SP? ak j n g at the Buda Pastb banquet at which tha Emperors of Austria and Germany we*s entertained, Emperor William said the Austro-Hungarian-German Alliance was of suoh a close, firm, and indissoluble character that it would long continue to secure the peace of Europe. Hia Majesty made re. markable efforts to conciliate and oompli. meut the Hungarians. ■ M At aa irfquoit on the fiody of the Rev. Aubrey Price, of Claphara, who died from the effects of a revolver wound, which before his death he declared had been caused by burglars, an open verdiot was returned. The evidence adduced went in the direction of showing that the deceased had recently suffered from mental weakness.
The ‘Daily Chronicle’ states that President Kruger is suffering from Bright’s disease m an advanced ttage, and that the physicians declare that he can hardly live for eighteen months. •. Lord George Hamilton, Secretary for India, suggests that the Indian famine relief fund should now be closed. The yacht Spray, in which Captain Slocum is making a voyage round the world, has arrived safdy a t Port Louis from Australia. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Premier of Canada, says he will never rest satisfied until the whole of the Canadian products and 90 per cent, of the produce from the Western States of America are carried by means of the St. Lawrence route.
The sheriff of Coleraine (U.S.) and forty 0. “is deputies have been committed for tna! on a charge of the murder of miners. The whole of the accused were admitted to bail.
Severe shocks of earthquake have been experienced at Venice, Trieste, and Rome. A panic was occasioned amongst the populace of those cities, but only slight damage was done to property, and no loss of life has been reported. The recent interruptions to the overland telegraph line were caused by Coleman, a cyclist, who was riding across the continent. Being taken suddenly ill, he out the wires for the purpose of obtaining assistance. The warship Mildura has, sailed from bydney for Auckland. She relieves H.M.S. Pyladea on the New Zealand station. . The Turkish party’s organ at Constantinople has published an article jubilant in tone at the reception accorded by the Sultan to an address presented by the Mahomedans of Karachi, which declared that although they were apparently subjects of the Queen they were really, morally, and actually under the protection of tho Sultan, and were ready to sacrifice their lives and fortune to the Sovereign of all Mahomedans.
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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS., Evening Star, Issue 10427, 23 September 1897