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Received May 18, 7.27 a.m. ,
An Anti-Protectionist Policy.
New York, May 17 Mr W. L. Taffc, a3 Acfcing-Sscretary of State for the United States, has approved the deoision of the Panama Canal Commission to buy machinery, material, and ships for building the canal m the cheapest market. Protectionists protest against this course.
German Occupation of Haichau.
London, May 17. The " Daily Teiegraph'B " Kiaochau correspondent says that the reports concerning the German occupation of Haiohau are absurd. Dietrichsen, Jebsen and Company are running a line of steamers to Tsingtar and Haichau, and as the "waters are unknown, torpedoerß are taking soundings.
The Unemployed Bill.
With a view to impressing on the Government the neoessity for carrying the Unemployed Bill, Labour leaders m Manchester and the provinces have arranged to dump m London a thousand unemployed, and also to hold a great representative gathering m Hyde Park a month hence.
German Decorations for the Sultan of Morocco.
Herr Tattenbaoh has handed the Sultan the Grand Cross and the Order of the Eed Eagle.
Disastrous Fire m Holland.
Amsterdam, May 17 Fire destroyed two churches and two hundred houses at Freezenveer.
Concession to Jewish Artisans m Russia.
St. PETBRSBtra*. May 17 The Committee of Ministers has decided to permit Jewish artisans to reßide m any part of Russia.
Drought m Andalusia.
Madrid, May 17 A serious drought prevails m Andalusia. Many districts are almost without crops, and farmers are selling their cattle, being unable to feed them.
Leith not Plague-Infected.
Leith is declared to be not infected with plague, j Eeceived May 18, 8.56 a.m.
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