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BRITISH AND FOREIGN. {Per Reuter's Agency. ) London, May 31. Three per cent. Consols, 99{f; 5 per cent. New Zealand 10-40 loan, 103 i ; per cent. New Zealand loan, 1879 to 1904, 98| ; 5 per cent. New Zealand loan, 1889, 103 J-, ex div. At the wool sales to-day, G,300 bales were offered, making a total of 324,400 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale throughout was firm. The Government has increased its advance from the Church funds towards the Irish distress to L 1,500,000. London, June 1. News has been received from Rangoon that, owing to the disaffected state into which Burmah has been plunged through the excesses of King Theebau, the whole country is now in open rebellion, but the outbreak is increasing, and has already extended to Mandalay, where the British residents were formerly stationed. Calcutta, May 31. It is currently reported that Ayoub Khan, Governor of Herat, is busily engaged in making warlike preparations for the invasion, of Candahar. Valtaraiso, May 31. The Chilians, after their defeat telegraphed on March 29, retreated to Arica, and, after having recruited, attacked and captured Lacna. Constantinople, May 31. There is gieat excitement in this city, owing to the action which is being taken by the European Powers to enforce the strict fulfilment by Turkey of her obligation under the Treaty of Berlin. The Ultimas, who comprise the chief religious and legal functionaries and a number of fanatics, counsel the Sultan to resist the demands of the Great Powers for the immediate settlement of the Greek frontier question, and the cession qf territory to Montenegro, as provided fqr by the. tye.aty.' “ ' AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuters Agency.) Melbourne, May 81. S(plq4“Te fpr New Zealand. It is now currently reported that the police are on the tracks of the Kellys, preparations for their capture having bean made at Benalla to-day, June 1. In connection with the report that traces of the Kellys have been discovered, it has transpired that a large body of police has left Benalla (a township near the Strathbogie ranges, where the Kellys have for rome time lately been supposed to he hiding) on special service, but particulars regarding the same are withheld. Advices from the Mauritius, dated May 17, state that the sugar market is firmer. Nothing has sailed, hut 800 tons are now loading. According to latest advices from the Mauritius, freights to the colonies are at 255. tp 30s. The stqck q| sugar is 10,000 tons. There are now fifty-one entries for the Melbourne Cup and twenty-five for the Champion, including Mata and Camballo The party of police which left Benalla yesterday has arrivixl at Beechworth, but has seen nothing of the s£ellyp, Sydney, June 2. News has been received via Soloman Islands that the foreign immigrants at New Ireland are in great distress and suffering from fever and ague, from which four deaths have already resulted. Fortyfive of the party have removed to Duke of York Island. Six weeks after the party landed on New Ireland, only three were capable of exertion, the rest were prostrated with fever, and the severe ulcers peculiar to the island. They possessed no quinine, with which to allay their sufferings. Their supplies of provisions, too, were quite insufficient, the Chandernagore having sailed suddenly after a dispute as to the leadership of the party on shorg, and left them without Sufficient food. INTERPROVINCIAL. (Per Press Association.) Auckland, June 1. The Temperance opposed the new puhlichouses at the Licensing Court

today, and succeeded in defeating the applications for houses at Arch Hill and the Great North road. Auckland, June 2. The police have ■ made another raid on the milkmen. Since the last convictions most of the samples were up to the analyst’s standard —two above it. A man named McCormack, represented as an Anglican minister, was arrested at an hotel on a charge of vagrancy. New Plymouth, May 31. The road parties have passed through a dreadful time during the past week, owing to wot weather and being under canvas. Notwithstanding the mud they arc again at work, and the road party and Armed Constabulary have cleared to within a few chains of the main Parihaka road. They intend to push on from there as far as they can and then to shift the camp to Waitaki, which is about five ■ miles distant from here. The party will work backwards and forwards. Major Goring’s camp is only five miles distant from Waitaki, so that between the two camps there will be only two miles and a half required to be done by each to connect the road with the camps. Te Whiti has given strict orders that his people are to treat the Armed Constabulary and the public works volunteers with eycry civiliy. "Wellington, June 1. Stephen Stock bridge, a carter, was killed to-day by falling off a dray._ He was thirty-seven years of age, and in the employ of Mr. Fitchett, to whose farm he was taking a load of grain. An inquest will be held to-morrow. In the House to-day, Sir George Grey gave notice that on the IGth he would move for leave to introduce Bills for the repeal of the Property Assessment and Property Tax Acts. Wellington, June 2. At the inquest this afternoon on the body of Stephen Stockbridge, a verdict of accidental death was returned. Nelson, June 1. The body of John Kruse, supposed to be drowned in the Waimoa river, was discovered on Sunday about a mile and a half below where he attempted ,to ford. An inquest was held last night at Appleby, when a verdict of “ Accidentally drowned” was returned. Deceased leaves a wife and several young children. Invbkcap.gill, June 1. Madame Carandini, the celebrated songstress, has received a letter advising her that her son, a colonial youth who was educated in Tasmania, is now in Afghanistan, and has been appointed Adjutant of the Sth Hussars. He originally enlisted as a private in the Lancers, but on his promotion was transferred to the Hussars.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 108, 3 June 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 108, 3 June 1880

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