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TELEGRAPHIC.

LATEST FROM EUROPE.

{Reuter’s Telegrams.) London, July 19. The Australian Cricketers commenced a match to-day against Eighteen of the Crystal Palace Club, on the Palace ground. There was a large attendance of the public, and the weather was fine throughout, the day. The Australians went in first, and put together 155 runs before the last wicket fell. Blackham was highest scorer, with 49. He was given out leg before wicket. The Palace Eighteen then commenced their first innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had scored 44 without losing a wicket.

The well - known Australian liner, Hydaspes, 2,093 tons, outward bound for Melbourne, came into collision with another vessel off Dungeness yesterday, during a thick fog. The Hydaspes sank shortly after the collision, but all the passengers and crew were saved. Mr, J. G. Dodson, President of the Local Government Board, has been unseated, owing to corrupt practices by an agent. The correspondent of the Times telegraphs that the evacuation of Cabul has commenced.

Five per cent. New Zealand 10-40 Loan, 104 ; five per cent. New) Zealand Loan, 1889, 107. The Orient Company’s steamer Aconcagua arrived at Plymouth yesterday. The English, Scottish, and Australian Chartered Bank pays a four per cent, dividend for the a ’half year, and carries forward L 6,000 to the reserve fund. July 20.

The Bill introduced by the Government for granting compensation to the Irish tenant farmers under certain conditions, came again under consideration in the House of Commons last night. The amendment which was adopted on Saturday, fixing the the conditions upon which landlords would be required to make compensation, was, after further discussion, negatived, •arid the Bill finally passed through Committee.

Constantinople, July 10.

The trouble between Turkey and Greece over the required cession of territory to the latter for rectification of her frontier continues, and strong warlike feeling is manifesting itself in both countries. Hobart Pasha, Commander of the Turkish Havy, refuses to fight the Greeks. The Porte continues to make warlike preparations; and Turkish troops are being despatched in large numbers to the Dardanelles, where fortifications are being strengthened

Manilla, ;July 19. An earthquake which took place here has caused great damage. Calcutta, July 20.

The troops which were reported as having deserted at Ghishk -partly consisted oi Ayoub Khan’s cavalry. Montreal; July 20.

The. Marchioness of Lome proceeds to England shortly for the purpose of obtain ng change of air.

{Per City of New York at Sydney). London July 14.

The Pall Mall Gazette states that the agitation in Victoria against the Chinese is preposterous, but believes that eventually the Chinese will populate tropical Australia.

The report of the Board of Trade in ' reference to the missing ship Knowsley Hall is to the effect that the vessel was well found and seaworthy, and that there is nothing to account for her loss. But the Board comments on the evidence of Lloyd’s surveyor, who states he was unaware where the load lines were. “Sir Roger” has applied for permission to appeal to the House of Lords against the recent decision of the Court on the writ of error. The 12th of July demonstrations on the part of the Orange Societies passed off quietly. AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, July 20. The P. and 0. Company’s steamer Kaisirchiud, with the inward mails via ''. jSqez, which, left London >on June 4th, v "arrived at King George’s Sound taiday.

Sailed—Rotomahana for the Bluff. The banks have reduced the interest on deposits to four per cent. Melbourne, July 21. The political situation remains unchanged, pending the meeting of Parliament to-morrow. It is understood that no meeting has yet taken place between Mr. Berry and Sir John O’Shanassy, and much speculation continues to exist as to their probable relations in the House. A caucus of the Opposition members will be held to-day to decide upon the line of action. Sydney, July 20. Very favorable reports have been received from the Tamora goldfields. Brisbane, July 20. A large public meeting held last night carried a resolution condemning the pror posed new direct mail contract between England and Queensland, via Torres Straits, which the Premier srranged for whilst in England. The meeting also passed a vote of want of confidence in the Ministry in consequence of its having opposed a motion recently carried in the Legislative Assembly for the appointment of a committee to enquire into the charges brought against the Premier and Colonial Secretary in Hammant’a petition to the House.

INTERPRO VINCI A L.

Auckland, July 20.

A great sensation has been caused by the sudden deatli .of Mr. Grant, auctioneer, who was discovered at Mrs. Skeats’ house, in Vincent street, this morning, by a carpenter, coming to repair the sewing machine, lying across a chair, quite dead. It appears that Grant came there last night intoxicated, and Mrs. Skeats,'finding in impossible to get him away, went to bed with her children.

Auckland, July 21.

The prisoner Whittle, wluqescaped from the gaol, at first made for the Waihakerei ranges, but subsequently doubled back towards town. He was apprehended last night at Otahuhu by Detective Brennan, who. ascertained that his sister and his mother-in-law resided in the village. After patient waiting, the man turned up, and was marched back to Auckland. There will be an enquiry into the escape. A quantity of firewood supposed to be part of the cargo of the missing cutter Threeßrothers, was passed by a vessel from Tairua.

A handsome schooner yacht, built to the order of a chief of the Island of Vavau, Friendly Island Group, was launched from the yard of H. E. Niccol ; register 32 tons. She has been named the Motu Lalo. The Industrial Home enquiry is being continued. The evidence of Alexander McDonald, formerly an inmate of the Home, and that of Mr. Stickley, master of the Home, has been taken. It came out in' the evidence of the master that Mr. J. Sheehan and Dr. Pollen had given parents orders for release of children. Mr. Habens remarked that neither of these gentlemen held or ever held power to grant such orders for the release of the children. The release, before expiry of term, can only be effected by a warrant under the hand of the Governor. Attempts are being made to re-estab-lish a Society of Artists. Stephen Fergusson, a stowaway on board the Arawata, from Sydney, has been sentenced to fourteen days’ imprisonment.

Napier, July 20.

The scientific examination of the socalled quartz from Te Ante shows that it contains no gold. The metallic appearance is duo to the reflection of light through the fractured portions of the surface. The appearance misled old gold diggers, and defied the microscope. Pressure applied to the fractures disturbed the refraction of light, and disclosed the true appearance of the stone of the jasper,

Wellington, July 20.

The following is the division list on the Maori Prisoners Bill : —Ayes (30) —Allwrighfc, Atkinson, Bain (teller), Ballance, Beetham, Bowen, Bryce, Dick, Gisborne, Hall, Hirst, Hurst, Hursthouse, Johnston, Kelly, Kenny, McCaughan, McLean, Murray, Pitt, Rolleston, Russell (teller), Seymour, Shanks, Sheehan, Stevens, Sutton, Swanson, Trimble, and Whitaker. Noes (14) —De Lautour, Fisher, J. T. George, Grey, Harris (teller), Hutchison (teller), Lundon, Montgomery, Seddon, Tawhai, Te Wheoro, Tole, Tomoana, and Turnbull,

Dunedin, July 20.

At the Jockey Club’s annual meeting it stated that the year’s receipts were over L 6,500. • A balance was carried forward of L 1,900. Foul Play is scratched for the Sydney Metropolitan. A large meeting of railway employees carried a resolution protesting against the reduction of pay. Dunedin, July 21.

John Thomas, Isabella Thomas, and John Dutton were committed for trial for house - breaking. The only evidence against the two last-named was that they had pledged some of the stolen property. Thompson’s store, in Forth street, was destroyed by fire at eleven o’clock last night. The origin of the fire is unknown. The building was insured for L2OO in the Norwich Union, and the stock for L4OO in the South British.

At two o’clock this morning a twostorey building, formerly occupied as the Auld Scotland Hotel, was burned down. The insurances are—On the buildings, LSOO, in the National (re-insured as follows : Transatlantic, Norwich Union, Victoria, and South British, LIOO each) ; stock Ll5O, and furniture L 350, in the Royal

Invercargill, July 21.

A meeting of railway employees appointed a deputation to wait on the heads of the Department regarding the proposed reduction in the Civil Service.

Steps are being taken for the development of the coal resources at Preservation Inlet.

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 129, 22 July 1880

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