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Home and Foreign. The charge against Judge Field of complicity in the shooting of Terry by Deputymarshal Nagle has been dismissed. It is Mrs (not Lady) Tryon who is dead. The house of a tenant at Woodford, who had paid his rent, was fired in revenge, and the owner along with a servant burnt to death. The market rate of discount is 3i per cent., and the bank rate 3 per cent. New Zealand mutton, 6»d. Contracts have been made with the French Government for a large supply. The Calliope has been recommissioned for the Australian station. The Antwerp wool sales opened firm. There was a large attendance, and ope» bidding showed an advance of five centimes for good River Plate. Medium qualities and lambs are unchanged. Inferior descriptions are very irregular. ■ o Australian, In the Victorian Assembly Mr M'Lean's motion, which Government accepted as one of want of confidence, was defeated by a largo majority of 31. The Divorce Extension Bill and Ministerial Election Bill have passed the Ne.v South Wales Assembly. Premier Parkes is considering the advisableness of sending a delegate to the Maritime Conference, which meets at Washington in October. At the inquiry into the loss of tho Centennial, tho captain of the Kanahooka stated that the Centennial was on the wrong side, and had such a position that she must have cither struck the rocks or collided with the Kanahooka. The Board find that the collision was caused by the neglect of the captain of the Centennial in keeping on the wrong side. He has accordingly been cited to appear on Monday to show cause why his certificate should not be cancelled or suspended. The Freetrade Conference now sitting at Sydney approved of a land tax levied irrespective of improvements. The riot raised at Geraldtoii by eighty Javanese has been quelled, and eleven of the ringleaders arrested. The Premier of Queensland has no objection to a joint representation being made by the colonies asking England to aunex the New Hebrides group. The South Australian Government express their willingness to act with the other colonies in the direction of restricting French encroachment in the Pacific. Sir J. G. Lee Stcere (Speaker of the Legislative Council of Western Australia) has suggested a compromise as a solution of the land difficulty. He proposes that the colony be divided north to south along the 120 th degree of longitude—that to the westward to be vested in the local Legislature, that to the eastward to be under Imperial control. The proposal is generally approved.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889