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London, July 24. The employers have conceded the demands of the dockers the men have resumed work. The amount already subscribed m aid of the of the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava exceeds £4000. Mr J. C. Williamson, of Melbourne, offered Mr and Mrs Kendall £6000 for an Australian tour. The offer, however, was declined on the ground that a provincial tour pays better. The Bank of New Zealand will receive its debentures and shares m the New Zealand Estates Company m entirety. Mr Sandford Fleming, a Director of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, m a letter to the "Pall Mall Gazette," states that it would be useless to grant a subsidy or guarantee for laying of the Pacific cables if th« colonies agree to give a guarantee to the Eastern Extension Cable Company. In the House of Commons Sir James Ferguson moved the second reading of the Anglo-German Agreement Bill. In the course of the debate Mr Gladstone gave the Marquis of Salisbury unqualified credit for the spirit m which he had negotiated the agreement, which he thought would be generally beneficial. He declined to discuss the cession of Heligoland, because it infringed the Royal prerogative. By asking the sanction of Parliament to the cession, Government denied that the action was unconstitutional though they admitted it was a departure frojn the previous practice. The debate was adjourned. London, July 25. Debentures of the New Zealand Estates Company are quoted at 2 per cent, premium. Belgrade, July 25. On his visit to the camp at Nisli King Milan took an oath declaring that he would not foment rebellion.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2475, 26 July 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2475, 26 July 1890

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