LATEST FROM EOKOPB. (Reuter's Telegrams.) London, April 29. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 16,000,000. At the wool sale to-day, 17,000 bales were offered, making a total of 93,200 catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was quieter but steadj'. The homeward mails, via Brindisi, were delivered to-day. Parliament met to-day. The new members were sworn in, and the Right Hon. H. B. Brand was again elected Speaker of the House of Commons. ' ,
London, April 29.
Lox-d Carlingford, formerly Mr. Chichester Forfcesquo, lias been appointed British Ambassador at Constantinople. April 30. Lord Carlingford has declined the Ambassadorship at, Constantinople. London , April 30. Adelaide wheat per 496 lbs., ex ware-, house, 525. ■ At the wool sale to-day 12,000 bales were offered, making a total of 94,400 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the market was in favor of the buyers.
The Englislx’and American harvests are reported to be favorable. Lord O’Hagan has been appointed Chancellor of the House of Peers.
Mr. Farrer Herschel, Q. 0., has been appointed Solicitor-General in the new Ministry. London, May 1.
Earl Oowper has been appointed LordLieutenant of Ireland, and Lord O’Hagau has been appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland.
At the wool sales to-day 10,600 bales were offered, making a total of 111,200 catalogued since the opening. The tone of sale was quieter and weaker. For inferior and faulty wool the demand is purely speculative. (Per Hero at Auckland.) London, April 21.
There is a split in the camp of the Home Eulers, the followers of Parnell being dissatisfied with the moderation of a small section of the party. The Irish Nation, newspaper, identifies itself with the extreme party, and in consequence of a violent article in a recent issue the proprietor, Mr. Arthur M. Sullivan, was served with a writ for libel by Mr. Philip Call, a member for Dundalk, and a well known Home Ruler. London, April 21. Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, is on a visit to Paris, where he intends to make a short stay. London, April 22. Sir Henry Bulwer, Lieutenant Governor of Natal, succeeds Major Strachan at the Windward Islands. AUSTRALIAN. (Per Reuters' Agency,') Melbourne, April 30. It is thought probable that the Government will at once appoint an Agent-Gene-ral in London, in consequence of Mr. Childers having resigned his position of Chairman of the Board of Advice. The wheat market is firm, but the price of oats is easier. Melbourne, May 1. It is stated that Sir Andrew Clarke will be appointed temporary Agent-General for Victoria in London. Sydney, May 1. Yane, an ex-bnshranger, has been committed for trial on a charge of sheepstealing. Hon, Sir Jno. Robinson, Vice-Presi-dent of the Executive Council, and representative of the Government in Legislative Council, will temporarily take the portfolio of Minister of Education, which is instituted under the new Education Act. Sydney, May 3.|| Arrived—Union Company’s steamship Te Anau from Auckland. The crew of the Chandernagore having shown a mutinous spirit, police observation of the vessel day and night has been found to be necessary. News has been received that a steamer, with several hundred foreigners for the colonisation of New Ireland, has been sighted in the vicinity of that place. Adelaide, May, 3. The Orient Company’s steamship Aconcagua has arrived here from Plymouth; Brisbane, May 3, It is reported that 600 Chinese are p’re-' paring to proceed to the Colu goldfields, which have for some time been abandoned owing to the blacks and difficulties of transport. Auckland. May 3. ; All the members of the Civil Service - Commission are now here, and will commence to-morrow the examination of the railway and public works officials. Messrs. Hamlin and Harris will address their constituents this week. ‘ , Mr.
Sheehan-addresses the Thames electors about Saturday next. !. The beach from the Whangarei Heads is thickly strewn with dead schnappers. The cause is a puzzle to the local savans. The larrikin element is increasing. They pulled down and hustled the street preachers last night, chasing them along the main street. The police are quiescent. An information has been laid by .Mr. Strickley, Superintendent of the Industrial Home, against Constable Adams for indecent assault on an inmate aged 18. The farmers complain of drought. At the Kaipara Steam Navigation Company’s meeting the report showed a loss of LI3OO on the half year. - - Gunner Henderson is again the winner of the Champion: Belt of the Auckland Artillery. The caterpilar pest is very bad in districts south of Auckland. Wellington, May 3. Government have determined to extend the hours during which Post-office Savings Banks shall be open on Saturdays. The offices will now be open from 6.30 to 7.45 on Saturday nights.. This is done to offer further facilities to the working class for transacting business with the office. A boy, unknown, aged 13, was drowned off the Queen’s wharf to-day. He was fishing and slipped in. The body has not yet been recovered. Invercargill, May 3. The steamer Kakanui, which went ashore at Toitoi harbor, got off yesterday, with comparatively little damage. , , John Rogers, rabbiter for Mr. McKellar, was found on Sunday, at the Blue Mountains, near Tapanui, with his head severed from his body, having been shot by one barrel ot his gun exploding while he was charging the other.
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