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London, Oct. 31. Best Australian mutton tallow, 41s Gd. Obituary—John Baldwin Buckstone. St. Petersburg, Oct. 31. Two Russian cruisers have sailed for the Pacific.
Naples, Oct. 31. Mount Vesuvius is agitated, and the eruption is increasing. Paris, Oct. 31.
Government have threatened to expel Carlos unless he forthwith ceased all political demonstration.
(Special to the Globe.) London, Oct. 30.
General Roberts is trying the Ameer and his Ministers (or the Ameer’s Ministers) for complicity in the massacre of Sir L. Cavagnari and his escort. October 31.
The money market is active. Withdrawals of gold from the Bank of England are large. Sugar has advanced Cd per cwt. The wheat market is quiet. Australian is selling, ex ship, at 50s per 4801bs. At a public sale of Australian tallow nearly all offered was disposed of. Finer qualities of beef tallow command 30s to 40s. The invention of a mixture is announced to preserve butter in ordinary kegs without the use of salt. (At;e Special.) London, Oct. 30.
News from Afghanistan states that General Roberts, instructed by the Viceroy of India, has issued a proclamation announcing that Afghanistan has been permanently placed under the administration of the British, who will occupy the principal cities and strongholds. General Roberts will act temporarily as Military and Civil Commissioner of Afghanistan, supported .at Cabul by a large bodj l, of troops. Several Indian regiments will reinforce the troops at Cabul, Candahar, and Jellalabad. The announcement has created a profound impression on the Continent of Europe. India generally approves. General Roberts has discovered that the massacre of the Embassy was inspired by powerful advisers of the Ameer, but that Yakoob was not implicated. He will arraign the Ameer’s Ministers before a Military Court for complicity in the massacre.
Sydney, Nov. 1. Best hcef is selling at a half-penny a pound. The squatters are subscribing liberally for its shipment. Chester is scratched for his engagements.
Melbourne, Nov. 1. An early dissolution of Parliament is expected.
Auckland, Nov. 1
The Minister of Marine, owing to the wind changing got away to-day, and was last seen off the Barrier.
The memorial expressing the confidence of the electors of Newton in Mr Swanson was in circulation to-day, and received a large number of signatures. The Government have ordered the release of the Minister of Marine as soon as the vessel is clear away.
At the Diocesan Synod, religious instruction in State schools came up. A resolution was agreed to recommending the provision in the New South Wales Education be urged upon the Legislation through the General Synod. Entries for A.R. C. Summer Meeting ore one-third more than last year. The Auckland Cup Handicap, 300 sovs, has, 30 entries ; the Racing Club Handicap, .200 sovs, 37 ; the Steeplechase, 150 sovs, fclO. Auckland, Nov. 3. Arrived—The Hero, from Sydney. Mrs Peacock, wife of the Mayor has died suddenly. An inquest has been held on Robert Glover, killed by a cart accident. From the evidence it appeared that the accident was largely owing to drink. The party called at two public houses on the road, as they went, and the lunatic Glover had a glass of rum given him. The cart capsized twice, the last time with a fatal result. A verdict of accidental death was returned, and no rider was added. A large number of men have struck work at Dempsey’s railway reclamation contract. A fortnight’s wages are due, and the men are apparently under the impression that the new rule of fortnightly
payments by Government contractors applied to them. Fresh non have been
pnt on. New Plymouth, Nov. 1. Te Whiti’s inllnence is on the dcj'iue. The sickness at Parihaka and the nonrelease of the prisoners have caused mmy to lose faith in the prophet. Te Modi, the opposition prophet, has succeeded in getting thirteen of the prisoners’ wives under his protection. Wellington, Nov. 1.
William Crawford has been sentenced to six mouths’ imprisonment for beating his wife and breaking her ribs. She was brought to Court in a cab. The Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution to the effect that, under the present law imprisonment for debt is abolished, except in cases where the debtor can, but will not pay, therefore Mr Hutchinson’s Bill is wholly unnecessary. Copies of the resolution were sent to the members for Wellington. It is reported that the “ New Zealand Times ” changed hands yesterday. It is understood that Joseph Saunders, of Wellington, is the successful tendeier for Thorndon reclamation, and the first section of the West Coast railway, for the amount of £75,000. A tender from another part of the colony was very close. One of the Government’s conditions was that the contractor should find work for the unemployed. Mr Saunders undertakes to find work for all unemployed within a fortnight. The Agnes was unsuccessful to-d iy iu picking up the Lyell Bay end of the cable, which is supposed to be buried deep in the sand. She lias sent for fivsh appliances, and will resume work at daylight to-morrow.
An inquest was held on the body of a man who died suddenly at the National Hotel. The post mortem examination led to the conclusion that ho died from narcotic poison. Close by a bottle was found labelled “ One or two spoonsful as required.” The stomach was handed to Dr Skae, Government analyst, for examination, and the inquest was adjourned. Amongst other suggestions offered by the licensed victuallers’ conference is one that public-houses should be opened for a specified time at mid-day and evening on Sunday. They are not opposed to local option coming into force provided compensation is allowed. Westport, Nov. 1.
A boy nine years old, a son of Mrs Maumson, dressmaker, has been missing since Thursday afternoon. He is supposed to have fallen off the coal siairs into the river.
Dunedin, Nov. 1,
The City Councillors will take action at next meeting re the tramway traffic. A limit will probably be put to the number of passengers to be carried, and engines will give place to horses. Trade during the week has been unsettled, owing to the belief that a revision of the tariff was about to take place, and that heavier duties would in all probability be imposed. Large clearances of tea, sugar, and tobacco have in consequence taken place. Messrs Cargill and Co’s wool telegrams state that transactions by private contract since tke close of the last series amount to 5000 bales. Prices on an average show fully a penny higher than the close of last series. The tone of the market is very firm.
An inquest on the bodies of the two children of Mr O’Brien, who were killed by the recent fire in Great King street, was held, and after the parents and other witnesses having been examined, the jury returned a verdict of “ accidental death,’" and did not wish any blame attached to the mother.
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