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TELEGRAPHIC.

LATEST FROM EUROPE,

( Reuter's 1 'ele« > a ms.) London, July 13.

The cricket match, Australians vei'sus Leicestershire county team, at Leicester, was continued to-day. The Home team were all out for 1)5 runs in their first innings, being 47 runs behind their opponents. The Australians then went in for their second innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had lost no wickets for (id runs.

Consols, 98g-. New Zealand securities unchanged. The markets for the South Australian and New Zealand breadstuff's and Australian tallow are unchanged.

Scotch pig iron in London continues to advance in price, and is to-day quoted at 545.

Accounts of the hop crop are less favorable, the crops being partially damaged by excessive rains. The Gazette to-day contains the official announcement of conferring the honor of Knighthood on Mr. O’Rorke, Speaker of the House of Representatives of New Zealand.

London, July 14.

The Queen has congratulated the English Volunieers on their progress during the twenty-one years of their existence.

The match between the Australians and Leicestershire County was continued today. The Australians in their second innings, when stumps were drawn, had lost seven wickets for 200 runs. The match was drawn. Murdoch was bowled after making 73 runs. It is expected that there will be a deficiency in the Russian harvest amounting to 9,750,000 quarters. The Merchant Shipping and Underwriters’ Association report the arrival of the Salamanca, from Lyttelton, sailed April 16th ;. Padishah, from Lyttelton, April 20th ; Buttermere, from Lyttelton, April 28th. London July 15.

Tenders are invited for a loan of LIOOjOOO, for the city of Hobart Town, to bear interest at the rate of 5 per cent.

A terrible explosion occurred to-day in one of the collieries near Newport, Monmouthshire, by which 119 miners met with their death.

Paris, July 15.

A grand National Fete was held here to-day, and was made the occasion for presenting various regiments of the French army with new colors. The whole proceedings of the day were carried out in a splendid manner. Constantinople,' July 14. Fighting has commenced between the Albanians and Montenegrins. The Porte continues to take steps to offer armed resistance to any attempts that may be made to enforce the decision of the Berlin Conference, and for that purpose Turkish troops are being massed at Adrianoplo, Salonica, Volo, Prevesa, and Thessaly—Gallipoli, in the Dardanelles is moreover being strongly fortified. Constantinople, July 15.

The Porte has engaged an official of the German Treasury to undertake the reorganisation of the finances of Turkey. Washington, July 14.

The Republican Convention have chosen Mr. Garfield as their candidate for the Presidentship. He has accepted the nomination.

Calcutta, July 14.

Intelligence has been received from Afghanistan that Yakoub Khan, Governor of Herat, who left that city recently for the purpose of attacking Candahar, has arrived at Farrah, and resumed his march towards Candahar.

AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, July 14. Sailed—Ringarooma, for the Bluff. The result of the elections, so far as known at 9 p.m., show's—Ministerialists, 22 : Opposition, 24. The former have lost four and gained two. The excitement is very great. Melbourne, July 15. Mata is favorite for the Melbourne Cup at 1000 to 50. Brisbane, duly 16. Writs have been served upon the Premier, Colonial Treasurer, and upon Palmer, Colonial Secretary, for L 3,000 each, for sitting in the Legislative Assembly, while, as alleged they were disqualified from doing so. In the Assembly last night a Committee ■was appointed to enquire into the petition of a statement making allegations against the conduct of the Queensland Government business in London, and implicating Mcllwraith, Premier, and Palmer, Colonial Secretary. The Union Company’s s.s. Arawata and Pacific mail steamship City of Cork, sailed for Auckland yesterday.

INTERPROVINCIAL.

(Per Press Association.)

Auckland, July 15.

Wickham, proprietor of the Auckland Free Lance, had his nose severely pulled by a member of the Froliques Company, for condemning their entertainment before seeing it, as ‘‘another lot of Yankee trash. ” Other newspapers speak well of the performance. Wickham did not get an advertisement, which is supposed to be the cause of his animus.

Auckland, July 16. A boy named Stokes was killed through the fall of a tree at Ohaupo. The Industral Home enquiry is being continued by Mr. Habens. The evidence

taken of Miss Mary Yickers, late Secretary of the Ladies Committee, was strongly against the master and matron. Grahamstown, July 15.

A meeting called last night by circular was largely and influentially attended, to consider what steps should be taken regarding the petition for removal of the Resident Magistrate, now before the House. The following resolutions were carried unanimously : meeting has entire confidence in Mr. Kenrick as R.M. for this district, and desires to testify to the strict impartiality which has distinguished his judicial proceedings ; and that this meeting endorses the opinion expressed at a meeting of justices previously held. 2, That it is the opinion of this preliminary meeting that an opportunity should be given to the whole Thames male adult population to express their entire confidence in the honorable and equitable justice manifested in the decisions given by Henry Kenrick, Esq., their present Magistrate ; and, further, that this opportunity should be given by calling a public meeting at an early date, and that any resolutions passed to that effect at such meeting be forwarded to the Minister of Justice, to Parliament, and the worthy Magistrate. A public meeting is to be held to-morrow. Napier, July 16.

A party specially selected to visit and report on the Mohaka quartz reef, returned to-day, and brought back a quarter of a ton of stone, and lodged it in tho Bank of New Zealand for transmission to Auckland for crushing and testing- The party reported that quartz reefs undoubtedly have been discovered of an auriferous character, but the gold is extremely fine, and must he treated as such, requiring large capital and perseverance. Nelson, July 15.

The Hon. N. Edwards, M.L.C., died at his residence, Sunnyside, this morning, aged 58. Wellington. July 15.

The City Council intend to resume the work of stone-breaking, so as to afford employment to a large number of men. Government will probably send a further detachment of men to Patea. Wellington, July 16.

It is intended to send another batch of 25 unemployed to Patea in a week, and more three weeks hence. Blenheim, July 16.

Stevenson’s Hotel at Renwicldown, 7 miles from Blenheim, was destroyed by fire last night. One man, at present unknown, was burnt to death. Kumara, July 14.

The body of John Whelan was recovered shortly before five o’clock this morning, and buried with the two others, Denis, his brother, and Philip Cumins. The funeral was largely attended, nearly 1,000 persons following. All the places of business were closed, and but few claims on the goldfield worked during the day. Timaku, July 10.

At Saltwater Creek, near Timaru, yesterday, a child of two years, the son of a farmer named Wilson, was knocked down by a pig and gored by the animal’s tusks, so severely that its life is despaired of. Two fingers of the child’s left hand were bitten through, and the hand had to be amputated at the hospital, while its head, face, and body, are covered with lacerated wounds.

Dunedin, July 15.

In the case of Alves v. the Corporation of Dunedin, the Court awarded plaintiff L 2,600 and costs. The costs amount to nearly L 4,000. The Corporation offered L 1,200 before the case came on. Dunedin, July 16.

A splendid antimony lode has been discovered at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

George Russell, a butcher’s assistant, was found dead in his bed at Queenstown, having blown his brains out. No report of fire-armwas heard though the other inmates were separated only by a canvas partition. No cause is assigned for the act.

Invercargill, July 14.

The investigation of the charge of manslaughter against Dr. Moffat, of Winton, was resumed at the Police Court to-day, and resulted in accused being committed for trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court. Bail was allowed, accused in L2OO and two sureties in L2OO each. Invercargill, July 16.

Some excitement exists in Riverton over a miniature rush to the creeks not a hundred yards from the township. About a dozen men are at work, and a few specks are found in every dish but not enough to pay. The false bottom only is pierced, and if gold is still found, parties intend testing the true bottom. The Daniel rabbit skin, building stone, petrification, etc., collection, for the Melbourne Exhibition, is still open, and is visited by large numbers. Suggestions have been made that a very fine collection of New Zealand fishes in the Museum collection at the Athenreum should be sent to the Exhibition.

The building trade here is pretty brisk, a hotel and four shops going up in the main street, and a girls’ high school, hall of justice, and several private buildings in other parts of the town.

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 127, 17 July 1880

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