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The pig iron market is excited, but prices remain the same as at last quotations. Galvanised iron is firmer. Gospel Oak and Orb brands are quoted at LIS per ton. Mr Treeves Edgcumbo, barrister, contends that Mrs May brick is entitled to an unconditional release, and ho advises her friendß to apply for a writ of habeas corpus. There is great mortality in sheep throughout the Argentine Republic. It is estimated that fully 20,000,000 have died. Further reports from Dakota district state that 100,000 persons are threatened with famine, owing to the failure of the crops. Australian, In the Victorian Legislative Assembly the Patents Bill has passed all stages. It provides for the English system of granting patents, and makes a substantial reduction in fees, which will bo as follows :—L3 for three years, L 5 10s for seven years, and L 8 for fourteen years. In his remarks on the Bill the Attorney-General expressed a hope that the Federal Council would assimilate the charges. During the debate surprise was expressed that no reference had been made by the Government to the infringement of Mr Pond's butter-box patent, and several speakers hoped that for the credit and honor of the colony reparation would be made to the patentee. The reported massacre of the Rev. Mr Savage, some Native teachers, and the crew of tho London mission vessel Mary, by Debeer Natives, near New Guinea, is generally discredited, as the same tribe caused a similar scare some time back.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Issue 8053, 1 November 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Issue 8053, 1 November 1889

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