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(By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright, 1 [Per Pbbs3 Association. J

ENGLAND AND GERMANY IN AFRICA. LONDON, June 21. ' Truth' says it is gradually leaking out that Lord Salisbury's agreement with Germany regarding the occupation of Central Africa is an act of folly. This has transpired in consequence of the proposals of the British trading companies to extend tho sphere of their operations. The German Press arc angry thereat, and declare that this extension is in violation of the treaty with Germany, by which Great Britain bound herself not to acquire any dominion on the south-west coast of Africa to the west of the twentieth degree of longitude, or to the north of the twenty-second degree of latitude. The treaty practically closes Africa as a field for British enterprise. 1 SERIOUS FIRE IN RUSSIA. ST. PETERSBURG, June 21. The town of Astrog, in Southern Russia, has been completely destroyed by fire. Thousands of the inhabitants are homeless. ARREST OF TOURISTS. CONSTANTINOPLE, Jcne 21. Three British tourists, who were visiting Macedonia, were arrested and detained in prison for three days. THE CAPE GOVERNORSHIP. LONDON, June 21. It is understood that the Colonial Office is again pressing Sir Henry Loch to accept the Cape Governorship and High Commissionership of South Africa. In the event of him accepting the post Sir William Robinson is not likely to succeed him at Melbourne, but will be provided for in some other colony. MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, June 21. The Bank of England reserve is L 10,386,000, the percentage to liabilities being 43J. Consols, 99 ex div. New Zealand fours, 105, and weaker. Australian wheat (ex warehouse), 38s Gd, and quiet. New Zealand long-berried (ex store), 3Ss, also quiet. Java sugar, 25s 3d. Iron, 42s 6d, and firm, INTERCOLONIAL. [By Eleotrio Telegraph—Copyright. J IPer Press Association.] THE HEALTH OF MELBOURNE. MELBOURNE, June 22. Typhoid and diphtheria are subsiding. ALLEGED TAMPERING WITH THE POST. SYDNEY, June 22. Mr Deasy, one of the Nationalist delegates, having denied that a lady had opened his letters, the Government have appointed a Royal Commission to inquire into the matter.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Issue 7940, 22 June 1889

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TELEGRAPHIC Issue 7940, 22 June 1889

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