HOME AND FOREIGN.
[per press association.] London, August 8 to 10. The Cardifl strike has been settled, the employers having given way to the demands of the men. The Vienna correspondent of the " Times " says that thousands of Jews are leaving Russia and emigrating to Brazil and Algeria. Tcvarcij The imports of the United Kingdom for the month of July show a decrease m value of .£2,200,000, aa compared with the corresponding month m 1889. The Mayor of Limerick and several members of the Corporation have been expelled from the Irish League for refusing to support the resolution pledging confidence m John Dillon m his dispute with Bishop O'Dwyer. ; Mi Henry George has been entertained at a banquet at Ohinford, and m the course of his speech he stated that the single tax was progressing m Australia, but he found protection a strong obstacle to it. In answer to a question m the House of Commons to-day, Baron de Worms stated that the Government had received despatches from Queensland on the question of the separation of the northern portion of the colony, but considered that the present time was inopportune to come to a decision m the matter. The Army Service corps at Chatham refused to parade, and retired to barracks and locked themselves up m a storeroom. The ringleaders of the mutiny were sentencad to imprisonment for a month. The men allege that they are overworked, and an enquiry is to be made into their charges, The men engaged on the Cardiff Railway refuse to ratify the agreement come to between the leaders of the agi- | tation and the Secretary of the Railway Company that 240 hours should constitute a month's work, and that overtime be paid over fifteen hours. Her Majesty the Queen, m replying to a sympathetic farewell from the residents of Heligoland, expresses thanks for their loyal sentiments, and states she is convinced that the Emperor of Germany will promote the prosperity of the Island. ■ Heligoland was formally handed over on Sunday to Von Boetticher, and the German Secretary of State for the interior, and the English and German flags were hoisted alongside one another Mr Barcley, the Governor of Heligoland, took his departure to-day amid great enthusiam, extreme regret being expressed at his departure. Prior to his departure the Governor was entertained at a banquet and salutes were fired as .he left the shore. The South Wales food supply is paralysed, and hundreds are engaged picketing the railways to prevent blacklegs from working. The Directors of the Railway Company have decided to resume the running of trains on Tuesday under strong police protection. The employers of labor m South Wales have united, and it is expected that the strike will be protracted. The Cardiff railway hands insist on ten hour.-;, and the shunters and signalmen on eight hours. The dockers and seamen are supporting the railway men and the strike is being organised by Mr Tellett. Lloyds have presented Captain Bright, of the ship Beltana, with £100 m recognition of his services m saving the ship from destruction on her voyage from Port Augusta to London. The Beltana left Port Augusta on the 22nd November, and when m sight of Antipodes Island it was discovered that the vessel was on fire,. A vain endeavor was made to discover the locality of the fire ; all the hatches were then closed and the vessel headed for Lyttelton, where she arrived on the 16th December, and after a couple of day' hard work m Lyttelton harbor the fire was subdued. After re-loading, the Beltana sailed for London. Guatemala, August 9. A state of anarchy reigns, and the President, General Don M. L. Barretas, has fled. The American Minister has taken refuge on the American warship. Pretoria, August 8. The Volksaad, by 29 to 10, has ratified the Swaziland independence, and preparations are being made to enter into a Customs Union.
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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2488, 11 August 1890
HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2488, 11 August 1890
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