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[b? etbmriotelebraph.—coptbiqht.l [Special to Press Association.)


(Received Juno 24,1889, at 12.30 p.m.)

MM. Germ on t and Loir complain that their mission to AuntrJia was thwarted by Uie !;:\v in Ne-V Wale.B prevntili;- t,hiiitrnrlnetion (it jnier'.be:',. Thr-v assert th it i.'us |);-cv»'il th In- (lie !(,i-enm/n-i' er Jsysttmatie i.mdr.'incc.i. ami that the Rabbit ('oiiiiiiifjsii/ii ,vln:,iil til make a rwlilie test of M. I''.i .system, '"bey :./-."ii-e the. GoriH'urncut of. making extracts Irom their letters. AQUATIC. LONDON, June 23. Searle is in splendid condition. He regardß O'Connor as a dangerous opponent, but expresses himself confident of winning. He is prepared to make matches after a receßS for the championship. He considers Stansbury is the coming champion. CONTEMPT OF COURT. LONDON. Jiwb 23. Captain Woodward, of fI.M.S. Duke of Wellington, the flag Bhip at Portsmouth, was fined LSO and costs for contempt of Court in not producing under writ of habeas corpus Seaman Thompson, who was wrongfully sentenced for desertion. COLD IN IRELAND. LONDON, .Itine 23. Payable gold has been discovered at Crookhaven, near Cork. THE SEAMEN'S STRIKE. LONDON, June 23. Shipmasters on the Clyde are lockiDg seamen out. THE SUGAR FRAUDS. LONDON, Jrxß 23. Howard was sentenced to ten years' penal servitude for the electric sugar frauds. THE GOVERNORSHIP OF VICTORIA. LONDON, June 23.

Sir Henry Loch expresses regret that it has been fouud necessary to remove him from Victoria, His successor is doubtful. The names of Lord Balfour of Burleigh and Mr Harrison are mentioned.

The ' Observer' speaks in terms of praise of Sir H. Loch's administration iu Victoria, and remarks that he will find his position at the Cape a difficult one in view of the colonial preference for Sir Hercules Robinson.


LONDON, Junf. 28,

Lord Herschell presided at the annual dinner of the Federation League, but the Agents-General were absent. Sir Wm. Jervois said it was useless to ask the colonies to contribute to Imperial expenses.

DEFEAT OF PROHIBITIONISTS. NEW YORK, June 23. _ The Prohibition law has been repealed in Rhode Island State by a large majority. [Per Press Association.] THE TURF SCANDALS. uONDON, Junk 23. (Received June 24,1859, at 12 20 p.m.) Major Egertou, giving evidence before the Jockey Club, asserted that he had suggested to Mr Weatherley the propriety of making an inquiry into Fullerton's running. He declared seven jockeys had formed a ring, and that four of them are still riding. LORD MANDEVILLE'S CASE. LONDON, June 2.3. The summons issued against Lord Mandeville by Hie Public Prosecutor on a charge of fraud has been dismissed. DR CRONIN'S MURDER. CHICAGO, June 23. George Brooks has come forward with fresh evidence regarding Dr Cronin's murder. He says that he and his sweetheart saw the trunk containing Cronin's body placed on a waggon and afterwards deposited in the sewer, and that he can identify the men who were cpgaged in the deed. SERVIAN POLITICS. BUCHAREST, June 23. The semi-official 'lndependence' denounces the action ot the Servian Regents towards Austria, and condemns the formation of a great Servia. BELGRADE, June 23. A Russian journalist has been expelled from Servia for drafting an anti-Austrian manifesto. THE FEDERATION LEAGUE. LONDON, June 23.

Lord Herschell, speaking at the dinner of the Federation League, said a unique feature of the Empire was absolute incorruptibility of the Crown officials. He opposed Sir C. Tapper's proposal for a Convention. The League were doing great work in destroying the traditions of the old school, which were opposed to the retention of the colonies.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Issue 7941, 24 June 1889

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TELEGRAPHIC Issue 7941, 24 June 1889

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