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TELEGRAPHIC.

BRITISH & FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. ( Special.) London, Oct. 25. In addressing a political meeting at Manchester the Marquis of Hartington denounced the Home and Foreign policy of the British Government as immoral and wanting political sagacity. (Reuter's Telegram .) London, Oct. 23. Three per cent, consols, 97|. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is £18,750,000. Calcutta, Oct. 25. The Ghilzais assembled at Kushi have assumed a threatening aspect, and General Roberts has taken precautionary measures. Paris, Oct. 23. The Bank of France’s rate of discount i» three per cent. Constantinople, Oct. 23. } Midhat Pasha has resigned. ‘ ' {Argus special. )

London, Oct. 23. _ The accident to the steamer Australia occurred off Ushant on. Friday. The steamer Trentham Hall was passing, and in attempting to tow her back broke several hawsers. The high seas finally forced her to desist after two days, and she went to Plymouth for assistance. Afterwards the Australia drifted into a dangerous position near Guernsey, where the Valorous and Trusty, war vessels, followed her with the intention of towing her out. In fbfc they failed, and with difficulty removed the passengers, who were conveyed to Plymouth, where they will await thb Pekin. Powerful tugs brought the Australia to Plymouth to-day. The departure of the Brindisi mail is deferred a week, but the Company expect to deliver the mails in the contract lime. (Age S/>ecial.) London, Oct. 24 The Boers publicly insulted Sir Ganm^^

Wolsm&jy! They were m«t d ifcarm' «»e lin expressing their resolution of violently resisting the annexation policy. The Turkish Ministry is o.iusiu' sjri )iis anxiety.

AUSTRALIAN

(Renter’s Telegrams.) Adelaide, O ;t. 23. Parliament is to be prorogued to-mor-row. The Totalisator Bill has passed.

INTERPROVINOIAL

Auckland, Oct. 25.

Seaman Moore, of the Naval Brigade, has been promoted to the rank of petty officer, for gallantry in jumping overboard from the gunboat during the recent explosion, and saving a comrade’s life. Funds are being raised for a benefit to the sufferers.

Owing to the decision re Sir George Grey’s seat for Christchurch, the candidates for the Thames seat will have to retire, unless Mr Sheehan fulfills an alleged agreement with Mr Rowe.

Auckland, Oct. 27. Arrived—Rotomahana, at Russell, three days and eleven hours from Sydney. A man named William Robertson, arrested for attempted rape, was mate of the Luna. The attempted offence was made on a passenger named Sarah fright, at night while the steamer was lying at Russell.

The Rev. F. Parks, of Ponsonby, has resigned his position as Wesleyan minister and settles at Wanganui, with the intention of taking orders in the Anglican Church. Gbahamstown, Oct. 27.

Asad accident} happened last night to Dr Gilbert. About ,7 o’clock, desiring some stimulant, he went into his surgery and in his hurry took a bottle of belladonna tincture in mistake. He poured out 2 ounces and swallowed it off, only finding his error after finishing his draught. He immediately took a strong emetic, and also mustard, and in a few minutes threw olf a great deal of poison. Medical men were summoned, who used the stomach pump and administered slight stimulants. The patient appeared getting on satisfactory, but at one o’clock his heart suddenly stopped, and he died without a struggle. He told what he had done, and it is bblieved it was purely a mistake. Mr Mackay has not succeeded in apprehending Pakiua nor Epihi, nor is he likely to succeed. Mr Rowe has telegraphed to Mr Sheehan calling on him to resign in terms of an agreement made with the candidates who retired in favor of himself and Sir George Grey, which was that either should provide a vacancy for the Thames to allow one local candidate to be elected. Cambridge, Oct. 25. At the Cambridge show, held yesterday, Mr A. A. Fantham, formerly of Canterwhiffy district, won great honors with his sSSrWxorn herd. His chief point of excelleiMpraa in the young stock which he has bream Waikato. His nine months roan bffll calf, Darlington, by Lord Darlington the Second, dam Rosebud, carried off' the Champion prize for the best bull last year. Fantham’s yearling ball. Lord Stephenson, woii the Champion prized thus proving the excellence of his herd. M‘Lean and Co’s imported Clydesdale mares were a show in themselves. Westport, Oct. 25. A general holiday was kept yesterday to celebrate the driving of the last spike in Dey’s. contract of the Westport Colliery Company’s branch line. The ceremony was performed in the first break, half way up the incline tramway. The work is considered the largest of its kind in the world. Westport, Oct. 27. Norman M'Kenzie, laborer, at Waimangaroa, is in custody on a charge of attempted rape on a child 8 years old, on Saturday, at 8 p.m. Accused was suffering from the effects of drink. Timaru, Oct. 25. The tender of John Anderson, of Christchurch at £4lO, was accepted for a new iron surf boat-for the Harbor Board.

The ; first of the new wool clip reached (own yesterday. Dunedin, Oct. 25. All the papers express themselves pleased at. the termination of the deadlock. The ‘-‘ Times,” referring to Sir George Grey being , unseated, says “ It would be more satisfactory if it involved the retirement of the late premier from the House, but

W® must be grateful for small mercies. Mr Macandrew will meet with very little , sympathies from Otago electors. Although Dunedin, Oct. 27. .At the City Police Court this morning Captain Charles Clark was charged with assaulting Mary M'lnnis by putting his arm round her waist, kissing her, and sailing her a bonnie wee lass. After hearing the evidence the case was dismissed. - It excited great amusement in Court. The adjourned inquest on the tramway victim, John Meldruni, is now proceeding. Ah Foo, charged with forgery, is remanded for a week.

his ardent admirers regard him as the wiliest of politicians, he has found more than hismatoh in Sir George Grey, and having, in a weak moment, lent an ear to the voice of the charmer, he must take the consequences.” At the City Court to-day James Whitelaw, was fined 20s and coats for exposing meat for sale which was not fit for consumption. It is ;runiored that the medical school will, he rempved from Dunedin to Christ church. • 'Walters, who had been arrested on a writ of attachment from the Supreme Court and admitted to bail, was brought before Mr Justide Williams this morning. A viva voce examination having taken place, the Judge whs satisfied that no contempt of Court had been committed, and Waters was discharged. The whereabouts of Mrs Woodlock and her child is not known. The Taieri Agricultural Society has agreed'to~-amalgamate- with the Otago Society on certain conditions. . An inquest on the body of John Mel--1 dram, who was yesterday killed by the tram took place at the Hospital. The ' ’driver having given evidence that the tram car was being run carriage first, and that there was no brake, it being out of ( order and under repairs, the Coroner adjourned the inquest, as the matter had assumed a serious aspect. |- : i L Invercargill, Oct. 25. g The ministers in town have decided to 9 discontinue the practice of Sunday

funerals, except in cases of absolute necessity. At the meeting of the Town Council last night a motion —“That inasmuch as the bank of the Corporation had declined to float the water loan of £IOO,OOO, further action on the part of the Council in regard to Dunsdale Water Scheme be postponed, and be not further proceeded with without the sanction of the ratepayers ” was lost by 4 to 3.

LATEST

LATEST FROM EUROPE(Renter’s Telegrams.) London, Oct. 24. Lord Harrington, at a Liberal demonstration at Manchester, stated that the abdication of Yakoob Khan precluded the possibility of a British resident at Cabul, without sufficient protection. The Liberal party called on the Powers to respect treaty obligations, and would insist on the Government of England combining with Europe in efforts for the maintenance of peace, to oppose aggression, and protect the weaker.

Despatches from Sir Garnet Wolsety, dated October 7th, state that annexation is irrevocable, and he recommended Government to acquiesce in the same. News from Cape Town to October 15, states that troops had been sent to Middlebuiy, owing to disturb* nces among the Boers.

London, Oct. 25. Best Australian beef tallow, 39s tie!; best Australian mutton tallow, 40s. Vienna, Oot. 24. The Austrian Defence Commission have held their first sitting.

AUSTRALIAN

( Reuter's Telegt ams.) Sydney, Oct. 27. Three Europeans and three Chinese of the ketch Pride of the Logan, have been murdered by Natives at Cloudy Bay, New Guinea. Arrived —City of New York from Auckland. Adelaide, Oct. 27. Parliament has been prorogued. The Governor, in his speech, congratulated the country on the prospect of an excellent harvest and commercial prosperity.

Per our Special Wire.

Wellington, Oct. 27.

A lad named Williams fell down the hold of the steamer Albion to-day. He received a severe shaking, but no serious injury. An inquiry into the circumstances connected with the accident to the steamer Wellington’s machinery on Wednesday, was held to-day. Evidence was given, attributing the cause to a flaw in the casting. No further inquiry is deemed necessary. The Collector of Customs held an inquiry to-day into the cause of the accident on the steamer Stormbird on Friday, by which the seaman Long lost his life. No new facts were elicited, and the evidence proved it to be purely .occidental. A deputation from the Ladies’ Christian Association waited on Messrs Levin and Hutchison to present a memorial relative to the necessity of establishing a home for destitute women. Messrs Levin and Hutchison promised to give the matter their earnest consideration. A memorial was also presented to the Mayor, who intimated that he would bring the matter before the City Council at the earliest possible moment. At the inquest on the body of Louisa Taylor, who was found dead in her house yesterday, the jury returned a verdict of accidental suffocation.

Both ends of the cable are buoyed, blit boisterous weather prevents the steamer working at it. She leaves at daylight should the weather moderate.

An elderly man named Dan Neil has been missing for nearly two months. Serious apprehension is felt for his safety. Arrived—Kiwi, from Napier and east coast. Sailed —Penguin, for Auckland via east coast; Albion, for Melbourne and south. Cleaved —Amelia Ross, barque, for Auckland.

New Plymouth, Oct. 27.

The castings made on Saturday at Vivian’s Foundry were turned out of the moulds this morning, and were in every case thoroughly satisfactory. The magnets made to the order of Dr. Lemon were perfect. He ordered the magnets believing the Taranaki iron sand of closer grain than ordinary metal, and would consequently retain the electricity longer. The ornamental castings were all accurately made, and the bogie engine wheels of the finest description, both as to metal and manufacture.

Mr J. Lawson, the Commissioner for Constructed Railways in the North Island arrived by train on Saturday night for the purpose of making arrangements for the approaching opening of the line as far as Stratford.

Christchurch, Oct. 27.

A young man named David Grubb, a clerk in the Post Office, has been committed for trial for stealing letters from the Post Office.

H. Saunders is to be tried at Timaru, and will be remanded there in due course.

A public meeting is to be held tomorrow night at which the Liberal Association intend to submit five resolutions, deprecating the bidding for power by open bribery, and protesting against the election of a member for Christchurch by a Parliamentax-y Committee. Timaku, Oct. 27.

Is has been decided to try the forgery case in which Edward James, H. D. Manning, and Saunders are implicated, at Timaru next week. It is creating a great deal of interest.

The following is a summary of the entries for the Agricultural show which is to be held to-morrow and Wednesday : Sheep, Merino, 115 ; English Leicesters, 33 ; Border Leicesters, 31 ; Lincolns, 28 ; Romney Marsh, 33 ; Cotswold, 0 ; fat wethers, 4 ; total—27o. Pigs, 3. Cattle —short homed, 40 ; heifers, 3 ; Ayrshire, 3 ; fat cattle, 3 ; total—ss. Horses—draught, 48 ; other horses, 41; hunters, 3 ; total—92. Poultry, 14. Implements, 57. Dairy produce, 22. Agricultural produce, 24, Extra exhibits, 7. Oamaru, Oct. 27. A meeting of the Oamaru and Naseby Railway Committee was held to-day, at which the following resolutions were

passed;—(l) “ That the Chairman and Mr Gibbs be requested to address a letter to the Minister for Public Works, urging the desirableness of causing a complete and careful engineering survey to be made over the distance intervening between the terminus of the Windsor and Livingstone lino, and the nearest point of the main trunk line on the Kyelmru Flat, with a view to determining the grades, distance, and cost of constructing the same, and asking that provision may be made on the votes for Public Works this session for carrying out such survey.” (2) “That snch letter set forth the reason why the completion of railway communication with the interior is desirable and and expedient. ” (3) “ That the members for the district and MrDe Latonr, M H.R., be written to, inviting their aid and co-operation in the matter, .and asking them to endeavor to secure the placing of £2OOO on the Estimates for the purpose in view. ” Dunedin, Oct. 27.

Government lias decided to open two additional miles of the Oamaru and Livingstone railway, to provide work fur the unemployed. An inspection made on Saturday shows all the harbor works to be in a most satisfactory condition.

Over £9OOO have been subscribed here in sweepstakes on the Melbourne Cup.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 14, 28 October 1879

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 14, 28 October 1879

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