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[By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association,]

COMMERCIAL. LONDON, October 9, (Received October 10, 1889, at 12.30 p.m.)

The total quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom is 1,448,000 quarters, and for the Continent 248,000 quarters. The American visible supply of wheat is 18,875,000 bushels.

A BYE ELECTION. LONDON, October 9, (Received Oclober 10,1889, at noon.)

Mr Seymour Keay (Home Ruler) has been elected for Elgin and Nairnshire in the House of Commons, rendered vacant by the death of Mr C. H. Anderson (Gladstone Liberal). Mr Keay secured a majority of 532 votes.


The schoolboy strikes are spreading to Cardiff, Middlobrough, Edinburgh, Dundee, and Barnett. The scholars have marched in procession, and in some instances tho teachers have been subjected to violence. At Edinburgh the scholars stoned the teachers.


In a letter to Mr Thomas Sexton, Mr Parnell advises him that the Tenants’ League will be confined to a defensive basis, and its operations be limited to the protection of interests threatened by the landed proprietors, the protection of tenants against the conspiracy of landlords, the assertion of the freedom of speech in Ireland, tho vindication of the right of tenants to the same facility for combination as is allowed to trade unions, and against coercion by the Government.


The ‘Soobda,’ a semi-official Bulgarian journal, urges the Sultan of Turkey to recognise Prince Ferdinand’s claim to the Throne of Bulgaria, and declares that otherwise Bulgaria will be compelled to act independently of the Suzerain.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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