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BRITISH AND FOREIGN T ' in {By cable from Reuters Agency.) i B London, June 8. tl The wool sales closed to-day. The total re quantity sold during the series amounts to re 360,000 hales, and 25,000 bales have been st held over. Merino wools have closed at m par., and crossbreds are 2d. to 3d. lower, oJ coarse sorts being 4d. in An official statement has been published b; to the effect that the Government has oi decided to abolish flogging in the army w and navy from next year. w June 9. The match between the Australians and Eighteen of Malton, in Yorkshire, was A resumed to-day. In the second innings tl the Home team have lost eleven wickets L for sixty-one runs. The weather was very d showery during the day, and in consequence ci of this play was stopped. ii It is announced that Sir Bartle Frere’s a salary as High Commissioner at the Cape si has been stopped. This is said to be not ti owing to any objection of the Liberal o party to Sir Battle’s continuance in office, n but to the fact of cessation of his duties as p High Commissioner. p The match against Eighteen of Malton, p in Yorkshire, was resumed to-day, the wet weather of yesterday having stopped play. The Home team, whose innings had a been interrupted, finished their innings d for 95 runs. The Australians then went c in for their second innings, having 87 runs to make to win. They won the match by o four wickets. G The Merchant Shipping and Under- p writers’ Association reports the arrival of c the Marlborough from Port Chalmers, v sailed March 15; Otaki, from Port t’ Chalmers, March 28 ; Piako, from Lyttelton, March 5 ; May Queen, from the Bluff, February 24; Glenlora, from Napier, A February 12 ; Lutterworth, from Welling- e ton, February 13 ; Anazi, from Auckland, p January 27. v Consols 98§ ex dividend. New Zealand ti securities are unchanged. Adelaide wheat and flour, and Australian tallow are at last quotations. C June 10. v The Secretary of State for the Colonies, Earl Kimberley, has sent an official des- fi patch to the Lieut.-Governor of Natal, t: instructing him to avoid allowing extension n of territory to be a plea for disputes h between the colonists and the native tribes, 3 and to abstain from interference with free e tribes. Constantinople, June 9. f< The Grand Vizier and Said Pasha, the n Minister for. Foreign Affairs, have re- h signed, Khaireddin Pasha, Minister of £

c- Commerce, has been appointed President vr of the Council of Ministers ; and Aladdin Pasha has been appointed Minister for 0 Foreign Affairs, with the rank of Grand !t Vizier. n Calcutta, Juno 9. :0 The Right Hon. Lord Lytton, Viceroy ie tf India, has arrived at Simla. Washington, June 8. General Grant’s prospects of being again y elected President of America are now e improving. 4. The Republican Convention have chosen u Mr. Garfield as their candidate for the d Presidential election. Mr. Garfield is a t Congress man in the State of Ohio, i. Mr. Arthur has been nominated as 1 Vice-President of the United States. 1 AUSTRALIAN. t {Per PeutePs Agency.} 1 Melbourne, June?, t In the Legislative Assembly, all opposition to the payment of members has 3 ceased. j A telegram from Mauritius, dated June t 2nd, says that the sugar market remains I unchanged. Freights are nominal and 3 tonnage scarce. Melbourne, June 10. 5 Oats are very dull. The time for the receipt of wool entries for the Melbourne Exhibition has been > extended to Ist December, and wool to be i deliverable up to 23rd December. The time for the receipt of wool entries for the Melbourne Exhibition has been extended to Dec. 1, and wool will be deliverable up to Dec. 23. Melbourne, June 11. It is thought probable that the division on the Reform Bill will take place bn Thursday next. Williams, the member or Mandurang, who introduced the Bill for the payment of members in the Assembly, has consented to limit the period of the measure’s operation if Government will facilitate its passage through Parliament. Sydney, June 9. ] The man who was arrested on suspicion I of being Byrnes, the bushranger, was sub- , sequently released, as he turned out not to be the man wanted. Sydney, June 10. The miners’ delegates last night signed ] a compromise, and it was undei-stood that ' the strike had ended, but the lodges to- * day repudiated it. | Sailed—Wakatipu, - for Wellington yes- i terday. 1 Brisbane, June 9. ( In the case of Brooks v. Swanwick, in " which plaintiff, a prisoner, sued for Ll5O 1 given in charge of the defendant to defend him at his trial, the latter has been ® released on recognisances. * Brisbane, June 10. It has been stated by the Colonial ® Secretary that the balance of the Queens- 4 land loan had been offered in the colony P to several wealthy institutions. King George’s Sound, June 9. The P. and O. Company’s steamer Siam arrived here to-day from Galle, with ' the inward Suez mail. 5* Newcastle, June 11. All the collieries, except Wallsend and n the Co-operative, have decided to accept Sl scale orders, and are booking them at 10s. _ per ton. r INTERPROVINOIAL. Jj (Per Press Association.) a ' Grahamstown, June 12. An unknown person made a murderous jj assault on Mr. Campbell, • solicitor, last q night, striking hint on the head with a a , blunt instrument. Campbell was unpopu- p lar through informing against men work- u ing without miners’ lights, and this is sup- tl posed to be the cause of the assault. S( The Star draws attention to the filthy w state of the Auckland quarantine station, u; and states that 100 passengers by the Earl «. Granville have died from fever contracted on the island. It says the quarters were _ alive with vermin and filthy in the ex- -» treme. J Auckland, June 11. m Good gold has been got at the 360 feet ~ level in the Kurunui mines, the deepest _ ever got in that portion of the field.' . Shares are going up. \ Joseph Worms has been committed for trial on three charges of forgery and uttering. . t The Wangarex settlers pi’otest against -g the Property Tax, owing to the small portions of the loans that have been spent - in the North Island. The schooner Marion left New Gale- ~ donia for Auckland on the 14th of May, with 21 passengers and no cargo. The passengers are probably Communists. , £ Mr. Sheehan leaves Auckland for the Thames to-morrow, to address his constituents. Pi Napier, June 9. It was known on Tuesday morning by a -a merchant.at the Spit that the beer duty ’ would he imposed, and he cleared out his a stock to an hotelkeeper. A brewer also got g an inkling of the state of affairs, and acted accordingly. The duty saved by one q hotelkeeper alone was L6O. At a meeting m of licensed victuallers held before the ~ Statement was made, the tax—the amount _ of which was known—and the question of r who was to pay the tax, were discussed. This morning a worse blunder was made. The police had received intimation early in the evening that they were to hold themselves in readiness for extraordinary duty. They remained up all night, but no further instructions came. It was not until ten minutes to ten o’clock that they received official intimation of what they had read in the papers three hours before, and the 8 1 brewers were not slow to take advantage of the delay. All the carts in the town were employed in carting beer, and the whole duty collected did not exceed L 250. r Napler, June 12. A meeting of the Licensed Victuallers’ Association took place yesterday, when they carried a resolution “ That the Licensed Victuallers of Hawke’s Bay deem the imposition of 6d. per gallon on n colonial and imported beer to he a great p injustice to the trade and general public, and that it is a gross injustice to place such an imposition upon a colonial indus- g try that is already heavily taxed. A copy B of this resolution to be forwarded to the members of the House, representing this province.” It was resolved to place a petition in each of the hotels for signature, praying that the tax be abolished. Wellington, June 9. 1 A resolution was unanimously passed at J a meeting of all the brewers here that the duty be added to the price of beer, and a collected on delivery. n At the Compensation Court, in the case, of Kirkcaldie and Slains and the General Government, judgment was given for the " plaintiffs for L 4853, and fifty guineas L costs. The claim was for L 6750, the . value of land taken by the defendants for ' the new railway station. Wellington, June 10. At a meeting last night of the Political Association, formed for the purpose of endeavoring to have the Property Tax repealed, a deputation was appointed to wait on the city members this afternoon, to represent the views of the Association. Wellington, June 11. At an inquest yesterday on the body of Cornelius Croft, killed on Tuesday, a verdict of accidental death was returned. Dr. Hector states that the exhibitors g from this colony at the Sydney Exhibi- .. tion obtained ninety-nine awards for first merit, eighty-five for second, eighty-one for third, and fifty-nine for fourth—being 324 in all —so that more than half of the exhibitors obtained awards. T A woman named Eliza Blanford, was - found dead in bed this morning. The 7 medical examination showed that death t had resulted from suffocation while in a fit.

it At the inquest this afternoon on the n body of Eliza Blanford, who was found ir dead in bed, a Verdict was returned of d “ dead from suffocation whilst in a fit of epilepsy. ” The following measure has been rey coived from the Lord Mayor of Dublin for circulation among the Irish Relief Committee in New Zealand ;—“ While aca knowledging with the utmost gratitude f the munificent contribution received, I feel bound to say further that any assisti ance which can be extended will he much 3 needed during the next two months. I i would therefore, rsk that your subscription lists be not closed, and that any s further contributions may be forwarded.” Hokitika. June 11. The Albion, for Newcastle and Melbourne, took with her 5,9200z5. gold shipped by the Bank of New Zealand, and 17680z5. from the Union Bank of Australia. Timabxj, June 9. . , At the criminal sessions, Judge Johnston, in addressing the Grand Jury, expressed a hope that the Legislature would so amend the laws relating to sale of drink as to prevent licensed persons having a pecuniary interest in drunkenness. The criminal calandar contains fifteen cases against twenty-two persons, including shooting with intent, forcible entry, arson, forgery and robbery. Oamaru, June 11. The Steeph chase Meeting was held in glorious weather, and there was a good attendance. For the Maiden Steeplechase —Miss Hmigerford, 1 ; -Robin Hood, 2 ; Leap Year, 3. Handicap Steeplechase— Clarence, 1 ; Agent, 2 ; Little John, 3. Selling Steeplechase—Leap Year, 1; Stella, 2 ; Johnny, 3. Dunedin, June 10. The Beer Tax here amounts to close on L 3,000. In anticipation of the new tax considerable stocks were cleared last month. As contrasted with the corresponding period last year, customs receipts show the following increases : —Tea,- L3IG3 ; Sugar, L 3,960 ; case spirits, L 4,049; kerosene, L6OO ; ale, in bulk (imported), L2OO ; ; n bottle, L2OO. 1 Dunedin, June 11. 1 A meeting of publicans and brewers was held to-day to consider the beer tax and Licensing Bill. The brewers intimated that they intended to charge the tax on publicans. Two delegates were appointed from each side, to go to Wellington, if necessary, to work in conjunction with other associations for the repeal of the tax. Regarding the new Licensing Bill, the following amendments were proposed : —“That clubs pay a licensing fee of LSO and be subject to police supervision, and £ the operation of the local option clause ; that wholesale licenses be L 50,, and be £ subject to local option ; that only restrictions re barmaids be that they be not employed over ten hours a-day.” Invercargill, June 10. A rabbiter, name unknown, was found - dead in a woolshed at Woodburn station, Waiau. Some poisoned wheat was found' " on the ground, and there were traces in his mouth. He is supposed to have com- v mitted suicide or been inadvertently poi- g sonecl. 2 It is feared a Stewart’s Island boat, the Pride of the South, is lost. She left the Island on Friday and has not been heard o of since. The crew was- composed of J three men, under an old resident, known 8 as BohjDavidson. Inverc. rckll, June 11. \ A requisition of the country settlers of Jj Riverton district, calls a meeting at g Thornbury, for Monday next, to protest against the Property Tax. The country people complain of their inability to understand the complex forms issued by the Property Tax Commissioners. It seems pretty certain that many forms will never be sent in, while the others are unintelligible from the cause referred to. *

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 112, 12 June 1880

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