LATE EUROPEAN NEWS.
Tebs.s. Rotomahana, at the Bluff.) London, July 12.
The relations between France and Italy are very strained, owing to the arbitrary coarse pursued hy the French Government in regard tu Tunis. Much excitement prevails in Italy, and the ill-feeling between the two countries is rapidly growing, as it becomes apparent that France has assumed the virtual Protectorate of Tunis.
The repressive measures directed against the Socialists in Germany are strictly carried out. At Leipsig a largo number of persons suspected of complicity with the Socialistic agitation have been arrested, and summarily expelled the country. Owing to the favorable weather experienced of late the prospects of the harvest in Europe are most satisfactory. In France, Germany,. Switzerland, and Italy, the harvest is most plentiful.
The Special Commission appointed to inquire into the alleged extensive bribery at the Deal election have reported adversely. Mr Olds, an agent of party, has been convicted of bribery and sentenced to a term of imprisonment. London, Jl ly 13.
It is reported that Midhat Pasha, who has been condemned to death for complicity in the assassination of the late Abdul Aziz, has attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat. The emigration to newly opened territories in Canada and the United States continues to be enormous.
London, July 14
The Khedive of Egypt, Mohammed Tewfok Pasha, acting under the advice of European Ministers, has issued an order that all slaves in Egypt shall ba freed. Strenuous efforts will also be made to put down the slave trade in the interior.
At the vacation match at Cambridge, Rowe, one of the members of the University eleven, made the brilliant score oi 101, carrying his bat out. The tota score on his side amounted to 415.
A fearful outbreak of Siberian plague has occurred at St. Petersburg!!, and men, as well as cattle and horses, are dying in great numbers. Meetings of Orangemen, at which the proceedings of the Land League are strongly condemned, are becoming much more numerous in Ireland. Up to the present time but little rioting has occurred in connection with these meetings. London July, 17.
The Lord Mayor, Mr M'Arthur, gave a grand banquet at the Guildhall, at which the Prince of Wales, Kalararia (King of the Sandwich Islands, who is now on a European tour), and other distinguished personages were present. In the speeches delivered the high importance of the colonies to the Empire was recognised, and eulogies were passed on the energy and progress displayed in the Canadian Dominion and Australia. Specal reference was made to the successful result of the International Exhibitions held in Sydney and Melbourne. The military system of England has been the subject of discussion by the German press, which comments very favorably on the discipline, efficiency, and martial aptitude displayed by the Volunteers, as exhibited at'the recent review held at Brighton. A grand review of the Volunteers will be held next month before the Queen, at Windsor. Arrangements are being made for holding a review of the Scotch regiments in Scotland. Intelligence has been received of a horrible massacre perpetrated by the Kurds in Asia Minor. A predatory tribe captured 120 women, who, refusing to work, were imprisoned in a barn. The building was then set on fire, and the inmates miserably perished. London, July IS. An extraordinary railway outrage has made a great sensation in America. A party of thirteen ruffians attacked a train near Chicago. They killed the conductor and then pillaged the train. Property to a large amount was secured, and the robbers decamped without molestation. The condition of affairs in the Transvaal is critical. An alarming deadlock has resulted from the action of the Royal Commission.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 405, 26 July 1881
LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 405, 26 July 1881
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