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The steamer German Emperoi*, 587 tons, of London, collided during a fog in the Channel with the steamer Beresford, 1,415 tons, of "West Hartlepool. The German Emperor foundered, and twenty lives were lost. Lohmann, the cricketer, playing in the match Surrey against Essex, scored 115. Shrewsbury, playing in the match Sussex against Notts, scored 104. The Naval Defence Bill has now passed all its stages in the House of Commons. Mr William O'Brien, who is bringing an action for libel against the Marquis of Salisbury in consequence of statements made by the Premier during a speech at Watford in March last, lays the damages at LIO,OOO. An application will be made for a change of venue to Manchester. Judgment in the case of Vagliano Brothers has been affirmed by a Full Court. [ln November last Vagliano Brothers, merchants, o! Old Broad street, London, recovered L 71,000 from the Bank of England. The action rose out of the Geyka frauds in 1887. Geyka, who was a clerk in the Bank, forged bills on the firm for tho amount mentioned, and was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for the fraud, and the bank was held responsible for the money paid], Joe Thompson, the well-known Australian bookmaker, at present visiting England, has written to Slavin, the Australian pugilist, advising him to pay a professional visit to England. Thompson states that he is confident engagements can be made for Slavin which will yield him L 2,000 in gate money. A sugar " corner " in Paris is raising prices. The Marquis of Salisbury addressed a great meeting of the Primrose League at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, last night. In the course of his speech the Premier said the most remarkable political phenomenon of the time was the manner in which some counties were becoming Tory in proportion to the lowering of the suffrage. Victory was steadily inclining to the Loyalist party in Ireland as it was steadily increasing. At a meeting of Irish peers a motion approving of the abolition of the office of Viceroy of Ireland was passed. New Zealand mutton is quoted at 4fd. The Indian Government are deputing officers of high rank to organise the forces offered to the Imperial Government by the Princes of Punjaub for the defence of India. Three thousand masons have struck in Berlin for higher wages and a reduction of the hours of labor to nine hours a day. King Humbert of Italy was met at the Berlin railway station by the Emperor William and Prince Bismarck. The King and Emperor kissed each other. The enthusiasm manifested by the populace on the occasion was remarkably warm.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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