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Home and Foreign.

The tallow market is quiet, but prices remain steady, Best mutton, 27s to 27s 6d ; best beef, 26s Gel to 275. An Australian cargo of wheat has been so)d at .vis. Emperor William of Germany, with a E(|iiadron of twelve vessels, has arrived at Spithead. The Prince of Wales was present to meet him, and the Queen and all the members of British royalty were at Osborne. The ' Standard ' asserts that the firmness in copper is partly duo to the persistent statements that the French syndicates were patched up on a new basis. The- North American Tharsis Company are clearly outside the ring, if any now exists. In the House of Commons tho recommendations of the Committee respecting grants to the grandchildren of the Queen have passed through committee without amendment.

A syndicate has been formed for the purpose of acquiring and exploring land in New Guinea. The syndicate has a capital of L 26.000. Among the first subscribers are Lord Richard Browne, Lord Gifford, Aldermen Joseph and Renalds, and Kerry, the explorer. Harvesting is proceeding actively in the South of England. King Humbert has suddenly closed the session of the Italian Parliament, and it is believed this action is the prelude to the general elections. 'flie Porte expresses anxiety at the position of affairs at Crete, and also the Balkans. The muster of 80,000 of tho reserves has be''n orikred.

In consequence of the action of an American cruiser in eeiziug a Canadian fishing schooner, those engaged in the seal fishery in Behring Strait are arming as a precautionary measure. Colonel Grenfell, with 2,000 infantry and 503 cavalry, has met the Dervishes near Tcski, and after a desperate battle won a decisive victory. Among the slain was the chief of the Dervishes and the principal emirs, besides 1,500 men. The lobs on the British side was fifty.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7977, 5 August 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7977, 5 August 1889

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