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[PER FItESS ASSOCIATION.] London, October; 30. Mr Duncan, of the " Matrimonial News " Avho was charged with fraudulent bankruptcy, has been committed for trial. He lias handed over the sum of £6000 to his creditors. In the course of his speech at Edinburgh, when the freedom of the city was conferred on him, Mr Glad stone, in referring to the M'Kinley Tarift' Act, expressed the opinion that an Imperi«il"Zpllverein would no doubt enlarge Colonial commerce, but it! would infallibly contract British commerce with the rest of the world. Beivlin, October 31. Dr Koch, the German scientist, claims to have completed his cure for consumption. Local medical gentlemen declare that Dr Koch's discovery of a cure for consumption by means of innoculation is of greater importance than chloroform and Lester's antiseptic. The Labour Federation has been formed, with Tom Mann as President. The rules have been adopted, and it is expected the federation will comprise upwards of 100 unions. Tyser and Co. still hold possession of the New Zealend Shipping Company's books and documents, but the latter are allowed full access to them. The New Zealand Shipping Company are about to institute proceedings] against Tyser and Co. for mismanage- j ment of their affairs, and they will also sue for possession of the offices. New Zealand mutton, B|d; New South Wales mutjbon 3|d; Lamb 4fd ; New Zealand beef, hind quarters 3d, fore-quarters 2|d. It is reported that the Admiral on the Australian station is to be granted the title of " His Excellency." Sailed: R.M.S. Tainui for New Zealand.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2559, 1 November 1890

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2559, 1 November 1890