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BRITISH AND FOREIGN {Bv cable from Reuters Agency.) London, Juno 10. Information has been received that the Albanians are disbanding, and a resumption of hostilities with the Montenegrins is improbable. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L1G,625,000. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, is quoted at 525. ; flour, ex warehouse, 38s. ; New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 495. The Australian Cricketers- commenced a match to-day an Eleven of Yorkshire County at Dewsbury. The ground was not in good order. The Home team went in first, and their innings closed for 55. Spoffor'h and Palmer each took five wickets. The Australians then went in, but only succeeded in scoring 65. The Yorkshire men commenced their second innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had scored 51 runs, with the loss of only one wicket. Mr. Gladstone, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, proposes to reduce the duty on wines and replace the malt duty. He further proposes to increase the fee for

spirit licenses and increase the income tax by twopence. These changes will show a surplus of L 380.000. The race for the Ascot Gold Cup took place to-dajq and resulted as follows : Isonomy, 1 ; Chippendale, 2 ; Zut, ?. London, Juno 11. The rtotal quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,550,000 quarters. Australian tallow, best beef, is quoted at 325. Gd., and best mutton at 345. 6d. New Zealand securities—s per cent. 10.40 loan, 104 ; 5 per cent. 1889 loan, 102 i. The homeward Australian mails, v'a Suez and Brindisi, which left Melbourne on April 28, were delivered to-day. The homeward mails per Orient steamship Sorato, via Brindisi, were also delivered to-day Gordon Pasha has gone to China. The match between the Australians and an eleven of Yorkshire concluded to-day. The Home team continued their second innings, and scored 100. Spofforth took six wickets. Boyle’s fielding in this innings was excellent. The Australians then requiring 91 runs to win, went in, and made the necessary score with the loss of five wickets, and won the match, therefore, by the same number of wickets. McDonnell, in the second innings of the Australians, made the highest score, 47, 1 and was caught out. The increase which the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposes to make in the Income Tax will be a penny, not twopence, as first understood. London, June 12. Consuls are quoted at 98 ex dividend. Sydney copra is quoted at Ll 9 per ton. In the House of Commons to-day the Marquis of Hartington, Secretary of Stale for India, in reply to a question, said that the exact date for the evacuation of Cabul by British troops was not yet fixed. It has been announced that the European Conference will despatch a special Commission to Greece to settle the frontier question on the spot. The Orient Company’s Potosi sailed from Plymouth to-day for Australia. As a result of the circular note which was sent by the British Government last month to the European Powers, specifying means for the solution of Greek, Montenegrin, and Armenian questions, the Great Powers have now' presented a collective note to the Sultan, informing him he will be held responsible for the delay that has taken place with regard to the cession of territory to Montenegro, and for his failure in executing necessary reforms in Armenia. The note further states that the Great Powers will insist on the strict execution of the treaty of Berlin by Turkey. The Sultan has not yet replied to the note. Berlin, June 11. The Committee of the Lower House of the German Parliament rejected the Bill which was introduced bv Government for the mitigation of the May laws in the direction of providing large concessions to Catholics in Germany. Calcutta, June 10. The Viceroy of India has sent an order to General Stewart to evacuate Cabul by November. It is expected that Guudamuk and Shutargardan will be the extreme points in Afghanistan that will be retained by the British. Caloutca, June 12. A report which was recently circulated to the effect that Ayoub Khan was making warlike preparations to wrest Candahai from tho descendants of Sbere Ali are now confirmed. The latest intelligence from Afganistar, however, states that owing to the defections from his supporters, Ayoub Khan’s movements have now totally collapsed. AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuters Agency.) Melbourne, June 10. Peter Lalor, a member of the Legislative Assembly, and formerly Minister of Trade and Customs in the Berry Government, lias called a meeting of his creditors. Melbourne, June 11. It is believed that there is a' possibility of Sir Cunliffe Owen, Mr Labilliere, barrister, and Mr. Frederick Young, of the Colonial Institute, being authorised in a few months to invite Governors and heads of colonial Governments to assemble in Melbourne, with a view of forming the basis of a uniform tariff and laying the foundation of an Australasian confederation. Melbourne, June 12. Mr. Service, speaking at Beechworth last night, said it was possible Government might be defeated on the second reading of the Reform Bill ; and, should it happen so, the only course would be to obtain another dissolution. Sydney, June 11. The Wallsendand Co-operative collieries have withdrawn their opposition to a settlement, and the strike is now ended. The price of coal is fixed at 10s. Adelaide, June 11. The Orient Company’s steamship Lusitania has arrived from Plymouth. 5 Wheat is at 4s. 3d. to 4s. 4d. The market has a slightly improved tendency, but there is not much business doing. Dealers are very cautious, and are waiting further advices from England. Flour is quoted at LlO to LlO ss. for town brands, and L 9 to L 9 10s for country. Freights from Adelaide to London aro at 40s. to 425. Gd., and from the outports to London 455. INTERPROVINCIAL. (Per Press Association.) Auckland, June 13. A great scandal has arisen in connection with the hospital, which is exciting great public interest. It is alleged that Mrs. Brown the head nurse, had retained a portion of some monies, the property of certain deceased patients, instead of accounting for it. Information was given to Dr. Philson by the night nurse (Mrs. Gadd), and he took steps to make reparation. The strangest thing is that accused was retained in office and the informant dismissed. Auckland, June 12. Two boys, named Foreman and Brown, were charged at the Police Court this morning with misappropriating five pound notes. It appears they picked them up on the floor of the Thames Hotel and divided the amount. Auckland, June 14. Two men, named Welsh and Francis, were charged with uttering a false deed, purporting to convey over 4 acres of land at Mahorunga. The inspector said the land belonged to a man named Moore, who was deceased. The case was dismissed. Ingothe St. Just Mackay was brought up on remand charged with trying to induce a Frenchman named Juliat to commit an unnatural offence. It is anticipated St. Just will be committed for trial, A meeting of brewers to-day decided that the beer tax ought to be 3d. instead of fid. In the storm at Onehunga a large iron shed belonging to Guthrie and Larnach was completely blown down, in Queen street. Considerable damage was done to other property. .At Pakuranga Hunt meeting the horse Miss Stryak rode broke his neck in clearing a fence. Miss Stryak escaped nnhurt. Grahamstown, June 13. Mr. Sheehan addressed his constituents last night. He condemned the property tax, and supported a land and income tax. At the conclusion he received a vote of thanks and confidence. New Plymouth, June 13. The Collector of Customs and Inspector BulL-U proceeded to Waitara last night, and made a seizure of the Hannah Mokau, on behalf of the Government. Te Whiti has ingeniously turned the road making and telegraph erection into a fulfilment of his prophecy that the Go-

vernor could come to him. He tells the natives that the wire is being brought to Parihaka so that they can talk with the Governor, and therefore the Governor was coming to him, as he prophesied years fgo. Wellington, June 14. At a meeting of the Licensed Victuallers this afternoon, a deputation was appointed to wait on the brewers with a view to coming to some arrangements as to how much the recently imposed tax on beer should be charged to publicans. Timaru, June 14. Frank Fowler, the Malay, indicted for rape at Tcmuka, was acquitted, the Crown Prosecutor, in the absence of sufficient corroborative evidence, entering a nolle prosequi. The civil sittings of the Supreme Court have now commenced. Invercargill, June 14. The Dipton rabbit fur show was a great success, and brought exhibitors from all parts of Southland. Joseph Hatcbwell, the well-known seal fur trader, and Graham 0. Ross were the judges. The exhibits amounted to about three hundred, and were dressed in various styles, and represented some fine varieties. The prize takers were James Tracy of Dipton first ; John Lee, of Benmore, second ; master J. Robertson, of Burwood, highly commended. A. Caithness, of Edendale, and Wm. Orr of Dipton, had the best assorted bundle of various colors. The whole exhibits will be forwarded to Melbourne Exhibition, in which space has been secured by Mr. W; Daniel, Dipton, On behalf of the Rabbitcrs’ Association.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 113, 15 June 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 113, 15 June 1880