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Home and Foreign.

Sir Henry Loch is unwilling to accept the Governorship of the Cape, but is being pressed to do so by the Colonial Office. The Cape Parliament has passed a resolution regretting that Sir Hercules Robinson is not returning, and reaffirming the policy enunciated by him. A New Guinea trading company is being formed under the presidency of Lord Gifford. Twenty-five thousand applications have been received for a total of a million acres. The Theatre Royal at Burnley, Lancashire, has been destroyed by fire. The Glasgow seamen have gone out on strike, demanding an increase of wages. Commander Maurice A. Bourke, ot H.M.S. Surprise, which was in collision off Sicily, has been dismissed from the navy. Madame Melba, the Australian cantatrice, has scored a brilliant success in Paris as Rigoletto. The * Standard ’ declares that Madame Melba is an operatic artiste of the first rank. Her splendid voice, it adds, is unsurpassed for purity and sweetness, and it is incapable of false intonation. The American fund in aid of the Johnstown sufferers has reached L 500,000. At the inquest on the body of Dr Cronin it was alleged that Alexander Sullivan had misappropriated 100,000dol, the moneys of the Clan-na-Gael Society. Evidence was also adduced that Major Le Caron received a letter warning him that it was intended to murder Dr Cronin. Sir James Anderson, of the Eastern Telegraph Company, has left for Canada to sign the contract for the Atlantic cable service. He is arranging for an Australian service, subject to the approval of the colonies. It is expected the Committee of Australian shippers, co-operating with the Shipping Brokers’ Association, will shortly announce a further reduction in freights of 2s 6d per ton on all classes of merchandise.

Lord Lytton is seriously ill, and it is probable that an interim ambassador will be appointed to Paris. The husband of Mrs Campbell Praed, the novelist, has recovered from the proprietors of the ‘Country Gentleman’s ’ newspaper LSOO damages for libel.

The remainder of the trunk of the woman found in the Thames has been found at Battersea Park, showing clearly that the case is one of murder. At an inquest on the body of Janies Maybrick, a verdict of wilful murder was returned against Mrs Maybrick. New South Wales mutton is quoted at 4|d per lb, and New Zealand at sd. The tone of the tallow market is firm. Best mutton is at 27s 6d to 28s.

Sugar continues to advance. German beet is at 24s 3d.

Sealing vessels are still going to Behring Strait in defiance of the warning issued by the United States Government.

An effusive reply, signed by 250 members of the Chamber of Deputies, has been sent to the Radical members of the English House of Commons, who forwarded a memorial to the President regretting the absence of Lord Lytton (the English Ambassador) from Paris at the opening of the Exhibition. A volcano in Japan has broken out into active eruption, and 170 persons have been killed.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Issue 7928, 8 June 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Issue 7928, 8 June 1889

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