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London. September 24 and 25. ' Sir Robert Herbert resigns the Under-Secretaryship of State for the Colonies. The "Times" den if.-; that Sir Herbert intends to resign. Nearly all chemical firms have joined the Union. A prospectus lias been issued fixing the capital at eight and a half millions The Agents-General agree that it would be useless to station an Inspector of Stock at Glasgow. An Inspector from London would be able to visit the northern city and do all required. By an explosion at Elswick works, on board the Australian cruiser Pandora, twelve men were fearfully scalded. The New Zealand Shipping Company will pay a dividend of 6 per cent., subject to sanction by the Court of the reduction of capital, recently assented to by the shareholders. Sir S. Samuel, on behalf of New South Wales, has purchased Captain Cook's log-book. Wool is hardening. Good scoured sorts show faulty pieces and locks Id advance. Greasy sorts are from -{d to id above July rates. The strike of blast furnace-men caused a rapid rise m Glasgow pig iron, but upon the men returning the price fell to 525. Parnell intends to convene a conference of the Irish party ac Dublin. Mr O'Brien has brought forward a motion m Parliament for investigation of the charge against Daly, now underdoing sentence of imprisonment for I conspiracy. Messrs Dillon and O'Brien have been making defiant speeches at Tipperary. Lord Spencer, speaking at Wakefield, condemned the recent arrests of Irish members, which he contended proved Mr Balfour's methods had been a failure. New York, September 25. News has been received from Central, America that the town of Colon, on the Isthmus of Panama, lias been almost totally destroyed by fire. Washington, September 24. A motion has been tabled m the Senate calling for better treatment of American political prisoners m England. Agnes Robertson, Dion Boucicault's iirst wife, will oppose the granting of letters of administration to Mrs Boucicault (Miss Thorndyke). Suakim, September 24. Natives are being expelled from Suakim, and grain is not allowed to go into the interior. The cause is fear of a raid by Osman Digna. Paris, September 25. The Comte de Paris admits that he intrigued with Boulanger for the restoration of the monarchy. He states he is not ashamed of the part he played and sought to utilise Boulanger to divide the republic. Lisbon, September 25. The opposition to the Anglo-Portu-guese convention is gaining ground m Portugal.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2528, 26 September 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2528, 26 September 1890

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