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Home and Foreign.

New Zealand hemp is sellingatL2s, 15stoL30. 4

The American wheat crop is estimated at 500,000,000 bushels. Carlotta Patti, sister to Adelina Patti, is dead. I In a cricket match between Lancashire,and Surrey counties the latter were defeated by an innings and 48 runs. The Surrey was senior last? yearj'iand this is the second occasion this season on,which they haye* been,defeated: byan innings. -^ . -The hierarchy of Ireland are unanimous in expressing regret that bishop Walsh's suggestion for arbitral tion on the land question was ( notr • ,, , ■'''%,'. : .""'' ••' ~'>' In>the House of Commons thtfßight Hon. Mr Goschen Bill providing for the withdrawal ©l'all light sovereigns which wereigsued'■» prior to Her Majesty's ascension to the throne. '

Lord Knutsford, Secretary of State' for the Colonies, has written a letter to Sir F. N. Broome, Governor of Western Australia, objecting to fixing a division in respect to land reguhv. tion at the Tropic of Capricorn. The Marquis of Salisbury, in the House of Lords, said the Government. were not in possession of. any inform*, tion as to the rumored rising .in Novi . Bazar, and therefore thought thei? rumor had no'foundation. , ~<-. At the wool auctions medium and inferior ■■ greasy merino -and. course cross-breds have fully maintained the prices ruling in May. Fpreigners, arjfc'' buying freely. Fully j havel been taken for export. •• J<

The Chamber of Deputies has, by an immense majority, authorised the liquidator of the old' Panama Canal * pany to raise sufficient capital to en-',; sure the preservation of the work,; already done in .connection /with the canal.

Signor Crispi, the Italian Premier,«r says thai the Vatican ought -to re* cognise that the temporal power of the, . Pope has perished for ever instead of hoping for the intervention of a foreign Power. ".'■'„ r ■■

Eight thousand dervishes are threat- ' ening Wady Haifa, and in consequence ' strong reinforcements have been des-/ patched.: ' • It is denied that America has sent a''" gunboat to Delagoa Bay. A great indignation meeting of Delagoa Bay Railway shareholders; held in London, demanded that the Government should insist that Portugal i be compelled to repay an old three million debt. It. is considered that the present dispute will lead to Portuguese stock being struck off the Stock Exchange quotations. ;.„,..'

Information has reached London that the Portuguese Government have torn up portion of the penranent way of the Delagoa Kail way, and that an English driver of a locomotive has been fired at. The English residents demand that assistance should be sent.

The Rev. F. J. Ghevasse succeeds the Rev. Mr Girdlestone, of Oxford; and it is therefore improbable that; he - will accept the of Sydney. .'»> Her Majesty the Queen has'commanded Madame Melba to sing at a concert. Madame Melba is, however, indisposed, at present. ■- - ~ r : .jh Meadows, the Australian light-

weight aow'in- America, Issues a challenge to fight anyone in the world for the light-weight championship.

In the House of Commons on Monday Baron De Worms will be. asked what steps the Imperial intend-' to take with, Chinese emigrationto the AusWalasiaa---colonies. v# ' „..,. , OK „ It' is repotted that ,S,ir.. Havelock, K.C.MG,, Governor ofi Zuliiland, will succeed Sir F. ' Broome as Governor of Western Aus,t- y tralia. ■•.-..■ .';■ ~*•■- ; «

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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