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LATEST FROM EUROPE[per reuter’s agency.] The Land Bill. London, July 28. In the House of Commons to-day the Irish Land Bill was reported to the House with amendments made, in committee, and the third reading fixed for next sitting. Goodwood Races. The race for the Goodwood Cup, two and a half-miles, was run to-day, and resulted as follows :—Dubarry, i ; Nottingham, 2 ; Fernandez, 3. Defeat of the Ameer’s Forces. Calcutta, July 28. Telegrams have been received from Candahar announcing that a battle was fought yesterday between the forces of Ayoub Khan and those of the Ameer, resulting in the defeat of the latter. One of the Ameer’s regiments deserted and joined Ayoub Khan, and the rest of Abdur Rahman’s forces fled, after losing all their guns and baggage. Later. Further telegrams from Afghanistan report that the battle between Ayoub Khan’s and the Ameer’s troops was fought at Karezisatia (Kareg Illayar ?), a short distance south of Candahar. Since their defeat all the Ameer’s cavalry have joined Ayoub Khan, whose force has been materially strengthened. The Ameer’s garrison, in the city of Candahar, is reported to be very weak and unable to offer any strong resistance to Ayoub Khan. The French in Tunis. Paris, July 28. News has been received from Tunis that since the capture ot the town of Gabes, the French forces have occupied the island bf Gherba, in the Gulf of Gabes. AUSTRALIAN. [per reuter’s agency.] A Batch of Libel Cases. Brisbane, To-day. Three important libel actions are now pending, one being by Mr Hemnant against the Observer, for Ls,ooo damages. The other two informations are laid by Mr Coote (a journalist) and Mr Perkins (Secretary for Lands) against the Evangelical Standard, damages being laid at Li,ooo and L 2,000 respectively. A Naughty Nurse Girl. A telegram is to hand from Rockhampton stating that a nurse girl while walking with three children carelessly dropped one into the river, and then, it

is further alleged, drowned the other two in order to prevent their telling. An inquiry is being instituted by the police into the reported crime. The Republic. Melbourne, Yesterday. Further private telegrams have been received from Calais announcing that the ship Republic, which went ashore near that port on .Wednesday last, has since been floated off and towed into harbor. She has been docked for examination and repairs. The Ferret to be Sold. The steamship Ferret will be sold by auction on the 12th proximo. The Murray Steamer. The paddle steamer Murray, belonging to the Gippsland Steam Navigation Company, has gone ashore at Gippsland Lakes, and is expected to become a total loss. Commercial. Sydney, Yesterday.

Hennessy’s brandy uunchanged; case, 363 ; bulk quarters, 12s 3d. Kerosene remains at last quotations : Diamond, per gallon, is Devoe’s, 2s id; Patna rice has risen 5s per ton, L2l 12s 6d. Company’s No. 1 has declined to L3S per ton. New Zealand wheat has fallen to 4s rod per bushel; New Zealand oats have advanced to 2s gd per bushel ; maize, per 6olbs, 2s gd; tobacco, Raven’s twist, per lb., is candles, D.R.J.’s., per lb, D.R.O.’s, y^d. The Wakatipu. Arrived, yesterday evening—Wakatipu, from Wellington. Small-Pox. No fresh cases of small-pox have been reported to-day. A Libel Action Settled. Sydney, To-day. In the libel action brought by Dr Birmingham, Roman Catholic priest of Wagga Wagga, against the Sydney Evening News, defendants have consented to a verdict for Lsoo. Grain Market. Adelaide, Yesterday. Wheat remains quiet at 4s gd; town flour is quoted at Li 1 7s 6d, and country brands at Lio 15s, Freights to London, steamers, 40s; do., sailing, 37 s 6d -

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 409, 30 July 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 409, 30 July 1881