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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7995, 26 August 1889
Home and Foreign. The strike among London dock laborers and stevedores is extending. The Peninsular and Oriental Compauy have arranged that their steamers shall discharge cargoes at Antwerp and Southampton. German New Guinea has been proclaimed a Crown colony by the German Government. The Belgian Government have agreed to subsidise the German - Australian line of steamers. In a despatch to colonial Governors, Lord Knutsford declares that the true interests of the colonies, and the preservation of friendly constitutional relations between the colonies and England, are best secured by adhering to the present mode of selecting Governor?. A conference to discuss East African affairs will meet at Berlin on October 15. The Government have decided to Bend delegates to the Maritime Conference which meets at Washington in October. The Marquis of Salisbury has declined to accede to the proposal that the Pacific squadron should be ordered to protect English vessels engaged in seal fishing in the Behring Sea. Heavy rains have damaged the crops already cut, and the harvest is being delayed. The total yield is expected to be much nnder the former estimate^ During the festivities at Metz, in honor of the visit of the Emperor and Empress of Germany, many French residents left the city. The New Zealand Government have been awarded a gold medal for their exhibit of timber at the Paris Exhibition. The exhibits of Mr H. E. Liardet, furrier, of Wellington, received honorable mention. The superior jury have had under consideration mineral awards made in July, and rejected the following:—Silver medal, Pha-nix Antimony Mining Company; bronze medals, Messrs Firth and Clark, Auckland ; honorable mention, Reuben Parand. The United Mines Jury have added to tho previous list of awards—silver medal to the Endeavor Inlet Antimony Company. To the Saxon Quartz Mining Company, Thames, and the Fiery Cross Mining Company, Inangahua, the jury have awarded certificates of honorable mention instead of bronze medals. There is considerable excitement in British Columbia over the seizure of a fishing vessel by Americans. It is reported that the United States Government are willing to arbitrate on the question of the Behring Sea fisheries. The American Press generally discourage the seizure of vessels, and refer with derision to the seizures made. A lunatic confined in an infirmary in Brussels made a savage onslaught on the patients, and killed five and wounded twenty-five others before being secured. » Australian. The New South Wales Government have submitted a proposal to the English Government that the garrisons on Thursday Island and St. George Sound should be furnished by the several colonies and placed under federal command. Lord Knutsford replies that the question is receiving careful consideration at the hands of the Cabinet. Premier Gillies suggests that Western Australia should provide a garrison for St. George Sound, and Queensland that for Thursday Island. He further suggests that in the event of war the footing should be Increased at the cost of the other colonies. The search for bodies in the Glebe pit has resulted in the recovery of the body of a man named Roberts. A sad accident occurred on the Newcastle railway line on Saturday evening. Two brothers named Carroll and a friend named Buxton were walking along the line when a train overtook them. Both Carrolls were knooked down and horribly mutilated, and Buxton was so terribly injured that his life Is despaired of. The Carroll brothers were dead when picked up. In connection with the proposed commercial federation proposal, the Adelaide Chamber of Commerce have decided that, while admitting the advantages to bo derived from sueh a system, the present course of Victorian legislation renders its attainment problematical, therefore it would bo quite useless to appoint delogatcs to discuss the matter.
YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7995, 26 August 1889
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