American newspapers consider that Lord warning to France in regard to West Africa has been given none too soon. The New South Walss Marino.Board inquiry into the wreck of the steamer Karaeruka found it wa3 caused by the default of the master in steering courses while under the influence of l : quor, also by the default of M'Laughlan, the second mate, in not taking steps to secure the safety of the vessel in view of the master's condition. Both.are called upon to show cause why their certificates should not be dealt with. A sensational gold discovery .has been made in the Wild . Cat mine, Clermont (Queensland), where fouity-fourloads yielded 4500z gold. Austria, France, and Germany are arranging a conference with a view to securing the abolition or reduction of the sugar bounties. A large section of Johannesburg residents are pressing Burger to reconsider his decision to retire from the contest for the" Presidency. Fully 8,000 have signed a requisition to that effect.
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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS., Evening Star, Issue 10472, 16 November 1897