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By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.J

TERRIBLE HEAT. BOKHARA, August 2. (Received August 3,1889, at 12.10 p.m )

Intense heat has been experienced here, and during the past three days the deaths of 700 adults have been recorded.


LONDON, August 2,

The Presbytery of Edinburgh warmly congratulated the Earl of Hopetoun on his appointment to the Governorship of Victoria.


Sir J. E. Boehm, R.A., has been commissioned to execute the memorial tablet of the late Mr W, B. Dailey.


London, august 2,

In the House of Lords the Premier informed Lord Rosebery that the Government considered it inexpedient to summon a Conference of the colonies to discuss the question of Federation, He explained that, unless the Cabinet was prepared to set forth recommendations, the intervention might lead to misapprehensions. Lord Rosebery, in reply, said that neither Canada nor Australia could summon a Conference to consider the closer union of the colonies to the Empire, and that it was ia the power of Great Britain only to do so. He urged that the Government should consent to receive a deputation Un the matter in the autumn. the Fishery dispute. NEW YORE, August 2. The American Press severely condemn the action of the American cruiser in seizing a fishing schooner in Behring Sea. AUSTRIA AND GERMANY. BERLIN, August 2. Emperor Francis Joseph will arrive here on the 12tb, on a visit to the Emperor William, MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, August I. The weekly returns of the Bank of England show the total reserve in notes and bullion to be L 12,252,000, being a decrease of L 1,420,000 as compared with last week. Tho proportion of resrrve to liabilities was 36i per cent. Consols, 98A. New Zealand 4 per cent, inscribed stock, 106J, with an active market. Australian wheat (ex warehouse), 39k 6d, and the market steady ; New Zealand, 395, and the market firm.

Sugar: German beet, 20s : Java, 22s fid. No. 1 best Scotch pig iron (f.o.b. in Clyde), 45s fid.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7976, 3 August 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7976, 3 August 1889

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