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[By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association, 1


The following items of Eastern nows have been received per British and India Company’s steamer The Dutch have inflicted heavy losses on the Chinese, and the latter on being beaten made a hasty retreat. The rnlers of the neighboring potty States have been fined 50,000d0l for allowing the invasion.

It is stated that the Chinese Government have discharged all foreigners from the naval service.

It is reported that the Government of Corea are insolvent.

It is anticipated that the Chinese Government will have trouble with the people living in tho districts lately inundated. The latter, who are suffering great misery, display a most warlike spirit, and unless the Government render material aid without delay a rebellion on a much larger seals than anything since the Taeping rebellion will ensue.


THURSDAY ISLAND, September 23,

(Received September 23, 1589, at 12.16 p.m.)

A terrible earthquake took place at Kumamoto, in Japan, on August 29. There were fifty-three shocks altogether. Thirtyone houses were demolished and fifteen persons killed. Bridges were destroyed, and rents opened in the ground in fifteen places.

PERSONAL, THURSDAY ISLAND, September 23. News from China states that tho Marquis Tseng is seriously indisposed.

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EASTERN NEWS., Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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EASTERN NEWS. Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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