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YESTERDAY'S CABLES

Home and Foreign. Owing to forced sales through the failure of the Magdeburg sugar ring, prices are depressed. A number of high Chinese officials have petitioned Prince Ching, Minister for Foreign Affairs, urging the expulsion of all Americans employed in China. It is reported that Prince Ching hasĀ» expressed sympathy with the movement. The Comte de Paris has issued a manifesto in which he advises Royalists to coalesce with the opponents of the Government, and declares that the ultimate result will benefit monarchy. The dock companies have refused the offer of 3,000 Belgian laborers at 4sd per hour,

The men on strike are greatly elated at the sympathy expressed by the wharf laborers at Sydney and Brisbane. The wharfingers have submitted a compromise covering the substance of the strikers' demand slightly modifying the 6d rate of wage per hour when engaging casual workers longer than four hours, The dook companies and some of the wharfingers have, however, declined to entertain this proposal. The men on strike received on Saturday LI ,600 from sympathisers. It has been resolved to continue the strike.

Shipowners and the leader of the wharfinger men on strike have conferred to arrange the terms on which vessels will be discharged in the river, with the result that on Monday it has been decided to boycott the dock companies. The meeting was, however, adjourned until Monday. Public opinion condemns the action of the dock oompanies, and the clergy of all sects express sympathy with the dock laborers in their endeavor to receive a higher rate of wages. Conservatives, Liberals, and Radicals are alike subscribing to aid tho strikers. The Fifeshire has discharged the third of her cargo, and as she has plenty of coal her mutton remains in good condition. From the Kaikoura 6,000 carcasses have been landed, and the steamer has sufficient coal to last for some days yet.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Evening Star, Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Evening Star, Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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