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GREAT BRITAIN.

Circulars are being distributed in Wales demanding Home Rule, free education, the abolition of landlordism, and tho disestablishment of the church. The sensation in relation to the formation of the new Cabinet is tho appointment of Mr Henry Matthew a* Home Secretary. It was made at the request of tho Queen, who was charmed by his vindication in the Crawford-Dilke trial of the sanctities of an English home. Ho is, entirely an experiment, and is without Government experience. He is besides a Roman Catholic and an anti-coercionist.

An Alpine climber named Pauline Von Soulkar was dashed to pieces on July 29th.

John Ruskin is reported to be insane. i The notorious Cora Pearl died in' Paris poor.and in distress. Of late years, owing to her excessive corpulence, she had grown almost out of recognition. The Prince of "Wales' sons are charged with plagiarism in "The Cruise ot the Bacchante." The passage which begins, "Wo should be less than men," and ends •with "but sad memories of their useless valor;" is- taken almost word for. word from Charles Kingsley's "At Last," where it -will be found in the second chapter. ' A, convention between England and China has- been signed nt Pekin, by the terms of which China agrees to the occupation of Burmah by the English, and 'promises to' encourage . trado between China arid Burmah. A commission is being formed to delimit the Burmese frontier. '• ,

Loyd Salisbury was cordially received by theQueenatOsborne House. On his return from Osborne House the new Premier was cheered alj along his route, mid on his arrival in L.on^on he was enthusiastically greeted by immense crowds. He declined to speak anywhere. The proceedings brought by the parents of Eliza Armstrong, who figured so conspicuously in the Pall Mall Guzcllc exposures against Air Stead, editor, audits publisher, include also General Booth, of the Salvation Army. The claim is for £8000 damages for libel on the girl's parents and for assaulting the child.

Catherine Lewis (sister of Jeffrey Lewis), the pretty cotnique singer, has secured a divorce from her husband, Oscar Afwcdson. .

The London World says that Mr Gladstone is going on a yachting excursion as soon as ho is released f ram official work. After the preliminary debate be will not be seen again in tho House of Commons for several months. He proposes to start for Rome early in November, and to remain in Italy till after Easter. Some excitement has been caused in political circles by Russia's occupation of Port Lazerof)', in Cprea. Twothonsandpersonsattendedan Orange soirde given in Dublin on July 12th. The hall wasguarded by police. Thousands of Nationalists suirbundcd the building, and many placards were posted with inscriptions Mich as ." We will pay you Orange dogs in Irish coin the one long debt wbich'Jrcland owes all tho braggarts of the Boyne." At Armagh Major Kaunders presided over a gathering of 2000 enthusiastic Orangemen. Afterwards there was a procession, the route of which was lined by 600 police and soldiers. Business was suspended.

_An Orange lodge in Coalistan, a small village in County Tyrone, four miles from Dungannon, was attacked on tho night of July 13th by a number of men belonging to the National League. The attacking party were armed with rifles, and kept up a fire for two hours on the lodge, tho police being powerless to interfere. Armed Moonlighters on the same night attacked and took possession of two houses in Frcomount and Kantiirk, County of Cork, where they entered and severely beat the inmates. A tremendous riot took place in Belfast on the night of July 13th between bodies of Catholics and Protestants. During the disturbance four taverns and a number of dwelling - houses were wrecked. The police and soldiers charged the rioters several times, and at last succeeded' in clearing the streets. Among _ those wounded was a sergeant, and his injuries are said to be mortal. A constable and several civilians were severely hurt. The fighting was done botween the police and tho Orangemen, the latter assaulting tho officers because they prevented the Onvngeinen from attacking the Catholics.

A policeman named Gardner is among those who have died from their injuries. Two civiliams named M'Duton and M'llroy were shot dead, and fifteen persons were sent to the hospital. Hie wreckage caused by <he rioting resembled the effects of a tornado. Men, women, and children were struck down bruised and bleeding, but still uttered cries of defiance and threats of revenge. The Protestants were heaten by the sheer force of numbers, and many of their houses were afterwards raided. Twenty-three prisoners wliile on their way to the police station sang "Rule Britannia,"and cursed Parnell and Sexton. On the next morning, July Hth, Head Constable Waterford forced a private soldier to attempt to arrest two Orangemen, father and fou, and during the struggle that ensued both Orangemen were Killed. A Nationalist meeting at btewarts Town, on the same evening, was attacked by a mob, and the Riot Act was read. Several of the police were injured. The Government have declined to institute an inquiry into the conduct of the police. On the occasion of the recent election in Londonderry, the. Viceroy's order, summoning the inhabitants of Londonderry to deliver up their arms and ammunition before July 25th, was disregarded. The United Ireland of July 29th says, " The truce with the landlords is shattered, and the Irish people have not the least intention to estrange the English masses. It would be impossible to produce a more eloqnent example of the policy of ramming English rule down Irish* throats than is afforded by the appointment of the Irish Viceroy, the Marquis of Londonderry, inheriting as he does the blood and name of Cutthroat Castlereagh." The Freeman's Journal says that the appointment is ominous of coercion, and Irishmen must be prepared for this. The Loyalist Press of Ireland are delighted over the appointment of Lord Londonderry. The Prince of Wales gave a garden party at Marlborough House on Saturday, July 24th, at which the guests included the' French Princes now in England. The following day notices appeared in all the Orleanisst papers in Pans to the effect that the Prince of Wales had given a magnificent entertainment in honor of the Comte de Paris, and that the Queen had come to town from Windsor for the purpose of meeting the Pretender at Marlborough House. The Prince of Wales -was. furions, and the matter created the worst possible impression at Paris, where at first it was looked upon as a direct insult to the Government. Matters we're only slightly improved by an official communication in the London Times indignantly denying the Orleanist despatches. The Comte de Paris gave orders for the statements to be contradicted in France. The French Radical Press were much amused over the affair.

Private despatches received in London on July 21st tend to confirm the threatened occupation by the Russians of Port Lazareft*. Russia'has long had a coaling station there, for which she paid a yearly bounty to the Corean Government. Russia and China recently made some mutual concessions regarding the Manshoor ja frontier, and it is believed that China will quietly acquiesce in the Russian occupation of Port Lazerell", in revenge for England's refusal to acknowledge China's suzerainty over Burnmh. In the event of war between Russia and England, Port Lazereff places Russia in a more advantageous position for both offensive and defensive operations than during the recent RussoAfghan crisis. The occupation of Port Hamilton by England at that time was a serious blow to Russia's operations. In military circles the matter is regarded as of serious import. The London Standard had an alarmist article on tho 21st of July concerning the Afghan question, in which Russia was hotly denounced. It is stated that Russia is getting bolder, and now demands the cession of Erzeroum, which would give her the key to the whole country south. At the Newmarket meeting on Jnly Oth the race for the Maiden Plate, for two-year-olds, 4 furlongs, was won by Mr^ S. B. Carr's filly by Zealot out of Miss Alice. The Prince of Wales' filly, Lady Peggy, was sixtli. The race for tlie International Plate, for two-year-olds, of 1000 soys, was run at Kempton Park on July 10th, and was won by Mr Dawson's colt The Baron by a short iiead, after a desperate struggle. Mr Houldsworth's colt by Springfield — Celardine was second by a head, and Lord Harrington's colt Isoceles third. There were 10 starters. At the Kempton Park races on July 17th the July Handicap, three-quarters of a mile, was won by Mr M'Keime's three-year-old colt by See-Saw out of Fair Vestaj, Mr G. Trimmer's four-year-old colt Iris second, and Sir G. Chetwynd's five-year-old horse Gordon third. At Leicester on July 21st the race for tho Leicestershire Cup was won by Melton, with Exnioor second, and Wise Child third. There were 13 .starters. The race for the Kingston Plate was won by the Trappist filly, with For Ever second, and Carlisto third. There were seven starters. Carlisto is. owned by the Prince of AVales. On July 23rd the race for the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park was won by Bendigo. The stakes were valued at 10,000 soys. Candlemas was second and St. Gatien third. There were twelve starters. The accident to Minting on the eve of the Eclipse Stakes was a sensational topic at the clubs on the previous night. It appears that after having a good gallop on the Thursday before the race, it was discovered that Minting's near fore leg was strained. Some sinister rumors were circulated, but a certificate from a veterinary surgeon dispelled these. His certificate reads: "I hereby certify that I have examined Minting by request of Mr R. Vyner. The horse has strained the flexor tendon of his near fore leg, and incapacitated himself from running." Many thousand pounds wore lost on the horse, which since he won the Two Thousand Guineas and the Grand Prix lias been a leading favorite. At Goodwood Park on July 27 the race for the Stewards Cup was won by Crofton, with How's That second, and Lucerne third. The race for the Richmond Stakes was won by Panzerschioff, with Fresh Water second, and Agnostic third. The Nassau Stakes on the 30th July was won by Miss Jummy, with Argo Navis second, and St. Alvera third. There were four starters. The Molecombe Stakes was won by Freedom, with Juggins second, and Evangeline third. There were five starters. There were seven starters for the Goodwood Stakes, which Winter Sherry captured, with Sir Kenneth second, and Postscript third.

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GREAT BRITAIN., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 7521, 23 August 1886

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