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Home and Foreign. Henri Rochefort asserted during the hearing of the charge brought against him that his object was merely to frighten Pilotel, the artist, whom Rochefort was charged with attempting to shoot, and that the revolver he presented at him was enclosed in a leather case. Rochefort has been bound over to keep the peace for six months. Mr Gladstone has received the addresses of sympathy and encouragement which were forwarded to him by the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Copies of the papers containing verbatim reports of the speech delivered by Sir Hercules Robinson at the farewell banquet tendered to him prior to his departure from the Cape have reached London by mail steamer. The newspaper reports show that the extracts of the speech cabled from the Cape were greatly exaggerated, and that the remarks made by Sir Hercules as to the necessity for the federation of the South African States, and ultimate declaration of independence, which caused considerable consternation in political circles in London, were much magnified. The following colonists are mentioned as among the probable recipients of honors to be distributed on the anniversary of Her Majesty's birthday : —Hon. Colonel Sargood, C.M.G., M.L.C., Victoria, to be Knight Commander of St. Michael and St George; Hon. H. M. Davies, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, and the Hon. James Henry Young, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales, to be companions of St. Michael and St. George. It is asserted that Irving Bishop had previous to death expressed a desire for a prompt autopsy of the remains. The doctors state that the body was enclosed in an air-tight box before the autopsy was performed, and it was, therefore, impossible that Bishop was alive at the time of the operation. In the course of a speech in the Reichstag Prince Bismarck, referring to the utterances of M. Deputy for Metz, Alsace, and Lorraine, who recently resigned his seat in th* Reichstag and returned to France, said it was impossible to forecast the events of 1890, and expressed the opinion that the conquest of France by Germany would be useless if, as in the present case, deputies from conquered territory were to be permitted to inoculate brother deputies in the Reichstag with their opinions. The Westphalian strikes will terminate on Tuesday, the masters having agreed to concede everything except the demand for overtime, on which point they are bound by the regulations of the Standing Committee, composed of masters and men. The strikes are, however, spreading in Silesia. It is rumored in Paris that a plot to massacre the French in Madagascar has been discovered. Jackson, the Australian pugilist, will remain in America for the present instead of proceeding to England as intended. The Californian Athletic Club are endeavoring to arrange matches for the Australian with Jake Kilrain and others. Mr F. 0. Licht, in his monthly circular, estimates the beet sugar surplus of the present campaign at 283,000 tons in excess of last month. The total visible supply is 960,000 tons. All the gamblers arrested at Park place have been discharged, the club owner being fined LSOO, and the other officials in smaller sums. Mr David Christie Murray, novelist, who is planning a tour of the colonies, will deliver a course of lectures throughout Australia during the summer. Mr J. L. Carew, MP. for Kildare, who was sentenced to four months' imprisonment in February last on a charge of inciting, has beei released from confinement owing to ill-health. In the House of Commons, Baron De Worms, replying to a question, said the Government were fully alive to the importance of retaining the Sugar Convention, which had been accepted by seven out of the eight great bounty Powers. The eighth Power referred to had approved of the principle of the Convention. British exhibitors are complaining of the delay in receiving the official list of awards at the recent exhibition in Melbourne. 'The Times' has paid 40s into Court in satisfaction of the claim brought by Mr Parnell. The House of Commons, by a majority of 45, rejected Mr Pritchard Morgan's motion denouncing the levying of royalties on gold raised in Wales. New Zealand 4 per cent, inscribed stock is quoted at 106 J. Nearly 300,000 persons visited the Paris Exhibition on Sunday. Berlin is gaily decorated, and a number of triumphal arches have been erected in honor of King Humbert. The Press is devoting flattering articles of welcome to the visiting King. The Ameer is forcing the adherents of the rebel Tohak Khan to emigrate, and thousands are proceeding to Bokhara. In a sculling match on Saturday at Toronto O'Connor beat Hosmer, Lee, and Patterson.

Admiral Kimberley, in command of the American naval forces at Samoa,, is urging the authorities to issue rations to the Samoans.

The military, after a severe strugg e, .icceeded in repressing noting I,y armed peasantry in Lombardy.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

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