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London bankers, brokers, and merchants have signed a strong memorial to Mr Goschen deprecating any interference with the currency. Mr Gladstone has declined an invitation to intervene in connection with the strike in the engiaeering trade. The twin-screw steamer Mohawk, recently commissioned for the Australian station, has sailed for Sydney. The new twin-screw armored cruiser Canopus, 16 guns, 12,950 tons burthen, and 13,500 horse-power, has been launched at Portsmouth.

Lord Esher, Master of the Rolls, has resigned.

An agent acting for Mr Cecil Rhodes has offered the farmers of Krugersdorp in the Transvaal free farms and a spin of oxen if they would trek to Rhodesia. The offer caused great indignation amongst the Boers, who mobbed the agent. For some time past Mr W. L. Preece and the London Post Office authorities have been conducting experiments in wireless telegraphy, the invention of M. Marooni, an Italian electrician. It is now reported that secret experiments in Bending messages without wires between Dover and the Firth of Forth have proved successful. Professor David has arrived at Sydney from Funafuti. A portion of the party remain behind to continne boring to test the theory as to the formation of coral. When Professor David left he had bored down 643 ft, and was still in solid coral. He ex. pects to have to go over 800 ft before he reaches the basal rock.

The damage by the Sydney flre was £ 6,000, but the property was fully insured. The New Zealand Insurance Company have a line of £SOO, the balance being held locally. ... *

An Adelaide mtssage says that the escaped prisoners have again been recap, tured— this time a few miles from the scene of their latest gaol-breaking.

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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS., Issue 10446, 16 October 1897, Supplement

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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS. Issue 10446, 16 October 1897, Supplement

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