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HOME AND FOREIGN. [Pbb Press Association.—Copyright.] - LONDON, November 21. The report of the directors of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile shows a debit of £2,002 16s. ■ This 1 is attributable to the payment of £132,092 as interest on debenture stock instead of £120,450, which will be the amount to be-paid in future. . V The directors of the P. ahd O. Company have declared a dividend of 6i per cent, per annum, together with a bonus of 3 per cent. - The Court awarded the German steamship Wolfsburg £3,000 as salvage rendered to the New Zealand Shipping Company’s steamer Kaikoura, in connection with towing that vessel into Rio de Janeiro when in a disabled condition. News from Lagos reports that the French have recruited a force of 1,000 men in the vicinity of Say. WASHINGTON, November 21. Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British Ambassador, will head the Canadian Commission to negotiate with the United States with reference to the Behring Sea, sealing dispute. The Commission will be attended by Sir W. Laurier. ATHENS, November 21. The Greek Chamber of Deputies has granted a vote of eleven million drachmas to help to reinstate the Thessalians in thei^'possossions. INTERPRQY IN CIA L. AUCKLAND, November 22. Sir Henry Berkeley, Chief Justice of Fiji, will come from Suva shortly and go to Raratonga to inquire into the dispute between the Natives and Mr Moss, the British Resident. At the Supreme Court Thomas Whyte, a young man previously convicted in the South, was sentenced to two years’ hard labor for robberies at Smith and Caughey’s, in Auckland, last August. Henry St. George Sloan was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment for theft. WELLINGTON, November 22. William M‘Lannan, convicted of false pretences, was admitted to probation for six months. The case against the Healeys, alleging cruelty to a child, is postponed till next session, awaiting evidence from England as to the child’s age, CHRISTCHURCH, November 22. The Rev. J. Dellow, pastor of the Wesleyan Church at Woodfend, who was seized with an acute attack of inflammation on Tuesday last, died yesterday. He arrived in Lyttelton thirty-eight years ago, and was an exceedingly popular man. His wife is at present on a visit to Auckland. Deceased, who was forty-six years of age, leaves five children.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 10477, 22 November 1897

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TELEGRAPHIC Evening Star, Issue 10477, 22 November 1897