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Home and Foreign.

The London dock laborers have passed a vote of thanks to the Melbourne ‘Ago,’ ‘ South Australian Advertiser,’ and Sydney ‘ Telegraph ’ for their sympathy and support in the recent struggle. It was decided that the surplus should remain in hand until November next, in case of a breach of faith on the part of the dock owners. There is slight friction between the firemen on the Orient and New Zealand Shipping Company’s steamers and the Seamen’s Union. . _ , After further consideration, the London County Council have rescinded their previous decision, and have now issued a license to the Trocadero and Aquarium, but at the same time warned the managers to be cautious in the future.

The Prince of Wales will hold a review of English and Egyptian troops at Cairo on Saturday. The Methodist Free Church and New Connexion are uniting. The ‘Birmingham Gazette* states that Lords Knutsford and George Hamilton have entrusted Earl Hopetoun with proposals for extending the naval partnership between England and Australia. The proposals are to be submitted in the first instance to the Victorian Parliament, and afterwards to the Parliaments of the other colonies.

The prospectus of the Westport and Wallsend Coal Company, with a capital of LIOO,OOO, is issued in London. Earl Granville and the Marquis of Ripon confirm the remarks delivered by Mr Gladstone at Hawarden, that the recent strike is pregnant with hope for the future of labor. Count Kalnoky is visiting Prince Bismarck at Berlin.

Emperor William will attend the manoeuvres of the Russian fleet next summer. During the Czar’s recent visit to Berlin Prince Bismarck informed him that he considered an agreement between Great Britain and Russia, in regard to possessions in Asia, was possible and desirable. He also expressed himself convinced that the Czar would never begin a war against Germany. In replying, the Czar denied that Russia had doubled her strategic lines on the western frontier.

A report has been freely circulated that Moussa Bey had been pardoned for the recent atrocities committed in Armenia, but it proves to be incorrect. The Hon. John Austin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian Islands, is at present in Washington interviewing the United States Government. He offers to continue the existing treaties with America on condition that the latter guarantees the independence of Hawaii and the right to conclude treaties with other States without the knowledge of America. The dock companies are making efforts to induce the dock laborers to become permanent hands at LI per week, but the Union refuse their sanction to the pro: posal. In the course of a lecture at Chester, Lord Brassey said that the stand taken by the Australasian colonies showed that they would yet become the commanding power in the Racine, and also in the defence of India, Owing to a fresh outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Germany, the Minister of Agriculture has refused to remove the restrictions placed on the importation of cattle into Great Britain,

In referring to the Zalinski gun, Sir Andrew Clarke, Inspector-general of Fortifications, declared it to bo the most formidable weapon known at present, but admitted that it had not yet been brought to a state of perfection. The Agents-General have paid a visit to Glasgow for the purpose of inspecting M. Luhrig’s coal dividing plant, with a view of introducing it in Australia. Father Kenny, Superior-General of the Jesuits, will shortly visit Australia. Mr Tillett, chairman of the Laborers’ Union, is organising the Bristol d ickmen. Speaking at Manchester, the Irish Secretary declared that every anticipated result of the Irish policy of the Government had already been realised. Tfle strike among the coal miners in the northern districts of France is spreading, and serious riots have occurred. In a collision between the strikers and soldiers two of the miners were killed.

The Socialists throughout France threaten to go out on strike and close the Exhibition. King Louis I. of Portugal is dead. It has been decided to exile the Zulu chiefs Dinizulu and Undabuko to St. Helena for twelve and fifteen years reapectively.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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