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HOME AND FOREIGN.

[B? Electeio Telegraph.— Copyright. [Pkb Pees 3 Association, 1 DISASTROUS FLOODS IN JAPAN. PEKIN, August 30. (Received August 31,1539, at noon.) Typhoons and heavy floods have been experienced in Japan, and immense destruction is reported. Ten thousand persons were killed and 20,000 rendered homeless. AUSTRALIAN WINES AT PARIS. PARIS, Auocst 30. The awards made by the Exhibition jurors to the Australian wine exhibits have excited much curiosity, and their sale at the bars is increasing daily. PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT. LONDON, August 30. Parliament was prorogued until the 16th November. In the Speech from the Throne it was stated that the relations with the Great Powers are most cordial, and every confidence was expressed that they will remain unbroken, also that the peace of Europe will bo maintained. It mentions that on the suggestion of England and Belgium a conference of the Great Powers was convened to meet in the autumn to take iuto consideration the necessity of arresting slavery both ou land and on sea. Reference is made to the satisfactory adjustment of the boundaries of the English and French colonies on the west coast of Africa. Much regret is expressed that the pressure of time had prevented Parliament from passing the Western Australian Enabling Bill, but it is hoped that this very desirable object will be effected at an early period. It concludes that the signs of growing prosperity in trade are everywhere discernable. THE STRIKE EXrENDING. LONDON, Auocst 30. The latest development of the strike is that the Sailors aud Firemen's Union, 60,000 strong, have offered to come out. MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, AVGfsr 30. (Received August 81,1889, at 1.49 p.m.) The weekly returns of the Bank of Englnnd, published to-day, show the total reserve in notes and bullion to be L 12,300,000, being a decrease of L 90,000 as compared with the previous week. The proportion of reserve to liabilities is 40.5 per cent. Consols aro at L9B. New Zealand 4 per cent, inscribed stock is at LIOB, with the market active. Australian wheat (ex warehouse) is at 40s and quiet; New Zealand long-berried (ex Btore), 38s fid, with business very restricted. Sugar: German beet, 14s 9d ; Java, 18s. Best Scotch pig-iron (in the Clyde), 46s 9d. Tallow: Best mutton is at 28s to 28s Cd ; best beef, 27s to 27s 6d.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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