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{[Per Rente/ ’s Agency.) London, May 19,

Three per cent, consols 99$ ; Adelaide wheat per 4961 b., ex warehouse, 535. Gd ; flour per 2801 b., ex warehouse, 38s. ; pig iron, 51s. ; leather lljcl. At the wool sales to-day 10,200 bales were offered, making a total of 235,700 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was dull.

The John Elder lias arrived with the mails via Brindisi, which were delivered in London to-day. It is announced from Washington that President Hayes, of the United States, has invited Congress to consider what course of action Government should pursue in regard to the outrages which took place some time since on American fishermen as Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, and especially in view of the refusal of the Marquis of Salisbury, as Foreign Secretary in the last Administration, to accede to the demand of the American Secretary of State for compensation from England for loss of boats and nets belonging to the fishermen. The matter in dispute between England and America is seriously occupying public attention in both countries. The cricket match between the Australians and Eleven of Derbyshire was resumed to-day, when the latter, in their second innings, made 125. The Australians played well, and won the match by eight wickets. The Right Hon. William Watson, Lord Advocate of Scotland, failed to obtain reelection as a representative in Parliament for Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities. Several war vessels have been ordered to the Pacific, and have received instructions to cruise off China, owing to the Kuldaja difficulty being still unadjusted, and Russia having resolved upon the strict execution of the Treaty. London, May 20. A meeting of the Conservative party was held to-day, at which Ea?‘l Beaconsfield made a speech. Hs Lordship referred to the result of the elections, and said he could only attribute the defeat of Conservatism to a desire felt by the electors for a change of Ministry. He stated he would retain the leadership of his party, and advocated a dignified opposition to the Liberals and the formation of proper local Conservative organisations throughout the country. Earl Carnavon, who resigned his position in the late Ministry in 1878 in consequence of its Eartern policy, was present at the meeting. Pauls, May 20. The w y ar ship Finisterre has sailed for Melbourne with French exhibits for the forthcoming exhibition. Valparaiso, May 19. The ship Antipodes has put in here in a leaky state, and has had to discharge cargo. Repairs are being effected. AUSTRALIAN. (Renter's Telegrams.) Sydney, May 20. Another discovery of tin has been made near Thornborough, in Queensland, but the exact locality is at present kept secret. Sailed—The City of Sydney, for Auckland. Sydney, May 21. Disturbances are reported from the Newcastle district, owing to the strike. Two hundred women and crowds of children mobbed some of the miners at the Australian Agricultural Company’s mine. The police were powerless to suppress the outbreaks. Nobody was seriously injured during the disturbance, but a repetition of the mobbing is threatened. A clause has been introduced into the Electoral Bill now before the Assembly, which requires candidates for election to deposit L4O. Melbourne, May 19. The sale of brandy previously reported was on account of New Zealand. May 20. In the Legislative Assembly last night, a motion in favor of the payment of members was carried on a division by 42 to 28. Messrs Duffy and Gillies, both members of the Ministry, voted in favor of the motion. Mr. Cooper has been elected Chairman of Committees. Mr Service introduces his Reform Bill to-night. The Argus, in discussing the present state of political affairs, admits that Mr. Service must experience great difficulty in carrying on the Government with the present Assembly, owing to the defections from his party. Mr. Service, on introducing his Bill for the reform of the Constitution, entered into an exhaustive history of colonial reforms, and expressed his approval of the 60th clause of the Constitution Act being excised. The speech made a most favorable impression. Melbourne, May 21. Mr. Service’s Reform Bill was read a first time in the Assembly last night, without a division. The debate on the second reading will commence on Tuesday. Adelaide, May 19. Betting on the Birthday Cup—3 to 1 against Savanaka; 4 to 1 against Lord Harry. Brisbane, May 20. The steamer Leichardt has rescued all the Europeans and 93 Islanders who were on board the labor schooner from Noumea, wrecked on Saumarex reef. Seven Islanders were drowned while attempting to I

reach the boats from the vessel after she struck. At the Supreme Court, _on a verdict being given against Li van wick, barrister, and a member of the Assembly, which is tantamount to an implication of professional malpractices, Griffiths, the plaintiffs counsel, complained of the menacing attitude of Livanwick’s brother towards plaintiff. The Judge ordered the arrest of the brother, who was found carrying a revolver and sheath knife. He tos sentenced to imprisonment during tVWples* sure of the Court. The Judge, in passingP sentence, regretted he was unable to make it imprisonment for twenty years. INTERPROYINCIAL. (Per Press Association.) Gbahamstown, May 21. A whale, 85 feet long, went ashore on Wednesday night at the Piako Bank and died. It was brought to town by steamer. The finders expect to make Ll5O from the oil. Auckland, May 20. There, is to be a grand Volunteer review here on Queen’s Birthday. Several county corps have promised to be present. It will be a preliminary affair to a grand review which is to take place on the Prince of Wales’Birthday, when corps from the Thames, Waikato, Whangarei, and other parts will be present. The Railway Commission held a formal sitting to-day, in consequence of Hamlin and Harris urging the construction of a branch line of railway to Pukekohe and Waiuku. Auckland, May 21. At the Police Court, yesterday, Janies Johnston, for commuting a breach of the railway regulations by getting on a train whilst in motion, was fined ss. and costs. Serious charges are being made against the management of the Industrial Home. Several leading members of the old Committee write, charging the master and matron with neglect and irregularity. An inquiry is pending. The Fire Brigade have sent to England for an electric telegraph aparatus. Several fresh cases of forging and uttering, and salting customs invoices are still under consideration. The Crown Solicitor caused the goods to be seized by the Customs authorities. The Golden Crown shares suddenly rose to 21s. yesterday, in consequence of it being reported that new discoveries had taken place. They fell again to-day to IGs. A fire occurred in Ford’s tailors shop, in Queen street early this morning, caused through ignited cinders failing on the floor. The fire was promptly extinguished, and the damage done was very slight. Messrs. Hamlin and Harris addressed their constituents at Pukekohe last night, when votes of confidence were passed by the meeting. The Railway Commissioners left to-day for Helensville, to inspect the Kaipara Railway and receive evidence. The Auckland City School Committee have requested the Education Board to appoint a default officer to enforce the compulsory clauses of the Act. The barque John Bull has arrived from London. ' She reports one of her seamen, a Swede, named Pite Ledveron, died of heart disease on the Ist inst., while up in the foretop. A seaman, noticing his strange appearance, went up and found him dead. Colonel Pearce, of Wellington, has inspected “A” Battery of the Artillery, and expressed himself highly pleased at its efficiency. Napieb, May 21. A threshing machine, owned by Messrs. Wttford and Hislop, r and six stacks of wheat and oats, belonging to^he,natives, were burned to day at near this town. The total damage is about LBOO. The machine was insured for L2OO with the New Zealand Company. The A. and P. Association’s Ploughing Match and Grain and Foal Show at Hastings yesterday was very successful as far as the ploughing was concerned, but there were few entries for grain or roots. In the double-furrow ploughing class, the first prize was taken by John Ramsay, a youth under 16 years of age, against eight adult competitors. Henry Nicholls, formerly a storekeeper in the country, committed suicide yesterday at Waipawa, by shooting himself with a revolver. For some days he has been in a state of delirium tremens, and he had previously made several attempts to kill himself by cutting his throat and jumping down a well. In consequence of these attempts to kill himself, he was arrested by the police, and was yesterday charged at Waipawa Court with lunacy. Dr. Todd, of Hawera, declared that Nicholls was not insane, but was merely suffering from the effects of drink, and he was accordingly released. He then went to the post office, and thence home, where he shot himself, within two hours of his discharge from custody. Another old settler, Henry M'Dougall, is feared to have been drowned. He went out to muster sheep, but after several days his dogs returned. A search party have discovered M‘Dougall s tracks leading to the Tutaekuri river. Wellington, May 20. At the Divorce Oonrt, in the case of Munro v. Munro and Clarke, an application for decree nisi was granted. Summonses are being issued against property owners for non payment of the Land Tax. Wellington, May 21. Owing to heavy rains a land slip occurred on the Featherston railway line yesterday, and communication was interrupted till this morning. A telegram has been received by Government to-day from Mr. Parris to the effect that Te Whiti has issued orders that the whare building by natives on disputed territory is to be discontinued forthwith, and and no more xohares undertaken. Some anxiety exists owing to the nonarrival of the steamer Patea, which left Patea on Saturday last, and the Manawatu, which left for Wanganui on Monday. The Harbormaster has telegraphed to the Secretary of the Marine Department, asking that Government steamers be instructed to look out for the missing vessels should they be going to Opunaki. The City of Now York, with the London mails of 22nd April, left San Francisco for Auckland on the 10th inst., being two days late. The Zealandia, with the April colonial mails, arrived at San Francisco on the 18th inst., two days in advance of her time. Dunedin, May 20. At the sale of the lease of runs to-day, run 109, 10,400 acres, in the Waihemo District, was sold at L2OO, to A. D. Bell, who also bought 109 b, 6,100 acres, for L2lO. The upset price of the latter was LIOO. All the other runs offered fetched the upset price. Dunedin, May 21. A man named Kybred has been arrested on a charge of impudent robbery. He went on board the steamer Te Anau last evening, representing himself as nightwatchman, and while the passengere were on deck, stole a quantity of valuable jewellery. The articles were found in his house by the police. At the City Court yesterday, John Selkirk Caps tick, who had recently been in business as a hotelkeeper, and had filed his schedule, at Wanganui, was charged upon a warrant issued at .that place vHjiU having failed to deliver up to the in his estate his bank book and cash Capstick was remanded, to appear on S 3 29th instant, at Wanganui. In asking for bail, the prisoner mentioned that his books had been destroyed by a fire which had burnt his premises. Bail was allowed in prisoner’s own recognisances of LIOO, and two sureties of LSO each.

■ Letters have been received by Archdeacon Edwards, from the Bishops of Carlisle and Aberdeen, in reply to inquiries addressed to them regarding the quondam clergyman, who was recently convicted of forgery. The letters conclusively prove that the testimonials produced by Graves were forgeries, and also that he was ordained as deacon in the diocese of Carlisle on letters dismissory from the Bishop of Abcrboen. He was on two charges of forgeny'at Hume, and for the second he was convicted and imprisoned with hard labor. Invercargill, May 21. Sir George Grey had a splendid reception at the railway station last evening, the crowd followed him to the Club Hotel. At 8 the Drill Shed was crowded, 1500 at least being present. Sir George spoke on education, taxation, the withdrawal of subsidies, immigration, Christchurch election, an elective Governor, the Auckland compact, the abolition of the Legislative Council, and the establishment of one Chamber, the same as the Provincial Council, Native Lands, and district railways. He spoke even better than on former occasions, and was listened to with rapt attention. He received frequent applause, particularly when he condemned the Property Tax, as a class tax, and because it touched improvements. The proposal to suspend the education vote he characterised as an increase of the people’s burdens, and nationally a retrograde step. The beginning and conclusion of the address were loudly cheered. Henry Feldwick, late M.H.R., in a few remarks (in which he traced the whole disasters of the Grey party in 1879 to members being misled by the cry, “ We are all Liberals, but object to Sir George Grey,” a cry similarly raised in the colony during the subsequent election), moved —“ That the meeting thanks Sir George Grey for his address, and declares the continuance of the utmost confidence in him as leader of the Liberal party in New Zealand.” PeterDalrymple, President of the Liberal Reform Association, seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. , Sir George left this morning, per Express, for Dunedin. He will probably speak at Timaru on Monday, returning to Dunedin on Tuesday. A telegraphic requisition, on foot now, f will he forwarded to the Premier, Mr. Hall to-day, asking him to address the electors of Southland. On dit that, owing to Government not taking over the Waimea District Railway, the opening is likely to be indefinitely n postponed. p It is thought that the ketch Anna, from Dunedin to Riverton, has foundered off the outer spit, and all hands supposed to g be lost. Bluff, May 21. - A cutter, supposed to be the Ariel, foundered during the night on the outer - Sandspit, three-quarters of a mile east of the Pilot Station. The pilot boat went off, but did nothing, owing to the heavy sea. All hands on the cutter are sup- ' posed to he lost. The vessel was held on the Spit by anchors. Her mast was gone. .

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 103, 22 May 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 103, 22 May 1880

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