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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS.

Auckland, Aagaat 17i . The Garman Imperial Admiralty hai jait uncovered a nest of corruption In the Navy Department, Involving many high officials, Several naval officers have been arrested at Berlin and K«il and charged with wholeaale bribery. Ojb of the accused offioera shot himself dead. Large quantities of gold from Sooth America are passing through Antwerp for Russia ond Austria, the same as during the Franco-Prussian war. Fifteen thousand workmen struck at Brann, Aaatria, on July 2nd, inoluding all ih9 b«kera In the city. There was no rioting. The strikers demaad an Icoreaso of 3 per oent In their w%ges. Mills, an English jookey, w>» killed at Spa, Belgium, on July 2. He fell from his horae during the race. Advioas from 8t Paul De Loan do, any that the English removed the French fi*g from the house of the Sultan B?anton, Klag of Grand Haaaam, a French town la Upper Guinea. The French claim a pro* teotorate over the place. Prince Nicholas of Mingrella, formerly a oandtdatefor the Bulgarian throne, died la Caucasus on July 9. The Government of Russia hai completely suppressed the Lutheran Church m that empire. It is believed that the mission of exKing Milan, who has returned to Belgrade, is to surrender Servla wholly to RnioU. Count Syarle, a member of a prominent Bwedlih family In Oopenhagen, committed nuloide on July 24, after he had killed hip mistress, a olroua performer, named Elvin Madigan. Ho was married, an! with his wife, moved m the moat arlsto* oratlo olroles In Europe. Canada will not alter hot flour duties till next aeaalon of Parliament. Canadian millers complain of tbe discrimination la favor of the United States. The Canadian Pnolfio Railway has arranged all difficulties with the United States authorities, and will In future use their short line for Canadian seaborne ports la the maritime Provinces through Maine. The annexation of Chicago'! suburbs to the city proper, carried on June 29, hai added 200,000 to the population of the plaoe and makes its census second m the cities of the Union. Tho July statement of the Public Debt of the United States showed a reduotlon of over sixteen millions of doll an on the month of Jane preceding. 3 HE \VoßM>'s WHEAT OROB. The weekly report up to July from Bombay, settles the faot that the Indlaa crop of wheat will be no factor m the world's food supply this year, English speolals believe that the situation a, few months hince will be aa bad as lost year, and In sorao way* worse. The demand for wheat In Europe will probably be smaller than usual. England and France promise better crops than la9t year, and the yield of the two countries is expected to be forty million boahels m exoess of 1888.* Spain's crop will be above the average, and Italy's, atr lie under. In Gauaany, east of the tenth parallel the crop It almost as good as last year, bat tho f howIng m the rest cf that country is bad. Russia and Austro-Hungary will find It dlffiout to feed themselves. Muoh interest Is demoted to the Amerloan crop. Russian wheat had bean going up a few days preceding, and a panic was only pre 4 vented by confidence m America, Later despatches say the big wheat shortage In Russia seriously prejadloa that country's ohanoe of raising new loans. A despatch from Toron'o, July 17, says that the Manitoba ucd Canadian north neat wheat -crop la a faUnro boyond doubt, and the total yield will be a Httla lass than half Itat year's orop. Thousands of acres will tfot bo cut at all, Tho disaster fa osased by drouth* 1 . Favmerj aro reported to pi almost destitute and some lu*t*nco3 ore mentioned whore they are sabiiatlqg on 6eld ask? RttC p.opb-ri?. m>-'7 having ihefr ?ah f d to^dViy^ U tic tl^9to4 oonntry ajj--o?3 'ihj lilted Spates Unp. geoojriß from't}»kiU B+y tha Qf'ops tbew *" •*---•* .haiief »t)flß W expectpd. TJ« are in v.— '" * -*•* a bQQf&vi *f recent rtklm have »««>. — * ■*

westera Wicocnsin a&d lowa, the caye will be Iba best for j-f-rr.'. THE KOYAL MVKBI'GS A deßDstch from London, d?ited Jnn,-----89, esy.i the aococrciaun' * hat Q:.e: Vctoiia had consented to the inarriasr • <•! tbeP.inc.Bs Ljo ar.trso eldest 3*.ug' tvr ct the P.ir.c& of Whlt-p, to tha £*:! of Fife, W6B the principal tope of the tree?--It arpesra tbattbe Ptinos of Wales wanti d to i-ri&ng* a osarriaga for his daughter with tt.B Duke of PorfUnd, •which would haVa 'hern a far b'ebe? and Tr;Uhi r •ilir-avL' fu.- the Frit-cess ; bus, tLe D^.kj deo]iu;d, prfcfcirhie to m-kfa lov nut h with '-he beacon! MU? 1> 1 -s Y -rkf. B yahy wsa offonde-i at tbaprfas 1, aud this i-j why 'he- P.->nco of Wales and h ! 6 fami'y et>rte^ -ff •«> Parb oa the eva or the Duke of Portland's wedding, asd wh<? tbs Qaseo ontffcsed to Siad cv e n her eaotom^ty present cf au ind'iD sb^l to the brfds t f her M'setor of tha Horae. The Prices of Walea promptly arranged the marriage of his daughter with Lord J\fe, ia order 6i repeat iho sunhblng he received from tha Duks of Portland. The Earl of Fife ia nearly iwl<n as old ac bis bride, GRAisTJ TO THB BOYAI. FA JOLT. Kvsry inch d space vr a occupied !d the House cf Commons on tbo nighfc of July 25, when tha Right Mt.a W. H. Smith rose to open the debate oa royal grants. Whan' he moved fhn adoption of the report of the Special Committee, he Was questioned by the OppotLion aa t j j the preaent oouditloa of tha Qaeeu'o fiatneefl. They demanded to kaow what •avlngs abe bud made out of tho ailowanoo already provided fo? tbo support of the Boyal FamUy. Ms Smlih declined tn reply. It was not the doty of tbe sovereign, he eaid, to provide for the Roy*! Fii^aiiy. Tbe Gov^tniuenfc ooald not believe that there existed at?y important oltsa among the loyal people of the Empire who grudged Roya ! ty the moderate provision neoeaasry to maiotain tbe dignity of the eysteaa. Eoglieb economists oouid not believa that the people of Bogland were prepared to sacrifice, for tha psltry oonslderatJons presented, the benefit of a stable Governmeut, which they bo largely owed to the Royal Famliy. Mr Labouohere aubstl ■ ed r-n amendment: fo the form of an address to tho Qasen, Beating the opinion that Her Majaaty ought to provide for her graSdohiidrea oat of her present fnaona3. It was his opinion, and tbe opinion of tboae Msodated with him, that the earns already granted to the Royal Family ont of the Public Treasury were quite sufficient for all proper purposes with which tbe people had any concern. He ridiculed tbe statement that the English system was the most eoonomloal iv the woJld, and pointed to the nation across the water, which paid Its President a yoarly a aUry of £ 10,000, as agaiatt £700,000 which the Qieen and her family already coat the people of Bog'and year >y. It might become uecei■ary to abolish the horde of useless officials now pampered m the Royal household. Whan Mr Gladstone rose (o stite h!s views, every eye was on tbe aged statesman. He ca'.d ha was averse to practising any economy whiob would result m impairing the dignity of tbe Orown. Mr Morley attributed the fsvar that had been excited by the question of Royal ' grants, to the Gav^rnmeat's »?ant of fairness. Taetr . otigiaal propiaals were | etupifylcg- fie feared he wuu d have to i sir tin the pkdgee given by him to the extr&vegatt gratis of former reigns furnished no excuse fo? a repetition of them no<r. He conld not euppcrt Mr LibOQchere's address. Mr Morley said be desired to uphold the good formß and tradition} of Ppriiamect, end on Monday would move aa ameadraoat 6xiog the whole qcestioa In the broadest possible form. Mr Br&dlaogh adjourned th 9 debate. When it wa3 rtsamed on Ja!y 26 ho ■aid the opponents of grants were greatly mlsunderetooi if they were credited with personal d'Bcomte&y to tha Royal Family. ! Taey cartaioly meant no euch thing, but they h«d an undoubted right to oppose the demands of the Grown en fiaauctal qceatione. The present Hoyal Family, he said, had never surrendered a fartbiog to the country. " Ihe First Lord of the Treasury," continued Me Bradlaugb, " denied that the sivloga of the Qaeen were over three million ponnds, bat he declined to teil what the figarcs really were. Ib it cot right, when Royal dependents coma to na for moro money, that we should be given facts to enable as to judge whtrher it Is needed or not!" loidß. Cbnrchill followed Mr Bradlaugh. He defended the Government demands. After coneideEftbla debate Mr La* bonohere'a amandment waa rejected by a rote of 398 to 116.

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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2202, 17 August 1889

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