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[PEtt PRESS ASSOCIATION.] L/MjfEio.Bf, August 13 to 14, The potato disease ha^ made its appearance m Ayrshire. Potato disease is spreading. The estimated yield will only be one-fourth of the average,' and fears of a famine are increasing. The Public Works Department have been requested to afford relief, The <{ Financial ISfewis" says Queensland investors have nothing to fear from the change of Ministry, Sir SGriffith having earned the right to be regarded as safe. The Anglo-Portuguese agreement will be> signed to-day. The Australians play the (x^ntlenien of Inglaud at Lord's on September Bth, for the.benefit of the cricketers' fund, Maokih, August 14, Qh,qlefa }s declining, St. Petersburg, August 14. The " Novoe Vrehiya " predicts iin-: portant political results from the Geri man Emperor's interview with the Czar. Paris, August 14. ■ M. Ribot is examining a scheme for: £he pQ^struptjon qf an international railway from Algiers to Capetown. Phylloxera has appeared m the? Marlw! and Rhine districts. „ \ Soha, August 13. It is stated that ex-Prince Alexander, (has adopted ch.ild>en of Jklajor Panitza, sho,t for^easoA. "-■... Bujsifos AW««,^AugUHt:i4. Uneasiness is still felK jai' the position of affairs m Argentine. Hong Koiw, Augt^t 14. QPhfi Qhamber of Commerce has protested against the proposed Chinese Convention. . B*RLijf, August 13. The fortifications of Heligoland will cost a million an,d a half sterling.

Rome, August 13. Mass, m memory of the late Cardinal Newman, was celebrated m the Pope's private chapel. Nbw York, August 13. War between San Salvador and Honduras seems imminent.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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