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(B? Eleotbio Telegraph.—Coptoiohv.l [Per Press Association. | A DISPUTED PEERAGE. LONDON, November 1. (Received November 2,1889, at noon.) Mr Sinclair, of Culverdale, in New South Wales, claims the Caithness peerage, the succession to which is in dispute. He has commenced a law suit to enforce his claims. A NEW ZEALAND MINING VENTURE. LONDON, November 1. The New Zealand Antimony Company is about to issue 12,500 preference shares. Dissatisfaction is expressed with the colonial management, and Sir W. Buller, chairman, will visit the mine shortly. MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, November 1. (Reoeived November 2, 1889, at 12.40 p.m.) Tallow is quiet. Mutton, 27s to 27s 6d : beef, 26a. Kauri gum is active. The total amount of reserve in the Bank of England is L 12,078,000. The proportion of reserve to liabilities is 40% per cent. Consols, 97 (steady). New Zealand 4 per cent, inscribed Btock, 106J (firm). Australian wheat (ex warehouse), 39s 3d. New Zealand long-berried do (ex store), 35a 6d (declining). Copper, L 44 10s. Tin, L 96 15s. Sugar : German beet, lis fid (firmer) ; Java do, 15s 6d. No. 1 best Scotch pig iron (f.o.b. in Clyde), 595. The market is active. A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. LONDON, November 1, (Received November 2,1889, at 12 40 p.m.) It appears that Mr Westgarth did not die a natural death, but lost his life under circumstances necessitating an inquest. It had been stated that he was delirious and jumped out of a window, but from the evidence it seemed that he fell out of a veutilating aperture in an attic of the house into the area below. A verdict was returned to the effect that death was accidental. MR CHAMBERLAIN TALKS OF RESIGNING. LONDON, November 1. Mr Chamberlain, speaking at Birmingham, said that owing to the abuse he had been incessantly subjected to since he separated from Mr Gladstone he had seriously contemplated resigning his seat in the House of Commons. It was only the duty he felt he owed his country that deterred him from taking this course. THE PARNELL COMMISSION. LONDON, November 1. Sir Henry James, in the course of his speech before the Commission, said the Irish agitation practically aimed at the separation of Ireland from England. He asserted that the Land League had Fenian origin. ABOLISHMENT OF THE KNOUL ST. PETERSBURG, November 1. Punishment by the knout has been abolished in Russia. A RARE COMPLIMENT TO THE BRITISH NAVY. ATHENS, November 1. The Emperor of Germany during the course of his eulogy on the British Navy yesterday said: "We young naval nations must come to England and learn from the first navy in the world." [Special to Press Association. | THE GERMAN EMPEROR. ATHENS, November 1. (Received November 2,1589, at noon.j The Emperor and Empress of Germany have sailed from Constantinople. The British and Italian fleets saluted them on their departure, f.nd convoyed the Imperial yacht for some distance. CHOLERA IN PERSIA. TEHERAN, Novembkr 1. Cholera is spreading in Persia.

THE PRINCE OF WALES IN EGYPT. ALEXANDRIA, November 1. The Prince of Wales had a great reception on his arrival at Port Said. He has started for Cairo via Tel-el-Kebir. EIGHT HOURS A DAY. LONDON, November 1., The Glasgow gasmen demand that the day’s work should be limited to eight hours, and a guarantee given that wages will not be reduced.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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