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LATEST FROM EUROPE, (Per Reuter's Agency,) London, June 19. The Merchant Shipping and Underwriters’ Association report the arrival of the Arethusa from Lyttelton, sailed March 11; Western Monarch, from Lyttleton, April 2; Red Gauntlet, from the Bluff, Feb. 13. The Earl of Kimberley, Secretary of State for the Oononies, has announced that he has been informed that Sir William Fox and Sir F. Dillon Bell, commissioners appointed by the New Zealand Government for the settlement of the Waimate Plains dispute, had a satisfactory interview with Tito Kowaru and an amicable settlement of the difficulty was expected to be brought about. Paris, June 20. The President of the Council of Ministers has proposed a plenary amnesty to all Communists. London, June 21. Three per cent. Consols, Adelaide wheat, per 4961b5., ex warehouse, 50s. Indian tea—Pekoes, 2d. to 3d. lower; Souchong, Id. dearer. Accounts respecting the hop crops are favorable. The match between the Australians and eighteen of Birmingham was commenced to-day, at Aston Park. The weather was showery during the day. The Australians went in first, and were all out for 179 runs. McDonnell was given out leg before wicket, after scoring 39. Scotch pig iron in London is quoted at 50s. to 51s. per ton. Tenders for the Timaru Waterworks Loan of LGO,OOO at 7 per cent., were opened to-day. The amount offered is L 90,000. Tenders at LlO2 Os. Gd. will receive allotment in full, those at LlO2 will receive 16 per cent, of the amounts offered. London, June 22. News received from South America is to the effect that a revolution has broken out at Buenos Ayres, capital of the Argentine Republic. The city is beseiged, and the port blockaded 1 by'the rebels. ' Athens, June 20. Extensive military ‘ preparations are going on, and the Greek army is being increased with the view of enforcing (he Greek claims. Washington, June 22. Tilden has resigned the leadership of the Democratic party in America. This step was taken, it‘is believed, as preliminary to withdrawing his candidature in the Presidential election. [AUSTRALIAN. {Per Renter's Agency.) Melbourne, June 22. Mr. Collins Levy, secretary of the Melbourne Exhibition Commission, who is now on a visit to England, telegraphs that he has had an interview with the Prince of Wales, and that his Royal Highness said he hoped to be able to visit Australia during the time of the Melbourne Exhibition, and would do so, un-j less prevented.

Tho Australian Mortgage and Agency r Company, which takes over Messrs. 3 Hastings, Cunningham, and Co.’s wool s business, has been floated, with a capital i (fa million. The Sugar Company have sold GOO ions s of sugar on New Zealand account. Advici s 3 from Foo Choo state that the new crop of i Canton teas is inferior to last season’s. A hundred men in tho Yuto ian navy have been dismissed. It is a beautiful night for the observers i cf the eclipse who arc numerous, i Sugar is brisk at LI higher. i Sydney, June 21. 3 Nows comes to hand from New Guinea - that the natives of the west of the island i had attacked a number of villages on the - coast, and had killed and eaten sixty i women whom they had captured A meeting has been held at Wallsend, ; at which speeches were made denouncing l the proposed Coal Tax. Sydney, June 22. A reward is offered for information ; leading to the apprehension of the Quii rindi robbers, LIOO being offered by the bank and a similar amount by the Government. Adelaide, June 22. • New Zealand oats, 2s. 7£d. to 2s. Bd. Adelaide, June 23. Yesterday quotations of 2s. 7d. up to 2s. Bd. for New Zealand oats is for prime milling oats. Ccoktown, June 21. News h is been received that the steamer Corea ran ashore on Claremont Island, but get off the same night and was beached. She has sustained great damage. The missionary schooner Ellangowan has arrived here. She brings five of the Chandernagore party from New Ireland. They state that the vessel left Antwerp secredy, and used flags of all nationalities occasionally on the voyage. Sixty men were confined below on penalty of being shot. They arrived at Larghlan Island on January 10, and fifty days afterwards provisions were exhausted, and they bartered their clothes for food with the natives of Woodlark Island. The men repeat the accounts previously received of the deplorable sufferings endured by the party. The relief schooner Wily, which was despatched from with stores transhipped from the Chandernagore, called at New Ireland on May 1, but only stayed two hours, and landed nothing except bags of biscuits, a few pounds of pork, and one pound of tobacco. The men further denounce the perfidy of the colonising scheme, and say that the whole affair is a fraud. INTERPROYINCTAL. (Per Press Association.) Auckland, June 23. The Ringarooraa has arrived at Russell, from Sydney. She brings sixty-five China men for Dunedin. A peculiar case of alleged larceny of a gun against Captain Hedges, of the City of Cork, has been dismissed, the prosecution breaking down. Wellington, June 23. An excellent opportunity was obtained last night for observing the eclipse of the moon. At a public meeting at Pabautanui, the following resolutions were carried 1. This meeting is of opinion that the Property Tax now before the House should lie done away with, and substituted bj T an income tax and a land tax. 2, That tho time has now arrived for all natr, e lands to be placed on the same footing as thatbelonging to Europeans as regards general 1 and local taxation. 3. That the hone- - rarium paid to members of the Legislative Council be done away with, and the honorarium paid to members of the House of ■ Representatives be reduced onc-half. 4. That the Civil Service of the colony be reorganised, to meet the present financial position. A deputation of delegates of the Licensing Victuallers’ Associations at , Auckland, Christchurch, Wanganui, Dunedin, Wellington wait on the Premier tomorrow for the purpose of bringing before the Legislature suggested amendments to c the new Licensing Bill at the con- . ference. A young man named Hariland White, out shooting at Carterton on Monday, - met with a serious accident, owing to the gun exploding. . Government have received a telegram ' stating that the natives have erected ] another fence across the road, about half . a mile further on from the first obstiue- c tiou. The fence was pulled down three times by the constabulary, and each time re-erected by the natives. At this stage the natives were removed without using violence. They refused to say under whose orders they were acting, |, June 22. A pitiable tide of destitution was told in the police dock to-day, by an old grey c headed man named Dyson, who pleaded guilty to stealing six flannel shirts from ( a drapery warehouse. He pleaded in ex- c ten nation that he was a tailor out of work, t that he had only arrived from Dunedin i yesterday, after travelling one hundred and fifty miles on foot, and that starvation < had driven him to crime for a living. He , was remanded pending inquiries. Onefof the church congregations here has resolved to organise a Teetotal and . Anti Smoking Society. Tijiaetj, June 23. Dyson, the old tailor from Dunedin, who made such a pitiful tale yesterday when charged with the theft of drapery, turns out to be a well known convict of Tasmanian extraction. He was sentenced to twelve months, the Bench intimating that his punishment was heavy on account of the enquiries he had caused to be made. i Dunedin, June 22. < There was a fire this morning in the , premises of Messrs. Durrand, Blanck, and Go., wholesale painters, in the store room, r The origin is unknown, but the loss is j LI4OO, which is covered by insurance in the National office. A conference of city and suburban , Municipalities adopted the following reso- J lutions, with two dissentients : —“ Inasmuch as by the Financial Arrangements < A-ct, 1870, it is provided by clause 13, sub- ! sections 1 and 2, that subsidies shall be \ paid out of consolidated fund, during each financial year for five years after the Act ] comes into operation, it is the opinion of this meeting, that it is a breach of faith on the part of Government to interfere with the Act; that the various Boroughs affected thereby w>ll be seriously inconvenienced by the withdrawal of such subsidy, inasmuch as they made the arrangements in the belief that tho subsidy would not be interfered with "until the expiry of the terra laid down in the Act ; that they cannot escape from it except by the imposition of further local taxation, which, in view of the heavy taxes pro- ; posed to be levied for general purposes, ( they deem to be unwise, impolitic, inexpedient, and rqore than property-holders can reasonably be expected to bear ; that this meeting itself to use its undivided influence with the members of , Parliament representing their respective Boroughs, to obtain from Parliament a continuance of the time named by the Act, wherein subsidies shall be paid to j Boroughs and County Councils ; that the resolutions be forwarded to Government, and every member representing the local Boroughs in and around Dunedin, with the earnest hope that they will endeavor to give effect to the views of the meeting. ” Dunedin, June 23. The Carnival closed with gross takings of L 2,200. A posse police, under Sergeant-Major Bevin, have been despatched to Shag point to quell a reported disturbance •* among the colliers thei e Mail advices say the Australian Cricketers have issued a challenge to the

r gentlemen or players of England, tho entire proceeds of the match to go to the I Cricketers Fund. 1 Tho report of the Commission of Enquiry re the Volunteer affair at Ashsburton rei ports the evidence as insufficient to convict 3 any one concerned either of misconduct or f of theft. Tho whole affair has been exaggerated by the press and the public. The r officers of tho companies bad recommended the dismissal of three Waikari men (one s of wdiom has since resigned) and two of the Port Chalmers Navals. News has been received by mail of the successful floating of the New Zealand Ir- . vestment Association promoted by Jud;» I Bathgate. ! At the Magistrate’s Court, at Outran!, ■ Mr. Simpson gave judgment against Dr. Mcßrearty, who was inferentially charged with neglect as accoucheur. ; Invercargill, June 22. There is great excitement over the waterworks and Municipal works loan poll. Strong committees for and against have been organised. ■ : The volunteer officers arc doing their utmost to improve the attendance at parades, which was deteriorated owing to the reaction .liter the Christchurch review.. ■ Government refuse to sanction the Tramway Company laying common rails. The Company proposed to case them with a wooden protective flange. The two-year old daughter of a man named Smith, working on the railway was drowned in a waterholo. The Southland Building Society having too much money, are offering to reduce the interest from Bto 7 per cent. There is so little demand for money that the mortgagees are sueing for interest, where a few months ago they would have closed mortgages.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 117, 24 June 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 117, 24 June 1880