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London, August 22 and 23. Lieut-General Clarke is recovering. By an explosion of gunpowder at a factory at Waltham Abbey, m Essex; two persons were blown to pieces. Particulars of the© Convention are published. Portugal is allotted. Mozambique, Angola and Loanda. England secures the right to the southern shores o£ Lake Nyassa. The Shire Islands and Blantyre tariffs are restricted, and reciprocal rights have been arranged for. The navigation of the Zambesi is to be free. The Colonial Smithfield Meat Freezing Company, with a capital of £100,000 has been registered. Its operations will be confined to Queensland. . Henry George approres of the Salvation Army Emigration scheme. The "Economist," m referring to harbor boards m New Zealand asserts that the Government of the colony has shown a lamentable absence of care and financial rectitude ovsr; theTaranaki Harbor Board. The medical officer of Clonakilty, county Cork, reports that 3000 people m the district will be m a starving condition within a month unless assistance is rendered. Washington, August 22. Mr Blame, Secretary of State, is opposed to the Behring Sea difficulty being referred to arbitration. The President of the United States ! has been empowered to prohibit imports from any country excluding American meat. New Yo&k, August 23. San Salvador has rejected the terms of peace offered by Guatemala, and it is believed that war will be renewed. Bubnos Ayrbs, August 22. Several members of the new Ministry, appointed by Dr. Carlo Pelligrini, the President, have resigned. Constantinople, August 22. Reports from Armenia state that the disturbances there are increasing, and much alarm is felt. Vienna, August 22.; A serious hurricane has been experienced m the province of Styria and the National Exhibition at Garatz, the capital, was destroyed. Bbene, August 22. The cyclone which passed .over tho region of the Jura mountains resulted m 100 lives being lost. The Claude Cathedral tower was destroyed, and many factories collapsed.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890

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