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Per Press Association—By Rleofcrio Telegraph .—Copyright..

(Received May 25, 8.52 a.m. Empire Day. London, May 24 Empire Day was celebrated in hundreds of towns and villages. Flags and banners were flying on thousands of churches -and public buildings, and Empiie Day was the chief tpp:c at public dinner speeches. King Edward inspected the Army Corps, and unveiled a memorial to the Medical Corps at Aldershot. The Prince of Wales unveiled a colonial Boer war memorial in St. Paul's Cathedral. The Recent Indian Earthquake, Twenty-six thousand pounds has been collected in India, and .£6,000 ia England, for the sufferers by the recent earthquake. The total number of dead was 20,000. Damage to Orchards. Cold wind and frost have almost ruined many Kentish and other orchards, and have also caused havoc in some continental vineyards. A Treasury Appointment. Lord Edmund Talbot has been appointed junior Lord of the Treasury in (succession to Mr Gerald Loder. A Nicaraguan Treaty. Britain and Nicaragua have signed a treaty acknowledging Nicaragua's sovereignty over the Mosquito coast and abrogating the use of San Juan del Norte as a free port. The Chicago Strike. „. „. t "New York, May 24 itae Chicago teamsters'strike is spreadj mg, and the militia are being held ia readiness. The Kaiser's Cup. Betting in New York on the Kaiser's Cup is 8 Co 5 on the yacht Atlantic. The Plague. . Calcutta, May 24 Ihe bubonic plague has appeared in the ivawalpindi oantonment. Turkey and Roumania. Constantinople; May 24 Turkey has yielded to Roumanians demand that inspectors should be reinstated and the Van ultimately transferred. South Africa's Hig*h Commissioner. ! Keceived May 25, 7.46 a .m T ,„ „ Capetown, May 24 Lord Selborne was heartily welcomed at Fretoria both by the Dutch and the British.

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THE LATEST-, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6579, 25 May 1905

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THE LATEST- Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6579, 25 May 1905

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