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[per rbdtbr’s agency.] Tax Collectors in Trouble. London, Noy. 2.

News is to hand from Ireland that riots of a serious nature occurred today at Balmullet, a small seaport town on Blacksod Bay, County Mayo, in consequence of the action of the authorities in collecting the poor rates. A strong body of police, escorting the tax collectors, were attacked by a mob of people. The police fired upon them, and several of the rioters were killed and wounded. Of the latter moreover several are reported to be dying.

A Busy Body. The Irish Land Commission is overladen with business. Fresh cases for the decision of the Commissioners are being daily brought forward by both landlords and tenants. Nothing Definite Arrived At. London, Nov. 3.

It has transpired that the negotiations which have been proceeding at Paris for the renewal of the AngloFrench commercial treaty were sus pended on Friday last, when the discussion of the various clauses of the proposed treaty was concluded, without any definite agreement being arrived at. It has further transpired that Sir Charles Dilke and his col-

leagues, the British delegate, are returning to London, pending further instructions from the Government as to the future course to be pursued.

'Not so Rosy. The dividend of the Chartered Bank of Australia is at the rate of five per cent for the year and not the half year as stated in the telegran of the ist instant. The Irish Land League. London, Nov. 4 The Irish Land League is advising tenants to apply to the Land Commission for the decision of disputed questions with the object of creating a deadlock, and thus hampering the work of the Commissioners. Many of the fresh cases which have lately been submitted have, it is believed, been only referred to the Commission with a view of obstructing its labors. Not so Bad after All." Further details which have been received of the rioting which took place yesterday at Belmullet, in Ireland, show that the first accounts were greatly overdrawn. The conflict between the police and the rioters was of a severe character, but only a few of the latter were injured by the firing of the police. Other Pish to Try. Paris, Nov. 3. Gambetta having undertaken. the formation of a new Ministry, has resigned the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies, M. Brisson, one of the Vice-Presidents, was to-day elected to the vacant position The Homeward Mails San Francisco, Nov. 2. The Pacific mail steamship City of New York arrived here to-day from Auckland with the homeward English mails, one day in advance of her contract time.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 5 November 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 494, 5 November 1881

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