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Mining Fatalities. Beklin, July 12 A fragment of stone, falling, overturned a petroleum lamp and fired the Borrnsia Mine, at Dortmund, entombing 39 miners. Rescue is impossible. London, July 12 An explosion in No. 2 pit of the United National Collieries at Wattstown in Glamorganshire killed 123. Two others, who were resetted, 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 rilled with foul air. Seventy bodies have been recovered, inoludiog that of the manager, Mr Meredith. French Politics. Paris, July 12 The Chamber of Deputies voted the urgent need for workmen's pensions, and the Senate almost unanimously voted ¬Ľn amnesty to political exiles, the speakers expressing the hope of a general pacification. The Sugar Bounty. Melbourne, July 12 A deputation of Queensland members, asking the Minister for Customs to continue the sugar bounty, declared it essential for the continuance of the industry. There - was white labour now available if it was known that the bounty was to be continued and this would be utilised in planting The non-extensiou of the bounty would mean its passing into the hands of Japanese, Chinese, and other aliens. Sir William Lyne in reply said that the Government intended co extend the bounty for a substantinl term, but was unablo to say how long.

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CABLE NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 6620, 13 July 1905

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CABLE NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 6620, 13 July 1905

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