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[The Cook's Straits cables are at present under repair, and the cable steamer Agnes apparently has not yet succeeded in completing her work, for this morning, up to a very late hour, no Wellington or North Island intelligence reached us. Beyond the intelligence contained in our own correspondent’s telegram, which bears the date 2.40 p. m., and reached us at half-past eleven, we have no news to give of last night’s Parliament. The fate of the No Confidence motion was expected to have been settled at last night’s sitting, so that the cessation of telegraphic communication has happened at an unfortunate time.] BRITISH &, FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. (Reuter's Telegrams.) London, Oct. 21. The Cambridgeshire Stakes were run at Newmarket yesterday, with the result ; Merrille ... ... ... 1 Caxtonia ... ... ... 2 Out of Bounds ... ... 3 There were 179 entries. Arrivals—Sir William Wallace, from Adelaide, May 5 ; Trevellyan, from Port Pirie, June 16 ; Carlton Castle, from Wallaroo, April 20. Quebec, Oct. 21. H.R.H. the Marchioness of Lome has sailed for England. Vienna, Oct. 21. There is a serious famine in Hungary. The failure of the crops is general. St. Petersburg, Oct. 22. The occupation of Merv is officially denied. The Russian Press indignantly protests against the hostile language of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at Manchester, which the official “ Messenger ” denounces as not calculated to contribute to satisfactory relations between England and Russia. Paris, Oct. 22. ‘Humbert, the Communist, has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for making a seditious speech.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, 25 October 1879

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, 25 October 1879