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United Press Association —By Rkutrio Telegraph —Copyright Received May 31, 7.30 a.m.

A Bribe that Failed.

New Yobk, May 30 Although the lessees of the Philadelphia Gas Works have offered the municipality five million sterling for an extension of the lease for 53 years, accompanied by enormous bribeß to councillors to vote for the concession, the mayor ha 3 induced the Council to reject the extension.

The S. African Stores Scandal.

London, May 30 In connection with the Committee's report on the South African army stores scandal, two colonelß and at least six juniors of the Army Stores Corps have been suspended.

N.Z, Emigrants,

One thousand seven hundred and fiftyone persona, possessing a capital of .£172,531, emigrated to New Zealand last year at reduced rates.

The Higher Criticism.

The Dean of Winchester states that 1372 of the clergy m the United Kingdom, and 322 m the colonies and abroad, signed the declaration on Biblical criticism. The result was forwarded to the Bishops.

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HOME AND FOREIGN, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905

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HOME AND FOREIGN Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905

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