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HOME AND FOREIGN.

{By Elkotbio Telegraph.—Copvbioht.] [Peb Press Association.]

A DIPLOMATIC DIFFICULTY ENDED. BERLIN, June 24. (Received Judo 25, 1889, at 12,15 p.m.j

The Wahlgemuth frontier difficulty is at an end, the declaration of the Swiss Government, that they will take steps to make the liberty of asylum respected by refugees, having satisfied Germany.

FATAL FIRE,

LONDON, June 24,

Lister’s Silk Mills at Bradford wore burned down to-day. The damage is estimated at L 40,000. Two firemen were killed and many injured by falling walls.

THE TURF SCANDAL.

LONDON, June 24,

Au apprentice of Shorrard, examined before the Jockey Club, admitted pulling two of Sir G. Chetwynd’s horses, under Sherrard’s orders, and asserted that Wood, the jockey, was cognisant of what was done.

THE CAPE GOVERNORSHIP. LONDON, June 24,

‘ The Times ’ thinks that Sir 11. B. Loch’s reputation for tact and discretion will help him to overcome the difficulty of his delicate position as Governor of the Cape.

PUGILISTIC. LONDON, June 24,

Owing to neither Mitchell nor Smith being able to fight Slavin, Mr J. Thompson has withdrawn his deposit made on behalf of the Australian, but his challenge remains open.

A DECIDED CHANGE OF FRONT. NEW YORK, June 24.

The Clau-na-Gael Society is being reorganised. Its leaders propose to drop active hostility, and support Mr Parnell in bis constitutional agitation.

A PAPAL DENUNCIATION, NEW YORK, June 24,

The Vatican has authorised the Bishop of Chicago to declare the Clan-na-Gael in opposition to the Church of Rome. The bishop reported that the society had had recourse to every species of crime iu order to further political ends.

PLOTTING AGAINST THU CZAR. ST. PETERSBURG, June 24. It is feared thut attempts to kidnap the Czar will prevent his being anointed King of Poland at Zitscha.

PREPARING FOR AN EMERGENCY. CAIRO, June 24.

The garrison of Assouin has been reinforced owing to the appearance of 2,000 Dervishes at Sorras.

THE EMPEROR FRANCIS ON THE SITUATION.

VIENNA, June 24. (Received Juno 25, 1889, at 12.30 a.m.) The Emperor Francis, in his speech at the opening of the Session of the Delegations of Austria - Hungary, assured them that Austria’s foreign policy remained unchanged. The continued increase in warlike forces elsewhere compelled Austria also to perfect her means of defence. The European situation in his opinion remained uncertain. Austria was in complete unison with her allies, and he trusted that peace would be preserved. He regretted the abdication of King Milan, and hoped that the prudence and patriotism of the Servians would avert any serious danger. He also expressed satisfaction at the steady progress of Bulgaria.

THE FRENCH ELECTIONS,

PARIS, June 24.

There is an impression that the general elections will take place in the middle of August.

RUSSIAN ANNEXATION. LONDON. June 24. Russia has occupied Deer Island, near F usan.

[Special to Press Association,]

ON THE ALERT.

ST. PETERSBURG, June 24. (Received June 25, 1889, at 12.30 p.in.) The Russian Government have ordered torpedoes to be kept in constant readiness.

A BOULANGIST DISTURBANCE. PARIS, June 24,

A Boulangist disturbance took place yesterday at Beziers. M. Deroulde, the wellknown Deputy, was arrested, but afterwards released.

THE CAPE GOVERNORSHIP. LONDON. June 24.

The ‘ Daily News ’ doubts whether Sir H. Loch is strong enough to succeed Sir H. Robinson, but ‘ The Times ’ hopes that when the present excitement subsides he will receive local assistance from the supporters of the late Governor.

A WISE JUDGE.

LONDON, June 24,

In reference to the issue of tho summons against the Duke of Cambridge for assaulting Mr G. R. Sims, Lord Chief Justice Coleridge holds that it is necessary to assert the principle that in the eyes of the law all subjects are on an equality.

COMMERCIAL. LONDON. Junk 23, (Received Juno 25,1889, at 12 25 p.tn.j

[This message was delayed in transmission, and should

fmve been received yesterday.]

At the wool sales prices for New Zealand cross breds ranged id higher, and those sorts are in strong demand. Galvanised iron, Orb brand, Ll7. Black horse salt: Fine 33s 9d, coarse 24a 6d.

Splendid weather prevails at present, and the crops are ripening rapidly. The yield is expected to be more abundant than last season’s. The American reports also are favorable, and represent the quality as good. Up to date 67,600 bales have been catalogued at the wool sales, of which only 3,000 have not been sold. Tallow; Medium mutton 255, ditto beef 245.

‘jTHE TIMES’-PARNELL COMMISSION.

LONDON, June 23

Father O’Connor, a priest at Firies, deposed before the Commission that members of the local League were afraid to condemn the murderers of Mr Curtin lest they should be killed themselves.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Evening Star, Issue 7942, 25 June 1889

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