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CABLEGRAMS                

THE VISIT OF THE CHINESE VICEROY

TO ENGLAND.

LONDON, August 4.

A representative of The Times had an inter-   view yesterday with the Chinese Viceroy (Li Hung Chang), in the course of which he stated it was the intention of the Chinese Government to expend a large proportion of its increasing revenue in the purchase of war stores, the creation of a new army and navy, and the building of war- ships in England on English lines to be commanded by English officers. It had signed contracts for the manufacture

of rifles in France, and of artillery in Ger-

many. The Viceroy also expressed his sur-   prise at the sympathy of England with Japan.

THE DISORDERS IN TURKEY.

LONDON, August 4.

Greece is yielding to the pressure of the Powers, and has given orders to stop help to the people of Crete by the military.

THE TROUBLES IN SOUTH AFRICA.

LONDON, August 4.

The Standard states the Right Hon. W. Jackson has been offered the presidency of the committee which has been appointed to inquire into the affairs of the British South

Africa Company.

Captain Plumer defeated a force of 400 rebels in the Charles Valley, Matoppo, and killed thirty of them.  

THE SOCIALISTS AND WORKERS'  

CONGRESS.

LONDON, August 3.

The Socialists' and Workers' Congress now sitting in London to-day passed a motion demanding the nationalisation of collieries, railways, and factories.    

Mr. John Burns, in referring to the pro- ceedings of the Congress, described them as a ghastly failure.

GREAT HEAT IN GERMANY.

LONDON, August 3.

The heat in parts of Germany of late has been very great. In Konigsberg no fewer than eighteen deaths occurred in one day

from sunstroke.  

THE EXECUTION OF THE BRITISH

TRADER STOKES.  

LONDON, August 3.

The Superior Council of the Congo is now hearing the appeal in the case of Major  

Lothstre, who was tried and acquitted for the execution of the British trader Stokes in the  

Congo territory belonging to Belgium.

Lord Vaux, on behalf of Britain, is sup- porting the appeal.

ITALY AND ABYSSINIA.

LONDON, August 3.  

A caravan conveying assistance to the    

Italian prisoners in Abyssinia was pillaged by the natives and compelled to return to

Gibutil.

THE BRITISH COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.

LONDON, August 3.

The Empire Club has passed a motion ex- pressing its deep regret at the injurious testimony given by the British Commander. in-Chief (Field-Marshal Lord Wolseley) before the Royal Commission that the Indian Native

Army is an inferior force.  

DISASTROUS FIRE IN GERMANY.

LONDON, August 3.   A fire has been raging in Lebus, Prussia,     for the past two days. It has destroyed a    

large part of the town.

LONDON, August 4.   The damage amounted to half a-mlllon   roubles.  

M. ANDREE'S VOYAGE TO THE

ARCTIC REGIONS.    

LONDON, August 3.   M. Andree, who left Europe on an attempt

to reach the North Pole, by balloon, has   filled his balloon at Spitzbergen, and started   on his polar journey.  

THE AUSTRALIAN ELEVEN.  

LONDON, August 3.   The Australians commenced a match to-day at Birmingham against Warwickshire, which county was represented by the following

players:—H. Pallett, Forrester, W. Ward,   W. G. Quaife, A. A. Lilley, E. J. Diver,  

J. E. Hill, Rev. E. Percival, H. W. Bain- , bridge, Mallow, and A. C. S. Glover ( Doonan, Eady, .and Johns were omitted from | the Australian team. The weather was , perfect, and there was an enormous attend-

ance. The wicket was excellent, and the j

fielding ground was also in first-rate order. Tbe Australians batted first and were all out tor 339 runs, at which stage tbe stumps were drawn for the day. Iredale and Giffen opened the batting, and at one o'clock the first wicket fell, Iredale being caught behind the wloket. Darling then joined Giffen and scoring went on rapidly, the two not having been panted at half-past two o'clock when the total had reached 109, Darling being 34 not «nt and Giffen 48 not out. The principal

«cores follow :

ADSTEHLUNS.-First Innings.

< F. A. Iredale, c Lilley b Forrester 24

J. Darling, b Quaife. 10S G. Giffen, c Glover b Ward .,. SI G. H. 8. Trott, c Pallet b Quaife ... 46 S. H. Gregory, not ont . 59

Total.339 HEAVY BAIN AT EOSHES.

LONDON, August 4.

Heavy rain has fallen at Koshos, filling all the wells. This is the first rain that has tallen there for nine years.

THE EXPEDITION IN THE SOUDAN.

LONDON, August 4.

The, steamers are passing the second cataract of the Nile, and Kerman is now being fortified.

LISBON IN DARKNESS.

LONDON, August 4.

Lisbon ha« been in darkness for two nights owing to a strike among the employees at the

gasworks.

THE REBELLION IN CUBA.

LONDON, August 4.

Spain has failed to complete the purchaso of the warships and ls now parleying with the shipbuilders on the Clyde with a view to the building of new vessels.

THE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP.

LONDON, August 4. j Unless Gaudaur agrees to-morrow to the date of the 7th of September suggested by Stanbury, the sculling championship match

will be declared off.

CYCLING.

LONDON, August 4.

Tie btoycle carnival was continued to-day.

Wjvt England t>. Australia mlle race Parlby

was first, Payne third, Megson fifth, and Lewis sixth. The time was 2 min. 54 sec. In the five-mile race the contestants finished in the same order. The time wns 14 min. 30 seo Parlby had an easy victory.

Look out for some cheap lines in Men's Clothing and Shirts on Thursday at JAMES

STEWART AND CO.-ADVT.

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