LATEST TELEGRAMS. London, May 9th.
Galle, May 19th.— The Prince and Princess of Wales have returned to London on the 27th April, from Ireland. They, were enthusiastically received. They visited Carnarvon on the route home.
The Abyssinian War is over. A decided battle was fought during a thunderstorm- in Aroger Valley, on Easter Monday.' Theodorus sent Lieut. Prideux and flag, with two captives, offering to release all at once, if Sir Robert Napier would assist him to consolidate his power. Sir Robert Napier demanded an. unconditional surrender of all prisoners. Theodorus refused to submit to a nation ruled by a woman. The captives (sixty-one) were released.
At daylight, on Good Friday, fire was opened on Ma^dala. The troops entered with little difficulty. Upon their entrance, Theodoras shot himself through the head.
The garrison welcomed the invaders warmly. The army was to commence its return journey immediately. 5000 Abyssinians were killed, and 1000 wounded. One English officer (Captain Roberts) and seventeen men were wounded, but not a man killed.
The cost of the expedition amounts to L 5,000,000., 000, 000.
Sir R. Napier is gazetted to the Order of the Bath.
News of the attack on Prince Alfred in Sydney, great sensation in England and India. The British Parliament adopted addresses to the Queen on the subject.
No debate has taken place in Parliament on Victorian affairs pending the discussion of Sir R. Palmer's motion, condemning the Darling Grant by the Governor, with the sanction of the Crown.
The Government was defeated on the Irish Church question.
On the 2nd Mr Gladstone gave notice of motion in the House to refuse supplies till the Irish Church resolutions were settled.
On the 4th, Mr Disraeli tendered his resignation, but the Queen declined to accept it, and authorised a dissolution the same night.
Explanations were made in the House of Lords, which varied from those afforded by Disraeli, as to a dissolution on the 7th.
These discrepancies were discussed in the House of Commons, and caused^considerable excitement.
Mr Disraeli's explanation was regarded as very unsatisfactory.
Large meetings have been held throughout the country to supi^rt the action of Mr Gladstone.
Mr Disraeli raises, in retaliation, the no Popery cry.
Lord Derby epposed Mr Gladstone's resolutions in the House of Peers, in a fiery speech.
On the Bth May, Mr Gladstone's resolutions were carritel in the House of Commons.
The Government intend to offer energetic opposition to the Bill to be founded upon >lr Gladstone's resolutions.
The Fenians Burke and Shaw were found guilty, and sentenced to 15 and 7 yeai's respectively.
A reduction in the Prussian army is contemplated.
The submarine cable from Malta to Alexandria has been repaired.
Capital has been subscribed for the construction of a new India-European telegraph.
A race for two thousand guineas was run between Moslem and Formosa. It proved a dead heat, and the stakes were ordered to be divided. A protest was entered, and Moslem walked over.
The second reading of the Compulsory Abolition of Church Rates Bill was carried in the House of Lords.
Obituary. — Bishop of Hereford, General W. Booth, Colonel F. M 'Go wan.
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LATEST TELEGRAMS. London, May 9th., Otago Witness, Issue 864, 20 June 1868
LATEST TELEGRAMS. London, May 9th. Otago Witness, Issue 864, 20 June 1868
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