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BRITISH AND FOREIGN.

( Reuter's). London, Feb. 27. Three per cent, consols 97|. Adelaide wheat, per 29Glbs., ex warehouse, GOs. Beat Australian beef tallow, 3Gs. ; best Australian mutton tallow, 375. At the wool sales to-day 11,300 bales ,v; vo cvh'lo'pird. There w?« a firm and ivc dcinvinl virli ill a i:0 c,. q>j' In the H. l >! 1. M-ds ■> v.ju; of u--confidence in the Government Inis been carried. At the wool sale to-day 10,400 bales were offered, making a total of 107,900 bales catalogued since the opening sale. The market was firm. Combing wools show an advance of twopence halfpenny as compared with the last scries. The House of Commons to-day passed the motion of Sir Stafford Northcote, for the punishment of members who obstruct the business of the house by temporarily suspending them from the privilege of sitting in Parliament. The Liberals supported the Government on this question, ami the debate lasted three days. Party feeling occasionally ran very high. On the Government obstruction resolutions the Opposition eagerly supported the Government, so as to prevent the latter appealing to the country on the anti-obstruction cry. By the new Standing Order power is given to the Speaker and Chairman of Committees to name offenders, so that

tho House c;in vote their suspension for that day without debate. If it occur thrice, the offender may he suspended for one week or longer. Berlin, Fob. 27. Prince Hohcnlohe has been appointed Foreign Secretary in consequence of Prince Bismarck’s state of health, which is reported to be bad. According to the “ Civil and Military Gazette ” of Lahore, the British Government retains Jellalabad, and places to the south and east of Afghanistan go under the British protectorate, Persia receiving Herat. London, March 1. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,790,000 quarters. The new scries of wool sales will commence on tho 20th April. There will probably be a total of 350,000 bales to be auctioned. London, March 2. The Hull District Bank suspended payment to-day. The liabilities have not yet transpired. In the House of Commons to-day the Army Estimates were introduced, and were passed without opposition. London, March 1. The ship Strati maim, from London to Adelaide, collided in the Channel, and immediately after sank. The whole of the crow of the ill-fated vessel were drowned. Bombay, March 1. The steamship Yinzora has foundered oft'the coast near this port. The captain, chief officer, engineers, and 100 of the native crew were drowned. London - , March 1. At the wool sales to-day 9200 bales were catalogued. The prices were firmly maintained. The series closes on March 12th. Suez, March 1. The Orient Company’s steamship Orient, homeward bound, arrived here to-day. Calcutta, March 1. Tho statements which wore lately published in the “ Civil and Military Gazette” of Lahore, regarding the action taken hy the British Government for the settlement af the Afghanistan question, are said to be without foundation. {Argus Social.) London, Feb. 28. Forgusson succeeds Temple as Governor of Bombay. MelikofTs dictatorship has checked the panic in St. Petersburg. It is regarded as being resolute but not despotic. Nihilist outrages are of daily occurrence. The theatre was burnt at St. Petersburg, on the anniversary of tho accession. An outbreak on the Continent is menacing. Russian and Italian agents are resisting the Austrian advances on Novibazar. There is less sympathy between the Russian and Berlin Courts. Twenty-seven matches are arranged for the Australian cricketers between 17th May and 10th September. There is some sox-eness at tho treatment of the English team in Australia, and it is urged that the Australians come as professionals, taking 75 per cent of the gate money. Feb. 29. John Henry Challis, an old resident of Sydney, died suddenly. He left LIOO,OOO to the University. Wool is firm, at an advance. (As>e Sptdal. ) London, March 1, Latest nows from Afghanistan states that General Roberts’ friendly overtures were unsuccessful. Mahomed Jan is dis-. satisfied with the proposals, and refuses further conference.

The boring of to tunnel was completed on ' • Const \NTixoPX..B, M The Commission, for the ? a 1 been ■ the Turco-Grcek frontier, which has ■ sitting for some time past, unc 1 , sidency of Safket Pasha, has > come to any understanding. frontier question the Greek and Tu _, B Commission were unable to agree, . H the Greek Government has according y H solicited the mediation of the Grea H Powers, with a view to the settlement o ■ the Turco-Hellenic frontier. , ■ Shots were bred to-day at two of the ■ officials attached to the Russian Embassy H in this city. One of the officials-was™ rather seriously wounded. The motive of ■ the would-be assassian is unknown. ■ Capetown, Feb 6. ■ (Per John Elder.) I Sir Garnet Wolselcy is at Marcti/.burg, ■ arranging a constitution for Natal. _ I The Legislative Council of Natal is dis- I cussing the question of the Home Govern- I ment granting responsible government. I AUSTRALIAN. I (/I’dWAvb ) I Sydney, March 2. I The awards by the judges in the classes! for jewellery, printing apparatus, and 1 boots, at the International Exhibition,! have been published to-day. New Zealand I exhibits in the classes mentioned rank! low, and received no awards. I ■ The steamship John Elder arrived froml England to-day. I March 1. I Arrived —Union Company’s steamship Albion, front New Zealand. Sydney, March 3. At a meeting of the Committee of the School of Arts held last night to consider the question of opening the instituI tion on Sundays, there was a very protract id discussion, but the motion in favor of opening on Sundays was finally carried. Brisbane, March 3. Fit/.roy river is now in heavy flood, and ! has risen five feet over the wharves at Rockhampton. The banks of the river i nearfthe gasworks are gradually crumbling , away, owing to flood water. | Melbourne, March 1. , The political situation remains uu- . charged, but there are abundant rumors as regards the construction of the new Ministry, which, however, are regarded as unfounded. The resignation of the Ministry has been accepted, and Mr. Service sees his Excellency the Governor to-morrow. Parliament will again open onJVlarch 0. The Rotomahana arrived this morning.

She made the passage from the Bluff to Melbourne in 83 hours, working four boilers only. S|ailed —Ringavooma, for New Zealand. I (Association Special.) \ Melbourne, March 1. Mauritius telegrams to 17th Feb. state that 750 tons are loading for Melbourne, tOtjt for Adelaide and 001 for New Zealand. Ivvbl i anr.'o i inc'.-, u md fe red. |i ir probable Mr. Service will l>c Premier and Treasurer, Mr Murray* Smith, Chief Secretary, Francis will probably decline office. Melbourne, Feb. 29. The election returns show that the Opposition have secured forty-two seats, ami the Ministry thirty-four. The Opposition are almost certain to obtain half of the remaining ten seats, and possibly seven of them. Sir B. O’Loghlcn was defeated for West Melbourne, Mr. Munro, leader of the counter party, was defeated by Mr. Gardiner, an unknown politician, but popular as captain of the Carlton Football Club. No disturbance occurred. March 1. The “Argus” to-day states that the Opposition have a majority of ten. The “ Age” publishes a return showing a majority of twelve for the Opposition. .The latter journal, in a leading article in tb s morning’s issue, referring to the election, blames Mr. Berry for the defeat orthe Liberal party in Victoria. Later.

The Berry Ministry will resign on Tuesday. They undertake to make no more appointments. Mr. Berry recommends the Governor to send for Mr. Service to form a new Ministry. It is generally believed that the Opposition will obtain at least a majority of twelve. INTE RPTIO VINCI AL. Auckland, March 3. The To Nutu section of the Waikato railway is finished as far as Mangapiko river. It is understood that the Insurance Companies have agreed on a revised tariff, with largely increased rates of premiums. H. F. W. Colson, well known in connection with athletic sports, and Captain of the A uckland Foot Ball team, which played against Canterbury, has died at the district hospital. Strong indignation has been aroused by the attempt of the Mormon elder to kidnap a married woman and three children yesterday by the mail steamer. Tarring and feathering are openly threatened to Elder Sorensen, who remains here. The woman’s passage was not paid, but it was paid as soon as the steamer got outside. Judge and Mrs. Gillies arc passengers by the mail steamer. Herbert Kneent, with several aliases, charged with vagrancy by obtaining charitable subscriptions under false pretences, has been remanded to Dunedin. The Phonographic Company came to grief, the phonograph being pawned. Wellington, March 3. His Excellency returned from his southern trip to-day. In compliance with a resolution passed at a public mooting re the Foxton and Wellington railway, a deputation will wait on the Government to-morrow. The Mayor transmitted LOGO to-day to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, in aid of the Irish distress. It is stated that, owing to Major Kemp’s conduct in connection with the disturbances at Murinotn, the Government today recommended to His Excellecny that Kemp be dismissed from all his appointments. It is understood His Excellency has approved of this step. Fifty more of the unemployed are to be engaged fox' road making on the \\ aimate

Plains. . At tlio Police Court James McArdle, proprietor of the To AVO Hotel, was charged with allowing gambling in his house after midnight. His Worship, j» fining him 405., said the fact of defendant encouraging youths whose ages range from 10 to 20 was extremely disgraceful, . and that he, as chairman of the Licensing Bench, should at the annual meeting, strongly advise the Commissioners to refuse McArdle’s license. Mrs. Harding, of the Brunswick Hotel for allowing dice to be thrown after midnight, was fined 40s. and costs. The Pakaruatahi Hotel and outbuildings were completely destroyed by fire last night, They were insured for LI2OO, but the particulars are not kpowif. DuNErnjf, March ft. Mi 1 . Dick proceeded to Wellington this moaning to be sworn in. A fire at St. Kilda destroyed a fourroomed cottage belonging to onp Goodison. it was unoccupied and was insured for L2OO in the Norwich Union. At Laurence, Ah Yow, a Chinaman, sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for stealing gold from the Wetherstones Company’s battery, he hung himself in the gaol to the bars of his cpll vyipfto'SV cutting his mattress into strips to i»alfe the rope, which proved sufficient,

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, 4 March 1880

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