BRITISH AND FOREIGN.
(Argus Special.) London, Jam 2. A fund has been initiated to compensate Edmund Galey for his long illegal imprisonment. The Turkish Ministry, through jealousy of Sir H. A. Layavd’s influence with the Sultan, persisted in evasion for a time hut are now compelled to a decisive stand. The Homo Government regrets the incident causing the difficulty but supports Sir H. A. Layard and gives him carte hlanthe in dealing with the Porte, The Liberals approve the expected compromise. Ihe German and Austrian embassies recommend the Porte to arrange. (Age Special.) London, Jan. 2. Germany complains that Charzy, the French Ambassador at St. Petersburg, is entering into anti-Gorman intrigues, and fomenting discord between Russia and Germany. London, Jan, 4. The chiefs of the principal Kohistan tribes have submitted. Supplies arc abundant at Cabul, and are arriving at Jellalabad. The tribes are also friendly, and the convoys at Pcshawur were unmolested. The Boers’ agitation for an independent Constitution is completely collapsing. Wagner is seriously ill. Gas shares are advancing. The quarter’s revenue shows a large deficiency. ( Reuter's 7elegrams.) London, Jan. 2. General Sir Evelyn Wood has, by command of Her Majesty the Queen, boon directed to accompany the cx-Empress Eugenie on her visit to Zululand. The Garonne sailed from Plymouth yesterday. Galvanized iron L 22 per ton. Mr. Parnell has gone to Now York. St. Petersburg, Jan.l. A grand review' of the .Russian troops was held hero to-day, followed by a military banquet. The Czar and Czarcwitch were present at both. Their relations were of a cordial character, and it is believed that their quarrel lias been adjusted. The basis of any understanding which may have been, arrived at between His Majesty and the Czar*witch however', is not yet publicly known. Constantinople, Jan. 3. The difficulties between England and Tux-key arc compromised, and resumption of relations are probable to-day. Paws, Jan. 3. At an interview- between Eroycinet, the _ President of the Council of Ministers, and Hohenlohe, the German Ambassador, friendly assurances were exchanged. AUSTRALIAN. (Renter's Telegram.) Sydney, Jan 3. As the result of the enquiry into the railway collision at Paramatta last week, the Minister for Public Works lias disrated the engine-driver of the express train, and has fined the Traffic Manager (who was on hoard the engine at the time of the collision) a month’s salary. Sydney, Jan. 5. A petition is being signed in favor of the commutation of sentence of death passed upon Scott and Rogan, the Wantabagevy bushi’angers. The execution of the prisoners is fixed for the 20th inst.. Brisbane, Jan. 5.
The revenue of the colony during the last quarter amounts to L 311,000, being a decrease of L 37,000 compared with last year. The actual expenditure shows an increaseof L 13,000. Melbourne, Jan. 3.
The cricket match between the Ausralian Combined Eleven and Fifteen Victorians was concluded'to-day, and resulted in a victory for the Fifteen by 82 runs. The Fifteen in their second innings scored 130, and the Eleven 80. Jan. 4. Mrs. Darrell, the actress, died on Saturday. INTERPROVINCIAL. Auckland, Jan. 3. Mr. Bennett, driving down Hobson street with his wife and child, met with an accident. A wheel slipped off and the occupants of the trap were precipated into the roadway, but not seriously hurt. Chiniquy lectures and moves about free!;/, without the slightest obstruction, the Catholics apparently taking no cognisance of his proceedings. Not one of the Auckland operators have joined the strike. The Lincolnshire farmers’ delegates are visiting Waikato. They were entertained to dinner at Cambridge. The Union Bank yesterday shipped gold to the value of LBO7O.
Sir H. Robinson left this morning in a special train for the Waikato, accompanied by the Hons. F. Whitaker and Messrs. James Williamson andß. Fcrgusson. On reaching Hamilton he was driven by Mr. R. H. D. Fergusson in his four-in-hand to Cambridge. Beyond the flying of flags, there was no demonstration at Hamilton or Cambridge.
At the Police Coiut John Sutton surrendered to his bail, and appeared in answer to breaches of the Customs and Arms Act by importing side revolvers without being duly licensed under the Acts. After hearing the evidence, the Court ordered the full penalty of LIOO to he paid to the Collector of Customs, with costs L 4 13s. Sub-Inspector Pardy said that defendant was a new arrival, and had to suffer for a first offence. The police had no desire to press the charge under the Arms Act. His Worship said that had the police persevered in it, the result would have been three years’ penal servitude.
The body of Tovey, the missing settler of Mahuranga, has been found. The boat was discovered in the river with a part of a bottle of rum in it, and the body was lying on the beacli a few yards off. At the inquest an open verdict was returned. Auckland, Jan. 5. The report that Te Kooti visits Cambridge is positively denied. A proposal is made for the amalgamation of the Domain Board and Acclimatisation Society, for the purpose of establishing proper Botanical Gardens. H.M.S. Cormorant sails for Wellington to-day. The Albumin Mine has declared a LI dividend, and distributes LSOOO amongst
the shareholders. The Thames mines paid LIB.OOO this month. A gentleman in Auckland is suffering from erysipelas in the lip, through wearing stockings with posionous coloring matter.
The Governor was well received at Cambridge, Waikato, New Plymouth. Jan. 3.
A man named John Shaughnessy was drowned last night in the lagoon at Moturoa. His clothes were found alongside the water, and it is supposed that he had gone for a bath after work, and had been drowned. The police went this morning to drag for his body, 'which has just teen recovered. Wellington, Jan. 3. A fine flock of rams from Murray’s famous South Australian flock arrived this morning for Mr. Iliddeford’s Te Awate Station, Wairarapa East. At'the inquiry into the recent foundering of the topsail schooner Laurel in Cook Straits, evidence was given by Captain Abrams contradicting; the statement made at the last hearing by a previous witness, that the Laurel had sprung a leak by striking a rock on a trip to Waitara, which had been stopped by pieces of guernsey. Two seamen corroborated the evidence given by Captain Abrams. The Nelson Artillery Cadets won the gun competition against the Wellington Cadets by one point. Both teams wex - e complimented by Colonel Pcarco, the officer commanding the district, for the proficiency shown. The Armed Constabulary, who left here to take part in any disturbance which should occur at Timaru on New Year’s Day, returned this morning. All hut two operators here have resumed work.
Forty applications for nominated immigrants will be sent this mail. The Blenheim operators seem more determined and confident than ever. Seven or eight have obtained employment elsewhere. It is stated a public subscription list will be opened to assist them when their funds run short. Several cadets from Wellington arrived at Blenheim this morning. The steamer Jane Douglas, which left for Kaikoura and Lyttelton last evening, returned this morning with her engine damaged. Wellington, Jan. 5.
The barque Scottish Prince, 03 days from London, arrived this morning, after an uneventful passage. She brings GO adults and 44 children as passengers. One steerage passenger died during the voyage. Ross, Jan. 3.
A little girl aged two and a half years met with a singular accident to-day. She foil into a large vessel containing hot jam which had been set down on the floor to cool, and is so badly scalded that it is very doubtful whether she will survive.
Charleston, Jan. 3. Quite a small rush is setting into Cronanvillc. Before Christmas two miners obtained ten ounces of retorted gold as the result of eight days’ work. Plenty of water t > work the ground will be soon available. Prospecting and pegging are actively going on. Nelson, Jan. 5.
A man named Blanche, a fisherman, was found drowned in the harbor, near the new Commercial Wharf, this afternoon. An inquest is being held. Dunedin, Jah. 3.
The “Star” and “Times” supports the operators on strike, saying they have never been dealt with, and urge Government to make a searching enquiry before taking any decisive action against the strikers.
About 5000 people attended the Caledonian games yesterday. Carrisbrook won the cricket match easily, scoring 199 to Invercargill’s G2, and 00 for seven wickets.
The Interprovincial Match Committee have reduced their team for the Canterbury match, leaving fourteen players from whom to make a final selection. The names are —Cargill, Clarke, Coliinson, Conway, Cooke, Crawshaw, Haskell, M'Grcgor, M'Lennan, Paramor, Parker, Reade, Spring, and Vernon. Dunedin, Jan. 5.
'Die Mountain Water Race Company, and other claims at Tinker’s, washed up with excellent results, about 2000ozs. net. The criminal sittings opened to-day. In sentencing Thos. Chalmers Reid to eight years’ imprisonment, His Honor said that while it was impossible to exonerate from blame the directors and shareholders of the company of which the prisoner had been manager, in entrusting him with unlimited control of the affairs of the company, that was no palliation of his offence, which he (the Judge) could characterise as nothingless than systematic plunder. Thomas Emlay pleaded guilty to larceny from a dwelling, and got twelve months’ imprisonment. Alex. Nicholson, for larceny, got six months. Nominations for 41 immigrants have been sent by the outgoing mail. No bills were found against Thomas Watson for rape, and Mitchell and Lees for horse-stealing ; Craig, manslaughter, asj engineer of the city tramways. The sentence of Betman, for stabbing, was twelve months, and that of Coughlin, for burglary, was two years, while Fell, for forgery, got twelve months. Judge Williams decided that ho cannot try Milton, charged with embezzlement, as he is a life member of the Athenaeum, so the case will be heard in Christchurch.
Invercargill, Jan. 3.
John Harford, steward of the May Queen, who was arrested for drunkennessjon Friday morning, was found to have seven watches, a sum of money, and a quantity of jewellery, gathered during visits to the Caledonian games and several hotels. He was remanded to Jan. 11, when seven charges of robbery will bo heard. Over L 270 gate money was taken at the sports in two days.
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