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Home aii(S Vor&igru The death is announced of the Rev. Mr Rentoul, Presbyterian minister, Dublin. Deceased was one of the delegates selected to represent the Presbyterian Church of Ireland at the Jubilee celebration in Victoria, but was unable to proceed there owing to illness in his family. Herr Fricker, who was the first European to escape from Khartoum, has published a statement that he saw General Gordon die—he having been killed by one of his own soldiers. The hop harvest is nearly concluded. The yield will be up to the average, and is of a fine quality. It is reported that the Cabinet is discussing the necessity of placing Paris in a state of siege during the general election of members of the Chamber of Deputies. The Sultan has acceded to the demand for the appointment of a Christian Governor of Crete, and also to iormulate liberal measures of self-government. The referee in the sculling race between Gaudaur and Teemer has upheld the protest of the latter, and given the race a draw. Gaudaur declined to row the race over again. The demand of the sailors for increased wages has been conceded. The Press are unanimous in expressing gratification at the terms agreed to between the companies and dockmen, and also at the conclusion of the strike, but consider it doubtful whether the strikers have gained n permanent benefit. The men marched in procession to Hydo Park on Monday, when a congratulatory meeting was held, at which a special vote of thanks was awarded to Australians and others who had rendered financial aid.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Issue 8014, 17 September 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Issue 8014, 17 September 1889

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