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London, July 29 to 30. In reply to a question, Sir J. Fergu-, son said Sir John Thurston's report on affairs m Tonga had not yet been received. Potato blight has appeared m Armagh. Mr Streeter, a well-known jeweller, has purchased half a million acres of land at Roebuck Bay, Western Australia. The Anglo-French agreement upon African boundaries will be signed on Monday. The forecast already telegraphed is correct. In reply to a question Baron de Worms said it would be impossible to punish offenders unless Government was furnished with the names of the vessels and the date of alleged cruelties to Kanakas. Mr Goschen said Government was not prepared to use public funds for the purpose of providing fr»e education above standards that are compulsory by law. Messrs Dillon and O'Brien intend to go on a stumping tour through America. They are indignant at the allegation that the Irish are disgusted with Parnell's leadership.

Viscount Dunlo denied the statement that he and two others tossed up for Belle Bilton. It is considered improbable that any radical evidence will be forthcoming to convict the respondent of improper relations with Wertheimer.

Owing to fine weather, the prospects of the harvest are improving ; but the yield of the corn crops will probably be five per cent below the average. The Hessian fly has caused some slight damage m four counties^ but m Perthshire it has been very destructive.

Lord Knutsford and the Earl of Jersey will inspect the Mining Exhibition on Thursday, under the guidance of Sir S. Samuel, Agent-General for New South Wales.

In answer to representations of the New Zealand Government, conveyed through Sir Francis Dillon Bell, the Treasury states it is tired of losing £16,000 a year over the San Francisco mail service, and is unwilling to define its future attitude until New Zealand decides definitely whether it intends to maintain the service or not. Guatemala, July 29. The San, Salvador troops have capj tured several towns. It is expected President Barillas will resign, and peace will be brought about. Costa Rica and Nicaragua have abandoned Guatemala. 1 New York, July 29. It is asserted that San Salvador was Tictorious m eleven engagements. A dynamiter named Thos. Moorrey , has been drowned at Rockaway, a seaside resort near New York. Constantinople, .July 30. Four hundred persons have been arrested for assaulting the Patriarjh, and several were killed. The city is greatly agitated. It is believed the rioters meant to attack the Sultan's palace. Berlin, July 30. General von Caprivi has published a ! memorandum explaining the reasons I why Germany is satisfied with the African settlement. It would be im- \ possible, he says, to entertain a thought of going to war with England because of a colonial dispute.

St. . Petersburg,- July 30. Edicts.against Russian Jews declare that they must reside m large towns only, and forbids them owning any farming land. Ten thousand have been expelled from Tillages and rendered homeless. It is intended to enforce the law compelling Jews to reside m sixteen counties only. Artisans, miners, farmers, and professionals will all be ruined if the edicts are pressed. It is estimated a million will be expelled from their present homes, and it is believed the object is to drive all the Jews into overcrowded towns, where they will be decimated by starvation and disease.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2479, 31 July 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2479, 31 July 1890

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