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By Elbotbio Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Pbbss Association.] THE CENTENNIAL. SYDNEY, August 29. (Received August 29,1889, at 12.45 p.m.) The Centennial has been abandoned to the underwriters. She has a hole about 12ft wide and 18ft down the Btem. LATEST FROM SAMOA. SYDNEY, August 29. The steamer Lubeck has arrived from Apia Harbor. The American warship Adonia, has arrived in Samoan waters, and the Wolf been ordered to the China station. Malietoa declines to resume his place as King of Samoa until something more definite has been received from the Berlin Conference. He appears to be much broken down physically and mentally, and wishes to spend the remainder of his days free from political troubles. Mataafa still occupies the throne. Assaults and crime are increasing alarmingly on the part of the Natives. The German Consul has ordered the planters not to carry firearms. H.M.S. Cormorant has hoisted the British flag on Penrhyn Island and Harvey group. VICTORIAN POLITICS. MELBOURNE, August 29. Mr M'Lean, whose motion for the imposition of a uniform duty of 3s per cental on grain waa defeated by a large majority, has tabled a motion that a duty of 2a lid per cental be imposed on wheat, maize, peas, and beans, and 8d per lb on hops. In the House of Assembly the Education Bill has passed. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN VINE GROWERS,' EXHIBITS. ADELAIDE, August 29. The Government have agreed to assist the vine growers exhibiting at the Dunedin Exhibition, QUEENSLAND POLITICS, BRISBANE, August 29. The Legislative Council has rejected the Eight Hours Bill.

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INTERCOLONIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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INTERCOLONIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889