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LATEST FROM EUROPE [per REUTER’s AGENCY. ] ' Numerous Amendments. London, May 23. -. The various amendments Already put down against clauses ,pf the-'lrish, Land Laws Bill for consideration in Committee in the House of Commons occupy forty-two pages of notice paper. Still Another. Thomas Brennan, secretary to the Land League, and a mercantile clerk in Dublin,' 'has been arrested upon a warrant issued by the Viceroy, under the provisions of the Coercion Act. The Sovereign Honors Her Subjects. Her Majesty the Queen hals conferred the honor of Knighthood upon , the Hon. C. Lilley, Chief Justice of Queensland ; Hon. James Prendergast, Chief Justice of New*; Zealand } and John Gorrie, Chief Justice of Fiji. The Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George has, been conferred upon Sir Arthur Kennedy, Governor of Queens-: land, Sir F.' Dillon Bell, Agent-General for New Zealand, and the Hon. H. A. Palmer, Colonial Secretary for Queens-, land, are created Commanders, and the Hon. M. Fraser, Surveyor-General of South Australia, a Companion of the same Order.

Prince Leopold has been created Duke of Albany. Monetary and Commercial. - Consols remain unchanged at 102%; New Zealand securities without quotable change. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 48s; Adelaide flour, - ex’ warehouse, 33s 6d ; New Zealand, 445; Australian tallow—best beef,. 34s 6d; best Australian leather, nd per lb. Another 0: MG. Among the list of gentlemen recently created Companions of the* Order of St. Michael. and St. George, is‘that of Mr W. A. Duncan, Collector of Customs, Sydney. * ’ Going for Candahar; Calcutta, May 23. Intelligence has been received from Afghanistan that Ayoub Khan has openly announced his intention of seizing Candahar. li is, however, reported that such movement on his part 1 will meet with general resistance from the inhabitants of the city and surrounding districts. The Ameer Abdur Rahman is making active preparations for the struggle. AUSTRALIAN. [fee - rbuter’s agency.] Dropped Out. Adelaide, May 24. Caraballo has been . scratched ;for all engagements at the Adelaide Queen’s Birthday meeting. Progress Wins the St. Leger. The race for the Adelaide St. Leger was won by Progress. Sculling Contest. < Sydney, To-day. A sculling match took place yesterday at Grafton, on the Clarence river, between Laycock and Rush. The former led throughout the race, and won by half a length. , NEW ZEALAND • [per press association.] The Comet. ,•; ApcKL.ANb, Yesterday. The passengers by the Rotomaharyx last night report that they saw in a southwest direction, about ten degrees (jffiove the horizon, a little before 8 o’clock, a star which they took to be a comet. An Old Traveller. .George Coates, one of the oldest commercial travellers in the New Zealand trade, was entertained by his fellow travellers at a dinner at the Star Hotel last night,’ prior to his departure for England. He was presented with an address bearing 42 signatures of representatives, of Australian and New Zealand firms. Gone to Join the Mormons. Several Mormons leave by the outgoing mail steamer. A Long Price. Auckland, To-day. ' The Stud Company has sold to the Hon. James White, of New South Wales, who is en route for England, the Silvia colt, by Musket, for 1,250 guineas. This is the largest price ever obtained for a foal.Silvia’s first foal since the Stud Company bought her fetched 800 guineas. Petition on Wool Duty. The United States Consul has received a letter frpm Washington, acknowledging the receipt bi the petition of the Chamber of Commerce, Dunedin, re wool duty, and stating that the ’ petition would be laid before a Congressional Committee. Narrow, Escape, , , Rogers, a City Council employee, was standing on the platform of a crowded train coming from Papakura races yester-day,-when a scuffle ensued between two Maoris, and one, Ngahu Thomson,: threw .Rogers from tho.train, which,was going at the rate of fifteen miles per Hour, yet, when tae train, was stopped and Rogers picked up, it was found that he had.sustained only a - sprained wrist,, and was slightly bruised. Thomson was charged with tho offence at the Police Court, and was remanded. Fatal Accident. Dunedin, Yesterday. The death of Edward Tewsley, third. son of the late Henry Tewsley, occurred yesterday. • The deceased was a fine, promising lad of 16 years, and was in the employ of S.argood, Son, and Ewen. About half-past 5 o’clock last dvening some groans were heard coming fi’om.the bottom of a lift (a part of the cellar), and upon someone going to the place, discovered that the young fellow had fallen from one of the upper floors. • He could not have been lying long there before he was found, and when picked up was insensifce. Dr Burrows was immediately called in, and the lad was removed to his house, where he died at 7 o’clock, rer maining unconscious t 0.., the last., His injury, so far as ascertained, consisted of an extensive fracture of the..skiill. How he came to fall down the lift ia not known, and had it not been for his groaning, he would have remained unnoticed when the place closed. .. Won’t Run. , The Roalyn Tramway Company, by 1,728 votes to 1,048, refused to allow oars to be run on Sundays. ; Sariciculture. '. ' ‘ ' / Wellington, To-day. The Government‘sent by the last San Francisco mailan order, through Mr Creighton, for a large consignment of silkworVn eggs, cf green, orange, ari'd white cocoon varieties, and for a quantity of white mulberry trees', bn which for the -Worn l ) to feed. ' At’the'sanie’stme-Jan-' order was' sent to Sydney, for- 500- white mulberry trees, two years- old. * - The intention is to ■ establish silk culture' in ‘ New Zealand.’ The idea was initiated by Mr Foals, of the Survey Department, who is stated to be - an expert, in that industry, i Nolnsurance-' Invercargill, To-day.* i , A barn and stables owned by G. Brown; New River, were 'burned down last night. A lot of produce was destroyed. Tiie loss is estimated at L 260, and there- is no insurance. ; • 1 1 - *

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 353, 25 May 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 353, 25 May 1881

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