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{By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Special to Press Association.]

THE LABOR STRIKES. LONDON, October 2, (Reoelved October 3, 1889, at noon.)

It is announced that there is a surplus of L 7.000 from the strike fund after retaining L 2.000 in hand for the purpose of relieving oases of distress which may arise. The Executive desire formally to thank the Australian colonies for their magnificent contributions, and to elioit their wishes as to the disposal of the balance. It is suggested that the money should be utilised for the formation of a universal labor federation, including Australia.

OBITUARY. LONDON, October 2. Mr Wilis, father of the famous Australian explorer, is dead. A PROSECUTION ABANDONED. LONDON, October 2. The prosecution of the Earl of Galloway for assaulting a girl has been abandoned. THE AUSTRALIAN MAILS. LONDON, October 2. The Australian mails which were on board one of the trains wrecked by the collision in a tunnel at Ariano, in Italy, have been rescued, but their delivery will be delayed. THE ROTTERDAM STRIKERS. LONDON, October 2. Mr Tillett, chairman of the Dock Laborers' Union, is assisting the Rotterdam strikers to organise. "JACK THE RIPPER." LONDON, October 2. It is reported that a clue has been found to the Whitechapel murderer, and the arrest of a medical man is hourly expected. THE COLONIAL-UNION LINE. LONDON, October 2. The majority of the directors of the Colonial-Union Company have agreed to transfer the business to the Tyser Line, Limited, giving the shareholders 5 per cent, Sydney debentures in exchange for shares in the Colonial-Union. A minority of the shareholders in the latter are opposed to the proposed transfer, and are applying for an injunction. THE KAISER ON HIS TRAVELS. CONSTANTINOPLE, October 2. The Emperor and Empress of Germany are now on a visit to this city. A NEWSPAPER PROSECUTION. PARIS, October 2. The Cabinet have decided to prosecute 1 L'lntransigeant' for asserting that military funds have been applied to electoral purposes. COMMERCIAL. LONDON, October 2. (Received Optober S, 1889, at 1 p.m I The quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom is 1,476,000 quarters, and for the Continent 292,000 quarters. The American visible supply is estimated at 17,875,000 bushels.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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