LATEST FROM EUROPE. (Reuter's Telegrams.) London, July 31. Arrived —Margaret Galbraith and Coriolanus, from Lyttelton ; Comadre, from Timaru ; at New York, Eleanor Vernon, from Auckland. August 2. The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone is suffering from slight congestion of the lungs, with feverish symptoms. To-day being a bank holiday, all the markets are closed. The Government have recalled Sir Bartle Frere from the Governorship of the Cape Colony. The cricket match, Australians v. Gloucestershire county team, at Clifton, was resumed to-day. The attendance at the match was very large throughout the day. The Australians went in first, and were all out for 110 runs, M’Donnell being caught after making forty-two. The Home team then went in for their first innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had lost six wickets for 120. Mr. Gladstone is doing as well as can be expected from the nature of his illness, but the feverish symptoms which accompany congestion of the lungs still continue. August 3. The illness of the Right Hon. Mr. Gladstone has caused great excitement in England and abroad. He still continues, however, to improve, but it is believed that he will be unable to attend the House of Commons during the remainder of the session. Paris, August 2. The French millitary commission, which was to have proceeded to Greece to reorganise the Greek army, has been abandoned. Constantinople, Aug. 3. The Turkish forces in .the district of Epirus and Thessaly have been increased to the extent of 50,000 troops, in view of possible hostilities with Greece. Calcutta, August 2. The telegraph line has been cut between the Indian frontier and Cabul. According to the latest news from Afghanistan, Ayoob Khan is quiescent, and has not taken any steps to follow up his victory. General Burrows continues his defensive measures, and has brought back all his infantry to Candahar. August 3. Further details are to hand regarding the attack made on General Burrows at Candahar by Ayoub Khan’s forces. 20 officers and 400 British troops, with 800 friendly Natives, have been killed and wounded.
AUSTRALIAN. [Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, August 2. A verdict of temporary insanity has been brought in against Greer, who shot his wife and a Frenchman named Sounclrey, at the Opera House, through a fit of jealousy. The following list of the new Ministry has been submitted to his Excellency the Governor by Mr. Berry :—Premier, Mr. Berry; Chief Secretary, Mr. Smith ; Minister tor Education, Mr. B. Patterson; Minister for Railways, Mr. N. M. K. Yale; Treasurer or Attorney-General, Mr. R. Richardson ; Minister for Lands, Mr. G. D. Langridge ; Minister jj for Public Works. Mr. H. R. Williams; Minister for Mines, Mr. A. T. Clark. The office of Commissioner of Customs and others are unfilled. Melbourne, Aug. 3.Professor Pearson and Mr. Robert D. Reid, members of the Legislative Council will join Mr. Berry’s Ministry without portfolios. Sailed —Rotorua, for Bluff. The portfolio of Postmaster-General in Mr. Berry’s Ministry is still unfilled. It is expected that Sir John O’Shanassy will assume an independent attitude in the Assembly during the present session. In the re-election of Ministers, several are being opposed. The P. and O. Co. ’s steamer Matara, with the inward Suez mail, which left London on July 2nd, arrived at King George’s Sound to-day.
INTERPROYIN 01AL. (Per Press Association.) Auckland, August 2. The French warship Duichen has sailed for Tahiti. At the inquest on the body ef Mrs. Stone, Otahutu, found dead in the street, the evidence showed that death had resulted from heart disease. The colt, by Thunderbolt, otit of Lyra, purchased from Mr. R. H. D. Fergusson, of Gorton, by Sir Hercules Robinson, will be shipped by the Rotomahana for Wellington to-morrow. The Industrial Home enquiry is closed.
Mr. Habens returns to Wellington tomorrow. and will report to Government. New Plymouth, Aug. 3. Another hatch of native prisoners, twelve in number, wore brought into town by the constabulary last night. The natives have hitherto given their captors little or no trouble, but those brought into town last night were a very obstinate lot. When taken out of their cells this morning they refused to return to them when ordered to do so, and the gaoler had to summon the constabulary, who had considerable trouble in putting the prisoners back into the cells of the gaol. Two or three serious scuffles ensued between the constabulary and the natives before they were safely lodged. The following are the names of the prisoners, some of whom arrested are among the worst of their race :—Te Whemaroa, Hata, Wainui, Rangapana, Teoto, Roto, Wharawhera, Te Kau, Hike, Tainui, Hotupai, and Rangawharoa. New Plymouth, Aug. 4. Eight more natives, engaged fencing, have been arrested and brought to town this evening. On the arrival of the Hinemoa to-morrow morning, the prisoners (numbering forty) will embark, and be taken on to Lyttelton direct. Wellington, Aug. 3. The latest official information about the Lake Mapourika diggings, near Okarito, is that about sixty miners are in that locality, and five parties on gold. The statements of the miners vary as to the value of the claims, and nothing appears to be trustworthy upon this head. It is believed that a fairly payable goldfield will be developed, but it will take time, and an immediate rush is to be deprecated. At the Education Board to-day it was stated that the funds were in such a position lhat no reduction in salaries could be made before the beginning of the year. A motion that the Bible be read in schools was withdrawn. A severe shock of earthquake was felt here at three this morning. It was the heaviest experienced here for years past. A man named Yause, arrested yesterday for threatening to shoot his wife, was charged at the Magistrate’s Court this morning with lunacy. He had admitted that his action was due to excessive drinking. Case remanded until Thursday for medical examination. Wellington, August 4. The nautical enquiry into the recent accident to the barque Malay has been adjourned, to enable the Magistrate, Assessor, and Counsel to visit the locality of the accident. Henry Mace’s house, on his station, near Foxton, was destroyed by fire last night. Dunedin, Aug. 3. The libel case, Samuel Slessinger, veterinary surgeon, v. T. R. Wheeler, was heard to-day in the Supreme Court. The action was for LSOO damages for the publication of plaintiff’s name in the Bankruptcy Gazette. A verdict for 20s. damages was given.
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