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At the wool auctions on Monday bidding was spirited, but the prices remain unchanged. The action brought by Mr James Greenwood, late editor of the ‘ St. James’s Gazette,’ against Mr H. Hucks Gibbs, proprietor, for wrongful dismissal from the editorship, has been settled on payment of plaintiffs claim and costs. The amount of the claim 'was L 975. Information has reached Cairo that 5,000 Dervishes are marching in a northerly direction, Colonel Woclehouse is in pursuit of them. The Chamber of Deputies has accepted the amendment made by the Senate in the French Army Bill. The amendment provides that seminarists, or students for the priesthood, shall have one year’s training service, and priests be received for infirmary duties during war. In the course of the debate on the Bill M, De Freycinet asserted that it would add one million to the strength of the French army. A man has committed suicide at Niagara, leaving behind him a confession to the effect that he intended to throw the trunk containing Dr Cronin’s body over Niagara Falls. The fight for the championship of the world between J. L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain took place on Monday at Richburg in the presence of 2,000 spectators, and resulted in a win for Sullivan after seventeen rounds had been fought. The battle lasted two hours and a quarter. Kilrain fell constantly to avoid punishment, Australian. A sensation has been caused by the production of Parliamentary papers which disclose the fact that the guns at Steel Point battery (Sydney) have not been fired since 1876. The result is that they are now choked with rust. The battery in question is not an important one, but apprehension is felt that the other batteries may have been similarly neglected. It has been decided to hold an inquiry into the matter. H.M.S. Calliope has sailed from Sydney for Noumea and the New Hebrides to inquire into the reported action of the French residents at Noumea respecting the establishment of French laws at Fila, and also into the recent outrages. The Tasmanian Parliament was opened yesterday. The Governor’s Speech declared that there was a general improvement in the prospects of the colony, and that the revenue for 1889 would cover expenditure and leave a surplus. The Government, it was mentioned, intended to introduce a Bill to amend the Land Act.

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YESTERDAYS CABLES, Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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YESTERDAYS CABLES Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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