BRITISH AND FOREIGN.
Mataura Ensign , Issue 72, 14 December 1895, Page 4
BRITISH AND FOREIGN.
.Lohdok^ December 12. Mr "Walter Long, president of the . Board of A«rionlturp, replying to a requeßfc from the Ohamberi of Agriculture : Baid'personally.lie favored the slaughtering of cattle a^theT>brt of disembarking or abroad ship, in, order to prevent the dissemination- of disease. The department, he said, was inquiring into the matter. At present the GoTernment had not oome to a decision on tho question. William Cadman has just been . sentenced to seven years' hard labor fer bigamy. He was found to have no less than seven wives and 23 children. . The wool sales closed with the highest prices obtained for the aeries. Daring the Bales 160,000 bales vere* a'alogaed.of which 58,000 were sold for Home consnptioD, 80,000 for the Continent, 14,000 for America, and 20,000 held over. -' Native messengers describe Coomassie, the capital of Ashantee, as being undermined, so that it may be blown np in the event of successful assault by the British. ' The ' Times ' correspondent in Armenia sfates that ihe H^madies cavalry have destroyed two hundred villages in the province of Tan, rendering fifty thousand persons homeless, who are flocking to the city of Van. A telegram of Armenian origin, received in Stamboul, states that a total of a hundred thousand Armenians have been massacre], and that half a million more are wandering about in the forests and mountains. Paeis, December 11. In the Chamber of Deputies, during the debate on the Niger disputes, the Colonial Minister said that the offensive period of the French colonial policy was past, and would be now followed by a period. of peace, without extending her foreign possessions. The Chamber of Deputies decided to introduce tinned meat among the supplies to the navy. This will not operate until the beginning of 1897, and the meat must be wholly of French production. Constantinople, December 12. The Saltan's aide-dc camp and several superior rflicials have fled from the capital. They are accused of belonging to the party of reformers. The Sultao, on 13 occasions, asked Said Pasha to remain, and promised he would ' not be required at the palace service, and at tho same time assured the embassies of the security of his freedom.