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[By cable from Ken let's Agency.) London, May 3.

The John Elder arrived at Aden on May Ist. The Lusitania sailed from Plymouth on May Ist, with 312 pasper cent, consols, 99g ; 5 per cent. 4% Zealand 10-40 loan. 103* ; 6 per cen' \U> ew Zealand man, ISoO, iw g , 4i per cent. New Zealand loan, 1879 to 1804, 99L Adelaide wheat, per 49G1b., ox warehouse, 525.; market quiet. The total stock of tallow in London on May Ist was 17,200 casks. At the wool sales to-day, 10,800 bales were offered, making a total of 138,600 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of to-day’s auction was quieter and weaker. Lon n ox, May 4. Mr. Bradlaugb, who was elected for Northampton during the late elections, having declined to take the oath, a Committee of the House of Commons has been appointed to consider whether .the same shall be dispensed with. Rome, May 3. The Italian Ministry have been defeated, and the. Chamber of Deputies has been dissolved. AUSTRALIAN. {Per Rcutets’ Agency.) Melbourne, May 4. The appointment of Engineer-in-Chicf for Railway Construction is to be abolished, and Mr. Ford, who has filled that office, will retire. Adelaide, May, 4. First Water is being heavily backed for the Adelaide Queen’s Birthday Cup race. INTERPROYINCIAL. Auckland, May 5. The Bank of New Zealand are enlarging the bank premises at Russell and Okawakawa. An epidemic exists amongst the sheep in the Waikato district, some owners losing thirty a week. The cause is undefined. At the inquest on the body of a man named Wansted, alias Filts, found dead in a gutter, the medical evidence showed that death arose from extreme diarrhoea. Sir George Grey arrived from Kaiwara this afternoon. The schooner Ephany has arrived from Norfolk Island, and reports all well at the mission station.

Napier, May 5,

Samuel Laird has been found guilty of shooting a hen pheasant the day before the season commenced, and fined L2, with costs.

Shaw, charged with embezzling the Corporation’s moneys, was remanded till Wednesday. The charge of attempting to burn down the Government buildings is now proceeding. Wellington, May o. The passengers per ship Caroline, which arrived from London a few days ago, state that the vessel was on fire three times during the voyage. The outbreak each time was in the steerage, and at night. On one occasion the passengers berths and the partition were .burnt before the coxxflagration was stopped. Since the vessel s arrival in port, visitors have been rigidly refused admittance on board. At a Cabinet meeting yesterday, the degradation of the silver coinage of the colony by wear was considered, and it was to take advantage of the-, facilities by Government for withdrawing tlfe worn coin from circulation.

The benevolent institutions have received a memo, from the City Council intimating that has Government had notified its intention of stopping the municipal subsidy after the 30tlx June, the Council would be unable to renew any assistance to the Hospital and charitable aid within the city. At the Supreme Court the case of Lake v. Corporation is being heard. The action is a claim for L 2,000 damages for injuries sustained through alleged negligence of the defendants.

The statement made by several passexxgers regarding the fire on board the ship Caroline are denied, by the officers on board. They admit only one accident, which occurred through the falling of a candle, but no damage was done. At the Supreme Court, in the case of Lake v. Cox-poration, claiming damages for injuries sustained through alleged negligence of defendants, judgment was given for the defendants. Marion, May 5

At the nomination to-day for the Rangiiikei election the show of hands was as fellows .-—Sir Wm. Fox, 39 ; D. Fraser, 23 • H. Lyon, 27- A poll was demanded for the latter. The election takes plaoa on Saturday next. Hawera, May 5. Both the Constabulary camps have been removed within the limits of Te Whiti s territory, and the men are now working without any opposition from tho natives. Timaru, May 5. The Education Board of Canterbury have decided to make the offices of Inspector and Secretary, now combined, separate appointments, the Inspector to receive a salary of L4OO and travelling expenses, the Secretary to get L3OO. Pounds, arrested at Auckland on a warrant for affiliation, was remanded till Friday. . . The business at the Resident Magistrate’s Court was taken up to-day in hearing seven assault summons, cases arising out of a row at Jonas, Hart, and Wildie’s, over a sale of bankrupt’s horses, in which one of the Ixox’ses underwent a '“ tug of ” process between the auctioneer s looms and yard ; and fire irons were used freely on the heads of the belligerents. Dunedin, May 5.

A man named James Bacon was run over by the train near Waihola last night, and killed. The All Aged Stakes, at the Tokomairiro coursing meet, was divided by Mr. McLaren’s Sly and Mr. Daniel’s Zuffia. Dunedin, May 5. A goods train, which left Palmerston for Dunedin at 1) o’clock last evening, has run off the Port line at Pelichet Bay siding. Early this morning the leading engine went over the siding into the water, falling on its side, and pushing some trucks along with it. At high tide they will be partially covered. Four engine-drivers and a fireman fortunately escaped with slight bruises, only having jumped off just prior to the engine leaving the rails. The mishap is attributed to the fact of the points being turned. It appears the points at Pelichet Bay were tampered with. The large American engine, which was on the front of the train is broken in two.- Several hundred pounds worth of damage is done. Judge Williams has left here to attend the Court of Appeal. The City Council have declined to establish a Fire Police. Invercargill, May 4. Bawtell’s boot-shop, and Stanford and Co’s, general store at Lumsden, were burned down this morning. Sandford’s insurance is LSOO xn the Hew Zealand, and Ll5O in another office. It is not known if . who was from home, is insured. 'The of the fire which broke out in B/Cvtefl’s shop is yet a mystery. -'A ' = .

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, 6 May 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, 6 May 1880

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