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(Per Beider's Agency.) London, Aug. 25. To-day'a quotations lor Now Zealand wheat, 4 la., should be ex ship, not c.f.i., as previously telegraphed. The tenders for the City of Auckland loan of L 55,000, at G per cent, were offered to-day. The total amount offered for was L 335,000, at an average of LUO ss.

Consols are unchanged at 97&. Hew Zealand Government Securities remain at last quotations, viz., Five per Gent. 10.40 Loan, 1044 ; Five per Cent 1889 Loan, 104.

Aug. 20. Shipments of wheat from America to England aro now diminishing. Haitian is expected to arrive in England on September loth, to go into training for the race with Trickett. It is contemplated to hold a grand demonstration of ships belonging to the British navy oif ono of the English ports at an early date. Scotch pig iron in London, 525. to 535. per ton ; galvanised iron, LlB ; Hennessy’s and Martell’s brandy, 10s. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 10,875,500. At the wool sales to-day 0,300 bales were oilbrod, making a total of 81,700 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale showed an animated demand. 7000 bales were withdrawn from sale. Whitechapel Church has been burned down.

'1 he cricket match, Australians against Eighteen of fcitockport, at btockpiort, was commenced to-day. The Homo team went first to the wickets and were all disposed of for 132 runs. The Australian team then went in for their first innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had lost seven wickets for 08 runs. Spolforth, Blackham, and Slight were absent. London, Aug. 27. The cricket match, Australians v. Eighteen of Stockport, was resumed today. The former continued their first innings, which closed for 75 (sic) runs. The Home team then wont in for their second innings, and scored 103. The Australians went to the wickets for their second innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had made 30 runs, without the loss of a wicket. Jarvis had to retire hurt when he had scored six. The standard this morning published a telegram reporting that a serious defection is taking place from the troops of the new Ameer Abdul Hallman in favor of Yakoob Khan’s party at Uhurznee and Ayoub Khan at (Jandahar.

A report is current in Plymouth to-day that the troopship ISerapis is to be fitted up to convey the Prrnee ami Princess of Wales to Melbourne, and that a detached squadron and the .Bacchante will accompany their Royal Highnesses. A telegram has been received to-day announcing that a terriiiic hurricane has passed over Jamaica, in the West Indies, and has caused groat damage throughout the island. '.thousands are rendered homeless and are starving. In the port of Kingstone forty wrecks have occurred, owing to tire force of the storm. In tiro House of Commons last night a Bill regulating the stowage of grain cargoes was read a third time and passed. The House then proceeded to deal with the Estimates, and on the vote for the Irish Const..biliary being proposed, the Homo Rule and other Irish members opposed it on the ground of the military character of the Constabulary force. A long and exerted debate followed ; the Irish members vigorously obstructing tiro passing of the vole. The discussion lasted during the remainder of the silting which did not close until noon to-day, when progress was reported, and the House adjourned. Tire debate wrll be resumed on Monday next. Trickett and Laycock are now both at Putney training together for their respective races with Haitian and Blackman. Adelaide flour, per 2801b5., ex warehouse, 84s. Od. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 880,000 qrs. Australian tallow —Best beef, 855.; beat mutton, 87s. At the wool sales to-day, 0,700 bales were offered,, making a total of 88,400 catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was quieter.

Au". 28. At the wool sale to-day 8,800 talas were offered, making a total of 90,700 halos catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale had a quiet tendency. In the House of Commons the Hares and Rabbits Rill has been read a third time. The new Burials Bill has passed through Committee. The English wheat prospects are favorable. It is announced that no information has reached the Government regarding the report published by the Standard of defections from Abdul Rahman’s troops to the ranks of Yakoob Khan and Ayoub Khan. The match between the Australian, and Eighteen of Stockport, at Stockports

was when the latter won the match by-‘ld 8 runs. Calcutta, Aug. 27. According to the latest nows from Candahar, Ayoub Khan has withdrawn his force to a position eight miles to the west of the citadel, and has thus virtually raised the siege. It is believed that this is duo to General Robert’s advance towards Candahar. It no w transpires that the news received to-day regarding the mutiny among the troops of the Khan of Khelat is greatly exaggerated. CoNSTANTItrariiK, Aug. 27. The ambassadors of the Powers have presented the Porte with a second collective note declaring that they must refuse to discuss further the lino demarcation of the Greek frontier as fixed by the Conference. Calcutta. Aug. 20. Intelligence has just come to hand that another sortie has been made by the British troops at Candahar, and was directed to the eastward of that city, but owing to the strong position taken up by Ayoub Khan’s forces, which were strongly reinforced, the British troops were obliged to retire. Calcutta, Aug. 27. News has come to hand that a mutiny has broken out among the troops of the Khan of Kelat in Beloochiatan, and orders have been given for a wing of the Highland regiments stationed at Qiiottah to proceed to the assistance of the Khan without delay.

AUSTRALIAN. (Per Rente)'s Agency.) Melbourne, August 27. Arrived. —Te Anau, from the Bluff. An excellent programme has been arranged for the race meeting in honor of Sir Hercules Robinson, which is to take place at Flemingtoncn Saturday, September 18, not September 10, as previously announced. The chief event will bo the Robinson Stakes, with L 250 added money. Entries close on September 13. Melbourne, Aug. 28. The Government intend to issue Treasury Bills to enable them to forestall the revenue. Sydney, Aug. 27. The Hawkesbury Grand Handicap was won by Hesperian; Sweetmeat, 2nd; Strathearn, 3rd. Won by three lengths. Time, 2min. 38 4-10 sec. Henncssy’s brandy, in bulk, qrs., 10s. 3d. to 10s Gd. ; Patna rice, L2l : New Zealand wheat, per bushel, 3s. Gd. to 3s. lOd. ; maize, per GOlb., 2s. to 2s. Id. ; tobacco, Raven’s twist, per lb., Is. 6d. to Is. ,7d. ; candles, D.R.J.’s, 7.jd. per lb. Adelaide, Aug. 27. Adelaide wheat, per bushel, 4s. 3d. to 4s. 4d., with more business doing ; country flour, L 9 ss, ; freights, 255. for sailing vessels. The Legislative Assembly has negatived Mr. Bray’s vote of want of confidence in the Ministry by 25 to 11 votes.

INTERPROVINCIAL. (Per Press Association.) Auckland, Aug. 30. The Hinemoa arrived to-day with a number of members of the General Assembly. She has on board a detachment of Constabulary for Taranaki. The Thames Gas Company has declared a dividend of eight per cent. A man named Geo. Henry Sheppeston, carter, is charged with using threatening language towards Mary Ann Sheppeston, otherwise Featon, who had been disturbed at the knowledge of the existence of a second wife. Sub-Inspector Pardy asked for a remand, stating that the police had discovered prisoner had three wives. New Plymouth, Aug. 30.

Seventeen natives were brought in from camp last night. On reaching the gaol eight of the prisoners were liberated. One was alad,athorough young rascal; two were old men, and the remaining five between eighteen and twenty throe years of age. The natives discharged wore told by the inspector that, if caught again, they would bo sent to Wellington and there turned adrift. The natives went to the Native Office, whore bread was given them, and they have started for Parihaka this morning. 'Che remaining nine prisoners were put in gaol. V/Ki.r.TNOTox, Aug, 30.

Moore, a wvll known prospector, who has been prospecting in Nelson and Marlborough districts, has returned here. He brings several samples of alluvial quartz and cement gold, which he states were found in a locality where there is room for a largo number of men. Taukamja, Aug. 30.

An important case of selling spirits to natives in outlying districts was heard at Ohinemutu under the Act, 1870. Inspector Emerson conducted the case, and proved that A. Rigby, storekeeper, at Tauranga, sold the natives fifteen gallons of rum," to bo delivered at Ohinemutu. The Magistrate gave a decision in favor of the defendant, upon the ground that the rum was purchased at Tauranga, which was not an outlying district, and Rigby, as carrier, was not liable. It is now understood by the natives that they can purchase spirits iu any town in the North Island and have it delivered in an outlying district in any quantity. Inspector Emerson intends, at the licensing meeting, to object to all wholesale licenses in the Tauranga district, consequent on the late decision.

Dunedin, Aug. 28. The Tuapoka Flat Hotel has been totally destroyed by fire. The building was insured in the National for L2OO. Stock in the Norwich Union for L3OO Dunedin, Aug. 23. A largo meeting of railway employees last night appointed deputations to Mr. Conyers and to the Christchurch meeting to-morrow and carried the following resolution This meeting strongly protests against any reduction on the ground that wages men are not blamablo for alleged extravagance, waste and reckless expenditure of different departments to their charge by the Civil Service Commission and in the name of common justice demands that the innocent shall nou suffer. Invercaimull, Aug. 28. The Scottish entertainment in aid of the Hospal was a great success, over sixteen hundred people attended, and probably Ll2O will bo given to the An Irish entertainment for the same object is spoken of. There was a large gathering of Foresters last evening, the occasion being the opening of a District Court. The members of Court Star of the South entertained the oilicers of the District Court of Otago, and delegates at the banquet. The _ visiting brethren were greatly pleased with their reception and treatment.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 146, 31 August 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 146, 31 August 1880

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