Per our Special Wire.
(Reuter's Telegrams.) Sydney, Nov. 23.
Devoe's kerosene. Is. 9d : Patna rice, £l2 ; N. Z. wheat, 55.; sugar, C unpa >y’s Ho. 1 prices, £4O ; candles, D.K., 181. Adelaide, Nov. 2.5. Wheat, ss. 6tL; new seasons, os. 4d.
INTERPROVI NCI AL,
Auckland, Nov. 2S.
The Hawea and Rotorua sailed this afternoon together from Queen street wharf for Russell and Sydney respectively. For the first mile they kept funnel and funnel. The Hawea having the best position hugged the north shore, and rounded the beads 15 seconds ahead of the Rotorua. Betting is in favor of the Hawea beating the Rotorua to Cape Brett.
Wellington, Nov. 28.
It is stated that after Monday the wages of the tramway employees will be reduced, and their hours be increased.
By an order in Council the exportation of dynamite from New Zealand to the South Sea islands is prohibited. At their meeting to-day the Directors of the Tramway Company received a lawyer’s letter from some shareholders threatening legal proceedings in reference to floating of the Company. Railwsr communication with Feather*tone'w*B restored to-day. The: Tariff Committee, recently appointed by the House of Representatives, last night brought up the following report: —“ The Committee appointed to consider and report on the question of what relief can be afforded to manufacturers in this colony,' by.lessening or abolishing duties at present levied on articles used by them, irrespective of manufactures, and of means by which the establishment of colonial industries may be promoted. We have the honor to make the following interim report The Committee recommend that the following articles be admitted free of duty—Grindery, except heel .and toe plates; boot lining; morocco, roan, japanned, and enamelled leather; seal skins, and goat skins; saddler’s ironmongery and harness; carriage bolts,, nuts, screws, tire bolts, shackles, holders, and other iron fittings ; hatter’s materials; al mends in confection era’ manufactures; sheet zinc, plain galvanised iron metal ; bags, and satchels. The Committed recommend that certain duties be increased, as. follows Candles, other than tallow, l£d. per lb. ; sashes, plain, 2s. per pair; sashes, glazed, with ornamental glass, 4s per pair ; doors, glazed, with ornamental glass, 4s. each ; and that the duty on Australian wine be restored to 4s. per gallon. The Committee do nut recommend an import duty on coal, but consider it advisable that, in order to assist coal mining industry, port dues at coal pits, as well as railway charges on coal, be reduced to the lowest possible point. It is recommended that no duty on green fruits should be imposed. ” ' A railway collision, between a passenger and'ntjg’gage train, occurred on the WellingtonF'eatherston line, near Kaitoki.this evening. The passergers were severely shaken but sustained no serious injury. A couple of carriages were damaged. Nelson, Nov 27 The New Zealand Shipping Co. ’s ship Opawa, 97 days from London, with immigrants, arrived off the Boulder Bank late last night. A steamer, with the health officer and others, went off this morning, and ha* only just returned. The pas sengers are in good health. Alice Sutton was charged with the wilful murder of-her infant on 18th inst., and Was remanded till Tuesday. Christchurch, Nov. 20. The fine imposed upon Edward Wil- j of Lyttelton, for smuggling tobacco lute been lessened by the Governor, in consequence of a petition, from £IOO to £26.
For the marticulation examination in the New Zealand University, 36 candidates have sent in their names, and for the Junior Scholarships there are 33 competitors. ’ Th«* water supply for the upper levels in-the town of Lyttelton will be turned into the mains on Tuesday next. The Borough Council have made provisions, in case of accident to the main reservoir, by constructing another at the junction of Canterbury and Exeter streets, 182 feet above sea level, of a capacity of 79,000 gallons, thus enabling the mam reservoir to bo cleaned without the supply being stopped. To still further benefit the residents below this level, the Council have constructed another reservoir, capable of holding €6,000 gallons, at Little Brenchleyroad, 147 feet above Canterbury street reservoir, and 330 feet above sea level. This will be supplied from Canterbury street reservoir, by means of a six horse engine and Tangye patent pumps, through a four inch pipe. , The engine and pumps were made by S3cott Bros., of Christchurch. Mains have already been laid to the extenfr of four miles. The average daily consumption is 60,000 gallons. .u ' i ■’ * Oamabu, Nov, 28. The’ grain l and produce market is inactive, and quotations are without any change.
Dunedin, Nov. 28. Bsin fell all day, and interfered with the Show, whioh was nevertheh si attended by about 2000 persona The Lincoln sHeepof F. Sutton, J, Allan, and the N. Z. and A. Land Company were the chief prize takers. John Reid, of El lerslie, took all- the Romney Marsh prizes: Tne best draught entire in the yard was' Young Prinoe of Wales, owned byßtunell and Craig. The best draught mixd was Menlove's Countess: best thoroughbred entire, G. Coombe’s Flying Dutchman,
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