LATEST FROM EUROPE(Per Reuter's Agency.) The Cape Troubles. Lonoon, Oct. 9,
The Cape mounted rifles, after a series of severe engagements, dispersed the Basutos. The other tribes have become troublesome. A rising among the Mohales is reported to be spreading. The Rondos and Galikos are restless and turbulent. Chafing at Delay. The Continental Press is angry at the delay in carrying out the conditions of the Berlin Treaty. Laycock. Arrangements are being made for a match between Laycock and Hosmer, of Boston, on the 2nd of November. On the 13th Laycock rows Hawdon, of New castle, for L2OO a-side, over the champion course. Ploods in Scotland. Severe floods occurred in Scotland. Considerable damage was done to agricultural produce and farm buildings and works. Montenegro, The Powers have determined to assist Montenegro with money. Italy suspects Russia of secretly encouraging the Porte to refuse or temporise respecting the Montenegrin difficulty.
The Markets. London'. Oct. 13.
Three per cent. Consols, 98 j. Adelaide wheat, per 4961b5., ex warehouse, 50s. 6d. Adelaide flour, per 2801b5., ex warehouse, 345. Gd. ; New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 455.'
The Irish Land League.
London, October 14.
Government is taking active measures for the purpose of prosecuting the leaders of the Irish league. Troops are being sent to the west coast of Ireland. The Basutos.
Latest intelligence from the Cape states that the Basntos have attacked Maseru, but after severe fighting, were ultimately repulsed
Not Very Bad. St. Petersburg, Oct. 13,
The Czar is indisposed, but the physicians report that the illness is not of a serious nature.
The United States Elections. New York, Oct. 13,
The elections for the United States House of Representatives have commenced. Returns to hand so far show that the Republicans have carried the elections in Indiana and Ohio —in the former by small, and in the latter by large majorities. Laid-up. Rome, Oct. 14.
Cardinal Kina, who was appointed by Pope Leo in 1878, Pontifical Secretary of State, has been compelled to resign that office owing to ill health. The Shah wants the Sultan to keep the Kurds in order. Teheran, Oct. 14.
As the Kurds, who have been pillaging the towns and villages in Western Persia, are composed of tribes inhabiting the Eastern portion of Asiatic Turkey, adjoining the Persian border, and have returned to their mountain fastnesses, the Shah has sent a request to the Sultan that Turkish troops should be sent to dislodge and punish the Kurds, and prevent any future eruption in his territory. AUSTRALIAN. (Per Renter's Agency.) Mata for the Cup. Melbourne, Oct. 14. Mata is backed for the Cup at 100 to 5. The Exhibition. Melbourne, Oct. 15.
The conversazione at the Exhibition last night was a complete success. Thirteen thousand persons were present. The building was illuminated by electric lights. Many courts, including the New Zealand one, were closed. The question of opening the Exhibition at night is being much discussed. Sir Herbert Sandford, the British Commissioner, has protested against it being done.
King George’s Sound, Oct. 13,
Arrived—P. and O. Co.’s steamer Malvva, from Galle, with the inward Suez mail, which left London on Sept. 10.
(Per Press Association.) The Patetere Block. Auckland. Oct. 15,
The purchasers of the Patetere lands intend publishing a book descriptive of the block, with a map, and will endeavor to sell portions of the property in England.
Spuds. The potatoes recently imported from Canterbury have been sold here at a loss.
Sir Julius Vogel. Sir Julius Vogel’s resignation has caused no surprise here. A Gambling Bankrupt. A meeting of Robinson’s creditors was held to-day. The trustee’s report showed that no cash book had been kept up to March last. The bankrupt had paid LSO to John Abbot for a loan of L 250 for three months, and L7O had been paid on gambling transactions. Large amounts had been squandered in drink, and the total liabilities amounted to L 4,386, the assets for dividend being L 1,445. The trustee reported that bankrupt had falsified his books. A resolution to prosecute bankrupt was postponed till next meeting. Drowned in a Water Cask. Dunedin, Oct. 15. A child four years of age was drowned to-day, through falling into a water cask.
Let Off. . . , In Caambers to-day, the Judge ordered the discharge of Alex. Annan and Henry Hood, concerned in the illicit distillation case near Palmerston. They were liberated on bail under a writ of habeas corpus , pending a determination as to the legality of their arrest, which is to be argued to-morrow.
An Offensive Railway Time Table. Invercargill, Oct. 15.
At a meeting of the Borough Council strong dissatisfaction was expressed at the reply sent by Government to the memorial asking them to revert to the railway time table of last August. It was resolved that the Mayor write again on the subject, and in the event of not receiving an early reply, that a deputation consisting of the Mayor and Councillors Thompson and Kingsland wait upon the Minister of Public Works at Dunedin or Wellington, and that the Chamber of Commerce and County Council be asked to co-operate with them by sending their President and Chairman respectively as members of the deputation. ■
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