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Borne and Foreign.

Cholera is still raging in the Gangan district, in the Presidency of Madras, and l,- r )00 deaths were reported last week.

A Pasteur Institute on similar basis to that established in Paris last year is being formed in London. The Grand Lodge of England has recognised the recently - constituted Grand Lodge of Victoria. In the course of a speech at a meeting of the Primrose League, Lord Harris, the chairman of the Grand Council, expressed a hope that a lecturer would shortly make a tour of the Australian colonies in the interests of the Unionist party in order to furnish an antidote to the poison disseminated by Sir T. Esmond, Messrs J. Dillon, and J. Deasy, the Irish delegates.

At the annual meeting of the P. and 0. Company the report showed that the trade with the Australian colonies was much depressed, while that with India was in a state of partial collapse.

The Prince of Wales has accepted the position of patron of the Victorian Masons. The 1 Standard ' asserts that Russia is plotting with Montenegro for the purpose of absorbing Servia. Speaking at Southampton, Mr Gladstone expressed the opinion that if a general election was to take place at the present time his party would return to power with a majority of 100.

The report of the destructive hurricane at Hongkong is without foundation.

At the annual meeting of the Suez Canal shareholders M. De Lesseps stated that he learnt from M. Waddington, French Ambassador at the Court of St. James in 1883, that the English shareholders had sanctioned the proposal he (M. De Lesseps) made to reduce the dues for the use of the canal, thus averting competition and ruin.

The shareholders in the Blue Spur Company have resolved to remove Mr M'lntosh as well as Mr J. C. Brown from the directorate; and have also decided to abandon the Blue Duck, Fidelity, and North Ireland properties, in consequence of Mr Morrison’s report on the workings. Mr Gladstone is touring in the Western districts.

The rumor is again current that Sir Henry Loch is to be appointed Governor of the Cape of Good Hope. The State of Cashmere agrees to furnish a regiment of 2,000 men and a battery of artillery for the Imperial defence of India.

The Italians have occupied Keren. Wood ruffe, the waggoner who confessed to complicity in the murder of Dr Cronin, implicates Alexander Sullivan, head of the National League in America, whom, he alleged, shadowed the murdered man.

The sum of L 200.000 has been subscribed in aid of the sufferers by the Johnstown flood. The final estimates compute the loss of life at Johnstown at 15,000.


The result of the English Derby reached Sydney one hour after the name of the winning horse had been posted. In the New South Wales Supreme Court the action of Wheeler v. South British Insurance Company was decided. Plaintiff, who was owner of the steamer Alhambra, which sank while engaged in attempting to remove a derelict vessel outside Sydney Harbor, sought to recover the sum of LG,OOO, being the amount of insurance on the vessel. The Court nonsuited plaintiff on the grounds that the Alhambra was engaged in work outside the terms of the policy. The South Australian Parliament was opened by His Excellency the Governor, the Earl of Kintore. The Speech from the Throne stated that although the past season had been a bad one, yet it was hoped that the revenue would be sufficient to meet the expenditure. The present prospects of the colony were very hopeful.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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