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Home and Foreign.

The first discovery that gold was missing from the Orient Company’s steamer Iberia was made on the arrival of the vessel in London. The company assume that possibly the money was short shipped at Sydney. It is reported that Colonel Sargood, of Melbourne, will receive the honor of Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George on Her Majesty’s Birthday. The Shipping Committee have decided on a reduction on freights by 2s fid per ton all round after the despatch of vessels at present loading. It is likely that the firm of Williamson, Garner, and Musgrove will engage Mrs Langtry for a three months’ tour in Australia.

The Porte is very jealous of French political activity in Syria. Eight thousand shares in the new Comptoir d’Escompte, which were placed in the market, have been subscribed twofold.

M. Janison, director of the Mendoza Observatory, declares that experiments made at the top of the Eiffel Tower have proved that there is no oxygen in the atmosphere of the sun. It is expected that the Samoan Conference will advise the establishment of a dual control over the Native Government.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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