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[BY CLEOTBIO J.KLKGKAPH—UOP YaiGHT.J [Per Press Association. \ THE EMPEROR FRANCIS IN BERLIN. BERLIR, August 13. (Received August 20, 1859, at 10 a.m.) The Emperor of Germany welcomed the Emperor of Austria, who was accompanied to Berlin by the Archduke Ferdinand and a distinguished suite. Great enthusiasm was shown by the people. August 15. The Emperor William, in toasting his Imperial guest, said that the German people and army would maintain the alliance with Austria, oven at the cost of having war forced upon them. The Emperor Francis, in reply, said that lie desired the Austrians and Gormans to bo united as brothers and comrades, and that Austria was grateful for German sympathy. THE TRIAL OP DR CRONIN’S MURDERERS. CHICAGO, August 13. The owners of the cottage in which Dr Cronin was murdered have identified Burke as the man who hired the house. STANLEY’S MOVEMENTS. ZANZIBAR, August 13. News lias reached here that Stanley is going to Kavironda Bay, on the eastern aide of the Victoria Nyanza, when he will make a start for the port of Mombasa. He is expected to arrive there in a few months. THE P. AND 0. COMPANY. LONDON, August 13, The proposal, to decrease the capital of the P. and 0. Company has been favorably received, and shares have already risen to L7B. AQUATIC. LONDON, August 14. Searle is not very well at present. He scales 12st when stripped. O’Connor ia in splendid condition. August 10. The * European Mail ’ thinks that O’Connor will beat Searle in the forthcoming contest. LEGAL. LONDON, August 14. Mr Solomons, of Sydney, has been appointed Queen’s counsel for Fiji. LAND LEGISLATION FOR IRELAND. LONDON, August 14. It is understood that the Government will resume possession of land in Western Ireland and resell it, and also regulate the population, The holdings in the eastern districts will not bo resumed except in special instances. Land banks, with an Imperial guarantee, will also be established. A NEW PORTFOLIO. LONDON, August 14. Mr Chaplin has been appointed Minister of Agriculture. THE CRETAN DIFFICULTY. LONDON, August 15. Greece has been stopped preparing a fleet for despatch to Crete. CONSTANTINOPLE, August 16. Thirty thousand Turkish troops and eight warships ha%'e been scut to Crete. The insurrection is now subsiding. PERSONAL. LONDON, August 15. Archbishop Croke will shortly proceed to Australia on a private visit. EXHIBITION AWARDS. PARIS, August 15. Additional awards at the Exhibition are announced as follows : Bronze modal: Dowsliu’s mortice lock and furniture, New Zealand ; Hematite paint, Tasmania. NAVAL MANOEUVRES. LONDON. August 15. The summer naval manceuvres are now going on. War is supposed to have been declared, and Admirals Tryon and Tracy are defending England, which is being attacked from Ireland by Admirals Baird and D’Arcy Irvine. Two sailors sleeping in the forecastle of a torpedo boat were suffocated during the manoeuvres. AN ABSCONDER. LONDON. August 15. An official of the Queensland National Bank is believed to have absconded. THE PRINCE OF WALES’S DAUGHTER. LONDON, August 15. It is reported that the Princess Victoria of Wales has been betrothed to Prince Hohen-lohe-Langenbourg. THE WHITECHAPEL HORRORS. LONDON. August 15, A verdict of murder has been returned in the last Whitechapel tragedy. MURDERED. LONDON, August 15. A man, name unknown, has been murdered on the Brighton Railway. A SUCCESSFUL GENERAL. LONDON, August 15. General Grenfell, ia recognition of his victory at Toski, has been promoted to the permanent rank of major-general. A NEW KNIGHT^OF THE GARTER. LONDON, August 15, Prince Henry of Prussia (who accompanied his brother, tho Emperor, to England) has been invested with the Order of the Garter. HARVEST PROSPECTS. LONDON, August 15. The uv.settled weather is checking the harvest, but early samples of grain show excellent quality. DOCK LABORERS’ STRIKE. LONDON, August 15. Ton thousand dock laborers arc on strike in London, and tho export trade of tho City is disturbed in consequence. THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE. BERLIN, August 15. The Emperor of Germany has arranged a rapprochement between England and the Triple Alliance, the terms of which are to be rearranged by the Emperors of Germany and Austria. LONDON, August 16. Sir James Fergussnn denies the statement of an approaching alliance between England and Germany. A SMOKELESS POWDER. BERLIN, August 15. A new smokeless and noiseless powder has been successfully tried in a sham fight at Spandau. A CANADIAN DELEGATION. OTTAWA, August 16. Mr Brown, member for Ontario, accompanies Mr Abbott, the Canadian delegate, on his mission to Australia, THE FRENCH ELECTIONS. PARIS, August 17. It is rumored that the French general elections will take place on September 22. HOME AGAIN. VIENNA, August 17. Emperor Francis has returned here, QUEEN NATALIE. BELGRADE, August IS. It has been arranged that Queen Natalie shall be allowed to visit the Servian capital three times a year. The Regents object to King Alexander visiting his mother at Yalta, and she has resolved to come to Belgrade shortly. If she persists in her intention it is feared that riots will take place.

MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, August IS. The Antwerp wool sales will take place between August 27 and September 4. Seventeen thousand bales of Australian wool have arrived, and 1,000 more are on the way. Ox hides, 3], d ; cows’, 2j,d. The English wheat market ia dull, the Continental inactive, and the American steady. Australian flour (average), 275. Australian wheat (ex warehouse), 40s; Now Zealand long - berried, 38s Gd. Market quiet. Sugar: German beet, 18s 9d ; Java do, 21s. Pig iron, 465. Frozen mutton, 5Jd. There has been no change for some days. The Bank reierve is L 11,894,000, the proportion of reserve to liabilities being 37i per cent. Consols, L9B. Freights generally arc unchanged, but steamers are advancing somewhat after tho late decline. At auction 500 bales of New Zealand hemp were sold at from 1.22 10a to L2B 10s. Eleven hundred cases of kauri gum have been sold at from 5s to 8s advance. Tallow: Medium mutton, 2Cs Gd: beef, 24s Gd. The arrivals of wool to date number 215,000 bales ; sent forward, 43,000. New Zealand 4 per cent inscribed stock, 107 A, and the market active. [Special to Press Association.] THE EASTERN QUESTION. CONSTANTINOPLE, August 14. (Received August 20, 1889, at 10 a.m.) Two Turkish ironclads have been despatched to Crete, The statement that Bulgaria intends to proclaim her freedom is not confirmed, THE IRISH PROGRAMME. LONDON, August 15. The announcement of the Government’s new departure in Ireland was published at Birmingham on Mr Chamberlain’s authority. SUPPRESSING PUGILISM. NEW YORK, August 15. Kilrain, the pugilist, has been arrested. The grand jury are now trying Sullivan for his share in the recent fight. August 17. Sullivan has been sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment for taking part in the fight, _ Besides Sullivan and Kilrain their principals will be indicted by the grand jury. ATTACKING A JUDGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCE. NEW YORK, August 15, Mr Terry, a well-known barrister of California, struck Chief-Justice Field at tho railway station at Lathrap, and Deputymarshal Nagle shot him dead. Terry was angry at the Judge for committing him for contempt in the Sharon case in 1887. August 16. Terry’s purpose was suspected, and Nagle was authorised to defend Judge Field. At the inquest the latter was found guilty of shooting, but he will probably bo acquitted. Terry’s wife was the notorious Althea Hill, who claimed to have been married to Senator Sharon, and brought a suit against him, which lasted for a considerable time and excited great interest in California. She threatens revenge for the death of her husband, and has issued a warrant against Judge Field, whom sheaccuses of complicity in the shooting.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7990, 20 August 1889

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