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RAILWAY RETRENCHMENT. NEW SOUTH WALES STAFF REDUCTIONS. Press Association—By Telegraph— Copyright. SYDNEY, January 21. As n result of tho late drought and the war there is a .‘-ericnia deoreas© in r-aii-w:iv earnings. 'To most this the timetables -ire being revised, and th© service reduced by which one million train miles will he saved annually. Many temporary hands have been putoff. and probably the whole of the temporary hands will have to go, Th© office branch contributed 237 men to tho Expeditionary Forces and other branches considerable numbers, and their places have not Iceen Idled. i BEER DRINKERS RETALIATE FOR INCREASED TARIFF. SYDNEY, January 21, Since early in the month 10 towns on the Maitland coal Held have been on strike against th* ircreaot.d prim of beer. Tho boycott has maintained extensive picketing. .and tempo;anco advocates are successfully conducting a campaign, having induced over 300 to eign a six mouths’ pledge. THE HEAT WAVE. SYDNEY, January 21. The weather is cooler, hut tho thermometer to-day rcgisicrcd over 109deg, and soft-drink sellers are coining money. CABLE BOARD ENTERPRISE, SYDNEY, January 21. Mr Spence i'Fedcrnl PoptmaaU'r-Gencra.l) lias agreed to erect a, telegraph lino with iron standards between Melbourne and Sydney for th© .Pacific Cable Boanl. r0 LI TIC LA XS' PI (’XIC, SYDNEY, 21, The Federal parliamentary party have returned from Norfolk Islam!, where members inquired into the islanders’ wants, including a costly breakwater. EDUCATIONAL ENTHUSIASTS. SYDNEY, January 21. Air Meredith Atkinson, of tho Sydney University, with Mr S'.ewa.rt, secretary of the New South Wales Workers' Education Association, will dr-nart fur Now Zealand t.o-iuoiTuw. They intend to visit, all the cities in the Dominion with the, object of c.-tahlishina r the. association and its svstctn of tutorial classes, A r.'/mndtt-pe representing Jab-,-.. bod:.;.R. the university, and other organisations are prepared to pay a visit- wiihh will extend to the middle of March. DOCKYARD STRIKE. A RESHUFFLE. MELBOURNE, January 22. (Received January 22, at 10.25 a.nn] Owing to Air Jensen’s (Assistant Federal Minister! transfer of the transport fitting work from tho State dockyard to a private contractor. 600 members of {lie Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, who struck work at the. State dockyard, have been taken on by the. contractor, while 450 members of the. Progressive Society of Carpenters. who were working at the State dockyard, have been paid off.

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS, Evening Star, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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AUSTRALIAN AFFAIRS Evening Star, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915