(PHR. PRESS ABSOOIAfIOir.)
(Received September 24, 2 p.m.) Thursday Island, September 24. The following items of Eastern news have come to hand by steamer : —
The recent battle between the Dutch and Acheenese (m the Duich Government of Acheen m Sumatra) was indecisive. The Acheenese evacuated the fort, which was taken at heavy loss but are now preparing to attack.
A semi-official Japanese paper says that many of th.: senators oppose the employment of foreigners m the justiciary service, and also oppose the publication of the civil code m English for the benefit of foreigners,
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