LATEST FROM EUROPE. [Reuter's). London, April 1. Three per cent. Consols, 98§ ; brandy, 10s. 6d. It is announced that Sadi Ali has been appointed sovereign ruler at Candahar under British protection. Bombay, April 5. A report has reached here from Cabul that Mahomed Jan, the leader of the Afghan tribes at Gluznee, has been killed. AUSTRALIAN. (Reuter's Telegrams.) Sydney, April 7. The following further exhibition awards have been announced:—Walton for basils, and Burt, of Dunedin, for refrigerators, both first class. Burt’s refrigerator was also commended. In the Legislative Council last night, the Education Bill was passed through Committee. Melbourne, April G. There is a good demand for milling oats. A cargo of Mauritius sugar has been sold at a decline of 15s. for whites and 10s. for vellows. Mauritius advices dated March 24 state that the sugar market is firm, but there is little doing. Tonnage is scarce ; freight, 325. Cd. New Zealand milling oats are worth 2s. 7d. to 2s. Bd. In consequence of short supplies there is good enquiry. Sailed —Tararua, for New Zealand. She grounded at the entrance to the Yarra, but it is expected she will float off at midnight. King George’s Sound, April 6. The P. and O. Company’s s.s. Siam, with the imvard Suez mail, arrived here to-day. Brisbane, April 6. The revenue of Queensland for the past quarter shows an increase of L 30,000 compared with the corresponding quarter of last year. There has been a saving in the expenditure to the extent of L 29,000. INTERPROVINCIAL. Auckland, April 7. The German war ship Bismarck is expected here early. She left Sydney on the 3rd. Tire house and store at Russell, in the occupation of William Greenleaf, has been burned down. The store was insured in the South British for L 159. The Colonial has has a risk on the stock, but the amount is unknown. A party of Thames visitors went to see Sir George Grey, and were heartily w elcoraed. He is in excellent health, and gave a donation of hooka to the Thames Public Ajfcjary. He stated his intention of>'iaißng- Canterbury and Invercargill to address his Southern constituents in reto numerous invitations. Wellington, April 7. _ An inquest on the fatal fire at Awharaiu commenced this morning. Steps are being taken here to form an ice company. An inquiry, instigated by John Haulinan, was held to-day touching the conduct oi Mr. Whitelaw, superintendent of i • j 7: syl , um - c °unter charge has been laid by the latter. The proceedings were private. O AMARU, April 6. Seven stacks of wheat were destroyed
l»y fire at Awamoko on Sunday night. It is believed they were set fire to. They were insured in the National for Ll5O ; South British, LISO ; and New Zealand, Ll5O.
A farmer named John Robertson, while returning home last night, was thrown from his horse and picked up insensible. He never recovered consciousness and died at ten this morning.
Dunedin, April 6.
Gorman’s Kirtleburn Hotel, nine miles from Cromwell, has been totally destroyed by fire. It was insured in the Union office for LSOO.
Invercargill, April 6. A prisoner named Wilson, undergoing a sentence for forgery, died in gaol yesterday.
The Railway Commission were interviewed yesterday, by a deputation which claims the Seward Bush Railway. A nunrber ot witnesses were subsequently examined.
Guthrie and Larnach’s sawmill recently destroyed by fire is to be rebuilt. At a meeting of the Reform Association, a letter was read from Sir George Grey to the effect that as soon as he recovered he will visit Christchurch, and come on, if the Association wish, to Invercargill. Invercargill, April 7. Louis Schmoll was charged at the Police Court with discharging a pistol at his wife Sophia. The pistol burst in Schmoll’s hand, but the bullet inflicted a wound in the forehead of his wife, but not a dangerous one. The attack is attributed to jealousy on the part of the husband, who was remanded for a week.
Four Invercargill riflemen are likely to be expelled from the volunteer force for insubordination at the Review. One never appeared on parade all the time the corps was in Christchurch. A large number of residential claims have been lodged with the Southland Registration Officer. The regulation prohibiting enginedrivers from making up for lost time between stations, has been revoked. While in force the trains never arrived to time, which caused much dissatisfaction.
Barnard’s cowshed, burned down at Makerewa, caused a loss of L6O. It was .uninsured. Boys were seen near during the day. The steamer Ino arrived yesterday with a cargo of Preservation Inlet cojd, intended to give a trial on the railway. It is said to be equal to Newcastle. While at Chalky Island, West Coast, the crew of the cutter Cygnet found a figure-head and cannon, supposed to belong to the Jack A. Frost, which sailed from here sixteen years ago, and has not since been heard of.
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