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HOME AND FOREIGN.

not secure a divorce, as adultery is not proved except by inference. The case was adjourned until Monday. Mannaduke Wood, a friend of petitioner, deposed that he, Lord Albert Osborne, and Viscount Dunlo tossed who should have Belle Bilton, the respondent,' and Viscount Dunlo won. Mr Stanhope, Secretary of the War Department, announced that Colonel i Maitland of the Grenadier Guards had resigned, and that his resignation had been accepted. 1 In the House of Lords the Duke of i Cambridge protested against a debate taking place on the mutiny amongst the Grenadier Guards, and said that it would be impossible to maintain discipline m the army if it was subject to Parliamentary interference. It is asserted that Russia is preparing for a coup d'etat m Bulgaria with the connivance of Prince Alexander. Sir E. W, Watkin proposes to erect at Wembley Park a tower similar to the Eiffel Tower m Paris. Mr Justice Chitty has been appointed provincial liquidator/ to wind up the New Zealand Agricultural Company. Goldsbrough and Co. issue a quarter of a million 4 per cent, debantures at a minimum of 95. ' In the House of Commons Mr Goschen, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that he hoped a Bill to establish a coinage fund and provide for a further calling m of light gold would be passed before the end of the financial year. Experiments have been m^de by the British authorities with smokeless powder. The tests have beeii satisfactory, but doubts prevail as to its durability and< power to resist climatic changes. The decision of H.R.H. tfie Prince of Wales that next to himself Cardinal Manning takes precedence on the Commission to investigate the condition of the working classes has provoked a good deal of comment. In the House of Commons Mr Dillon has given notice of a Committee to enquire into the address of Judge Harrison to a Galway jury, wherein he stated he was astonished that victims of lawlessness had not had recourse to lynch law. Replying to a question, LordKnutsford said it was difficult and undesirable to legislate m the direction of abstention from labor at Hong Kong and Singapore on Sundays, but he agreed that it sh.ould be. voluntary whether work was done or not,: as was practised m the Australian colonies. A special meeting of the Bank of New Zealand, to elect new Directors, will be held on the 26th August, and the half-yearly meeting on the 28th. The New Zealand Estates Company's debentures are quoted at a 1 premium of 3 to 3 per cent. The Bill sanctioning the AngloGerman agreement has passed its second reading by 209 to 61. Paris, July 26, Reports received here from the French authorities at Zanzibar states that the news of the English protectection over the Zanzibar coast was received with satisfaction. : It is asserted that while the English are popular there, the Germans frighten the Africans, displease the Europeans, and terrorise the Arabs. j The French Government propose to lay a telephone cable between London and Paris. In the French naval manoeuvres the ironclads forced the entrance to Cherbourg and bombarded the town, after defeating a torpedo flotilla. ■ Bktjssels, July 26. The Chamber of Deputies has approved of the convention arranged between Belgium and the Congo States. , ■ Isew'Yokk, July 26. Severe cyclones visited Lawrence, Massachusetts, shattering ninety houses. Twenty persons were killed and 100 injured. , ; Many American papers abandon pretension to the exclusive enclosure rights of the Behring fisheries. Valparaiso, July 26. A thousand of the rioters have been imprisoned, and the city is much quieter. Berlin, July 26. General yon Caprivi will accompany the Emperor on his visit to Russia. Capetown, July 26. The gold revenue of the Transvaal for the half-year ended June 30th has declined by £66,000. Guatemala, July 26 and 27. The President of San Salvador has challenged the President of Guatemala to single combat. It is reported that the San Salvadors have been driven out of Guatemala with the loss of 400 killed. The mob is m possession of the Guatemala capital. Mexico has decided to remain neutral m the present difficulty. . ■ The State of Guatemala having declared war against San Salvador, battles are imminent. Constantinople, July 26. The Porte, acceding to a Russian demand, has withdrawn the note appointing the Bulgarian Bishops, The massacre at Erzeroum was more extensive than at first supposed. Forty persons were killed, 350 wounded, while 100 are missing. Up to the present no Turks have been arrested. Poisoned fruit was sold to Christians, and the mob plundered Christian shops. Guards protected the Russian and Frenoh Consulates, but the windows of the residence of the English diplomatic agent were broken, a.i}d the Consul with his family remained hidden m a cellar for many hours. Fresh troops were called out and quelled the riot. It is asserted that some Turkish troops assisted the mob m the murder of a dozen Christians,

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London, July 26 to 28. Shippers at North-Eastern ports are engaging foreign seamen. The Earl of Jersey succeeds Lord Carrington as Governor of New South "Wales. The Earl is very rich and popular, and the Countess is a great favorite m society. The directors of the Taflrale and Rumney railways, Cardiff', Barry and Newport docks, and Swansea harbor have entered into an alliance and underwritten a bond to resist the demands of the men, The Cardiff dock laborers have already struck work. It is predicted Viscount Duulo will

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2476, 28 July 1890

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