LATEST FROM EUROPE.
(Renter’s Telegrams.) London, July 20.
The cricket match Australia v. Eighteen of the Crystal Palace Club was continued to-day on the Palace grounds. The Home team wont in for their first innings and were all out for 59 runs. Being 9G runs behind the Australians they followed their innings, and were disposed of for 97 runs. When them stumps were drawn for the day, the Australians had lost no wickets for 4 runs. A capital wicket was pitched, and the ground was in good order. The fielding of the Australian team was excellent throughout. Three per cent. Consols, 9Si. Brandy, 10s. 6d. , „ In the House of Commons the Secretary of ■ State for Foreign Affairs, in replying to a question, said that the German Government had in no way encouraged German officials to go to Turkey to take part in that country’s finances, but had cordially proposed to co-operate in concert with the other European Powers in that direction.
Mr. M ! Laren, who was appointed by Mr. Gladstone to the position of Lord Advocate of Scotland in his administration, and was rejected for the Western Boooughs in seeking re-election on his acceptance of the office, has contested the vacant seat for Berrick, and been again defeated.
J uly 21. The death of Earl Dalhousie, aged 74, is announced to-da3 r . A Bill, (introduced by Government, to authorise further advantages for mitigation of the distress in Ireland has passed both Houses of Parliament. Consols, 985-. New Zealand Securities have further declined, and are now quoted as follows :—Five per Cent. 10.40 Loan, 103£ ; 5 per Cant. 1889 Loan, 103. Adelaide and New Zealand breadstuffs continue quiet and unchanged in price. Australian tallow remains firm at last quotations.
The tenders for the Hobart Town Loan of LIOOjOOO at 5 per cent., amounts to four times the sum required, at satisfactory prices
Paris, July 22.
A French Military Commission has been appointed to undertake the reorganisation of the Greek army, and its members will shortly proceed to Athens to commence their duties.
Berlin, July 22.
It is reported that England intends increasing the British fleet in the China Seas, which it is believed will be the means of averting war between Russia and China. Vienna, July 21.
It is announced that the Austrian 'Government has informed the Porte that it is determined tliat the decisions of the European Conference, recently held at Berlin, and the provisions of the Treaty of Berlin of 1878, so far as they relate to Montenegro, shall be executed in their entirety. The Austrian Government further informs the Porte that it will urge strict execution of the designs of the Conference and Treaty by all concerned. Calcutta, July 21.
Hews has been’ received from Cabul that, acting under the advice of the Indian Government, a number of most prominent adherents of Yakoob Khan have consented to accept Abdurrahan Khan as the new Ameer of Afghanistan. Calcutta, July 22. A dubar was held to-day, at which it was announced that the British Government would recognise the Ameership of Abdur Rahman a( Candahar. AUSTRAL! AH. [Per Rader's Agency.) Melboukne, July 21. The Opposition held a caucus to-day at ■which it was decided to support Mr. Lalor, the member for Grant, to the Speakership, and force a vote of want of confidence to-morrow.
Moderate business has been done in snstnrs, but the market. ‘ shows more activity. Now Zealand oats, Us. 7i.d. ; milling qualities show a .slightly improved tendency.
Meldouune July 22.
Mr. Mason, the member for South Gippsland, and a supporter of the Opposition in the Assembly, is a candidate for the position of Chairman of Committees. A writ has been served upon a Melbourne newspaper for L 5,000 damages, at the instance of Swallow and Ariel, for libel, in stating that the firm had dismissed several of their employees in connection with the recent elections.
When Parliament opened to-day, Mr. Lalor, the member for Grant, was elected Speaker on fthe motion of the Hon. Graham Berry, seconded by Mr. Gaunson, the member for Ararat. Mr, Berry notified that it had been agreed to adjourn the vote of want of confidence debate until to-morrow.
Sydney, July 23.
A fire broke out in the Victoria Theatre in Pitt street, shortly after the performance closed last night, and soon gained such hold that all efforts to extinguish it failed, and the building was completely destroyed. No lives were lost, and the buildings adjoining the theatre-were only slightly injured by the fire.
(Per Press Association.)
Auckland, July 23,
At the Board of Education’s meeting, an explanation from teachers was read respecting some alleged evasions of instructions respecting holidays. They denied any intention of disobeying instructions. The Board passed a resolution to the effect that there had been some neglect, but the Board held that no irregularities should occur in future.
The Industrial Home inquiry continued andthe evidence, of Mr. Barstow, R.M.,W, Homes, solicitor, and Mrs. Gavin, seamstress, was taken. The two former spoke strongly in favor of the management. Mr. Evans, Superintendent of Railways, New South Wales, who recently arrived in Auckland, and visits the South to inspect the tramways, and on private business, took his departure for Wellington last night by the Arawata. It is possible that, should Sir Henry Parkes consent, and Mr. Evans’ time and inclination permit, Government may avail themselves of his presence to obtain a report from him on the management of our railways. New Plymouth, July 23.
Four more natives were arrested at the camp to-day. The Hinemea has arrived for the purpose of taking the prisoners away.
Napier, July 23.
Nopi Te Apetu, leader of the Waipawa natives, has stopped a man ploughing within half a mile of the land in dispute. They unyoked the horses and threatened to' take the plough over the boundary. Wellington, July 22.
The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company report, under date, London, July 20 wool market is unchanged. Up to date, 290,000 bales have arrived. Wheat, Adelaide, is worth 50s. per 4961b5.; New Zealand, 48s. The tallow market is firm, best mutton being worth L 35 per ton ; best beef, L 32 10s. The leather market is firm ; best sides are worth llfd. per lb. The diamond rings seized by the police from the Adelaide bankrupt Gleich, and recently ordered by the Supreme Court to be returned, were offered for sale by auction. Previous to the sale, the Collector of Customs intimated that the Customs duties on the rings were not duly .paid, and the proceeds would have to be
forfeited. The sale proceeded, and a sum amounting to nearly Ll5O had to be paid to the Customs.
The Wakatipu, which left for Sydney this afternoon, will, on her return trip, bring down two racehorses—Lady Emma and Gitana —purchased by Sir Hercules Robinson from Mr. Lamond.
Wellington, July 23. Mr. Barnes’ house, Dixon street, was broken into last night. Nothing was abstracted, as the burglar was discovered. He decamped through the door, but the police having the description of the man arrested to-day a person named Charles Nicholson.
His Excellency’s two racehorses are to be prepared for November meeting at Christchurch.
Dunedin, July 23. William S. Goodison, cattle dealer, has been sentenced to twenty eight days imprisonment, without the option of a fine, for assaulting a publican named Moss, with a loaded whip. At 9.30 this morning a girl named M’Outchcon, aged si-, while going to school was run over by a tram-car at South Kensington. The L3OO reward in connection with the Athenaeum arson case has been distributed as follows :—Burtonshaw, L6O ; late Martin’s representatives, LSO ; Abrahams, LSO ; htykes, L3O : Mallard, L 45 ; Detective Neill, L 45; Mrs. Cofley, L2O. The reductions in the police force have commenced, Dunedin district is reduced by nine constables. Third class sergeants are reduced to the gra le of first-class constables.
Invercargill, July 23.
A young man named James Crowley was stabbed in the region of the heart, while in a suburban brothel. His assailant, one William Curran, was charged at the Police Court, and remanded. A boy named Charles Peters, aged ten, charged with stealing from the Baptist Chapel, has been committed to the Industrial School.
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