Home and Foreign.
Tiie Mark Degree, United Lodge of England, has decided in favor of the colonies assuming the title of a District Grand Lodge, with power to regulate their own fees. New Zealand hemp is quoted at L 33 15s to L3L. Mr Bourke, the engineer of Her Majesty’s Calliope, has been promoted to be fleet engineer in recognition of his gallant services in bringing tho Calliope out of Apia. The wool auctions begin on the 18th inst. There is every indication of them opening firm. The Marchioness Chastelar has been murdered by a tenant farmer, near Maulfaix, owing to a dispute as to the amount of rent for a farm.
The French police have made a seizure of secret documents which are likely to implicate General Boulanger. In the Chamber of Deputies, M. Spuller, Minister of Foreign Affairs, replying to a question, stated that France considered the proposed conversion of Egyptian preference stock of such importance as to justify an examination of the question and the early evacuation by the British. Severe shocks of earthquake have been recently experienced in Madrid, and an immense amount of damage ■done. Several deaths are reported. Theodosius, the Metropolitan of Servia, Isas resigned.
It is rumored that General Basaloula is assembling an army to retake Kerens, recently occupied by Halim's.
Captain Wissman has captured Soadani and Wintlgi, which were in tine occupation of the Natives, with bat jittlo resistance.
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Home and Foreign., Evening Star, Issue 7929, 10 June 1889
Home and Foreign. Evening Star, Issue 7929, 10 June 1889
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