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HOME AND FOREIGN. [pee pkjgss association.] London, July 1 and 2. The wife and four daughters of Mr James, O'Connor, of United Ireland, died from eating poisonous mussels. The homeward mails via Brindisi had a narrow escape of being lost m an avalanche which overwhelmed the line at Bussoleno. The line was also washed away at Osere, and the passengers experienced much discomfort. The Directors of the Bank of New Zealand are studying Mr Hean's report, and will probably came to a decision m a week. The gasmen out on strike at Leeds defeated the police, and prevented five hundred blacklegs from entering the works. The soldiery charged the gas rioters and injured many of them. Many soldiers and policemen and one magistrate were stoned and seriously injured while protecting the blacklegs. The East African agreement between Germany and England has been signed. London, July 3. It is hoped that the New Zealand Shipping Company will be able to pay a dividend of 6 percent, m September. The following is the result of the election for Barrow:—-Duncan, Badical, 1994; Wainwright, Unionist, 1862; W. S. Came, Unionist, 1208. H.M.S. Pallas has been launched at Portsmouth, and the ceremony of christening the vessel was performed by the daughter of Sir John Gorst. The Western Australian Land Company's prospectus, with a capital of half a million, will be issued shortly. All the Powers have signed the Anti-Slavery Act drawn up by the Brussels Conference, except Holland, which will be allowed six months' grace. Mr Raikes, Postmaster-General, is uncertain as to the date upon which ' the 2Jd ocean postage rate will come] into force. Nine thousand visitors, including the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, attended a conversazione at South Kensington m celebration of the penny postage Jubilee. Congratulations were received from all parts of the world. The Premier of Newfoundland has arrived m London. He asserts the color^ is thoroughly loyal, and the fishermen are not excited or likely to be provoked m attacking tlie French. He denied that the people are arming or that any serious trouble may be expected. He expressed his conviction that the difficulty may soon be arranged. Belgrade. July 3. The Servian Consul at Pristina has been murdered.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2458, 4 July 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2458, 4 July 1890