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LATEST FROM EUROPE. [per beuter’s agency.] H.M.S. Nelson. London, June 29. H.M.S. Nelson, an ironclad carrying 12 guns, is being commissioned for the Australian squadron, and will be the flagship of Captain Erskine, who succeeds Commodore Wilson in command of the station. Monetary and Commercial. Consols are unchanged at New Zealand securities remain firm, at last quotations. Adelaide and New Zealand breadstuff's and Australian tallow are without quotable change in price. At wool sales to-day 4,200 bales were catalogued, and a firm demand was again experienced. Oxford and Cambridge Cricket Match. The inter-University cricket match between elevens of Oxford and Cambridge was played and resulted in a easy victory for the former in one innings, with 135 runs to spare. The Irish Land Bill. London, June 30. In the House of Commons last night consideration of the Irish Land Bill in committee was resumed. The fifth and sixth clauses were passed, and progress was reported. French Interests in North Africa. Paris, June 30. It has transpired that the French Government has communicated with Ahemet Izzel Pasha, Governor-General of Tripoli, complaining of intrigues that are being carried on in that province to the detriment of French interests in North Africa, and protesting against hostile military preparations which, it is alleged, are being made at the present time. The Empress of Germany. Berlin, June 28. Her Majesty the Empress of Germany is indisposed, but her illness is not of a nature to cause alarm. The Murder of Abdul Aziz. Constantinople, June 29. Midhat Pasha, Mahomed Damad Pasha, and seven others, who were yesterday found guilty of the murder of the Sultan Abdul Aziz, on June 4th, 1876, have been sentenced to death. Two of their accomplices have received sentences of penal servitude for life. AUSTRALIAN. [per rbdter’s agency.] Defeat of the Berry Government. Melbourne, To-day. On a division in the Legislative Assembly last night, a vote of want of confidence in the Ministry was carried by 41 to 38, excluding pairs. Messrs Merains and Longmore voted with the Government. D. Gaunson voted against them. A Cabinet Council is summoned for to-day to consider the position, and it is expected that Ministers will recommend the Governor to dissolve Parliament/but it is considered unlikely that his Excellency will accede to their request. Destructive Fire in Melbourne. A destructive fire occurred last night in Queen street, in the premises of Messrs Feldheim, Jacobs, and Co., tobacco importers. It raged for some time, and completely gutted the building. A Princely Ball. A grand ball was given by the Mayor last night, in the Town Hall, to the Royal Princes. Fully 2,000 persons were present, and the affair was most successful. Further Massacres in the South Seas. Brisbane, To-day. The schooner May Queen, in addition to the news of the massacre of some of her crew at the islands, reports that Mr McDonald, recruiting agent there, was killed by the natives. The attack was, it is stated, entirely unprovoked.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 384, 1 July 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 384, 1 July 1881