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(Far Beider’s Agency.)

London, June 24. The total reserve of notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 18,000,000. Five per Cent New Zealand 1880 Loan, 1031. The Australians commenced a match to-day against a strong team, consisting of 18 of Northampton, The latter went in first and had scored 65 with the loss of nine wickets, when, owing to the inclemency of the -weather, play was stopped for the day. London, June 25. The writ of error in the Tichborne case by which it was proposed to set aside the verdict, on the ground that it wrongfully ordered two cumulative sentences for the same offence, has been heard before the Court of Appeal. The Court has discharged the writ,- aud the claimant therefore remains in piison. Best Australian beef tallow, 375. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 495. Best sides Australian leather, llgd. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,750,000 quarters. The homeward mails, via Suez and Brindisi, with New Zealand dates to May 7th, were delivered in London to-day. The cricket match v. Eighteen of Northampton, was ' resumed to-day. The weather continued showery, and the wicket was again very dead. The home team closed their first innings with 86. The Australians then went in, and also scored 86. When the stumps were drawn the home team had lost four wickets for 8 runs in their second innings. June 26. In the House of Lords the Burials Bill was passed through all its stages, and has been transmitted to the House of Commons. In the House of Commons this afternoon, Sir Stafford Northcote moved that Bradlaugh be released from custody of the Sergeant-at-Arms. The motion, after debate, -was agreed to, and Bradlaugh has been accordingly released, In the House of Commons, Mr. Gladstone, the Premier, in answer to a question, said that the Government would reconsider the position in Mr. Bradlaugh’s case. The resolution in favor of Sunday trading, which was discussed in the House of Commons to-day, was strongly opposed by Sir William Vernon Harcourt, Home Secretary. The motion was, however agreed to by the House. The Orient Co.’s s.s. Chimborazo sailed from Plymouth to-day for Australia. The cricket match, Australians against Eighteen of Northampton concluded today, and resulted in another (tenth) victory for the Australians by eight wickets. The Eighteen, in their second innings were all disposed of for 48. Palmer took nine and Spoffor}h seven wickets in this innings. The Australians then required only 49 runs to win, and these they made with the loss of only two wickets. In the House of Lords, the Deceased Wife’s Sister’s Marriage Bill, after discussion, was finally thrown out. The Democratic Convention have chosen Mr. English as their candidate in the forthcoming election for Vice-president of America. Washington, June 24. In consequence of the retirement of Tilden the Democratic Convention have chosen Hancock as their candidate in the Presidential election. Buenos Ayres, June 25. A serious encounter has taken place between an armed force of civilians and a body of Argentine provincial troops, who are in open rebellion, and were besieging the city. After heavy fighting the troops were completely routed by the civibans. Buenos Aybes, June 26? Peace negotiations were opened to-day between the authorities and the insurgents, with a view to the settlement of the difficulties which brought about the rebellion. f June; 27. The peace negotiations have failed, and fighting between the insurgents and the National Guard was resumed to-day. ' Constantinople, June 25. The efforts at mediation between the Albanians and Montenegrins, which the British have been making, have proved unsuccessful. The Albanians decline to agree to the proposals made them, and have commenced re-arming their troops, with a view to again dispute any further attempt on the part of the Montenegrins to obtain the territory required to ~be ceded them in accordance with the Berlin treaty. . Berlin, June 26. The European Conference have agreed to the rectification of the Greek frontier, including the towns of Janina, Metzovo, and portion of the district of Zafar. i Berlin, June 27It has been announced that the Porte has sent a circular note to the Great Powers stating that the European Conference now assembled here has only the right to mediate for settlement of the dispute between Albania and Montenegro and for adjusting the Turkish Greek frontier question, but has no right to decide what course Turkey should pursue towards the settlement of those difficulties. AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, June 26. The Ministry having recommended a dissolution of Parliament, his Excellency has consented, and in the meantime Parliament stands prorogued. Cooktown, June 26. Her Majesty’s schooner Conflict has arrived here from New Ireland, which place she visited on June 10th. Twenty four of the original Chanderuagore party were found to be sickly. Sixteen have died, and the remainder are engaged as traders. The Genii had not arrived where the Conflict left for Laurhahu Island, when she called on June 16th, and rescued seven of the Chandernagore party, who had been marooned, and were starving. The Conflict brought them on here. Adelaide, June 26. Wheat, 4s. to 4s. Id; flour, L 9 10s. to LlO. ■ . : INTSRPROVINCIAL. (Per Press Association.} Auckland, June 28. Dugald McNaughton, for unlawfully assaulting three respectable women in succession, returning from a Good Templar meeting on Saturday night, got six months’ imprisonment. Wellington, June 26. A deputation from the City Council waited on the Colonial Secretary this, morning, informing him that at the end of the present month, when the subsidies ceased, the Council would give up .the management of the hospital. Mr. Dick asked the Council to resume the management after the date and until hearing from him, Government being responsible for its maintenance. A deputation, representing the brewers’ interest, waited on the Treasurer this morning, urging that by the imposition of the tax on beer, he would close the springs of local industry, and they'suggested that in event of the tax being, imposed, brewers be allowed 12 months to clear stocks. The Treasurer replied l it would not answer the purpose of Government to cripple any industry. He:had resisted to the last the excise duty, and nothing but- the state of public finance would induce him to levy a tax in - opposition to what he himself would like to do ; but the Customs revenue had fallen off)

• and the liabilities must be met m cnecr ways. He said the tax would no doubt be imposed and he should bo epad if the deputation -would furnish him witn facts and figures, showing the cost of production of beer, and the estimated result of the tax, and how it could be worked with the least possible objection. Wellington, June 28. A telegram received by Captain Edwin to-day, reports that several shocks or earthquake have been experienced at Taupe. • • A mass meeting of the unemployed will be held to-morrow to consider their position. Nelson, June 26. The case against Acton Adams, M. H. R., for perjury, concluded last night a little after eleven. An hour and a half was spent in selecting a special jury out of a panel of thirty-six. Mr. Connolly, who defended, challenged ten. Messrs. Fell and Bunny, for the prosecution, ordered twelve to stand aside, and 'when the list was got through hut nine jurors were in the box, the remaining number not attending and those for whom a medical man did not vouch, were fined L 5 each. The list was again commenced. Mr. Fell then claimed to try certain jurors, but he ultimately agreed to take the first twelve by ballot, and the case then proceeded. For the prosecution, Baddeley (Clerk of Court), Judge Broad, Mr. Donald (purchaser of Marahan), Mr. Thomas (late owner and mortgagee of the same), Mr. Edward Moore (solicitor, who took notes at the District Court), and Mr. Jones (articled clerk to Adams), were the witnesses called ; but the case for the prosecution was not so strong as it was belore the Magistrates. At the conclusion of the case for the prosecution, Mr. Connolly said be should call no witnesses. Mr. Fell addressed the jury for half an hour, making a good temperate speech. Mr. Connolly followed for an hour and a half in a most effective speech, the Court being crowded. The Chief Justice summed up, occupying two hours, and the jury retired ; and having, in the meantime, asked a question of the Judge, in just over half an hour they announced their verdict “Not guilty,” which received some applause. His Honor expressed his entire concurrence in the verdict. Ltjnedin, June 28. At the City Court this morning, the Bench ordered a criminal prosecution for exposure of a child, against Mrs. Ferguson, who figured in recent divorce cases. She left her infant on a door-step of a house in which Ferguson had placed his own children. Inveecakcxll, June 26. At the inquest on Mrs. McFarlane, the wife of the landlord of the Clinton Arms Hotel, the verdict returned was “ Alcoholism.” The jury censured the husband for allowing his -wife access to the bar. Weaver’s Hotel, at Edendale, has been closed by the Licensing Bench. The landlord tried to transfer it to an undischarged bankrupt, but the Bench would not allow it. The refusal is in consequence of the recent case of lambing down. The Western Rabbits District Commission have arranged with a chemist, Riverton, to supply poison at a nominal rate. One farmer bought LlO worth and killed enough “bunnies” to recoup the outlay by their skins.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 119, 29 June 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 119, 29 June 1880