BRITISH AND FOREIGN.
(Reuter's Telegrams.) London - , April 13. Three per cent, consols, 98|. The homeward mails, via San Francisco, were delivered in London to-day. = The ‘‘ Standard” publishes a paragraph stating that the present Ministry only delays its resignation in consequence of Her Majesty being on the Continent, but further states that its resignation will be tendered immediately the Queen returns, London, April 14. New Zealand securities remain firm at last quotations. 5 per cent new loan, .109; 41 per cent loan, 981. "New Zealand wheat remains at 475. 3d. to 475. 6d. per 49G lbs, ex warehouse. Adelaide wheat and flour unchanged. Australian tallow—Best beef, worth 32s ; best mutton, 345. London, April 15. The elections are nearly concluded, and the returns so far show that 340 Liberals and 235 Conservatives have been elected, thus leaving a majority of 105 for the Liberal party. Sixty-three Home Rulers, including twenty-five followers of Mr. Parnell, have been returned. For the boroughs fifty-seven seats have been gained to the Liberals, and in the counties they have gained forty-seven seats, which formerly were held by Conservatives. The Home Rule party has gained several seats. Arrived—Calypso, from Port Chalmers; Zealandia, from Wellington; Waimea, from Napier. Madhid, April 14.. Francisco Otero, who was found guilty of attempting the life of King Alphonso on 30th December last was executed today. AUSTRALIAN.
(’Reuters Telegrams,} Sydney, April 14. The following additional _ awards have been made : —Messrs. Reid and Gray, Dunedin, broadcaster; Ferand, Clyde, syrups ; Kempthorne, cherry brandy ; Moffett, Invercargill, ginger brandy ; Smith, Nelson, wine, —Ml first. Mr. A. R. Stevens, who was injured some time ago on board the Wakatipu, is now improving. Sailed—"Wakatipu, s.s., for New Zea. land. The City of Sydney has arrived from Auckland. A destructive fire occurred at Bathurst last night. The flames were only mastered after great exertions. Sydney, April 15. Mr, Hungerford, has resigned his seat in the Assembly. The Exhibition closes on Tuesday, which has been proclaimed a public holiday. Messrs. Cohen Bros, have called a meeting of their creditors. Their liabilities are set down at L 38,000, and assets at L 40,000. Melbourne, April 15. Considerable anxiety is felt concerning the ship Iron Duke, now 116 days out. She left London on December 21st. Sugar market firm. The Hon. James Service, Premier, addressed his constituents at Baringheep, in the electorate of Maldon, last night. In the course of his address, he said, that his programme would be unchanged, arid the question of the reform of the Constitution would be just as it was introduced into Parliament, and he. was confident his measure would be carried through during the present session. Mr. Service intimated that further re-instatements of the Black Wednesday victims would be made wherever the dismissal was proved to have been unjust. Adelaide, April 15. The South Australian Parliament will meet for despatch of business on the 21st May. Brisbane, April 15. Mr. Mcllwraith, Premier, who is now at Home, telegraphs he is unable to leave London until May. The meeting of Parliament is therefore postponed till July. INTERPROVINGTAL;
Grahamstown, April 16. The “ Star ” states that it may not be generally known that the expenses of the Lincolnshire delegates were borne by this colony, and will amount to LI,OOO. The “ Star ” objects. A fatal accident occurred this morning. A man named James Syverett was engaged packing logs of about three tons, when the support gave way, and he was killed instantaneously. He was working in the Big Pumping Association yards. Auckland, April 16. Knorp’s survey party are still at work beyond Helensville, trying to discover the best route for the North Auckland Railway. At the Supreme Court sessions Isaac "Wilson, of the Ohinemutu Hotel, chai’ged with shooting with intent to kill certain natives, was acquitted. Alexander Campbell and John Farmer, for forcible entry, another phase of the Ohinemutu riots, was also acquitted. Napier, April 16. A .woman named Wilson was found by the roadside near Hastings in a very helpless state. She was conveyed to Mr. "William’s woolshed, and a doctor was sent for, wh»-delivered her of twins. It turns out her husband is a carpenter unable to get work, and has been wandering about the country in a state of destitution . The woman is rapidly recovering strength, and Mr. Williams is paying all expenses. Nelson, April 16.
At the Magistrate’s Court this afternoon, W. Carter Webb, late local manager for the New Zealand Insurance Company, was charged on remand with embezzling L 6 17s. belonging to his employers. After some evidence accused admitted the charge, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment with hard labor.
Wellington, April 16.
It is stated that some natives at Petone have dug trenches in the road leading to Gear’s slaughter yard. It is believed the latter intends taking legal proceedings against the offenders. The railway returns for the four weeks ending March 6 are—Receipts, L 60,306 18s. 7d. ; expenditure, L 42,980 11s. 7d. The body of Devereaux, ' one of the young men lost on the Wairarapa Lake, was found to-day, as the boat was found anchored by means of one of the guns getting caught in the chair of the boat.
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