BRITISH AND FOREIGN (Per Reuter's Agency.) London, June 28. It is announced that Government will shortly introduce a resolution for permitting members of the House of Commons to make an affirmation instead of taking the customary oath. St. Petersburg, June 28. Vice-Admiral Lessovski has been ap pointed Commander of the Russian naval squadron in the Pacific. Rangoon, Juno 28. A severe encounter is taking place between the Burmese troops and the inrurgents. The latter suffered a complete defeat, and the leader has been captured. The cricket match between the Australians and Eighteen of Harrogate, at Harrogate, was commenced to-day. The Home team went in first, and were disposed of for 85 runs. The Australians, when the stumps were drawn for the day, had scored 79 for the loss of five wickets. The Wanganui Harbor Improvement Loan of LCO,OOO has been allotted at 95 to 99. New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 475.: Adelaide flour, per-2801b5., ex warehouse, 365.; best Australian beef tallow, 335.; best mutton tallow, 355.; Adelaide wheat, per 4961b5., ex warehouse, 48s. London, June 29. News has been received that hostilities have broken out between Russian and Chinese troops in Central Asia. The Chinese have twice defeated the Russians, who were advancing on KuldjaBerlin, June 29. The German Parliament has adopted a Bill, by a small majority, mitigating the Falk laws. Buenos Ayres, June 26. Peace negotiations having completely failed, the rebels have surrounded the city and summoned it to capitulate in 24 hours. Brussels, June 29. In consequence of its having been found impossible to bring about a satisfactory settlement of difficulties which have arisen between the Belgian Government and the Holy See, through the recent enquiry into the education system, exchange of courtesy has been broken off between Belgium and the Vatican.
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