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( Reuters Telegrams.) London, Oct. 8. The subscriptions for uhe Tasmanian Loan amount to £600,000, at 102 to 103;/. Sir Stafford Northcote, in a speech at Dublin, stated that the Cabul massacres necessitated an adherence to the present policy that England alone should dominate in the Ameer’s foreign relations. Sir Stafford denied that there was any difficulty with the finance, and deprecated the agitation in Ireland. The Board of Trade returns for September show a decided improvement. Vienna, Oct. 8. The Hungarian Legislature has been opened by the Emperor, who, in his speech, stated that foreign relations with the Austria-Hungarian Empire were friendly. Bombay, Oct. 8.
A reconnoitring force under General Ee orts was attacked by large masses of the hostile Afghan tribes, who endeavored to surround "them. The British attacking column cleaved the heights with a loss to their own side of 85, while the enemy suffered heavily
London, Oct. 9.
Afghanstan intelligence states that after defeating the Afghans between Jellalabad and Cabnl, General Roberts continued his march upon Cabul, which hejexpects will fall without serious resist ance. '1 he General is sanguine of securing British ascendency. The Ameer watched the battle and congratulated General Heberts on his brilliant victory, which, it is considered, will crush the rebellion. It was feared that the rebels had entrenched themselves in the citadel of Cabul, where it was likely that great difficulty would be experienced in dislodging them. It is believed that the defeat sustained at the hands of General Roberts will have the effect of removing any necessity for a struggle with the rebels at the capital. The Times ” says that the outcome of Sir Michael Hicks Beach’s contention with Mr. Berry is a drawn battle, likely to be renewed unless the Victorian people interfere. Fears are entertained that Mr. Berry’s .precipitate mode of dealing with the questions demanding self-control and calmness is dangerous to the colony. The paper recommends moderation, and trusts the colony will be preserved from the ill-advised violence of an angry petty press.
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