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Home and Foreign.

Mrs Maybrick, of Liverpool, charged with poisoning her husband's brother, has been committed for trial. It is rumored in Paris that a large Australian Wine Company is being floated in London and Paris. The cabdrivers in Paris have gone out on strike, but the disagreement is only temporary, and the drivers will resume work immediately.

At the Samoan Conference further concessions have been granted to the United States. It is probable that the Conference will decide to restore Malietoa. The Conference will now shortly conclude its sitting. M. Garashanine, an ex-Premier of Servia, who was arrested at Belgrade on the Ist June on a charge of shooting at a student during the rioting of the previous day, has been liberated on appealing against the arrest. Affairs on the Continent are assuming a serious aspect. In Berlin, officials and the Press express grave distrust of Russia, fearing that the Czar has entered upon a new period of activity in respect to his attitude towards the Balkans. The Continental bourses are agitated in consequence of this feeling. In Servia the Liberal party instigated the Russian Minister at Belgrade to approve of the reunion of all the Servian provinces, and an impression is abroad that Prince Nikita of Montenegro will be proclaimed King of Servia in the autumn; that active agitation will result from this step during the winter; and that war may foe expected to follow in spring. The Russian Government are insisting that the Porte shall fulfil engagements in respect to Armenia. New Zealand frozen mutton is at sfd; lamb, 6fd. New South Wales mutton, 4|d. The present stock of mutton is 25,000 carcasses. There is no sale for frozen beef. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company have declared a dividend of 10 per cent. The tallow market is flat. Best mutton, 28s to 28s Gd; beef, 27s to 27s 6d.

Sugar is active, and still advancing, German beet is quoted at 25s 3d.

It is rumored that an attempt was made to kill Mr Gladstone by throwing five cartridges into his carriage as he was driving at Lantydroch. The attempt was, however, unsuccessful, and the veteran statesman escaped unhurt. [A later cable states that the reported attempt on the life of Mr Gladstone turns out to be a hoax.] Dr King, Bishop of Lincoln, who is lying under an ecclesiastical charge of ritualistic practices, has intimated that he now admits that the Archbishop of Canterbury has jurisdiction to hear the charges against him. Sir Henry Loch has finally declined the Cape Governorship.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7934, 15 June 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7934, 15 June 1889

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