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Home and Foreign.

Sir Henry Loch will probably retain the Governorship of Victoria till April, 1891.

Three American men-of-war have been sent to control the entrance to Behring Straits. The English Government have given instructions to increase the strength of the squadron in Behring Straits to protect British sealers from seizure by American cruisers. The United States have also reinforced their squadron.

The freedom of the City of London has been conferred upon the Marquis of Dufferin.

Lord Salisbury, replying to a deputation of Irish peers, said special legislation would be necessary before a Prince could replace the Viceroy. The Earl of Zetland has accepted the Viceroyalty.

Serious defects have been discovered in two 100-ton guns turned out of the Government Arsenal at Woolwich.

It is reported that the tablet in memory of the late Mr W. B. Dailey will be placed in the crypt of St. Paul’s Church,

The report of Captain Kane, of the Calliope, on the disasters at Samoa has been published by order of the Admiralty officials. A letter has been sent to Admiral Fairfax, in which Captain Kane’s nerve, decision, and seamanship are spoken of in terms of the highest praise. Their Lordships also express their high appreciation of the conduct of the officers and men, and especially Mr Bourke, the engineer.

Woodraffe, one of the men charged with being concerned in the murder of Dr Cronin, has confessed, and implicated several others.

Mr Gladstone states that the triumph of Home Rule for Ireland will lie a long stride towards a genuinely Imperial Parliament, in which the colonies shall be represented by men chosen by themselves.

Sir R. E. Webster, AttorneyGeneral, has been banqueted by the profession in London, and presented with an address signed by 5,000 solicitors.

The greatest excitement was created in Rome by a report (afterwards found to be groundless) to the effect that the Pope was dead. The Italian Senate has passed a vote of thanks to Germany for the hearty reception given to King Humbert at Berlin.

The Westphalian strikers have resumed work, but threaten to go out again in two months if the mineowners do not fulfil their promises. The strike is extending in Bohemia.

The Samoan Conference has adjourned for a week. The final decision will be submitted to the English and American Governments, and it is expected it will be ratified in ten days.

The Russian cruiser Majestuok is missing. She left Monte Video in March, and not having been heard of since it is feared she has been lostwith all on board.

There is great excitement in British Columbia owing to the decision of the English Government to protect the seal fisheries in northern waters against American aggression. Torpedo boats are being fitted out to protect the harbor of Victoria.

M. Garaschenin took refuge in the fortress at Belgrade to avoid the violence of the mob, and the other Progressionist leaders have fled for safety into Hungary.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7921, 31 May 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7921, 31 May 1889

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