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[By Electric Telegraph,—Copyright.] [Special to Press Association.] THE CANADIANA.USTRALIAN SERVICE. OTTAWA, May 17. The Canadian-Australian mail contract is contingent on Premier Macdonald arranging with England for a faster Atlantic service than now obtains.


The Queen has declined Sir H. Loch’s request that she should sit for her portrait for the colony of Victoria.

FRENCH PERSECUTION OP NATIVES LONDON, May 17. The Rev. Mr Jones, in a letter to the ‘Christian World,’ denounces the French authorities for their continued persecution of Protestant Natives in the Loyalty Islands. THE IRISH VICE-ROYALTY. LONDON, May 17. It is probable that the Tories will supfort the proposition for the abolition of the rish vice-royalty. THE CHESS TOURNAMENT. NEW YORK, May 17., The chess tournament being held in this city stands thus; Thsgorin first, with 29 points; Weiss second, with 26i points, subject to re-playing draws. THE GAMBLING RAID. LONDON, May 17. The gamblers who were arrested at the Adelphi Club have been remanded on bail till Thursday, THE FRENCH PATRIOTIC LEAGUE. PARIS, May 17. The trial of the principals of the French Patriotic League has been concluded. Deputy Gilly was convicted and sentenced to a month’s imprisonment; MM. Savine and Chirack were sentenced to a fortnight’s imprisonment; and Herr Peyron was acquitted.


Elias Laycock has arrived here, and has issued a challenge against the world with the exception of O’Connor and Searle,

[Per Press Association, i


The Bank of England’s reserve is L 14,478,000, the percentage to liabilities being 37|. Consols, 99£; firm. Australian wheat (ex warehouse), 395; sales restricted. New Zealand long-berried (ex store), 38s 6d ; sales also restricted. Copper, L 39, and steady. German sugar, 21s 3d, and steady; Java do, 235, and nominal. Iron, 43s lOd.


LONDON, May 17,

Mr Henniker-Heaton has given notice of his intention to ask the Government why they refuse to join in subsidising the Australian cables. LAND TROUBLES IN IRELAND, LONDON. May 17. It has been decided to evict the defaulting tenants from the Massarene Estate, and replace them with Ulster Protestants, It is feared that bloodshed will ensue. OBITUARY. LONDON, May 17. The deaths are announced of the Queen of Bavaria and Earl of Malmesbury. AN INQUIRY WANTED. LONDON, May 17.

The funeral of Bishop, the thought reader, has been postponed, pending an inquiry as to the cause of his death.

CREMATION. LONDON, May 17. The Borough Council of Middleborough have approved of cremation.


During a drunken orgie in a settlement in Washington Territory a quarrel arose, and five men were shot dead.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7910, 18 May 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7910, 18 May 1889

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