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By Elkotbio Telkgbafh. CopraiOH".] [Pes Pbess Association.]

JUST SO. LONDON, Octobeb 15. (Received Obtober IQ, ISB9, at 12.15 p.m.)

Much astonishment is expressed in Anglocolonial circles at the exaggerated nature of the telegrams respecting the dock strike which have been published in some colonial papers.


A charter has been granted to the British South African Company, with a capital of one million. The object is to directly colonise the Zambesi region. The Dukes of Abercorn and fife and Mr Cecil Rhodes are the principal promoters.

STRENGTHENING FRONTIER GARRISONS. LONDON, Octobeb 15. The Paris correspondent of the * Daily Hews' says that M. Freyoinet has decided to double the strength of the Sixth Army Corps, stationed on the German frontier.


Dr J. E. Kenny, M.P. for South Cork, states that the funds obtained by Mr Dillon on his colonial tour will support a monthly average of over 500 evicted families. Details of the expenditure on the Plan of Campaign are promised at the oonclusion of the struggle.

AN ITALIAN PROTECTORATE. ROME, Octobeb 15. The Italian Government intend to declare a protectorate over Abyssinia.

RATHER INCONVENIENT. PARIS, October 15. M. Joubert, contractor for decorating the Victorian Court at the Exhibition, threatens to seize the exhibits, because Mr Walker (ex-Minister of Customs) refused to settle his accounts until the architect gave a certificate.

[Special to Press Association. |

THE LATE STRIKES. LONDON, October 15. (Received October 18, 1889, at 12.85 p.m.)

Lord Brassey, speaking at a dinner at the City Liberal Club, upheld trades unionism, and spoke in terms of high praise of the conduct of the dock laborers during the strike. Mr S. C. Buxton, M.P. for Poplar, who took a prominent part in supporting the strikers, condemned the attitude and language of Mr Norwood, chairman of the Dock Committee.


A brother of the Earl of Galloway accompanied him into the dock during his trial for assault on a girl. Sir James Fergusson was among those present. The Bench unanimously acquitted the accused, the decision being received with applause.

PUT OFF. LONDON, October 15. The Tenants' League Convention has been postponed. PERSONAL. LONDON, October 15. Injuries resulting from a fall from his horse will prevent Lord Rosebery from attending the farewell banquet to the Earl of Hopetoun. THE LONDON STRIKES. LONDON, October 15. The audit of the strike accounts is being delayed by the careless manner in which they were kept, but the statement that there is a surplus of L 7.000 is confirmed. It is the intention of those having control of the money to wait patiently until the wishes of the Australian colonies can be ascertained as to the disposal of this sum. AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION. LONDON, October 15. Mansfield College, for Dissenters, has been opened at Oxford. THE NEW HEBRIDES. LONDON, October 15. M. Renole, a planter in the New Hebrides, in a letter to < The Times,' says that it is essential that either England or France should annex the islands, in order to secure the stability of the Government there, and to enable their resources to be properly developed.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8039, 16 October 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 8039, 16 October 1889

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