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HOME AmD FOREIGN. [per press association.] London, July 5 to 7. The War Office is appointing an Advisory Council of the Promotion Board. • The Governorship of New South Wales will not be offered to Lord Balfour, as it is improbable he would accept it. It is hoped Mr Goschen will allocate that portion of the licensing fund now released to the cable guarantee. Another successful trial of the Brennan torpedo has taken place. Sir J. F. Garrick, formerly AgentGeneral for Queensland, who was asked to contest a seat at the next general election, has finally decided not to come forward. An order has been made to wind up the Mortgage and Agency Company of Australasia under supervision of the Court. A protest against the African agreement is being signed by members of the House of Commons, and aLso against the rumored intention to concede the rights of the French in Madagascar in return for recognition of the arrangement with Germany. It will be presented to Lord Salisbury on Tuesday. It is understood England has admitted that France is entitled to compensation. and Portugal have agreed to invite three Swiss jurists to arbitrate on the Delagoa Railway dispute. Newl'ork, July 5. It has been finally decided that the convict Kremmler shall bo executed by electricity. Brussels, July 6. The Anti-Slavery Conference has closed its proceedings, and the Convention has been signed. Suakim, July 7. It is reported here that Osman Digna with 5000 followers has left Tokar for the Nile. Famine is still being experienced by his followers, who have been compelled to resort to cannibalism. Madrid, July 7. Cholera is spreading at Valencia. San Francisco, July 7. Information has reached here that the Hawaiian Ministry has resigned and a new Cabinet formed as follows : Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Cummins; Minister of Finance, Mr Godfrey Brown; Minister of the Interior, Mr Spencer; Attorney-General, Mr Petersen.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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