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London, July 23fc024. At the wool sales prices were unchanged. Middle sorts and greasy merinos, especially those from New Zealand, were the weakest classes.. '■ ! Latest reports are'that Sir Robert G. C. Hamilton, Governor of Tasmania, will receive the appointment as Governor of New Zealand, the Earl of Onslow succeeding Lord Carrington in' New South Wales. ;. r The New Zealand Estates Company was issued to-day. The capital is; £2,000,000, consisting of 75,000 six 1! per cent cumulative preference' shares and 125,000 ordinary shares, both { being «£lO shares, ' Fifteen thousand j

preference shares are unissued, and the balance of preference' shares and all ordinary shares, with a million and halt' pounds worth of debentures, will be allotted to the Bank of New Zealand for the globo assets, which were originally valued at four and quarter million pounds. Mr D. Hearn m his report states that properties will probably realise considerably beyond £3,108,000. The Assets Company will assume possession o£ the properties on August sth. In the Court to-day Viscount Dunlo deposed that he knew nothing against his wife beyond the statements made to him by Robinson and the Messrs Lewis. He admits that his wife begged to be allowed to accompany him on his visit to Australia, and that he made no provision for her support. Letters from both display continued affection, and after swearing his affidavit charging her with adultery, Viscount Dunlo wrote to his wife, expressing disbelief m the charge. Sergeant Logan, of Adelaide, won a prize m the Corporation of London contest-at Bisley.: , ■ .■? : '; Mr. F. Abigail, M.L.A. of New South Wales, is hopeful of success of his scheme for' a Union; Mission tol Australia. Colonel Saunderson and 1 the Earl of Erne will be included m the deputation, and Dr Kane has at-; ready signified his willingness to accompany the mission. : The Western Australian Constitution has been proclaimed. l It has been determined to hold the elections at the end of October, and the new Parliament will meet at the end of November. It is predicted that Mr S. H, Parkes will be selected the first Premier jinder the new constitution of Western Australia. A petition is m course of signature for the commutation of penalties passed on the ringleaders m the Grenadier mutiny. St. James' Hall was crowded torday to hear a discussion on the eight hours' question between rMr Hyndman, the Socialist, and Mr Bradlaugh, M.P. for Northampton. Hyndman was the first to speak, arguing that coinpulspry eight hours as a day's labor was a valuable palliative to prevent industrial anarchy, and that all European workers desired a similar boon. Mr Bradlaugh contended that a compulsory law on the subject would be fatal to many industries, and Conciliation Committees, consisting of delegates from employers and employed could settle the question best. He considered that the national industries had never been conducted under better sanitary conditions than at present. No vote was.taken at the meeting, but Hyndman obtained be best hearing. The aieeting appeared equally divided. St. Petersburg, July 23. : Russia is exporting silver m larg« quantities. Guatemala, July 22. Guatemala is desirous that Bah Salvador should join the federation of the Central American States. In the recent battle with the troops of San Salvador,, 200 of the Guatemalas were killed. The States of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala have allied to reestablish order m San Salvador. Monte Video, July 23. The Customs duties of Uruguay will probably be raised 10 per cent., payable m gold for the redemption of the paper. ; Paris] July 23. It is reported m the city that the British Government" will consent to the frontiers of the, Anglo-French possession m West Africa being rectified from the Gambia to the Niger and inland as far as Lake Tchad.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2474, 25 July 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2474, 25 July 1890

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