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At the London sales wool continues firm, and prices are well kept up. Searle, the champion sculler of the world, who is to row O'Connor on the Thames, has arrived at London. The result of the race for the Gold Cup, of 1,000 sovs, at Ascot meeting, was: Trayles 1, Rada 2, Cotilion 3. Canon Chevassi, of Oxford, who is one of the nominees for the Primacy of Australia, has accepted the headship of Wycliil'e Theological College, Oxford. New Zealand mutton has advanced to on the London market; lamb, 7j-dto 7M. Tallow firm. Best mutton, 28s to 2Ss Gd; best beef, 27s to 27s Gd.- Sugar is somewhat weaker. German beet is now quoted at 23s 6d. Tin, LB9 10s. Galvanised iron (Gospel Oak brand), Ll7. The London reporter of the Dublin ( Freeman's Journal' declares that the Melbourne Press is attacking Mr Dillon under orders from Downing street. MM. Germont and Loir, representatives of M. Pasteur in Australia, have arrived at Plymouth. They complain bitterly of their treatment in New South Wales. M. Waddington intends to institute an inquiry into Germont's statement that the Government of the colony opened letters from M. Pasteur to his agents. Burke has not confessed to the murder of Dr Cronin, as reported, and objects to his extradition. The Chicago police allege that Burke and Michael Corney, members of the Clan-na-Gael Society, were the actual murderers. Lord G. Hamilton does not intend to compensate the passenger who was taken off the steamer Richmond at Samoa by German officials. Prince George of Wales is about to be appointed to a post in the Australian squadron. The King of Holland has suffered a relapse. The American Catholic prelates condemn the Clan-na-Gael Society. Lord Salisbury has recalled Sir R. Moricr, British Ambassador at St. Petersburg, for the purpose of consulting him as to Russia's intentions in regard to the Balkan provinces. Sir J. Feigusson, in answer to a question in the House of Commons, stated that the report was untrue that Arminius Vambery had be<ni on a special mission to Constantinople to ascertain whether the Porte would remain neutral in case of a rupture between England and Russia. M. Freycinet, in the course of a speech in the French Chamber of Deputies, said France was at least level, and probably ahead of Germany in military preparations. A Turkish Commission is engaged in pacifying the Cretan malcontents. A lire which raged fcr four days destroyed the town of Lachan, in China. Ten thousand people were rendered homeless, and it is stated the loss of life amounted to the incredible number of 1,200.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7940, 22 June 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7940, 22 June 1889

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