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Home and Foreign.

Mr Burns has abandoned the idea of visiting Australia. Mr Parkin, of Canada, will give an account of his Australian experiences at tho Guildhall on November 15. The Bishop of Limerick has forbidden priests in his diocese to grant absolution to supporters of the Plan of Campaign. It is understood that Mr Gladstone in* tends to attack the Welsh Church and Lord Salisbury's foreign policy. Freights have been raised 2s 6d per ton. President Carnot is visiting Algeria. M. Eiffel advocates bridging the English Channel in preference to the tunnel scheme. Details of the interview between Malietoa and Mataafa are being awaited both by the German and American authorities. The Duke of Edinburgh will represent the Royal Family at the funeral of the King of Portugal. Florence St. John, a well-known burlesque actress, has been robbed of L 2,000 worth of jewels. It is asserted that 1,000,000d0l worth of Mexican bonds have been stolen and sold in London. The atrocities by Turkish soldiers in Crete still continue, and the Greek Press protest against a Turkish envoy being allowed to attend the Duke of Sparta's wedding.

The New Zealand loan has advanced to a premium of 3 per cent. The protest lodged against Primrose Day, winner of the Cesarewitch, on the ground of wrongful ownership, has been overruled. The Agents-General, after an inspection, declare Luhrig's coal divider a splendid success, and highly valuable for the colonies. Mr Lieut, the sugar expert, states that the production of beet sugar up to the first of the month shows an increase of 10,000 tons. He estimates that the total European production of the new campaign will show a surplus of 506,000 tons.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 8045, 23 October 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 8045, 23 October 1889

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