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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7973, 31 July 1889
Some and Foreign.
The suspected assassins are being tried for the murder of Dr Cronin. A fight will probably be arranged between Mitchell and Slavin. Phil Robinson has summoned his wife for perjury in the recent case in which she obtained a divorce from him. Baron De Worms, in answer to a question in the House of Commons, said naturalisation in one colony did not apply in another. Americans have seized the Canadian fishing schooner Black Diamond in the Behring Sea. Sir Saul Samuel has asked the First Lord of the Admiralty to confer with the representatives of the colonies as to the propriety of giving ships of the auxiliary squadron aboriginal names in piaco of those already proposed. It is thought Lord George Hamilton will probably agree to reconsider the Admiralty's determination. Mr J. Morley's motion respecting grants to younger members of the Royal Family was rejected by 355 to 134. Mr Chamberlain accused the opponents of grants of being the Nihilists of English politics. Dr Tanner, M.P. for Middle Cork, haa been sentenced to one month's hard labor for spitting upon the police. The Trust Funds Bill has passed its final stages. Lord Salisbury admits that the attitude of Russia towards the Balkan principalities is very correct and pacific. He comments favorably on the symptoms of stability and progress in Bulgaria. The Shah of Persia is visiting Paris. Boulanger was elected for Bordeaux, Tours, Nancy, and Amiens, and defeated at Lille. Boulanger is dejected at the result of his candidature, and accuses the Government of unfair practices. Up to date Boulanger has succeeded in getting elected for fifteen seats, and failed in seventy.
The Vienna 'Allgemeine Zeitung' says that France and Russia have concluded a formal defensive alliance on the model of the Triple Alliance between Austria, Germany, and Italy.
The dervishes have resumed their march northwards, and Colonel Wodehouse, with Anglo-Egyptian troops, is following hard upon their track.
The ' Argus' says that the Parliament of New Zealand is not lagging behind in the matter of obstruction, although it has the grace to close its doors and wrangle in private. The dispute is unfortunate, for while it upsets public business, it turns upon a miserable squabble between town and country. No better service could be done than to attempt to arrange the electoral basis amicably. " Surely," saya the article, " the question of representation of cities is one which might be settled in a spirit of fairness towards them."
Sir H. Parkes apologised in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly fat his hasty threat against the Council in consequence of their action on the Payment of Members Bill, and now states that he desires to approach the subject in a calm and temperate manner.
The exploring party in the Glebe pit, Newcastle, where the miners were entoirbed, have found a horse which had evidently died of starvation, and the general feeling is that many of the men only too probably met their death in the same horrible way. Mr Gillies, the Victorian Treasurer, delivered his Budget Speech last evening. It is considered highly satisfactory. The receipts during the year were L 9,779,000, and the expenditure L 8,170,000, leaving a surplus of L 1,609,000. The revenue for next vear is estimated at L 10,608,000, and the "expenditure at L 10,523,000. The Government intend to dispose of the surplus by giving grants and bonuses in the encouragement of agricultural and wine industries; also to establish technical, agricultural, and military colleges, develop rabbit extermination, and give additional grants to municipal bodies and other existing institutions. With regard to the tariff, tea will come in free, cereals will be increased to 3s per cental, and green fruit to 2s. It is not proposed to increase the stock tax. Postage rates will be reduced to Id within the colony. The duty on all dairy produce will be increased, but the amounts are not yet available for telegraphing.
YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7973, 31 July 1889
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