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ENGLISH ITEMS.

London, January 2 and 3. General Blyth, New Zealand campaigner, is dead. Mr Ruskin is ill, and much anxiety is felt on his accouot. Mr Gladstone intends to visit the Pope as an act of politeness. The prevalence of fogs has caused a number oi railway and shipping fatalities. The «■ Daily News" states the liabilities of David Clarkson are estimated at ;£ißo,ooo. The Colonial Institute will entertain the Prince of Wales at a banquet on March 13th, The English Government view the visit of Mr Gladstone to the Vatican with disfavor. Captain Lake, of H.M.S. Nelson, has been appointed President of Greenwich Naval College. The Primrose League is stated to now number Bqo,qoo members, and its ranks are still increasing. The Board of Trade is compelling electric companies to obtain Parliamentary sanction to their operations. Mr Westgatth reads a paper od Australian finances at the meeting of (he Colonial Institute on February and. It is probable negotiations will be renewed for the union of the Free 'and' United Presbyterian Churches of Scotland. Three thoujpnd pounds' worth of jewellery has been stolen by burglars from the house of the Austrian Ambassador in.London. Sir W. Gull, the well-known physician has been seriously ill, but is now recovering. A sugar syndicate has been registered to watoh legislation and assist m adjustment of subsidies and drawbacks, and repress adulteration. Gas. made from water by the Leeds Forge Company saves ;£io,ooo yearly at their works. It is produced at a cost of under 4d per ioooft. Mr L. Courtney, Chairman of Committees m the House of Commons, has been created a Privy Councillor. Baron Bramwell has been created a Baronet. The "Pall Mall Gazette" says the Queen, recently sent a pretent of £2$ to Miss Wiederaann, plaintiff m the breach of promise action against the heir to the earldom of Oxford. > The name of the Bradford victim was Gill,, which gave rise to the supposition that the child was a girl. At the Inquest the police are endeavoring to prove that the accused, Burnett, and a boy were delivering milk, when the former decoyed the latter into the stables, and there committed the crime.

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ENGLISH ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 4 January 1889

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ENGLISH ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 4 January 1889

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