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HOME AND FOREIGN.

iBT EIiBOTBIO Tklegbaph—Combight.l [Feb Press Association. J THE LONDON STRIKES EXTENDING. LONDON, August 27. (Received August 28, 1889, at 12.85 p.m.) The coal porters at the London depots are out on strike, demanding higher wages. In conseqaence, the sea-borne coal trade is almost at a standstill. The total number of men now on strike is 100,000, but except in cases of the dock laborers and stevedores, none are directed by the Union and labor councils. The assistance rendered by the pnblic to the strikers is spasmodic, and unlikely to last. Parleying is proceeding, but the dock companies hesitate to yield certain pointu Mr Burns, the Socialist leader, is acting as the mouthpiece of the strikers. Thousands of tons of New Zealand mutton are rotting in the ships' holds, and prices are consequently doubling. THE KHURDISH ATROCITIES. LONDON, August 27. Mr Gladstone writes to the ' Daily Newa' enclosing a long list of horrors committed in Armenia by the Khurds, and demands that searching inquiries should be made. DISQUIET IN INDIA. CALCUTTA, August 26. The Indian Native Press emphatically condemn the policy of the Government of Cashmere, which they declare to be a policy thinly veiled of annexation. • ■-.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7997, 28 August 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7997, 28 August 1889

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