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[By Elkcthio Teij&qbaph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.]


Smallpox is ravaging the ranks of the dervishes, who are encamped in the vicinity of Suakin.

DESTROYED BY LIGHTNING. NEW YORK, Jone 14. St. James's Cathedral, at Brooklyn, has been destroyed by lightning. MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, June 14. The reserve of the Bank of England is L 14,512,000, the percentage to liabilities being 42f. Consols, 98£ (ex div.) New Zealand fours, 106, and aotive. Australian wheat (ex warehouse) 3Ss Cd, and quiet. New Zealand long-berried (ex store), 38s, and improving. Java sugars, 269. Iron, 43s 3d. THE SAMOAN CONFERENCE. WASHINGTON, June 14. Secretary Blaine disapproves of the agreement arrived at by the Samoon Conference, and requests that it should be reconsidered. A DOCK LABORERS' STRIKE. LONDON, June 14. A thousand dock laborers have patrolled the streets of Glasgow for the purpose of intimidating •• blacklegs." THE WINE TRADE. LISBON, June 14. It is announced that Portugal and other wine-produoing countries intend to take concerted action towards exporting their wines, in order to checkmate the introduction of Australian and American-made wines. THE ARMAGH RAILWAY ACCIDENT. DUBLIN, June 14. Up to date seventy-four deaths have occurred. In some cases whole families have been killed. The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the bereaved families. MR PARNELL AND THE EDINBURGH FREEDOM. EDINBURGH, June 14. The Lord Provost has intimated that he will not attend the ceremony of conferring the freedom of the oity on Mr Parnell.


The * Nord Deutsche Zeitung' and the ' Vessichs Zeitung' declare that a struggle between Russia and Germany is inevitable. [Special to Press Association.] ARREST OF BOULANGISTS. PARIS, June 14. M. M. Laguerre, Deroulle, and Laisant, who were arrested at Angouleme, arrived here yesterday, and made speeches to their admirers. SPORTING. PARIS, June 14. The Steeplechase was won by Torpeilleur, Sikh being second and Fairfax third. LONDON, June 14. Sherard, Sir G. Chetwynd's trainer, was examined to-day.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7934, 15 June 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7934, 15 June 1889

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