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(PBK PRESS A8800IATION.) Thursday Island, December 17. Eastern news by the 8.1. Company's steamer states that by a fire at TienTsin, a port of China, 40 houses were destroyed. Five fires occurred m Hong Kong m one day. Great damage to property resulted, but no loss of life is reported. The fortifications at Pescadores Island, Formosa Channel, are proceeding. Heavy floods were caused by the Yellow River overflowing its banks, and great misery resulted. Government are supplying provisions to over 1 00,000 people who have been deprived of their homes. The loss of life is estimated at a million, and the greatest distress prevails. Cholera, is raging at-fionoa,-but-io-the Philippine Islands it is dying out. At Manilla 360 deaths occurred out of 800 cases reported m five weeks. At Canton the silk trade is depressed

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EASTERN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2016, 18 December 1888

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EASTERN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2016, 18 December 1888

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