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Rome and Foreign.

The report that Sullivan had been arrested for taking part in a prize fight in the United States was premature. Warrants are out for both him and Kilrain, but all efforts to discover them have been futile. It is believed that their friends are keeping them in hiding, The 'Sportsman' Cup is included in the stake for the champion sculling race, which takes place in September between Searle and O'Connor. Sir James Allenson Picton, president of the British Archaeological Association and writer of essays on philological and antiquarian subjects, died yesterday. He was eighty-four years of age. The Emperor of China has cancelled the edict preventing the construction of the Pekin-Tung Chow Railway, and the work will now ba proceeded with. The Labor Congress to be held at Berne has been postponed until t.e spring. The ' Pall Mall Gazette' states that the Western Australian Constitution Bill is an Imperial job, and declares that the House of Commons must oppose it unless the boundary of the colony is curtailed south and east. Private Koid, of the Ist Lanark Regiment, won the Queen's Prize at the annual shooting competition yesterday, with a score of 281 points. The New Zealand Trust and Loan Company have declared a dividend of 10 per cent. The Bill giving responsible government to Western Australia has passed the House of Lords. The mutilated body of a prostitute was found under a gas lamp in Castle Alley, Whitechapel, at one o'clock yesterday morning. No arrest has been made. An international sugar bank with a capital of L 3,000,000 is being formed. The bank will undertake sales on commission. The creditors of the Magdeburg sugar ring are allowing them time, and it is expected the prices will recover, The report of an intention to blockade Crete is denied. The Sultan is reported to be making over* tures to the Triple Alliance. In his examination before 'The Times'Parnell Commission yesterday Mr Kelly deposed that he was sent from America to Ireland in 1879, and was bupplied with funds by the Clan-na-Gael Society to effect a rising in Ireland, but the mission failed, as the governing body in Ireland refused to cooperate. He admitted that he was intimate with Miller, Devoy, and Harris—three of the Irish Revolutionary party in America. He also stated that he arranged for the defence of any prisoner he thought proper. Sir H. James will conclude the crossexamination of Mr Parnell to-day. ' The Times' states that Mr Healey has addressed a meeting of the National League at Dublin, at which he defied and insulted the Commission. ' The Times '"{asserts that the Patriotic Union had nothing to do with the articles on "Parnellism and Crime," as alleged by the Irish party. The 'Standard' considers Mr Parnell's withdrawal from the Commission a piece of thin melodramatic posing which the public will regard as an angry admission of the futility of his efforts to exculpate himself.

♦ Australian.

It has been discovered that the Yan Yean water supply is impregnated with the germs of typhoid fever. Heavy easterly gales and sea in Byron Bay, New South Wales, have been responsible for several casualties. The brig Fawn, and schooners Bannockburn, Hastings, and Agneß were driven ashore, but no loss of life occurred. The Spurwing and Fawn were broken up, but the others lie on a soft beach. The Spurwing was insured in the Standard Office for L 1.350, the Bannockburn in the South British Office for L 1,500, the Hastings in the Victoria Office for LI.OOO.

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YESTERDAYS CABLES., Issue 7962, 18 July 1889

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YESTERDAYS CABLES. Issue 7962, 18 July 1889

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