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Home and Foreign.

A shipment of South American mutton and fruit preserved by the new method rotted in the tropica The outsides appeared intact, but on opening the specimens they were found to be worthless. The company assert that the experiment was not properly carried out—the instructions not having been followed, and they declare a similar shipment from India has been successful. Mutton treated by the process is being shipped to Australia as an experiment.

A popular vote has been taken in Pennsylvania on the question of Prohibition, which was negatived by a majority of 200,000. The strike of sailors at Liverpool and the Clyde is collapsing. A jubilant letter has been received from Mr Dillon giving a glowing account of his success in Australia, and forwarding L 1,200 from Melbourne in aid of the League funds. Howard, connected with the electric sugar frauds, has been found guilty. The British Royal Commission in connection with the Melbourne Exhibition intend to send Sir G. F. Vernon, their representative in the colony, a handsome present of plate in recognition of his services. Miss Phyllis Broughton, actress, has settled her action against Vicount Dangan and accepted L2,r>oo and costs, in lieu of LI 0,000 which the defendant at 15 rat agreed to pay. It is feared in Berlin that the postponement of the Sugar Convention Bill by the English Parliament will lead to the abandonment of the Convention altogether. One of Captain Wissman's missing steamers has been found. it is asserted that the arrest of Moroney and M‘Donald, who could not be identified with the murder of Dr Cronin, was merely a ruse to divert attention and enable the police to secure two others named Martin and Burk, who took alarm and fled, but were captured at Winnipeg. It is reported the man Burk has confessed to participation in the murder, and wishes to give evidence against the others concerned if he is pardoned. It is reported that a treaty has been signed by Germany, Austria, and Italy by the terms of which, in the event of war with France, Italy will occupy Tunis, Nice, and Savoy, while Austria takes Servia, Montenegro, and portion of Germany and Switzerland. Count Waldersee, chief of the German Military Staff, sent a memorandum to the Emperor urging him to call Russia to account for her increased armaments on the German frontier, but Prince Bismarck dissuaded His Majesty from acting on it.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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