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London, August 2 to 4. Huddart Parker's new steamer, Hygenia, has accomplished twenty-three miles an hour on a trip. In the House of Commons the Local Taxation Bill has been read a third time. ; Nine competed for the Searle Memorial Gup which wa3 rowed from Putney to Barnes. In the final heat, East defeated Gorcoran and Perkins. In response to a sharp protest from the Marquis of Salisbury, the Portuguese Government has cabled to the authorities at Mozambique to punish the captors of the British steamer. The cricket match between the Australians and Lyric Club was resumed. The second innings of the latter closed for 278, and that of the Australians for 134, the Lyric Olub winning the match by 96 runs. O'Brien, for the winners, played a brilliant innings for 87, while Barrett, for the visitors, carried out his bat for 61. The "Economist" asserts it is a matter for regret that the selection of railway routes in Victoria was not submitted to a non-political Committee, and declares that Government will be compelled to increase the mileage or otherwise they will be defeated. The Privy Council refuse to accept the appeal of the Tasmania Railway Company, as it is irregular, and the Directors anticipate the appeal will now be wholly abandoned. The correspondent of the " Daily News " sends some horrible details of treatment to which prisoners in Macedonia are subjected. Succi's rival, Jacquess, has fasted for forty-two days. It is reported that Viscount Dunlo and wife have become reconciled. In the House of Commons the Speaker rebuked Sir Vernon Harcourt for accusing the Government of insolence towards the-Scotch members. The lion, member resented the Speaker's remarks, and an excited scene resulted. ; The Bristol Docks Committee has arranged with the Anglo-Australian Steam Company for a regular line of steamers to run between ATonmouth Docks and Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney. The first steamer will probably leave for the colonies about the middle of the month. The scheme has been largely supported in the West of England. At a banquet which followed the unveiling of the Porster statue on the Embankment, Lord Cranbrook eulogised the imperial character of Mr Forster's patriotism in hoping to unite Greater Britain with the Mother Country so closely that the federation would become a powerful instrument in carrying out the grand work of civilisation. Lord Knutsford, the Right Hon. G. J. Goschen, and Mr Childers were among those present. St. Petersbubg, August 2. Another plot against the Czar has been discovered among the Nihilists, and two officers of the army who were suspected of complicity committed suicide. Numerous arrests have been made both here and at Moscow. Washington, August 2. Mr W. Windom, Secretary of the Treasury, has declined to accept a proposal that the Treasury should purchase silver in minimum lots of 10,000 ounces. : , . s In the Senate the Democratic party are moving amendments to McKinley s Tariff Bill in the direction of reducing the import duties. New York, August 2. Intelligence from San Salvador states that the traitor General Riraa escaped from custody but was recaptured and shot, his body being exposed. Two ladies, bathing at Niagara, were swept over the rapids, and drowned. Mecca, August 2. The outbreak of cholera is rapidly spreading, and 100 deaths per day are reported. Sofia, August 2. There are indications that pressure is being brought to bear to compel Prince Ferdinand to resign his claim to the throne of Bulgaria. < ■, Constantinople, Auguat %. The Armenian Patriarch haa re-. i signed in consequence of the Sultan ignoring the memorials sent from Armenia, urging that assistance be given them, with a view to stopping a repetition of the recent atrocities. Buenos Ayees, August 2, The premium on gold is 230, It is expected that the friends of Dr Celman, the President, will oompel him to resign. The populace ia still excited, but order is maintained. J Zanzibar, August 2. Acting under British influence, the Sultan has forbidden the sale or exchange of slaves, and has issued orders closing the depots formerly used foi* receipt of slaves. He has also agreed that slaves may purchase their freedom.
and declares that slavery will end with the death of the present owners. The Arabs accept [the decision with jomposure.
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TELEGRAPHIC, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2482, 4 August 1890
TELEGRAPHIC Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2482, 4 August 1890
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