■ BRITISH AND FOREIGN. [Kaildr's ) London, Jan. 22. The total reserve of notes ;md bullion in the Bank of England is L 5,937,500 London, Jan. 23. The Marchioness of Lome returns to Canada to-morrow. Sir Henry Bnlwer, Lieut.-Governor of Natal, has been appointed Governor of Western Australia. Three per cent, consols arc at 9SI-. Australian tallow is unchanged. January 24. Five per cent. Now Zealand 10-40 loan, !03. The distress throughout Ireland is increasing. Universal appeals for relief arc being made. New Yon,n, Jan. 23. It is currently reported here that the English Government have decided to interfere in the war between Chili and Pern. Bee UN, Jan. 22. The German Government has introduced a Bill in the German Parliament to increase the army another GO,OOO men. Vienna, Jan. 24. Austria is co-operating with the Melbourne International Exhibition. Slis will be a largo exhibitor. St. Petersburg, Jan. 22. The “ Golos ” of to-day announces that the Russian Government have received authentic information that Odessa has been discovered to bo undermined to a great extent, and the city is believed to be in imminent danger of destruction. Work in connection with tlio Panama Canal scheme has been commenced. St. Petersburg, Jan. 24. Tlio Russian Government has given an official denial to the rumoured defeat and abandonment of Tchikesalar. (Argus Sperial. ) London, Jan. 20. The Orient Company announce that they will not carry mails. It is understood the Company will tender, and then the captain will refuse to embark the mails. The Post Office will then prosecute, which, it is expected, will lead, to an expression of public opinion in favor of adequate payment. London, Jan. 23. General Skobeloff succeeds General Terguksofx in Asia.
AUSTRALIAN. ( Reuter's Telegram.) Sydney, Jan 23. The railway traffic manager, Carlisle, who was recently censured and fined for his conduct in connection with tho Paramatta railway collision on Boxing Day, has been ordered to exchange positions with Read, traffic auditor. INTE RPROYINOIAL. Auckland, Jan. 24. At the police court to-day, Win. Anderson, baker, was charged with obtaining money under false pretences from Hcrclwiek, grocer, and was remanded, bail being allowed. William Henry Turner, aged 84, formerly of Taranaki and Nelson, died yesterday. Tho following societies take part in the Friendly Societies’ demonstration on the 19th :—The different lodges of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity), Rechahites, Ancient Order of Foresters, Independent Order of Good Templars, Hibernian Australian Catholic Benefit Society, National Order of Oddfellows, and Local United Friends. It is expected that 25 lodges will take part in the fete. Auckland, Jan 2G. Tho schooner Minnehaha, owned by MTCenxio and Baghm, was wrecked in Harvey’s group, South Sea Islands, and a valuable cargo lost. Tho captain and crew wore saved. She was insured for L 3,090 in a floating policy on cargo and vessel. A remarkable discovery has been made near Mongonui, near Capo Karakara. On the sandhills being blown away by the recent gales a great heap of bones and the remains of a house were uncovered. Tiie Natives know nothing of it, and have no traditions of a settlement or burial place having been there. It is believed further examination will show they are the remains of a race inhabiting New Zealand prior to the immigration of the Maoris. Grahamstown, Jan. 2G. Mr. Allison E. Morrison, of Christchurch College Grammar School, has been unanimously elected, from eleven .applicants, head master of tho Thames High School. Mr. Morrison is a B. A. of Queen’s College, Oxford, and was highly recommended by Professor Brown, Christchurch, and many others. Shares in tho new tailings venture in Gabriel’s Gully, Otago, are about being placed in the market. Mining matters are quiet. Mr. Bull, officer in charge of the Telegraph Department, is to be presented with a testimonial previous to proceeding to Timaru. Normandy, Jan. 26. The Native Minister and party arrived at Waihi from Opuimko soon after 11 o’clock yesterday, and after staying at tho station proceeded to Hawcr.x via Norman by. Native preparations are being made at'Waihi station for a movement to Waimate Plains to-day. A site has been chosen for a redoubt to ho immediately erected on tho plains, at Kaipuna stream, it is thought. Wellington, Jan. 24. Three men found witli instruments for gaining in their possession, were sentenced to four weeks hard labor. Dr. Lemon has received the following ; —“ Colonel Glover has sent tho following message to the Mayor of Sydney, and I shall be glad if you hand the same to the Press Agency for publication, and also forward to the Central Committee for relief of tho distress in Ireland :—‘ Lord Mayor of Dublin, to the Mayor of Sydney Return grateful thanks for second munificent subscription. As distress increasing fearfully the Committee has telegraphed to Melbourne, and asked that it should make known wants.’” Since receipt of the above another telegram lias been received through Colonel Glover from an M. P., Dublin, to an M. P. at Brisbane, asking - what is doing in Brisbane for the distressed Irish. Wellington, Jan. 2G. At tho Supreme Court on Saturday a. rule nisi was granted,.jcalling.. upon Mr. W. L. Rees "to show cause why ho should not pay the sum of L 1,177 in his bands, belonging to Tareha Moananu. Dunedin, Jan. 2G. Tho collection at St. Joseph’s Cathedral yesterday, in aid of the Irish relief fund amounted to L 92. A case is proceeding in tho Supreme Court in which Proudfoot, the tramway engineer, is sued for LI.IOO for causing the death of Meldrum, a car ter, in October last. Colonel Scratchloy wenti’ouml to White Island, off Ocean Beach, and tooK soundings, and made inspection of tho neighborhood of the Heads for battery sites. At the City Court, throe milkmen were each fined 10s. and cost fin - selling adulterated milk. Twelve samples were taken, but the analyst only reported against these three. Dunedin, .Jan 2-1. Over L 250 wore collected for tho Irish famine fund, including LSO, one-third of the gross proceeds of a. circus performance last night. Invercargill, Jan. 20. Tho Union Bank of Australasia has bought land for premises in Tay street, formerly occupied by the Bank of New Zealand, for L 3750. James Colgee, formerly of Prince’s Hotel, a very old resident, was found dead in a hut on his land near tho Now River Heads. Death is supposed to have been from appoploxy. r -0-
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