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Home and Foreign.

In the Angerstein divorce case a decree nisi was granted conditional on proof being adduced of the wife’s alleged previous marriage in New Zealand.

Mr Wise, formerly Attorney-General of New South Wales, writing on Australian politics, makes some severe remarks on colonial Irishmen. After stating that corruption is unknown among colonial politicians, he proceeds to say that the members of Parliament who make themselves conspicuous by disorderly conduct are generally Irish or represent Irish constituencies. The Irish vote is cast in New South Wales for Protection, in Victoria for the publicans, and in Queensland for the Nationalists; but in all cases it is always against the Government. The object of the Roman Catholio ; -priesthood, he alleges, is to obtain control of the public schools; the object of the laity is to grab the public offices. Five-sixths of the billet-hunters are Irish. Mr Wise also quotes the remarks of the Melbourne ‘Age’ on the political organisation of the Catholic Church.

Sir J. Fergusson, in reply to a question in the House of Commons, said parleying with China had been suspended pending an arrangement with the Australian colonies. ,

Mr O’Brien, who was arrested for a seditious speech at Tipperary, has been released on bail. Mr, W. P. Lane, M.P. for Cork, has been arrested for complicity with Mr O’Brien. While effecting the latter’s arrest the police were compelled to fire on the crowd, and two persons were wounded.

Searle and Matterson have been banquetted by their admirers. The champion, responding to the toast of his health, declared that he would either win or drop exhausted in his boat

The Delagoa Railway quarrel will be submitted to arbitration. Lord Salisbury has announced that three, warships have been ordered to Delagoa Bay, and Portugal warned that she will be held responsible for English losses. * Biddings at the wool sales have become somewhat irregular, and the attendance of buyers smaller; Wheat has advanced 6d. General surprise is expressed in society at the Queen consenting to the marriage of Princess Louise and the Earl of Fife. The latter is considerably her senior, and two of his sisters have been divorced. ■ The friends of the Duke of Portland assert that the latter asked for the hand of Princess Louise, and that Her Majesty refused to consent, hence the coldness between the Duke and the Prince of Wales, and the absence of Royalty from Sis Grace’s wedding. This is also alleged to bp the reason why the customary presents from the Royal Family were not sent on that occasion. France has resumed parleying on the Egyptian question. Emperor William has started on his cruise along the coast of Norway. It is rumored that Sir- G. Chetwynd will resign his membership of the

jockey club. The opinion prevails that the award of arbitration was designed to shield Sir G. Ohetwynd from public disgrace, and much sympathy is felt for Lord Durham.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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