Home and Foreign.
Sales of wheat are principally confined to new English crop, which averages 30s. Professor Lumboltz, who recently read a paper on Northern Queensland before the British Association for the Advancement of Science, intends making a thorough exploration of New Guinea.
The River de Plata Fresh Meat Company are reforming into a new company with a registered capital of L 250,000. Mr William Redmond has been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for inciting tenants not to pay rent. At the wool sales 275,000 bales are offering. Searle and his trainer (Neil Matterson) leave for Australia on October 11.
Tory candidates have been nominated for every seat at the general election. There is every prospect of that party having a large majority. It is generally considered that the Boulangist candidates are weak. It ia almost impossible to give a forecast of the elections. The revision of the Constitution is the sole issue binding all opponents, including M, Clemenceau, against the Government. The clergy are actively opposing the Government. It ia estimated that seventy strong supporters of General Boulanger will be returned. It is probable that all votes given in favor of General Boulanger will be ignored. At the recent military manoiuvres at Hanover the smokeless powder was used with marvellous results.
H. M.S. gunboat Lily, stationed in North American waters, has been wrecked at Newfoundland. Seven of the crew were drowned.
Weber, the president of the Westphalian strikers, has been sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment on a charge of inciting to riot. The Sultan of Zanzibar has ceded to England and Germany tho right to search Native boats suspected of carrying slaves. The blockade of East African ports has ceased.
A mass of rock fell at Quebec on Saturday, burying a number of residences. So far as is known thirteen persons have been killed, and 100 are entombed in the ruins. It is estimated that thousands of tons of rock fell from Dufferin terrace from a height of 300 ft, destroying seven houses. The debris filled Chaplain street to a height of 30ft. Many of the persons who were entombed by the mass of failing stone have been rescued.
Burns, the Socialist, who announces his intention of making a lecturing tour of Australia, has been offered a free passage to the colony by shipowners. An attempt is being made to form a federated union to control the interests of labor and regulate trade strikes.
The ? Telegraph’s ’ story of a man implicated in Dr Cronip’s murder arriving at Sydney ia a canard. It appears that sh o detectives went on board the steamer In search of an absconder, and wished to see a passenger who had acted in a rather eccentric manner during the voyage, and when he saw the police officers he retreated to his cabin and threatened to shoot them if interfered with. The passenger in question remained in his cabin for sometime, and eventually reached the shore—having successfully eluded the vigilance of the police. An explosion of firedamp occurred in a new coal mine near Lake Macquarie (N.S.W.). Robinson and Fraser were the only two men below at the time, and both were badly injured.
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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Evening Star, Issue 8019, 23 September 1889