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By Telegraph.—Press '- Association.—-Copyright 'AN ENGINEER'S SUICIDE. (Received October 18, 8.50 p.m.) - Sydney, October 18. Mr. McGlenon, chief engineer of th« Union Company's steamer Tavinni (which was recently sunk and refloated), committed suicide at his lodgings. The cause is not known. •', «•:.' INSURANCE OF STAMPS. (Received October 19. 12.55 a.m.) >; ■•:; Sydney, ■ October 18. The Philatelic Conference has 'decided to adopt a system of insurance for parcels/ of valuable stamps transmitted s. by post. It will. ask the British and New Zealand Governments to act similarly. FISHERMEN MISSING. Sydney, October 18. An oil launch containing five •. Italian fishermen '; has';-' been :: missing: f from Wollongong (on the south coast) since Saturday. Grave anxiety is felt for; the safety of the men. - : ' : " : }\r >- / V;.' : -Y;. v - '• V-^.. : -il SOLDIERS, NOT SERVANTS. ■ Melbocene, October 18. Senator Pearce, Minister for-; Defence* has announced that there will be no cadet camps at Easter. He has given instructions that eoldiers must not be .detached for duty as person?.! servants and orderlies at camps or schools of instruction. SUICIDES IN VICTORIA. : Melboeene, October 18. Last year 101 men and 30 women com* mitted suicide in,.Victoria;:. IS TEE WORLD IMPROVING? Sydney, October 18. The Congregational Union discussed the question : of the decline of personal responsibility in the home, in business, and in political life. Most of the speakers held that the refusal of individuals to accept responsibility was a sign of weakness. The Rev. Mr. Williams, however, declared; that the world was improving vastly. .-..'.'.-»:

'~...■'■■' '■' ::.:-.,./:-\':/: :i METHODIST CHURCH SEPARATION. Sydney, October 18. The Methodist Church Bill, rendered necessary by the separation \ of -.New Zealand from the Australian Conference, baa been read a .second time in the Legislative Assembly, and baa been fekea through . V xonuoittee,

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14815, 19 October 1911

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14815, 19 October 1911

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