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LATEST PROM EUROPE [I’KR. REUTER’S AGENCY.] Monetary. London', July 16. The National Hank of New Zealand has decl.vcd a dividend of 4 per cent, for the past half year. Li,ooo (sic) has been carried to the reserved fund. A Fatal Heat. The weather in England during the past fortnight has been of most extreme heat, having been quite tropical, and many cases of sunstroke are reported to have occurred. New York, July 16. The weather throughout the Northern Stales of America has been intensely hot for some lime past, and over 550 deaths from sunstroke have occurred since the extreme heat has set in. A Storm Brewing. London, July 18. The agitation in favor of the Irish tenants, which was recently manifested among the Irish laboring classes in England is now showing signs of revival. Don Carlos. Paris, July 16. Don Carlos, the well-know claimant of the throne of Spain, who has been residing in France since the termination of the Spanish Civil War, has been accused by the French Government of intriguing with the Legitimist party. He was arrested to-day, and conducted to the frontier, and forbidden to reenter the country. Capture of Sfax. Paris, July 18. Latest intelligence regarding the battle preceding the capture of Sfax by the French, states that the Arabs offered a must stubborn resistance to the storming [tarty, and inflicted upon it a loss of eighty killed and forty wounded. The engagement lasted some time, and the insurgents did not give way until they had suffered heavily. The French troops in occupation of Sfax have now been largely reinforced from the squadron, and have taken up strong positions in and around the city in preparation for attacks by the Arabs. Ayoub Khan at Scinde. Calcutta. July 18.

Ayoub Khan has left his camp at Fen-ali, and has crossed the frontier into Indian territory. He is now at Hydrabad, in the province of Scinde. His motive for acting thus has not yet transpired. AUSTRALIA^ [pica iiEimm’s agency.] Tea and Sugar Markets. MGr.uocK.NE, July 18. Large sales of the new season tea have taken place during the last few days. Prices are against importers. The sugar market is firmer. The Ferret Case. The trial of Henderson and others, in connection with the steamer India, alias Ferret, commenced to-day. H-M.3. Bacchante. Melbourne, To-day. Her Majesty’s ship Bacchante will complete her repairs next week, and will then sail direct for Fiji, to rejoin the detached squadron. Requires Confirmation. It is stated (but the announcement requires confirmation) that the Australian Agency and Banking Corporation has purchased the business of Messrs R. Goldsborough and Co., well-known wool brokers.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 399, 19 July 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 399, 19 July 1881