Additional Suez Mail News.
The Belgian Government have been able during the°past year to redeem two million francs of the capital embarked in working the State railway. An important experiment has been tried with Whitwerth's new steel armour plating. A Palliser 250-ib. shell was fired against a target composed of steel, at a distance of 30 yards. The projectile wouid have penetrated twelve inches ordinary iron armour. It was almost powerless against steel only four and a-half inches thick, and broke up into innumerable fragments, leaving the target virtually unimpaired. An excursion steamer, the Empress _of India, on Lake Ontario, went broadside over the Falls, and eighteen persons perished. During a fog, the Guion, mail steamer from New York to Liverpool, went ashore and foundered near the Coning by lightship on the Irish coast. All the passengers and crew were saved. The vessel had on board two thousand [quarters of beef, worth £10,000. , .. Eeceent advices from the Cape describe a combined attack made upon the rebels at Tatata and Kadva, at daybreak on 30th April when they were surrounded and dispersed in all directions, and many would have been captured but for the interposition of about'49o women, who threw themselves between the Karhrs and the British force. After the fight, 126 dead, bodies were found and many were carried off. About 110 Kaffirs have been sent to Cape Town, and 450 more are expected. The French Oaks was won by Baron Rothschild's Brie. Thirteen horses competed. . In the French Derby, Insulaire was Ist, Cloeher 2nd, Stathoinier 3rd. Twenty-two
horses started. For the English Derby, Mr Cliffords Sefton beat Insulah c by a length and a half, Lord Faimouth's CLiideric being 3rd. The time occupied was 2 minutes 50 seconds.
A fine squadron of ironclads is now assembled at Spithead, and has been inspected by the Lords of the Admiralty. A correspondent of the " Freeman s Journal" states that on the 2nd instant the family of Sir Bryan O'Loghlen, M.P. for Clare, received a letter from him, stating that lit was his intention to forego all honours and office and emolument conferred on him in Melbourne, ami come over as soon as possible and take his scat in the English Parliament. , Mr. Hanbury has announced his inten« tion of bringing 'forward a motion in the Commons condemning Mr. Gladstone's article in the columns of the " Nineteenth Century" as unworthy of a Privy Councillor, - and intending to encourage opposition in India. . A compromise has been arranged in regard to the obstinately resisted Irish Sunday Closing Bill. On condition that;«ssf operations are limited to four years it?AVilI;.be allowed to past. ;-.';"->= _'^c Two supplementary estimates, giving tfiev anticipated cost of the Indian expeditionary force to Malta, were moved on Monday.! evening, May 27th. The War Office requires £350,000, and the amount required by the Admiralty, including transport charges, is £389,000, making a total of £748,000. After an animated discussion, the votes were passed. ■ The leaders of the Socialist party haveresolved to hold no Congress this yaar. _ The Shah of Persia has commenced h s European tour. After a week's stay at St. Petersburg, he left on May 2S for Warsaw, whence he proposed to journey to Berlin, Vienna, and Paris, He will subsequently visit England incognito, and inspect great industrial establishments. The Indian Government have resolved to limit the strength of the feudatory army to the number actually required for international protection. Mr Bradlaugh made his announced appeal against an order of the court for the destruction of about 700 indecent books. The appeal was ineffective, the order being put into force.
Thei]British Consul, while journeying in Crete/was shot at by Turks, but escaped without hurt.
A serious outbreak has taken place at Burrisal gaol. Eighteen long-term convicts have escaped. Tnree were shot desd by the guard, and three were mortally wounded.
The cholera has left Moral after causing the death ol thirty-two Europeans.
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Additional Suez Mail News., Auckland Star, Volume IX, Issue 2587, 23 July 1878
Additional Suez Mail News. Auckland Star, Volume IX, Issue 2587, 23 July 1878
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