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Home and Foreign.

The following honors for the Queen's Birthday are announced: J. A. Boehm, E.A., William M'Kinnon (chairman of the British Steam Navigation Company), and Professor Stoke, LL.D., F.K.S., as baronets. Mr Benjamin (mayor of Melbourne), Sir James M'Bain (Speaker of the Legislative Council of Victoria), and Dr M'Gregor (Governor of British New Guinea) have been appointed Knights Commanders of St. Michael and St. George. Some surprise was occasioned when the names of Colonel Sargoocl (of Melbourne) and Mr T. Archer (Agent - General of Queensland) •were not found in the list. The omission of Mr Archer's namo is attributed to the strained relations between the Colonial Office and Queensland. The Admiralty has ordered the Daphne to relieve the Caroline on the Pacific station.

Mr Gladstone, while strolling down Piccadilly, was knocked down by a passing cab. He sustained but little injury, though somewhat shaken, and went home during the afternoon. The Committee appointed to deal with the Sugar Bounties Convention will sign a report on Tuesday next.

Mr Walter Chamberlain, of Birmingham, has joined the directorate of the Midland Railway Company of New Zealand.

The captain, second officer, and purser of the Iberia have resigned their positions at the request of the Orient Company. Weiss and Tschigorin, who have tied for the chess championship, have played three games, ach of which has been drawn. They play two more games on Monday, and should the result be another draw they have arranged to divide first and second prizes. The steamer Polynesian collided with the steamer Cynthia at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. The latter sank, and eight persons were drowned.

America is seeking to have a coaling station at Cape Haytien, one of the ports to the northward of Hayti, on San Domingo. The police have discovered the house in Chicago in which Dr Cronin was murdered.

The Nicaragua Canal Company have sent a pioneer expedition to commence work.

' The Times' has apologised to Sir Morell Mackenzie for publishing a letter in which it was alleged that he was a party to a conspiracy to Frederick gaining the German Throne. Lord Tennyson, the poet laureate, has gone on a yachting tour in Sir T. Brassey's Sunbeam for the benefit of his health. The Women's Liberal Union have presented Mrs Gladstone with a gold bracelet to commemorate her golden wedding. The bracelet, which was a splendid piece of workmanship, contained a miniature of Mr Gladstone, and was set with diamonds.

The weekly returns of the Bank of England show the reserve in notes and bullion at L 15,085,000, being an increase upon the previous week of L 607,000. The percentage of reserve to liabilities is not mentioned. Consols are mentioned at with. the market firm.

New Zealand 4 per cent, inscribed stock is quoted at 106, with market firm.

Australian wheat (ex store) is at 38s 6d, with business restricted. New Zealand long-berried (ex store) is quoted at 38s, with business restricted. The wool arrivals up to date are 350,600 bales; for forward shipment 67,000. The fruit which arrived by the Iberia from Australia took first prize at the horticultural show annexed to the Paris Exhibition. The French Government have received information that two French fishing boats have been lost at Newfoundland and 175 persons drowned. There is a bitter feeling among the French papers at King Humbert's visit to Germany, and his proposed visit to France is abandoned.

The German Reichstag have by a majority of 20 passed the Bill providing for the insurance of aged and indigent workmen. The Emperor William and King Humbert will visit Strasburg on Monday, when a grand military review takes place. The German authorities have arrested several French residents of Alsace on a charge of treason.

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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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