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[per press association.] London, April 10. Owing to a fire which broke out in the bunkers of the Ashleigh Brook, a portion of her cargo of meat was damj aged. The decline in prices at the opening wool sales is attributed mainly to the large scale on which direct purchases have been conducted. The remains of the Marquis of Normanby were buried at Lythe. The Queen was represented. The Hons. Sutton (member of the Manners-Sutton family) and Athumly (sic) have been declared bankrupts. The exports for the United Kingdom for the past quarter show an increase of £2,000,000, and the imports a decrease of £785,000, as compared with the corresponding term of the | previous year. Paris, April 10. A French expedition against Dahomey is being organised. Berlin, April 10. The Emperors of Germany and Aus tria meet at Weisbaden to-morrow. Washington, April 10. The Australian ballot system is bej coming general throughout the States Athens, April 11. j A great fight has taken place at Belinos, in Crete, between the Turks j and Christians. Many were killed on «ither side. Roue, April 11. German and French newspaper cor- • respondents have been expelled from Rome for attacking the Italian finances. King Humbert and Signor Crispi, the Italian Premier, have sent a congratulatory telegram to Stanley on his arrival at Brindisi. Madrid, April 11. Anti-Carlist riots have taken place at Valencia. Barricades were thrown up in the streets, and the military had to be called out to repress the disturbance.

Zanzibar, April 11. It is announced that Emm's expedition to the interior is for the purpose of rescuing Dr Peters, reported to be starving, with his followers, at Kavirondo Bay, on the shore of Lake Victoria Nyanza. New York, April 11. It is understood that the Central American States of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and San Salvador have decided to federate, and a Diet will be summoned to elect a President in September. St. Petersburg, April 11. Russia is building a flotilla of rowing boats on the Danube, which will enable 16,000 men to be landed on the southern shore in the event of war in Bulgaria. All the students recently arrested, except eight, have been released. The Czar has .persuaded the Servian regents to allow Queen Nathalie to e4ucate the young King Alexander.

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TELEGRAPHIC. HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2399, 12 April 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC. HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2399, 12 April 1890

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