BRITISH &. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
( Reuter's ) London. Dec. 16. Arrivals—Gloria and" Star of the North. Parliament is summoned to meet for despatch of business on February 15. The Court has granted a writ of error in Orton’s case, upon doubts whether the Court was empowered to pass two sentences for the same offence. Dec. 17. Three per cent. Consols are at 97. Five per cent. INew Zealand 10.40 loan, 101. New loan,- 99]-. Calcutta, Dec. 17. Telegraphic communication with Cabul is interrupted near Jagadahak Pass. Gough reports that the tribes beyond Gundormuk are obstructing the British advance. St. Petersburg, Dec. 10. Reports are generally current ihat there is another quarrel between the Czar and the Czarewitch. The latter demands constitutional Government, which the former refuses to accede to. (Age Special. ) London, Dee. 17. An army of 10,000 is collecting at Peshawar, and will march in a few days. General Roberts is confident that he will he able to hold Cabul , until the relief comes. He has live months’ supplies. An outbreak has occurred at Herat between Cabulese and Heratics. The regiments of Yakoob are unable to restore order. Mr. Waddington suggests collective mediation by the Great Powers to settle the Greek frontier difficulty. The Crown Prince of Germany has submitted a scheme for the establishment of a Germany colony at Samoa which has been favorably received. London, Dec. 18. The new loan is quoted at 99. AUSTRALIAN'(Reuter's Teleptams.) Melbourne, Dec. 18. Arrived—Albion. Arrived—Wakatipu. Sailed—Tararua, for New Zealand. * The French Commissioner presented the Mayor with a Sevres vase from the Republic of France. (Special to. the Association.) Sydney, Dec 18. On Sunday two girls, aged fifteen, fought with fisticuffs, nearly naked, in the presence of a mob in a low suburb. It was apparently pre-arranged. Mr. Sheppord, a member of the Assembly, summoned Mr. Samson, a respectable citizen of Gore, for threshing him publicly in George street. The result of the East Sydney election is-regarded as evidence of a general determination to resent the interference of the Catholic hierarchy in educational politics. Brisbane, Deo. 18. A company has been formed for tramway construction.
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