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A recent fire at Akyab, l'arther Indi, whioh was accidenta!, destroyed 'he nativo purtioa of the town. Tlie loss ís áira;-.ted at L500,000. 'houaands of people wrr roidered húmeles. The fatnine in upper Egypt cansen terrible uffering. In Rtme village, people nakcd Uk wild bcasts, dig for food. ín oiío town tho women and cúildien fouht over scraps of bread The inlaad vülagers are said to be starving ike doga, A OonBtantinoplo dispatch naya that tho ?urkifih treasury will not receive aoy largo amount of taxes until May. The money in íand U barely snflieient f oí to-day, and no ona can say how the goverament ia to be carried on. The Reichstag has unanimously adopted a motion in favor of an autonomoun government !or Alsace-Lorraine. Durin the debate Herrchneegan declared that he had adopted the Frankfort treaty as a basis for the constitational development of Alüace-Iorraine, nd that he firmly adhered thereto. Bismarck exjresRed his natisfaction at the unanimity of ;he House, and predicted from that fact the BUccess ül xnu project. In the British House of Lords Tharüday Lord Hnntley suggested that an inquiry be made into the depression of commerce and agriculture. Lord Beaconsfleld auknowledged that the depression of the agricultural interest was unprecedented, but the depression wa antieipated when proteotion was abolÍBhed. It was estimated that the public wealth had di- minished L80,000,000, and the área of land under cultivation had diminished one million acres. English iudustry and commerce, however, kept well on a level with those of foreign countries. They Ruffered only from low prices, the cause of which wa partly the dpreciation of Bilver. A dispatch from Bouth África on March 11 representa the British forces as in a precarious condition. Several native runnera, induccd by large rewards, started for Ekowe with dispatches for CoL Pearson. but returned reporting the road destroyed and every approaoh commanded by military kraal and tho country swarming with Zulus. With the utmost care Col. Pearson's kupplies, it is believed, will be exhausted by the end of March. The expedition organizing on the lower lngela for his relief amonnta to 14 companiea of regulars. As soon aa the native contingent ia nfficiently strong the expedition will be pnahed forward. A Berions breach has occarred between Sir Bartle Frere and the governor of Natal in conaequence of the harsh measuie KaïlULi-mor) by thu furniúr to oonuoiipt nutÍTPa Ex-Preaident Grant and party have arrived at Singapore, all well. ïhey leave for Siam, Stagou and Hong Kong. A battalion of zouavea and Bkirmishers, on their way from Aumele to iBaghar, Algeria waa canght between Sonaki and Sonkeltleta. on the 28th of Maroh, in a anow Btorm and 19 men perished. Fonrteen other are in th hoapital.


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