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Home and Foreign.

The deaths are announced of James Presoott Jould, F.R.S., the eminent scientist, aged seventy-one, and of Lord Fitzgerald.

Sir Saul Samuel and Sir F. Dillon Bell have arranged with the Imperial Treasury to continue the San Francisco mail scrvico for twelve months on the old basis.

The balance-sheet of moneys subscribed for the deck strike has not yet been issued, as the auditors arc examining every shilling ticket voucher.

Mr Gladstone is urging the Liberal party to oppose the Sugar Bounties Treaty. ____^ It is expected that the rate of freight by sailing vessels to the colonies will shortly be raised by 23 6d or 5s per ton. Three journalists connected with tho 'Financial Times' and 'Mining Record' have been.arrested on a charge of blackmailing a public company.

A protest has been lodged against.Primrose Day, the winner of the Cesarewitch, on the grounds of wrongful ownership. :

M. Joubert, the contractor for decorating the Victorian Court at the Paris Exhibition, has seized the Victorian wine kiosk and wine bar in payment of his claim.

M. Etienne has ordered more severe treatment of the convicts sent to Hew Caledonia, and will not permit half-liberty being allowed until after several years of good conduct and sufficient money saved to facilitate settlement on the land. Seven thousand miners at Courrieres have gone out on strike. Twelve thousand French peasant pilgrims are visiting Borne. King Louis of Portugal is in a comatose state, gangrene having supervened, In consequence of the arbitrary action of the Germans at Damara Land, H.M.S. Bramble has received orders to proceed to Walfisch Bay to watch over British interests.

The statement published by the 'Svoboda,' a Bulgarian journal, that Sir William T. White, British Ambassador at Constantinople, has advised the Porte to recognise Prince Ferdinand's claims to the Bulgarian throne is semi-officially denied. Intelligence has reached Candahar that the Pathorn tribes in the vicinity of Quetta have murdered Engineer Harris and Lieutenant Brooke, of the cavalry, who were touring in that district. Body snatchers have desecrated the grave of Ralph Waldo Emerson. They were, however, disturbed, and it was found that the remains had not been touched.

Sir Julian Paunceforte, British Ambassador to the United States, and Secretary Blaine, have resnmed parleying on the fishery and sealing disputes between England and the United States. ;. The Russian gunboat Nasr-ed-din foundered off Batoum, and all the crew were lost.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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