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TELEGRAPHIC HOME AND FOREIGN.

[per press association.]

London, July 15 to 21. The Grenadier Guards have been ordered to proceed to the Cape, and sailed on Tuesday. It is reported on Exchange that ■ South Australia will not require a loan until next year. At the wool sales crossbreds were dear, but other sorts unchanged. In the House of Commons on Monday Rear-Admiral Colomb will ask Baron De Worms whether Government propose to consult with Canada and the Australian colonies in connection with the establishing of a Pacific cable. After the strong protest made by the Marquis of Salisbury in May last, Mr J. G. Blame, United States Secretary of State, reversed the policy pursued with regard to Behring Straits two years ago. "Friction has now arisen between Mr Blame and the President over the Behring dispute, and it is probable that the former will resign office. A report circulated that the Brenuan torpedo was useless is premature. The Grenadier Guards, under the command of Colonel Eaton, have embarked under sealed orders. It is believed their destination is either the West Indies or Cyprus. The Committee on colonial defence have generally approved of MajorGeneral Edwards' report, but advocate the fortification of Glenelg and Port Darwin. During a storm the pinnacle of the House of Lords was struck by lightning and part of the masonry was detached. Justice Granthain had a narrow escape from the falling debris. Lord Roseberry, in the course of a sj;r"cb, took occasion to refer to the eesaion of Heligoland to Germany, remarking that the action of England would dishearten the British people throughout the world. The conditions of the SlavinMcAuliffe fight have been agreed upon. The men are to fight thirty rounds with four-ounce gloves, and the winner is to receive £700, and the loser £100. Each party is to be allowed £200 for expenses. The certificate of the captain of the s.s. XJmbilo, which collided with the barque Ethel in the English channel, has been suspended for three months. It is hoped the Agents-General will assist in getting a Silver Coinage Act passed in the colonies. Mr J. E. Saville has leased his racehorse Chicago for two years. Viscount Dunlo has returned to London from Australia. The Marquis of Lothian has finally refused the Governorship of New South The Hon. Edward .Stanhope, Secretory for War in the House of Compons, said the officers of the Calliope

would be promoted for their conduct in the Sarnoan hurricane, but it would be impossible to specially reward them. Sir Daniel Cooper's Dorcas won the Princess of "Wales Cup. The Colonial Courts of Admiralty Bill has passed the House of Commons. The Scotch Court of Session having sanctioned the action of the Assets Company, the allotment of the latter for proportionate amounts of New Zealand and Australian Land Company's stocks will be issued in a' month. Gardiner, of Cambridge University, won the Wingfield sculls. A new rifle using liquified carbonic acid gas instead of gunpowder has been tested. It is noiseless and smokeless. The Hon Edward Stanhope, Secretai-y of the War Department, was much impressed with the weapon. The Hessian fly is injuring crops at Lincoln. The Duke of Clarence, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, has been confined to bed for several "days. A European Conference will probably be convened to protest against the American Tariff Bill. Zanzibar, July 21. Emm Pasha authorised Dr Peters to recover his stores of ivory at Wadelai. Paris, July 19. A mother murdered her six children by means of charcoal and attempted suicide. She recovered. Dhuleep Singh is suffering from paralysis in this city. He has forwarded a petition to Queen Victoria asking pardon. An agitation was commenced in France against McKinley's Tariff' Bill. One member of the Chamber of Deputies proposes a general European commercial campaign against America. The Superior Council of Agriculture has recommended an increase of the French tariff", including the duty on wheat, flour, and oats. Buenos Ayiies, July 17. The President of the Argentine Republic advises the issue of six million dollars fractional currency. Pretoria, July 17. A great alarm is felt among the Boers at the jury acquitting Brekshers, charged with mobbing PesidentKruger. Morocco, July 17. The rebels were surprised and crushirigly defeated at Mount Taquriot by an army commanded by a son of the Sultan. Fifty of the hitter's officers were captured and burnt alive. Buenos Ayees, July 19. The merchants at Monte Viedo and foreign bankers refuse to accept forced currency for gold payment. The Garrison at Buenos Ayres are placed under arms, the people fearing a political distui'bance. Gold has now reached a premium of two hundred. The military forces have been reinforced, and the garrison kept under arms nightly. The State of Uruguay is negotiating for a loan in London. It is reported that a plot has been discovered having for its purpose the overthrow of the Government of the Argentine Republic. New Youk, July 19. An explosion wrecked and burned the Central office of the Western Union , Telegraph. Many narrow escapes from death are reported. A terrific rain storm has been experienced in the Western States. Many deaths are reported from heat and lightning. Cairo, July 19. News has reached here that an engagement has taken place between El Senoussi and the Mahdi in which the former was defeated. Constantinople, July 14 to 20. Intelligence has been received that a number of Armenian peasants were burnt for refusing to pay taxes. The damage by fire is estimated at a million sterling. The Porte ha 3 conceded the demands of Bulgaria.

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TELEGRAPHIC HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2471, 22 July 1890

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