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Received. April 27, 7.33 a.m. The Orient Company. London, April 26 The report of the Orient Company shows a credit balance of .£33,?.00, which is carried to reserve. The C.O.D. Parcels System. Lord Stanley stated in connection, with, the parcel post that the introduction of,the cash-on delivery Byatem between the Motherland, the Colonies, British posaesionp, and Egypt, was under consideration, though ho did not intend at present to introduce the system into the United Kingdom. The Royal Tour. King Edward has arrived at Ajaccio, the chief city in Corsica. He returns to London on Monday. Murder of a Chinese Representative. The Viceroy of Szechuan announces the murder of the Chinese Ainban and all his escort at Batang, on the Tibetan frontier. The name of the JLmban is not given. It is uncertain whether the Amban at Lhasea is meant. British and American Friendship, New York. April 26 Mr Whitelaw Reid, at a farewell banquet in New York, prior to his departure foe London, where he succeeds Mr Choate as American Ambassador, said the mutual goodwill of Britain and America was never so high, and nothing was likely to impair the good understanding. Nothing would be able to prevent the two groat branches of the English race from advancing side by side in the onward and upward march of humanity. A Mysterious Epidemic, Berlin, April 26. Cases of cerebral meningitis are reported from all parts of Germany, though the majority are in the mining districts. New Russian Minister at Pekin: St. Petersburg, April 26 M. Pokotoloff, director of the- BnseoChinese Bank, succeeds M. Lessar as Russian Minister at Pekin.

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THE LATEST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6555, 27 April 1905

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THE LATEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6555, 27 April 1905