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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7916, 25 May 1889
Home and Foreign. Messrs Balme, Jacomb, and Co., wool brokers, predict an advance in wool. The Stock Exchange have deferred a quotation for the Tasmanian loan in consequence of the protest made by the Tasmanian Main Line Railway Company. William Wright, LL.D., professor of Arabic, University College, London (aged fifty-nine), is dead. Mr Edward Jenkins, author of ' Ginx's Baby,' proposes to visit Australia on a lecturing tour. Lord Rosebery is making efforts to obtain the sanction of the authorities to place a tablet to the memory of the late Right Hon. W. Bede Dalley, of Sydney, in St. Paul's Cathedral. If the proposal is acceded to the late statesman will be the first colonist so honored.
The Orient Company have paid the Union Bank L 5,000 to compensate them for the loss of sovereigns to that amount alleged to have been stolen on the last voyage of the steamer Iberia. No clue has yet been discovered to account for the loss.
In a prize fight between M'Auliffe and Lees at San Francisco, Lees was knocked senseless in the eighth round. The manager of the Adelphi Club was fined LSOO for permitting gambling on the premises. The secretary of the club was fined L2ooj and an assistant L2O. All the others were discharged. The miners' strikes in Germany are extending to Bohemia and Belgium. An epidemic of cholera prevails at present at Madras. One thousand deaths are reported weekly. The liquidators of the Comploir have arranged with the American mines to limit the output to enable stocks to be reduced. The liquidators are hopeful of making a similar arrangement with English mines. The money market is flat. Tallow is firm. Best mutton is at 25s 6d to 265. Beef is unchanged. Best ox hides, 3|d and 3|d. Frozen mutton is quoted at beef, 3fd. New Zealand hemp is in poor demand to-day, and 1,900 bales were bought in at auction at L 3 5; a few bales were sold at L 32. The rumor of the murder of Dr Cronin, the secretary of the IrishAmerican Brotherhood, and the associate of Major Le Caron, is confirmed by the discovery of the body in a naked condition hidden in a culvert in Chicago. It is said that Dr Cronin was murdered in order to avert the exposure of the embezzlement of LI 7,000 of the funds subscribed to the Irish cause.
The Spanish Congress rejected a motion in favor of Protection by 227 votes to 64.
• Heavy rains have fallen in Victoria, and large tracts of country between Numurkah and Yarrawonga, on the Murray River, are flooded. Much damage has been done to the newly - sown crops.
The weather for the holiday at Sydney was most miserable, being wet and very cold. The Queensland Government have received a despatch from Lord Knutsford in which the Secretary of State for the Colonies upholds the action of His Excellency the Governor in dismissing Commander Wright, R.N., of the Queensland gunboat Gunyandah, for refusing in October last to hand over the gunboat to the Queensland authorities.
YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7916, 25 May 1889
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