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Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyrigh

SYPN FY, January 19.

The denth sentence on Oeorße Mulvem for wife murder at Listnore in September has been commuted to imprisonment for life.


MF.LBOURNK. January 19.

The Amalgamated Carpenters' Association have called out all their members from the State dockyard. The Government are tilling their places, over 200 having been engaged. The Chamber of Manufacturers have decided that members will not sign contracts with the Defence Department containing the new clause authnrisine; Trad.-s Hall representatives to enter premises where such contracts are being carried out. NAVIGATION OIIARGFS.


MELBOURNE. January 19

A Tasmania!! deputation protested i • Mr Tudor (Minister of Customs) a : ,ciun-t the new lighthouse fees. Speakers poinl-d out that Li of Shaw-Saville's and Lr> ot the New Zealand Shipping Company - steamers would be affected. These came direct, and picked up only two lights, for which thev paid £650. Under the new tariff they would pay £3.577. The deputation suggested charging all the vessel,Mr Tudor stated that the lighthouse service nuiKt pav its way. and 'I asmaiiinn lights were costing above tin: income. He promised reconsideration of the repre.-cn tations. N.S.W. PREMIER. SYDNEY. January 19. Mr Holman has been sworn in as Slat-Attorney-Oeneral, pending Mr Hall's return from New Zealand. S E A T. SYDNEY, January The heal, wave continues over the greater part of the continent. In niauy places a register of over lOOdeg has been recorded. NEW GUINEA CLIMATE. SYDNEY. January 19. Mr Reurstead. Sydney representative ..f the Papuan Government, commenting on Colonel Holmes's remarks that Gemini New Guinea is unfit for white people in the wet season, savs that the climate is preferable to that of Sydney. Papua i-. be savs. a firs!-class country, with a ereal fut :n e.




SYDNEY. .Tanuaiy 20. Pe, cire.l January 20. at 9.5 a.m.!

Evidence given before the ( ommodit ies Commission -hows that th.' poultry business i- in a parlous condition. rushing their sfe ks on to the market whole-ale, owing to their inability to oh uh, bran and pollard. while other fnod i- at proiiibtiive prices. It was predicted Hiat in the next few months ~ res would be selling at from as to Is 6d p?-r doxen. On 'nehall of flour-millers eviden, c was given that there was no 10, al shortage of bran and pollard since the war. but il was admitted that, though the fixed prav of bran ami pollard was £7 per ton. there had been heavy .-ides for expoit at from £8 to £9. The Commission are investigating theal.egcd ineiTuiiiig of their fixed LIVE -TO! K SCARCITY. ARF. BRF.F.DFRS SHORT SIGHTED? SYDNEY. Jauuaiy 9.0. In , oiiiiectir.ii e, ilh the high price, ~, nu-at. the Premier e\lr Holman' ha.- or ileri'd an tmpiin respecting lhe sngge-i mn that it :- h.igcf, line to the iudis. riininate sp,.vii.g of n.-i'l'eis and the .-iiiii.dn "i '"' ,-aive-. Till: IiCILDING I'l'.ADi:. SYDNEY. January 20. ißeceivcl .lauiuiiy 20. al 9.20 a.m.. The animal lepolt of the Maste: r.nilders' A-.sociatioii iiidi.-ale.- that though. the bid! ling Had.- ha- sutfeed hcavie, from the war. the year's output snows an increase over the previous yeai. Dealing with unionists, the r.-p.ut a'lvn ,iu<! Migge-ls alliiiatioii with otlid as-o, ;a ti.lls. AN U.NENTLAiNFD .MDVi:. WILL GRATIFY SYDNEY. MI-iLBOURNF. Janmuy 2 ! \ Tie'' l-'.-.-icia! Attorney Genera! M, Hugh iieiioinic,c- that from nexl '>,.,•:: til..' machine,;.' of the Federal Oo\.'in in. lit will be' 1.-uiporariiv tiansferved eSydncv. v.'' ne the Government will deal poilaii", . Mi Hughes .-laied thai lh-re

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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