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LATEST FROM EUROPE.

FOURTH EDITION. Published ATj.5.40 p.m.

[From Our Own Correspondent.J

MRS MAYBRICK CONVICTED,

WELLINGTON, August 13. The Aorangi brings later news cabled from London to Hobart. LONDON, August 8.

Mrs May brick has been convicted of the murder of her husband, and was sentenced to death. Great excitement is manifested at the verdict. 'The Times' expresses doubt as to her guilt. Two experts who gave evidence at the Maybrick trial said that Mr Maybrick's death did not ensue from poisoning. Other evidence adduced showed that Mrs Maybrick had been a constant purchaser of fly-papers, and the inference was that, knowing these contained arsenic, she scraped off the coating and gave it to her husband in his food and medicine. Tho evidence also showed that Mrs Maybrick had a parcel of arsehic in her possession, and that she had been remonstrated with for tampering with her husband's medicine bottles by Michael Maybrick, brother of deceased. The verdict of the jury caused some sensation and surprise in Court, and there was some elight hissing. Prisoner, when called upon to make a statement why sentence of death should not be passed, admitted improper familiarities with Mr A. Brierly, but averred most strenuously that she was innocent of tho murder of her husband. She was sentenced to death, but it is tx» pected Bhe will be reprieved. Sir James Russell's fee for defending accused was LI, 100. ' Tho Times' expresses grave doubts as to the guilt of the condemued woman, and endeavors al'a being made to stay her execution.

Judge Steven, who sentenced prisoner to death, was hooted as he left the Court, and thousands followed the van conveying the prisoner to gaol.

General Boulanger's defence has been favorably received in France. General Boulanger's reply to the charges by the trial Committee of the French Senate was well received, and the general opinion prevails in Paris that he has disproved tho charges of embezzlement and treason brought against him. The hitherto hostile Christian factions in Crete have combined against the Mahomedans, and the gravity of the present situation is increasing. The Greek Government have sent a diplomatic Note urging the Powers to intervene and restore order, otherwise they will bo obliged to protect their own subjects. Emperor William is delighted with his reception. In his speech at the naval review he expressed hopes that the ancient friendship of tho British and German nations would long continue. Emperor William speaks in eulogistic terms of the facility with which the English vessels were managed in the recent naval manoeuvres in the Solent, and of the immense naval power of Great Britain. Surrey beat Nottingham by 194 tuds in a three days' match at Kennington Oval. The latter had previously been undefeated. At the Aldershot review Emperor William congratulated the Duke of Cambridge upon the excellence of the troops and their evolutions, and at luncheon subsequently he said he was agreeably surprised at the progress of the British Arrry Bince the review on tho occasion of the Queen's Jubilee two years ago. It was now impossible, he said, to tell volunteers from regulars. English troops were unexcelled in the world, and the same might be said of of the German Army. The two together could dictate terma of peace to all other nation?.

Mrs Annie Besant, the accomplished colleague of Mr Bradlaugh, has joined tho Theosophical Society, renouncing her past Atheism. This action is likely to lead to a split in the Bradlaugh camp.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 7984, 13 August 1889

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Issue 7984, 13 August 1889

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