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(Reuter’s Telegrams.) London, Aug. 5. The market rate of discount is -.V loworr

Arrived—Nebo and Star of India from Lyttelton ; Hermana and Wellington, from Port Chalmers.

Messrs. Money, Wigram and Co.’s steamer sailed from Plymouth to-day. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 15,500,000. The market rate of discount is one-half per cent, below bank rate. The Australian cricketers commenced a match to-day against eighteen of the Hunslet Club, at Hunslet, near Leeds. The Home team went in first and scored 75 runs. The Australians then went in, and were all disposed of for 65, the bowling of the Hunslet men being dead on the wicket, and doing great execution. The weather was showery during the day, and the ground was consequently dead. August 6.

Sir Hercules Robinson will, it is stated, succeed Sir Bartle Frere as Governor of Cape Colony. . The Right Hon. W. E. Forster, Chief Secretary for Ireland, made a speech in the House of Commons to-day, in the course of which he said he regretted the rejection of the Irish Tenants’ Compensation Bill by the House of Lords ; but trusted that the favorable harvest prospects would alleviate the condition of the farmers. He appealed to members to use their influence to prevent disorders, in consequence of the rejection of the Bill. Troops have been ordered to Ireland, as disturbances are feared.

The Right Hon. Mr. Gladstone still continues to make satisfactory progress, and goes to his Hawarden estate in a few days. He will, in all probability, appear in Parliament before the prorogation takes place. Official confirmation has been received regarding the evacuation of Cabul. General Roberts marches to-morrow, and the other British troops will bo withdrawn from Gundamuk.

In the House of Commons the Hon. W. E. Forster, Chief Secretary for Ireland, stated, in answer to a question, that it was not expected that any disorder would take place consequent on the removal of troops from Ireland, as other regiments would be sent to occupy districts where agrarian outrages had been committed, in order to replace the drafts for India. Aug. 7The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 16,701 quarters. Consols, 98£ ; Australian mutton tallow 365. 6d. ; beef tallow, 345. 6d. ; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 365. 6d. ; Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 48a. 6d. ; New Zealand wheat, c.f.i. 425.

The steamship Northumberland arrived at Plymouth yesterday from London. Lord Claud Hamilton has defeated Mr. Samuel Plimsoll for,Liverpool in the election for a seat in Parliament. It is announced that Sir Arthur Gordon, Governor of Fiji, has been appointed Governor of New Zealand, and that Major George Cumine Strachan, Governor of Tasmania, will act as deputy at the Cape until the arrival of Sir Hercules Robinson from New Zealand.

The mails via Brindisi, per Orient Company’s steamer Cotopaxi, were delivered to-day. The steamer Cuzco, belonging to the Orient Company, sailed from Plymouth to-day for Australia. The cricket match Australians v. Eighteen of Hunslett, near Leeds, was resumed to-day. The home team went in for their second innings, and were all out for 93 runs. The Australians then went in for their second innings, and lost two wickets for 94 runs. Bannerman was caught out for 55 runs. The Australian team won the match by eight wickets. Harvest operations in England have commenced. Athens, Aug. 5. The army reserve has been called out in consequence of the warlike preparations now being made by Turkey. New York, Aug. 7. Dr. Tanner has finished his forty days’ fast, and is now in a very emaciated and exhausted condition. Calcutta, August 5. A messenger reports having seen Ayoub Khan’s forces on Sunday at Sangbar, but in consequence of heavy losses, Ayoub hesitates making an attack on Candahar. No further intelligence has been received regarding General Phayre’s, advance. Orders have been issued to evacuate Cabul in one week. AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, Aug. 6. The Kelly inquiry has commenced at Beechworth. Mr. Gaunson claimed a remand, which was refused. Mclntyre was examined, after which the Court adjourned. The Government have quashed the Commission which was appointed to inquire into the M. W. Ford and Bain railway works case. Melbourne, Aug. 7. Government have decided to issue shortly the balance of the last loan. Melbourne, Aug. 9. The Governors of all the Australian colonies have accepted an invitation to be present at the opening of the Exhibition. Sir Hercules Robinson has, of course, been obliged to decline. Captain Payne, harbormaster, has been suspended from his position for neglecting to notify the removal of the fog horn from the harbor. . Adelaide, Aug. 9. The P. and 0. Company’s steamer Malivaandthe Orient Company’s Chimborazo have arrived. Sydney, Aug. 6. Hennessy’s brandy, in bulk, quarters, 10s. 3d. to 10s. 6d. ; kerosene. Diamond, la. to Is. Bd. per gallon ; New Zealand wheat, per bushel, 3s. 9d.; Now Zealand oats, per 401b5., 2s. to 2s. 3d.; maize, per 601b5., 2s. 2d. It is stated that the Hon. Saul Samuel, Postmaster - General, will accept the Agent-Generalship in London. Last night the steamer Omeo was observed signalling, as if in distress, off Newcastle, and has not been seen since. Great anxiety is felt for her safety. Sailed—Wakatipu, for Wellington, on August 4, and Te Anau, for New Zealand, on the sth, Sydney, Aug. 7. The steamship Omeo has arrived safely at Newcastle. The captain reports that she was struck by a sea and her engines were disabled owing to a hawser fouling her propeller. She weathered the storm with difficulty under canvas. A clerk in the Lands Department who was sent to the bank yesterday for L7OO has disappeared, INTBRPROYINCIAL. {Per Press Association. ) Grahamstown, Aug. 9. The body of the man Otter, who myssteriously disappeared some days ago, was found in the Kaueranga Creek jmsterday afternoon. It is supposed that Otter committed suicide. He was very eccentric, having some time ago gone to England without saying a word to his family. A frightful accident occurred on Saturday night to two men working at Hop

Creek, through a blast exploding unexpectedly. Richard Free was considerably injured with quartz splinters, and frightfully burned, about the body. His eyesight is gone, and probably he will not get over it. The other man, Glasson, had his skull laid bare, and is also seriously burnt and cut. Both men are married, with families. Auckland, August 7. Young Wills, a pedestrian, who commenced to walk 108 miles in 24 hours at 9.30 last night, accomplished 68 miles at eleven this morning. Auckland, Aug. 9. _ The body of a man was found floating in the harbor, but as yet has not been identified. At first it was believed to be that ofCassells, a settler of Waiheke. At the annual meeting of the Race Club the reports showed the year’s receipts as L 1,643; balance over expenditure, L 757. It was agreed to communicate with the Southern clubs to have a paid handicapper for the whole colony. George Wheeler, for throwing rotten eggs during an entertainment at Milton, was fined L 9 and costs. The sentence is much approved of as an attempt to put down larrikinism. The Rev. George A. Browne, formerly Baptist minister at Lincoln, delivered a lecture last evening in the Temperance Hall against “Eternal Punishment.” His address was remarkably eloquent. Several sporting gentlemen, doubtful about the statement which was ciculated that two hares stripped 500 trees in five days, visited Bowman’s nursery grounds, and had ocular demonstration of the fact. After a few days’ respite, Willis will essay to walk 112 miles in twenty-four hours, emulating young Scott’s feat. The lona, which arrived from Russell last night, reports a large fore-and-aft schooner ashore at Tutukaka head, high on the beach. She presents the appearance of having ridden ashore on the top of a large wave and, is believed to be the Fleetwingl Hew Plymouth, Aug. 9. The natives have dropped fencing, none having come down since Friday last. It is not known yet whether the Natives have left off by Te Whiti’s orders, or whether they have refused to be made fools of any longer, seeing that seventy of them have been sent away. Wellington, Aug. 7. Mr. George Hunter, an old settler, and formerly a member of the House of Representatives for Wellington City, died last night, aged fifty-nine. At the Magistrate’s Court, John Backstraw, on a charge of smuggling fifty-two pounds of tobacco, was remanded till Monday. Wellington, Aug. 9. At the Resident Magistrate’s Court, Edward Hughes was fined L 5 for sly grog selling. A movement is on foot to hold a 24 hours’ walking match on the 9th and 10th September. Timaru, August 7. A man named Wm. Charters was ordered by the Bench to pay 20s. or suffer twenty-four imprisonment, for selling a hare and cook pheasant without a license Invercargill, Aug. 9. Orangemen in large numbers attended the annual service of the Primitive Methodist Church yesterday. Through the reduction of the Volunteer capitation, some officers and other members of the local corps are let in for considerable debts, contracted in faith of the continuance of the capitation allowance.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 137, 10 August 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 137, 10 August 1880

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