LATE CABLE NEWS.
London, November 22. The farmers’ laborers in Ireland have recently commenced an agitation against the tenant farmers. They have declared them worse than the landlords. Mr. Parnell sought to appease the laborers, by promising them a share in the grass lands of Ireland when the Land League succeeds in abolishing landlordism. The law officers of the Crown are engaged in preparing an information to be filed against the office-bearers and prominent members of the ? Land League. It is stated that the trials in 1843, when the leaders in the rebel movement were indicted, will serve as a model for the prosecution. Mr. Forster has written a letter, stating that, though the first duty of a Government is to protect life and property, protection should be afforded without prejudice to the safeguards to personal liberty, and exceptional legislation on the land question should not be resorted to until the resources of constitutional power have been exhausted.
A reward of £2OO has been offered for the apprehension and conviction of the persons who placed the packet of dynamite ; on the London r and Northwestern, railway on the 12th of September. The advertisement gives a description of the person who procured a similar substance on the 2nd of September,’ and 'a'^^-i/w7<?;oftos v wTitinif;. An enquiry is proceeding before the Election Commission re elections at Chester, Naresborongh, Bandon, Ganbury,: Oxford; Gloucester, arid Boston. It is expected that there will be evidence proving the grossest and most widespread bribery and corruption., at those places during the last election. Conservatives and Liberals are said/ to be equally guilty. v A meeting of the - Farmers’ Alliance has. been held in London,' under - the presidency of Mr. James Howard,; M.P., when a resolution was passed re-
questing the Government to deal.immediately with a law in the direction of securing to tenants their outlay, on improvements, and also with the abolition of the law for distress for rent, .
A Shanghai letter to the Times says that the Russian armaments are steadily increasing and’concentrating at Vladivostock, in view of a possible rupture between Russia and China. The Rus'sians now have an enormous force in the Pacific waters. Next spring they would-be able, if negotiations fail, to,present an ultimatum to China.
: The German press exhibits some soreness with-regard to the treatment of German exhibitors at the Melbourne International Exhibition, and complain that all the best positions were assigned to other nationalities. •'
The Government is taking active measures to punish all endeavoring to intimidate landlords and : tenants who continue to pay rent. With regard to the case at Balluirobe, where a landlord was ostracised, and to whose asistance a large body of soldiers and volunters were recently sent, a strict enquiry has been made in order to ascertain the names of the most active of the intimidatofs, and 100 arrests have been made inconsequence. The prisoners have been charged with the offence preparatory to their being placed on trial. ; . Laycock has issued a challenge to row Wallace Ross over the . champion course. for 200 or 500 a side. The London Sportsman, commenting on the performance of Laycock in the Hop Bitters contest, urges a match between Laycock and Hanlan for the Championship of the World.
The City of Glasgow Bank committee has resolved to retain the New Zealand land assets until the market is more favorable.
The Pall Mall Gazette contrasts the position of Victoria and New South Wales as two equally democratic communities, and believes ; that Victoria continually falling behind will cause a speedy change of policy. . . ,r,... The fears which were? entertained some time ago that a collision would occur between the constabulary and peasantry have been realised. A strong party of police proceeded' yesterday to' Ballina, County Mayo, one of thecentfes of the Land League, for the purpose of arresting several prominent leaders whom the Government intended to prosecute for conspiracy and 'intimidation. The people of the. town, on learning the intention .of the constables, assembled in lafge numbers, many . of, them being armed* and obstructed the police, in the execution of their duty. They refused to disperse when called upon, and attacked the police. A sanguinary encounter ensued, resulting in several police being seriously wounded. A large number of persons were finally arrested. Further disturbances are apprehended, and everything possible has been done to strengthen the police. A Capetown telegram says;—Further intelligence of a disquieting character was received, to-day, showing- that the hostilities of the native tribes. are extending, and assuming ..more .serious proportions. The Daly tribe, which has hitherto maintained a friendly attitude to the British Government, has now revolted and attacked the British Residency at Lorinda. - Failing a capture upon the first occasion, the attack was renewed with no better success. A gallant defence was made by those belonging to the Residency, and the enemy were repulsed. The situation generally is becoming serious, and it is now manifest that the colony must put forth its utmost strength to crush the hostile tribes.
A telegram from Constantinople received to-day says : —The actual outbreak of hostilities took place on Monday, when the Turkish troops under Dervish Pasha surrounded the town, and certain Albanians fired the first shots, and were replied to by the Turkish soldiers, without serious casualties on either side. Dervish Pasha maintained the position which hedias taken up in the neighborhood of Dulcigno, and now awaits further instructions from bis Government.
A Cape Town cablegram, giving later intelligence from the seat of war, reports that a great battle was fought on Saturday, November 13th, between a body of colonial troops, numbering 1,500, and an immense gathering of Basuto tribes, estimated at 5,000. They were known to have been concentrating for some time past, and all the available colonial troops were consequently concentrated to meet them. On the day mentioned, it ivas determined to make an attack bn the enemy, which was accordingly done. The Basutos made only a brief resistance before taking.tp flight. They were pursued by the cavalry for a considerable distance with great slaughter. Three hundred Basutos were killed, and the total loss on the colonial side was only six. November 24,,
The wish expressed by the sporting press of England to bring about a race between Trickett, Hanlan, and Laycock has proved resultless. Hanlan asked for six weeks’ time; Laycock, being anxious to meet him, offered to defer his departure from England for that period, and Hanlan then made it a condition of the match that there should be a level bet of Li,ooo in addition to the usual stake of L2OO aside. Both Trickett and Laycock intend to meet him at Toronto next year.
[From a cablegram in another column, it will be seen that Laycock and Hanlan will shortly contest the championship].
Hanlan has started bn avisit to Paris.
: Messrs, Longmans and Co. have paid LiOjOoo for “ Endymion,” by Lord Beaconsfield. .*.» ••• T ‘ . The Times states that General Nicolson has been appointed ‘Governor of Tasmania. ...
•Prince Bismarck is unwell and unable to attend to his duties. . , . ii, Bombay, Nov. 5. Gandahar will be held by our troops during the coming winter. There is no dptlbt but that Government'jntenc|s to withdraw when it can 'be done * with urvVrto: cor-iirit,r tllA HPSCP nf A fob fl n IS-
Gandahar will be held by our troops during the coming winter. There is no dptlbt but that Governmqntjntenc|s to.;, withdraw when it can 'be done * with' some; security to the peace of Afghanistan ; but, op oyr.-depav[uro would assuredly"endeavor to himself there, and consequently come luto collision with the Ameer ; and, in the event of the defeat of the latter, it would necessitate ; our . interference again.'’ 1 "- '' v ''
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