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London, August 18 to 19. Soldiers are assisting tithe collectors at Denbigh to recover the tax. The potato blight is spreading m Ireland. ■• A league is being formed, having for its object the encouragement of the growth of beetroot m Great Britain. The Government have decided for the future to shorten the Speech, from the Throne at the opening of Parliament, thus hoping to limit the debate on it. It is asserted that General Caprivi, German Chancellor, and Count Kalnoky, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, will shortly visit England to interview the Marquis of Salisbury. Dalton, who undertook to swim from France to Folkestone has succeeded m swimming sixty miles m twenty-four hours. Excepting torpedo contests nothing of importance has been done at. the naval manoeuvres. Admiral Tryon, who is m command of the defending fleet, has failed to discover the whereabouts of Admiral Seymour, who leads the attack. j .In the speech from the throne at the prorogation of Parliament her Majesty stated she had gladly given her consent to a Bill providing for responsible government m Western Australia, as similar institutions had worked with marked success elsewhere m Australia. Baron de Worms, m answer to a question m the House of Commons, said the Government had been advised that an Act of Parliament was necessary before the separation of the northern portion of Queensland could be effected. ' St Petersburg, August 19. The "Journal de St Petersburg," expresses the opinion that the visit of the Emperor of Germany, while dealing little with the policies of Russia and Germany, will greatly strengthen the good relations existing between the two nations: The German Emperor and the Chancellor met with an ovation on their arrival at Revel. The Czar and Minister of Affairs met the visitors at Narva and accorded them a hearty welcome. New York, August 18. A despatch from Guatemala announces that the States of Guatemala and Honduras are denicinding that General Czeta shall resign the Presidency m San Salvador. General Carlos Czeta was leader of the forces m San Salvador, but on the sudden c^eath of "General Menendcz, the President, which took place at a banquet held towards the end of June, he assumed command. Cairo, August 18. It is doubtful whether the disease broken out here is cholera. Madrid, Aug. 19. Out of a total of. 1800 cases of cholera m Spain 1000 proved fatal. Constantinople, August 18. A Turkish Commission has been appointed to enquire into the atrocities committed m Armenia. New York, August 19. There is an enormous speculation m silver going on, and 2,000,000 ounces have been sold at prices rising as high as 125 cents.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2496, 20 August 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2496, 20 August 1890

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