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The Royal Niger Company have sent an expedition to attack Arku, the headquarters of the Blave-trading Prince Idah. The Italian Government have offered the Riff pirates 30,000d01, and the Portugese Government several thousand dollars, as a ransom for the captives held by them. Mr Cunninghame Graham, while travelling in the Atrias Mountains, North-west Afrioa, was taken prisoner by the Moors, but was released after ten days' imprisonment.

In compliance with a request presented to him Mr Burger has agreed to contest the Transvaal presidency.

Prince Henry of Orleans and Major Leontiff, recently appointed by the Negus as Governor-General of the Equatorial provinces, Abyssinia, are organising an expedition to proceed to Africa with the object of anticipating the occupation of Khartoum by the forces under General Kitchener and also of the Great Lake region. Prince Henry relies upon concessions from Kink Menelik of Abyssinia.

Owing to his numerous European engagements, Paderewski, the famous Russian pianist, has cancelled the contraot for a tour of Australia.

The trouble which arose with the carriers attached to Colonel H. B. Northcott's expedition to the Gold Cjast hinterland has been settled. The demand of the Natives has been conceded, and the expedition has resumed its journey. Captain Rastopolu, an officer of the Greek Navy, has been tried by court-martial on a charge of permitting useless torpedoes to be supplied during the recent Grieco-Turkish war. He was found guilty and ordered to be dismissed the service.

Birmingham small arm manufacturers are alleged to have supplied many of the Afridis tribesmen with guns. One firm admits sending 300 rifles and a ton of ammunition, via the Persian Gulf, for many months. Recently an unknown man was murdered in Kent, England. His clothes bore a Sydney tailor's name. The clothes reached Sydney yesterday, and were identified as having been made for a man named Anderson.

The New South Wales Postmaster-General, replying to a deputation from the Chamber of Commerce, agreed to use his influence to get the New Zealand Government to reconsider their decision not to grant the use of the Tntanekai to repair the Noumean cable, which broke a short while back.

The New South Wales Full Couft upheld the A.M.P. Society's appeal against the income tax assessment.

Sir G. Turner estimates that the revenue from the tax on sports and other sources will total £283,000, or £50,000 more than the present charities revenue.

Mr Inglis Clark is the leader of the Tasmanian Opposition.

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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS., Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS. Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

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