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London, June 23. The trial of the assassins of Commander Selby, of the Falcon, who died from the effects of wounds inflicted by a party of Albanian shepherds on the 13th February last, has just been concluded at Constantinople. Commander Selby’s principal assailant was found guilty and sentenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment with hard labor, and fifteen other Albanians who were convicted as abettors in the attack wore each sentenced to one year’s penal servitude. Serious fears are entertained by the Irish authorities that a wide-spread Fenian rising is imminent. The Orangemen of Armagh are actively organising to defeat the project, and should an insurrection break out will be prepared to render armed resistance in quelling it. The ringleaders in the recent savage attack made by some Russian peasants upon the Jewish residents of Balta, a town in Southern Russia, have been placed upon their trial. The riots commenced on the 11th April, and lasted several days. An immense quantity of property was destroyed. Two Jews were killed and several seriously injured. Numerous arrests were made by the military authorities. The chief actors in these riots have been severely punished. A fatal railway accident is reported from America A train at Long Branch, a watering-place on the coast of New Jersey State, where General Grant resides, ran off the line into the water, and five persons were killed, but Gen. Grant, who was a passenger by the train, escaped injury. Two Maori chiefs, delegated by the natives of New Zealand to present a petition to Her Majesty pointing out the injustice done to the Maori race in the dealing of successive Governments with the lands of the colony, have arrived in London. Great excitement prevailed in the Metropolis to-day about the state of aflairs in Ireland. A number of wild rumors were current, indicating that some fresh outrages of a horrible nature had been perpetrated. Several high State officials were reported to have been assassinated. Earl Clanricarde was also said to have been one of the victims. These rumors gained ready credence after the late horrible murders in Phcenix Park. When reliable information was received it was ascertained that no fresh onset had been made by assassins upon State representa-

tives, but the details of several murders came to hand. London, July 2. It has been definitely arranged that the visit of Cetewayo to England shall now take place, and he is expected to land at Plymouth in the course of about a month The Government of Japan, dreading the propagation of ideas subversive to the existing order of things in that country, has issued an edict prohibiting the delivery of lectures dealing with political topics. Arabi Pasha is in possession of plans which were concocted some time ago by the Russian Government with a view to blocking the Suez Canal in case of war breaking out between Russia and England. It is his intention, in case England should forcibly interfere in Egypt, to avail himself of the Russian scheme.

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EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 685, 11 July 1882

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EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 685, 11 July 1882