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[Per s.s. Albion at Auckland.] London, July 5,

: Mr Parnell, has on behalf of himself and the Irish party, sent a telegraphic despatch to Washington, expressing his { horror at the attempt made on the life of ' President Garfield, and hoping that the patient’s life will be spared. Government have announced their intention to abandon for the present session the Bill for the more effectual prevention and punishment of corrupt practices at elections, also the Oaths Bill, which was introduced to bridge over the Bradlaugh difficulty. They also intimated that in all probability an opportunity will be afforded before the close of the session of considering the Bankruptcy Bill. In the House of Commons, in answer to a question by Mr W. C. Borlase, one of the members for Cornwall East, Sir Charles Dilke stated that the Government had no intention of asking the Government of China to restrict the emigration of Chinese to New South Wales. A cablegram from Constantinople says it is now rumored that Houri Dahomed, one of the Pasha’s sentenced to death for having been concerned in the murder of the late Sultan Abdul Aziz, has confessed that the motive for committing the murder was purely a mercenary one. The leading conspirators seized an enormous quantity of treasure. London, July 6. The Tunisian trouble is assuming an alarming aspoct, and it is feared will give rise to a European eruption. France is mobilising 100,000 troops, and it is announced that the French Government will send an army to occupy Tunis for at least three months, for the purpose- of maintaining order in Africa. The European Cabinets have been officially advised of the steps about to be taken. London, July 7. July 4th and sth were fearfully hot in America, and numerous cases of fatal sunstroke were reported from New York. In reply to representations made, it is stated from official sources in France that for the safety and good government of the French possessions in Algiers, the opposition in Tunis must be met by force of arms, and an army will occupy the country until perfect peace is restored. The situation looks serious as between France, Italy, and Turkey. The death is announced of the Rev. John Cumming, D.D., Minister of the Scotch Church, Crown Court, Covent Garden. He was the author of several devotional and controversial works, and was sixty-nine years of age. The High Court of Stamboul rejected the appeal from condemnation of the Pachas who were implicated in the murder of the late Sultan, and their banishment to Mecca will be immediately enforced.

London, July 8. Mr Bradlaugh has announced his determination to again claim his right to sit in the House as member for Northampton,

and tha Speaker has accordingly given orders to the officers of tlie House * o prevent Mr Bradlaugh from entering. The heat in England is unusually severe, especially in London. At a military review at Aldershot four soldiers were killed by sunstroke, and between thirty and forty affected with it, some of them seriously. Capetown, June 18. The Bill to establish a permanent infantry force of 5,000 men has been passed by the Assembly, and sent to the Council. The Royal Commission is still sitting at Pretoria, and a strong belief is prevalent that the result of their deliberation will be to recommend the entire surrender of the country to the Boers. The Basutos have commenced to pay their fine, and the colonial forces are being disbanded. [Per s.s. Rotorua, at the Bluff.] London, July 6. According to the latest census returns, the population of London now numbers nearly 4,000,000, showing an increase of half a million during the last ten years. London, July 10. The Right Hon Baxter will probably succeed Mr Grant Duff as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. The Monetary Conference, whose object was to promote an international metallic system, has been adjourned until April, 1882. r t i o London, July 9. The police have succeaded in arresting the supposed perpetrator of the horrible murder recently committed a railway carriage on the Brighton line. The murderer, who was arrested at Stepney, has acknowledged his identity with that of the man wanted by the police, but denies that he is guilty of the crime. London, July 11. The Court of Appeal having rejected the petition for mercy of the murderers of the late Sultan, Abdul Aziz, the Ambassador to the Porte at St. James , has implored the reigning Sultan to withdraw the capital sentence passed upon the prisoners.

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 398, 18 July 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 398, 18 July 1881