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United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph—Copyright. Eeceived May 2, 8.57 a.m. The Navy. London May 1 A number of new twelve inch guns are replacing those aboard the Ocean and Vengeance, as the wiring has slackened. The " Pall Mall Gazetfo" urges the Admiralty to keep th« country abreast of all facts connected with guos. The battleship 3 which Mr Arthur Lbb forshudowed will be of eighteen thousaud torw' displacement, and will carry eight 12 inch and tan 9.5 inch guns. There will be no ram. The ships will ba completed m sixteen months. The Australian Eleven. Daspite tha rain and cold the Australian cricketors had a steady and satisfaatory practice. The umpires for the first test match will be Carlin and Phillips, for the second Phillips and Richardson, for the third Phillips and Titohmarsh, for the fourth Carlin and J. We3t, and for the fifth Phillips and W. West. A Fatal Explosion. During the unpacking of oxygen cylinders for a lantern lecture at Winterthur school, m Switzerland, an explosion occurred, killing the attendant and seriously injuring a number of students. An Explorer's Death Dr Drutton, of the Liverpool School oE Tropical Medicine, succumbed during an expedition m the Congo district from fever.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905

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