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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS.

[Pee s.s. Rotobtta, at the Bluff.] Loudon, May 30. There is some division of opinion in the Cabinet as to the measures to be adopted for the purpose of restoring order in .Breland. > The Chief-Secretary has urged upon Goverment the impossibility ef repressing the outrages now of daily occurence. Belong as the agitation raised by the Land League is allowed to continue unchecked, and the passions of the people jre inflamed by the violent speeches delivered. He strongly recommends that all public meetings in connection with the f AnJ League be prohibited for a period of six months. This proposal is supported by several members of the Cabinet, but is opposed by others as a too great interference' with public liberty. Agrarian outrages continue. A farmer has been murdered in Galway for refusing to comply with the dictates of the League. He was shot by an assassin who has not yet been apprehended. London, May 31. Some good {machinery and fabrics are exhibited at the International Wool Exhibition, but the Australian wool shown is in very small quantities, and not specially good. A large number of exhibits, however, have not yet been arranged. The Exhibition as a whole is a poor one. A scurrilous letter, writteu by the treasurer of the Irish Land League, has been discussed in the House of Commons. Mr Gladstone was severe on Mr Parnell for claiming the treasurer of the League as the friend df Mr Gladstone. At the instance of the New Zealand

Government, it kaa been decided by the ' promoters of the Wool Exhibition at the • Crystal Palace to establish an auction in connection therewith, in order that the ftft.nal Belling price of exhibits can be ascertained. c London, June 2. , Xbe enormous stream of emigration to Sthi'United States from European countries is -attracting universal attention. During / the month of May the number of immigrants who landed at ISew York was V:1 77,000. ■ - ysybttor druptidn of Vesuvius has taken Streams of lava poured down the fi;.: mountain, causing considerable it., Eviction riots have occurred at V 1 Clonmel, Ttoperfny. The peasantry as- , eemtlmi hi' large numbers, and resisted fed military. The latter were

at ] 'i ordered to fire, and thirty peoj'!' re wounded. A i . h has occurred in the formation of tlu ;• : in of professional cricketers who are aif it. Australia in the coming seasou. r i’i;e Nottingham contingent are dissatisfied with the financial arrangements, and threaten to withdraw altogether. Intelligence received from Cuba shows that the sugar crops of the Island this year will he largely deficient. In consequence of the continuance of disturbances in Ireland, Government has issued orders that the furlough of olhcers of the British Army stationed there shall be cancelled.

Prince Bismarck is again suffering from illness, and his condition causes considerable anxiety to his friends. The Tyrol is in a very disturbed state. Numerous cases of arson have occurred, which are believed to be caused by Socialists’ agitators, a number of whom have been arrested. A party of Greek brigands have sacked a village in the district of Salonica. Troops were despatched against them, and a skirmish took place, resulting in considerable loss of life. The construction of the Panama Canal is being proceeded with as rapidly as possible, and Baron De Lesseps expects that it will be completed and open for traffic in about four years time. Mr MTlraith, having arranged that Messrs Fielding and Robinson, in conjunction with Colonel Scratchley, shall explore the trans-continental railway route, from Roma, the present terminus of the line, to the Gulf of Carpentaria, the two former have left England, and will join Colonel Scratchley at Melbourne.

The Russian Government has resolved to place police officers in all the European capitals, for the purpose of capturing Socialists who have been guilty of criminal acts against the Government. Whilst a body of police were protecting some process-servers in the County Clare, they were attacked by a largo mob. The police were compelled to fire upon the rioters, and killed six of them.

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 371, 15 June 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 371, 15 June 1881

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