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United Press Association—Ry Rleotrlo Telegraph—Copyrigh t Eeceived May 20 8.34 a.m.
Condition of Australia.
London, May 19 The Financial Times" welcomes eviddenco of the vastly improved condition of Australia.
Sudden Death from Apoplexy.
William O'Doharty, member for North Donegal, was seized with apoplexy while sitting in the House of Commons. Fe was removed to the Westminster Hospital, and died quickly. Eeceived May 20, 10.54 a.m. .
Death of a Chief.
_, , New York, May 19 It transpires that the Moros' chief Pala was killed in recent fighting in the Phillipmes.
Berlin, May 19 The prosecution of newspapers for L&se Majeste in connection with the Kaiser's " scourge of God" speech ha 3 been dropped.
China's Permission Not Asked
London, May 19 The "Daily Telegraph's" Tokio correspondent says that the Germans commenced laying the Tsingtau^Shanghai cable without waiting for China's eanction.
Chamberlain and Balfour.
The " Morning Posf." declares there i 3 reason to think that Mr Chamberlain and Mr Balfour's negotiations have failed to bring their common policy much nearer, though they have to some extent cleared the air.
Right to Appeal Refused.
The Privy Council refused speoial leave of appeal from the decision of the High Court of Australia in the case Leahy versus Clough, which arose out of an inquiry by the Royal Commission into the working of the Machine Shearers' Union. Leahy, secretary of the Onion, on the information of Clough, was fined for refusing to give evidence before the Commission. The New South Wales Pull Court decided against the fine, on the ground that the Commission was illegal. The High Court reversed the full decision. Leahy then sought leave to appeal'to the Privy Council.
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