BRITISH AND FOREIGN. ( Heater's 7 e!eg rams.) London, Feb. 12. Three per cent consols, 9G|. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is sixteen and a half millions. The Steamer Garonne arrived from Adelaide. The 5 per cent Nexv Zealand 10-40 loan is quoted at 1921. Best Australian beef laiioxv is at 365.; best Australian mutton tallow, 38s. Gd. Tho House of Commons, after a short debate, refused for tho second time to
assent to the introduction of a Bill to perpetuate the Royal Charters of Banks. London, Feb. 13. Mr. F. H. O’Donnel, member for Dunrarvan, in tho House of Commons, moved an amendment on the Address, conveying censure on the Government regarding Irish affairs, but xvas defeated by amajority of 12S to 12. The Irish Distress Relief Bill, promised in her Majesty’s speech, has passed the' 1 second reading. • Obituary. —Sir Wm. Bagga, member for Norfolk. Lord Lymington, the Liberal candidate has been elected for Barnstaple, defeating Mr. Carden. Sir. M. Hicks-Bcach, replying to Sir F. McArthur in the House of Commons, said that the Queensland management of Torres Island had been faultless. He also intimated that the Government had not at present any intention of extending its jurisdiction to New Guinea. London, Fell. 14. The London Chartered Bank of Australia pays one per cent, for the half year. Five per cent. Nexv Zealand 10.40 Loan 1021- to 1031. The motion for a Select Committee to inquire into the effects of Free Trade has been negatived. Mr. Clarke, the Conservative candidate, has been elected for Southwark, in room of Mi*. Locke, the deceased member, defeating Mr. Dunn, tho Liberal candidate, and Mr. Shipton, the Radical candidate. • London. Fob. 15. In the sculling match on the Tyne Boyd boat Hawdon, easily. Calcutta, Feb. 15. Latest intelligence from Cabul is to tho effect that Mohammed Jan still continues to excite the different tribes to attack the British force. Berlin, Feb. 14. The Reichstag has been opened. The Imperial speech justified the increase made in the German army on the ground that the arrangements going on amongst their neighbors rendered this course necossaiy ; but tho speech also pointed out that the coui’se of action being pursued implied no departure from tho pacific policy laid down for tho guidance of the German Empire. Wgt A/dwVr/.) London, Feb 13. Latest noxvs states that Mahomed Jan’s poxver is xx-aniug, and his followers are decreasing. 3000 Turkomans have invaded Afghan. Ayoub Arim, aided by Russians, invaded Badiksbar, xvith a strong force. The German Emperor has announced a commercial treaty with Samoa, which provides for the extension of trade. Disraeli denies that Persia is absolved from the treaty xvhich provides for seizing Herat. AUSTRALIAN. (Heater’s Telegrams.) Sydney, Feb. 14. Hennessey’s brandy, case 365. ; throe star, 455. Gd. ; Hennessey’s brandy, bulk, in quarters, 11s. 9d. ; Nexv Zealand oats, 3s. per bushel; maize, per GOlbs., 2s. sd. ; candles, D.8.J., per lb., 7d. to 71s. 4d. ; kerosene, diamond, per gallon, Is. TRIAD el aide, Fob. 14. Wheat, 4s. Bd. per bushel ; flour, LlO 10s. to Lll per ton. Market firm at these
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