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Home and Foreign. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is promoting the proposed Pacific cable via Honolulu, Tutuila, and New Zealand. The cost is estimated at 10.000.000d01. The bank rate of discount has been raised to 4 per cent. The Galatea captured the Arethusa, one of Admiral Baird's Bquadron, in the Mersey, where she had been preying en Atlantic steamer?. The macceuvres have now concluded. It is expected General BouUnger will return to Paris before the general election next month. The Cz»r and family, and the Princess of Wales and family, are at Copenhagen. Armenians in Russia are urging their oppressed countrymen to appeal to the Czar to save them from Khurdish cruelty. Admiral Heneage, who i 3 in command of the Pacific squadron, forcibly removed a <*erman barque from its anchorage at Esquimau without assigning a reason. The harbor-master declares that the Admiral exceeded his authority, and ordered the barque to return to its position. America continues to seize sealers in Retiring Strait. Disturbances have arisen with the Chinese oh the south-east coast of Sumatra, resulting in some villages being attacked and destroyed, and a number of the inhabitants killed. Anstralian. The ' Argus,' commenting on the Ward. Hialop correspondence, says that whether the Now Zealand Government was right or wrong in its method of rebuke, it was certainly right in principle. At tho annual meeting of the Mutual Life Association held at Melbourne yesterterday, tho chairman announced that the expenses were rapidly being reduced, and were now only 22$ per cent, of the income. The bonus distribution will take place at Christmas, and another two years hence. Mr Taylor, a leading accountant in Sydney, has been arrested at Colombo on & charge of absconding with intent to defraud his creditors. His liabilities amount to half a million. Several banks have been swindled to the extent altogether of L 200.000. Numerous frauds have been unearthed. The sculling race at Sydney between C. Stephens, of New Zealand, and J. Kemp, brother of the ex-champion, for L2OO a side, was won by the forxner. Time, 20min 24£aec. _____________

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Evening Star, Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Evening Star, Issue 8000, 31 August 1889