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LONDON, Octobee 13. At a meeting of the Congregational Union of England and Wales yesterday the delegates from Victoria and New Zealand were welcomed. The Anglo-French Commission set up for the delimitation of: the respective spheres of influence in West Africa meet on the 20th inst. Eighteen nurses' and servants of the London University College Hospital have been attacked by typhoid fever. The cases are in no way connected with the outbreak in Maidstone. .-...,•,...,... At the weekly auctions of tallow 1,375 cases were offered, of which 825 were sold. Fine mutton brought 19s 9d, medium 17s 9d; beef—fine 18s 3d, medium 17s 3d. National Bank of New Zealand shares, Bank of \ New Zealand 4 per cent guaranteed stock, 104; New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company 4 per cent, prior lien stock, 97 (ex interest). The total quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom is 1,790,000 quarters, and for the Continent 1,240,000 quarters. The American visible supply of wheat is 34,320,000 bushels. The French claim that an effective occupation of two years over-rides the treaties entered into by Major Lugard with the King of Nikhi. Typhoid is increasing in virulence at Maidstone; 1,650 cases have been reported and eighty deaths recorded. MANDALAY, October 13. Twenty - five Burmese, armed with knives, rushed the gate at Fort Dufferin, the military cantonment of the British troops in Mandalay.' The officers repelled them, killing four and wounding four. Several officers and sepoys were wounded.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 10444, 14 October 1897

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 10444, 14 October 1897

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