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HOME AND FOREIGN.

[PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.]

London, July 12 to 18. Peter Jackson, pugilist, leaves for Australia on th» 26th. , „ . Mr Dwicl Pugh, M.P. for East' Carmarthen, is dead. Telephones have been extended from London to Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham. Viscount Wolseley will be appointed Commander of the Forces m Ireland. It is, believed that France will abandon her rights m Newfoundland for pecuniary and territorial compen-, sation. Private telegrams from Chili report that a state of anarchy and bloodshed continues there. Burkes bottling business is being converted into a company with a capital of £800,000. Mr Gladstone is recovering his health. The Chamber of Commerce has petitioned the House of Lords to reject the Directors' Liability Bill until the measure has been further considered. The Earl of Rosebery has resigned bis position as Chairman of the London County Council. It is considered certain that Sir John Lubbock, the Vice-Chairman, will be appointed to succeed him. Mr J. C. Williamson, of the firm Williamson, Garner, and Muagrove, is negotiating with Sarah Bernhardt for an Australian tour. Mr R. J. Jeffray, Managing Director of the Union Mortgage and Agency Company of Australia,' undertakes the management of the Assets Company formed to take over the globo assets of the Bank of New Zealand. Lord Salisbury is negotiating with France for the recognition of the English protectorate of the Zanzibar coast. He will probably admit the French rights from Lake Tchad to Algeria.) The Heligoland Cession Bill has passed the House of Lords. The Bishop of Limerick, replying to Mr Dillon's brutal attack m the House of Commons, retorts that Dillon has been collecting ostensibly for the relief of evicted tenants, while he and his party still occupied safe and profitable employment, and that the attack was provoked, because the exposure of their conduct closed the pockets of sympathisers. - The Hoogley, from Sydney, sighted the Carmelite, from Sydney, burning, at the end of February. After five days' struggle the crew were transferred to the Hoogley, which suffered m a cyclone. From want of food and water several deaths occurred, and the crew were unable to work. When the, Inniskillen Fusiliers were landing from the train at Portsmouth to coerce the mutinous Grenadier Guards, they sang " God save Ireland," and cheered the Guards. The Yorkshire regiment immediately replied, and the Guards were quiet. The justice of the men's complaints are partly admitted. . The Yorkshire Regiment has returned to Portsmouth, leaving a small party to assist the Guards m their duties. The opening of the Mining Exhibition has been postponed until the 28th inst. ' '''.''''''' ;'•'• ' : The Duke of Fife being unable to open the Mining Exhibition, the Mar^ guis of Salisbury will be asked to per^ form the ceremony, and colonists generally are ' dissatisfied at the opening date being postponed, The New South Wales court will, however, be opened unofficially on the 17th. That, colony has a grand show, comprising nearly half of the Exhibition, and its timber exhibit is also very attractive. South Australia has a good display, while that of Victoria, Tasmania, and New Zealand is only fair. Mr H. M. Stanley had a very serious attack of gastritis two days before his marriage with Miss Dorothy Tennanfc, but was able to attend the ceremony m Westminster Abbey, though he was m a very weak state. The officiating clergymen at the ceremony were the Bishop, of Ripon, the Master of the Temple, and the Dean of Westminister. Among those present were the Prince of Wales, Mr Gladstone, leaders of society, art, and literature. The abbeywas crowded with the public. All the members of the Emm Bey Relief Committee were present. Stanley, who was very unwell, appeared, supported by a stick. King Leopold's representative acted as Stanley's best man, and Stanley's African companions as groomsmen. The spectacle was most brilliant one, and the jaresents ■were both numerous and valuable. Stanley is slowly reobvering. Sir Vernon Harcourt advises the Liberals to assist ,m bringing th© session to an early close. Mr W. H. Smith announced that ;the procedure proposals of the Government would be abandoned, and the present session would close m- August, after passing Supply, the Bill for providing for housing the working classes, Police Bill, the Bill ceding Heligoland,/ to Germany, the Census Bill, and Local Taxation Bill. It was proposed that the new session should'meet m November, when the Irish Land Purchase Bill and Tithes Bill Vill be considered. ■ '• Washington, July 12 and 15. The Silver Bill provides lor the purchase of four and a half million ounce* of silver monthly. J The Silver Bill as^ agreed to by the Conference, has passed the Senate, i Halifax, (Nova Scotia), July 12. ( By the collapse of a wharf at Dartmouth, on the eastern side of the harbor, a hundred persons were immersed, many of whom were drowned. New York, July 12. A serious explosion took place on board an oil steamer at Chicago, and fifteen persons were killed. Paris, July 15. An insane chemist fired a blank cartridge at President Carnot to-day. Berlin, July 15- ■ Germany is unlikely to ratify the Sugar Convention before August Ist. » Guatemala, July 15. The State of San Salvador h«

massed 20,000 troops on the Guatemala frontier. Cairo, July 15. The principal Soudan tribes have revolted against the rnle of the Mahdi. Capetown, July 12. Sir John Gordon Sprigg, Premier, has resigned m consequence of the South African Railway Bill having been defeated, and Mr Cecil Rhodes has been summoned to form a Ministry. Buenos Aykes, July 12. The financial crisis m the Argentine Republic and State of Uruguay is less acute. Gold has exceeded a premium of 300. Dr. Celman, President of the Argentine Republic, fearing a revolu- j tion has withdrawn his forced currency proposal. GoTernmentis endeaAorihy to negotiate a loan with England.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890

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