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HOME AND FOREIGN. [per press association.] London, May 2 and 3. Prince Albert Victor has returned from his visit to India. ' ' The, Duke of Edinburgh opened the Edinburgh", Exhibition. During her stay;- in the city the Duchess'jewels were from the hotel. Mr-Goschen states that he has not sufficient time to consider a' Bill providing for the investment of trust funds in colonial [securities. Government is willing to fix the date,of England's evacuation of Egypt provided the Great Powers admit her permanent right to intervene in case of any internal danger; : /In. the .House of Commons Mr (Cameron's Bill for the disestablishment of theiChurch in Scotland was rejected by ai',majority of thirty-eight., Mr Gladstone Supported the measure. Otirthe motion for the second reading (jf, .the \lrish Land Purchase Bill the Marquis ■ of. Hartington voted with the Government. Mr John Morley attacked the.^ measure., Lord Randolph Churchill did not vote. , " in'the House, of Commons Mr Stanhope) Secretary of §tate for the War Depar^men^,promised to consider the question, of granting, relief to the.destitute survivors of the famous Charge of the Light Brigade; '•'.'■'['> The " Economist" condemns the graduated Land Tax proposed by Dr Cockburn, Premier of South Australia as vicious arid crude, and states that its, adoption;.will irretrievably damage the credit of the colony even worse than, v year's drought. In the case of Land Companies it considers the tax would lead to almost wholesale confiscation. I A Government scheme for paying compensation to publicans whose licenses have been taken away has been published. Mr Gladstone is reticent on. the matter, but it is evident that .the'liberals;will utilise the proposal to damage 'thaicause" of:>th'e Unionists.Sir Wilfred Lawson and Mr W. S. Came are organising opposition to' the proposals. St Petersburg, May 2.■'' The Czar has ordered an enquiry to be made into, the alleged atrocitiescommitted on prisoners at Siberia, and the Grand Duke Alexis will make an inspection of Siberian prisons, in company with an American journalist.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2421, 5 May 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2421, 5 May 1890