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(By Elbotbic Telegraph—Cop? hig hi, ) TPer Press Association. THE COLONIES AT THE PARIS EXHIBITION. PARIS, July 31. (Received August 1,1859, i»t 12.25 p.m.) The following awards have been recommended : New Zealand minerals: Grand prize, New Zealand Government; gold medal, Brunner Coal Company; silver medals—Welcomp, Keep-it-Dark, Caledonian, Phoenix, and New Zealand Companies, also Mr Gordon (Inspector of Mines); bronze medals Waitaki, United Alpine, Champion, Saxon, and Fiery Cross Companies, also Mr Clark; honorable mention—William Tell, Reuben Parre, and United Mines, also Professor Black and Mr Thomas Morrin. It is expected that the Victorian Government will be awarded a grand prize for their wine | exhibits. COMING TO REASON. LONDON, July 31. Lord Randolph Churchill, in addressing a meeting at Birmingham, said a generous concession of popular local government, with greater decentralisation, should be made to Ireland, and be thought that the Chief Secretary ought to welcome the overtures in that direction received from prominent members of the Nationalist party. If the local bodies offered adequate security to England, she should advance a sum of L 100,000,000 to pay the landlords. He promised to stand for Birmingham at the next election if requested. COMMERCIAL. LONDON, July 31. The quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom is 1,772,000 quarters, and for the Continent 224,000 quarters. The American visible supply is 12,125,000 bushels.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889