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Tli'* Marquis of Ilartington and Lord Aberdeen, in addressing a meeting, charged Mr Gladstone with hopelessly shattering t,hc Liberal party and promoting every fantastical fad in order to gain fr. sh political supporter.*. New Zealand 4 per cent, inscribed stock, 10C> (ex dividend). New Zealand hemp, L2!l fit to L2fl 10s. Money Market. —Over a million pounds’ worth of gold arrives next week.

Captain Jorgensen, who is attempting to sail t > Melbourne in a MOft boat, has arrived at Madeira.

The Karl of Galloway baa been committed for trial on a charge of criminally assaulting a child named Dumfries. The friends of the J'lirl have been endeavouring to hush up the ease, asserting that, he suffers from aberra tion at intervals consequent on a fall which hj ! had some years age. I Lords Galloway sits in tho House of Lords as Baron Stewart of Garlics. He was bum on October 21st, 18' W. He was formerly Her MiJjHj’s Lord High Commissioner to the Oiiient A Trembly ot the Church of Scotland. At present ho is Hon, Colonel and Lieutenantcolum 1 Commandant 4th Battalion Roy .4 Scotch Fusiliers. In 1872 he married Lady May Arabella Arthur Cecil, daughter of the second Muiquia of Saliobniy, and half sister of the present i’ro.r.icr of England.]

It is reported that Russia has purenasejl and is fortifying Antivari.

[Antivari ia a seaport town in Albania, close to tin) borders of Montenegro, on tin! Adriatic, coast, and ia about four een miles N.V/. of Scutari, mar tlm mouth of the ilvor iJoUna, which f reins the out! t of the bike of Scutari. It was peopled during the Middle Ages by Italian colonist-, and is still the S. e of a Korean Catholic Archbishop. The inhabitants, who numb, r from -1 000 to 5. CU), are m ). tly seamen* Ant.vari is the dcjio. of tlie valley of the Drill. It is already defended by a fortress.] In referring to the Primacy of Australia the ‘ Church Times ’ states that the colonial Synod was clearly wrong in selecting Canon Ssumarez Smith for the pos tmn, and that the action was ultra vires. It will therefore ho necessary to commence proceedings afresh. The wool market is steady. The Home trade has taken one-half the number of bales available. . . It is expected that the Czar will arrive in Berlin on the 10th iust. Tho Metropolitan Bishop Michael is acting as mediator between the Negentsof Seiiia and ex-Qaeen Natalie. The Porte refuses to adopt any system cf epeeial reform in Armenia. A cyclone has visited tire Island of Carmen, in the Gulf of Campcachy, and thirty vessels were wrecked. Many of the houses suffered, and numerous lives were lost. Afc the Anglican Church Congress Mr Terry read a paper on * The Stage and its effects.’ The paper went in the direction of a defence of the stage, and argued that charges were brought by the elergs', who were prejudiced against the theatre, which had been found a necessity of the present time. Bishop Barry said federation of churches ought to bo the aim of the Anglican Communion. The colonies needed greater freedom in church government and ritualism. Bishop Thornton, of Ballarat, said the colonial church was quite distinct from that of England. Bishop Barry held that the bonds of sympathy between churches was cf much value. Bishop Selwyn paid a tribute to the valuable work done by Anglican mi--sions, Tho Bishops of Ballaaat and Cardiff supported Bishop Barry in advocating icunion of churches. The Agents - General have decided to inspect on the IS'-h inst. the coal-saving process recently invented in Glasgow. At a meeting in Edinburgh for tho purpose of wishing the Eirlof Jlopetoun farewell, the provost presided. The new Governor of Victoria denied that he was ;rn invalid and seeking a sanatorium in Victoria. He intended to ignore politic.*. A young man was suited to a young colony, and he was not called upon to pronounce an opinion on federation, lie was hopeful of being able to strengthen the bonds between Australia and England. In addressing a meeting at Stirling, the Marquis of Hartineton said that at pic-sent a scheme of federation was ambiguous, and it was ridiculous to assert that Home Kule was a necessary condition and precedent.

Tha London police receive two days’ pay in connection with their services at the recent strike. Mr Burns states that the distress resulting from the dock strike will absorb the greater portion of the surplus money, and the balance will be paid in to the credit of the Dockers’ Union.

At a meeting of bus and tram men, held at midnight on Friday, aud presided over by Lord Rosebery, it was determined to demand a reduction of the day’s labor to t.velve hours, including two of relief. The chairman denounced the tyranny and espionage to which the employes were sub jected. The overwork of the employes was a scandal, and he considered that the recent otrike of doekmen had shown that labor possessed the power to resist oppression, therefore he wished every success to the drivers’ union, which was intended to be established. Mr J. Burns admits that L 47.000 was received from outside sources, aud declares that any surplus will be used to alleviate the distress aiising from the strike. Four hundred of the dock laoorers have struck on the ground that the companies are giving an undue preference to “ blacklegs.” Australian, The ‘ Argus ’ reviews the last session of the New Zealand Parliament. It states that the Premier deserves the utmost credit for his retrenchment scheme and for his determination to dispense with borrowing so far as possible. Referring to Sir Harry’s ideas, the ‘Argus’ says: though they may be, they will probably mark the returning point from the ruinous system of finance introduced with a tinsel of rhetoric by Sir Julius Vogel to a more equal and national development of the country’s resources. Judging, however, from recent events, the Ministry requires another and more rallying policy.” Public economy will not lead to permanent popularity, but may give lively confidence during a depression to have a man with moral firmness and courage to face the situation, but such gratitude was liable to pass away. It is absurd to attribute the prosperity of New Z;aland wholly to the Government, and it goes on to say that the action of the Bank of Now Zealand in writing oil its losses has given an impetus to commerce. The ‘ Argus ’ adds ; “ Still more is this prosperity due to the good season experienced in New Zealand.” And it concludes that the New Zealand Exhibition will bring thousands to the colony who will discover means of advancing trade between that and other Australasian colonies. Unprecedented thunderstorms have been experienced at Sandhurst and Castlemaine, all of which have been flooded and great damage done. At Ballarat a woman named Bains and a man were standing conversing near a tree when the storm was at its height. The woman was struck by lightning and killed outright, while the man was seriously injured. After a consecutive sitting of forty-nine hours the New South Wales Legislative Assembly rose. Mr Crick has been discharged from custody.

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YESTERDAY’S CABLES, Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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