LATEST FROM EUROPE. ( jßenter's Telegrams.) Calcutta, Aug. 4. Orders have been given to General Roberts to march with the northern division of the British array in Afghanistan, numbering 10,000 men, to the relief of General Burrows, at Candahar. General Roberts has further been ordered to act in conjunction with the troops under Generals Phayre and Sandeman from the Rolan Pass, so that the combined forces may operate against Ayoub Khan. It now transpires that the telegraph line between Cabul and the frontier was not cut by the hostile tribes, as was at first supposed, but was interrupted from some other cause. Intelligence has been received from Afghanistan that Ayoub Khan has advanced to Merkareg for the purpose of attacking British troops under General Phayre who reached Chaman recently from the Bolan Pass on their way to reinforce General Burrows at Candahar, but were unable to proceed owing to the disturbed state of the country. It is further stated that Ayoub is sending a strong force to intercept supplies from the Bolan Pass. London, Aug. 3. The Right Hon. Mr. Gladstone is progressing favorably. The fever is diminishing; The match between the Australians and the Gloucestershire county team, at Clifton, was continued to-day. The Home team went in to finish their innings, and were all disposed of for 191 runs. Palmer took six wickets. The Australians then went in for their second innings, and were all out for 246 runs. Macdonnell was caught for 79 ; Bonner was also caught for 35. The attendance at the match was very large. The fielding of the Home team was very loose. London, Aug. 4. The cricket match, Australians versus the Gloucestershire County Eleven, at Clifton, was resumed to-day, when the Home team went in for their second innings, and were all disposed of for 97 runs, the Australians thus scoring another victory by 68 runs. Spofforth took seven wickets. They play at Sunderland on the 12th. In the House of Lords last night the Irish Tenants Compensation Bill, which was sent up from the House of Commons came under discussion. After debate, the rejection of the Bill was moved and carried by 282 to 51. Mr. Gladstone still continues to improve. The feverish symptoms have now ceased, but he still remains weak. Aug. 5. Mr. Gladstone continues to progress well, though slowly. Sixty-three Liberal Peers voted with the majority in rejecting the Bill for compensation to Irish tenants. The homeward mails via San Francisco, which left Auckland on June 22 were delivered here yesterday. Constantinople, Aug. 5. Midhat Pasha’s resignation of the Governorship of Syria has been accepted and ho has now been appointed Governor of Smyrna. Mauritius, July 26. There is nothing shipping for Australia, owing to sugar arriving slowly.
AUSTRALIAN. (Per Tenter's Agency.) . Melbourne, Aug. 4. Arrived.—Arawata, from the Bluff. New Zealand oats, 2s. 7d. to 2s. Bd. per bushel, with a firm and active demand. Kevern, who has been charged with embezzlement of the Bank of New Zealand fund at Marton, has again been remanded. Melbourne, Aug. 5. Sugar supplies are small, and sales are progressing firmly, at Id. higher. Soundry, the Frenchman who was shot by Greer at the Opera-house a, few nights ago, is now better, and has seft the hospital. Ned Kelly will be put on his trial at Boeohworth. Mr. D. Gaunson defends the outlaw. Cooktown, August 0. The Eastern and Australian Mail Company’s steamship Normanby has arrived from Singapore with the Torres Straits mail. She brings the following items of Eastern news The Chinese preparations for war with Russia continue unabated, and there is reason to believe that the warlike feeling is undiminished at Pekin. Six thousand French troops will occupy Tonquin, in Cochin China, in September. Piracy is rife at the present time in Chinese waters. INTERPRO YIN Cl AL. (Per Press Association.) Napier, Aug. 5. The prisoner Hewson, who last criminal sessions was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and twenty-five lashes, received his flogging yesterday. The operation was performed privately. The general impression is that the whipping was a farce. The man who wielded the cat, was allowed to disguise himself by blacking his face, and thought the whole thing should be carried out to the satisfaction of the prisoner. At the Gas Company’s annual meeting to-day, a dividend was declared equal to 12 h per cent. L 928 was carried to the reserve fund. Gisborne, Aug. 6. There is much dissatisfaction expressed with the mode of procedure adopted by the Native Lands Court in the transaction of business before it. Application will shortly be made to adjourn for six months, and a petition will be sent to the Native Minister, praying that another Judge might be sent to conclude the business. The desire for a long time past has been that Judge Fenton should preside in the district as Judge. The natives are apply* ing cn masse for their cases to be aijourned. Wellington, August 6 A landslip on the face of one of the hills cloao abutting on the Pioton harbor, has disclosed a fourteen feet seam of good marketable brown coal, which, tested, proves of fair steaming qualities. A young man named John Blair, formerly a clerk at Timaru, was arrested this morning on a charge of embezzling L 5 155., moneys of the Government. He was remapdedfor a week.’
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