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Home and Foreign.

Bishop Michael, on his return to Belgrade, was accorded an enthusiastic welcome.

The Marquis of Londonderry, who has just resigned his position as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, has been offered a dukedom.

The difficulty over the copper question has been settled satisfactorily. An English syndicate will take over the stock held by the late French company, and the proprietors of copper mines have agreed to restrict the output until the stock in hand is disposed of.

Four thousand bales of sheepskins have been sold at an advance of £d. Wellington hemp is quoted at L 33 10s ; Auckland, from L 32 to L 34 10s. Complaints are being made as to the quality of the fibre.

News was received in Dublin today that the manager and assistant manager of the branch of the Provincial Bank at Ballymena, Antrim, had been found shot dead on the public road. It was at first thought that both had been murdered, and that the culprit had made off; but subsequent information proved that the two men having quarrelled, the assistant manager out of revenge shot the manager, and then committed suicide.

The Jockey Club have agreed to arbitrate in the dispute between Sir G. Chetwynd and the Earl of Durham, and has requested those gentlemen to withdraw their resignations as members of the club. The club will commence proceedings on the 10th inst. Her Majesty the Queen has given her assent to the Naval Defence Bill.

The London County Council have decided by a majority of 60 to 9 in favor of opening museums and art galleries to the public on Sundays.

An article on New Zealand in the ' Financial News' states that the clouds hanging over the colony are lifting, and it praises the economy of the Government.

At the inquest on the body of James Maybrick, Dr Bateson, of Virginia, stated that he was intimate with deceased. On the voyage to England, Maybrick, he said, was in the habit of taking arsenic, and the doctor had warned him of the danger of the practice.

The freedom of the city of London has been conferred on Prince George. The Sugar Bounties Commission have signed their report, and the proceedings are now closed. The Court of the Queen's Bench has delivered judgment in the appeal case concerning the erection of a reredos in St. Paul's Cathedral. Representations having been made in objection to certain features of the reredos, the Bishop of London vetoed the prosecution, but the Court has ordered the Bishop to rehear the complaint. The daughter of the Prince of Montenegro has been betrothed to the cousin of the Czar. His Majesty, in honor of the event, proposed the health of the Prince of Montenegro, and in doing so referred to him as the only sincere and loyal friend of Russia. This language of the Czar has caused a feeling of disquietude both in Berlin and Vienna. At the Samoan Conference a compromise was effected which removes the last difference existing between American and German delegates.

Relations are strained between Switzerland and Germany in consequence of the arrest in the former country of two German commercial travellers on a false charge of being

spies. M. Garischem has appealed against being arrested on a charge of attempting to kill a student at Belgrade. King Humbert's return to Rome was celebrated with great enthusiasm. At the railway station he was met by the members of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, and along the route to the Quirinal he was heartily cheered.

Smallpox in its most virulent form has broken out among the native troops under command of Wissman, leader of the German expedition at Zanzibar, and several deaths are reported. General Hippolyte, leader of the insurgents, has defeated the troops of the Government of Hayti under General Legitime, the President, and has captured Port-au-Prince. General Legitime having abdicated the Presidency of the Republic, he and General Hippolyte have become reconciled. Twoboys have discovered thetrousers worn by Dr Cronin buried in the sand. A further search instituted by his wife resulted in his coat, shirt, and undershirt being found close to where thefirst discovery was made. A strangevest was also unearthed. This is believed to be the property of one of those who took part in the murder.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7923, 3 June 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7923, 3 June 1889

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