Clutha Leader, Rōrahi XVII, Putanga 877, 8 Haratua 1891, Page 6
«, . The House of Commons, I>y a ■,Q)ajority of 61, affirmed the principle •fclaat publicans whose licenses are cancelled must be compensated. The Parnellite leadership fund has s-eaehed L3GGO. The Archbishop of York is prostrate with "influenza. Mr Henniker Heaton is reported to ( J»e in a critical condition, but is improving. - Mr de Cobain has notified his intenttion of surrendering to the authorities <an Monday. In the French Chamber of Deputies M. Lochroy made an energetic defence of fe-eetrade, and condemned the abolition of commercial treaties. During $he debate Ministers expi'essed themselves in favor of a reduction of the •duty on wheat for six months, and if raecessary the total' abolition of the duty at the expiration of that period. An explosion occurred in a dynamite factory in Rome, killing five girls and wounding 50. The Chilian insurgents have succeeded in capturing Copiapo, a town with 10,000 inhabitants. The people of Honolulu are clamoring for a republic, and are threatening the Queen. The Chinese Government refuse to receive Mr Blair as United States Minister at Pekin. Forty Newfoundland vessels forced the blockade and carried bait to the island of St. Pierre, which belongs to the French. The desire for annexation in Newfoundland has increased owing to Lord Knutsford's Bill. Baron Hirsch's fortune is estimated at between 20 and 30 millions sterling. The Pall Mall Gazette says his scheme the emigration of Russian Jews provides for the deportation of half a million to Brazil and Australia. Baron Hirsh and other wealthy Jews are consulting with Russian representatives relative to the best method of removing their compatriots from Russia. In the meantime 4000 Jews have been ordered to leave Kieff. The influenza is spreading in London, and threatens to become serious. Many deaths have occurred in York and Sheffield. New Zealand long-berried wheat (April 30), 45s ; market weaker. New Zealand wheat on passage, 44s 6d. Barley, 31s. Oats, 26s 6d. Beans, 375. Hemp : Wellington, fair quality, averaged L2O 15s. Canterbury lamb, 2|d. Mutton is unchanged. Beef : Forequarters, 3§d ; hindquarters, 4|-d. The bulk of South Australian wheat offered for sale was brought in. Victorian wheat, 44s 3d, restricted. Further evidence in support of the charge against Captain Verney was taken on the 30tb, and the accused was committed for trial. The court fixed the bail at L 15,000, and as Captain Verney succeeded in getting sureties for that amount he was liberated. Disastrous fires have taken place at Chattanoogo, Tennessee, United States. Twenty acres of buildings were destroyed. J. L. Sullivan, the well-known pugilist, is a candidate for Congress for tbo state of Massachusetts. The vessels which have been blockading the French shore, Newfoundland, are returning to St. John's for ammunition and arms. H.M.S. Pelican has been ordered out, and bloodshed is feared. The Chilian insui'gents are anxious to negotiate for peace. President Balmaceda is reported to be starting for England. A dynamite bomb was thrown into his palace, but no one was hurt. A timber yard and 18 houses at Bermondsey, London, were burned. Many families were rendered homeless. The Prince of Wales has been installed Grand Master of Masons, and has appointed Earl Lathom provincial deputy and Earl Mount Edgecumbe as deputy. The Journal des Debats states that the French Ministry are in favor of a reduction of- the wheat duty for six months, and, if necessary, their total suppression afterwards. By the collapse of a bridge at Norwood six carriages of the Brighton train were wrecked and 12 persons injured. In the French Chamber of Deputies a motion has been tabled for the reduction of the duty on wheat from 8s 9d to 4s 6d per quarter, and a similar reduction on flour. A crisis occurred in the Austrian Cabinet over the school question, and the resignation of the Ministry is expected. Owing to the objection of the Chinese Government to receive Mr Blair as the United States Minister at Pekin, he has been recalled. The result of the third ballot for Oustemunde gives Prince Bismarck a majority of 2 to 1 over Schmalfeld, the Socialist candidate. Ex-Queen Natalie refuses to leave Servia until her son attains his majority, In the Dominion Parliament on Friday, the Hon. Wilfred Laurier, one. of the leading members of the Opposir turn, moved an amendment to the Address-in-Reply in favor of Freetrade ..with the United States. Professor Tyndall has had a relapse.
Influenza is spreading rapidly throughout England. The evidence in the charge against Captain Verney was of a senstational character, and proved his procuring females in Paris and elsewhere. la the House of Commons Mr Howard Vincent asked whether in view of the treaties with foreign States, which precluded perferential fiscal arrangements with the Australian colonies, the Government would devise some other scheme with regard to the exchange of their respective products. Sir James Fergusson replied that Ministers were keeping the matter in view. Additional cruisers ar£ being sent to Newfoundland to enfore the modus vivendi with France. Wilson Barrett, the actor, is planning a tour throughout Australia. The Government have obtained precedence for the Trish Land Purchase Bill, and the Women's Suffrage Bill has been shelved. Sir Charles Dilke does not believe that the Australian colonies will speedily adopt federation. The British troops are pursuing the rebel chief Senaputty. The bodies of the British officers massacred in the outbreak of the revolt in Manipur have been exhumed and reburied with funeral services. The Manipuris state ,that the chief Senaputty, after a durbar, signalled the massacre of the British. Mr Grim wood, British resident at Manipur, was stabbed in the back, and then beheaded. Mr Quinton (chief commissioner of Assam), Lieut. -colonel Skene, and the buglers were beheaded. Heated parleying is taking place between M. Nelidoff, the Russian Ambassador, and the Porte, owing to the stoppage at the Dardanelles of vessels flying the Russian mercantile flag, The proscribed Jews in Moscow were handcuffed and marched through the streets, and their shops were pillaged. It is stated that the Prince of Wales approves of Baron Hirsch's scheme for the emigration of the Russian Jews to the Argentine Republic and Australia. The Daily Chronicle questions whether the refusal of the Australian colonies to receive the Jews expelled from Russia is judicious. ! The Trades Hall has forwarded a protest to the Premier against the influx of Russian Jews to Australia. Ten thousand miners at Illinois and carpenters and builders in Pifctsburg have gone out on strike, demanding the adoption of the eight hours system. The French Parliamentary Labor Commission advise that 10 hours shoujld be made the legal limit of-JaboT'-4Mjd factories. SH One hundred thousand mftn throua^B out the United States have gone fIH strike for eight hours. Mr O'Brien, M.P., is writing H novel. General Booth has opened a mafl factory. Mr Parnell, speaking at Newbrid^H said he intended to keep in reserve,Hß Paris banks, L 450,000 to assist tenaSH whose needs are not provided for^H legislation, or are unable to m;BB terms with their landlords. Barry Sullivan, the well-known acfljH is dead. §H[ The Chilian insurgents are forrnHH a provisional Government. The leaders of the Newfoundl^Hj bait smugglers have been arrested,-^H| order is now restored. HB Mr De Cobain, M.P., against wl-^H a serious charge has been made, ihH Spain. He alleges that he is.jHH victim of a political conspiracy. j The warmer weather has imprdved the prospects of the crops in Great Britain, and has caused a decline in the quotations for wheat. An important meeting was held on Friday (Lord Dunr^en presiding), at which a society was to prevent th&'influx of destitute aliens into England. Twenty three dissenting Tories have resolved not to form a ' cave ' on. the question of free education. Sarah Bernhardt has left San T?rancisco for Australia. A cattle drover has been arrested at Kippering, in the State of New York, on suspicion of being guilty of the Whitechapel murders. The dockyard at Bilbao, a seaport in the north of Spain, was burned, the damage being estimated at LBOO,OOO. The pursuing party have returned to Manipur. They were unsuccessful in their endeavor to get on the trail of the fugitives. It has been ascertained that it was Commissioner Quinton's intention to arrest Senaputty at the Dunbar, at which the assassinations took place. It is probable Manipur will be formally annexed. A tornado in Kentucky lifted up a church and dropped it in the middle of the street. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed. The Pall Mall Gazette states that in consequence of information given by outsiders, the Queen's Proctor has decided not to intervene in the O'Shea divorce case. Colonial stocks have risen generally 1 per cent. The Archbishop of York is dangerously ill from influenza. The United States Secretary of State (Mr Blame) proposes to accept Lord Salisbury's proposal to close the Behring Sea to sealers for a season.
Speaking at Newbridge, Mr Parnell said he hoped that, as a result of the Irish Land Purchase Bill, the Government would grant 1,60,000,000 to enable tenants to become owners of the land. Wheat has undergone a further fall of Is- Influenza is prevalent to an alarming extent in Liverpool and Lincolnshire, and has spread all over Yorkshire. Jubraj and Senaputty, with 20 followers, have iied to the Upper Chindwin. President Krnger, in his desbatches, though lamenting his inability to prevent a raid on Mashonaland, professes his friendship to Great Britain. The expedition has swollen from 5000 to 20,000 men. In consequence of the attitude of the Boers, troops are moving in Natal. News has been received in London that the s.s. Mainari, while on her voyage from New Zealand to London, grounded on the Abrolhos group of low rocky islands off the coast of Brazil. After jettisoning 15,000 carcases of frozen mutton which were stored in the forehold, she continued her voyage to Teneriffe. The New Zealand Shipping Company's Tekoa arrived at Rio de Janiero on Sunday — the refrigerators working well, and her frozen meat is in good condition.