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{Per Reuter's Agency.) London, May 27.

New Zealand five per cent. Loan, 1889, 105; 4-| per cent., Loan, 1879-1904, 98. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 15,750,000. .. At the wool sale to-day, 11,500 bales were offered, making a total of 300,700 catalogued since the opening. The tone of to-day’s sales showed that prices were firmly maintained. The withdrawal from sales to date amount to 14,000 bales. Pig iron is at 50s. There is a fair demand for most descriptions of hides. Prices are a shade lower. The Australian cricketers commenced a match against Eighteen, of Rochdale today. The weather was showery during the day. The English team went first to the wickets, and when the stumps were drawn had eight wickets drawn for 45 runs. | A Ministerial Bill has been introduced into the House of Lords, by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for the purpose of permitting the burial of dissenters in churchyard cemeteries without the Church of England Service. London, May 28, The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is. 1,770,000 quarters. Leather is quoted at At the woql sales to-day, 8500 bales were offered, making a total of 309,200 since the opening. The tone showed a firm and active de|^Hp^ Three per cent, consols Zealand securities, 5 per cenkv" 10710 16an 103 ; 5 per cent. 1889 loan 106 ; 4£ per cent. 1879 to 1904 loan, 93. New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 495. ; Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 51s. ; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 375. ; Australian tallow, best beef, 335. ; best mutton, 355. 6d. The match between the Australian cricketers and eighteen of Rochdale, Lancashire, was resumed to-day.. There was only a moderate attendance of the public, but the weather was fine throughout the day. The Home team, who at the close of the first day’s play had eight wickets down for 45 runs, resumed their innings, and were soon all disposed of for 92. Boyle, for the Australians, bowled splendidly, and took ten of the Rochdale wickets. The Australians then went in, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had seven wickets down for 194 runs. McDonnell had contributed 99 towards this score when he was given out leg before wicket. His innings was a very fine one. London, May 29. The following promotions have been made in the Order of St. Michael and St. George :—Major George Cumine Strahan, Governor of Tasmania, to be Commander; Charles Domett, Esq., of New Zealand ; John Bates Thurston, Esq., Colonial Secretary of Fiji, to be Companions. A European Conference will be held at Berlin next month. At present the questions to be discussed will be limited to those connected with the Greek frontier. It is, however, uncertain whether the discussion will be extended tq ojjhep questions. At the wool sales torday, 8,900 bales were offered, making a total of 318,600 since the opening. The tone of the sale was firm.

The match between the Australian cricketers and eighteen of Rochdale was concluded to-day. The Australians won the match by one innings, with 80 runs, and thus scored their fourth victory. The Orient Co.’s steamship Garonne sailed from Plymouth to-day for Australia. Constantinople, May 24.

The Right Hon. G. J. Goschen has arrived. He will temporarily act as Special Ambassador for Great Britain to the Porte.


{Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, May 31. The race for tho professional intercolonial sculling championship took place on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, and was won by E. Laycock, of Sydney, by two lengths. Sydney, May 29. The alarmists’ report with reference tq the Gjeni is denied Here by the representative of Marquis de Rays. He explains that the vessel is merely conveying a colonising party to New Ireland, and that her cargo consists of machinery and tools. The alarm • probably arose from the fact of there being a corps of 211 gendarmes aboard. ' " At a meeting held last night to arrange for the collection of subscriptions to defray Trickett’s expenses to England, the sum of L4OO was subscribed in the room. Patna Rice, Ll 6 per ton ; Hennessy’s brandy, in bulk, quarters, 10s. 6d. to 10s. 9d.; maize, 2s. to 2s. . 6d. per GOlba.; sugar, Company’s No. 1 pieces, L3B. Adelaide, May 28. Adelaide wheat, 4s. to 4s. 4d. per bushel ; flour, LlO to LlO ss. per ton. Brisbane, May 29. The Saturday returns of exports from Queensland for the last year show an increase of nearly L 280,000, as compared with 1078 ; but the imports crease of nearly L300,00(]. ’(M

A. requisition has been sent to the j Mayor, asking him to call a meeting to protest against the property tax. The Dame, corvette, has arrived from Samoa, and will probably remain here till -j the end of June, when she will proceed , to Wellington to meet the Commodore, i and receive a from the Raleigh. ] During her stay Solomon Islands, j the Danse visited most of the islands of c the grifev: and discovered a fine, pre- t viousljMmknown harbor. During the last ? four months the ship has been employed j at the Samoan Islands in upholding the , claims of King Malisowa. There have c been constant quarrels among the rival a parties, which have frequently called for interference, and only a few days before £ she left an outrage by the people of Lufi- j Luff on the Royal party necessitated the r destruction of the town. Seamen and ( marines, in the face of an army of 3,000 £ men, who were assembled in the neighborhood, landed and destroyed the whole v settlement. r Four houses, with a bakehouse and c stable, in the Kyber Pass road, were en- a tirely destroyed by fire on Sunday morn- j ing. The damage is estimated at L 460. j Two men, Kingsley and Townsend, who had been under police surveillance, in- j duced Major Westrupp to play with them t at chicken hazard in the Cosmopolitan a Hotel on Saturday night. They won LGB. r Westrupp gave a cheque for the amount, a but afterwards stopped the same, and v communicated with the police. Gallagher, j the landlord, has been summoned for per- r mitting gambling. e Ten more boys absconded from the s Naval Training School. Seven have been 0 captured, and the whereabouts of three £ are still unknown. t The Hinemoa arrived last night. She t sailed to-day at noon with the Auckland j members of the House of Representatives, a and Judge Fenton. a Hamilton', May 29. a The Waikato Times denies, on autho- p rity, the Hew Zealand Herald s state- g ment that Rewi made a speech saying that £ he withdrew his lands from the control of a the King ; also, the Herald's statement p that Rewi will not take possession of the j. house built for him by Government at p Kihikihi until the Crown grant is handed j, to him. 01 o Wellington, May 31. p The schooner Colleen Bawn, which left p here for Havelock on the Ist instant, is c missing, and is supposed to be lost. _ j Ur. Grace will move the Address m p Reply to-morrow in the Legislative Coun- £j 01 During May 101 births and 29 deaths £ were registered, while 22 marriage certifi- £ cates were issued. . „ h Nelson, May 28. p At eleven o’clock last night a dray was p discovered in the Waimea river, at N elson, p a little above Plebby Bridge, and it w r as r afterwards found that the horse was attached. The harness showed that the p animal had almost freed itself before it a was drowned. The horse and dray were v being driven yesterday by a man named p John Krusea, a settler of long standing, d and it is conjectured that in attempting j, to ford the river the dray was washed v down the river by the fresh. The body 0 has not yet been discovered. p Timaru, May 31. p Frank Fowler, a Malay, has been coni- p mitted for trial for rape on a girl of six- j teen at Temuka. . n For tripping a constable and rescuing a p Edward Phillips was sen- a tencethmvorty-eight hours,’ without the t option fAfeit fine. Phillips excused him- f self b ' IjUmhad just been discharged c from * and drink took a strong effe^W|^HL Dunedin, May 29. A man named Lockhart had a difference with his wife on Thursday night and s struck her. The woman died suddenly. 0 An inquest will be held on Monday. „ Dunedin, May 29. p Mr P. C. Neill’s Beaumont Station, of c 70,000 acres leasehold, with 20,000 sheep, | were sold to Mr. Alexander Brown, of j Green Island, to-day. Price withheld. 0 The escort has brought down 4,0000z5. of gold. t Invercargill, May 29. -j At a meeting of the Eastern District Reform Association, motions were carried j expressing strong disapproval at Mr. Shanks not having addressed theMataura 1 electors, and stating a want of confidence , in him. A requisition is in circulation, 3 requesting his resignation. , Invercargill, May 31. 1 At the Police Court, Joseph VVevels, licensee of the Edendale Hotel, was fined L 5, the full penalty, and L2 , 15s. costs, for supplying a rabbitter named Reid with drink while intoxicated, ( the Magistrate remarking it was a bad case. 1

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 107, 1 June 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 107, 1 June 1880

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