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[per rbuter’s agency.] Cricket. London, May 22. In the cricket match Australians v. the Orleans Club at Twickenham, Palmer bowled splendidly, taking six wickets for 99 runs. In their first innings the Australians had lost, at the close of the day’s play, four wickets for 55 runs. Murdoch was caught out for 32, and Giffen, not but, 22. London, May 23.

The cricket match Australians v. the Orleans Club was continued to-day at Twickenham, when the Australians were all disposed of for a total of 75. Giflen was stumped for 24, and McDonnell was caught for 25. The bowling of the Englishmen was dead on the wickets, and the Australians followed on with their second innings, and when stumps were drawn for the day had put together 240 runs for nine wickets. Murdoch was not out for 106, having played a splendid innings, only giving one chance. McDonnell and Jones were both bowled for 28. The match was drawn in favor of the Englishmen. There was a large attendance at the match to-day, but the weather was showery. The bowling of the Orleans Club was dead on the wicket, and the fielding was excellent. Repressive Measures in Ireland.

In the House of Commons to-day a motion giving precedence to the Irish Repression Bill, which had been introduced by the Government, was carried by a substantial majority, and it was further decided that the question of payment of arrears of rent in Ireland should be dealt with after the Repression Bill. The House will sit to-mor-row for the special purpose of dealing with the latter measure, which was read a second time to-day by a majority of 112.

Money and the Makets. Consols have advanced to 1020. New Zealand securities —Five per Cent. 10-40 Loan, 106 ; Five per Cent. 1889 Loan, 104; Four and a Half per Cent. 1879-1904 Loan, 104. Colonial breadstuffs are unchanged. Australian tallow —Best beef, 42s 6d; best mutton, 43s 6d. Without Foundation. Reports which have been current to the effect that Mr Parnell intended to resign his seat in Parliamentt are now declared to be without foundation. Shipping. Arrived—Lady Jocelyn, from Lyttelton ; Jessie Readinan from the^Bluff. The Australian Cricketers at the Derby. The Australian cricketers are going to Epsom to-morrow to witness the Derby. Wool Sales. At to-day’s wool sale a good demand was again experienced ; 9,200 bales were offered. To-morrow being the Queen’s birthday all the markets will be closed.

The Homeward Mails. The Homeward mails via Brindisi, which left Melbourne on the 13th April, were delivered in London to-day. Death of Sir John Holker. London, May 24. The death is announced of Sir John Holker, aged 54. The deceased was Attorney-General in the last Beaconsfield administration, and was in January last appointed Lord Chief Justice of Appeal. The Threatened Egyptian Crisis. Constantinople, May 23. Further communications have passed between the Porte and the Ambassadors of England and France on the subject of the despatch of the squadrons to Alexandria. Satisfactory assurances have been given, and the Sultan has been apprised by the Grand Vizier. It has transpired that it was promised that if the squadrons are now withdrawn, that they shall be called upon to return in the event of any necessity for their presence in Egyptian waters arising, Cairo, May 23. It has transpired that the informal parleying which was proceeding with a view to bring about the termination of the existing crisis has failed. Ministers are actively undermining and inflaming the country, and decline to negotiate with Foreign Consuls, the unless French and English squadrons are withdrawn.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 645, 25 May 1882

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 645, 25 May 1882

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