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BRITISH AND FOREIGN. {Renter’s. ) London, March 15. Arrived—Steamship Orient, from Melbourne ; Helen Denny, from Napier; Timaru, from Port Chalmers. The homeward mails via San Francisco were delivered in London on March 13th. Best Australian beef tallow, 355. to 365. London. March 16. News have been received from San Francisco that the fire which broke out on board the steamship City of Sydney while lying in dock, was speedily suppressed, and the vessel has sustained but little damage. St. Petersburg, March 15. A number of Socialists were holding a meeting to-day at Warsaw, when the police entered the house in which they were assembled, and arrested sixteen of the number. , AUSTRALIAN. ( Reuter’s Telegrams.) Adelaide, March 15. Governor Weld, of Tasmania, has been appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements. Adelaide, March 16. At the cricket match sixteen Adelaide players beat the Australian Eleven by 69 runs. Melbourne, March 16. The Australian and Agricultural Company has been formed in Melbourne, and has purchased Mr. J, H. Clough’s business. A Cabinet Council has been summoned for Monday for the consideration of new measures. Brisbane, March 16, Legal points having been raised in connection with the conviction of the bushranger Wells, the Governmenthas granted a respite of "his death sentence until the 22nd inst. The Queensland National Bank received a telegram from London to the effect that the floating of the proposed Queensland Loan has been postponed until after the forthcoming general election in England, as it is feared the excitement attending the same might endanger the success of the loan. Sydney, March 17. The following further awards by the Exhibition judges, are announced —ln hemp, Robertson, of Nelson, Ist. ; flax, Beavcn, 2nd. ; Fulton, Blenheim, 3rd.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 75, 18 March 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 75, 18 March 1880