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YESTERDAY’S CABLES

l£oi»« and Foreign.

If cx-Queen Natalie remains obstinate the Servian Government will legislate in the direction of having her exiled. The Homo market for Queensland frozen mutton is sluggish. Beef— Hindquarters are quoted at per lb ; forequarters, 3:|d. New Zealand mutton, 4;|d; lamb, Sydney mutton, Beef —Forequarters, 4d; hindquarters, 4;|d. One thousand bales of New Zealand hemp have been sold at prices ranging from LI to to L2los below last quotations. _ The tallow market is firm. Best mutton is quoted at 27s fid to 2Ss ; best beef, 26s 6d to 275. Ox hides, 3gd to 3.} d per lb. St. George’s Scotch Board scholars have struck for the abolition of fees, home lessons, and flogging, and arc parading the streets of Glasgow and Aberdeen. Ngakawau (Westport) Coal Company, with a capital of LIOO.OOO, will shortly be placed on the London market. Sir William Jervois is chairman of the company. One million pounds’ worth of shares in the Mount Morgan Gold Mining Company, Queensland, have recently changed hands at Home, Messrs Rothschild purchased 20,000 shares for L 170,000. Mr C. M. Norwood, deputy-chairman of the London and St. Katherine Docks Company, in addressing the London shareholders on Thursday, declared that the Socialist section of the Swiss Labor Congress had organised the late strike of London dockmen. The Russian Government will issue a conversion loan of 500,000,000 roubles in Paris in December next, Australian. In the New South Wales Legislative Assembly there has been a succession of disorderly scenes. Mr W. P. Crick, member for West Macquarie, was placed under arrest for calling his opponents “Orange thieves and robbers.” At the inquest on the body of Hudson, one of the victims of the Glebe mine disaster, a verdict was returned that death resulted from starvation, A rider was added that the accident was due to the culpable neglect on the part of deceased, as deputy-overman, and Sharpe, the overman. The jury also condemned the apathy shown in the work of extricating the entombed miners. Further dissensions are reported to exist in the Queensland Cabinet, and it is believed that Sir Thomas M'llwraith and Sir S. W. Griffiths will coalesce. Germany has had a larger number of strikes during the last few months than in any similar period of her history. Every industry seems to be taking its turn. “I h»ve lived among the Arabs for ten years,” writes an Englishman to a London paper, “ and have yet to find one who has the least honesty, decency, or Christianity.” The engineer attributes the escape of H.M.S. Calliope from the hurricane at Samoa, in some degree at least, to the fact that her screw was made of manganese bronze. Overheard at Washington.— Brmksleigh (glancing up from reading Saturday evening’s paper): “It seems Pastor Goodewordes intends to favor us with another of his timely political discourses to-morrow morning.” Blountleigh: “Ah'.indeed! What is to bo his subject this time?” Brinksleigh: “Foreign Missions!”

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YESTERDAY’S CABLES, Issue 8030, 5 October 1889

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YESTERDAY’S CABLES Issue 8030, 5 October 1889

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