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HOME AND FOREIGN.

[By Eleotbio Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.] OUR LATE GOVERNOR, LONDON, May 19. Sir William Jervois has arrived here, and will shortly be appointed to superintend the construction of important military works. THEATRICAL. LONDON, May 19, Mr Garner has purchased the Australian rights of ' Paul Jones,' which will be produced at the Melbourne Opera-house at Christmas, Miss CJara Melville replacing Miss Nellie Stewait as prima donna, ROCHEFORT IN TROUBLE. LONDON, May 19. Count Rochefort has been arrested on a charge of attempting to shoot M. Pilotel, an artist, in Regent street. The latter first assaulted Rochefort. The police refused to I accept General Bonlanger's proffered bail on ! behalf of his friend. I A SERIOUS CHARGE. LONDON, May 19. Stephen Adams's widow has been charged with poisoning her late husband's brother, James Maybrick, a Liverpool merchant. GERMAN POLITICAL AMENITIES. BERLIN, May 19. During a debate in the German Reichstag on the Workmen's Insurance Bill Herr Richter interrupted Prince Bismarck, saying that hia remarks were " bosh." The Chancellor retaliated by saying that his interrupter was " impudent." Herr Bamberger violently attacked the Chancellor, who left the Chamber in a rage. A tumult ensued, and the President of the Reichstag found it necessary to adjourn the sitting until Monday.

EMPEROR WILLIAM AND THE STRIKERS.

BERLIN, May 19,

The ' Fremdenblatfc' Bays that Emperor William's action in regard to the colliery strikers is an ever memorable event, in that it is not the monarch who reigns or rules, but his laborers make him supreme mediator and arbiter in the cause of truth.

SEVERE WEATHER IN MID-EUROPE,

BERLIN, May 19,

Severe storms have occurred in Austria and Southern Germany. Immense damage has been done to the bridges and railways, and there has been great loss of life. Large numbers of cattle have also been drowned, and the hailstorms devastated the crops. COMMERCIAL. LONDON, May 18. Tallow—Medium mutton, 24s 6d ; beef, medium, 245. Linseed, double boiled, 21 Jd. English wheat is declining ; Continental is dull; and American is also declining and weak.

Off the coast cargoes do not meet with ready sale. For Australian new crop on the passage sellers ask 35s ; New Zealand, on the passage, averages 34s dd; bean averages 38s.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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