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United Press Association— By Kleotrio Telegraph.—Copyright Received May 4, 8.49 a.m. Our Naval Gims, London, May 3 The American Admiral, O'Neill, a high authority on gunnary, says the British have no cause for alarm, especially as fco their naval guns, which are as good as those of any nation. The Transvaal Constitution, The "Times" objects to giving men unlimited sovereign rights who three years ago endeavoured to sweep us into the sea. Nevertheless the Boera are on • probation, and if they act above mera lip service Britain is willing to extend to them representative Government. The "Westminster Gazette "recommends the Boers to try tho constitution with a view to obtaining a better one. Suicide of a Russian Gamester, Bruce Charles Bakunih, son of a Eussian revolutionist, lo3t .£52,000 at gaming, and then suicided, tying a stone round his neok and jumping into the sea at Nice. Iron and Steel Industry. Commenting on Mr Carruther's scheme to create a native iron and steel industry by calling for tenders for the manufacture of steel for Government requirements m the State, the "Times" states that the consideration offered for the enormous outlay and equally^ enormous risk iB grotesquely inadequate. By inviting British manufacturers with capital to engage in_ a gigantic and most questionable speculation the Government was simply wasting time. It was extremely doubtful if a single responsible tender would be forthcoming from Britain.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6561, 4 May 1905
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