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, Brussels, May 18 The Belgian Government has introduced a Bill providing for the construction of a railway from the German frontier to Antwerp, via Saint Troad nnd Tongros, to make Antwerp the port for the traffic of all central Germany. It is proposed to employ electricy at a spead of two hundred kilometres per hour. London, May 18 LordCurzon.at Lord Kitchener's instauce denies there has been any disagreement with the military policy Lord Kitchener recommended for adoption by the Government of India. Tho P. and O. Company have declared an interim dividend of 7 per cent. Speakers at the Dockers' Uniou Conference in Brisfcpl expressed the opinion that the proposed relief works would lessen wages, Mr Ben Tillett remarking that i£ a Government Bill was passed it would represent State organised blacklegism. Mr John Burns strongly opposes the proposal to march a number of unemployed through London, He adds that an Unemployed Bill would nob be worth crossing the street for. Paris, May 18 James Ellis, a Canadian, has been sentenced} to. five years' imprisonment, and ten years' exclusion from Prance, and has been ordered to pay £200 for espionage at Breat. ° Athens, May 18. The insurrection is spreading throughout Crete. The insurgents have deposed the authorities at Sitia, London, May 18 The Hon. A. Lyttelton intimated in the course of a debate in the Commons, that the Government would not take action to forcibly establish the federation of the West Indies, but a unification of their policies was being realised in many useful ways. Ottawa, May 18 Canada is appealing against the confiscation of the sealer Agnes Donahoe, off Uruguay. Sir Wilfrid Laurier declares the seizure was made on the high seas, and is, therefore, illegal. The captain was sentenced to three years' penal servitude, the t mates to one year, and the crew to six , months.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905

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