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United Press Association—Per Electric Telegraph—Coypright The South African Scandal. London, June 21 Replying to Sir H. C. Bannerman, Mr Balfour stated that the Director of Public Prosecutions considered the papers relating to the South African supplies scandal did not disclose a case calling for criminal action. The censured officers had been relieved from duty, and it was undesirable to court-martial them until a further investigation was held. Franco-German Commercial Treaty, Germany seeks to abrogate article 11 of the treaty of Frankfort, seourlng to France and Germany the "most favoured nation " treatment iv each other's territories. Germany prefers a commercial treaty with Erauoe, hoping ultimately to establish a Knropea Zollverein. Disuuted Territory. The King of Italy's award in the Barot-e frontier^ dispute, involving 7,500 square miles west of the Upper Zambesi and north of the Victoria Falls, gives Britain a strip of territory 500 miles long by nearly 100 miles wide, west of the Zambesi. Portugal obtains the head waters of the Zambesi, and about half the disputed territory. I End of a Strike, New Yokk, June 22 The Chicago strike is ending, the teamsters being defeated. A Steamer Shadowed. Brisbane, Juno 21 The steamer Guthrie from Singapore reports being shadowed for several days by a Dutch warship. It is supposed that owing to a Rebellion in the Island of Zau, the steamer was suspected of carrying arms to the insurgents. Wool Sales Sydney, June 21 The final series of wool sales for the current year opened strong. Greasy sold up to lljdj scoured to 22$ d. The Gold Yield. Melbourne, June 21 The gold yield last year is valued at £3,250,000.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905

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CABLE NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905