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— i.<«£j> ■ Unitod Press Association —By Eleotric Telegraph—Copyright. Received July 8, 8.40 a.m.

Wages of Postal Officials. London, July 7 Speaking on the Poßt Office vote, Lord Stanley, Postmaster General, protested against employees' incessant demands for increased wages, which if granted, would cost Iha country 2.} millions without stopping the agitation. He declared that the way employees bombarded members of the House of Commons with letters asking their support for an increase in wageß amounted to blackmailing backed by veiled politioal threats. Tbe Hon. Austen Chamberlain declared that the interests of the taxpayers must be protected, and a system impairing the integrity and purity of public life must be stopped. An amendment to reduce the vote was negatived by 249 to 205. An Australian Swimmer. In the Swimming Championship on the Mersey over a course of about a mile, Kieran led throughout and won by 300 yards. j A Famous Sailor. Paris, July 7 An unprecedented spectacle was witnessed in Paris, when 22 officers and 486 American blue jackets nnd French troops escorted the remains of Adavral Paul Jone3 from the American Church to the station. Enormous crowds of spectators lined the route. The body was transferred to an American warship at Cherbourg, and thence convpyed to America. The Sunken Submarine. The submarine at Bizerta is ttill submerged. The crew responded to the divers' signal this morning, but did not respond in the afternoon. A Russian Minister,

St. Petersburg, July 7 M. Shipoff has been offered tho poet of Minister of the Interior, and accepts if the Czar will guarantee freedom of the press.

Rus ia in Central Asia. Bombay, July 7 It is reported in Simla that owing to unrest among the population of Turkestan and discontent in Central Asian garrisons, the Russian troops on the North bank of the Middle Oxus have been reduced. The Heat Wave in Europe. Rome, July 7 Two hundred deaths have occurred in Italy from the heat. A Traitor's PunishmentCaptain Ercolessi has been sentenced to seventy months' imprisonment on the charge of selling Italian military plans to France. His wife wa3 acquitted. Fire on a SteamerLondon, July 7 Shortly after leaving Plymouth a fire in the Oruba's after-hold damaged the steerage and the orlop deck. The Oruba proceeded on her voyage from Gibraltar. Henley Regatta. F. S. Kelly, of Sydney, won the Diamond sculls at Henley Regatta. Australashn Tennis Team.

Smith and Risely beat Brookes and Dunlop in the final for the Tennis Tournament doubles by 3 sets to 1.

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THE LATEST. HOME AND FOREIGN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6616, 8 July 1905

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THE LATEST. HOME AND FOREIGN Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6616, 8 July 1905