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SUGAR PRODUCTION. PrMs Association—By Telegraph—Copyright SYDNEY, December 17. (Received December 17, at 10.35 a.m.) The Governor of New South Walea, replying to a West India Committee's inquiry as to the possibility of extending British. sources of sugar supply, stated that many years must elapse before any possible expansion of the industry in New South Wales was likely to affect the outride market in the manner contemplated. HOSPITAL FINANCE. DIRECT TAXATION LIKELY. SYDNEY, December 17. Mr Thrower (? Flowers) told a committee of the Dubbo District Hospital that the authorities *tafco that it is only a Huesiion o/ lime when the wholo methods of hospital finance would have to be met by legislation. They would tjoon have to face a direct tax tor -the upkeep of the hospital in their otvn district. libel retracted, mi: fisileiTsTlovalty. SYDNEY. December 17. Mr Andrew FisherV claim against the soevct.irv of the Sew Smith Wales Liberal , Association tor £IO,COO for alleged libel I eontained in a. leaflet reporting supposed interview with the, iate Mr W. T. Stead on the loyalty of tb-e Empire, has been out of court, defendant, retracting his alligations of flifloyalty. MOKE TAXATION. MELBOURNE. December 17. The Federal Senate passed the Death Duties Bill and the Land Tax Assetwment Amending Bilk A TIHP.LE MURDER. INDIAN HAWKER ARRESTED. MELBOURNE. December 17. Mrs a farmer's wife, and her two children have hee.i found shnt dead, and a third rliild was seriously wounded. Mr Pu'.'?'ey left heme early, and returned and friun I (hat a tragedy had been comniitt"d. The po:ii-e lmvo -nrrestcd an Indian hawker who served in the Indian army. He has recently been under tho delusion that peoplf witc tryintc to poison him. LOYAL CHINESE. BRLSMANE, Deceinlxr 17. 'llie Chinese rr-sidents of Cairns have telegraphed to the Chinese Consul their entire loyalty to the British Government, and ur?ed that the utmost influence b« nsed with the Chinese Parliament against any relationship with Germany.

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914