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TE LE GRAPHIC.

» LONDON", June 1. At a meeting of the shareholders of the Peninsular & Oriental Co. to-day Mr Sutherland, Chairman of the Directors, announced that a contract hnd been concluded with the Imperial Post Office for the carriage of Australian mails fora period of seven years under a subsidy of £85,000 per annum. June 2. Mr Gladstone will visit Swansea to-day, where preparations have been made for an immense demonstration to welcome him. In addressing a meeting of shareholders in tho Peninsular and Oriental Company yesterday, Mr Sutherland, Chairman of Directors, in referring to tho wreck of the R.M.S. Tasmania, defended the employment of Lascara as seamen, declaring that they were quite as efficient and better behaved than Europeans. He took occasion to contradict the statement that the employment of Lascars was cheaper than Europeans. Dr McKenzie, the eminent specialist of throat diseases, will pay another visit to Berlin on Sunday next in order to again examine the Crown Prince's throat, as anxiety is expressed regarding the Prince's condition. SPECIAL TELEGRAMS TO.MAY 31. A disturbance has occurred at Atran, a tax collector being stopped by a determined band of islanders. The police who escorted him away were also stoned, and in defence fired on the disturbers, wounding several of them. The fire which originated in the New New York tram stables waa not got under till 0 the following morning. One life was lost. The stables, besides the horses, contained thirty tram carsjand an enormous quantity of fodder, the whole of which were destroyed. Twenty other buildings were also burned down. The unemployed in Dublin held a demonstration on tho 28th. Forming into a procession, they marched through the city carrying a black flag surmounted with a skull and cross bonea The gathering was dispersed by tho police. Merry Hampton, the Derby winner, has sufficiently recovered from his recent injuries to enable him to be exercised. The race between Gaudaur and Hanlan was even for half the distance, but when heading for the winning post Gaudaur rapidly drew away. The race was rowed in a pelting rain. The Noov Uremya of St. Petersburg considers France and Russia certain not to ratify the Egyptian Convention. It is reported that the troops of U.e Ameer &i Ghuznee were badly beaten by the Ghilzais on the 20th. The announcement of the new French Ministry has been received sullenly in Paris. Bishop Ban/, of Sydney, addressing the Ladies' Department of the Kings' College, Cambridge, declared that drinking was carried on to a gr ter extent in New South Wales than in England, especially among tho higher grades of society. Sensual vices and the spirit of lawlessness, were more prevalent in that Colony than atHone,but material and intellectual progress of the colonists was undoubted. CALCUTTA, June 2. The latest advice from Afghanistan reports that the rebels in the Candahar district have tendered their submission to the Ameer. BRUSSELS, June 2. The colliery strikes which have extended throughout the country Bhow signs of collapsing, and in many instances the miners have returned to work.

SYDNEY, To-day. It 13 announced that Mr Traill will oppose R. B. Wise, the new AttorneyGeneral, at the election which takes place on Saturday next. Heavy rains have fallen in Sydney during the last few days and still contin v -„ ADELAIDE, To-day. The South Australian Parliament was opened by commission yesterday afternoon. The Governor's speech, which was unusually long, stated that at an early date Parliament would be asked to consider the question of increasing revenue by means of direct taxation on landed and personal properly. Bills would bo introduced provic'ing for the sale of Crown lands for the purpose of meeting the deficit in revenue for alteration in the tariff in the direction of encouraging local industries, payment of members, appointment of a Railway Board and for representation of the colony at the Federal Council. MELBOURNE, To-day. The members of the Board of Enquiry regarding the Windsor railway accident visited the scene of the disaster last night, when it was found that from the point where, according to the evidence, the ordinary train drew up, a person standing on (he engine could sco the Windsor signal box, and it was also noticed that the occupants of the signal box could not have failed to see llie engine if looking in that direction. CfIRISTCHURCH, To-day. George Walter Foster was committed for trial yesterday for forgins; and uttering a cheque for £140 in the name of W. 11. Cooper. DUNEDIN, To-day. Mrs F chael Murret died at the hospital to-day from burns received a fortnight ago. AUCKLAND, To-day. Patterson haß been committed for trial for throwing vitriol s over a woman. A young man named Charles Merfin, belonging to th 9 steam r Minnie Casey, was drowned at Port Albert on Wednesday through the capsizing of a boat.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XIV, Issue 4880, 3 June 1887

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TELEGRAPHIC. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XIV, Issue 4880, 3 June 1887

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