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[r-KR I'EBSa ASSOCIATION.j London, October (5. Mrs Booth, wife of General Booth, head of the Salvation A.imy, is dead. The Shipping Federation has been registered as a Company. , The Irish Convention, summoned by J^lr Parnell, met at Dublin to-day, The principal topics of discussion were the potato blight, and the distres caused by it, find censure on Mr Balfour for the Tipperary arrests. Ottawa, October 8. Sir John Macdonald, speaking at St. John's, said that when the new Atlantic steamers were afloat Canada would fight o. victorious battle for the better part of the trade with Asia, Australasia, and England. Pauis?, October 6. France has signed a treat)' of peace with Dahomey. • . ... Sixty convicts are reported to have escaped from New Caledonia. Le Matin says that Stgnor Cmpi will demand as a condition of the renewal''of the Triple Alliance that Italy shall be allowed to establish a protectorate ever Tripoli. Naplks, October C. An Anglo-Italian Conference for the purpose of arranging for the control of the Soudan i 3 now meeting m this city. Vienna, October 6. Thousands of persons engaged m the mother-of-pearl industry m Austria will be thrown out of work by the McKinley Tariff Bill coming into operation. Sydney, October (3. A serious riot occurred at tli«i Hibernian picnic at Chowder Bay, a mob of 200 larrikins rushed the pavilion, and a general melee followed, m which sticks, stones and branches of trees were used as weapons. A large force of police was despatched to the scene, and cpielled the disturbance. Forty lof the rioters were arrested. During the scrimmage many persons were severely hurt

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2537, 7 October 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2537, 7 October 1890