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London, July 7. Imports for June show an increase of £3,596,000, and the exports £2,836,000, as compared with the same month last year. Miss Amy Sherwin gave her first concert m the presence of the Princess of "Wales, and a brilliant patronage. The concert was a success. The "World" suggests that Mr Cecil Raikes should be appointed Governor of New South Wales. , The Panama Gorernment of the Republic of Columbia has agreed to the request of the liquidaters of the Panama Canal Company to extend the time, as the liquidators believe the necessary capital to continue, operations may be'obtained on an international basis. The terms of the International Tariff Convention makes Victoria and New South Wales responsible for 3106 francs annually, New Zealand for 2485, and Western Australia and Tasmania 621 each. Should the colony of Queensland elect to join it will become responsible for the same amount as New Zealand. The body of a girl twelve years of age has been discovered violated and mutilated much m the same style as , the former victims attributed to "Jack the Ripper." The British North Borneo Company has taken over Labuan, an island and British colony situated m a bay on the north-west coast of Borneo. [Labuan is an island of the Eastern Archipelago, off the north-west coast of Borneo. It is ten miles long and five miles broad, and possesses excellent beds of coal. It was taken possession of by the British m 1846, and forms a valuable naval station. Population about 5000.] Sofia, July 7. Owing to the menacing attitude of the friends of the late Major Panitza, M, Stambouloff has left the city.

St. Petersburg, July 7. Colonel Martinovio, cousin of the Grand Duke Nicholas, and Commander of the Body Guard, has been killed at Cettinje, m the market place. The deed is attributed to private vengeance, and the people lynched the murderer. Pekin, July 8. The Chinese Government are thinking of borrowing thirty million taels m American silver for the purpose of constructing a railway to Manchuria, an extensive region situated m the North-eastern portion of the Empire.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890

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