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{ Renters.) London, Feb. 20. Throe per cent. Consols, 975.

Adelaide wheat and flour are unchanged. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 17,002,900. At the wool sales to-day, 10,800 bales were offered, making a total of 81,300 bales catalogued since the opening sa'es.

The increased prices were firmly main- 1 tained. i Washington, Fob. 2S. i General Grant is generally accepted in i the coming election for President of the United States. St. Petersburg. Feb. 20. An Imperial ukase has been published, appointing General Melikoff head of the Supremo Commission for the repression of disorder in the city. Ho has been invested with unlimited power for tho punishment of offenders. {Age Sjtcnnl.) London, Feb. 27. General Malakoff has succeeded Count Gourka as Governor of St. Petersburg. A waiter employed in the palace of the Czarowitch was arrested on fsuspic'on of being implicated in tho attempted explosion of the Winter Palace. Latest news from Afghanistan states that fighting is occurring at Herat. A Cahulcc (!) plot was discovered to murder the Saltan of Turkey. London. Feb, 28. It is intended that Pcisia takes immediate possession of Herat, Seistan, and district surrounding. Merv will he erected into a State, jointly protected by Britain and Persia. The States of Khel and Cashmere have, received additions. Tho South African colonies’ delegates assembled at Capetown to discuss Sir M. Hicks Beach’s confederation proposal. It is absolutely necessary that tho British only should garrison Capetown. The Boers desire a distinct constitution for the Transvaal. AUSTRALIAN. [Special.) Melbourne, Feb. 28. • The following exhibitors at the Melbourne Juvenile Exhibition have been awarded silver medals : —A P. M'Oarthy, Joseph Bentley, F. Ange, Fred. M'Oarthy, Maggie Armstrong, Eleanor C. Sperry, residents of Dunedin ; Edward N. Barraud, Wanganui ; Henry J. Bilton, H. M. Dobson, Christchurch ; Dennis O’Brien, Wellington. Tho New Zealand exhibitors have also been awarded 10 first class certificates, 5 second, and 8 third. {Rente; V.) Melbourne, Feb. 28. In the elections, Sir Bryan O’Loghlen and Munro have been defeated. Mr. Berry tops the poll for Geelong with a small majority. Mr. Service has been elected for Maldon. The Opposition gained all the seats for Melbourne suburbs. Feb. 29. Seventy-fivereturns have been received. The Opposition so far claim a majority of nine. Pearson and all the other Ministers, except O’Loghlen, have been elected. Casey, L. L. Smith, and Dickson have been defeated. Melbourne, March 1. The “ Age ” admits a serious defeat, and recommends the immediate resignation of the Ministry. The Oppositon are sure of 48 or 49. Sydney, Feb. 28. The total subscriptions obtained in tin’s colony towards the Irish Relief Fund amounts to £20,000 The total subscriptions obtained in this Colony towards the Irish Relief Fund amount to L 20.000. INTERPROYINCIAL. Auckland, March 1. The barque Stracathso arrived to-day from London, after a passage of 92 days. Mrs. Mason died from diarrhoea, and one seaman fell from the mizzen masthead and broke his leg and a wrist. The vessel brings 100 passengers. Tauranga, March 1. Tho case of J. C. Young came on forbearing on Saturday, and lasted all day. On the charge of stealing LSO prisoner was committed for trial at Auckland. Two other charges were withdrawn. Bail was accepted—-Young in a LIOOO, and two sureties of L3OO each. Hawera, March. 1. A number of natives, ei route for Patea, Mokoro, and Manutahi, passed through yesterday on their way to Parihaka. They had five drays loaded with flour, tea, and sugar, and shark for the great half yearly meeting. Captain Taylor, with 40 men has left the camp at Otako for Oeo, where they are to meet the unemployed from Wellington, and escort them into camp. Wellington, March 1.

It is currently reported that the vacant portfolio in the Ministry has been offered to Mr. Thos. Dick, M. H. R., for Dunedin, and accepted by him. During the month of Feb., 98 births were registered, and 42 deaths. Summonses have been issued against two publicans, for allowing gambling in their houses after twelve.

Another 75 of the unemployed leave for Waimate Plains this evening for the purpose of taking part in road making there.

At the inquest to-dny, on the body of a man named Alex. Brown, killed at the corporation works on Saturday, the jury returned a verdict of “ Accidental death.”

To-day the Banks announce a further reduction of a half per cent, in deposit rates. These now are—Throe months, 4 per cent. ; six months, 5 per cent. ; twelve months, 5 k per cent. A man named Brown, a laborer employed on the Corporation works at Newtown, was killed this morning by a fall of earth.

Nelson, March 1,

An old Maori died at Wakapuaka, said to be one hundred and ten years old. It is reported he was the original chief of the district, but lost possession by the connuest of another chief.

Dunedin, March 1,

Goodman purchased Titania. and C. Turnbull purchased Londhand, but the prices are reserved. Hay purchased the [’evoke colt for 250 guineas. All horses engaged at the meeting were sent North to-day, except Tcra, Titania, Chancellor, and York which are engaged for Southland. They leave to-morrow. Vincent County subscribed L3OO to the Irish Relief Fund, and the Lakes L 149. The “ Times ” says, in connection with the statement that the Union Steam Shipping Co. intended laying up some of their boats during the winter, the following are the proposed new arrangements The Hawea, VYrnaka, and Penguin, are to be withdrawn from the East Coast trade. Tire two first named will be placed on the West Coast service in room of the Taiaroa and Waitaki. The Melt ourne steamers continue to run up the Er st Coast as far ns Russell. Tho Penguin and Ladybird will be laid up. Tho Taiaroa will probably be placed on the Dunedin and Timaru trade during the grain season. The Waitaki is to bo placed between Tauranga, Auckland, Whangarei, and Russell, making weekly trips. The running of the steamers will be so regulated that the present service between Lyttelton and Wellington will be maintained.

Pastor Chiniquy preached twice yesterday to crowded audiences. The collections amounted to L7B.

Lady Robinson laid the foundation stone of the Episcopal Church, Roslyn, before leaving. Over LSOOO were put through the totalisator on Saturday, completely paralysing betting. A fire occurred in the upper room of one of Hoffman’s stores, King street. The loss is fully insured in the South British LIOO ; National, LI4OO. The Governor left to-day for the North. The Governor intimates in the papers that he is not in any way interested in any of the Hon. W. Robinson’s horses, but probably he will form a stud. He has

bought one horse in the North, but has not taken delivery. If he goes in for racing, ho will not bo in partnership with anyone. Nominations for the Dunedin Champagne Stakes close on Tuesday. Edward Thorne, for stealing mono;/, was sentenced to six hours’ imprisonment, and ordered to receive 12 lashes.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 68, 2 March 1880

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