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LATEST FROM EUROPE. ( Reuter’s.) Bombay, March 28. Intelligence has been received from Cabul that severe fighting has taken place between that city and Gundamuk. Kohistanis having effected a the other hostile tribes, made a attack on the British position ■Tween Cabul and Gundamuk. HeavjTHghting ensued, and the enemy were repulsed with great loss. The British loss is trifling. London, March 28. Mr. Gladstone has recovered from his recent illness. News has been received from South . America of hostilities between the Chilians and the Peruvians. A severe battle has been fought at Mosquequa, which resulted in the defeat of the Chilians, who suffered a loss of thirteen hundred, killed and wounded. Dublin, March 30. Since the arrival of Mr. Parnell in Ireland he has delivered several speeches to uproarious meetings. Last.night at Wexford he made a speech which had a bad impression. When explaining his conduct on the Relief Fund question the platform was rushed; Mr. Parnell being severely maltreated in the disturbance which took place. . . Paris, March 30. The official decree for suppressing the Society of Jesuits, and expelling foreign members from the country, has been issued. Calcutta, March 30. According to the latest news from Cabul, a general rising of hostile tribes around the Khyber Pass is imminent. The Passes are being held, and protective measures are be : ng adopted, by the British Government. Suez, March 29. The Orient Steamship Company’s steamer Lusitania arrived here the day before yesterday, homeward bound. AUSTRALIAN. | (Reuter's Telegrams.) Sydney, March 29. . Exhibition Commission awards—Bagnall, Thames; Halcombe, Fielding; Otago Museum ; all first prizes for timber exhibits ; Harbour Board, Auckland ; Dr. Campbell, . Kaipara ; Hornby, Picton ; Nome, Auckland; second. Potts, Christchurch, for cones, first. Gum— Labonde, first ; Baker, Wellington, second. Also, sundry other awards. INTERPROYINCIAL. Auckland, March 31. Charles Ducie, a settler drowned in the Waikato river last night, had towed his horse across and was in the act of remounting when the horse reared and fell over the bank into the river. The deceased leaves a wife and one child, and has friends in a high position at homo. The body has not been recovered. Auckland, March 31. Bishop Selwyn is a passenger by the mail steamer from Sydney. She left for San Francisco early this morning with 60 passengers. Through some unexplained cause not a single member of Chiniquy’s committee was on the wharf to see him off. Amongst the passengers were Sir Arthur Kennedy and daughter, Bishop Redwood, Messrs. Grant and Foster, the Lincolnshire delegates, and a number of Mormon converts for Salt Lake. The case of the Ameren Consul, Stephenson v. Salmon to-day at Russell before E. M. wSßms, R. M., and Marsden Clark, J.P. receipt being produced by Stephenson from Salmon to show that he had ever received the seal, etc., and no proof was forthcoming that the articles were the property of the American Government, plaintiff was nonsuited with, costs. ; ’ Grahamstown, March 30. The Waikato Cavalry and Auckland Artillery were entertained at a banquet last evening, and there will be a grand ball to-night. Cavalry races are being held at Parawai to-day. Wellington, March 31. Lighthouse dues to the extent of sixpence per ton will be levied from the first of April from all vessels other than intercolonial trading vessels and coasters. Intercolonial trading vessels will be charged at the rate of four-pence per, ton, while no levy will be made on coasters. Timaru, March 30. Hegarty, the long distance walker of Southland,, completed the task of walking 112 miles in 24 hours last evening, seven minutes wichin time. He was fearfully exhausted towards the finish. In the last mile he fell down twice, and brandy had to be dashed over him, his hair pulled, and his ribs poked, to revive him and keep him awake, the crowd in the meantime calling out—“ Go it, old man—don’t give in. ” The exhibition was disgraceful and brutal. A protest has been entered that the mile was 26 yards short, but Hegarty declares that if the distance is disputed he is prepared to walk 115 miles in the same time. Invercargill, March 30, The Civil Service J Commission, which arrived last night, proceed to Queenstown, where they will begin an enquiry. Robert Curtis, a boy of ten years, and the son of Mr. Curtis, of the Temperance Hotel, was accidentally shot yesterday. He had gone out by train to visit some relatives, and on finding they had left, returned to the railway platform nearer to the town. Whi’e waiting there he was shot as stated. It is not yet known by whom the fatal shot was fired, -but two boys who were in the vicinity will be examined on the subject. . Queenstown, March 31. The Civil Service Commission arrived yesterday and immediately commenced work. They received valuable assistance from Mr. Finn, the member for the district. They examined several Government officials. The Commission will now work gradually northwards.

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 81, 1 April 1880

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