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[Per s.s. ErNQAKOOMA, at the Bluff.] London, June 20. An unfortunate accident has befallen Kelly, the well-known ex-champion oarsman, who accompanied Trickett to the United States. On the train approaching Saratoga, Trickett and Kelly were boxing together, when Kelly accidentally fell and broke his leg. Intelligence has been received by way of India that notwithstanding the alleged amicable settlement of the Kuldja difficulty, the relations between Russia and China are of a very strained character. It is reported that not ’only is Russia intent upon retaining her hold upon the Kuldja Yalley, but that she has been stirring up an anti-Chinese feeling amongst the Mahometan population at Kashgar, which was recognised by the Chinese two years ago, when the kingdom was established. Russian troops are being massed upon the frontier for the purpose of entering Kashgar. A conflict with the Chinese army is imminent. These rumors, though not traceable to any authoritative source, are generally current in India, and some credit is attached thereto. A telegram coming from the United States avers that another claimant to the Tichborne estates, representing himself as the real Sir Roger, has been discovered near San Francisco, and that it is his intention to proceed to England to prosecute his claim. Little credence is attached here to the story. Admiral D.ilrymple Hay, member for Wigton, has given notice of his intention to move, in a month’s time, a resolution affirming that, owing to the frequency of massacres in the South Seas by the natives, the safety of the lives of white men requires that the naval officers in command of her Majesty’s men-of-war on the Australian station should be given supreme authority to deal with all outrages ; and that the powers of the High Commissioner in the Pacific should to this extent bo curtailed.
London, Juno 22. It is only the Irish members _in the House of Commons who are criticising the Land Bill in committee. Mr Gladstone is conciliating the Conservatives. The Neio York Herald has published the opinion of several Irish members of the House of Commons, including those of Messrs Parnell and McCarthy, who advocate the federation of Great Bntain and her colonies with a parliament based on American principles, each colony to send representatives, and a number of British members to be reduced in proportion to the new members returned. In the House of Commons the second reading of the Bill for the abolition of capital punishment has been negatived by a majority of 96. The census returns for the United Kingdom are now complete. The total population is 35,000,000, being 17,000,000 males, and 18,000,000 females. This shown an increase of 4,000,000 persons during the last ten years. A shocking murder of a farmer has taken place in Dublin. The House of Lords has affirmed the resolution that there is no necessity on the part of the British Government to interfere in the Franco-Tunisian question. The United States Government, replying to the communication from the British Government regarding the presence and movements of prominent Fenians in New York, states that there is no evidence that any criminal acts which have been perpetrated in the United Kingdom have been concocted by Fenians in New York.
Owing to events arising out of the French occupation of Tunis, the French and Italian Press are greatly inflamed. The
Governments of both countries are endeavoring to assuage the excitement thus caused. France threatens to seize Tripoli if the fanatic intrigues amongst the Mahommedans continue.
A comet is now visible from the Observatories at Greenwich (England) and Washington (United States.) Charles Dillon, the well-known actor, is dead.
London, June 24 The Chinese authorities are making strenuous efforts to place their navy on a sound basis. Application has been made to the United States Government to appoint an officer in the service who shall undertake the task of re-organisation. The request has been complied with, and a lieutenant of the United States navy has been authorised to proceed to China on this mission.
Greece has determined upon increasing her navy, and an order for the construction of six ironclads has been sent to France.
The hop harvest in England promises to be a very favorable one this season. Mr Parnell, who recently announced his intention of proceeding on a tour to America, has arranged to postpone his departure till the end of the present Parliamentary session. The attitude of France with regard to the Mohammedan state of Tripoli, nominally subject to Turkey, is attracting considerable attention. The French Government threatens to seize and annex the entire territory. Prince Bismarck, who was recovering from his recent illness, has suffered a relapse, and the state of his health is causing considerable anxiety throughout Germany. The Albanians continue to show signs of discontent with the Turkish Government. The set fire to the town of Arta, but the conflagration was suppressed before much damage was done, and five prepetrators of the act were arrested. The Kaffir tribes in the Transvaal are showing strong signs of discontent with the Boer Goverement, and an outbreak against their rule is considered imminent. London, June 27.
The Protectionist movement is spreading in Germany. The advocates claim that it should be generally enforced throughout the whole of the empire. There is a strike among the nailers of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. Thirty thousand have struck for an advance of one-third on the present rate of wages.
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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 387, 5 July 1881
LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 387, 5 July 1881
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