BRITISH AND FOREIGN. (Per Renter’s Agency.) London, May 11. There is a good attendance of Home and Foreign buyers at the wool auctions. Correction—New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 435. per 4001bs ; ex warehouse, 495. London, May 12. England has sent a circular notice to its representatives abroad specifying a means for the sohxtion of the Montenegrin, Greek, and Armenian, questions, in concert with the other Great Powers. The Select Committee appointed to consider the question which arose through Mr. Bradlaugh’s refusal to take the oath, have presented their report. The Parliamentary Committee has decided that Mr. Bradlaugh must take the oath before ho can take his seat for Northampton. Three per Cent. Consuls, 99|. Adelaide wheat, per 4961b5. ex warehouse, 525. At the wool sales to-day, 11,700 bales were offered, making a total of 205,800 bales catalogued since the opening. Prices were barely maintained. Pig iron, 525. * Arrived—The ship Auckland, from Port Chalmers. May 13. H.M.S. corvette Bacchants, 16 guns, which recently returned from a cruise with the Princes Albert and George of Wales, has been ordered on another cruise. She will proceed to Australia, and visit the various ports. Prince George, the second son of the Prince of Wales, will accompany the Bacchants on this voyage. The Marquis of Hartington made a speech to-day, in the course of which he said that, in view of the difficulties which had been inherited from the Conservative Ministry, Government would be obliged to limit the number of legislative measures to be introduced during the present session. Constantinople, May 12. News has been received here that the Albanians have risen in arms, and demand that their independence shall be proclaimed. There is great excitement in Albania, but no conflict has yet been reported to have taken place. AUSTRALIAN. (Per Renter’s Agency.) Melbourne, May 12. Arrived—Arawata, from the Bluff. The sailing, of the Tararua has been postponed until to-morrow morning, awaiting the arrival of the Orient steamer from London. The Peninsula and Oriental Company’s steamer Tanjore, from Galle, with the inward Suez mail, arrived at King Geox-ge’s Sound to-day. New Zealand oats, 2s. 2d.; superior, 2s. Ud. The Address in Reply has been moved and seconded. Notice of motion has been made re payment of members. Melbourne, May 13. The Tararua sailed to-day for the Bluff. The Hon. Mr. Service, in the Assembly, stated that the influx of Chinese was an undesirable question, not merely on colonial, but on national grounds. He would make a statement regarding the same subject later on. The Mauritius sugar market remains unchanged. The debate on the Address in Reply to the Governor’s Speech commenced last night in the Assembly. Sir John O’Shannessy severely criticised the action of the Governor in delaying the meeting of Parliament, and condemned Mr. Service’s reform scheme and the repeal of Mr. Lingmore’s land regulations. Ho concluded by saying that he refused to be identified with the Ministry. Sir Andrew Clark is unable to_ accept the Agent-Generalship of Victoria in London. Sydney, May 12. The Railway Paymaster has been bailed up near Walcha, and robbed of LBO. The police are in pursuit. May 14. The accounts of the Strathleveu, which conveyed the first shipment of meat to England, shows that the vessel lost Ll 5 by her trip. In the Legislative Assembly last night, the new Electoral Bill was under discussion- The clause providing that candidates for the Assembly should deposit LSO was rejected on a division.
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