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LATEST FROM EUROPE

{By cable from Ratter's Agency. ) London, April 27.

Three Per Cent. Consols, 091 ; Adelaide wheat, per 49Clbs., ex warehouse, 535.; Five Per Cent. New Zealand, 10-40 loan, 104; the New Five Per Cent, loan is LI lower. At the wool sales to-day 8700 bales were catalogued, making a total of 70,200 since the opening. Prices were firmly maintained.

London, April 28.

The race for the Two Thousand Guineas was run to-day at Newmarket, and won by Petronel, with Muncaster 2nd, and Abbot third.

Lord Kimberley has accepted office as Secretary of State for the Colonies. The other appointments are Lord John Poyntz Spencer, President of the Council ; the Duke of Argyle, Privy Seal ; Earl Ripon, Viceroy of India ; Sir C. Wentworth Dilke, Foreign Under-Secre-tary ; Mr. G. J, Shaw-Lefrcve, Secretary to the Admiralty ; the Right Hon. W. P. Adam, Public Works. Sir H. E. Chamberlain also enters the Cabinet.

At the wool sales to-day, 11,300 bales were offered, making a total of 81,500 bales catalogued since the opening. There was rather weaker demand for crossbreds ; common to medium qualities, id. to Id. lower..

The Hon. John Bright has been appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the office which he held in the last Gladstone administration.

April 29. The Right Hon. J. G. Dodson has been appointed President of the Local Government Board, with a seat in the Cabinet, and Sir Joseph Chamberlain President of the Board of Trade. Mr. Grant Dulf lias been appointed Under-Secretary for the colonies ; Mr. Anthony Mundella VicePresident of the Committee of the Council of Education; and Sir Henry James Attorney-General. Mr. Henry Fawcett has accepted office as PostmasterGeneral. St. Petersburg, April 27. It is reported that the author of the "Winter Palace explosion has been arrested. Aden, April 26. The steamship Somersetshire arrived here yesterday. Berlin, April 28. The German Parliament has rejected the Bill which was introduced for the purpose of granting a subsidy to the South Sea Trading Company, which took over Goddefroi’s business at Samoa. UNPUBLISHED CABLEGRAMS. London, April 21. The recent attack by Mr. Gladstone upon Austria is causing great anger in Mr. Gladstone, .in his explana■Jjl 'is published in the Vienna states that he speaks only of in'aividuals. The reported massacre of British troops by Afghan hostile tribes between Quettah aud Kandahar is denied. The irritation existing between Russia and France in consequence of the refusal of the latter to extradite Hartmann, a would-be assassin of the Czar, has cooled down. Chancy, the French Ambassador, remains at St. Petersburg, and Count Orloff returns to Paris. April 22. Inquiries in well informed quarters show no foundation whatever for the report that the Prince of Wales is about to ■visit Australia. The Right Hon. W. P. Adam, late member for Clackmanan aud Kinrossshires. will probably be elected Speaker of the House of Commons, and the’ Right Hon. H. B. W. Brand, thepresent Speaker of the House will be raised to the Peerage. Major George Oannin g Strachan, C. M. G., Governor of the Windward Islands, has been appointed Governor of Tasmania, and the Hon. John Pope Hennessey, C.M.G., Governor of Hong Kong, has been created a Knight of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.

AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuters' Agency.) Sydney, April 29. In the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Fitzpatrick’s motion of censure on the Government for refusing legislation on the question of mining on private property, was negatived by a large majority. Melbourne, April 28. The P. and 0. Company’s steamship Malwa arrived at King George’s Sound to-day with the inward Suez mail. April 29. The Rotorua (not Tararua) arrived yesterday from Bluff. She missed the outward mail via Suez, which left Melbourne yesterday. A cargo of Mauritius. sugar, ex barque Gabrielle Alice, was sold to-day at full prices. Arrivals of Mauritius sugar are expected to be small. The announcement that passengers from Melbourne will be quarantined at Adelaide is deemed premature, as there are only a few cases of measles in Victoria at the present time. The Orient Company’s steamship Sorata, which leaves Melbourne on the 4th May, will take the Suez mail brought from New Zealand by the Rotorua, but which missed the P. and O. Company’s steamship Assam, outward bound, yesterday. At a Cabinet Council, held yesterday, it was resolved to introduce an amending land Bill during the next session of Parliament, with a view to relieve selectors from the hardship they are suffering under the present law.

Auckland, April 28. Sims, the contractor of the Kawakawa railway, starts works immediately. John Pound, arrested on the mail steamer, at the instance of the Timaru police, was brought up charged with leaving his illegitimate children unprovided for in Timaru, and remanded to Timaru. Near Petetere, Joseph Howard and James Dillworth are negotiating a 10,000 acre block. As to the Petetere block, the Government claim to have paid L 15,000 on the land. The natives deny that a tithe of the amount ever reached their hands. The Petetere Company are urging on Government to withdraw the proclamation, and they will repay the 145,000, deducting the amount from payments still to be made to the natives. Auckland, April 29. In the case of Smith v. Palmer, in which L 3,000 damages were claimed for breach of contract, the jury awarded one farthing damages. Sir George Grey is expected from Kawau next Friday, and will address a meeting at the Theatre Royal. A girl named Annie Wallace, aged three years and five months, has been burnt to death at Hunia.

A private telegram received here states that Major Atkinson is too ill to go to the front with Mr. Bryce, and requires rest. At the Police Court to-day, C. A. Martin, charged with indecently assaulting Rachael Fletcher, was remanded.

Henry Richardson, James Corbett, R. J. Felton, and Leonard Adams, were charged, under the Vagrant Act, with playing at games of chance by means of totalisators on the Ellorslie racecourse. The totahsator was produced in Court. The charge against Felton was withdrawn as he only acted as clerk. Francis Short, hairdresser, deponed that he paid 10s for a ticket on King Quail. King Quail won. When lie returned to the totalisator the proprietor offered him 14 short. A dispute ensued, and the proprietor said some one altered the numbers. Eventually he got his £l2. William Booth, bootmaker, corroborated. W. R. Churchton saw only 4up when the race was run. Felton deponed that Richardson received the money and Corbett worked the machine. Witness stamped tickets. The fourteen subscribed to King Quail wore put up after the race had been run. After further evidence had been heard the accused were each sent a month to jail. The charge against Samuel Coombes, draper, for endeavoring to influence Martin and Mason, jurors, in favor of Hughes, who was acquitted on the charge of indecent assault at the last sessions of the Supreme Court, is being heard, on summons at the Police Court, today. John Mason, hairdresser, deponed that after he was summoned for the jury defendant came to his shop for a shave, and inquired which of the two brothers was on the jury. On being told, he said he (Mason) would be on the jury in Hughes' case. Upon Mason asking how ho knew that, Coombes said, “It has been all arranged, and I have come to see you about it.” He also said he had come to see how far Mason would be favorable to Hughes. Mason said if the person who had sent Coombes had come himself he would have wanted a larger size hat. Coombes produced a list of jurors he had to see. Mason’s brother gave carroborative evidence. Coombes was committed for trial on both charges of embracery, but bail of LOGO was allowed.

Simon, a Fijian, Michael Brien, and William Tidmarsh, who were committed at the last criminal sessions for assault on females, were flogged this morning. Petronel, the winner of the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket, is bred by Musket, belonging to the Auckland Stud Company. Musket is looking remarkably well, and ought to attract the attention of southern breeders.

Wellington, April 30.

Government have received a report that pleuro-pneumonia is widely spreading in the Waikato district.

At the Resident Magistrate’s Court today, William Devereaux was committed for trial for arson.

At the Nautical Court of Enquiry today into the circumstances connected wSI the accident to the steamer Manawatu, tiie certificate of John Symons, engineer, was suspended for three months.. Wellington, April 29.

At a special meeting of the City Council held last night to consider a letter received from the manager of the Bank of New Zealand on the subject of the bank account, it was resolved —“ That the various banks be asked as to what terms they are prepared to do the banking business of the Corporation, and what rate of interest they will give for the money now lying at call at the bank of New Zealand.”

It is understood Charles O’Neill, C.E., has instituted proceedings against the Corporation of Wanganui, claiming L 2,000 damages for infringing his patent for Caithness flagging. Wellington, April 30.

At the meeting of the City Council, Mr. Whiteford, Superintendent of the late Wellington Fire Brigade, was appointed Superintendent of the new brigade about to be formed.

\ Invercargill, April 20. It is ' understood the Loan Societies throughout the colony, in anticipation of the property tax, have decided to raise their rates of interest £ per cent.

Several changes have been made in the railway department, with a view to retrenchment.

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 94, 1 May 1880

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