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Home and Foreign.

In his examination before the Jockoy Olub, the Earl of Durham implicated Mr Abington with Sir George Chetwynd, and charged Wood with having " squared " the jockeys Jamcß Foster, A. White, and H. Ludc.

The vermin in the hop gardens are decreasing, and tho prospects of good yields are improving. Mr Licht, sugar expert, says that the production in Europe for the past nine months sliowb an increase of 102,000 tons. The Agents-General have discussed the question of investment of trust funds in colonial stocks with Sir Charles Tuppcr, of Canada. It is reported that Lord ilerbchell is 3till favorable to provision being made for including colonial stocks in tho Trust Funds Investment J Jill, but doubted the wisdom of adopting standard exchange quotations of 105 for 1 per cent, colonial stock. Sir Graham Berry suggested that it would be better to fix the relation in price between consols and colonial securities. The idea was approved, and a committee was appointed to arrange an interview with Lord Knutsford and Mr Goschen on the subject. The nominal capital of the Queen Charlotto Sound Gold Mining Company of New Zealand lias been reduced from L 200,000 to LI 35,000.

The National Bank of New Zealand declared a dividend of 5 per cent, per annum.

The Bill providing for the appointment of a Board of Agriculture lias passed through committee in the Commons. Mr W. H. Smith has abandoned the District Councils (England) Bill.

It is considered certain that Australian cereals will take high awards at the Paris Exhibition.

Arrangements have been made for the immediate extradition of Burke, who is in custody on suspicion of complicity in the murder of Dr Cronin.

Sir James f orgusson, Under-Secretary for Foreign A flairs, says there is every ground for hoping that peace will be maintained throughout Europe for the present.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7943, 26 June 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7943, 26 June 1889

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