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London, September 16. The difficulty with the P. and O. Company's laborers has been settled. 11.M.5. Ruapehu arrived at Plymouth yesterday with her meat m good condition. In reply to Mr Thos. Archer, AgentGeneral for Queensland, Lord Knutsford states that frozen meat was not purchased for use m the army owing to general complaints of its quality. The statement that Mr John Dillon is to be called as a witness m the O'Shea divorce case is denied. News from Bagamoyo represents the Arabs as m a state of jubilation at the German proclamation legalising slavery, but there is a general feeling of disgust throughout Europe. The ravages of potato blight m Ireland are deplorable. Public meetings'are being held, at which the speakers insist the Government should interfere to relieve the sufferers, The " Times " expresses a hope that the splendid mining collection at the Crystal T?alaoe will form the nucleus of a permanent exhibition. St Petkksbuucj, September 16. j The Russian press declare that the improved relations between Russia and Austria make it impossible for the latter power to have confirmed the Triple Alliance, which it is said to have extended for a further period of seven years. Rio de Janeiro, September 16. The elections which are proceeding are conducted m a very peacable manner. The success of the Republican party is assured, Berlin, September 16. By a colliery explosion at Saarbruck, m Rhenish Prussia, twenty-four miners were killed. The Emperor and Chancellor meet the Emperor of, Germany and Count Kalnoky m Silesia to-morrow, for the purpose, it is rumored, of fixing the term of the Triple Alliance.

Bernk, September Hi. The Federal Commissary despatched to Ticino by the Central Government threatens to resign if the reinstatement of the deposed Government is insisted upon. r Vienna, September 16. The removal of the famous " Iron Gates" on the Danube, between Orsova and Turu-Severin, m order to facilitate the navigation of the river, has been commenced. Washington, Sept. 16. McKinley's Tariff Bill comes into operation m February. _ London, September 17. IT.M.S. Ringdove has been commissioned for the Australian station. The Austrian warship Taurus has foundered m the Black Sea, and 73 of her crew were drowned. London, Sepfcemkar 17. It is feared that the Portuguese Cortes will rej ectthe Angalo-Portuguese Convention. Madrid. September 16. A fire has broken out m the Alhambra Palace at Granada, and the names are still raging. The principal Courts are uninjured. Incendiarism is suspected.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2521, 18 September 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2521, 18 September 1890

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