LATEST EEOM EUROPE. (Reuter’s Teleguems, per the Taiaroa, at Lyt- ■\ telton, from Wellington.) London, Aug. 19. Five per cent Now Zealand 10-40 loan, 104 J ; 5 per cent. New Zealand loan, 1889, 104 ; 4£ per cent New Zealand loan, 1879 to 1904, 100. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Rank of England is L 16,500,000. At the wool sales to-day 11,000 bales were offered, making a total of 28,500 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of to-day’s auction was animated. There is a steady demand for tanned skins and hides, and prices are Ojd. dearer. Aug. 20. Best Australian beef tallow, 345.; best mutton tallow, 355. 6d. Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 355. New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 455. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,000,000 quarters. ' At the wool sales to-day, 9,300 bales were offered, making a total of 37,800 bales catalogued since the opening. There was a better demand, and good qualities generally are now realising about the same as last sales. Aug. 21. At the wool sales to-day 10,700 bales were offered, making a total of 48,500 bales catalogued since the opening. Tone of sale was animated. Crossbreds |d. to Id. lower than last sales. Subscription lists have been opened for L 55,000 six per. cent. Auckland debentures. Aug. 19. The| Australian cricketers play against the All-England a three days’ match at Kensington Oval on the 2nd or 6th September. The match between the Austratralians and eighteen of Scarborough, at Scarborough, was commenced to-day. The Home team went first to the wicket, and were all disposed of for 170 runs. The Australians then went in for their first innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had lost seven wickets for 33 runs. Aug. 20. The cricket match, Australians v. eighteen of Scarborough, was resumed today. The Australians continued their first innings, and were all disposed of for 96 runs. . The Home team then went in for their second innings, and were all out for 96, when the stumps were drawn. Boyle, for the Australians, bowled splendidly. The Australians now require to make 171 runs in their second innings to win the match. Aug 20. Preparations fire being made for numerous land agitation meetings to be held throughout Ireland on Sunday next. In the House of Lords to-day, the Right Hon. Earl Spencer, Lord President of the Council, admitted that the existing agitation in Ireland was dangerous to the peace of the country, but said it was not intended to propose any special laws to deal with the difficulties; the present common laws are deemed sufficient for that purpose. In the House of Commons, the Hares and Rabbits Bill has passed through Committee. . Pekin, Aug. 19. Chung How, the late Chinese Ambassador to St. Petersburg!!, who concluded the Kuldja Treaty with Russia, and was impeached, and afterwards reprieved, has now been finally released by the Chinese Government. Calcutta, Aug. 20. The report received yesterday, that Ayoub Khan had attacked the citadel at Candahar and been repulsed, is now proved to be devoid of foundation. Aug. 21. General Stewart has arrived, and is quartered at Jellalahad. General Sir Frederick Roberts passed through Ghuznee unopposed, but reports say that Mahomed Nassin kept hovering on his flank during the march. General Phayre has started with his relief force from Khojah. St. Petersburg, Aug. 20. The Supreme Commission, which was appointed by the Czar in March last for the maintenance of the peace of Russia, has now been aboliished. General Loris Melikoff, who was the head of the Commission, has, as recently announced, been appointed Minister of the Interior. Washington, Aug. 20. The Hon. William M. Evarts, , Secretary of State, has invited the other Powers to hold a conference in January next, with a view to adopting a system for notifying the sanitary condition of seaports.
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