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[By Electric Telegraph.— Copyright.) [Pes Press Association.]


The captain and crew of the ship Muriell, who were instrumental in saving so many lives from a Danish emigrant ship that had foundered, have been presented with gold medals and LI,OOO. The presentation was made in the Mansion House by the Lord Mayor, and the men met with a splendid reception.

PERSONAL. LONDON, May 25. The will of the late Mr John Bright deals with L 86.000.

FRENCH ANNEXATION. PARIS, May 25. The French Delegate at Tahiti explains that Tuhuai was annexed by the French authorities in the Pacifio because the Queen and chiefs of Raratonga were seeking a British protectorate.


Mr Psotta, the American amateur champion, has arrived here. He is of opinion that the Searle-O'Connor match will result in the latter's favor.

A SUCCESSFUL SINGER. LONDON. May 25. Madame Melba, during her stay on the Continent, was deluged with jewels and other presents. She received L 240 per month at Brussels, and L4OO a month at Paris. She has since received an offer of LBOO a month to sing at the Paris Gaiete. She sings in London next month, and returns to Paris in the winter. BIRTHDAY HONORS. LONDON, May 25. (Received May 27,1889, at 11.80 a.m.) Amongst the recipients of birthday honors are Justice Dodds, of Tasmania, and Mr Ellery, Government Astronomer at Melbourne, who have been created C.M.G.s. LONDON, May 26. The Hon. Thomas M'Leay, M.L.C. of Sydney, has been created a Knight Bachelor. HONORING THE ILLUSTRIOUS DEAD. PARI3, May 20. The Chamber of Deputies has decided to remove to the Pantheon the remains of the late M. Carnot, grandfather of the French President, and one of the great figures of the Revolution; also Francois Marceause, a young general of great promise, who was killed in 1796, and Deputy Baudin. AN ITALIAN GERMAN ALLIANCE. ROME, May 25. Premier Crispi declines to deny the existence of a military convention between Germany and Italy. He deems it sufficient to merely state that the alliance is very strong. FRENCH HOSTILITY TO THE ALLIANCE. BERLIN, May 26. The Emperor William and King Humbert have abandoned their intended visit to Strasburg in deference to the irritated feeling shown by France. THE CLOTH IN DISGRACE. LONDON, May 26. It is reported that Mr Duckworth, a Rochdale mill-owner and' member of the Borough Council of that town, who lately paid a visit to the colonies, assaulted the Rev. Charles Spurgeon, jun., on the Mariposa's voyage from Auckland to San Francisco, for paying too much attention to his (Duckworth's) wife. SOMETHING LIKE A FIASCO. LONDON, May 26. At the fire brigades' parade at Whitehall there was deficient police control, and the carriage of the Prince of Wales was mobbed. Tho Princess of Wales was unable to distribute the prizes.

A BIRTHDAY FUNCTION. LONDON, May 26. The Marquis of Normanby, Sir Harcules Robinson, Sir G. F. Bowen, Sir W. F. Jervois, Sir H. B. Loch, and the several Agents General of the colonies dined with Lord Knutsford on the Queen's Birthday.


Tallow—Medium, 265; beef, 24s 6d.

English wheat has been declining continuously. Continental also shows a general decline, but American is unchanged. Forward business is inactive. Foreign arrivals are large. For Australian new crop on the passage buyers offer 345. Australian flour averages 26s 6d; New Zealand ditto, 24s 6d. Bink of New Zealand shares (ex div.) are quoted at LlO.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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