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London, June 7. Cetewayo is greatly disconcerted by the decision of the British Government not to permit him to return to his own country. His dejection is extreme, and he has ceased to express any pleasure in the idea of his projected visit to England. The number of agrarian outrages committed in Ireland during the month of May was not. so large as has been the case in the previous months. The number returned as having been committed last month, however, reaches the large total of 390. Violent tempests have been experienced in Switzerland. A succession of storms swept over Lake Lucrene, doing considerable damage to shipping and property. The police of Paris have for some tiole past been dissatisfied with their pay and position generally. No concessions having been made, they have formed a union, and are determined to take a decisive stand. In pursuance of resolutions arrived at, they have given notice of their intention to quit the force unless their demands are complied with. If this action has no effect, they will at one go out on strike.

A great fire has taken place in Lavour, France. Some naptha became ignited. A large amount of property was gutted before the flames could be extinguished. The recent explosion on board H. M. S. Swiftsure at Madeira has formed the subject of an official inquiry. The effect of the evidence produced is to show that the grossest carelessness prevailed, and that but for the negligence of those in charge the accident would not have occurred. According to the reports which have come to hand from different agricultural districts in Franco, the harvest has been an exceptionally good one. The gross yield is considerablv in excess of the most favorable seasons of late years. The strike amongst the ironworkers in the United States has come to an end. A compromise has been effected with the men, who have returned to work. County Fife, Scotland, has just been visited with a severe snowstorm, which has seriously damaged tha crops throughout the district. The event has occasioned great astonishment, as snow at this time of the year is quite unprecedented. The Roman Catholic Bishops of Ireland have issued a joint pastoral, denouncing the recent agrarians outrages and crimes committed in Ireland, and also animadverting in the strongest terms on the wholesale evictions which have been carried out in various parts of the country. London, June 9. There has been ranch discussion in the papers upon the frozen meat trade and the probabilities of its successful and profitable establishment. Complaints are made that Australian meat is sold by the butchers as English. The object of the mission of Michael Davitt to the United States is to reanimate

the spirits of the Land Leaguers there, and to stimulate the contribution of funds to the League, which have been failing. A change has been made in the Russian Council of Ministers. Count Ignatief, Minister of the Interior, has resigned, and has been succeeded by Count Tolstoi, Minister of Public Instruction. London, June 13. Shaw and Selby addressed a letter to the committee of the Marylebone Cricket Club, emphatically denying the truth of the scandalous proceedings imputed to Shaw’s team of cricketers while in Australia.

Hanlan is recovering from a serious attack of fever. The division at the House of Lords on

ihe Bill introduced into the Chamber for legalising marriage with deceased wife’s sister was 132 to 128. The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince leopold, the Duke of Cambridge, and the 1 Members of the Government in the Upper Chamber, with the exception of Lord Selborne, voted with the minority. The majority numbered seventeen prelates.

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EUROPEAN ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 667, 20 June 1882

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EUROPEAN ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 667, 20 June 1882

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