LATbST FROM EUROPE. [per reuter’s agency.] The Egyptian Trouble. London, June 2. In the House of Commons last night Sir Charles Dilke, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, in reply to a question stated that he believed that all the Powers will accept the proposal to hold a conference for the consideration and, settlement of the Egyptian question though no definite decision has yet been come to. It is further announced that information has been received that the Egyptians had commenced constructing earthworks around Alexandria, and that the Government were in consequence consulting with Admiral Sir BeauchampSeymour, Commanderof the united squadron, as to the course to be pursued in regard thereto. Money and the Markets.
Consols remain at ex div. The market rate of discount has been raised to per cent. The bank rate remains at 3 per cent. New Zealand securities remain firm at last quotations, viz. :—Five per Cent. 10-40 Loan, Loan 105; Four and a Half per Cent. 1879 -1904 Loan Colonial breadstuff's continue dull at the following unchanged prices:— Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 525; New Zealand wheat, ex warehouse, 51s. Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 355. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,030,000 quarters, 270,000 less than at this day last week. Australian tallow is advancing—best beef is now at 46s 6d and best mutton 44s 6d. The total in London yesterday was 5,900 casks. The Wool Sales.
At to-day’s wool auction 10,000 bales were offereed. There was a firm and active demand for most descriptions, but New Zealand greasy sorts were rather weaker. The Australian Cricketers at Manches-
The cricket match at Manchester— Australians v. Eleven of Lancashire—was resumed to-day. The Home team commenced their first innings, and were all disposed of for 118, being 141 behind the Australians. The Lancashire men then followed on their innings, and when time was called had put together 213 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Mr A. G. Steele made 50, and Mr R. G. Barlow 55. Spoffbrth was in first-class form, and his bowling for the Australians was much admired. The attendance of spectators was large, although the weather was cold and inclement. The Australians’ fielding was very good, but the wicket was not in good order.
London, June 3.
The cricket match Australians v. Lancashire, was resumed at Manchester to-day. There was a very large attendance, and the greatest interest was taken in the match. The weather was showery, and the wicket was consequently not so lively as yesterday. The Lancashire men resumed their second innings, with 7 wickets down for 213 runs. The remainder fell for 56, making a total of 269, and leaving the Australians 129 runs to get to \yin. This they obtained for the loss of six wickets, and the Australians thus scored a victory by four wickets. The bowling of the Englishmen was dead on the wicket, and their fielding was excellent. In their second innings Barlow was top scorer, witli 67. Going to Egypt. Constantinople, June 3.
Dervish Pasha, one of the prominent Turkish Generals, will, it is announced, ! shortly proceed to Egypt. The Iron-workers’ Strike. New York, June 1. Intelligence is to hand from Chicago that a large body of iron-workers who are on strike, boarded a train and severely maltreated a number of nonstrikers. The disturbance was of a serious character, and was only suppressed by police intervention. New York, June 3.
There are now in all fully two hundred thousand iron workers on strike in the United States.
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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 654, 5 June 1882
CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 654, 5 June 1882
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