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YESTERDAY’S CABLES., Issue 7915, 24 May 1889
Home and Foreign. Only nine persons are missing through the collision between the steamers German Emperor and Beresford during a fog in the English Channel on Monday, and not twenty, as at first reported. Mr Sampson Fox, of Leeds, has made a donation of L 45,000 to the Royal College of Music. The Maharajah Dhuleep Singh was married in Paris to Miss Wetherill, an English lady. Carpenters are joining the masons’ strike in Germany. The strikes are being renewed in Westphalia in consequence of the action of the masters in dismissing the men who formed the deputation to Emperor William. It is rumored that an EnglishFrench Company is being formed to take over the works of the Societe des Metaux. Messrs Burston and Stokes, Australian bicyclists, who are making a tour of the world, have arrived at London. Up to the present they have ridden 5,500 miles. They propose riding through Norway, Germany, and France before proceeding to America. The Coal Duties Abolition Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons by a majority of 160. Canon Farrar is not likely to accept the Bishopric of Sydney. Mr Donald Larnach, the well-known merchant, asserts that the annexation of Tasmania to Victoria would at once double the value of property in the former colony. The public debt of Tasmania, he considers, would be a mere bagatelle in the question. Mr Walker, the Victorian Commissioner at the Paris Exhibition, has sent Madame Carnot a basket of choicest Australian fruits. The plaster gold arch erected in the Victorian court at the Paris Exhibition has been pulled down, in consequence of the complaints of Sir Polydore De Keyser, chairman of the British Executive Commission, and there is much friction in consequence between Victorian and British Commissioners. Sir Dillon Bell has submitted a new design for the arch, which he suggests should be constructed in wood. The Right Hon. Mr Goschen, speaking at Sheffield, referred in glowing terms to the splendid achievement of Capt. Kane and the officers and men of H.M.S. Calliope in bringing the vessel safely out of the dangers of the recent hurricane at Samoa. The incident, said the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was a monument of the splendid seamanship, nerve, and perfection which was characteristic of the British Navy. The train conveying the Empress of Austria and Archduchess Marie Valerie to Weisbaden met with an accident by which three carriages, were overturned. The Empress escaped without injury. The evidence given in the action of Greenwood (formerly editor of the ‘ St. James’s Gazette ’) against Gibbs disclosed the fact that Mr Steinkoff, who recently purchased the paper, had negotiated with Dr Rottenberg, PrinceBismarck’s secretary, with a view of making the ‘ St. James’s Gazette ’ an organ of Bismarck’s. During the course of the trial a letter was read from Dr Rottenberg, in which the opinion was expressed that. Germany alone would profit by the prosecution of Boulanger. Sir Julian Paunceforte, British Ambassador to the United States, and Mr Blaine, Secretary of State, will shortly resume consideration of the Fisheries question. The decision arrived at by Great Britain not to interfere with French action in Newfoundland is creating intense excitement at New Brunswick, and bloodshed is feared. At the military banquet held at Berlin on Monday in honor of the visit of King Humbert of Italy, Emperor William, in the course of a speech, referred to the unalterable friendship existing between Germany and Italy. King Humbert said the unity of the two countries was a guarantee of European peace, and that the armies of the respective countries knew how to fulfil the great task entrusted to them by the people. The ‘ National Zeitung,’ in the course of an article, remarks that France is deceiving herself, if she thinks it would be possible to retain, or at any rate increase to any extent, her influence in the Mediterranean during a European conflict if Italy were to be hostile to any such ambition.
YESTERDAY’S CABLES., Issue 7915, 24 May 1889
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