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TELEGRAPHIC.

LATEST FROM EUROPE. {Per Reuter's Agency.) London, Aug. 10. Intelligence has been received that two members of the Belgian expedition, Messrs. Carter and Cadenhead, now exploring in Africa, have been murdered by the natives. Arrangements have been made for a sculling match on the Thames between Mr. E. Laycock, of Sydney, and Mr. Blackburn, for LIOO aside. The cricket match, Australians against eighteen of Bradford, at Bradford, was commenced to-day. The Home team went in first, and were all disposed of for 66 runs. The Australians then went in for their first innings, and were all out for 95 runs. The Home team then went in for their second innings, and were all out for 69 runs, after which the Australians went in for their second innings, and scored 41 runs for the loss of no wickets, thus winning the match by ten wickets. In the House of Commons to-day, the Marquis of Hartington, Secretary of State for India, replying to certain remarks which bad been made regarding the evacuation of Gabul, defended the withdrawal of the British troops from that city. He said that it was not now of any political importance that the troops should remain there, and General Stewart had fully concurred in the proposal to remove them.

Consols at 98£-. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 495. 6d. The market is quieter. Beef tallow, 345. 6d ; best mutton, 365. 6d. The tallow market is firm. No. 1 Scotch pig non f.o.b. in the Clyde, 525. 9d. The Bank of Australasia pays a dividend of L2 10s. per share. The price of wheat is declining, owing to finer weather, which is now prevailing throughout England. Harvest operations are progressing rapidly, and from present indications it is expected that the English crop will be below the average. Heavy shipments of wheat continue to arrive from America. August 11. Trickett has returned from Scotland, and is now at Putney. He is practising in a boat which he brought from Australia. Hews has been received that the steamer Jeddah, hound to Singapore with a thousand pilgrims from Jeddah, foundered during a heavy gale off Cape Guardafin. All on board perished except twenty-one. London Aug. 12. The steamer Jeddah, which foundered on the coast off Cape Guardafin, has been got off, and been towed safely into Aden. Mr. Deavoeux, who was acting Governor of Fiji, during the temporary absence of Sir Arthur Gordon, has been appointed to the permanent Governorship of the colony. Serious railway accidents occurred today on the Northern and Midland lines. Trains in both cases left the rails and ran down embankments. Several passengers have been killed, and many seriously Ivoundedr CoiTSTANTINOI’IIEj Aug. 11. Mr. Goschen, the British Ambassador, [‘has declared to Abeddin Pasha, the

Minister of Foreign Affairs, that the Great Powers will not consent to any change in the Turko-Greek frontier as fixed by the Berlin Conference. Calcutta, 4ug. 10. Intelligence has been received from Candahar to the 6th inst. General Primrose reports that the citadel is in a complete state of defence, and he is provisioned for twenty-five days. Ayonb Khan, with the bulk of his army, is encamped at Kohundahan, near Candahar. Calcutta, Aug. 11. News has been received from Cabul that General Roberts, with his force of 10,000 men, marched fifteen miles on Monday, and is rushing on as rapidly as possible towards Candahar. _ Rejoicings have taken place in the principal Afghan towns over Abdul Rahman’s accession to the Ameership Calcutta, Aug. 12. According to the latest news from Afghanistan, General Stewart arrived at Sharpur, near Cabul, yesterday, and arranged to have an interview with the new Ameer, Abdul Rahman, at the earliest date. After the same has been held, General Stewart, with the British troops remaining in the neighborhood of Cabul, will retire to Gundamuk. AUSTRALIAN. ( neuter’s Telegrams.) Melboukne, Aug. 12. The following are the Adelaide acceptances for the Melbourne Cup Darriwell, Banter, Rivalry, Wandering Jew, Rothschild, Pawnbroker, Totalisator, and Rita. At the sheep sales to-day, Mr. Gardiner, of New Zealand, bought Adelaide rams at 180 to 120 guineas. Mr. Hall, of New Zealand, purchased a flock of Tasmanian ewes, and the New Zealand and Australian Land Company also purchased some high-priced rams. Ned Kelly has been committed for trial on October 14. Sydney, Aug. 11. The Hon. Saul Samuel PostmasterGeneral, has been appointed AgentGeneral in London. The Hon. Francis Bathurst Sutton has been appointed Post-master-General, and Sir G. L. Innis has been appointed Minister of Justice and Public Instruction. The youth named Ball, who offered Sir Henry Parkas, the Premier and Colonial Secretary, LSO as a bribe in consideration of the Premier securing him an appointment in the Civil Service, has been brought to trial and discharged on his own recognizances. INTERPRO YIN Cl AL. (Per Press Associaficm.) Auckland, August 11. The Rev. C. H. Schnackenbcrg, Wesleyan missionary at Raglan, died on the passage to Auckland. He had been in the mission work for thirty-five years, and was a native of Germany. Auckland, Aug. 13. A convict named Curnon, who was sentenced at the last assizes to receive fifty lashes, underwent a flogging this morning, when twenty-five lashes were administered. The flogging was very severe, and the man had to be assisted to the gaol hospital afterwards. The Chamber of Commerce to-day passed a resolution in favor of the Marine Insurance Companies Act, and adverse to the duty on maize. Fitzgibbon Gough, C.E., who is organising a special settlement at Wangarei, leaves by the San Francisco steamer for Englani to obtain eligible emigrants. A sailing boat upset in a squall at Aratapu, northern Wairoa, and four persons were drowned. One of the victims, Wilson, was married, and has a family in Canterbury.

Fames, Aug. 11.

The Education Board will not have to make a reduction in their expenditure in consequence of the reduction of the grant for salaries, etc. These will continue to be paid as heretofore, the Board having so husbanded its resources that it has L 3,000 invested on fixed deposits. The railway line from Kopua to Makatako, which Mr. Oliver in his Public Works Statement says will be gone on with during the year, has been finished three months, and trains runs regularly to Makatako.

Wellington, Aug. 12.

A man named James Brown was charged at the Resident Magistrate’s Court, Masterton, with attempted suicide, by cutting his throat, and remanded for eight days. H.M.S. Raleigh sailed for Plymouth this morning. Sir Hercules Robinson’s son was a passenger by her. Wellington, Aug. 13.

Particulars of the wreck of the Sarah and -Mary are to hand. It appears she had bad weather on the Bth, which necessitated her seeking shelter under Moutara Island, Tory Channel. The crew turned in at ten the same night, but an hour later one of the crew called the captain, and said the vessel was adrift, and near the rock. A kedge anchor was run out, but'the line parted. An endeavor was made to set her head and sails to wear the vessel, but the attempt was unsuccessful. On going aft, the cabin was found to be on fire. An attempt was made to extinguish it, but without success, and the crew landed on the island. At daybreak next morning the crew proceeded to the vessel, which was still burning, but were unable to save anything. The fire is supposed to have been caused by a stove, which was in the cabin, being knocked over and setting fire to a tin of kerosene. The vessel was valued at L3OO, and owned by her master, Captain Foreman, and insured for L2OO in the Victoria. The cargo of colonial products is supposed to be insured. Westport, Aug. 12. The alterations which were found necessary in the colliery company’s incline railway wei’e completed yesterday, and a truck of coal was lowered in the presence of the shareholders and others. The incline worked without a hitch and the management expected to be in full working order in a few days. Dunedin, Aug. 12. The Compensation Court awatded the claimant in Alves v. Corporation L 1,654 costs, making a total award of L 4,254. At the Kyeburn murder inquest an open verdict has been returned. A rider was added, recommending Government to offer a reward, as it was hopeless to expect a conviction without the assistance of the Chinese. The net proceeds of the Benevolent Carnival is L 2,304 ; expenses, L 316. Invercargill, Aug. 12. Great surprise has been expressed at the non-issue of the new returns under the Property Tax, as it was supposed they were to be sent in by the end of the present month. Several land tax defaulters, principally farmers figured in the Court this morning R. B. Martin, Commissioner, stated that no less than seven separate notices had been served on each of them. Invercargill, Aug. 13. Duffy’s fellmongery, near Riverton, was destroyed by fire ; uninsured ; loss LIOO. There is a probability of the Riverton Harbor Board resigning, and handing over the management of the port to Government. In a letter to a local paper, a person who knows the country shows that Run 415, Takitimca, recently let by the Waste Land Board at LlO pet annum for two years fdt rabbit breeding is not composed of peaks, but is principally a large flat run, and contains 44,000 acres ; and several persons wish to take it up in small blocks. ■ The Tramway Company ate advertising foi' sleepers, and the work commences immediately.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 139, 14 August 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 139, 14 August 1880

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