their soldiers were not wasters. Senator Pearoe said he did not Intend to accept the amendment. For many vears he had advocated "wet canteens, but the practical experience of military camps had entirely changed his views " Wet" canteens were a danger and an evil, and we should remove danger and temptation from the path of tie soldiers and give them an opportunity for bringing the greatest credit upon Australia and themselves in their enm task in the bloodiest war of history. ___

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS, Evening Star, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS Evening Star, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914