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■ United Press Association —By Eleotric Telegraph—Copyright. Received June 15, 8.44 a.m. Condition of the French Army. Paris, June 14 Apropos of rumours of the unpreparedness of the French army to meet the possible consequences of a divergence of French, and German views regarding Morocco, Colonel Picquart states that the French armament is excellent, the fortresses redoubtable, and the railway concentration good. The weakness of the French military system lies not m the soldiers but m the command, where there is a great lack of homogeneity, owing to political and religious dissensions. Received June 15, 9.5 a.m. Insurance Matters m the States. Washington, June 14 In accepting the Trusteeship of the Equitable Life Association, Mr Grover Cleveland believes that what has overtaken the Equitable may happen to other Insurance Companies , and fiduciary organisations while America tolerates lax ideas of trust responsibilities. " Fatal Steamer Collision, London, June 14. The Peninsula Compaay's express mail steamer Isis collided with and sank a Turkish steamer, the Leonah, at Brindisi. Fourteen Turks were drowned. Raisins: of Submarine A.B, When the submarine A.B. was raised fifteen bodies were recovered. They showed effects of a violent explosion. Imperial " Shops Bill." The Lords Committee on the Shops Bill report that Sunday Trading is increasing, though shopkeepers and municipalities woleome restraint. The Committte propose to give to local authorities, with the Government's consent, power to exempt within their area if they consider the Act will press with exceptional severity on the general body of traders. '

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THE LATEST. HOME AND FOREIGN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6596, 15 June 1905

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