BRITISH AND FOREIGN
(By cable fiom Reuter's Agency.) London, June 12. Arrived—Hereford and Maraval, from Lyttelton.
June 14. Confirraatoiy information has been received that the Indian Government has offered the Anieership to Abdur Rahman. Should Abdur Rahman decline, Yakoob Khan will probably bo offered the office.
It is now announced that Colonel Gordon, R.E, (Chinese Gordon), who has left for China, has been invited by the Chinese Government in view of difficulties with Russia. There is considerable agitation in Turkestan, and the Russians are reported to be inarching into Kashgar. Five per Cent. New Zealand Loan, 1889,103. Adelaide wheat, per 4961b5., ex wharehouse, 51. A long and animated debate took place relating to M. Laneour, the new French Ambassador. Mr. O’Donnell attacked his antecedents, and the Right Hon. Mr, Gladstone moved that Mr. O’Donnell be not heard, The motion was ultimately withdrawn. Consols, 98J. Four and half Per Cent. New Zealand, 1879-1904 Loan, 99. New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 495.
Australian tallow unchanged. The Australian cricketers commenced a match to-day, in Belfast, against 18 of the North of Ireland. The weather was fine, the home team went in first and scored 100. Spofforth and Palmer both bowled splendidly, the former taking 10 and the latter G wickets. The Australians then went in, and all w r ere disposed of for 102 when the stumps were drawn.
London, June 15.
Id Colonel Gordon having failed to obtain permission to go to China, lias tendered *P hia resignation of Ida position in the 10 British service, and goes to China with 10 the object of conducting the military 10 operations of the Chinese troops in Kash--30 gar against Russia, te „ AUSTRALIAN. 3 (Per Renta's Agency.) if Melbourne, June 15. ,c The P. and O. Company’s steamship 0 Siam, with English mails dated London, 3. May 7th, arrived here to-day. d Numerous meetings are being held throughout the colony in support of Mr. i- Service’s Reform Bill. In the Legislative Assembly, Sir John n O’Shannessy made a most severe attack on J the proposed reform. He spoke for two !i hours. The Lord Mayor of Dublin telegraphs r that further help is required for the alle--3 viation of the distress which still exists in 1 Ireland. j Trickett sailed in the Orient. New Zealand oats, 3s. 3id. per bushel, i Sugars are showing a higher tendency. INTBRPROVINCIAL. ; (Per Press Association.) i Auckland, June 16. The Sam Mendal, Irom London, brings, 1 in capital condition, six shorthorns, splendid bulls, from the Birmingham Show and sales of March, tvlr. Thomas Russell purchased them for the Waikato Laud Association. Intelligence has boon received that the 21 passengers by the Marion from New Caledonia for Auckland via Hu on Island are not Cumniunists, but workmen engaged to collect guano at Huon Island. James Hill, aged 60, who arrived per the Ganges was found dead in Karanghapo road. He was last seen leaving a publichouse last night, where lie had been drinking. Napier., June 15. The criminal sittings of the Supreme Court commenced yesterday, before Judge Richmond. Arthur Barnsley, for forgery, was remanded for sentence ; John Lloyd, , for obstructing a railway train, received, 15 years ; Potau (native), for horse steal- - ing, got two years, and Kirika (native), for attempting to do greviousbodily harm (the baking doctor), received one month. This day, for forgery, Arthur Barnsley was sentenced to four years. Win. George Hewson, for rape on a girl eight years of i age, two years and twenty-five lashes. J Wellington, Juno 15. Several cases of sly grog selling are proceeding at the Resident Magistrate's ' Court, but none are decided yet. Later, Pouncaby and Smart, oyster saloon keepers, and Mrs. Campbell general storekeeper, were fined L 5 for sly grog selling at the R.M. Court to-d;y. Txmaru, June 16. In the Supreme Court the case of the -i National Bank v. John Macintosh, a farmer, was heard. The action was to jj recover L2BOO, being the amount of guarantee given by the defendant on behalf of John King, auctioneer, who sub- A sequently became insolvent. The jury retired at seven last night, and at eleven returned a verdict on the different issues to the effect that Macintosh was induced to sign the guarantee on false representations, but that Stephens, manager of the Bank, did not mislead him wilfully. It was arranged at Banco sittings that counsel for plaintiff should move for verdict to be entered up, and counsel for defendant for leave to enter a non-suit, and also for a new trial on the ground that the findings were inconsistent. Blenheim, June 15. ft At a meeting of brewers and publicans Q last night, it was resolved to send a dope- p tation to Wellington to meet with dele- g gates from other places and take steps to p repeal the beer tax. An offer by Dodson, ] ( a local brewer, to pay half the tax, and v the publicans the other half, until the Bill was entered upon the Statute book, and ’the price of beer to remain ts at present, was accepted. Dunedin. June 16. p J. Hood, of Pembroke, has met his death under singular circuim t iticcs. Three weeks ago he was riding with his knife in his belt, when his horse fell, causing the b infliction of a nasty wound in the side from ci the knife. He took no notice of it, and tetanus set in on Monday. At the inquest on William England, the coroner spoke of the necessity for a morgue. A letter, found on the deceased, was read, in which he stated his intention of committing suicide, having no money, and no means of purchasing food. The jury found a verdict that deceased a committed suicide while temporarily in- jj sane ; adding a rider, urging on the Cor- n poration the pressing necessity for a Coro- j ner’s Court and morgue. e Invercargill, June 15. v A large meeting of settlers at Thorn- 0 bury, near Riverton, denounced the Property Tax, suggesting the substitution of 5 a moderate land tax, exempting improvements, and an income tax. At the Supreme Court the Grand Jury made a presentment re quarterly sittings instead of half yearly, as in one case, a prisoner against whom no bill was returned had been imprisoned over six months, and others for nearly the same period. Messrs. Strode and Simpson, have been appointed Commissioners to enquire into the circumstances connected with the j death of Wilson, a prisoner, who died in the Invercargill gaol. g
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