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YESTERDAY'S CABLES

ilome and Foreign.

Five hundred bales of New Zealand hemp have been sold slowly at easier rates. Mr Gladstone has been complimented by Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince of Wales on the celebration of his golden wedding, and a great fete lias been held at the National Liberal Club in honor of the event.

Foreigners are making complaints to the Foreign Olfiee of the difficulty in securing complete naturalisation for the whole of Australia.

Mr Benzon asserts that his trip through Australia and New Zealand co&t him L 65.000. On the recommendation of the Committee appointed to inquire into the subject of grants to the Royal Family coming before the House of Commons yesterday, Mr Labouchcre moved that the funds at the disposal of the Queen were adequate for her grandchildren, and if otherwise economy should be made in respect to the household. The extreme Radical wing supported Mr Labouehere. The majority of tho Parnellites supported Mr Gladstone, and Mr Smith is euggesting a compromise. Mr Morley moved an amendment opposing the grant recommended, unless it was agreed that no further application be made. Mr Gladstone, in an eloquent speech, combatted the arguments of Mr Labouehere, He severely condemned the shabby attacks made on the civil list, and repudiated a microscopic inspection of the Queen's household. The expenses of a splendid Court in a country like England was. he considered, a necessity. Sir C. Gavan Duffy, in a letter to the Pre3s, states that if home rule the same as prevails iu Victoria were given to Ireland there would be no more political prisonerr. Referring to the letter, the ' Freeman's Journal' eulogises the patriotism of the writer.

The failure of the Sugar Bounties Convention has caueed a good deal of irritation at Berlin.

A revolt has broken nut at Crete, and there is u general demand for British protection. Turkey has despatched two warships and four regiments to the seat of the disturbance.

Australian.

At the inquest into the accident at the Glebe Pit at Newcastle the jury foundthat it was due to the weakness of tho pillars supporting the roof. The jury added a rider censuring Sharp, the overman, for not calling the men out when falls from tho roof were first reported. The President of the New South Wales Legislative Council has drawn up a memorandum in connection with the amendment made to the Payment of Members Bill, in which he decides that the amendment will not violate the Constitution, as it will not lead to the appropriation of public revenue or the imposition of taxation. Evidence as to the sanity of the man Weaver, who shot Captain Greenless, of the seho'.Ht-r Colonist, at ilavanna Harbor, is being taken before a special commission, and will be forwarded to Fiji, where the man is in custody,

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Issue 7970, 27 July 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Issue 7970, 27 July 1889

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