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A Japanese Prince. London, June 28 Prince Ariaugawa has been invested with the Grand Gross of the Order of the Bath.' Fruit Culture. A Departmental Committee describes fruit culture as England's only progressive rural industry, and recommends a bureau of information, and tbe establishment of an experimental fruit farm, and various State encouragements. Warships Summoned Home. The " Daily Mail's " Hong Kong correspondent reports that the warships Glory, Sutlej, and Hogue have been ur^eatly summoned home. Indian Army Reform. The '"limes" Simla correspondent reports that arrangements have been mada to facilitate the execution of army reforms m India wilboufc further friction. It is understood m Simla that Lord Curzon has intimated his intention of resigning unless important modifications are introduced into the recent orders concerning the military command. A Shooting 1 Case Mr Justice Graham sentenced Florence Doughty to seven years' penal servitude for shooting Malcolm Swan, a solicitor's son, with intent to do grievous bodily harm, m Oxford Street. Swan admitted having bad relations with the prisoner. The jury made a strong recommendation to mercy. A Plain Speaker Imprisoned BERLIN, June 28 Herr Kunerfc, a socialist member of the Reichstag has been sentenced to three months' imprisonment for delivering a speech at Halle declaring that the German East Asiastio brigade during the Boxer troubles, devastated land and plundered and violated women. Members of the brigade | testified to the soldiers' pillaging and desecrating graves and temples and outraging I women and to the officers looting. Herr Kunert was sentenced on the ground 1 that he libelled the whole army, the Court holding that the outrages mentioned m tbe evidence were bound to occur m time of warfare. German West Africa It is officially announced m connection with tbe trouble m German West Afrioa that after 14 hours' fighting 15 Germans were killed and 25 wounded, including Major Kamptz. The report that War mbad had fallen is declared to be untrue. Slattery's Conviction Quashed. Sydney, June 28 The appeal against the Full Court's confirmation of T. M. Slattery's conviction resulted m the High Court quashing tbe sentence, and ordering the release of Slattery. The grounds of the appeal were that the Full Court was m error m holding that the appellant was a bailee, and had committed larceny of any property belonging to Mrs Scanlon m any converted form within the meaning of Section 125 of the Crimes Act, Federal Politics Melbourne, June 28 In the House Mr Fuller said that Mr Deakin's action m severing his connection with the coalition and reverting to the old three party system made an appeal to the country imperative.

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CABLE NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6608, 29 June 1905

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CABLE NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6608, 29 June 1905

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