(Renter’s 7 elegrams.) London, jApril 7. The Board of Trade returns of imports for the past month amounted to L 37,025,000, being an increase of L 9,187,000, as compared with last year. The exports for March reached a total of L 18,812,500, being an increase of L 2,087,500, as compared with March, 1879. London, April 8. A Lit eral demonstration took place today, at which Lord Hartingdon made a speech in -which he denied the statements which had been made to the effect that the Liberal party was divided, and said it was more united now than it ever had been. A rumor, recently published in London newspapers, thatThebar, King of Burmah, was dead, is entirely unconfirmed. Berlin, April 6. The Federal Council having rejected Prince Biscarck’s Stamp Duties Bill, the Chancellor has resigned, but there is a probability that the Council will reconsider. St. Petersburg, April 7. An official denial has been given to the report which recently gained currency to the effect that China had shewn open hostility towards Russia by despatching troops across the River Amoor, and that the latter had committed acts of aggression towards the inhabitants of Kuldja. Bombay, April 7. The reported death of Mahomed Jan, the leader of the Afghan forces at Ghuznee, is denied. Vienna, April 8. Baron Von Hay merle, Minister for Foreign Affairs, made an application to the Austrian Parliament for an extra grairi of LIOOO for the proper representation of Austria and Hungry at the Melbourne Exhibition. (Rutter's Telegrams.) Sydney, April 7. In the Legislative Assembly last night the bill to define the powers of the Legistive Council was read a second time. Sir Henry Parkes, Premier, atatedjie would proceed no further with the BiflH&til the similar measure which had bOTE.,introduced in the Upper House had been dealt with. The following Exhibition awards are announced —Furniture, Seaford, of Auckland, specially commended, first class; Large and Townley, Napier, and Carl Peters, Wellington, Ist. class; Guthrie and Larnach, Dunedin, and Nicholson, Wellington, 3rd. class. Burt, of Dunedin, Ist. class awards for gasliers ; Petersen, Christchurch (special) for silver jug ; Myers, Wellington, and Guthrie and Larnaoh, for hall door, 2nd class awards. Greenfield and Stewart, for mantelshelf ; Halley, Ewing, and Stewart, all of Wellington, for doors ; and Sandstein, of Christchurch, for epergne. Third class awards, Scott, for stoves; Child and White, Christchurch, for cone work. Arrived—Hero, from Auckland yesterday. Sydney, April 9. The steamship Wakatipu has arrived. Seven stowaways were found aboard her after her departure from Wellington. In the Legislative Council last night, a letter was received from the Hon. W. B. Dailey tendering his resignation. An anti-Chinese meeting was held last night, at which a petition to Parliament was adopted, praying for the immediate passage through the Legislature of an Act of one clause, requiring the steamer Brisbane, now quarantined here with two hundred and fifteen Chinese, and with some cases of small-pox on board, to depart immediately without discharging, under a penalty of L 20,000. Brisbane, April 9. A Commission has been appointed to inquire into the cause of the heavy mortality which has taken place among Kanakas on plantations near Maryborough. Melbourne, April 7. David Syme, the proprietor of the “Age,” has apologised and paid costs, and the libel case is off. Melbourne, April 8. There is a moderate business doing in oats. Sugars are becoming firmer, and appear to have reached the lowest price. Arrived —Te Anau, from New Zealand. Auckland, April 8. Captain Colbeck addressed his con stituents at Waipa last night, and received a vote of confidence. He said he had no faith in Mr. Macandrew as a leader nor in Sir George Grey as a financier. Pleuro pnemonia is rapidly spreading in Waikato. Two farms at Okakupo have been proclaimed infected. Communications are proceeding between Auckland and Southern members with a view to forming a compact Opposition next session. Sir George Grey’s Invercargill speech is expected to sound the key note of the new party. Sir George Grey is expected to address the electors at the theatre, Auckland, before going South, The Agricultural Statistics show a great falling off in the average yield of crops, caused by sparrows and pheasants. The Waitemata County Council demur to the deduction of L 324 by Government, from the subsidy for alleged destitute. Members deny that any real destitution exists in the County. The Regatta Committe have fixed the champion four oared outrigger race prize at L 135, and the champion schooner (50 tons and upwards) at LIOO. Auckland, April 9. The charge of indecent assault'against Stephen Hughes, jun., solicitor and ratecollector for the Ponsonby Road Board, will occupy the Supreme Court all day. The charge is brought by a girl of sixteen, engaged as servant in his house. The girl fainted while under cross-examination.,, this morning. She said Hughes had* never taken liberties with her before this occasion, and had once discharged a man of whose conduct she had complained. The Bank of New Zealand shipped six boxes of gold (61290z5) valued at L 25,000. Hawera, April 8. Mr. Parris, with the Chief Surveyor and others, has gone over to Waimate Plains with a view to deciding the boundaries of native reserves, as the natives will not name what portions they, wish reserved. A good deal of judgment has to be exercised in defining the boundaries between the races. Remainder of Telegi ams see Fourth Rage,
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