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The Clyde shipowners have appealed to the Government for protection against the sailors on strike. Mr Harrington, while giving evidence before 'The Times'-Parnell Commission, condemned outrages, and identified the Government with the Commission. For this expression of opinion he was rebuked by the president, Sir James Hannen. New Zealand mutton is scarce. Carlotta Patti is dying. Edith O'Gorman, the "Escaped Nun," was mobbed at Kensington Town Hall, and only escaped to a neighboring churchyard with the assistof the police. The Parnell defence fund has now reached L 40,000. # The Court of Queen's Bench rejected Mr Parnell's appeal against postponing his libel action against 'The Times' until November.

The Czar will meet the Emperor of Ciermany at Kiel instead of Berlin, as at first intended.

New Zealand cheese is quoted at 45s per cwt. The London butchers are indignant at the Prince of Wales's statement that a leper is employed in a London meat market, and deny the truth of the assertion.

Sir J. Fergussou stated, in answer to a question in the 1 louse of Commons, that President Kruger disclaims any intention on the part of the Transvaal to interfere in Swaziland.

His physicians have ordered Emperor William to take complete rest, and he will start on a fishing excursion to Norway on June 30. The correspondent of the 'Daily News ' states that Servia rejected the Convention with Russia only after the Austrian Government demanded an unequivocal d eel a rati on of their intentions. In answer to a question in the .House of Commons, Secretary Stanhope said lie hoped that the guns for the forts at Singapore would be forwarded in a few weeks, and all the; big guns for important coaling stations during the current year. The Gin guns for minor stations were nearly finished.

Admiral Krantz intimated in the French Chamber of Deputies that the Government had amended their naval proposals and would ask for a credit of between fifty and sixty million francs. The Austrian Government intend to ask for an extra military credit to the extent of 9,000,000 florins.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7938, 20 June 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7938, 20 June 1889

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