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TELEGRAPHIC.

LATEST FROM EUROPE.

(A 'at let’s.) London, Feb. 20.

The present scries of wool auctions to date show the following increases in the prices of fwool as compared with last auction :—Greasy, lf,d to 2d. ; scoured, 2d. ; fleeces, lid. At the wool sales to-day 8800 bales have been catalogued; there was a firm and active demand.

In the House of Lords an important discussion took place on the Afghanistan question. The Duke of Argyle again attacked the policy of the Government. Tho Premier replied, defending the course pursued, stating that Russia sought to embarass England in Asia. The duty of the Government was therefore to secure the gates of India. Until such had been achieved it was impossible to retire from Afghanistan, as anarchy still prevailed in the country.

London, Feb 21. At to-day’s wool sales 0900 bales were offered. Prices were firmly maintained. Buf.lin, Feb. 21.

The German Government are taking active interest in the preparation of exhibits for the Melbourne Exhibition, and are adopting steps to be adequately represented, and have determined to grant a liberal subsidy. Constantinople, Fob. 21.

Colonel Lyngo, accompanied by his wife, who were engaged in relieving the refugees at Roumciia, have been captured by Greek brigands and threatened with death failing an adequate ransom. Galle, Fob. 21.

The P. and O. Company’s steamer Bangalore left here to-day with the inward Suez mails.

{Argus Special.)

London. Fob. 31. Sir Garnet Wolsolcy has been appointed Quarter-master General. Wool firm, opening rates have advanced : greasy fleece Ikb, scoured 2d., crossbreds 2d.

(Age Special.) London, Feb. 20.

Colonel Colley, Military Secretary to the Viceroy cf India, has been appointed successor to Sir Garnet Wolsely, at the Transvaal.

Mr. Hannay, a resident of Glasgow, has discovered the process of making artificial diamonds.

London, Feb. 21,

The Duke of Argyle declares the Afghan policy of the British Government to bo deceitful, weak, cowardly, and a stain on the honor and prestige of England. The Orient liner Sorata sailed for Melbourne on Saturday. AUSTRALIAN. (Reuters). Sydney, Feb. 21. W. Hezlett has been elected member for Paddington in the Legislative Assembly, in place of Mr. Sutherland, resigned. Mr. Hezlett favors the Government education scheme. The International Exhibition closes on the 20th April. Sydney, Feb. 23. Three prisoners effected their escape from Casiro gaol yesterday, by removing a sash in the wall. They secured th»

police's horses and got clear away. The police are now in pursuit. Brisbane, Feb. 21.

A man bathing in the Kautree river yesterday was attacked by an alligator, which seized him in the thigh, and crushed and clawed him severely. The alligator finally slipped his hold, and the man escaped. The steamer Mcnmuir, from Singapore, reports that the comet was seen in Torres Straits. The nucleus was very red and quite visible.

PER OUR SPECIAL WIRE.

INTE RPRO VINCIAL.

Grahamstown, Feb. 23,

Alburnia shares advanced 10s. This price is owing to a statement that gold has been found in the low level.

Archbishop Steins is visiting the Thames. Ho receives an address from the congregation and the Hibernian Society and Christian Doctrine Society. A very large congregation heard him preach yesterday. There is small probability of Mr. Rowe floating the Caledonian Company, Auckland capitalists having combined against him.

Government is urged to procure some alteration in the conditions under which the gold fields are leased from the natives, who levy black mail on anyone moving the surface of the soil.

Napier, Feb. 23,

Mr. Mills arrived in town on Saturday, and reported to the police that the Wanganui natives had shot a number of sheep at Murimutu, belonging to Mr. Moorehouse, and had threatened to burn clown the homestead. He stated that the whole of the hands had left the station owing to threats made by the natives, and that ho was the last to leave. Murimutu is in the Wanganui police district, and no action can therefore be taken by Inspector Scully in the matter. Topea, the head chief of the Taupo lives at present in Napier. Notwithstanding the threatening aspect of the natives, Walker Neville is just about to drive 4000 sheep on to land immediately adjoining that of Mr. Moorehouse. The Taharate natives have given Mr M‘Master notice to leave his run, which he leases from them, within a week, under threats of violence if he refuses to comply with their demands. M‘ Master is now in town, and has reported the matter to the proper authorities. Even the rifle butts seem to be an offence iu the eyes of the Maoris. They have removed some of tho sand bags and other accessories, and doubtless they will next carry off the targets for private practice by themselves. Major Routledge has reported the matter to tho Government, and awaits instructions before taking any action in the matter.

Haw era, Feb. 21,

Major Tuke, with the whole of the Constabulary under him, are to move to Baylcy’s farm, north of Stoney River, today. Mama, head chief of the Wangagarua, Napier, visited the Commission at Geo on Thursday. He expressed his inability to compel his tribe to attend.

Christchurch, Fob. 23.

Mr RoUeston goes to Wellington tomorrow. He was interviewed to-day by a deputation from the City Council, asking for some parliamentary help in the shape of a grant of land or money to Christchurch. It was pointed out that the other big towns by reason of their largo or wealthy endowments had to levy comparatively small rates, while Christchurch with an endowment not more than LIGjOOO, and consisting of very xmremnnerative property that brought no mox-e than LISG rental, had the cheering prospect of a rate something like 3s. lid. Mx - . RoUeston would give no decisive answer. He admitted the hardship of the position, hut said that Government had shut dowxx on grants of laud to municipalities and fresh legislation would be needed. He did not hold out much encouragement that anything could be doxxc to moot the wishes of the deputation. Tim abu, Feb. 23.

A man named James Munro died in tile hosjiital yesterday, from the effect of injuries received on Saturday while blasting a rock. The charge went off too soon, terribly mutilating him. He was a single man. At tho inquest to-day, a verdict of accidental death was returned. f Dunedin, Feb. 23.

An instance of rapid telegraphing has occurred. A cable message for London, to be repeated from there to Edinburgh, was answered in Dundin in 24. hours 15 minutes from tho time it was put in. A Corporation laborer named Connolly, who plucki'y saved a child from certain death on Thursday, by snatching it from the front of an approaching engine at Hanover street crossing, is recommended by the “Star” for the consideration of tho Humane Society. The Lincolnshire delegates proceeded to Southland on Wednesday, forwarding their report by the outgoing mail on Friday. They go Home by the March mail.

The City Guards have in a body refused to attend the Easter Review at Christchurch, objecting to the terms of 10s. a head, with accommodation in the barracks. The following horses have paid the final sweep on the Cup : —Foul Play, Mata, Natator, Longlanda, Betrayer, Hornby, Titania, Camballo, Grip, Libeller, and A tlantic.

Lamond’s claim at Vinegar Hill, Cambrians, washed up GOO ounces for three months’ working, dividing LSOO per man after paying expenses. In the seven-mile walking match between Claxton and M'Donncl, the former won in s(imin. 32sec. At Waikouaiti a Chinaman had both legs cut off by a reaping machine. Andved —The Corialanus, 98 days from anchorage to anchorage. She brings 39 passengers and 1700 tons of cargo. The passage was a mere yachting trip. Feathcrston and Murphy have been committed for trial for sticking-up at the Bald Hill Flat.

The Standard Insurance Company’s report states that owing to the depressed state of business, and frequent heavy losses, the company has been gradually diminishing its risks. No dividend is recommended. Net premiums received during the half-year, L 32,452 ; interest on investments, L34BG ; fire and marine losses, L‘20,010, The Chamber of {Commerce have received the following telegram from the Hon. Mr. Oliver ;—“ lie steamer communication with West Coast ports, the Premier tells me that upon discussion of the Postal estimates in Committee of Supply, the expenditure for the service was strongly objected to. It was pointed out that it was only required to keep ports south of Hokitika in communication with the rest of the world, and that for this purpose communication with Hokitika or Greymouth would suffice. He promised to endeavor to reduce this expenditure by inviting tenders for a service from one of the larger West Coast ports, and is only acting up to that promise. There is nothing to prevent Dunedin steamboat owners tendering for the service, but the colony generally would not be content to subsidise a steamer to run from Dunedin at much greater expense than is warranted. ”

Thomas Brian, engaged on the Government survey staff in the Tuapoka district, died from sunstroke received at Waipori. He was aged 21, and was unmarried. The racing privileges realised LG74 10s. against L6lO last year. The “ Star ” hears a well known Canterbury racing man has instituted criminal proceedings against the “ Timas” and “Witness” Company for alleged libels concerning running his horses.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 65, 24 February 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 65, 24 February 1880

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