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[per rbutbr’s agency.] Another Double Murder in Ireland. London, June 29. A report has been generally current that the Marquis Clanricarde had been murdered at his seal, Portumna Castle, County Galway, Ireland. It has since been proved that the report was untrue, blit it is now known that his lordship’s agent, Mr Blake, and Mr Kean (steward) have been shot at and killed near Loughrea. The assassins were concealed behind a wall, through loopholes in which they fired upon their victims. The affair caused great sensation. No arrests have been made. Money and the MarketsCansols have advanced to The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 14,125,000, being L 375,000 less than the reserve last Thursday. Bank rate of discount is unchanged at 3 per cent., and the market rate at 222.y 2 . The markets for colonial securities and produce are without quotable change.

The Wool Sales. The second series of wool sales closed to-day. Since the opening 310.000 bales have been sold, and 15.000 are held over for the next series. Coarse crossbreds closed at id lower than the ruling prices at the commencement of the series. The next auctions commence on Aug. 24, when 360,000 bales will be offered. Cricket.

The cricket match between the Australian team and the eleven of Leicester commenced to-day. The weather was fine but the wicket was heavy. The Australians went in first, and were all disposed of for 106, Massie was caught for 22, which was the highest score. The Home team then went in, but only made 43 off the bowling of Spofforth and Palmer. The former took five wickets for 24 runs, and Palmer five for 15. When the stumps were drawn for the day the Australians, in their second innings, had lost one wicket for 8 runs.

The European Outlook. London, June 30.

A meeting was held last night under the auspices of the Conservative party, to consider the present situation of affairs. The Marquis of Salisbury and Sir Stafford Northcote were present, and in their speeches urged the necessity of upholding the interests of the Empire at the present crisis. Marines for the MediterraneanH.M. troopship Orontes has sailed for the Mediterranean with a force of 1,200 marines. Drawing on the Reserve. It is anticipated that, owing to the reduction of English garrisons by the despatch of troops to Egypt, Government will shortly call out men of the Army Reserve for service at Home. The Egyptian Difficulty. Paris, June 29. The French press, in leading articles on the subject of the position of affairs in Egypt, express a disposition to leave England to intervene alone in that country. Fifteen Years. Constantinople, June 29. Tiie native who attacked and murdered Commander Selby, R.N., at Artaki, in February last, has been found guilty, and has been sentenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 677, 1 July 1882

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 677, 1 July 1882

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