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Home and Foreign.

The Earl of Belmore has declined the Governorship of Cape Colony, which has been offered to Lord Harris.

The blight among the hops is increasing. It is reported that Prince George is to be attached to the Australian squadron. The lower part of a woman's body has been found in the Thames; and as it has the appearance of being mutilated, the doctors suspect that a murder has been committed. The shareholders in the Blue Spur Consolidated Gold Mining Company have unanimously decided upon removing Mr J. C. Brown from the directorate.

The market rate of discount for short-dated bills is 2| per cent. The bank rate is 1\ per cent. New Zealand mutton is at 4-Jd per lb.

The Servian Government have con fiscated the French Company's railway in Servia, and the French Government have entered a protest. The speech delivered by the Czar on the occasion of the betrothal of his cousin has encouraged a warlike spirit in Russian military circles. The Grand Duke Nicholas publicly congratulated Prince Nikita as the future Governor of Bosnia.

The Chesapeake-Ohio Canal and twenty miles of the Coburn-Lewisburg Railway have been completely destroyed by the recent floods.


The Sydney Marine Board have cited Captain Fielding and Mr Hat-ley, second mate of the Fijian, to appear on Monday to show cause why their certificates should not be suspended, on the ground that they took the vessel towards Tanna Island, and that Mr Harley was guilty of negligence in allowing the vessel to approach the island too closely. The Board held that no blame was attached to Mr Duder, the first officer.

It is stated in Sydney that the Irish delegates have collected upwards of LIO,OOO in the past month.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7926, 6 June 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7926, 6 June 1889

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