Te Aroha News, Volume 1, Issue 47, 26 April 1884, Page 3
London, April 16,— The threatened strike of the ooal workers of England have collapsed. London, April 16. — 930 of the frozen carcases by the Garonne have been condemned as unfit for food. The Right Hon. Mr Childers has asKed the Agent-General to nominate a member to sit on the Technical Committee, [which meets in Paris in May to discuss the proposed alterations in the Suez Canal. London, April 16. — Mr Childers has asked the Agents-General to nominate a smember to sit on the Technical Committee, which meets in Paris in May, to discuss the proposed alterations in the Suez Canal. Nine hundred and thirty of the frozen carcases per s.s. Garonne have been condemned as unfit for food. London, April 17. — A letter in reference to the recent death of the Duke of Albany has been addressed by the Queen to Sir William Vernon Harcourt, the Home Secretary, in the course of which Her Majesty thanks all her subjects for their loyal sympathy in her bereavement, and states that despite her deep sorrow at the death of Prince Leopold, she will continue to labour for the good of her country and the prosperity of her people. London, April 17. — Her Majesty the Queen has arrived safely at Darmstadt. London, April 17. — The " National," a paper published in Paris, states that M. Waddington has informed Earl Granville that the Recidivistes Bill is a domestic question, and will not affect the interest of the colonies. The "Times" vividly de scribes the failure in the convict system at New Caledonia, and agrees that the Australian colonies have a perfect right to regard its extension with dismay. London, April 17. — The leave of Mi- Thomas Archer, Agent-General ior Queensland, has been extended for three months. Mr Maurice Lyons is privately arranging to float a Northern Territory Pastoral Company of Australia. The Victorian gunboat Protector sails for Melbourne at the beginning of J une. Information has been received from General Gordon that unless he is relieved he will attempt to retreat, as his store of ammunition is scanty. Gordon Pasha has appointed Zebehr to be Assistant-Governor of Khartoum. London, April iS. — It has transpired that a note has been addressed by M. Ferry, French Premier and Foreign Minister to the English Government on the subject of the recidiviste question. M. Ferry reaffirms the opinion of his Government on the the subject that the recidiviste question — transport of criminals — is a matter of internal policy alone, and in no way concerns any foreign power. Sir William Vernon Harcourt, Herne Secretary, addressed his constituents at Derby last evening. In the course of his speech, he took occasion to say that he entirely disagreed with the opinion recently expressed by Earl Roseberry at Dundee, that the Government had manifested a want of interest in colonial affairs. London, April IS. — Mr Harris, the Conservative candidate, was elected yesterday by an increased majority as the representative for the Poole constituency, vacant by the death of Mr Charles Schrieber, Conservative. Mr Murray Smith reminds the " Times " that a conflict with France would be imminent if the colonies prevented convicts under the Recidivistes Bill from landing. He deprecated the threats of warfare. The tenor of M. Ferry's note is sndorsed and confirmed by the French press. London, April 18. — Sir Vernon Harcourt, speaking in the House of Commons, ex pressed sympathy with the colonies on the recidiviste question, and denied that apathy had been shown by the Government as alleged by Lord Roseberry. The ' ' Standard" Btrongly condemns M. Ferry's treatment of Australia. London, April 19. —1t has transpired that Major Sir Evelyn Baring, Consul- General at Gairo, has been summoned to London by the first mail. It is understood that the Government have now under consideration important questions relative to the state of affairs in Egypt. It is understood that the Egyptian army will not be touched by the British proposals, which indicate a limited protectorate. The French press shows an increasing hostility to the establishment of a British protectorate, and rejoices over Sir Vernon Harcourt's disavowal of any intention of annexation. London, April 19. — M. Deblowitz, the Paris correspondent of the " Times," writes that M. Berenger's bill now before the French Chambers largely supersedes the Recidiviste Bill. If M. Berenger's bill is shelved, the Senate will modify the Recidiviste Bill in several directions. London, April 19.— The " Observer ' says that the anger of the Australian colonies on the recidivistes question is natural and legitimate, and it denounces the folly of France in persisting in the matter. The "Spectator" says that M. Ferry does not understand the earnestness of the Australian colonists on the recidivistes question, or the nature of the danger it involves. The Premier of Manitoba has declared that that State will separate from the Dominion unless it is more fairly treated by the Federal Government. An Australian wheat cargo, April shipment, has been sold at 40s, and another one at 6d less. A Mr James, of Victoria, has patented a system of underground telegraph wires. Sir Thomas Mcllwraith presented the prizes at the School of Engineering in the Crystal Palace. London, April 20. Osman Digna has rallied two thousand men, and now threatens Souakim, when the British retire. It is reported that 300 refugees from Shendy have been driven on a sand-bank in the Nile and massacred. General Gordon will probably order Stewart and Power to escape across the equator. Darmstadt, April 19.— Her Majesty the Queen is suffering from lumbago, and is confined to her apartments. Constantinople, April 17. -The Archduke Rudolph, Prince Imperial of Austria, has arrived in this city on a visit to the Sultan. His Highness was accorded a splendid reception. Calcutfa, April 17.— Telegrams are te hand from Rangoon reporting that a most disastrous fire occurea there, tremendous loss of property having resulted. Calcutta, April 18.— The cholera is now raging severely in this city, and has already committed greac ravages among the native population. Bombay, April 18. The police in this city and other towns in India have effected the seizure of large numbers of a printed proclamation, signed by the Mahdi, urging the Mussulmans to join his ranks. Cairo, April 16.— Intelligence to hand from General Gordon, dated the Bth, reports that the Sheikh Auzier had submitted him, and that a dissension having occurred among the tribes of the Koraofan, the
Mahdi had been compelled to abandon his projected expedition to Khartoum. General Gordon further announces that information has reached him that the garrisons at Bassala and Sennar are safe. Intelligence has been received from Khar toum that General Gordon decided to appoint Zebehr Pasha to the position of Assistant- Governor of the Soudan, but Zebehr declined to accept the post. Cairo, April 18. Despatches are to hand from General Gordon at Khartoum, dated the 9th instant. He announces that a prominent merchant at El Obeid reports to him that the followers of the Mahdi had been recently twice defeated by a forco of loyal Arabs, and that the rebels are now surrounded. Cairo, April 19. — In consequence of the outbreak of cholera at Calcutta, quarantine has been declared at the Egyptian ports against vessels arriving from India. Hong Kong, April 19. — The new Supreme Council of the Empire has been appointed. At Pekin, the Ministers who were recently publicly degraded on account of the want of success attending the Chinese arms in Tonquin have been replaced by the avowed supporters of the anti-foreign policy.