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London, August 15. In the House of Commons to-day Mr A. J. Balfour, Secretary for Ireland, m reply to a question stated that the potato famine m Ireland had come on the Gorernment unexpectedly, but he thought the Poor Law (Ireland), sufficiently provided for distress. London, August 16. The Directors' Liability Bill was the last measure squeezed through both Houses. The amendments made by the House of Lords, which it was thought would kill the measure, were i modified. [ Many Bishops, P,eers, and old Anglican friends will attend the funeral of Cardinal Newman. The Earl of Jersey has been created Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George. The Duke of Clarenqe has had a second attack of fever, and it is believed that the disease is the result of his Indian tour, from which he only recently returned. At a meeting of shareholders of the New Zealand Antimony Company a resolution was carried removing Sir Walter Buller from the directorate. Russia is arranging for a railway loan of 15,000,000 roubles. In commenting on the diplomatic relations with the United States Government re the Behring Sea fisheries dispute, the English Press generally applaud the action of the Marquis of Salisbury and the firmness that was shown by him. The " Standard," while admitting that the position is not without misgivings, considers that England cannot surrender the Canadian rights to those waters. A despatch sent by the Marquis of Salisbury to the United States Government on August 2nd refutes and disallows Mr Blame's proposals that the question be referred to arbitration. Sofia, August 15. j Prince Ferdinand has returned to the city. Cairo, August 15. Cholera has broken out here, but at present is nothing serious. Washington, August 15. Robbers derailed a train on the Baltimore-Ohio railway, killing three persons and injuring many. Guatemala, August 15. General Egeta has again defeated the rebels under General Rivas. Honduras has massed 150,000 troops on the Guatemala frontier. Buenos Ayrks, August 15. The Minister of Finance has agreed to a fresh paper issue. The premium on gold has receded to 172. ; An examination of the books show that the National Bank has lent to friends of President Celman a sum of 30,000,000d015.

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TELEGRAPHIC HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2494, 18 August 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2494, 18 August 1890

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