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Home and Foreign.

Letters have been received confirming the statement that Stanley and Emin are struggling clown towards the Zanzibar coast under great hardships. Sir G. Ohetwynd was convicted by the Jockey Club of conniving at malpractice on the turf. Mr W. O'Brien lias returned to Cork. There was great excitement among the crowd which assembled to greet him, and a disturbance ensued -which led to the police using their batons freely over the heads of the mob.

A marriage has been arranged between Prince Albert Victor, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, and his cousin, Princess Victoria of Germany, sister of the Emperor "William. France and Russia have refused to assent to the Egyptian Convention. Seven prisoners have been indicted at Chicago for the murder of Dr Cronin. Sullivan is not amongst the number, but it is expected that he will be rearrested and charged later on. Mr J. Anderson, on behalf of the Orient Steam Navigation Company, has entered into a contract for a weekly six days' service between England and Canada, to start in a year, in connection with the Canadian-Pacific Railway. Dr Peters is now co-operating with Captain Wissman, and German forces have landed at Ramur, and are marching into the interior. There is a panic at Delagoa Bay over the action of the Portuguese in interfering with the railway. Lord Salisbury is negotiating with the Portuguese Government. The Press advocate arbitration, and it is understood Portugal is willing to assent to this course.

'The Times' considers that Great Britain would be justified in calling the Portuguese to task for their injustice to a British company. Portugal has assured the British Government that official reports will show the Delagoa affair has been exaggerated. It is considered improbable that England will interfere between the company and the Portuguese Government, especially as it is well known that Germany is secretly supporting Portugal in the latter's South African policy. It is stated that concessions have been granted to a company promoted by Americans.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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