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LATEST FROM EUROPE. (Per Reuter's Agency.) London, July 30. In accordance with the decision of the Cabinet, 5,000 troops of all arms have been ordered to proceed to India next .month to reinforce the British army in Afghanistan. -• In the House of Lords Earl Granville made a statement concerning the disaster .-, at Candahar. Ho said that, though further details to hand were reassuring, the defeat of the British troops would most probably prolong the war, and it had been decided to send reinforcements. Calcutta, July 30. According to the latest news from Afghanistan, there is great excitement ‘ amongst the tribes in South Candahar at the retreat of the British before Ayqub . Khan. Desultory fighting is proceeding at the British outposts with a detached body of the enemy. The troops under General Phayre, who have reached. Chaman from the Bolari Pass,, on their way to Candahar, are unable to advance until strongly reinforced, owing to the disturbed state of the country. Calcutta, July 29. Further details of the engagement between Yakoub’s army and General Burrows’brigade in Candahar prove that the first accounts of the disaster were greatly exaggerated. General Burrows and the chief officers of his force reached* the citadal at Candahar in safety. No details have yet been received as to _ the extent of the loss sustained by the British troops. July 30. General Phayre’s reinforcements have reached Chaman. London, July 30. Three per cent consols, 98. There is an active demand for most descriptions' of hides. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 16,750,000. ■ Consolf, 98 The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,730,000 quarters. Best Australian mutton tallow is quoted at 355. fid. July 31. The Right Hon. J. G. Dodson, President of the Local Government Board in the Gladstone Ministry, who was unseated for Chester, owing to corrupt practices of--; his agent at the election, has been elected for Scarborough, Sir H. Johnson having - retired in his favor. In the House of Lords the Irish Relief Bill has passed through Committee., In the House of Commons a Bill has. been read a second time for conferringprivileges on Irish tenants, with regard to 1 ’ J shooting hares and rabbits. ’AC. The cricket match, Australians v: Eighteen of the Alexandra Club, played at Crewe, in Cheshire, was resumed today, the Australians continuing their: ihr-A nings. Having dost on the day' previous-.'; two wickets for 61 runs, they were all dis-. - posed of for 257 runs, Blackham. being ; - caught for 49 runs; In the.; second; innings of the Home team, eight wickets have been lost for 29 runs.' The attend- . ance at the match was only moderate, and; it was drawn in favor of the Australians. The Great Powers have declined the proposal made by. Turkey to re-open the question of the rectification of the Greek frontier. .... The wool arrivals to date amount to 3,000,000 bales. The probable quantity for sale will be 320,000 bales. The- tone of the market is quiet. Constantinople, July 30. . i The Porte now proposes to cede Dul- ; cigro to Montenegro, so as to avoid action on the part of the European Powers. Servia is busily engaged making .warlike pre-; . parations and mobilising her army. AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, July 30. The negotiations for the formation of a' new Ministry, which have taken place between Sir. J. O’Shanassy, Mr. Berry, Mr. Wrixon, the member for Portland, and Sir Bryan O’Loghlen, are noW-d broken off, and Mr. Berry has summoned a meeting of Liberals for Monday. The demand for sugars continues activo at further advances. Melbourne, July 31. Greer, who shot at his wife and a Frenchman named Soundry, and afterwards shot himself, at the Opera-house on Saturday, last, has succumbed to ■ his> injuries. Mrs. Greer and Soundry are recovering from their wounds. Melbourne, Aug. 1. Ned Kelly has been sent to Beechwood. Sydney, July 30. Hennessy’s brandy in ; bulk j quarters, 10s. to 10s. 3d.; kerosene, diamond, per gallon, Is, 7d. ; Devoe’s kerosene, Is. Bd. per gallon; candles, D.R.J.’s, per lb., 7d. to 7|d. ; maize, per 601 b., 2s. Id. to 2s. 3d. Adelaide, June 30. Adelaide wheat, 4s. 2d, to 45.. 3d. per ; bushel; market dull. Adelaide flour, <; L 9 15s. to LlO per ton; flat, and little doing. Freights are unchanged. INTERPROYINCIAL. ; (Per Press Association. ) Auckland, August 2. The Auckland Timber Company have declared a dividend of 10 per cent. A ferocious assault was committed - on Constabale Dews at Panmure by a man named Jas. Hogan. A warrant is out for Hogan’s arrest. The cutter Fanny has been wrecked at Kawau. No lives lost. Gisborne, July 31. Mr. W. L. Rees, solicitor, was a passenger yesterday, per Ringarooma, fot*, ■ Wellington, to attend and give evi- ; oence before the Parliamentary Com-c'; : mittee relative to the LSOOpaid him .as a o retainer for the Waimate inatives" last session. He will also.endeavorito .induce. Government to incorporate in the Native • ■ Land Sales Bill certain provisions con-; tained in his East Coast Land Titles Bill,. , relative to land recently conveyed in trust. The severest shock of earthquake felt ‘ for years was experienced about 1.30 a. m. this morning, lasting for thirty seconds, and travelling from a southerly to northerly direction. . Another shock, less severe, occurred fifteen minutes afterwards. No damage was done. An old Wellington resident, on a visit here, says .<■ it!was the severest shock he has felt fortwenty years. Just before dusk the preceding evening a most brilliant meteor;.;, was observed. Wellington, July 31. At the R.M. Court this morning, Johm Doren was committed for trial on a. charge of stabbing another man, named" Campbell. Three hundred and-twenty-five exhibit* -

have been received for the Melbourne Exhibition. Dr. Hector leaves for Melbourne in a fortnight. The Exhibition opens on the Ist October. The police reductions commence today. Several of the police stations in the country districts are to be done away with. Wellington, August 2. A man named Vuse, a saddler, was arrested to-day charged with threatening to shoot his wife. On being searched forty-four bullets were found on him. At the Supreme Court, in the case of the Bank of New Zealand v. Schwartz, a claim of L 720, balance of account, judgment was giren for the plaintiff. Timartj, July 31. For asking the time and running off with a watch, Charles Williams has been committed for trial. The child which a fortnight ago was bitten severely by a pig, died in the hospital last night from blood-poisoning. The steamer Ino, which was wrecked at Port Molyneux, was insured as follows : Hull, LSOO in the South British, L 450 in the Victoria. Cargo, L 250 in the South British. The Waimea Railway was opened today. An excursion train, conveying 100 invites, left Dunedin this morning. At Gore, Mr. Bastings declared the line formally opened. The vital statistics for July give— Births, 163 ; deaths, 53; marriages, 39. The revenue for July is L 28,771. Dunedin, Aug. 2. Alexander Cameron committed suicide by jumping down-a well at Maori Hill on Saturday. He was a married man, with a family. At Tapanui, Peter Boyne committed suicide by poisoning. He was an old settler. There was a free distribution of meat and bread by two city tradesmen on Saturday night. It was largely availed of, and over 400 loaves were given away. Dunedin, August 2. For a breach of the Registration Act, - in refusing to certify as to the cause of the death of a patient. Dr. Burrows was fined a nominal penalty. Balclutha, August 2. McKenzie, Thompson, and Co.’s store was broken into between Saturday night and Monday morning. The burglar gained admittance by removing the glass and frame of the back window. The desk had been searched, and the lock of the safe had also been tried, without effect. Nothing was missed out of the store. The police are investigating the matter.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 134, 3 August 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 134, 3 August 1880