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London, October 9. A cargo of Australian wheat has been sold at 355. It is stated that a number of Fenian prisoners will shortly be pardoned. The wool market is recovering, and a, better spirit prevails. Prices are now at the highest point since the series opened. Messrs Dalgety and Co. have declared a dividend of 8 per cent., and have written off' £30,000 towards the extinction of goodwill. Fears are spreading because of alarmist reports regarding the solvency J of-well known financial houses, and the Stock Exchange is excited m consequence. . Mr A. J. Balfour, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, characterises the statement that the potato blight will result m partial famine m Some of the Irish districts as absurd, but promises that the Government will assist those who may need assistance through it. Since the provisions of the McKinley Tariff Bill have come into operation, the trade between Canada and England has increased. It is expected that the tariff will injure Sheffield to the extent of £360,000 per annum, and result m throwing *2000 cutlers out of work. J MFHowartT Vincent, M.P. for Sheffield, m a letter to the " Times," urges Great Britain to combat the McKinley Bill by preferential treatment of the colonies. The "Times" deprecates such a course, and considers it impoisible to adopt schemes of retaliation. Ottawa, October 9. j In the course of au interview to-day I

Sir Charles Tupper, m referring to the McKinley Ta,riff Bill, declared that Canada would establish a line of steamers between -Vancouver Island and Australia, which was the quickest route of transit from the. colonies to England. ' New York, October 9. O'Connor has deposited £100 for his match''A'ith Kemp for the championI ship of the world. j Rome, October 9. Speaking at 'Florence, Signor Crispi said it was essential; for Italy to suppress the Irredentists (a political organisation promoted m Ifi7B), also for her to adhere td the Triple Alliance.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2540, 10 October 1890

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TELEGRAPHIC Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2540, 10 October 1890

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