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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS.

{Per s.s. Te Anau, at the Bwxff.]

Londow, June 13, In response to the efforts made by the j Governments of Germany and Russia to ioduce all countries in Europe to combine against Socialism, the Socialist, leaders have endeavored to , arrange that a congress representing all belonging to the movement should he held, at which a common plan of operation should be determined on. It was intended that the oongres&eh ould meet at Xiaußanne, CantoijVaud, Switzerland. Acting upon the earnest remonstrances of Russia and Get: many, the Swiss Government, however, have prohibit® the congress assembling on their territory. The French troops despatched against the insurgent tribes in Algeria, who have risen against the French authority and massacred the residents at some of tl|e Outlying stations, have succeeded in at: tacking and dispersing the enemy. A dreadful shock of earthquake has been felt in Armenia. A large amount of damage was caused, and over 100 persons perished. Terrible storms, have occurred in the United States, and have caused widespread devastation. The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, situated on the Ohio river, has suffered enormous damage, the destruction of property being unprecedented. The Government continuing the arrest of persons who are concerned in? stirring up disturbances in Ireland. Up to. the present time the total number arrested is. 110. A tremendous hailstorm has occurred at lowa, U.S. A large amount of damage was done, and several persons were killed by the hailstones, which were of immense size.

London, June 14

In the House of Commons, some pro-1 gress is now being made in committee with the Irish Land Bill. One hundred amendments, of which notice had been given, have been withdrawn. Mr Gladstone has announced his intention to pass I the measure at all hazards. 1 Official notice has been issued by the I Agent-General for Victoria, notifying that the importation of stock from Eng-1 land into Victoria has been disallowed. London, June 15.

Hartmann, who is charged with attempting to assassinate the late Emperor of Russia, has been arrested in' Germany and sent to Russia.

Captain Erskine, Private Secretary of the First Lord of the Admiralty, has been appointed to succeed Commodore Wilson as Commodore in command of the Australian naval station. ■

A Nihilist plot of an extensive character has been discovered at 'St. Petersburg. It involved a general rising, and the destruction of the bridges around the city

London, June 15.

The. announcement that the Emperor of Germany’s prize plate, value nearly LIO,OOO, offered for the most valuable Australian product at the Melbourne Exhibition, had been awarded to Messrs Gaatella and. Rowan for Victorian wine has been the subject of very favorable comment; . Thi« r Jpublic , recognition .is regarded, as marking the importance, of the industry, and testifying quality of the wine produced. A great future is predicted for the Australian wine trade.

The condition of Ireland shows little signs of improvement. _ The Times, in a leading article, dealing with the maintenance of the Land League agitation, states that there is danger ot the real grievances of Irish ;tenanta :beingr lost sight of, in view of "the' sedifio'us 'character now imparted to the struggle. The authorities are in possession of authentic information which shows that the land agitation has been utilised by Fenian leaders for their ends, and that the ranks of the League have been swelled by avowed Fenians, from the affiliated lodges 1 established among the Irish in the. United States. ' London,' June 19.

During the torpedo practice near Goletta, in the Mediterranean, some gun cotton, which was stowed in the pinnace of H.M.S. Monarch, exploded ; the casualties \ were ,|6ne killed apd seven injured.* Jl ■ -*■ • ’ • The Belgian ironmasters have sent an agent to Australia for the purpose of developing trade between Belgium and those colonies.

Hanlan is arranging for a regatta at Toronto, Canada, in which it is expected some of the principal oarsmen will com-pete-fi * ■ ;if - "<-i A ; Edward Trickett, the New South Wales sculler, is at Saratoga, America. Whilst rowing there, he caught a “crab,” and his boat capsized. Trickett .sank twice, and was only rescued with difficulty. 1 It has been decided that the vessels of the new French mail service from Marseilles to Australia and New Caledonia are to proceed via. Reunion. The relations between Turkey and Austria are strain'ed. , * The conviction of Johann Most, late editor of ibc Freiheit has been confirmed on appeal., ~ r: Fresh discoveries of gold have been made in Hungary, i The Marquis of Huntly, who recently succeeded Earl Fife as Captain of the Corps of Gentlemen-at-arms in the Queen’s Household has resigned. ~u Some bags containing dynamite have beeh found id a banal at St. Petersburg. They were probably concealed there by the Nihilists. The conflict which occurred at Marseilles between the French troops and Italian residents was continued on Sunday. Three combatants wqre killed and many wounded.

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 381, 28 June 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 381, 28 June 1881

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