BRITISH AND FOREIGN (Per lieutevs Agency.) Londow, July 6, The cricket match between the Austro.lians and Eighteen of Middlesborough at Middlesborough, was concluded to-day. when the former won in one innings with 26 runs to spare. Loxdon, July # Tui'kcy and Greece are both arming in view of possible hostilities' resulting from the carrying out of £he decisions of the Conference. , „ . , , v . T Three per cent, consols, 08g ; Adelaide wheat, per 4961b5, ex warehouse, 48s. 6d.; flour, per 2801ba. ex warehouse, 375. The Board of Trade returns of imports for the past month amount L 30,437,500, showing an increase of L 2,625,000 as cornpared with last year. The exports amount to 1.18,437,500, showing an increase of Li ,875.500 as compared with the same period last year. TT , The Merchant Shipping and Underwriters* Association report the arrival of the] Ben Fevis, from Lyttelton; sailed Apnl 6 ’ ■ Pams, July 1The French press; in its remarks on the decisions of the recent Berlin Conference, generally agree in saying that England has hound . herself to act with the other Powers in enforcing a strict fulfilment by Turkey of the decisions of-the Conference. July 8. The Chamber of Deputies have adopted a compromise, agreeing to an amnesty being granted to all those whom M. Grevy pardons before July 14. JSt. Petersburg, JulyC. General Kauftinami gone to Kuldja to assume the command of tpp Rugs;gp r troops now operating against the Chinese. It is also further intended to increase the squadron in the Pacific. Calcutta, July ?. The latest news from Afghanistan is to the effect that desultory fighting still continues between tbp Byjtish troops and bodies of the disaffected tribes.
AUSTRALIAN. Melbourne, July 7. The P. and 0. Company’s steamer Hyclaspes, from Galle, arrived at King George’s Sound to-day, with the inward Suez mail, which left London on June 4. Melbourne, July 8. Mata has been backed for the Melbourne Cup to win LIOjOOO, at 100 to 4. , Arrived —Ringarooma, from the Bluff. Sydney. July 9. In the Legislative Assembly last night, the House went into Committee on the Wool, Coal, and Stock Taxes Bill. After the debate, a division was taken on the clause fixing the export dqty as one farthing per pound on greasy, and opehalfpenny on washed and Scoured wools, when the eyes and noes were foudd to be: equal. The Chairman, however, gave his casting vote with the ayes, and the clause passed. Sir Henry Parkes, Premier, then moved that progress be reported, and the Chairman leave the chair. The motion was carried, and the House adjourned, Sailed—Wakatipu, for Wellington. INTERPROVINCIAL. (Per Pn-'is Amcmtion.) Auckland, July 9, At a meeting of Major-General Stoddart’o creditors he guaranteed LIOO a-year from his pension, until 20?, in the £ was paid. The creditors recommended I his discharge. It is stated that an Auckland gentleman who is largely interested in the coasting
trade, has in view the formation of a new line of first-class coasting steamers, with head-quarterS at Auckland. _By the last mail ho received substantial offers or capital from a well-known Clyde firm, as well as prices and quotations for building a fleet of steamers suitable for the requirements of the trade which it is proposed to take up. The prices named are very moderate, and owing to the cheapness of iron and the lowness of wages a. meeting will be called shortly of those interested in the shipping and -commerce of the port, and also with the view of interesting local capital in the enterprise. ' ' The tender of tlie Auckland. Stc&niship Company, for the monthly mail service to Levuka and Fiji has been accepted at L 2,500 per annum,, conditionally on -the Parliamentary vote. The Board of Education has decided to investigate the complaint of the City .School Committe. against certain teachers of . evading instructions re holidays, and will require them to explain their conduct. The payment of salaries has been stopped, pending the enquiry. Auckland,- July 8. The City of Sydney, with the London mails of June 17, left San. Ffancisco. on the 4th inst., a day before contract time.- _ , „ Wellington. July 6. At the Magistrates Court this morning, Robt. Atkinson, formerly Customs officer at the Thames, and a well known petitioner to the House of Representatives, was charged with horsewhipping Mr. McKellar, collector of Customs here, in the Custom house this morning. The supposed cause is through some evidence given before the ■ select committee and -with a view to bring whole matters regarding accused before the public. Wellington; July 9. At the Magistrate’s Court, this morning, Robert Atkinson, charged with horsewhipping the Collector of Customs, was sentenced to six weeks hard labor. Prisoner pleaded extenuating circumstances, and sail! that when the enquiry was hold after his dismissal from the Customs, McKellar suppressed certain evidence in favor of him. Dunedin, July 9. A private telegram to the Star, says : “ Heavy nuggets of gold have been struck in Innes’ claim, Long Valley, Panama Greek range, from one to four ounces. Invercargill, July 8. The Working Men’s Club have arranged business and are going on agatn. The difficulty arose through members not keeping their subscriptions up. The Lumsden school committee intend enforcing the compulsory clauses of the Education Act. , ' Representations are to te made by Southland Volunteer officers on the subject of capitation, several being liable to banks and private firms in considerable amounts for uniforms, etc. Debts are being incurred owing to the inadequacy of the presen capitation and on the faith of its continuance. " ■ .
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