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United Pres3 Association—By Electric Telegraph—Copyright.

Received July 13, 8.41 am. Baptists' World Conference. London, July 12 ' The first Baptists' World Conference is proceeding ia Exeter ILiU, 4,000 debates beiny present. Over 1.0.0 are from nbroad, chiefly the United States and Canada. Mr | Kiohardsoa Carey spoke ou behalf of Australia and New Zealand. Struck by Lightoing". Lightning killed 25 cowq which were sheltering under a tree in Warwick. The Union Bank. The Union Bank has declared a dividend of 10 per cent and aldftd to the Bank promises in the colonies £ 10,000, officers gunranioe provident funds J24000, reserve £15,000, and carried forward .£27,000. A Royal Birth. The Princess of Wales bas been aocouched of a son.

A [Redistribution of Seats Scheme. Mr J. E. Redmond leads the chief opposition to the redistribution of seats scheme. Many Unionists complain that the scheme h too lenient to little boroughs and Ireland. , [In the House of Commons Mr Gerald Balfour ha 3 given notice of redistribution , resolutions giving England a gain of 17, 1 Wales 1, and Scotland 4 neats, Ireland losing 22. The scheme is based on each member representing 6500 electors.] A Mining Disaster.

An explosion in No. 2 pit of the United National Collieries at Wattstown in Glamorganshire killed 123. Two others, who were rescued, succumbed. 800 workers in No. 1 mine were rescued uninjured though even here the effect of the explosion damaged the guide ropes and delayed the rescuers from proceeding to No. 2 pit which was found filled with foul air. Seventy bodies have been recovered, including that of the manager, Mr Meredith.

Later Three more miners have been rescued. Two have succumbed. An Australian Pigeon Shooting Success. Shooting in the "Grand Prix de Casino Pigeon Matoh at Aix-le-Bains, Donald McIntosb, the Victorian, won with eight straight kills, and secured the gold medal and a stake of JGIOO.

The Canadian Militia. Ottawa, July 12 Mr Barden, Dominion Minister of Militia, has announced that it is intended to raise the Canadian militia peace footing to 60,000 and ultimately to 100,000. Is is recommended that every Canadian under 21 should undergo 12 days' training for three years. Britain and France. Paris, July 12 M. Delcass£, interviewed, declared that it was useless to think of fighting Great Britain at sea. It would be better to utilise the British power and render it impossible for Germany to declare war on France. It was a great mistake for France to agree to the Moroccan conference.

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THE LATEST. HOME AND FOREIGN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 6620, 13 July 1905

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