BRITISH & FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. (Renter's Telegram.) Bombay, Oct. 8. The force under General Roberts has been attacked by a considerable number of the Cabnlese and Ghilzais, near Cabul. Severe fighting ensued, and the enemy were repulsed with heavy loss. Twelve guns and two standards were captured. The British loss was 77 killed and wounded. London, Oct. 8. An engagement between the Chilian and Peruvian fleets has taken place. The Huascar was captured. London, October 9. Three per cenl consuls, 97The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is £29,312,500. The woo] market is quiet but steady. The arrivals for the next auction amount to 50,000 bales. Oct. 10. Disturbances in Ireland are spreading. One regiment of cavalry and two batallions of infantry have been sent as a reinforcement, on account of the disturbed state of the country. Count Schonvaloff has returned to his post at Loudon. Oct. 11.
The Union Bank announces a loan of £50,000, for the completion of the Christchurch Cathedral.
St. Pktkkhbukg, Oct. 10. A large fire occurred at Riga, which destroyed Government buildings and forty houses. The cause is unknown.
Calcutta, Oct. 10.
General Huberts was before Cabul on October 8. General Massey, detached to cut off the retreat, captured 78 guns. (Argus Special.') London*, Oct. 8. An increase of the Russian army is under consideration. If resolved on it will probably lead to a corresponding increase in the German army. The Sultan has sent an autograph letter to the Emperor of Austria, renewing his desire for an alliance with Austria. The Middle Park Plate was won by Beanderscrip ; Gracecup, 2 ; Lord, 3. AUSTRALIAN. ( Reuter s Telegrams.) Sydney, Oct. 11. An immensely rich goldfield has been discovered in Queensland. Mort’s freezing process is a success. There is heavy wagering on the Cup and Derby.
INTERPROVINCIAL. Wellington, Oct. 13. The charge against the natives for rioting at Gisborne, is now proceeding. In that against Karita, a “ nolle prosequi” was entered, he having been arrested by mistake. Auckland, Oct. 11. Mdle. Duboin, the Russian pianist, gave a recital in tjie Choral Hall to a fair audience. At the Thames R. M. Court a case had to be adjourned in which a Maori was defendant, owing to the impossibility of serving summonses in the disturbed district.
Wellington, Oct. 11
The Hon. Randall Johnstone lias declined the nomination for the Mayoralty. The cable-repairing steamer Agnes left Sydney for Wellington yesterday, and will amve in about seven days, when she will immediately proceed to pick up the Cooks Strait cable, of which two wires have been carried away. The immigration officer has received 60 nominations for transmission home by the outgoing mail.
An oilskin found on the beach leaves no doubt that the fishermen who have been missing since Saturday have been drowned. At the public meeting last night it was resolved that an association for the protection of local industries should be formed in this city. New Plymouth, Oct. 11.
A stonemason residing in New Plymouth has been engaged by the natives at Parihaka to build an oven for the purpose of baking bread to bo supplied to the visitors who attend monthly meetings there.
Evans, who was committed for trial for shooting his wife when intoxicated, was admitted to bail to-day. Wellington, Oct. 11.
After Mr Wakefield spoke in the House last night, Mr Speight spoke, and then Mr Stewart, who said that having succeeded in getting rid of Sir George Grey, he was now free to support Mr Macandrew. After a few words from Messrs Rolleston and Murray, the House adjourned at 7.30.
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