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Home and Foreign.

The sculling race between Bubear and Matterson is exciting little interest. At the National Conference of miners it ■was decided to insist on the eight houra' system from January next. The National League in Tipperary has been suppressed, as it is intended to initiate there a branch of the recently established Tenants' Defence League. Captain E. 11. Verney, R.N. (Gladstonian), has been elected for Buckingham (rendered vacant by the Hon. Eggerton Hubbard being raised to the peerage) by a majority of 208. At the laßt general election Captain Verney was defeated by a majority of 71. [This is another seat gained to the Opposition.] The Czar and his second son, Grand Duke George, met with a cold reception on their arrival at Berlin. The Reichstag has authorised a loan of 250 million marks.

H.M.S. Anson haß gone ashore at Kiel. Emperor William, at the banquet held in honor of the Czar, in toasting His Majesty, expressed a hope that the friendship between Russia and Germany which had existed for a century would continue. Moussa Bey, the leader in the atrocities which have recently taken place in Armenia, has been tried on the charge and condemned for murder, but final sentence has been deferred.

The Indians made a raid on two companies of Mexican soldiers, and murdered the whole of them.

Nine arrests have been made in connection with the murder of Dr Cronin. At the wool sales prices remain very firm, except in faulty scoured sorts, which barely maintain July prices. The Home trade has taken 55 per cent, of tho number of bales offering. A largely-attended meeting has been held at St. James's Hall, London, for the purpose of considering the best steps to take in supporting the London County Council in their endeavors to purge the London music halls. Bishop Temple, of London, spoke in favor of dancing and comic singing, and said he could not give his vote in favor of suppressing the ballet. The Bishop of Bedford supported steps being taken to cleanse the nature of the entertainments complained of. The following Eastern news has been received per steamer :—At Foochow eleven persons, who had been found guilty of robbery, have been beheaded. The Japanese coast, bordering on the gulfs of Owarai and Migaga, have been swept by huge waves, and it is estimated that fully 1,000 lives were lost. The Penang ' Gazette ' says that the Netherland Indian Government intended despatching a large number of troopß to Acheen, but, as cholera had broken out, probably they would delay them.


Mr Curlcy (Freetrader) has been elected a member of tho New South Wales Assembly for Newcastle vice Mr YV. Grahame (Protectionist), resigned. The Rockhampton Wharf Laborers' Union have called their men out on strike, owing to shippers cf meat loading _ tho steamer Balmoral Castle with non-union men. A portion of the steamer's crew prevented tho latter working, and in consequence eleven of them have been arrested. The Balmoral Castle will proceed to New Zealand if unable to complete loading at Brisbane.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 8037, 14 October 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 8037, 14 October 1889

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