BRITISH AND FOREIGN
(Per Reuter's Agency.) London, Juno 7. A report has been received that the Chinese have occupied a large portion of Kuldja territory, the cession of which to Russia has for some time past been in dispute.
The cricket match, Australians v. Eighteen of Mai ton, was commenced today, The Home team went in first and scored 45. The Australians then went to the wickets, and al| w%e disposed of for 53 runs. “When the stumps were drawn for the day, the Eighteen had lost two wickets in their second innings without scoring. The wicket was very dead, and prevented good batting. In the House of Commons this evening, Lord Hartington made a statement regarding the state of affairs in Afghanistan. He said he hoped the British t?.PJ>.Bs’Vp.uld be able to withdraw L'flip that country in the autumn. Gandahar will be created a separate Government without permanent occupation. The treaty of Gandamuk will be abrogated. Lord Hartingtoi. further stated that instructions had been sent to Earl Ripon, the new Viceroy, to abandon or retain the frontier positions, according to their merits.
Five per Cent, New Zealand IQ. Loan, 103. Jtriye ppp'Oent," New Zealand Loan, 1&89, 102. ' Four and adialf per Cent. New Z e . a lffild Loan, 1879 to 1904, 98. Adelaide wheat, per 7961 b., ex warehouse, 41s. Gd. ; market quiet but steady. New Zealand wheat, none offering in the market. Adelaide flour, per 2891 b., ex warehouse, 375. Gd. At the wool sales today, 10,200 bales were offered, making a total of 382,800 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was flat, and to effect sales lower prices had to be accepted.
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