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HOME AND FOREIGN; i: * «&. [PBRPBBSS ASSOCIATION.] h % ':uW London, March 31. Captain H, Lionel Pilkington, - of the 21st Hussars, has been appointed 'Commandant at Perth. The Moss Bay. Hematite, Iron and Steel Company, limited, Workington, Comberland, has suspended operations. L'.TrJ^tJ Sir Graham Berrydenies the statement ', that a Victorian loan of two millions wiling be placed on the market shortly. The question of emigration to Australia remains, unsettled, pending the consent of the Colonial Governments to the proposed scheme. The returns for the year show'the" ~fc revenue to have been £89,304,000. This is exclusive of £5,085,000, transferred 1 Ipcalffe f taxation. - v " -; -' ■''"«**»& Sir James Fergusson, Political"Secret 1" tary of the Foreign Office; replying &> a .1. question in the House of Commons, stated t^J that the Government were parleying rwith'l the Chinese Government over the Sikkim :-£<? difficulty. In the House of Commons to-day r , Mx, Cecil Raikes, Postmaster-General, reftf* ing to a question, said 1 that differential rates with the colonies were possible without the consent of the Postal Union, but -& not to the extent of initiating penny *vw postage. - ' • ; r, ; nT.'ijTl The Right Rev Edward Parry, I);J>.%nzt Suffragan Bishop of Dover, is in a critical state of health. The right rev. gentlemam who is sixty years of age, was injured by the upsetting of his Bath chair, and in St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday the Arch- * bishop of Canterbury, who conducted thfe service, offered prayer for his redoveryl X Brussels, March 31. The work of excavating the ship canal from here to Antwerp has been begun. Washington, April X The revised Republican:. Tariff I Bill effects a reduction in the^ revenue^ o£ 46,000,000d01, and imposes 15 per, cent, ad valorem duty on hides. ' • WjLrsaw, April 1. The result of the enquiry into the recent baby farming scandal is that the murderess of seventy-five infants has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment. rf^

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890