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YESTERDAY'S CABLES.

Home ami Fowi-ie.

Lord Harm advises the promoters or the projected Australian cricket team that it jm nectary to consult the County Cricket Council before leaving to see whether a T>n>'.ei- ■i"t> of mata'ht"* can bo arranged, the tour nu-y be >•. inlure. Vh-r.-.ruell has csp::nu.-d L'tf>,ooo of toe ; satn tubseiihed for the <.ei. nee of accused by 'The'lime*,' leaving abalaneii of about the same amount. _ The Dervishes are slowly moving northward, uud there hj au uneasy feeling m Cairo. , . ~ Baron Do Worms lias announced in the House of Commons that the Government will endeavor this session to alarm the principle of autonomy for the more settled portion of Western Australia, even if the question of the disposal of Crown lanus is held over for further consideration. It is rumored that Viscount Chelsea, eldest son of Earl Cadogan, Lord of tho Privy Seal, has been affianced to the Princess Victoria, second daughter of the Prince of Wales. The'market rate'of discount is T;d pe: cent., and tho bank rate 2\ per cent. New Zealand frozen meat is neglected iu present. Mutton is quoted at 5.1 d. The report of an alliance between trance and Russia is denied. Ten Russian warships are to bo sen. to Covea. There is considerable tension m t.ie relations with China owing to the occupation of Deer Island by Russia. The Emperor of Germany has sailed tor Spithead, accompanied by an escort of ironclads. . , A disastrous earthquake has taken place at Kiusu, the southernmost of the three principal islands of Japan. Immense loss of life and property was caused by the shock.

. «♦■ ■ Australian.

A Noumean paper received at Sydney by the mail contains a splenetic article condemning the appointment of Mr Romilly as British Consul to the New Hebrides. It accuses England of being an indefatigaole enemy to commerce in the Pacific, and only intent on supporting missionaries who are engaged in a propaganda against the [' rench. It declares that Mr Romilly'* appointment is a violation of the Anglo-French Treaty regarding the New Hebrides. In order to extend tho New South Wales railway system the Minister of Pubiic Works has submitted a scheme for the approval of the Government to construct light railways in remote districts to act as feeders for the main lineß. A good deal of opposition is manifested in political circles in Sydney to the renewal of the contract for tho San Francisco service. Mr O'Sullivan, formerly president of the Seamen's Union, has given notice of motion in the Legislative Assembly that in extending the contract the Government should debar tho Union Steam Ship Company from Bub-letting to any British or foreign company, or chartering vessels not registered in an Australian port.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7974, 1 August 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7974, 1 August 1889

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