BRITISH AND FOREIGN
(Per Reuter’s Agency.) London, June 22. Fever and famine are extending among the inhabitants of West of Ireland, .and great distress prevails there, despite all elforts made on the part of the Central Committee to distribute relief throughout the suffering districts. In Charleston, in the County of Mayo, 20 deaths have occurred from the effects of fever and destitution. In the House of Commons last night the debate of Mr. Labouchere’s motion that Mr. Bradlaugh bo allowed to make an affirmation instead of being sworn, was resumed. The radical element strongly supported the motion, but the Conservatives and many Liberals opposed any special exemption being made in favor of Bradlaugh. Upon a division the motion was defeated by a majority of forty-five, Government voting in the minority. Great excitement prevailed when the Speaker declared the result. The Tories were jubilant, and cheered enthusiastically. A motion had been tabled the previous day by Sir Harding Gifford declaring that Bradlaugh should not be sworn, as he admitted that ho recognised neither the sancitity nor the binding nature of an oath ; neither should he be permitted to make an affirmation. The resolution was adopted without a division, and created considerable interest. London, June 30. Latest intelligence from Central Asia is to the effect that the Chinese, since their recent victories over the Russian troops while marching on Kuldja, have made rapid advances, and have now occupied the district of Eastern Khodam, beyond the disputed Kuldja territory. Three per cent. Consuls, !)7J. The match between the Australians and Harrogate was resumed to-day, and won by the former by ten wickets. Bonnor was not out, 59. Nows has been received that serious fighting is taking place between the Moslems and the Christian residents at Haifa, in Palestine. Her Majesty’s ships Bittern and Rapid, on the Mediterranean station have been ordered to the Bay of Acre, whore Haifa is situated, to protect the lives of Christians. London, July 1. The British revenue ret urn* for the last quarter shows an increase of Lloo,ooo, compared with the corresponding period last year The Times of to-day publishes a paragraph stating that the Opposition in the House of Commons will consent to a Bill which Government propose to introduce for the purpose of permitting an affirmation instead of the customary oath of allegiance. Buenos Ayp.es, June 29. Peace has been established between the insurgent troops and the National Guard, and the rebellion is now ended. Pams, June 30. The decrees which were passed by the French Chambers against the Jesuits in France are being rigidly enforced. Berlin, June 30. The representatives of the Great Powers now sitting in conference for the settlement of Turkish affairs have adopted an identical note to their respective Governments setting forth the decision arrived at in the Turko-Greek frontier question, and defining the limits of the extension of the Greek frontier as already announced, namely, to the towns of Janima and Metzovo, in the South of Albania, and including the district of Zagova in • Thessaly. A copy of the note will, it is announced, be forwarded to both Turkey and Greece as the announcement of the decision of the Conference on the frontier question. AUSTRALIAN. (Per JR cute As Agency.) Melbourne, June 30. It is currently reported that Hart’s brother, with fifty armed men, is at Greta township, about seven miles from Glenrowan, the scene of Monday’s tragedy, and intends to resist the holding of an inquest on the bodies of Dan Kelly, Steve Hart, and Byrne. Strong bodies of police, fully armed, have been sent from Benalla and Wangaratta to Glenrowan. It is feared that terrible bloodshed may result if the rumor prove correct, and there is great excitement everywhere in consequence. Later. Nothing further’ has been received from Greta. The Coroner has permitted the burial of the bodies without holding an inquest. The police therefore refrained going to Greta, and the excitement is gradually subsiding. Melbourne, July 1. Arrived—Te Anau, from the Bluff. Ned Kelly is progressing favorably. The excitement is now subsiding, and the police, having abstained from interference with the bodies, they were buried without any disturbance taking place.
Sydney, July 1. The Rotorua has arrived from Auckland. In tho Legislative Assembly last night, the Treasurer moved that an export duty be substituted for the proposed royalty on coal. The resolution was adopted by the House. An inquiry has been held into the loss of the steamer Wanganui, and the Marine Board has decided that the same was due to the default of the master, Captain Bayldon, who has now been required to show why his certificate should not be suspended or cancelled. Advices have been received from Hew Caledonia that the new convict regulations are having a very bad effect, and the officials are apprehensive of the result. Arrived—Rotorua, from Auckland. INTERPROYINCIAL. (Per Press Association.) Grahamstown, July 1. At a meeting of the Borough Council, the following resolution was passed unanimously—“ That this Council has heard with alarm the intended stoppage of subsidies before the expiration of the time stipulated, and fears its ability to keep up contributions towards the maintenance of local hospital and charitable institutions, unless the subsidies are continued, or provision made other than that provided for iu the Government proposal. ” Auckland, Julyl. Mr. Sheehan proceeds to Wellington l»r Rotomahana on Saturday. Edward .Lawler Litcher, of Wakefield street, has been charged with bigamy. It appears one of his wives has just come over from Australia. He was remanded. Auckland, July 2. Owing to the interruption of school work by the examinations and holidays, the city School Committee decided not to give mid-winter holidays. It is alleged the teachers by concerted arrangement practically evaded the order given, and some members of the committee threaten to resign if such conduct is to be tolerated. The committee have requested the Board of Education to institute inquiries. Angelina Harvey, a barmaid, was charged with robbing Ernest D. Brown, at the Greyhound Hotel, of Ll2. Complainant had been drinking and was put to bed there by women, of whom accused was one. After hearing evidence prisoner was discharged. Wellington, July 1. Arrived—Paeroa, ship, from London, after a passage of 97 days ; passengers all well. An apprentice named George Freeman, aged 13, a half-caste native, while engaged at the main chains, fell overboard and was drowned. All endeavors to rescue him were unsuccessful. It is supposed he was struck by the main sheet blocks. Wellington, July 2. The schooner Ponoke, owned in Wellington, bound from Greymouth to Picton, is missing. She is supposed to be lost. She loft three weeks ago, and there has been very bad weather since. The crew consist of James Lee, master, and five men. She was insured in tho South British for LI,OOO, of which L 656 was re-' insured in the "Victoria and Colonial offices. She was owned by Waddell, M'Leod, and Weir. Hokitika, July 1. Mr. Cowlishaw, of the firm of Cowlishaw and Plaisted, was a passenger from Melbourne, per Albion. While transhipping in the roadstead, the stage from the Albion to the Waipara turned over, and Mr. Cowlishaw fell in the sea, and was drowned. The night was pitch dark. Invercargill, July 1. At a large and influential meeting of settlers at Forest Hill, held in the schoolhouse, a resolution was unanimously carried that those present take the earliest opportunity to solicit the support of their fellow colonists throughout Hew Zealand to drive the Hall-Atkinson-Yogel-M'Caug-han Government from office. - The Philarmonic Society’s concert of the “ Creation ” drew a large audience, and was a great success. Dr. Moffatt, of Winhon, has been arrested for manslaughter. He was called to attend Mrs Cameron in labor, but went away and refused to return. Another doctor was called in, but in consequence of the delay, mother and child both died. 'lnvercargill, July 2. The boy Asher who was run over by the Bush tramway locomotive, expired last night from injuries in the region of the groin. Remainder of News see Fourth Page.
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