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London, June 7 and 8. The Duke of Orleans received an ovation on landing at Dover.

The Press consider Madame Melba has greatly improved since her last appearance. She is an immense success.

Bishop Moorhouse, speaking &t Bolton, said he had no doctrinal objection to cremation or to burying dissenters.

The second trial of the action brought by Miss Wiedman against Mr R. Walpole, heir to the Earldom of Oxford, for a breach of promise, also came to nothing. The plaintiff's counsel retired during the progress of the case. ,

Lord Wolseley has refused the position of Commander-in-Chief of India. He retires from the position of Adjutant-General in July. The " Statist" cautions holders of Broken Hill stock against sacrificing their shares.

The " Economist" considers the colonial banking returns for March are satisfactory, especially those of South Australia. Commerce appears to be sounder in Sydney than in Melbourne, where speculation has outrun production. '■" ; '; J .. .*;.-,; ' v. I

It is probable an autumn session will be held, provided the Government measures ai'e not allowed to lapse, but are taken .up at' the^ stage at which they may be left.

It is hoped arrangements will tie made to reduce the cost of cable messages signalling arrival of ships in the colonies and elsewhere.. The matter was discussed at the Telegraph Conference, ■ but it is believed the English representative opposed any reduction.

. Sir J. Pender requested an interview with the Agents-General. Sir S. Samuel and Sir ( <x. Berry attended, and Sir J. Pender asked them to officially repudiate Mr Henniker Heaton's claim to have brought about a reduction of cable rates. Government is expected 1 to communicate its decision as to contributing to, ; ( cable.- subsidy, and guarantee to the Agents-General on Monday.

Mr Abigail received a hearty reception in Ulster, and funds &,re being readily subscribed for the purpose of sending delegates to Australia to neutralise the effects of the Irish Home Rulers' visit. There is some difficulty among the Liberal Unionists in agreeing upon a selection of representatives. Probably three will be chosen, Dr Kane being one, and the others residents of Dublin and Cork.

In the House Sir J. Fergusson said it was impossible to make a further statement regarding NeAvfoundland pending the interview with the Premier, In the meanwhile French and English naval officers were combining to minimise local excitement."

Sir Gr. Campbell, in the House of Commons, suggested that the New Hebrides should be ceded to France in exchange for the Newfoundland fisheries. Sir J, Fergusson expressed a doubt whether the Australian colonies would be agreeable to such a course. Washington, June 7 and 9. . The House of Representatives has I passed the Republican Caucus^ Silver Bill by a majority of 16. . , v• . ' The House of Representatives by a majority of 24 rejected the Free Coinage of Silver Bill. Athens, June 7. A band of Albanian Ax-nauts surrounded 300 Servians in Macedonia, and massacred forty of their number, and took the rest prisoners.

The San Francisco mail closes at Asliburion on Friday next at 0,20 p.m. Money orders must be obtained not later that 3p.m,

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 10 June 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 10 June 1890

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