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(By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Special to Pbess Association, |

'THE TIMES'-PARNELL COMMISSION. LONDON, October SI. (Received November 1,1889, at noon.) Mr Davitt finished his speech amid ap Slause, which was not suppressed. Sir amea Hannen complimented him, COMMERCIAL. LONDON, October 31. Nelson Brothers, meat merchants, have declared a dividend of 7 per cent. STANLEY AND EMIN BEY. LONDON, October 31. Stanley and Emin Pasha are believed to be nearing the eastern coast of Africa. A FRIEND OF THE COLONIES. LONDON, October 31. ' The Times,' iu an obituary notice of the late Mr Westgarth, praises his action with regard to the colonies, whose loans he often materially helped. THE ROYAL WEDDING. ATHENS, October 31. Tho Emperor of Germany, at lunch with the Admiral of the English fleet at Athens, spoke in terms of high praise of the British Navy. The wedding festivities concluded with a ball. FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT. CALCUTTA, October 31. A train near Agra ran into a siding, came into collision with the terminal buffers, and was derailed. Thirteen women and two children were killed, and forty other persons injured. INTERCOLONIAL. [Br Eleotrio Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.] THE DEFAULTING TELLER. SYDNEY, November 1. (Reoolved November 1, 1889, at 1.40 p.m.} Thomas, tho defaulting teller of the Bank of New Zealand, was arrested in Melbourne with LGOO in his possession, AN AUSTRALIAN DOMINION. SYDNEY, November 1. Sir Henry Parkes has sent a despatch to the Premier of New Zealand on the subject of an Australian Dominion. THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN HARVEST. ADELAIDE, November 1. Harvesting is progressing, and the returns so far are excellent, but red rust is spreading in several localities, which, it is feared, will reduce the total yield. THE TASMANIAN TARIFF. HOBART, November 1. The Tariff Committee recommend that endeavors be made to secure Freetrade between Tasmania and the other colonies. In the report on the amounts in the Tariff they suggest the imposition of the following duties: —Sheep 3s, and cattle 50s per head j bacon, 25 per cent. ; hams, flour, grain, pulse, bran, pollard, oatmeal, onions, woollen piece goods, blankets, shawls, and tweeds, 20 per cent. ; potatoes, 25 per cent. The Chamber of Commerce approves the granting of New Zealand a share in carrying the Tasmania mails. THE NEW GUINEA MASSACRE. THURSDAY ISLAND, November 1. The police have received a letter confirming the account of the massacre of the Rev. Mr Savage and party at Debeer, on the eastern coast of New Guinea. They were murdered while praying ashore. INTERPROVINCIAL. [Per United Press Association.] AUCKLAND, November 1. Several carriages of a passenger train from Onehunga were derailed near Newmarket this forenoon, and were dragged about 100 yards, tearing up the sleepers. One carriage contained seven passengers, four of whom were ladies. They were greatly alarmed. The carriages did not capsiz?. WELLINGTON, November 1.

Fresh rates for carriage of newspapers on the railways are gazetted ; also regulations respecting what are called communication tickets. These are fifty-trip tickets, either single or for a family. Some time ago an offer was made to the Government by a Victorian firm for the right of advertising on the back of postage stamps. Similar offers were made in the other colonies. There was an inclination at first to accept the proposal; but, after considering the objections to the scheme and communicating with the Australian Governments, it was decided to refuse the offer. It has been deemed that the objections, of which there are many, would outweigh the merely monetary benefit.

TIMARU, November 1

In a suit to-day for an affiliation order—the Charitable Aid Board prosecuting—a question was raised by counsel for the defence whether a magistrate can make an order for maintenance The English Act imposes a limit, which is omitted from the New Zealand Btatutc. No decision was known by the Superior Court on the point, and Mr Wray, R.M., took time to consider his decision.


The New River Harbor Board, which two years ago had a dredge built costing L 4.000, have let it for a term to the Mataura Gold Dredging Company. The dredge is very suitable for the work, being fitted with pipes for the hydraulic delivery of spoil on shore. She was successfully taken to her destination yesterday, Great interest is taken in the experiment, the bed of the river being knowa to be highly auriferous. The agricultural prospects are very good. The weather has been so favorable throughout the winter and spring that large areas —especially of oats—have been got in. The lambing season also has been highly successful, in many cases the average being up to 105 per cent. Lady Onslow and Lord Cranley left for Queenstown. The Invercargill waterworks are now completed, and the tank, which contains 66,000ga1, on a tower 100 ft high, has been charged and tested. The works are municipal property, and cost L 30,000.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8053, 1 November 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 8053, 1 November 1889

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