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London, May 1 and 2. New Souili Wales has .applied for fifteen thousand feet of space at the Mining exhibition. At the wool sales prices are unchanged, but the tone of the market is improving, Merino sheepskins are a farthing, and crossbred sheepskins a halfpenny below the prices ruling at the March sales. • Speaking in the House of Commons the. Marquis of, Hartington declared that 4and purchase in Ireland must precede local government. '■ Arrangements are being made to present Canon Saumarez William Smith, who has been elected Bishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia, with a large testimonial. He will probably be ordained in Westminster Abbey on June 24th. Replying to a debate on the Irish 1 Land Purchase Bill in the House of Commons, Mr Balfour said, in referr ence to the suggestion that the pur r chase of land should be placed under the control of County Councils, /that' it would be a rash and dangerous principle to adopt at present, and one most likely to thwart, the' purchase scheme. He was not opposed to Mr Parnell-s. scheme, providing it was made subordinate to' the Government plan. On a division being taken, the Bill -was read a second time by 348 to 268. -.-',.■■. Berlin,' May 1. Germany has now assented to the conversion of the Turkish debt. „; Madrid, May 1. The' Senate , has , approved of the Bill conferring universal suffrage. ' Washington, May 2.; The House of Representatives has pensioned, four hundred and fifty thousand of those who took part in the war, thus absorbing the balance of tha national surplus.

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TELEGRAPHIC. HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC. HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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