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LATEST FROM EUROPE [per RBUTHP.'s AGENCY.] For the Scene of Action. London, July 7The English Channel Squadron, which recently arrived at Malta has left that island for Alexandria. Two English regiments from the Malta garrison are on board the fleet. Money and the Markets. Consols are unchanged at The market rate of discount has been reduced by 1 to 2 per cent. Bank rates, 3 per cent. New Zealand securities are firm at last quotations. Adelaide wheat, ex store, lias r ; sen is, to 52 s ; New Zealand, ex store, has advanced is, to 50s ; Adelaide flour is quoted at 36s —an advance of is. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,070,000 quarters —40,000 more than last week. Australian tallow —Best beef, 43s 6d; best mutton, 4.4 s 6d. Galvanised iron, 26-guage, LlB ; best Sydney copra, Ll 5 15s. London, July 8. Consols are unchanged at New Zealand Five per Cent. 10-40 Loan has advanced to Four and a Half per Cent. Loan 103 ; Five per Cent. 1889 Loan is unchanged at 106. The markets for colonial produce are unchanged. Gladstone Hints at Resignation. The Irish Repression Bill was passed through Committee this evening ; and read a second time as amended, the amendment which had been proposed by the Government having previously been rejected. During the debate, on one occasion Mr Gladstone hinted that lie should resign his office. It is generally believed, however, thot he will not do so at the present time. The Australian Cricketers. The cricket match Australians v. Middlesex was resumed to-day at Lord’s ground. The weather was again showery during the day, and the attendance was consequently only moderate. 'The Australians with three wickets down for 60 runs went in for their first innings. Horan and Murdoch sesumed their places at the wickets. Both men batted splendidly, and remained together for some time. Murdoch at length was caught for 52, having played a splendid innings. Horan played very steadily, and carried out his bat for 38. The following is the full score of the Australians : First Innings Bannerman, c, 23 ; Massie, c and b, 1 ; McDonnell, c, 3 ; Murdoch, c, 51 ; Horan, not out, 38; Bonner, c, 2 ; Giffen, b, 4 ; Palmer, c, 2 ; Garrett, c, o ; Spoffortb, c, 8 ; Jones, 1 b w, o ; extras, 4 ; total, 136. The Middlesex Eleven being 32 behind their opponents went in for their second innings, but foiled to make any stand against the splendid bowling of Garrett, Palmer and Spofforth. The innings closed for 91. The following is the full score:—Webb, b, 4; Walker, c, o; Scott, c, 12 ; Leslie, b, o ; C. T. Studd, c, 30 ; G. B. Studd, c, 20; Pearson, b, 8; J. E. K. Studd, c, 15; Borrowcs, b, o; Burton, b, o; Robertson, not out, 1 ; extras, 1 • total, 91. Bowling Anaylsis—Garrett, three wickets for 46 ; Palmer, three for 9 ; Spofforth, four for 35. The Australians required 60 runs to win. They went in for their second innings, and obtained one beyond the number wanted for the loss of only two wickets. The following is the score : —Massie, not out, 28 ; Bannerman, c, 10; Murdoch, b, 1 ; McDonnell, not out, 21 ; extra, 1 ; total, 61. The Australians won the match by eight wickets. More Troops for Egypt. London, July 9. IT.M. troopship Malabar has left Portsmouth for Gibraltar, with two I regiments of infantry, to reinforce the I garrisort. The three first battalions |

of the Berkshire Regiment (formerly 49th Foot) has embarked at Gibraltar, and is now on its way to Egypt. The Sinews of War. Paris, July 8. In the Chamber of Deputies to-day M. Freycinet, Premier and Minister for Foreign Affairs, proposed a vote of credit of eight million francs to cover , expenses connected with the despatch of the French fleet to Egypt. The Egyptian Crisis. Constantinople, July 8. It has transpired that the conference of European ambassadors now sitting here has decided that it will on Monday formally invite the Porte to despatch troops to Egypt to determine the present crisis in that country by armed intervention. In the event of refusal on the part of the Porte, it is considered probable that the conference will recommend a mixed occupation by other European powers. The Sultan’s Ultimatum. The Sultan has now finally declined the request of the European Ambassadors that the Turkish delegates should be appointed to join in the conference on the Egyptian question. Caved In. Alexandria, July 7. In compliance with the demand of Admiral Seymour, the Egyptians have stopped the work of fortifying the har bor. The situation is, however, still most critical. Twenty-four Hours Notice. Alexandria, July 8. No change has occurred here in the situation of affairs. Admiral Sir Beauchamp Seymour has promised, in reply to the request made by the foreign consuls to-day, that he will give twentyfour hours’ notice before commencing to bombard the city, if it should be found necessary to do so. A Brush With tho Rebels. Telegrams are to hand reporting that the Soudan rebels, under the leader ship of the false prophet, have fought a severe engagement with Egyptian troops. The latter were defeated and completely crushed, and the rebels are now marching upon Senaar, a town on Blue Nile, 160 miles south of Khar- . toum.

Death of Skobeloff. St. Petersburgh July 7. The death is announced of General Michael Skobeloff, aged 39.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 684, 10 July 1882

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 684, 10 July 1882