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London, June 10. Mr Raikes is making preparations for giving effect to the reduction to 2£d in ocean postage rates.. The postal officials have entered a protest against the abolition of the special trains to convey the Brindisi mails.

The "Globe" says that the hulls of the Australian cruisers require strengthening in order to withstand; the shock of the. continuous quickfiring guns with whicn they are armed. . In the House of Commons to-day Mr Dillon's motion censuring the Government for their conduct in connection with the recent meetings at Tipperary and Cashel was rejected by a large, majority. Mr Goschen, Chancellor of %\\a Exchequer, in reply to a question put by Mr W. Summers, member for Huddersfield, in the House of Commons totday, stated that the Government do not think it desirable to purchase the Eastern Extension Company's cables, for they doubted whether they could adopt a cheaper tariff than that now charged by the Company.

Berlin, June 11., The Emperor William refuses to prosecute Prince Bismarck for divulging State secrets.

General Yon Caprivi has declared that as the Provinces of Alsace and Lorraine have not advanced since their incorporation with the German Empire the passport system must continue.

Brussels, June 10. Through an accident on a switchback railway at Antwerp two persons were killed and seven injured.

New York, June 10. The Variety Theatre at Brooklyn has been destroyed by fire. Fifteen racehorses and seven grooms were killed in a collision which occurred on the Wabash railway, Missouri.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2439, 12 June 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2439, 12 June 1890

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