[By Eleotbio Telegraph—Copyright.] [Feb Peess Association. J PROTECTIONRUN MAD. SYDNEY, September 20. (Received September 20,1889, at 12.15 p.m.) _ The Trades and Labor Council have decided to promote a Bill prohibiting the introduction into New South Wales of foreign or British workmen under agreements or con* traots,
A DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED. SYDNEY, September 20. Weaver, who was sentenced to death at Fiji for the murder of Captain Greenless, has had his penalty commuted to imprisonment for life. THE PACIFIC CABLE. MELBOURNE, September 20, _ The Government have received information that at a meeting of the colonial Agents-General in London it was decided to ask the Imperial Government to intervene to prevent a concession to an American company of the exclusive right to land telegraph and cables in Hawaii.
HELPING THE VICTORIAN, FARMERS AND WOOLLEN MILLS. MELBOURNE, September 20.
The House last night passed a resolution increasing the duty on woollen manufactures to 30 per cent. Mr M'Lean's motion raising the duty on maize, beans, peas, and hops was carried, as also was a motion increasing the duty on wheat to 2s lid per cental.
THE AUSTRALIAN PRIMACY. ADELAIDE, Sbptbmbbr 20. Bishop Kennion has petitioned the Archbishop of Canterbury not to consecrate Canon Smith as Bishop of Sydney till the 1 uestlon of the validity of his election has been settled.
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INTERCOLONIAL., Evening Star, Issue 8017, 20 September 1889