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{By cable /tom Reuter's Agency.) London, May 7.

The Channel Squadron has returned from a cruise in search of the missing training ship Atalanta. The mission has proved to be fruitless. [The above telegram, after the disappointing information that Commordore Wilson had received no information of the Atalanta’s safety, leaves the matter where it was, and we now fear the worst regarding the vessel and her crew.] London, May 8. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,950,000 qrs. - Best Australian beef tallow, 325. fid.; best mutton tallow, 345.; copra, Ll 7. At the wool sales yesterday, 8,500 bales were offered, making a total of 104,400 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the market has a slightly improved tendency. Hides had a fair demand for most descriptions. The Board of Trade return of exports and imports for the last month show a decided improvement. Meat importation is seriously occupying public attention. A prospectus has been issued for the establishment of a Colonial Fresh Meat Company, with a capital of L 200,000, half of which has already been issued. It is expected that the Company will commence operations immediately.

Sir William Vernon Harcourt has been defeated in his second election contest, which took place at Oxford. Constantinople, May 7.

The assassion of Colonel Commeroff, late attache to the Russian Embassy, has been sentenced to death.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 98, 11 May 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 98, 11 May 1880

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