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Home and Foreign.

No fresh arrivals of frozen ttfutton are expected at London before July. The present stock is only 1,500 carcasses. . .. New Zealand hemp is Umg sold at London at prices ranging from L 33 los to L 34. Gerrran beet sugar has advanced to 265. The last quotation (23s 6d) was mutilated in transmission. Lord G. Hamilton, First Lord of the Admiralty, has declined to recommend that compensation should he paid to Seaman Thompson, who was wrongly sentenced to three months imprisonment for desertion mistake for Seaman Floyd, of H.M.fe. Cal10The Lord Chief Justice of England (Lord Coleridge) has granted an order compelling Mr John Bridge, of the Metropolitan Police Court, Bow street, to hear a charge of assault preferred against the Duke of Cambridge by » jepresentative of a New York paper,

and which was alleged to have been committed at the lire brigades' demonstration last month.

The 'Pall Mall Gazette' states that Monsignor Persico, who visited Ireland as apostolic delegate of the Pope, asserts that he holds proofs that should he return to Ireland it is intended to murder him.

The Governorship of Gape Colony, which is vacant by the retirement of Sir Hercules Robinson, has been accepted by Sir Henry Brougham Loch, Governor of Victoria, who is at present on a visit to England. The offer of the position was at first finally declined by Sir Henry, and he only consented to accept it v hen he was informed that the Cabinet had declared it was his duty to comply with their wish. Sir Henry Loch returns to Melbourne almost immediately to arrange his. affairs, and will take his ■departure for Cape Town in November next, [t is believed that the Marquis of Lome will succeed him as Governor of Victoria.

At the inquest on the bodies of those killed in the railway accident at Armagh (Ireland) the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against six of the railway officials. Mr M. W. M'Oallum, M.A., professor of English language and literature at Sydney University, is a candidate for the vacant English chair at Glasgow University. Mr Sebright Green is organising a company at London with a capital of L 200,000, with a view to settling families in the south-western division of Western Australia.

O'Connor has telegraphed Home to the effect that he leaves for London on Wednesday to prepare for his sculling match with Searle for the championship of the world. In the House of Commons Sir Jaine3 Fergusson, Political Secretary for Foreign Affairs, stated that the French Government had refused to compensate the Rev. Mr Jones, the missionary who was expelled from Mare Island. They have, however, agreed to make inquiries into the alleged seizure of property belonging to the reverend gentleman. In referring to Mr Dillon's Australian tour, the 'Standard' characterises it as fraudulent, inasmuch as the plan that he is engineering is breaking down. On the other hand the ' Freeman's Journal' declares that the mission is arousing widespread sympathy throughout Australia, and that it is an enormous success.

The Prince of Wales admits that the leper whom ho stated was employed in the London Meat Market is now in London Hospital. Three hundred bales of rahbitskins have been disposed of at. the London sales, and prices have been fully maintained.

At the, London wool auction the advance previously quoted lias been maintained. There is still an upward tendency. Foreigners were the largest buyers. They took fully one-third of the bales offered.

Thenavalmaniouvresarranged to take place at Home in August will be conducted by Vice-admiral Sir tfohn Kennedy Baird, of the Channel squadron, and Kear-admiral Sir George Tryon, superintendent of naval reserves. In the com'se of his speech at the annual dinner of the imperial Federation League, Sir Charles Tupper suggested that a convention should lie held in London of delegates invited from all parts of the Empire to frame a scheme of federation. Lord Brassey, who followed the Canadian statesman, paid a tribute of praise to the Australian auxiliary squadron, and advocated the establishment of a naval college in Australia, He also favored the liberal granting of commissions to colonials. Sir William Jervois, who was among the spoakers, said the defence force of the colonies was an enormous accession to the power of the Empire. He endorsed the suggestion thrown out by Sir Charles Tupper for holding a convention. The Austro-Ifungarian War estimates for the ensuing year are 7,000,000 florins below the sum on the last Estimates,

Emperor William has publicly thanked that portion of the German Army quartered in Westphalia for their services in quelling the disturbances which arose in connection with the recent strikes in that district.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7941, 24 June 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7941, 24 June 1889

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