LATEST FROM EUROPE[per rbutbh’s agency.] The French and Tripoli. London, July 28. A blue book has been published containing the despatches which have recently passed between the British, French, and Turkish Governments on the subject of North African affairs, and more especially in regard to Tripoli. In one of his despatches Earl Granville, the present Foreign Secretary, states that England will oppose any interference by France in the affairs of Tripoli, and his lordship further advised the Porte to act with prudence in its policy towards France in regard to that province. In a communication by the French Government, M. St Hilaire makes a reassuring statement disavowing any designs on the part of France in regard to Tripoli. On the March. Calcutta, July 28Telegrams are to hand from Afghanistan announcing that Ayoub Khan’s army is crossing the river Helmund some distance below Girishk, and has commenced its march on Candahar, Acquitted. Capetown, July 28. News is to hand from Pretoria that the trial of several of the Boers arrested for the murder of Mr Malcolm during the war, has resulted in their acquittal. The jury was composed of Boers. Exiled. Constantinople, July 28. The Ulemas (the clergy and chief legal functionaries) having refused to confirm the sentence of death passed upon the murders of Sultan Abdul Aziz, and the Turkish Ministers having, moreover, urged upon the Sultan to commute the sentence, Midhat Pasha and Others found guilty of the crime have been transported?!© Arabia, where they will be detained in exile.
[per reuter’s agency.] Small Pox. Sydney, Yesterday. Small pox is again increasing in the city in spite of the stringent measures that have been adopted by the Board of Health for preventing the spread of the contagion. Another case has been reported to-day from Wooloomooloo. Are they Coming ? Sydney, To-day. Nothing definite has transpired with regard to the movements of the squadron, but it is now srid to be uncertain whether it will now 'after all visit Auckland. The admiral is known to be waiting further instructions from the Admiralty. Arrived. Melbourne, To-day. Arrived last evening—Union steamship Hero, from New Zealand. Parliamentary. Parliament resumed yesterday. It was announced that Mr David Gaunson had resigned the portfolio of Minister of Lands. It was further announced that the prorogation will take place on Wednesday, and the new session will commence on Friday next. In the Legislative Assembly a discussion took place in regard to the action of the late Commissioner of Trade and Customs, Mr A. T. Clarke, in admitting barley free. Mr Clark was charged with partiality, and with acting ultia vires, and it was stated by Mr Graves, the new Minister of Customs, that the system would be discontinued. Mr Clarke defended his conduct, and then left the Chamber.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 408, 29 July 1881
CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 408, 29 July 1881
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