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Home and Foreign. Sir Hercules Robinson will contest a seat in the House of Commons at the general election in the Home Rule interest against Mr George Wyndham, one of the private secretaries to the Hon. A. J. Balfour. The sentence of three months’ imprisonment passed on Mr Oonybeare, M.P., for aiding and abetting the Plan of Campaign, has been confirmed on appeal. The Hon. Robert Bruce, M.P. for Fifeshire West, having resigned his seat in the House of Commons, Mr Birrel (Home Ruler) has been elected by a majority of 800 over the Conservative candidate, Earl Wemyss. [The representation is unaltered, Mr Bruce being a Gladstonian.] The Trust Funds Investment Bill has passed through committee of the Commons. In the House of Lords, owing to the vital amendments made, the Government decided to abandon the Land Transfer Bill. It is considered that the parleying between England and France with respect to the conversion of the Egyptian debts has ended. Sir George Chetwynd’s resignation of his membership of the Jockey Club has been accepted. The Hon. James Lowther explained that the club had exonerated Sir George from the more serious charge brought against him. The report that M. Quesney De Beare Paire, the public prosecutor of France, had resigned owing to his refusal to prosecute General Boulanger, is denied. An anti foreign outbreak has occurred at Hankow, the capital of Hoope, at the confluence of the HanKiang and the Yang-Tse-Kiang. H.M.S. Merlin has been ordered to make inquiries.

Australian. The Royal Commission appointed at Sydney to inquire into the grave charges made by Mr Deasy, one of the Irish delegates, against the post office officials of having opened letters addressed to him, have submitted their report to the Governor. They report that after making inquiries they find Mr Deasy has failed to substantiate the charges. The German warship Alexandrine has arrived at Sydney from Albany, en route for Samoa. All hope of rescuing the entombed miners at Newcastle has been abandoned.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7953, 8 July 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7953, 8 July 1889

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