LATEST EUROPE (Pet Reuter's Agency.) Back Again. General Sir Frederick Roberts has arrived in England from India. The Cape War. Capetown, Nov. 17. Intelligence has been received that tho rebel Basutos and other hostile tribes have been repulsed by Transkei’s militia. The enemy lost 10 killed ; and the militia lost one officer and two Fingoes. Turkey and her Troubles. Constantinople, Nov, 17. Dervish Pasha has now established a complete cordon of Turkish troops around Dulcigno, with a view to successfully operate against the Albanians in the event of their forcibly resisting the cession. The Porte had ordered the calling out of 40,000 rediffs, or troops of reserve, for service against the Greeks, should hostilities arise over the frontier question. A portion of the force would also be employed in Albania. Alarming Condition of Agram.—The Town Threatened with Total Annihilation. Vienna, Nov 17. A severe earthquake has again been experienced at Agram, which has suffered further destruction. It is generally anticipated that the whole town will, if the shocks continue, be completely swallowed upAUSTRALIAN. (Per Reuter's Agency.) Out of MischiefSydney, Nov. 12. The Quirinda Bank robbers have been sentenced to twelve years’ imprisonment. Tho Queensland Steel Rail Purchase Scandal. Brisbane, To-day. The Legislative Assembly last night passed a resolution appointing Mr. King, at present Queensland Commissioner for the Melbourne Exhibition, a member of the Royal Commission of enquiry into the purchases of steel rails in England, whither he will proceed, and act in conjunction with a colleague to be appointed by the Secretary of State for the Colonies. A Libel Suit. In the libel action, Mr. Grisley Lukin, editor of the Brisbane Courier, versus the proprietors of the Australian and local reli"ious organ, a verdict has been returned for plaintiff with damages, LBOO. NEW ZEALAND (Per Press Asooeiat/ion.} To Lunatics. Auckland, To-day. The new wing of the Lunatic Asylum is almost completed. The Thin Edge of the Wedge. The Auckland Scripture Gift Association sent a memorial to the Hon. Mr. Roll estop, asking permission to put up in the public schools large placards with the Lord’s Prayer and th® Ten Commandments.
The Te Aroha Goldfields. There are one hundred and fifty prospectors at Te Aroha. Many men are going from the Waikato. The natives demand an instalment of LI,OOO before consenting to open the field. Mr. Whitaker made a counter proposal, and a successful result of the negotiation is anticipated in a few days. Grahamstown, To-day. A proclamation regarding the Te Aroha goldfield appears in this evening’s paper. The field is to be opened on the 25th hist., at 11 o’clock in the morning. An. Unruly Son. A son of Mr. W. Swanson, M.H.8., for Newton, was bound over this morning to keep the peace in the sum of LIOO for fighting. An Escape. Dunedin, To-day. Thomas Hardy, alias Smith, an invalid prisoner,, working in the Botanical Gardens, feigned illness, and while the warder’s attention: was directed to some other prisoners, effected his escape. He was recaptured at Green Island this afternoon. ... The Opera. Invercargill, To-day. Martin Siraonsen’s Opera commences a New Zealand tour here on the 20th hist.
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