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{Per Reuter's Agency. ) London, Sept. G.

The match between the All England team and the Australians was commenced to-day. The Home team went in first to the wickets, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had lost eight wickets for 410 runs. Mr. W. Gv Grace scored 152 s run. The attendance was very large. The fielding of the Australians was excellent, and the weather throughout the day was very fine. A capital wicket .was pitched, and the ground ‘was in good order. Spofforth was absent.' In the House of Lords to-day, Bail Granville, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, took occasion to refev to the debates which have taken place in the House of Commons on the subject of rejection by the Lords of the Irish Registration of Voters Bill. His lordship, in . the course of his remarks, said he desired to disavow any sympathy with the tenor of the speeches made by his colleague, Mr. W. B. Forster, Chief Secretary for Ireland, who had blamed the Lords for persisting in a course calculated to lead to the necessity for a change in the English constitution.

Calcutta, Sept. 6.

Further intelligence has been received of the engagement between the British troops and Ayoub Khan in Candahar. Details show that General Roberts feigned an attack in full force on Ayoub’s entrenchments at Babawhir and Kabal. He succeeded in turning the enemy’s position, when they found their retreat cut off by an overwhelming force in theii rear, by which they were completely 'routed. ■ Calcutta, Sept. 7. Intelligence has been received r from Candahar that Ayoub Khan is retreating with all possible speed along the road ia Herat, and is accompanied by Hassim Khan, and a large body of Heratee cavalry. AUSTRALIAN. (By cable from Reuter's Agency .) Melbourne. Sept. 7. Mr. Elsden succeeds Mr. Higginbotham % late Engineer-in-Chief. Melbourne, Sept. 8--In the Legislative Assembly last night, David Gaunson was elected Chairman of Committees. Several Ministerialists protested against his election. Sxdnet, Sept. 7. The decision in the case against the Evening, News for contempt of Court- has been deferred.

Brisbane, Sept. 7. The Premier has ratified the mail contract via Torres Strait, without reference to the proceedings which took place in the Legislative Assembly on the part of the Opposition. Adelaide, Sept. 7. The Sorata has settled down. Cargo is still being transhipped, and it is hoped to save 1,500 tons. INTERPROYINCIAL. (Per Press Association. ) Auckland, Sept. 8. Sir Hercules Robinson and party landed at Russell, and visited the scenes of the first Maori war. The Rotomahana sailed at six to-night. The Auckland Licensing Bench refused every application for new houses. The non-arrival of the Waikato contingent of kickists deepens a feeling of dubiety as to Auckland’s chance in the forthcoming football contest with the Wellington team. New Plymouth, Sept. 8. The wreck of the Rangatira was sold this afternoon, and purchased by Boswell and Co., lightermen, for L 55. The cargo, which is covered by South British Insurance for L7OO, fetched L 67 10s. The boats fetched L 23 2s. An official enquiry commences on Friday. Wellington, Sept. 6. His Honor the Chief Justice will be sworn-in as Acting-Governor at noon to-morrow. The Hinemoa, bound to Lyttelton, from New Plymouth, with prisoners, arrived this morning. The Premier shortly afterwards visited the steamer, and inspected the natives. When interrogated with regard to their captivity, they expressed j their implicit faith in Te Whiti, and I averred that a year hence the attitude of I the Maori and European would be J reversed. I PER WAKATIPU AT WELLINGTON. I (Special io the Sydney Herald,) London, Aug. 31. General Roberts has arrived at Candahar. Ayoub Khan has withdrawn his entire force to Argundate, north of the city. He was prevented by the Cabul regiments from retiring to Girishk and Helmiond. • General Phayre’s intended co-operation with General Roberts has been delayed. Four land meetings were held in Ireland on Sunday, when resolutions were passed in favor of abolishing landlordism. Mr. Gladstone has visited Daitmouth, Falmouth, Dublin, and Greenock.' He met with an enthusiastic reception at Dublin, and in reply to a deputation at Greenock, he admitted his health was improved. (Sydney Evening Neivs special.) London, Aug. 30. Khelat has been evacuated and the Khan’s garrison ordered to join General Roberts’ army. From all parts of Afghanistan there come reports of scarcity of fodder, and the horses employed in the military service had to be put on half allowance. Advices from Beloochistan state that the native population are restless, and disturbances are feared. Serious discontent prevails among the Pathans, and at Kurrachee, the principle, seaport town of Scinde, in Hindostan. Fearing a revolt, the British Minister ordered their disarmament, and has taken steps to be prepared for any emergency. The Czar of Russia has started for Lividia, and will spend the winter there.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 150, 9 September 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 150, 9 September 1880

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