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LATEST FROM EUROPE. (Reuter’s Telegrams.) London, May 17. It has been announced that the measures to be introduced by the Gladhaving reference to will be confined to legislation for the relief of the distress existing in that country. The Autsralians commenced their second match to-day, at Derby, where they met an eleven of Derbyshire. The Australians went first to the wickets, and scored 129 in their innings. Bannerman made the top score of 32. The English team then went in, and the Australians succeeded in getting them all out for 45 runs. In this innings Spofforth and Palmer each took five wickets. The Derbyshire men then followed their innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day they had made 21 runs with the loss of one wicket. The weather during the whole day’s play was fine, and the ground lively and suited to the Australians. London, May 18. The Right Hon. G. J Goschen has started for the purpose of acting as Special Ambassador at Constantinople. Mr. Charles Stewart Purnell, member for Meath, has succeed Mr. William Shaw, member for Cork, as leader of the Home Rule Party in the House of Commons. It is understood that communications ha"e been exchanged between the Great Powers regarding those portions of the treaty of Berlin having reference to the - internal reforms of Turkey, which have . not yet been accomplished according to the terms of the treaty. Nothing definite has transpired as to the result of the interchange of views by the Great Powers, but it is stated that the Porte will be required to accept a European Commission, which will undertake the proper administration of Turkish finance. Constantinople, May 17. In consequence of Albania having issued a proclamation of independence communications have been exchanged between the Great Powers, and their ambassadors have consequently demanded the dispatch of Turkish troops to surround the Albanian districts. The Great Powers will in no way countenance the independence of that province. The assassin of Commeroff, the late , attacM to the Russian Embassy, has not yet suffered the sentence of death passed j upon him. She Sultan, it appears, made . a proposal to the Czar of Russia, who had , previously demanded the execution of the - assassin, that the death sentence should , be commuted. The Czar, however, has refused to consent to this, and repeats the demand that the death sentence shall be carried out. Constantinople, May 18. It has been announced that the Sultan has made a proposal to the Great Powers ( that a European Commission should be j formed to inquire into the recent conflict j between the Montenegrins and the Albanians, which arose through the j former taking steps to occupy territory ceded to them under the Treaty of Berlin. (Sydney Evening News Special.) t London, May 6. J The appeal to the Lord Justices whether ' the Judge who, sentenced the Claimant 1 had power to make the two sentences con- t secutive has been heard and adjourned. f The strike of the ironworkers is sub- c siding. May 7. s The Duke of Connaught met with a rather pitiful accident while out for a I drive. 'Tne carriage upset and the occu- ( pants were thrown out. The Duke was t bruised about the face, arms, and legs. F No bones were broken. t The statement made by the Hon. W. h E. Gladstone, in an electioneering h speech, that the Emperor of Austria had expressed anxiety that the English elec s tors would vote for the Conservative s party, created a considerable amount of disscussion in the Austrian press and of- I ficial circles. The Emperor is understood to have attached no importance what 1 ever to the reported utterance, but p through the representations of Sir Henry Elliott, the English Ambassador at Vienna, the British Government t have been communicated with on the sub- n ject. In reply, a frank explanation has r been sent by the English Government to u the Court of Vienna, repudiating the <3 complexion put upon Mr. Gladstone’s a electioneering utterance. l Miss Marian Evans, the novelist, r known as “George Elliot,” has been c married, and is now Mrs. Cross. i May 8. I Sir Bartle Frere, in opening the Cape s Parliament, announced, among the t measures to be submitted during the c session, a Bill providing for a conference c of delegates from the various South I African provincial confederations. I The finishing work at the St. Gothard Tunnel has been temporarily suspended by a casualty. A considerable portion of p the tunnel has collapsed, leaving many t thousand tons of earth to be cleared away 1 before the concluding operations can be i carried on. No loss of life has been reported. The fall is attributed to insufficient timbering. c The United States House of Represen- c tatives have decided to reduce the ad 1 valorem duties on imported wool to 45 per i cent. The Cape of Good Hope steamship 1 American, belonging to the Union Steam- ] ship Company, has foundered, but her j crew and passengers escaped in boats. t May 10. £ Three British inen-of-war bombarded i and burned the town of Battanga, in 1 Africa, as punishment for the outrages committed by the native inhabitants. S London, May 14. At the wool sales merino fleece and 1 merino lambs’ wools were unchanged, but cross-breds are 2\ d. to 3d. lower compared with the previous sales. New Zealand wheat, 425. c.f.i.; 50s. ex ship. The Merchants’ Shipping and Underwriters’ Association report the arrival of the Lurline, which left Napier on Jan. 24. (Special to the Sydney Herald.) London, May C. Owing to the state of the weather, and also the foreign political outlook and uncertain harvest prospects, the improvement in trade which existed in February has gradually waned, and trade is not likely to rally till harvest. Iron and steel have fallen nearly 30 per cent. A telegram to the Daily Neves states that Bavaria supports Hamburg in her protest against the proposed inclusion of the latter in the German Zollverein. It is believed the German Reichstag will reject the proposal. London, May 8. There is increasing excitement in Ham burg in reference to the proposal to include the city in |the Zollverein, and the Daily Neves says a coolness has arisen between Prussia and Bavaria on the subject. Sir Cunliffe Owen will represent the Royal Commission at the Melbourne Exhibition. The commission will give L2OOO worth of fine arts exhibits if Melbourne will return Home free the Sydney after the Melbourne Exhibition over.

” A powerful syndicate hag offered to construct the railway connecting the land lines with Port Darwin on condition that they receive a land grant of 8000 acres per mile. The Hon. Thomas M’llraith has made a contract with the British India Company for the conveyance of mails and emigrants from London to Queensland. It is to be a through service, calling at Suez, Colombo, and Batavia. The first steamer starts in October.

London, May 10. It is now conclusively proved that the Indian Government only informed the Cabinet of the deficit in the revenue when the elections in England were nearly over. The Standard says it is intended to send a Financial Commission to inquire into 5 the state of the Indian finance. The Albanians have declared themselvo ’ 'ndependent. London, May 11. 1 Turkish troops have joined the Albanians. The Daily Telegraph states that ■ Russia proposes to Italy to intervene on ’ behalf of Albania. AUSTRALIAN. {By Cubic to Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, May IC. The Secretary of State for the Colonies telegraphs to the Governor that there was no passenger or seaman aboard the Knowsley Hall of the name of Webster when she sailed from England, and it is therefore now conclusively proved that the letter found in a bottle at Portland was a hoax. At a speculative sale of 4,000 cases of Hennessy’s brandy, holders were unwilling to operate, except at higher price. Melbourne, May 18. It is stated that a match has been arranged between Trickett and Hanlan for the sculling championship of the world, to come off in October next. Melbourne, May 19. The debate in the Legislative Assembly on the Address in reply to the Governor’s Speech closed last night. The Address was agreed to without a division. ( The action of Sir John O’Shannassey and Messrs. Gaunson and Graves, who have hitherto ranked as Ministerilists, but who are now among the chief critics of the Government, will it is expected, influence the fate of Mr. Service’s reform scheme. The present state of political affairs is being much discussed. Sydney, May 19. A youth named Ball has been arrested under warrant, and has been committed for trial, on a charge of offering Sir Henry Parkes, the Premier and Colonial Secretary, a sum of LSO, as considerrtion for the Premier to secure him an appointment in the Civil Service. Sydney, May 18. Arrived—Rotomahana, from New Zealand. A labor schooner from Noumea has been wrecked on Saumarez reef. The captain and four of the crew in a boat have been picked up. They state that the Government Agent and 99 Kanakas were left on a reef without provisions. A steamer has . started from Rockhampton to rescue them. It is now four days since the wreck took place. ;


(Per Press Association.) Auckland, May 19. The mania for the fifteen gem puzzle recently introduced from America is spreading in Auckland, and a largo number have been sold. The Bishop of Melanesia leaves on Friday for Norfolk Island. The Harbor Board yesterday resolved to communicate with the Hon. Mr. Brassey, President of the Board of Trade, with a view to urging the facilities Aucl - land could afford as a coaling station and depot for the South Pacific ; and also to forward Dr. Hector’s report on the coal deposits in the North. The Board reduced the wharf charges on sulphur one shilling per ton. District Cattle Inspector Lewis and Naden, veterinary surgeon, inspectors for Otahuhu, Panmure, and Mangere Districts, state that no further symptoms of pleuro-pneumonia have been perceived, and they are satisfied the disease is not spreading. Gorse, the Wanganui Inspector, is leaving the Waikato for Wanganui. The police are in pursuit of the man suspected of robbing the Pokeno railway station. The Hinemoa has arrived, with the Railway Commissioners. Prospecting for gold is going on at the Ngaruawahia drive. At 20 feet, it is reported a few small specimens were found. Napier, May 18. Superstition is on the increase amongst the natives, owing to the teachings of the new prophet, Parora Ita, from Wairarapa. He prophecies great floods in two months, when all the Europeans will be drowned, and the natives get their own again. Men and women, perfectly naked, bathe in the water every morning, believing they will be cured of all diseases. The teaching and prophecies are great rubbish, but the local chiefs fear the spread of the superstition, and say that all trouble with the Pakeha has originated from the tcachof such lunatics. Toreha calls a meeting of Maoris for next Friday, to fix the boundary within which the prophet and his disciples shall not enter. Napier, May 19. Thompson Brothers have discovered gold bearing reefs in Tarawera County, twenty miles north-west of Napier, and have secured a protection order from Government over a claim 400 yards by 200. Wellington, May 19. At the Divorce Court this morning, decree absolute was made in the following cases : —Cooper v. Cooper, Wellington ; Reynolds v. Reynolds and Wilson ; Joynt v. Joynt. In the Divorce Court, the case of Knight v. Knight, of Nelson, was heard. His Honor, the Chief Justice, in giving judgment, said that Mrs. Knight had established her case by proving incestuous adultery, and although her conduct had not altogether redounded to her credit, the Court would grant a decree nisi. At the Divorce Court, decrees nisi were granted in the cases of Harris v. Harris, Wanganui, and Denby v. Denby and. Gilbert, Auckland. Blenheim, May 19. The Civil Service Commissioners left Nelson yesterday afternoon, after sitting five days, and examining 18 witnesses. They commenced sitting in Blenheim this morning and examined the Land Commissioner and traffic manager. Timaru, May 19. The South Canterbury Education Board has voted LlO to the new schools for the purpose of tree planting, and smaller sums to other schools. Complaints are being made about the great reduction in railway charges lately made for the conveyance of coal from Lyttelton, enabling importers from Newcastle to under-sell dealers in colonial coal from southern mines, who have to pay full rates for carriage. Dunedin, May 19. The Tipperary Company at Arrow have crushed 417 ounces of gold from 550 tons stone. At the Tokomairiro District Court, Isabella Hamlyn was acquitted on the charge of concealment of birth.

On Petrie’s farm, Maungatua, the whole season’s crops were destroyed by fire. There was no insurance.


; (BY TELEGRAPH.) 1 ' Nelson, May 19. ■ Mr. Adams addressed the electors last night. There was a crowded meeting. ’ He spoke strong’y on railway subjects, pointing out that the deficiency in the revenue was largely expected, and that the deficiency had nothing to do with the expenditure on public works. He then ‘ referred to the late charges made against ' him, which, he said, he was ready to 1 meet. He said the whole of the misapprehension arose from the fact of the first case not having been reported. He said he should go to Wellington, and then return and face the electors to give his explanation ; and he asked them, if they 1 wanted to strengthen his hands as their representative, to undo what was done at the late meeting. He was sure that if there had been any influential citizens at the former meeting, they had taken no part in it, and he asked them to express confidence in him as their member. A question was asked whether Mr. Adams would work cordially with the other members, and withdraw certain remarks made by him regarding Mr. Pitt. Numerous interruptions followed, and Mr. Adams was loudly called on for an answer. Ultimately, he said that the remarks he made concerning Mr. Pitt were made in the heat of the moment, and admitted that he should not have used them ; but he now asked them to remember what some of them did in the heat of moment at the meeting the other night. Dunedin, May 19. Mr. Finn has addressed the Arrow electors. He .advocated extreme reductions in the Civil Service. Dunedin, May 19. Mr. George M'Lcan addressed the electors at Waikouaiti, the Mayor in the chair. He dealt principally with Sir George Grey’s speeches, and with finance, comparing our loan with that of South Australia, and said wo were LG5.000 to the bad. He commended Government for endeavoring to economise, and hoped the constituencies would extract a pledge from their representatives that they must support 'a Government honestly endeavors to bring our expenditure within our income. He defended the property tax as fairer to all than the land tax, whilst the latter was actually doubled. He was afraid that if any attempt were made to meddle with the Education Act that there would be no saying where it would lead to, but if it came to a vote on the imposition of school fees he should certainly support such a proposition. A special vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. M'Lean for his action in obtaining restitution of the impounded land fund, and votes of thanks and confidence were also carried.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 102, 20 May 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 102, 20 May 1880

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