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Home and Foreign.

Sir H. B. Looh and family will leave Melbourne on November 15 in a special steamer for the Cape. If the Earl of Hopetoun, his successor, has not arrived by that date, Sir William Robinson will act in the interregnum. The Earl of Hopetoun has entertained the Shah of Persia at his estate in Linlithgowshire. Tenders for the Western Australian loan of LIOO.OOO at 4 per cent., with a minimum of LlO7 10s, were opened yesterday. The loan was successfully floated at an average of LIOB 15s. Mr Cecil Raikes, Postmaster-General, will shortly issue a number of threepenny post cards, chiefly for Australia. The Indian Native States will contribute 3,000 [sic) troops, principally cavalry, for Imperial defence. Dervishes who have reached Zanzibar state that Emin Bey is being deserted by his British followers, and that other adherents are wavering in their support. Mr Parnell informed 'The Times'Parnell Commission yesterday that it was his belief that Egan took the Land League books toParis. Mr Parnell refused to authorise the president of the Commission to examine the accounts of the trust funds.

A fine oillection of British pictures will be shipped by the R.M.S. Rimutaka for exhibition at the New Zealand Exhibition.


In the Victorian House of Assembly the Education Act Amendment Bill has passed through .'jommittee. It reduces the school ago from . Uteen to thirteen years. A nautical inquiry was held at Sydney yesterday int.; the cause of the sinking of the steamer Afgu*a<whilo loading coal at Newcastle. The Cou«rt held that the accident was duo to negligence in leaving the valve open, and suapob&d the certificate of the first engineer for six months, and that of the second for twelve months Exploration in the Glebe mine, where the roof collapsed, has been abandoned. The Western Australian Parliamentwaa opened yesterday, having bean specially summoned to consider the new Electoral 8.11.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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