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(Received June 25, at noon.) AFTER DINNER SPEECHES. , London, June 24. At the annual dinner of Queenslanders the Chairman said the prohibition of colored labor in the Colony was killing the sugar industry, and the result was a demand for separation. Sir G. Bowen said the deliberate judgment of the people must Settle the question of separation. The success of Australasian federation would advance the cause of Imperial Federation, and the next generation would demand representation in' the' Imperial Council, with equivalent financial responsibilities.;,, One speaker said the scant attention given to Queensland affairs at Home-was the. cause of dissatisfaction. The cession of Heligoland, like that of Eastern I New Guinea, showed how England advanced her own interest, regardless of the Colonies. He also condemned the black looks cast on Queensland statesmen for daring to object to a certain Governor. ; (Received' June 25, 12.15 p.m.) WOOL SALES. The third series of wool sales opened | to-day, thirteen thousand bales being catalogued.,,; A fair selection was [offered, one-third being New Zealand. There was a good attendance of buyers. Merinos averaged 10 and crossbreds 1 5 per cent below May closing rates. Bradford irade is depressed, and American demands poor.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2450, 25 June 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2450, 25 June 1890

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