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(Per Peuter’s Agency.) London, Aug. 21.

The Merchant Shipping and Under writers’ Association report the arrival o: the Hopeful, from Oamaru, on Ist May.

The cricket match between the Australians and Eighteen of Scarborough was resumed to-day. The second innings of the Australians was alone necessary, to complete the match, and they were alidis; posed of for 80 runs, leaving the Scarborough men victors by 90 runs. August 23.

A match, Australians against eighteen of Yeidon, at Yeadon, •; was commenced to-day. The Australians first went to the wickets, and when the stumps were drawn or the day had lost five wickets for 181 runs. Bannerman was nbt but for 48. Blackham retired hurt after scoring 14. Spofforth was absent, suffering from an injured hand. The Hon. W. E. Forster, Chief Secretary for Ireland, has returned to London. The land meetings held ip Ireland on Sunday last were of a peaceful character, the prominent Home Rulers being absent.

It is announced that the Ambassadors of the Great Powers at Constantinople have been instructed by their Governments to declare to the Porte that they must refuse to discuss further the line of demarcation of the Turko-Greek frontier, as fixed by the Berlin Conference. The Ambassadors will, however, express their willingness to negotiate with the Porte regarding the evacuation of of the territory to be ceded to Greece.

The market rate rate of discount is I below the bank rate.

The Homeward English mail via Brindisi, which left Melbourne on July 9, was delivered here to-day. The Orient Company’s steamer Aconcagua sailed from Plymouth on Saturday for Melbourne.

Accounts from the hop-growing districts are very favorable, the crops being improved by seasonable weather. At the wool'sales to-day 6,300 bales were offered, making a total of 54,800 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of sales showed a hardening tendency. The next wool auction will open on Nov. 23rd. In the House of Commons Mr. W. E. Forster, Chief Secretary for Ireland, stated that the Government would not hesitate to summon Parliament for the purpose of asking additional powers to deal with Irish affairs, but the necessity for this was not anticipated.

London, Aug. 24

The Anatralian cricketers were entertained last night by the fjMayor of Leeds at a public banquet. Mr. Murdoch, in replying to the toast of the evening, took occasion to allude to the Sydney cricket disturbance last year, and defended the Sydney cricketers, who, he said were quite blameless in the matter. The match Australians v. eighteen of Yeadon was continued to-day. The former resumed their first innings, but were not disposed of until they had made 217 runs. Bannerman was the highest scorer with 58 runs. Boyle scored 42. Both men were caught out. The Yeadon eighteen then went in for their first innings and scored 105 runs. Boyle bowled splendidly, and took 10 wickets. The Yeadon men being 112 runs behind their opponents bad to follow their innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had only scored seven runs for the loss of five wickets.

At the wool sales to-day, 8,200 bales were offered, making a total of 03,000 bales catalogued since the opening. Prices are firmly maintained.

Aug. 25. _ The cricket match, Australians v. eighteen of Yeadon, at Yeadon, was resumed to-dry. The Australians won the match in one innings with 65 runs to spare. Boyle took eight wickets and Alexander nine.

At the wool sales to-day 9,500 bales were offered, making a total of 72,400 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale showed a good demand. New Zealand wheat, c.f.i., 445.; best Australian beef tallow, 345. 6d.; best mutton tallow, 365. 6d. Mr. Gladstone has now quite recovered from his recent illness and leaves Gravesend to-morrow on a cruise off the coast of Ireland and Scotland, in Messrs. Donald Currie and Co.’s steamship Grantly Castle.

Berlin, Aug./ 23. The North German Gazette publishes an; article deploring M. Gambetta’s /recent speeches, and says/Germany is compelled, to consider the peace of Europe insecure. New Orleans, , Aug. 21. A great storm has taken place which partially destroyed the towns -of Brownville and Matamoras. Several steamboats have also been wrecked. St. Petersburg, Aug. 21. Friendly relations between Russia and China are reported as being on the increase. . Constantinople, Aug, 23. In consequence of the pressure brought to bear by the Powers on the Turkish Government, it has at last decided to- take ■firm steps for the settlement of the Albanian and Montenegrin; difficulty. It was arranged a fortnight' ago .to send a force of 2,000 against the Albanians, but Ali Riga Pasha has been ordered to pro? ceed with 40,000 Turkish troops to Dalcigno, on the Adriatic, to enforce the surrender of that port and the surrounding district to Montenegro, in accordance with the decision of the Powers. Calcutta, Aug. 23. ; Further intelligence has been received from Candahar, which states that the garrison had made a sortie on Ayoub Khan’s army, inflicting heavy loss. Hostile tribes of Heratees have gathered in force north of Khojah. , Calcutta, Aug. 24. i Reports have come to hand that a portion of Ayoub Khan’s force is advancing to oppose General Robertr, Further intelligence from Candahar states that the British loss in the sortie which was made from the citadel a fevv days ago on- Ayoub’s besieging force was heavy.. Fourteen , British officers and many rank. and file were killed and wounded. Ayoub is now shelling' the city and riddling the ■ ramparts. News has been also received that General Roberts, with his relieving force from Cabul, will arrive at Kalat-i-Ghilzai to-day-on the road to Candahar. . Mauritius, Aug 12. The Admiral Ruyter is loading with 400 tons of sugar for New Zealand. Sugar operations have been : hindered by the bad weather., ' AUSTRALIAN. ' {Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, Aug. 23. Captain Thomson, ,of the barque Trochraque, has been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for neglecting to rescue the crew of a catamaran in the Java seas while on his voyage to this port. Petitions have been lodged against the elections of Dr. Madden for Sandridge, and Mr. Gillies for Rodney. Melbourne, Aug. 24. Arrived—P. and O. Co. 's steamer Bangalore, with the inward Suez mail which left London on July 16. Sailed —Union. Co.’s steamer Rotoinahana, for Bluff. Melbourne, Aug. 24. It is announced that the Duke of Manchester will visit New Zealand during his stay in the colonies. It is proposed to hold a race meeting here in Sir Hercules Robinson’s honor when he visits Melbourne .on..his way to England. The proposal meets with general 5 approval in sporting circles. - -.-. ' Aug 26. . , Sir Hercules Robinson has accepted the invitation to the race meeting to beheld here on September 16. There will be a largo amount of added money to the chief events. Sugars an from id. to fd. higher. Sydney, Aug. 24. In connection with the recent libel actions, the judges require the Evening News to show cause why they should not be charged with contempt of Court in passing comments on Judge Windeyer’s summing up. The Daily Telegraph of today animadverts on the judges’ action. Sydney, Aug. 25. The race for the Hawkesbury Guineas resulted as follows : Geraldine, 1; Sapphire, 2 ; Kamillaroi, 3. Time —Im. 45 8-10 secs. Won by a length. Adelaide, Aug. 24. The Government has taken action to recover L 25,000 against the insurance Companies for losses on the wreck of the ship Hyderabad, at Otaki, on. the wqst coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in ,1878. ' "" ' 1 Adelaide, Aug. 25. In. the Legislative Assembly,. Mr. Bray has tabled a vote of want of confidence in the Government on the Estimates. Brisbane, Ang 26. The Opposition have revived their obstruction in the Assembly to the mail contract, and the Government now threaten to . adjourn for three months without supply.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 145, 28 August 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 145, 28 August 1880

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