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GENERAL SUMMARY.

(Dateß from Europe up to November 17.) There have been violent galea and many wrecks on the west coast of (ireat Britain, Despatches of the 16th say that the Norwegian barqae Byathea Thompson was wrecked at Churoh Kay, on the West coast: No lives were lost. At Glasgow . the dome of the exhibition building was demolished. The ladiea' industrial department m the building vraa wrecked, and much other damage done. His Holiness the Pope his named December 31at for special thanksgiving services m the Catholic churohei throughout the world for grace during the year of the Papal Jubilee. A powerful American syndicate mi about to be forired for the purpose of building railroads m Siberia. Lord Tennyaon had »n alarming relapse on the 22ad after hli physloian had pronoanoed him convalescent. He ii •adoring from aoate rheumatism. Higglnbotham's spinning and wearing mills at Glasgow were burned down on November Ist, The loss ii £40,000. Russia la reported to be buying largely boy, grain, and other army provision*, m Podolla and the dlatrlot of K'eff. ' In an address to Birmingham alists on Novamber 4th, Mr Gladstone said that the Irish causa *„„ no i ongep dependent on one life. O a the journey from Birmingham to Volverhampton, accompanied by Mrs Gladstone, the cxi Prem er was he»rtl>; y oheered along the route, except •♦. Snowhlll and Oxford where he was tooted. The orowd at the latter place > aH largely made np of an* aegradaat^g. The Norwegian barque Nor, from New York to Shettin, with petroleum, collided with the steamer Saymupdham In the English Channel, on the morning of November 4th, The latter was stink with twenty.two of the crew. The barque was badly damaged, but able to proceed on her voyage. Captain Jonness, of the Nor, disclaims all responsibility, and says thit the steamer ran into him while theweather was perfectly clear. Signals q£ distress were made to passing steamers* but -they declined to reader any assistance. The British steamer Blaok Watch fonndered on November 12th la tho Mediteranean, The fate of {the orew is unknown. The Rußtlan Government, on the advloe of the Commissioners, sent ta England to enquire into the pork marktt,, propoae to aealst importers of s»lt pork to encourage the trade. The steamer Nantz and the German, ship* Theodore Ruger, from Hamburg, fosSydney, came Into collision on November 9th, 36 miles off lizard Point. Both veeselß sank, A portion of the ships: orew was landed at Frouvllle. The fate of the rest of the orew^and of the steamer* orew Is unknown. The Vatican has authorised an expires, slon of its satisfaction with the. election of General Harrison to the Presidency ot the United States. At a meeting of the Dominion Cabinet, held on November 10th, ik was decided toinvite Australia and New Zealand to send delegates to Ottawa at an earlf date* to consider trade matters and the proposed PaolQo cable from New Zealand to British. Columbia. The design is to divert traffics and passengers from Australia, which now go entirely by San Franolsoo, to Vancouqer, British Columbia, and thence over the Canadian -Paolfio railway, and open up a market for Oanadlan manufactures now possessed almost exolusivtiy p so far as the Amedoan Continent la concerned, by the United States. R L. Miller, of Virginia, lent %% special United States Commissioner to the world* exposition at Melbourne, returned to San Franolflos on Qtfobev 27th, en route for his native State. Mr Miller's special mission wm to look into the tobacco Interest of the colonies. He fonnd tha ! quality of It good, if cured and made saleable. "If experienced tobacco men had hold of the bnßiness there," he told a San Franolaoo editor, **I am afraid ft would cut m heavily on our productions'. I was really surprised at the quality of the tobacco which Is grown m Queensland In many respects it is superior to ours." Mr Miller considered the exhibition a groat suooeas. While the budget of the Minister of Foreign Affairs was being dlsoussedin the. Chamber of Deputies, on November 15 thy an amendment was proposed to abolish, the embassy to the Vatican. It was rejected by a vote of 300 to 217. M. Goblet said : — " Ai long as we live under the regime of the Concordat, It la neoesiary to* mnlutaln relations with the. Vatican for the training of clergy and the appointment of Bishops and OarcHnils. The importance* of our pr,oteotorate over the eastern? countries also requics the maintenance of £ r lendly relations with the Vatican i It had been said reoently that the Pope oonld no longer count upon any oountry but France. That does not mean that Frasoj will Intervene to restore bin. temporal power, but the Pope, having been deprived of that power, the tnor» France ought to honor him by oartalllng nothing of her respect for tho high authority he represents, " The Nun of Kenmare " (Sister Mary Francis Clare) an ahe was. generally known, has given up the Gatholii faith, reilgnod her religious duties, and gone into literary work at TJtfoa, N. Y- ■ Madame lima De Murska, once reckoned among the great prima donnas of ths world, has by the ohwrlty of her friend* been sent home to Hungary from New York. She is impoverished and was m a dying condition. Inspector Bonfioeo, of Chicago, has Issued a warning to the effect that there are no fewer than SQCO ablebodied anarohlatß In Chicago oity to-day, ready and organfsedj waiting for the appointed time, aD.j. trouble must otme sooner or later, Tiieir central headquarters are In New York*. So far as they have agroed on, throne* hnndredth anniversary of the fall of the Bastille la the day for a ooncajrted upthing. The feeling against the Salvation Army-c la luQt^Mlog 1q Cftlllorrilft, Qq Qqtolyfr

9th, a detßobment *«s rotfen-epged lv the streets of Petalon*, and driven to their barrack?. The cit.'jnna propose to ran the army oat of town,

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GENERAL SUMMARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

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GENERAL SUMMARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

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