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HOME AND FOREIGN.

[By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.] AN IMPORTANT SPEECH. ROME, October 16, (Received October 17,1889, at noon.) Premier Crispi, speaking At a banquet in Peterino, the capital of Sicily, said that despite the complaints and threats which from time to time emanated from the Vatican the temporal power would never be restored to the Papacy in Italy. He denied that the Italian Government had any aggressive designs on its neighbors. It merely saw fit to establish the peace of Europe on a firm basis. He admitted that there had recently been a danger of war breaking out, but he now hoped that peace was secured. Italy was desirous of promoting the formation of an independent Balkan State. THE NEW BRITISH-AFRICAN COMPANY, LONDON, October 16. The Privy Council hat approved of the granting of a charter to the British-South African Company, whoso object is to open up the Zambesi region. THE AUSTRALIAN SCULLERS. iXyNHOIs, October 16. Searle and Matterson have been hanquetted at the Albert Club in London. Glasper, head of the well-known boatbuilding firm, presented them with medals in commemoration of their victories in England. The Royal Humane Society have awarded both oarsmen certificates for attempting to save the lives of two boys who fell into the Thames in August last and were drowned. FATAL COLLIERY EXPLOSION. LONDON, October 16. By an explosion of fire damp in a colliery at Longton, Staffordshire, sixty miners were killed. THE COPTIC’S ACCIDENT. LONDON, October 16. (Received October 17, 1889, at 1.15 p.m.) The Coptic has been surveyed at Rio Janeiro and ordered into dock for repairs. A portion of her cargo is damaged, A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION. BERLIN, October 16. Before leaving this city the Czar placed a wreath on the late Emperor Frederick’s tomb, | . feu-S: Russia and Germany. ST. PETERSBURG, October 16. The ‘jNovoe Vremya ’ hopes that Germany will respect Russia’s legitimate interests, which it considers is essential to a continuance of the friendship between the two countries. COMMERCIAL. LONDON, October 16. (Received October 17, 1889, at 1.15 p.m ) The quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom is 1,608,000 quarters, and for the Continent 440,000 quarters. The American visible supply amounts to 19.875.000 bushels. The English wheat market is advancing, and displays increased firmness. The Continental is unchanged, while the American is steady. Up to date 234,000 bales of wool have been catalogued at present auctions, of which only 4,000 bales have been held over, 110.000 have been sold for export, [Special to Press Association.)

THE HOPETOUN BANQUET. LONDON, October 16.

(Received October 17, 1889, at 12.25 p.m.)

At the banquet to the Earl of Hopetoun last night Sir Walter Buller was present, hut Sir Dillon Bell was absent.

Lord Knutsford, in proposing the health of the guest, maintained that it was essential that the Crown should be solely answerable for the appointment of colonial Governors. The Earl of Hopetouq, in responding, said that there was no doubt that Governors who had been recently appointed, like the Earls of Onslow and Kintore and Lord Carrington, would take higher positions at Home when they returned to England after their colonial experience. Engjjj.nd, after long neglect, now appreciated roe value of the colonics.

Sir G. Berry proposed the toast of “The Colonial Empire.” He claimed that federation was progressing, and adduced the Colonial Conference and the naval agreement between England and Australia in support of his contention. In this era great empires like Germany and Italy were building up their colonies. The Australasian colonies were rich but weak, and would be at the mercy of a dominant Power if they separated from the Mother Country through fear of a European war. Mr Childers responded, PURGING THE MUSIC HALLS. LONDON, October 16. The London County Council have refused to license the Trocadero Aquarium. THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNORS. LONDON. October 16. The ‘ Daily Chronicle,’ commenting on the speeches at the Hopetoun banquet, maintains that the appointment of Governors should remain with the Crown, owing to the frequent change of colonial Ministers. OBITUARY. LONDON, October 16. Sir Daniel Gooch is dead.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Evening Star, Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Evening Star, Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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