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[reoter’s TELEGRAMS —CO I’YRIGHT. ] An Irish Member Prosecuted. London, Dec. 22. A prosecution has been instituted against Mr Biggar, M.P., in consequence of a speech which he recentlymade vilifying Earl Spencer, Viceroy of Ireland. Anti-Austrian Agitation in Italy. Rome, Dec. 22. A popular demonstration occurred to-day in this city, arising out of the recent execution at Trieste of a man named Oberdank, who was arrested in September last with Orsini bombs in his possession, and found to be implicated in a plot (said to be of Italian origin) against the life of the Emperor of Austria. The demonstration was of a strong anti-Austrian character, and culminated in attacks upon several Austrian residents. Similar disturbances have also occurred at Milan and Trieste, where an anti-Austrian feeling was warmly manifested. Germany and Russia. Berlin, Dec. 22. The Nofth Gervtan Gazette publishes an article to-day in which it is affirmed that Prince Bismarck is the staunchest advocate of friendship between Germany and Russia, and is in no way desirous of disturbing the relations between the two Empires. [Received Dec. 26, 1 a.m.] Dec. 23. The semi-official statement which appeared in the Nofth German Gazette regarding the pacific Russian policy of Prince Bismarck has had a reassuring effect throughout the Continent, and has greatly caimcd the Russo-German scare.
[Received Dec. 26, Professor Palmer’s Murderers. Cairo, Dec. 23. Two of the Bedouin Arabs who were participators in the murder of the late Professor Palmer in October last have been surrendered by the Governor of El Arish, and it is expected that all who were concerned in the murder of Professor Palmer and the British officers, Lieuts. Gill and his companions will be captured within a fortnight. Arab! Banished. [Received Dec. 27, 11.30 a.m ] Cairo, Dec 26. Arabi and the leading rebel officers were to-day publicly degraded and then started on their-journey to Ceylon, their place of exile. Reinstatement of Cetewayo. Capetown, Dec. 23. Sir Theophilus Shepstone, who crowned Cetewayo in 1873, h as been delegated by the British Government; to perform the approaching ceremony of his reinstatement. The authority which, since the Zulu war, has been held by John Dunn, will be superseded by that of King Aschead, of the Zulu tribes.
Ministerial Changes. • London, Dec. 25. * Sir Charles Dilke enters the Cabinet as President of the Local Government Board, to which position he has been appointed, vice Mr Dodson, who has accepted the post of Chancellor of the Duchy of I ancaster, resigned by the Right Hon. John Bright in August last.
Prosecution of an Irish Editor. The Irish newspaper United Ireland has been seized by order of the Executive, and a prosecution has been instituted against the editor for publishing articles of a seditious character. Sir Arthur Gordon. It has transpired that the Governorship of Jamiaca has been offered to but has been declined by Sir Arthur Gordon.
[Received Dec. 27, 0.50 a.m.] Money and the Markets. London, Dec. 26. Consols are unchanged at New Zealand securities are firm at last quotation. The market rate of discount has advanced and is no nr at 4 per cent. The bank rate is five. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,300,000 quarters, being a decrease of 3,000 quarters during the week. Adelaide wheat, ex store, remains at 495, and New Zealand ditto at 43s 6d to 46s 6d 3 Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 345. Australian tallow is unchanged at 42s for best beef and 44s 6d for best mutton.
Military Disturbance. A serious affray occurred last night at Canterbury, arising out of the ill-feel-ing existing between the men of the and Dragoon Guards and the 6th Dragoons. Fully two hundred troops of these regiments took part in the disturbance, which lasted for some time. The fighting on both sides was severe, and many of the combatants suffered serious injuries.
Tonquin. Paris, Dec. 24. A French expedition to Tonquin will in the first place only consist of a detachment of 750 troops, but the force will, it is expected, be increased later.
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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 827, 27 December 1882
LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 827, 27 December 1882
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