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LATEST FROM EUROPE. (Per Reuter's Agency.) London, Ang. 30. Harvest operations in England are now nearly completed. The total yield will amount to 11,500,000 quarters. At the wool sales to-day, 7,400 bales were offered, making a total of 104,100 catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale showed a better demand. Lord Enfield has been appointed Undersecretary for Ireland. Im the House of Lords to-day, Earl Granville, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in reply to a question, said that the Great Powers were discontented at the Porte’s answer .regarding Montepegro, and were now, deliberating on their 'reply. He further, stated that orders had been given for warships to proceed to Ragusa.; In. the House of Lords the Hares and Rabbits Bill has been read a second time by a majority of 48. The match, Australians v. Eighteen of Hastings, at Hastings, was continued today. The Home team went in first, and were all disposed of for 245 runs. Spotforth and Bannerman were absent.

In the House of Lords to-day, Earl Granville, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, presented papers' relating to a Bill which had been introduced in the French Chambers providing for the payment of heavy bounties to French ship* pers. His Lordship, inlaying the papers on the table of the. House, said that the bounties were contrary, to the spirit of the existing Anglo-French commercial treaty and would operate injuriously on English trade.

i The Homeward/ mails, via San Francisco, which left, Auckland on July 20, were delivered to-day. In the House of Commons to-day, the adjourned debate in Committee on the Irish Constabulary vote was resumed. Further discussion took place, but the Irish members abandoned the obstruction, which they had pursued on Friday night. Mr. Parnell made a speech in the course of which he promised to use his influence to prevent outrages in Ireland, and ensure order in that country. The vote for the Constabulary was then passed, and the Committee proceeded with the other Estimates. Paris, Aug. 30. All Jesuit schools and other similar establishments in France have been closed, in accordance with decrees of the French Chambers. The . schools had been evacuated by the inmates prior to their' being visited by police for formal closing. ' Calcutta, Aug. 30. Intelligence has been received here today that Khelat-i-Ghilzai has been evacuated, and the British troops which formed the garrison here have joined the relieving force under General Roberts, who has continued his march towards Candahar. News has also been received that the* Pathan tribes who recently attacked the British garrison at Kachmadan, near the Bolan Pass, but were repulsed and severely punished, have now been disarmed by the force which was sent against them. Further intelligence received states that General Phayre’s army is now marching combinedly with General Roberts’ on Ayoub Khan’s position at Argandah to the north of Candahar. It now transpires that the Pathan tribes, i]3.vg been disarmed by .the British force, consisted. thp" jnh^itant?"pf country to the northrwest of Kurrachee, in Scinde, which place they were threatening, not Kachmadan. AUSTRALIAN. [By cable from Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, Aug. 31. Parliament reassembled to-day. Bills for the purpose of the abolition of plural votipg, ‘and fpr the reduction pf the Go-, yerpnj/s“ ppd Mipi§ter§’ §alarje§ wei? notified, Sailed—Te Anau, for the Bluff.

INTERPROYINCIAL. (Per Press Association.) Auckland, Sept. 1. Mr. Blanchard, Inspector of the Colonial Bank, has died at the Northern Club, of bronchitis. ' A mare belonging to Mr. M‘Gee dropped a fine foal to Musket, but the

box being small it broke its leg and had to be killed.

Captain Mowbray has resigned the 'command of the Auckland Scottish owing to* - ill health.

Westport, Sept. 1. Mr. John Munro, as agent for the St. Kilda Steam Shipping Company, has purchased the first cargo of the .Westport Colliery Company’s coal, and will despatch the St. Kilda for Wanganui direct, on this evening’s tide. The St. Kilda has rbeen detained here a week owing to there ibeing only five feet of water'd! the bar. Last week's .clearing up at the Alpine. Company claims at Lyell was fully, up to to the mark, three hundred -and sixty ounces amalgam for one hundred .and .fifty tons a. one being .obtained. The average thickness of the reef is twentyfour feet. Operations at the United Victory claim, New Creek, Lyell, are stopped, pending the registration of the Company. This property; is described as equal to any yet opened at-the LyelL Owing to the Borough Council withdrawing the subsidies, and public subscriptions failing oil - , the district hnspital affairs are nearly at a standstill.; The committee have resolved to hand the institution over to Government and this decision has been 'telegraphed*td the Colonial-Secretary. Wellington, Aug. 31. -Only eleven entries have as yet been received for the 24 hoars’ pedestrian .match to be held here ‘on the 1 Oth amj 11th prox. The . principal are Brooks { and Delaney, Dunedin ; Swan, Christchurch ; Webber,' Wellington ; ' Nearey, .. Wan-’ ganui;. and. O.’Connor, Timaru. - ~ Invercargill, ,3epf- 1. .'Much dissatisfaction is fold' at the 'Government railway time table ’ being altered to suit the Waimea Plains Company. Tlie Chamber of Commerce intend to hold a meeting on the subject, and probably a public meeting will be called. Under the ‘new arrangement, many country settlers can only rerhain an hour in town. A daily - train is being run to Kingstown contrary, to the recommendation of the’ Railway Commission, although it is known that two weekly trains would do, the work.

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 147, 2 September 1880

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