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[per press association.]

London, July 30 to 31. The Dockers' Union now numbers 50,000, with an income of £500 a week. The Cardiff dock trimmers and tippers have struck for higher wages and shorter hours.

The dismissed postmen request the Union to dissolve, having shown itself powerless to assist them.

Lord Erne and Colonel Saunderson refuse to be included m the deputation of Unionists to visit the colonies, and Mr Abigial is inviting others to take their places.

The " Pall Mall Gazette " appeals for funds to enable Mr John Burns w continue acting as London County Councillor.

Lord Cross promised, m answer to a question, to consult the Viceroy of India as to the suppression of the opium traffic m India.

Portugal has deposited £28,000 on account of damages for interference frith the Delagoa Bay Railway.

Jones, Trott and Walters stre regarded as the failures of the Australian Eleven. The pecuniary results of the tour have so far been excellent.

It is asserted that the cost oli labor at the East and West India Docks has increased £70,000 this year, owing to the increase of wages compelled by the strike, while the efficiency of the laborers has decreased. Sir W. F. Robinson will issue writs for the elections m Western Australia immediately upon his arrival m Perth. While the elections are proceeding he wiU visit Adelaide and Melbourne. Sir William expects the Constitution will be m full working order before January. It is rumored that the Cable Companies with which Sir J. Pender is oonnected are considering the advisability of laying a Pacific cable themselves. The Imperial Institute will be formally opened next May. It is reported that tW Q U oon, m the course of a conversation with the Duke of Fife, expressed a hope that penny postage tvould be established throughout the empire during her reign. i Members of the Birkenhead conI gregation have presented Bishop Saumarez Smith with a purse of 750 sovereigns, previous to his departure for New South Wales. A Select Committee of the Etouse of Commons on merchandise marks recommends calling an International Convention on the subject, and opposes the compulsory marking of all goods to indicate their origin as injurious to trade. BbuSvSßLs, July 31. The Belgian Parliament is passing the Congo Bill. Erzekoum, July 31. A state of siege has been proclaimed m this city. , Toronto, July 31. A sculling match is' being arranged between Gaudaur and Hanlan.

Berlin, July 30. The Emperor visits Heligoland after his trip to England.

Bismarck asserts that a bloody cataclysm is impending m Germany m the near future, owing to the spread of Socialism.

St Petersburg, July 31. Queen Natalie intends to take up her residence m Russia and invoke the aid of the Czar to crush Prince Milan.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2480, 1 August 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2480, 1 August 1890

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