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Home and Foreign.

The Baptist Union appeal to tho Marquis of Salisbury to interfere in Crete.

The Australian and New Zealand Mortgage Company have declared u dividend of 4 per cent.

The new Comptoir d'Escompte is being established in Paris with the capital of the former bank.

The first of the ten prisoners now on trial for *,he murder of Inspector Martin at Gweedrjte has been convicted of manslaughter. The Orient Company have conceded the firemen's demands.

The statement is made that it wilt bo impossible to produce exact balance sheets ehowtog how the money subscribed in aid of the dock laborers was disposed of, as no amounts were kept at the beginning of tho 'strike.

The increase in freights of 2s 6d a ton has been postponed. The New Zealand conversion loania quoted at9SJ. An important iron and steel company in the North of England are willing to establish works in Australia, and purchase the properties necessary for carrying on their business immediately, if tho colonial Governments will guarantee their custom for a term of years. Mr Moorhouse is their agent. Princess Teck is petitioning Lord Salisbury to grant a pension to Mrs Blanchard (formerly Mrs Allpenny, of Dunedin), the female emigrant's friend. Some of the omnibus and tram companies of London are conceding shorter hours to their men.

The Reichstag was opened by the Emperor, who in his speech asserts that his personal relations with allied Powers will strengthen the ties that bind them to Germany. He believes that the peace of Europe will be maintained during the coming year. Additional expenditure on army and navy will be required, and a Bill dealing with Socialism is promised. The whole of the jury in the Cronin case have been empannelled.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 8046, 24 October 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 8046, 24 October 1889

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