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Received May 16, [8.46 a.m. The Tsetse Fly. London, May 15 The Pasteur Institute has discovered the Tsetse fly microbe. (The tsetse fly is a brownish insect not much larger than the common house-fly It is found in South Africa, and its bite is fatal to oxen, horses, and dogs.) Fighting in the Philippines. There has been a fortnight's fighting near Mamla. General Wood's force killed three hundred Moros under Chief Pala. A Motor Boat Race. A tempest made havoc among the motor boats engaged in the Algiers-Toulon race. Several sank, and their occupants were rescued with difficulty. The Plague in Scotland. House to house visits are bsing made in Leith in connection with the outbreak of plague. War has been declared on rats. A Wireless Telesrraphy Record. The Bteamer Campania received an ethergram direct from Poldhu station in Cornwall, a distance of 2,200 miles. This is a rocord. A Maniac's Conduct. A man named Thomas Downing Fernet, of Hampatead, after rending the details of the accident in which Mr Harmsworth's motor killed a child, was so affected that he assailed his wife and children and others with a hammer and nearly killed five. South African Revelations. A Blue Book just published gives a list of supplies and stores destroyed in South Africa, totalling .£284,914, including 27,000 lbs of preserved meat from Auatra'ia. The loss ocourred chiefly through long storage and the effects of the climate. No contractors are held responsible. Resisting Arrest. Pabis, May 16 Roy, an old gamekeeper in Vienne, made a barracks of his house, and resisted arrest for ten days. He shot several persons. Seven hundred Boldiers surrounded the bouse, which was blown up with melinite. Roy was eventually captured.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905
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