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London, Aug. 16. The potato blight is the worst attack since 1879. The Commission of the Exhibition of 1851 are alloting annually two Service scholarships of the value of £150, tenable for two or three years, to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and New Zealand University students. Armenia is m a state of revolt, and it is rumored that Russia will occupy Erzeroum. London, August 18. Dalton. has decided to make an attempt to swim from the French coast to Folkstone (Kent), and started i to-day. Buenos Ayees, August 16 to 18. The Argentine Government is leasing large tracts of land, and has ceased issuing paper money. An enquiry is to be made into the stability of the National Bank. Ex-President Celman has been threatened with hanging unless' his partisans keep order. The Government have cancelled, the issue of 100,000,000 notes. The Nationalflßank is £11,000.000 overdue.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890

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