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HOME AND" FOREIGN. [per press association J London, July 9 and 10. Mr Parnell, in giving evidence before the Colonising Committee, advocated immigration and subsidising of fisheries in Ireland. Potato blight has made its appearance in Ireland. A deputation waited on Lord Salisbury to present a protest, signed by members of the House of Commons against the African agreement. * The 'Premier, in his reply, maintained a reticent tone. A Committee has been formed in London to work the amalgamated Australian frozen meat trade. The Agents-General are urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to give an early answer to the request of the colonies that the Imperial Government should contribute to the cable subsidy, and share the guarantee. Considerable excitement was caused at Portsmouth by the ordering of the Inniskillen Fusilliers to London. The order was, however, countermanded. The authorities admit the Grenadiers who mutinied were overworked. Lord Salisbury, referring to the matter in the House of Lords, said it was unimportant and accidental. The Hon E. Stanhope, Secretary for War, is enquiring into the outbreak. A Mr Weston is charged with forging the name of Wertheimer to a cheque endorsed by Lady Dunlo. Capetown, July 9. The South African Railway Bill' has been defeated, and it is expected that the Government will either resign or appeal to the country. Sofia, July 9 and 10. It is reported that Prince Ferdinand was desirous of abdicating after the discovery of the Panitza conspiracy, but Stambouloff dissuaded him. A girl fired a shot at M. Stambouloff, the Premier, to-day, but fortunately without hitting him. Buda Pesth, July 10. A severe storm has destroyed the crops covering two thousand square miles in Galicia, and two million people are threatened with famine. Buenos Ayres, July 9. Uruguay State has decreed a forced currency of notes of the National Bank for six months. The financial crisis continues here, and also at Monte Video. Dr. Cel-^ man, President of the Argentine Republic, will ask the House of Deputies to authorise the issue of a hundred million dollars worth of notes. Brussels, July 10. The advance of a million sterling by the Belgian Government for the purohase of the Congo Free State i« made conditionally that after the expiration of ten years Belgium shall be at liberty to annex the Congo, and that King Leopold 11., under whose sovereignty individually the Congo Free State was placed by the vote of the Belgium Legislature, bequeaths his rights to Belgium, unless it is decided during his lifetime to annex.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2464, 11 July 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2464, 11 July 1890