Home and Foreign.
Mr Bradlaugh is ill, and his condition is regarded as precarious. Captain Weissman expects Stanley, Emin Pasha, and Caste, the Itallian traveller, to reach Abpwapa, in German territory, next month. The Turkish authorities deny the accnracy of the reports regarding outrages in Crete. The Prince of Wales will visit Athens for the marriage of the Duke of Sparta with Princess Sophia of Germany. Sir John Pender intimates that the Eastern Extension Company are willing to lay a Pacific cable for strategic purposes if fairly paid for the work. The present scarcity of pig iron is unequalled. The Mexican bonds lately stolen have been recovered.
The death is announced of the Hon. J. T. Ball, Attorney-General for Ireland in the two Disraeli Cabinets. A French line of steamers is about to start between Tahiti, New Caledonia, and the New Hebrides. The Sultan has assured Professor Vambery, the well-known Eastern traveller, that he would not support his subjects in any agitation for withholding autonomy from Armenia.
The docks and warehouse proprietors have announced that owing to the recent strike there will be an increase in the consolidated rate for wool of about 15 per cent. At a meeting of the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company a balance-sheet was submitted, showing a net profit for the halfyear of L 139.000. It was announced that the cable between Australia and New Zealand would be duplicated without delay. ' Truth ' states that the Prince of Wales is in a precarious state of health. The delay in furnishing a balance-sheet of the strike funds is excused on the ground that money has been required to relieve the families of men convicted of intimidation ; but owing to the strictures in the 'St. James's Gazette' on the confused state of finance the Committee promise that the accounts shall be published after November 4.
The ' Pall Mall Gazette' states that the families of the strikers who were sentenced to terms of imprisonment for intimidating are receiving from 10s to LI per week. The balance in hand is slightly under L 6.000. The Jewish operatives in East London are forming unions for the purpose of obtaining shorter hours of labor.
The strike at Bristol is spreading, despite partial concession by the masters. The 'Standard' forcibly condemns the widespread gambling in South African nines now going on.
Umbandini, late King of Swaziland, has been succeeded by his eldest son. Sir T. Shepstone continues in his capacity of counsellor to the King for the purpose of protecting European interests. Captain Weissman has defeated the Arab insurgents at Somue (East Africa). Their loss was seventy killed.
Mr Gladstone, speaking at Southport, said that Turkey's misgovornment in Crete was a formidable source of danger to the peace of Europe. Alluding to the Irish question, he contended that coercion in that country was directed against a peaceful and necessary remodelling of the constitution. It was impossible for him to expound a policy. The future of the Scotch and Welsh churches would be settled locally. Triumph was imminent over the Irish question, for it was impossible that the triumphs gained by his party in Bixty recent elections were the result of sixty accidents.
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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Evening Star, Issue 8047, 25 October 1889
YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Evening Star, Issue 8047, 25 October 1889
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