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Home and Foreign. During a westerly gale H.M.S. Sultan drifted ashore. When floated off she will proceed to England. The vessels which escaped from Queenstown harbor during the naval manoeuvres returned, actively pursued by fifteen of the enemy’s cruisers. An embassy from the King of Shoa has arrived at Naples on a mission to King Humbert. The liquidator of the Comptoir d’Escompte has compromised a claim against the directors for 20,000,00fr. The seizure of fishing vessels in Behring Sea continues. President Legitime has left Hayti in a French corvette, and General Hippolyte has occupied Port au Prince. The war is now ended. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce are in favor of laying a cable via Honolulu and Tutuila. A procession of 100,000 dock strikers marched to Hyde Park on Saturday. The men protest that they will not yield to the masters. The shipping companies have offered to concede most of the strikers’ demands, but the men stand out firmly for the abolition of the contract system. Famine is raging at Khartoum and Kassala. The people are eating dead bodies. The late Mahdi’s nephew, with 1,000 men, is twenty miles from Suakin, and threatens to attack the town. Australian, Sargeant’s body has been recovered from the galley of the Centennial, unmutilated. The body of Mr William C. Kennedy, manager of the Sydney branch of the Equitable Insurance Company, was found on the beach in Sydney Harbor. Death is supposed to be the result of poisoning, but the inquest was adjourned.

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YESTERDAY’S CABLES., Issue 7996, 27 August 1889

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YESTERDAY’S CABLES. Issue 7996, 27 August 1889

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