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The growing of beet sugar is abo^t to be attempted m the South of Ireland; London was scared on August 19th by a case of Asiatic cholera, brought from Calcutta m the person of Robert Leigh, coal-passer. The doctors pronouce it to be a severe case, J phn Ruskin was reported to be rapidly sinking on August 25. He is almost continuously delirious, and during irresponsible moments attempts suicide with a razor. The strictest watch is kept over him, but despite this, he twice made efforts to kill himself. There was another sensational- development m the O'Shea-Parnell divorce :suit on August sth, on which date Mrs O'Shea's solicitors withdrew from the cane. This is the second time Mrs O'cshea has lost legal support. . The second withdrawal is said to be due to Mrs O'Shea's persistent refusal "to bring a cross suit against O'Shea, which her solicitors demand that she should do. Lord Hartington's marriage wiHi Dowagbf Duchess of Manchester is fixed for April next. ; The English Government informed Cardinal Rampulla, Papal Secretary of State, on August 11th, that it was impossible for England to receive the Papal envoy, or to send a minister to the Vatican. It has been suggested by the Vatican that the Secretary be attached to the British Legation at Vienna, whose duty it should be to conduct negotiations j with the Vatican, and sometimes visit Rome. The "London Mark: Lane Express," August 19, says the harvest is making active progress. The wheat crop varies greatly, according to localities. In heaviest growing counties the crop is full. New wheat shown m London and provincial markets sampled well. Supplies of: old wheat are almost exhausted. So low, are fanners' reserves that the total supply of old wheat m the country, whether as wheat or flour, does not exceed 4,000,000 quarters. Foreign wheat is hardening. Prices show an adverage advance of 6d. Recently a military pupil, while visiting relatives m Alsase, Lorraine, was arrested, handcuffed, ancl marched to depot, and put on the train, and his host mulcted m the sum of fifty marks for failing to notify authorities of presence of a Frenchman m his district. The French Government accept the Italian Governments' proposal for a convention to establish an International Maritime service on the Red Sea. The object of the proposed service is the suppression of cholera. England's adhesion is doubtful. It is announced that transporation to Siberia will shortly be abolished as a judicial punishment, but the fact is omitted that it will be retained as now without judicial sentence. New York dealers are prophesying that hops will reach a very high figure this sea on owing to the continental crop of Europe being practically nothing. Some go so far as to say the quotation will range as upward as it did m 1882. The town of Shafler, Texas, was sacked on August 4th by twenty Mexicans, and afterwards burned. 'Banger G. F. Graves was killed, and Sheriff Lee seriously wounded. The substitute Chinese Exclusion Bill has been reported to Congress, which contemplated barring from entry to the United States all natives of China excepting " Diplomats'and their servants."

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SUMMARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2517, 13 September 1890

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SUMMARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2517, 13 September 1890