i(_"EK PKKSB ASSOCIATION.) Thursday Island. February 14. I The following li astern news is to I hand : — A loan of half a million has been \ raised by the Chinese Government for j the purpose of constructing a railway i from Tientsin to Hangchow. A thou.and pirates are threatening the French troops iv Tonquin, and fresh troubles are feared. It is stated that the Viceroy is ousting foreigners from Kaitung. .Russia has protested and will fight to the bitter end. The province of Chefoo has suffered severely from floods and the inhabitants are m a frightful state of distress, over a million and a half being on the verge of starvation. Snowstorms m North China have also caused much distress . A severe and prolonged earthquake was felt at Yokohama on January 2nd. China will probably annex Corea after the Emperor's marriage, depose the reigning family, and appoint the Marquis Tseng Viceroy. J
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EASTERN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889
EASTERN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889
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