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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8049, 28 October 1889
HOME AND FOREIGN.
[By Electric Telegraph—Copyright. ] [Special <io Pfiiss Association.} PERSONAE.
LONDON, October 26;
(Received October 28,1889, at 10 a.m.) Mr Bradlaugh is better, but his recovery is not yet assured;
“Australia For the AGs TRALIANS."
LONDON, October 26. Lord Derby, in his speech at Liverpool, said that the opposition to the BUI which proposed to give responsible government to Western Australia was the result of an attempt to keep that colony in a dependent state, in order to retain control of the lands. If it was proposed to reverse the negation policy of the last forty years, to be Consistent they must make their action retrospective and apply it to other colonies. Then the cry of “Australia for the Australians !” would be inevitable.
‘THE TIMES’-PARNELL COMMISSION. LONDON, October 26.
Since the Parnell Commission has resumed its sittings, Messrs Davitt, Biggar, and O’Brien have addressed the Bench in their own defence. They have all made vigorous attacks on * The Times.’
THE FRENCH IN MADAGASCAR. PARIS, October 26. _ An anti-French outbreak in Madagascar is feared.
THE KING OP BAVARIA ILL. MUNICH, October 26. Otto, King of Bavaria, is in a precarious state of health.
THE HEIR OF GREECE’S WEDDING. ATHENS, October 27. (Received October 28,1889, at 1 p.ra.)
Brilliant arrangements have been com pleted for the Royal wedding. The Emperor and Empress of Germany have arrived and were received with great eclat.
THE LATE KING OP PORTUGAL. LONDON, October 27. Requiems in memory of the late King of Portugal were sung to-day in London, Sofia, and Berne. THE DOCK LABOR TROUBLE. LONDON, October 27. The men employed at the Albert Docks have not agreed to a general compact, as they are getting higher wages than the rate agreed on. Efforts are being made to bring about a general agreement before November 4. AFFAIRS IN CRETE. LONDON, October 27.
Lord Salisbury, replying to the representations of the Baptist Union, assured them that the British Consul’s reports of the atrocities in Crete had been exaggerated, and that Chakir Pasha was repressing the license of the soldiery.
DAVITT’S DEFENCE. LONDON, October 27. Davitt is still addressing the Commission in his own defence. PERSONAL, ST. PETERSBURG, October 27. The Czarewitch will shortly visit Constantinople. AN IMPORTANT DECLARATION. BERLIN, October 27. Prince Bismarck assured the Czar while on his recent visit here that the Triple Alliance was only for defensive purposes, and that Germany took no interest in the question as to the ultimate fate of Constantinople and the Bosphorus. [Per Press Association. | THE KING OF~PORTUGAL’S FUNERAL. LISBON, October 27. (Received October 28,1889, at 12.30 p.m.j The body of Louis, late King of Portugal, was buried to-day in the pantheon of St, Vincent, Lisbon. King Charles (who has succeeded his father), the papal nuncio, and 300 clergy and envoys of foreign powers took part in the funeral. The widowed Queen Maria Pia afterwards visited the tomb, SOCIALISTIC DEMONSTRATION AT BRISTOL. LONDON, October 27. Sixty thousand workmen at Bristol have Cd a resolution that the condition of must be materially improved, and to gain this end have determined to regularly organise their ranks. Mr Gladstone formally opened the Workmen’s Institute at Saltney, near his Hawarden Estate, yesterday. He took advantage of the occasion to review the progress of workers in England during the last half century, and praised the colonial system of local government, instancing the Americans’ love of freedom as a proof of its immense advantages.
THE QUEEN. LONDON, October 27. Her Majesty tho Queen winters at Florence.
COMMERCIAL. LONDON, October 27. The English wheat market is dull ; Con tinental inactive; American steady.
AN EXTRADITION TREATY. LONDON, October 28. (Received October 28, 1889, at 12.30 p.m.)
The ‘ New York Herald ’ states that Great Britain and the United States have agreed on a new extradition treaty.
GREAT BRITAIN’S WHEAT YIELD. LONDON, October 27.
Sir John Lawes, the eminent agriculturalist, estimates the wheat crop of the United Kingdom at 8,750,000 quarters, leaving a deficiency of nearly 19,000,000 quarters, to be imported.
THE GERMANS IN SOUTH AFRICA. ZANZIBAR, October 26.
Captain Weiasman has defeated a force of 5,000 Arabs under Bushire, killing 300 of tho latter’s followers.
HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8049, 28 October 1889
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