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[per prbss association.] London, August 21 and 22. The British India Steamship Co. are building four steamers of 5,600 tons each. They are to steam fifteen knots per hour, and are for the Queensland trade. The barque Assaye, from London to Wellington, is missing, and no re-insur-ance will be accepted. The stock of frozen mutton is esti- ] mated at 250,000 carcases. Canterbury, 4|d per lb; Wellington and Sydney, 3|d j lambs, sd. New Zealand., beef—hind quarters, 3d ; fore quarters, 2|d. Queensland — Hind quarters, 3|-d. The Round Hill Water race Alluvial Gold Mining Company of Otago has been formed with a capital of £70,000. Eight hundred bales of New Zealand hemp have been sold, and prices remain steady. By a boat accident on the Conway river, m Wales, eight persons were drowned. Silver is quoted at 4s 6^d. It is reported that a French Syndicate will .provide the gold required by the Republic of Uruguay to enable the Government to withdraw the paper issued. The statement that the cholera from which the Calcutta sailor is suffering is of the dreaded Asiatic type is denied. The " Financial News" considers il advisable that traders be admitted to New Guinea. An agitation is going on m favor of tlte State purchasing the English railways. At a Conference of the inhabitants of Newfoundland, it was resolved to sue Government for damages to the industries, and organise a force to oppose the French. The Salvation Army propose to establish emigrant colonies m various districts m Australia and New Zealand. Portugal lias granted England the right to veto the transference of any Portuguese territory south of Zambesi to other powers. The Lisbon Press favors the agreement. New York, August 20. A railway accident^ at Boston caused a number of passengers to become entangled m the debris, and before they could be extricated many were literally boiled to death by the escaping steam, and twenty died from the injuries sustained. The majority of the Australian cricketers sail for the colonies on September 26th. Belgrade, August 20. The Servian Government is enquiring into the alleged attempt to poison the Liberal leaders by means of arsenic. Constantinople August 20. The relations between Russia and Turkey are strained. The appointment of a successor to Pelidoff, the Russian Ambassador, has been deferred.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2499, 23 August 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2499, 23 August 1890