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HOME AND FOREIGN.

[By Elkotbio Teleoeaph—Cofybiqht.J [Feb Pbbss Association, | THE LIMITS OP "RINGS." LONDON, Jul* 15. (Received July 16, 1889, at 12.30 p.m.) The Supreme Court, by a majority of 2 to 1, has dismissed the appeal in the case of the Mogul Steamship Company against M'Gregor. The Master of the Holla (Lord Usher), in his] judgment, ruled thaf every trader was entitled to the free oourse of trade. The shipping ring, he contended, were guilty of acts beyond the limits of fair competition, and were liable for conspiracy and damages. Mr Justice Bowen held that this ring had only pushed competition to the bitter end, and competition, however severe, if not attended with dishonesty and intimidation, could give rise te no cause of action. Mr Justice Fry said that mere competition for the purposes of gain, if without actual malice, was not aotlonable, even if It were ruinous to a rival. Tbe plaintiffs intimated their intention of appealing against the decision, AN UNWILLING WITNESS. LONDON, Jolt 16. Mr John O'Connor, M.P. for Tipperary, vVhile under examination before ' The limes '• Parnell Commission, refused to answer several questions on the ground that be was bennd by an oath, taken when be was a Fenian, although he had new eeased te be a member of that society. Sir James Hannen said that the refusal of the witness to answer the questif as would neoessarily Influer eta the judgment of theCommlssioners. As O'Connor persisted in bis refusal his examination was brought to a olose. A MESALLIANCE. LONDON, JtfLt 15. Viscount Dunlo has oreated a sensation in London by marrying a music ball linger named Bilton. Tbe Viscount intends te take his wife on a visit to Australia. BOULANGER'S VIEWS. uONDON, Jthl 16. Tbe centenary of the taking of tbe Baßtille was celebrated in London yesterday by the friends of General Boulauger. Tbe General, who presided, deolared that tbe policy he was pursuing was in order te strengthen the Frenoh Republic, THE SOUDAN TROUBLE. CAIRO, 3vLt 15. The Dervishes reported at Sarras yosterday show a disinclination to advanoe. DESTRUCTIVE STORM IN AMERICA. NEW YORK, JirtY IS. Terrific rains and storms bare been experienced in New York State, and sine bridges have been washed away. A DOUBLE SUICIDE. LONDON, Ji'LY 16. Information reaohed here that Lady Mary Acton, the eldest daughter ef Lord Aoton, of Shropshire, has committed snkide by throwing herself into the Terpens*, one of the lakes in Bavaria. Count Blamenthal, an attaohe te the British Embassy at Munich, on hearing of tbe fatality, shot himself dead. Various stories are afloat, and the double death has caused s> great sensation throughout England and en tbe Continent.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7960, 16 July 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7960, 16 July 1889

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