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Sir John Pender, chairman of the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company, offers the New South Wales and New Zealand Governments to at once undertake the laying of a duplicate cable between those colonies, provided the company is secured against unreasonable competition. On Mr Michael Davitt concluding his address before 'The Times'• Parnell Commission, Sir James Hannen, the president, said the Court was obliged to him for his assistance. Sir Henry James, one of the counsel for 'The Times,' asserted that 'The Times' had been a consistent and able friend of Ireland, to which Mr Davitt ejaculated " Amen !" . Lightermen are dissatisfied with the award made by Lord Brasaey, and are likely to eo out on strike. New Zealand mutton is selling at 4;jd ; Queensland beef at 4+d. _ Mr J. Anderson, on behalf of the Orient Steam Navigation Company, has abandoned the contract for a weekly six-day mail service between England and Canada, which was to have commenced in July next and run in connection with the Canadian Pacihc M Tirard, Premier, Minister of Commerce, has informed Sir P. D. Bell that it affords him great pleasure to accept the gift of New Zealand minerals and cereals shown nt the Exhibition for the French museums. The company established for the relief of Erain Bey have recalled Dr Peters, whose expedition was recently reported to have been a failure. XT The Coptic has sailed from Rio for New Plymouth with the balance of her cargo of frozen meat in good condition. . • ■ Australian, The Intercolonial Stock Conference was opened in Melbourne yesterday. _ Mr Charles Myers, member for Dundas in the Victorian Assembly, was chosen chairman. The questions to be discussed include regulations for the admission of foreign stock into the Australasian colonies, and quarantine restrictions, the diseases of stock, and the best means of exterminating rabbits. The first question discussed was that of Fcab, and it was resolved to request the New Zealand Government to take more stringent measures to cleanse flocks in that colony, ____________ _

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YESTERDAY'S GABLES, Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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YESTERDAY'S GABLES Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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