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THE SUEZ MAIL.

The following telegraphic summary is from the Argus : — GENERAL SUMMARY. Loitdoh, June 14. The Australian April mails via Brindisi were delivered punctually. At a meeting of the Aborigines' Protection Soeiety-on May 22, Polynesian kidnapping formed the prominent subject of discussion and denunciation. The report showed that the society had been incessantly active in promoting the welfare of the native races. The principal speakers were Mr Edward Jenkins, Sir James Anderson, Dr Mullens, Mr Arnold editor of the EcJio), Justice M'Carthy. and Professor Amos. The banquet given by the friends and business connexions of Mr Thomson, of Messrs M'Ewan and Co., of Melbourne, at the Crystal Palace, was a splendid success. There were 150 persons present. At a meeting of the Colonial Institute on May 28, Mr Eddy read a valuable paper on the distribution of coal in the British Empire. Mr Daintree gave some facts respecting the coal deposits of Queensland. Mr Tallerman is preparing a collection of Australian products for the Bethnal-green Museum at the request of the directors of the Kensington Museum. Mr Chevalier's five pictures now at the Royal Academy are to be sent to the Palace of Dheeg, in India. The Prince and Princess of Wales spent a week in Paris before returning to England. They were warmly received by all classes, and were visited by distinguished personages. The Prince narrowly escaped injury or death from the horses of his landau starting off from the hotel door just as he was about to enter his carriage. The carriage' was shattered before it stopped. After, onsiting the Islington Horse Show, and presiding at the Rifle Club dinner, the Prince received a magnificent reception at Yarmouth, at the opening of the Grammar School. .The festivities lasted three days. Prince Arthur, after the festivities at Liverpool, presented the prizes of the London and Irish Rifles. He also presided at the annual festival of the Royal Caledonian Asylum, when he pleaded the claims of the institution in an eloquent speech. Ho visits Birmingham on the 24th. The Duke of Edinburgh is making a Royal progress through Ireland, amidst the warmest demonstrations of loyalty. He opened the Dublin Exhibition with great eclat, and unveiled the statue of the Prince Consort on the 6th. Balls, dinners, a horticultural show, a concert, and review, completed the festivities of the week. The Derby was run in brilliant weather, and in the presence of unusual crowdß. The race occupied two and three quarter minutes, and was won by Cremorne. The favourite was nowhei'e. The second horse was brother to Flurry, an outsider. Seventeen fillies ran for the Oaks, which was won by Reine, the property of a French sportsman, M. Le Fevre. The French Derby was won by Revigny against 13 others. There were 400 entries for the Islington Horse Show. One hundred and twenty hunters, in four classes, were sent. There was an immense attendance. The London press eight-oared race was rowed oh May 25, by The Times, Standard, Daily News, and Telegraph crews. The latter won by a length and a half. The International Four-oared Race was rowed on the evening of the 10th June, on the Thames, between Putney and Mortlake. The boat which was built at New York for the Atalanta crew reached England in a damaged condition, and another had to be constructed. The race was deferred for two hours owing to the roughness of the river. The course wat reversed, and the boats rowed down stream to suit the tide. The Londoners took the lead, winning easily by 20 lengths in 21m 265. The result justified the opinions which had been expressed as to the superiority of the English style of rowing. The cat show at the Crystal Palace was followed by an exhibition of sporting and other dogs. There were 1035 entries. The bandjof the Grenadier Guards has Bailed for Boston to take part in the jubilee. I The invasion question has been initiated by Mr Yernon Harcourt, and has been ex^ haustively discussed at the United Service Institution. ; A committee has been formed with the object of placing a window in 'Westminster Abbey commemorative of the officers and crew lost ia the Captain. \ General Ellis reports in flattering terms of

the performance of the volunteers at the Easter review. A new Liberal Club at Liverpool has been inaugurated by Mr Trevelyan. Lord Dunmore receives the Collar of St. Patrick, vacant by the death of Lord Mayo. Mr Cobbett, Conservative, has been elected for Oldham. General Sir Sydney Cotton has been gazetted Governor of the Tower. An important lecture on the "Washington Treaty has been delivered at Oxford by Professor Bernard. He excused the employment of vague language in critical negotiations. Mr Vemon Harcourt's Registration of Borough Voters' Bill has been talked out of the House of Commons. Lord Lifford has obtained the appointment of a select committee of inquiry upon the Irish Land Act of 1870. -

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THE SUEZ MAIL., Star, Issue 1388, 8 August 1872

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