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YESTERDAY'S CABLES

f 4mu’ ivul Foreign. The tallow market is firm. Best mutton 27s Gd and bust beef 26s Gd. Ox hide, 3iJ 1 to 3.jd per lb. New Zealand hemp, L2S 15s to L 29. The exhibit of ferns sent from Victoria to Paris lias been awarded a grand prize. All colonial exhibitors of v leather at tho Exhibition will receive awards. Mr Laboucherc’a motion traversing the recommendation of the Committee as to grants to the Royal Family was rejected by 390 against 116. The members of tho Parnellite party voted with the Government, Mr Cecil Raikes, Postmaster-General, announces that on and after January 1 the transit rates of colonial mails via Brindisi will be reduced by L 6.000. The Orient mails via Foggia and Naples will he accelerated.

The Government have appointed a Departmental Committee to consider the propriety of taking a quinquennial census. Cold rains arc retarding the harvest in the southern portion of Russia, and farmers fear that the intense heat has ruined the bulk of the crops. The Pops has created the Hon, Dr M. S. Grace, M.L.C., of Wellington, a Count of the Church.

The Yellow River burst its banks in the Shantuang district, and countless lives have been lost. Immense damage to property is reported.

The proposal of the Mayor of Now York to hold an International Exhibition in 1892, under tho auspices of the United States Government, to celebrate the fourth centenary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, is being warmly supported by commercial gentlemen. The wedding of tho Duke of Fife to Princess Louise of Wales was celebrated on Saturday. The Archbishop of Canterbury performed the ceremony. The Queen, the King of Greece, and Prince Frederick (Crown Prince of Denmark) were present. The German section of the Royal Family approve of the family alliance to the English nobility. The alliance is received rather coldly by the middle class, while the lower classes warmly approve of it. Two of the Australian gunboat cruisers are ready for launching. A German company is prepared to construct a railway from Perth to Adelaide. J- is stated that the Prince of Wales is in debt to the extent of L 900.000. His principal creditors are the Rothschilds. AusuraUaii, The death is announced of Captain Feilding, who was in charge of the steamer Fijian when she was wrecked at tho New Hebrides on the 13th May. Mujor-general Edwards, of the Imperial Army, on Saturday inspected 3,500 of the New South Wales troops in the presence of an immense assemblage of the public.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Evening Star, Issue 7971, 29 July 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Evening Star, Issue 7971, 29 July 1889

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