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Home and Foreign.

The tone of the tallow market is steady. Best mutton is at 26s 6d; best beef, 265. There is little inquiry. Tanned hides fetch from 3|d per lb. New Zealand hemp is quoted at L 36 5s to L 36 10s.

Best hides have declined £d per lb. Sir Polydore De Keyser has made complaints regarding the erection of the Victorian gold arch at the Paris Exhibition, on the ground that it causes a certain amount of dust, and threatened to pull it down. The Core missioners have looked into the matte* and have reminded the president of the English Commission that the Victorian court is erected on private ground, and therefore neither he nor they have any right to interfere. The informant who laid a charge against Lord Mandeville for obtaining the sum of L 1,850 by means of false pretences, refuses to offer any evidence in the case, but the Magistrate who heard the preliminary stage insists on the charge being proceeded with, and has instructed the public prosecutor to take action.

All hope of saving H.M.S. Sultan, which struck a rock in the vicinity of Malta, has been abandoned, and efforts are now being made to save her guns and other portions of armament.

The new schools at Eton were opened to-day by the Queen. It is intended to hold a grand military review at Aldershot during the visit of the Emperor of Germany to England. The disputed points in connection with the conditions of the race for the America Cup have teen removed, and Lord Dunraven will compete. The medical gentlemen who performed the autopsy of the late Irving Bishop have been arrested on a charge that the body was dissected contrary to the provisions of the will. Bail was allowed. The funeral has been postponed to allow of inquiries. The Greymouth Gold Dredging Company, with a capital of L 20,000, has been registered. The police have made inquiries into the loss of the 5,000 sovereigns from the steamer Iberia, and express the opinion that the gold was shortshipped in Melbourne. Messrs Burston and Stokes, the two Australian cyclists who are touring the world on their machines, have reached Rome.

Peter Jackson, the colored Australian fighter, will, it is believed, shortly arrive in England, when he will accept the challenge thrown out on behalf of Slavin. It is rumored that Mr David Christie Murray, novelist, will shortly visit Australia on a lecturing tour. The personal estate of the late Sir Thomas Gladstone has been sworn at L 254,000.

The miners at Northumberland have gone on strike, and have sent messages to Berlin sympathising with the Westphalia strikists. Prince Albert Victor will leave for Belfast on Monday. The proprietors of one of the collieries at Westphalia refuse to consider the terms offered by the strikers, and it is believed that this refusal will endanger the terms of the compromise which were offered on the eight hours system, with an increase of wages. One-third of the Westphalia strikers have arranged matters with the colliery proprietors, and have returned to work.. The strikers in Silesia, a province in the south-east of Prussia, still hold out, and show a menacing attitude towards the troops, and have wrecked several of the colliery buildings. A conflict took place between the military and miners, during which one of the latter was shot. The Conference which has been sitting dealing with Samoan affairs is expected to close on Tuesday next. During the last few days the question of government has been under consideration, and the delegates have approved of the principal of dual contro 1 over the Native Government.

His Holiness the Pope was takei suddenly ill today, and his condition, causes a good deal of anxiety, as he very weak. The Anarchists and Republican agitators made a determined effort to seize and loot Lucca to-day while the male portion of the population was working in the fields. The conspiracy was, however, detected by the gendarmes, and the ringleaders were arrested.

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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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