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[Per s..s. Ringabooma at the Bettis] London, May 16. A fearful storm has occurred’ at Calcutta, doing a large amount of damage ■ to property. Three lives were lost. . > Mr Alexander Stanley Hill, the ser native member for Staffordshire West, has given notice in the House of Com- ...... mons of his intention tc move, on June 14, a resolution declaring that it, is desirable that measures should be taken , to bring about closer legislative union f between the colonies and the British Empire. There is some probability of Hanlan, the champion oarsman, visiting Australia. Overtures have been made to him by a : cricketing team, which will start fop Australia shortly, and to induce him to accompany them on their tour. Negotiations are now in progress with that object. ' 1 The southern districts of Ireland are very disturbed. At : Killarney serious > riots have taken place, owing, to the opposition offered by the peasantry to evictions. The police were assaulted. Mr O’Halloran has been appointed paid Assistant-Secretary to the Royal Colonial - Institute. London, May 2L On the newly elected Conservative " member for Knareabotough presenting himself to the House of Commons to take the oaths, Sir Wilfred Lawson, in accordance with his previously announced . intention, proceeded to examine him on the nature of his religious belief. The Speaker, however, interposed, and frus- - trated Sir Wilfred by ruling him out of ’ order. The Island of Chios has been visited ’ by another shock of earthquake. Considerable damage has been done, and the : ; utmost consternation prevails among the ' inhabitants. A silver mine in Dakota territory, United States, has collapsed. The miners who were working there were in great but were fortunately rescued without any loss of life. During the unsettled state oP affairs in St. Petersburg, where further attempts of assassination by Nihilists are the Opr has determined upon transferring . his residence to Moscow, the old capital of the empire, and appealing to the national sentiment. This decision on the part of the Czar has bean received with enthusiasm by the inhabitants of Moscow. The increasing emigration from Sweden ; to the United States has excited serious anxiety to the Swedish Government, who purpose submitting to the Diet legislative measures, with the object of checking the flux of population

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 358, 31 May 1881

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EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 358, 31 May 1881