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HOME AND FOREIGN.

[per press association.] London, July 20 to 22. The medical advisers of the Duke of Clarence and Mr H. M. Stanley report that the patients are doing well. The Syndicates which were severely bitten when the last Victorian loan was floated are indignant at Mr D. Gillies, Premier of Victoria, announcing further issues. Scotland's share of the licensing fund is to be applied to local rates, that of England and Wales to County Councils, and Ireland's to education. It is announced that Sir Jas. Fergusson, Political Secretary of the Foreign Office, marries Lady Downshire. Great regret is expressed at the fact that by the Hon. J. White's death, all engagements entered into for his racehorses now at Home are declared void. . •..•':!' Mr Fox, of the "Police Gazette," will present a diamond-studded belt to the winner of the Slavin-McAuliffe fight. : Baron De Worms stated that the Government would ask Parliament 9to increase the military contribution to Crown colonies where the amount at present is inadequate. Mr Sahdford Fleming, the Canadian Engineer,, appeals to Australia and New Zealand to support the Pacific ■: cable owned by the Governments interested, when the tariff will be reduced to one quarter present rates. The delimitation of the. English and Portugese spheres m Africa is finished. Zambesi is to remain neutral. It is feared that Lord Salisbury will cede Blantyre m the Shire* district. .'Perot, July 21. The Chinese authorities are offering, obstruction to Russian exploration of Thibet. .; r * Berlin, July 21 , Major Wissman, owing to the state, of his health, has applied to be placed on the retired list. Sofia, July 20. M. Stainbouloff, the Premier, has < offered, if the Porte will sanction Prince Ferdinand's appointment to the throne of Bulgaria, to place 60,000 troops at the disposal of the Sultan m i the event of Turkey being attacked. Calcutta, July 26. A serious outbreak of Asiatic cholera has occurred m a regiment of Ghoorkas stationed at Dhamsala. The death- . rate for two days numbers forty-two. New York, July 21. Mr Purnell's mother is very ill ><■>■■; y News has been received here that \ fighting has taken place on the Guatemala frontier, between the troops of Guatemala and those of San Salvador.;/ The former suffered a defeat. St. Johns, July 21. Sir W. Whiteway has expressed his willingness to abolish the Bait Act on condition that the French withdraw the bounties on cod fisheries. Lisbon, July 21. Portugal is alarmed and irritated at • British activity m the Zambesi, and claims that the Blantyre Mission m Shire district has been allotted to/her. I I Zanzibar, May 21. >■ i Dr. Peters, who arrived here from the interior a few days ago, brought a hundred stolen cattle with him, and his followers declare that he has been ! carrying on a system of cattle raiding I ever since hjs departure into the interior, and he has been nicknamed "the ' cattle thief." Severe fighting took place with natives at Ugogo. Buenos Ayrbs> July 21. A number of officers are being arrested on suspicion of being connected with a plot to overthrow the Government. ■ The arrest of leading officers continues. The cavalry'have been detached, and are 'set off to watch the \;I infantry, who are believed to hare been tampered with. The agitation arises from, disaffection at the Presi-; „ dent*s political and. financial policy. The President promises reforms, and 1' has agreed to summon the Convention. The populace is greatly alarmed, and a, „ semi-panic has taken place on 'the local ? ; ( exchange*

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2472, 23 July 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2472, 23 July 1890

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