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[Pee s.s. Wakitipu ax Wellington.] London, June 27. The Homo Buie members in the House of Commons strongly condemned the action of the Executive in proclaiming County Waterford under the Coercion Act. They contend that there has been no occurrences in that county of a character sufficient to justify the extreme steps taken. London, June 28. A revolting murder has been committed on the Brighton railway line, and the crime, from the air of mystery and the peculiar circumstances surrounding it, has created intense excitement throughout the United Kingdom. The body of a murdered man has been found in a tunnel. The victim was stabbed in several places, and it is evident, also, that robbery was the motive of the crime, as the clothes of the murdered man were rifled of their contents. One of the carriages of the Brighton train has been found to be saturated with blood, and bullets have been discovered embedded in the woodwork. No clue as to who the murderer is, has yet been obtained, but the police and the railway officials are making every effort to unravel the mystery. The identity of the victim has not yet been established. London, Juno 29. The Empress of Germany is seriously ill. She has undergone a dangerous operation, and her condition is considered critical. Prince Bismark continues to suffer acute pain. No improvement has taken place in his health during the last twentyfour hours, and his illness, coupled with that of the Empress, has occasioned great anxiety throughout the German Empire. London, Juno 30. The German Empress is considerably better and hopes are entertained of her recovery. It has been decided in Russia that in future political executions shall be in private. Public executions are credited with arousing enthusiasm among the Nihilists, and gaining them fresh adherents. The Home Rale party are appealing to the electors in various parts of England and Ireland, and advising them to organise, in order to return men favorable to the land law system they advocate. The police are using every effort to pierce the mystery of the murder on the Brighton railway line, but without suecess as yet. The terrible affair is causing a strong sensation, and there is again a falling off in the railway traffic, timid people being afraid to travel. It is also insisted that all carriages should be lighted in passing through tunnels. The offering of two small loans by South Australia has again attracted attention to colonial loans, and several journals are discussing the matter, and pointing to the heavy indebtedness of the colonies.

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 391, 9 July 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 391, 9 July 1881