LATEST FROM EUROPE. (Per Reuter's Agency.) ROUT OF THE BRITISH ARMY. ANNIHILATION OF GENERAL BURROWS’ BRIGADE. GREAT EXCITEMENT IN LONDON. DESPATCH OF MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN. London-, Jnly 29. In the House of Commons to-day the Marquis of Hartington, Secretary of State for India, announced that he had received telegraphic news from India that a terrible disaster has befallen General Burrow’s brigade in Candahar. According to the telegram, the British force has been completely annihilated by the native tribes under Ayoub Khan. No further details have yet been received. Calcutta, July 29. Further details have come to hand regarding the disaster at Candahar. General Burrows’ Brigade, numbering 3,000 men, were attacked by Ayoub Khan’s forces 12000’strong; they lost two guns, and being outnumbered, fled. They were pursued for three miles, and became straggling, arriving in driblets at Candahar, where General Primrose with a force of 2,000 men took refuge in the citadel. The wires were cut by the enemy, which prevented their sending for reinforcements. Generals Phayre and Sandeman are now concentrating their forces on the Bolan London, July 29. The disaster to the the British troops in Candahar has caused a great sensation here, and it is stated that at the Cabinet Council held yesterday, it was decided to dispatch further troops to India as reinforcements for Afghanistan. Calcutta, July 29. It is reported from Afghanistan that in consequence of the hostile attitude of Yakoob Khan’s adherents at Ghuznee the evacuation of Cabul by the British troop will probably now be deferred.
Dunedin, July 29. At the Education Board to-day, a telegram was read from the Minister of Education, notifying a 10 per cent, reduction on all salaries, and asking the Board’s cooperation in retrenching expenditure. Dunedin, July 30. A woman named Elizabeth Martin has been received into the hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound. Her son, ten years of age, was playing with a loaded gun, and accidentally discharged it into the lower portion of her back. It is rumored that an explosion has occurred at Mullocky Gully, by which one man was killed and another seriously injnred.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 133, 31 July 1880
TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 133, 31 July 1880
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