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(Par Raiders Agency.) The Coming Aquatic Contest. London, Oct. 22,
Tricket and Laycock have returned from their trip to the Isle of Wight, and are again in training at Putney.
Held Responsible. London, Oct. 25.
Mr. Parnell made a speech at Galway, in which he stated that ho considered the House of Lords and Mr. Forster, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, were answerable for the murders which have been committed. He further believed that the sole remedy for the state of affairs which at present existed in Ireland was local autonomy. Moderation and Discretion.
The semi-official Agcnce Jtusse publishes an article, in which it strongly counsels Greece to act with moderation and discretion.
Members of the House of Commons to be Prosecuted for Conspiracy.
In consequence of’the serious nature of tho action which is being taken by the Irish Land League, and the increasing agitation in Ireland, the Government has decided to prosecute Messrs. Parnell, Dillon, Kelly, Biggar, Seyton, T. Sullivan, A. Sullivan, and T. R. O’Connor (who are all members of the House of Commons), together with the officers of the League, for conspiracy. It is rumored that the trial will + ake place in London. Can’t Agree. Constantinople, Oct. 23. The Convention of delegates from the Great Powers and Turkey, which has been sitting at Cettinje since Oct. 18, has failed to come to any understanding as to details in regard to the cession of Dulcigno. Tho sittings of the Convention have accordingly been suspended. Chili and Peru. New York, Oct. 25. The attempt which was made by the Powers to mediate between Chili and Peru, for the purpose of terminating hostilities, has proved a failure. The Basuto War. Capetown, Oct. 23. Telegrams from the seat of war in Basutoland report that, notwithstanding their recent defeat, the Basutos continue to act on the offensive. A lai’ge body of the enemy now threaten the rear of Colonel Clark’s position at Mafeting, which place he recently relieved with reinforcements of the Cape Rifles. AUSTRALIAN. (Per Reuter's Agency.) Obituary. Melbourne, Oct. 25. Mr. Howie’s horse Faublas, which was engaged for the Melbourne Cup and Champion race, but was recently scratched for the former event, is dead. The Budget. Mr. Bery makes his Budget Statement in the Assembly to-morrow. Condemned by its Friends. The Age to-day condemns the action of Government in reinstating Mr. Benjamin Berry to his position in the civil service. More Gold. Brisbane, Oct. 25. A 86 ounce nugget has been found near the surface on the Cauia goldfield. It is reported that there are rich quartz reefs in the same vicinity, but official confirmation is required. NEW ZEALAND (Par Press Asoocialion.) The Reductions. Auckland, To-day. It is not expected that the Public Works dismissals will affect Auckland, but four clerks in the Native Office have received notice. Private telegrams report that Major Heaphy retires from tho Commissionership of Native Reserves. Too High a Tariff. Complaints are made against the new railway tariff. One extensive scoriae contractor has made cheaper arrangements by means of carts for the conveyance of his stone. A Rumor. It is rumored that Laughlin O'Brien, late Registrar of the Supreme Court, has been appointed Native Lands Court J udge. Sugar-Beet. At the Auckland Institute last night, the cultivation of sugar-boot was strongly urged. New Publication. Christchurch, To-day. The first number of the “ New Zealand Illustrated Annual ” is to bo isssued early in November, One to SwingWellington, To-day. Tho Governor does not intend to interfere with the sentence of death passed on the Chinaman, Ah Lee, convicted of the Kyeburn murder. The Fijian’s case is under consideration. Fire. Dunedin, To-day. A fire broke out at a boarding-house in View street, occupied by Mrs. Wilkinson. The premises were completely gutted. The supposed cause is the bursting of a kerosene lamp. The furniture was insured in the United Office for £SO, and the building in the New Zealand Office for £350. ■What is Gambling ? At Lawrence, Mr. Carew dismissed all the informations against the Chinese gamblers, holding that there was no law making fan-tan an unlawful game.
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