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TELEGRAPHIC.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN. {Per Reuter's Agency.) London, June 1. The mails via.- Brindisi, per Orient Company’s steamer Chimborazo, were delivered to-day. The match between the Australians and eighteen gentlemen players of Keighley, Yorkshire, was commenced to-day. The weather was showery during the day. The home team went in first, and were disposed of for 102 runs. The Australians went in, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had scored 56 runs for the loss of five wickets. Consols, 98J, ex div. Australian and New Zealand breadstuffs and Australian tallow are unchanged. At the wool sales to-day, 11,800 bales were offered, making a total of 330,200 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was steady. London, June 2. During last night’s sitting of the House of Commons a question was put to the Premier with the object of ascertaining what steps Government had decided to take in regard to the Anglo-Turkish Convention of 1878, by which the island of Cyprus was assigned to Great Britain, and Asia Minor was placed under British protection. Mr. Gladstone, in reply, said his Government intended to entrust the Colonial Office with the administration of Cyprus, and the same Department would see that reforms in Asiatic Turkey were vigorously prosecuted, in accordance with the terms of the Convention. In view of the rebellion which has broken out at Burmab, four conmpanies of British regiments, stationed at Rangoon, have been ordered to the frontier of the English territory to protect the lives and properties of the residents should they be in danger. In the match' between tho Australians and Eighteen of Keighley, the Australians were all out for 98 runs. In the second innings of the Home team they were disposed of for 51 runs, Boyle taking 12 wickets. The Australians in the second innings lost two wickets for 33 runs, and when stumps were drawn they had only to make 65 runs with eight wickets to fall. The match was drawn, but was greatly in favor of the Australians. London, June 3. Colonel Gordon. R.E., known as “ Chinese Gordon,” has resigned his position as Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India. New YoEkjSJime. 2. Arrived—The barque Aberdeen, from Auckland. Constantinople, June 2. Sir Henry Layard, Ambassador to the Porte, has started for England, his place being taken by the Right Hon. G. J. Goschen during his absence. The Albanians still continue to resist the cession of territory, and Montenegro has decided to attack them. At Gusiuje and Plava consequently, a strict blockade is maintained, and owing to the Albanians being short of provisions it is expected that tho settlement of the difficulty will be materially assisted. Constantinople, June 3. Midhat Pasha has tendered his resignation to the Sultan, who has, however, not yet accepted it. 1 Paris, June 4. M. Rochfort has been severely wounded in a duel. St. Petersburg, June, 3. Her Majesty the Empress of Russia died to-day. AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reute/’s Agency.) Sydney, J une 2. The Commercial Bank of Sydney at Quirindi has been robbed by four armed men, who were masked. The manager of the Bank was engaged feeding his horses at 10 p. m , when he was suddenly bailed up, and compelled to open the safe, from which L4SB in gold was taken. The manager’s wife and sister were covered by the revolvers of the robbers while the money was being taken. Tho robbers departed at one o’clock in tho morning. The clerk was absent on leave, and the police were engaged on country duty. SvDNBy, June 4. In the Legislative Assembly last night Mr. Coonan brought forward charges which were tantamount to implication in acts of corruption on the part of Judge Mcymott. Ministers promised that a Commission should be appointed to enquire into the matter. Melbourne, Juno 3. Laycook, the well-known Sydney oanman, has gone to England by the Aconcagua. It is stated he is desirous of meeting Hanlon. The debate in the Assembly on the Reform Bill continues. There are increasing doubts whether the Government will obtain an absolute majority of the House in favor of the measure at the second reading, which is expected to take ' place on the 10th June. Should the statutory majority not be obtained, a dissolution of the Assembly is certain to come about. The barque Madras has arrived from Java. She caught fire on the vovage, but itwas extinguished withoutmuch difficulty. A portion of the cargo was damaged and a further quantity was jettisoned.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 109, 5 June 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 109, 5 June 1880

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