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HOME AND FOREIGN.

[per press association.] London, August 6 to 8. A silver corner is being established m England. The Grenadier Guards have arrived safely at Bermudas. Two first-class torpedo boats will be sent to strengthen the British fleet on the American station. The official liquidators of the Panama Canal Company estimate the value of the assets at £640,000. In the course of an interview Shrewsbury, the well known Notts cricketer, expressed the opinion that it is useless to take another cricketing team to Australia next season, and that English visits were overdone. Benzon, the Jubilee Plunger, has agreed to pay his creditors 5s m theJß. It is now asserted that there is no intention of molesting the Jews m Russia. One hundred thousand men at Cardiff have gone out on strike. Owing to the strike of Cardiff colliers the price of all coal is rapidly advancing Traffic on the Cardiff Railway hai ceased, and postal services are paralised. By the strike m South Wales 1500 railway hands and. 30,000 miners are thrown out of -work. The leaders of the agitation and Secretary of the Railway Company have arranged that a month's work shall consist of 240 hours, and that overtime be paid after fifteen hours, on one day. It is expected that the Directors of the Company and the men will ratify the agreement. The transferring of th« administration of Heligoland from Great Britain to Germany will take place on Sunday, when the Emperor William will land on the island m the presence of. the German fleet. The ceremony is expected to be very imposing. The French Press express satisfaction at the agreement arrived at between France and England m respect to the territory m North and Central Africa. England is to retain a protectorate orer the Sokato and Bornu States. The Marquis of Salisbury having threatened to send warships to Guatemala if the British debt fund was diverted, the Government of that State has refrained from carrying out its proposals. BtfENOS Atres, August 8. The populace are jubilant at th» resignation of. Dr. Ceiman, and the state of siege has been raised. Dr. Pellegrini, the new President, has succeeded m the formation of a new Cabinet. Premium on gold has receded to 142.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2487, 9 August 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2487, 9 August 1890

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