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YESTERDAY'S CABLES.

Home and Foreign. The Peninsular and Oriental Company have declared a dividend of 5 per cent. Fierce resistance was offered to eviction by tenants on the Olphert estate, and many casualties occurred. Some severe wounds were inflicted during the hand-to-hand encounter between the police and peasantry, and in some cases the injuries are serious. Mr C. Raikes, Postmaster-General, resenting Mr Henniker-Heaton's persistent questions on postal matters, called him an advertising politician. Mr Heaton appealed to the Speaker, but the latter ruled that the words were not out of order. The death is reported of Lady Stuart, widow of Sir Alexander Stuart, of New South Wales. Sir H. Loch, Governor of Victoria, who is at present on a holiday in England, has entered into official correspondence with Lord Enutsfordon the subject of the appointment of colonial Governors.

In reply to a question in the House of Commons, Baron De Worms stated that the successor to Sir ST. Broome would probably arrive in Western Australia at the end of the year. Lord Salisbury, in moving the second reading of the Naval Defences Bill in the House of Lords, said that while the present rulers of Europe were earnest in their endeavors to avoid war, it was quite uncertain who would be in power five years hence, and patriotism required that provision should be made against real and genuine risks. The Bill was read a second time without a division.

It is reported that the Vice-royalty of Ireland has been offered to the Earl of Zetland.

Bishop Perry has resigned the Canonry of Llandaff, through illhealth.

It is expected that the naval review to be held early in August will be the most splendid spectacle of the kind yet witnessed. Over 100 warships will be drawn up in line, stretching along the Solent and Spithead, with Nelson's old flagship, the Victory, at the head. Sir James Fergusson, in reply to a question in the House of Commons, stated that the Government would send delegates to the International Labor Protection Congress to be held at Berne in September, bub their functions would be limited to discussing questions connected with factory work. iSignor Menabrea has assured M. Spuller, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, that King Humbert never intended to visit Strasburg.

The French State Committee has approved of a convention for the exchange of postal orders between France and the British colonies through the medium of the London Post Office.

Representatives of the British, foreign, and colonial sections of the Exhibition entertain the French Executive Commission on June 13.

The whole of the members of the Westphalian Miners' Strike Committee have been arrested on the ground that they had disobeyed the Emperor's warning and introduced a political element into the dispute between them and the mine owners. Eioters made an attack on the Progressist party at Belgrade, using dynamite in a most cowardly manner, and causing considerable destruction to property. The military were called out, and an encounter ensued. Three soldiers were killed, and there was much bloodshed amongst the populace. It is rumored that a large procession of peasants is marching on the capital. It is reported that the Cretan Assembly has voted in favor of the annexation of the island to Greece. .

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7919, 29 May 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7919, 29 May 1889

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