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BRITISH AND FOREIGN. {Agi Special.) London, Jan. 8. An impression prevails on the part of the Belgian Commission appointed for the Moibourne Exhibition that, if the application for extended time bo granted, the Belgian Government will ask the Chamber to vote a subsidy towards the due representation of Belgium at the Exhibition. [Renter's ) London, Jan. 9. Eurl Derby, speaking at Huddersfield to-day, referred to the agitation in favor of Protection as a remedy for the distress and depression of trade in England. His lordship said he was averse to the proposal for Protection, and thought that the Protection policy of some of the colonics would eventually fail. London, Jan. 10. Throe per cent, consols. 93J. Australian tallow—best mutton, 40s. Gd. Cape Town, Jan. 10. The Cape Government is continuing to take steps for the suppression of sedition in the Transvaal, and have issued warrants for the arrest of Kruger and another Boor. The former was at one time President of the Transvaal. London, Jan. 10. Serjeant Parry died suddenly. The shock of hearing of his death killed his wife. Two chiefs on the Gold Coast have ceded the seaicoast to the British. It is believed it is intended to acquire Popoc, a seaport near Abomoy, the capital of Dahomey. January 11. A loan lias been issued of L 130,000 for the Wellington waterworks. Berlin, Jan. 11. The Lower House passed a resolution voting G,090,009 marks for the relief of the famine in Silesia. Calcutta, undated. General Roberts held a durbar at Cabul on the 9th. He assured the chiefs that the Indian Government would respect the lives, religion, and property of the inhabitants of Afghanistan. Panama, Jan. 10. The Bacchante has arrived at Barbadocs, with the sons o, the Prince of Wales on board. The Bolivian troops at Tacna have revolted. Special.) London, Jan. 10. It is understood that the Sultan was personally answerable for his action in connection with the rece.nt Mollah incident, and it is feared that he is passing under Russian influence ; hence Consul Layard’s pressure. The duties imposed by the Gorman protective tariff are an increase of onetliivd. The result is that the German shipping trade has declined. AUSTRALIAN. [Association Special.) Melbourne, Jan. 9. Tasmania considers the proposed Brindisi postal rates of Cd. on letters and Id. on newspapers too low. Melbourne, Jan. 13. The Government have consented to provide 109,000 ft. extra space at the Exhibition. The Lord Mayor of Dublin telegraphs to the Mayor of Melbourne that the distress in Ireland is increasing, and urgently requires publication throughout the colonies with a view to relief. Sydney, Jan. 9. Cross',veil, a lunatic alleged to be Arthur Orton, has been discharged from the asylum on a judge’s order on the application of his brother. The Eulli miners have struck against drinking in consequence of the publicans raising their prices through the now tariff. ( Rente> V.) Melbourne, Jan. 11. Mr Berry has authorised the Exlubibition Commissioners to provide 100,000 ft. additional space, and probably will extend the time for receiving applications. INTERPROYINCIAL. Auckland, Jan. 10. The notice served by Mr. Stewart, district engineer, on Dempsey, re railway reclamation contract, expired to-day. There is general dissatisfaction at the summer weather passing over and nothing being done. Thomas Vernon, charged wfih unshipping a quantity of drapery which had not paid customs duty, was fined LIOO, and costs L 3 10s. Mold Tawhai, M.H.R., for the northern Maori district, leaves for Wellington, having been telegraphed for to go there at once, being required as one of the commissioners on the Waimate Plains. For some time past rumors have been circulated about a Ngaruawhaia goldfield ; to-day the result of a trial test that was made at the Thames was received. It was fifty specs, as lino as flour, from 105 ounces of quartz. At a meeting of the Acclimatisation Society a letter was read from the Premier requesting Mr. Firth to undertake the unpacking and transfer of the white fish ova from the mail steamer, and forwarding them to their destination. The total number of boxes is 41, eleven of which are for Auckland. It was agreed that Mr. Firth should deposit ova in Lakes Tarawara and Taupo, the council guaranteeing the expenses of transport. Mr. Firth said he would hatch one of the parcels of ova in the domain ponds by way of experiment. Webb has compromised the action for alleged libel against Edgecmnbo, which was set down for hearing at the present cull sittings. January 11. The Anglican Mission for merchant seamen in port was inaugurated. Bishop Oowio conducted the first service to-day in the long room of the New Zealand Insurance Company’s buildings. Normandy, Jan. 10. The nows of the removal of the Maori prisoners is received, by the natives generally with indifference, and an expression of faith in To Whiti. They do not fear for the safety of the prisoners, but think that the Government wish to make To Whiti discontinue his strife for the land. Wellington, January 11. A stabbing case occurred 011 Friday night. It appears that two seamen belonging to tlie barque Bebington had a fight, 'when one of them named Alexander Martin took a sheath knife and severely stabbed the other man in the neck, making three incised wounds. The police have arrested Martin for unlawfully wounding. Wellington, Jan. 12. Ludwig, a well known jeweller, died on Saturday, and Shaw, also a well known jeweller, died last night. Dropsy was the cause of death in cacb case. The civil sittings of the Supreme Court have adjourned. Alex.' Martin for cutting and wounding was remanded. Port Chalmers, Jan. 10. A smart shock of earthquake from N.E. to S.E. was experienced here at 2 a.m. , Dunedin, Jan. 10. Joseph Sutherland, aged eight, whilst gathering chips on the new bridge at Otakia, caught hold of a rope beneath to swing himself down. He slipped his hold, falling into the river, which was about

nine feet deep at the spot. The body was recovered an hour afterwards.. Dunedin, Jan. 11. At the inquest on William Desmond, the jury found that death was caused by epilepsy, occasioned by excessive drinking, and accelerated by poison. Neil, the herbalist, who sold poison to the deceased, was censured for not taking bettor precautions in selling the same. The poison consisted of vermin killer, which contains strychnine. Dunedin, Jan. 12. Arrived—Ship Margaret Galbraith, 87 days out. One death, an infant, and two births. At tho City Court Charles Bilson, with five aliases, received twelve months for stealing a coat. Seven previous convictions of larceny since 1870 were proved against him. 'William Watson got twelve mouths on two chrrges of stealing a horse and saddle. Invercargill, Jan. 11 The Jockey Club have fixed the races for the 17th and 18th March. Yesterday Tlios. 'Williams, aged 11, was drowned while bathing in Alakarewarc river. Edward Turner, a stowaway by the last trip of the Rotorua, died in hospital on Saturday. He had been engaged in a row and kicked in the abdomen on the 7th.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 47, 13 January 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 47, 13 January 1880

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