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(Per Renter’s At Quay.) London, Aug. 31,
The match which has been arranged between the Australian cricketers and the All England Eleven, will commence on Monday, September Gth. The English team will be composed of Lord Harris, Hon. A. Lyttelton, Messrs W. G. Grace, G. F. Grace, E. M. Grace, A. P. Lucas, F. Penn, Steel, J. D. Walker, Barnes, Morley, and Shaw. The match Australians v. Eighteen of Hastings, at Hastings, was resumed to-day. The Australians went in for their first innings, and were all disposed of fur 186 runs. Murdoch was run out after putting together 86 runs. Macdonnell was bowled for 42.
A Treasury minute has been issued, prescribing rules for the renewal of the charters of Colonial Banks. The minute sets forth that such renewal will only be conceded on the basis of the charter modelled bj the Government. At the wool sale to-day 9,200 bales were oSered, making a total of 113,300 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale showed an improving tendency Sept. 1. The Right Hon. W. P. Adam, First Commissioner of Public Works and Buildings, lias been appointed Governor of Madras. In the House of Commons a debate took place relating to Africa. The British Government deemed it undesirable to press confederation on that country against strong local opposition. At the wool sales to-day, 8,500 bales were offered, making a total of 121,800 bales catalogued since the opening. There was a firm and active demand for nearly all the classes of wool.
Consuls remain unchanged -at 97, and New Zealand securities firm at last quotations. New Zealand wheat, ex warehouse, 475. 6d. ; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 345. 6d. Australian tallow unchanged. Large withdrawals of gold are being made from the Bank of England for North America.
The cricket match, Australia v. Eighteen of Hastings, was resumed and concluded to-day. The Home team went in for their second innings, and scored 176. Palmer bowled well and took seven wickets. The Australians commenced their second innings, but want of time prevented its completion. The match was therefore drawn, the Australians having 176 runs to make to win. , St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.
Negotiations have beeii opened between Russia" and China for the purpose of signing a treaty of peace,
Paris, Aug. 31.
. Reports coming to hand from the French wine districts are satisfactory, and give promise of a good vintage. Pakxs, Sept. 1.
The leaders of the Jesuits have offered to secularise colleges and other establishments, and declare that they will abstain from mixing in politics. Their proposals have been accepted by the French Government.
Constantinople, Sept. 1,
The chief of the Albanian League have telegraphed to the Sultan that they will resist to the last extremity any cession of territory to Montenegro. Berlin, Sept. 19.
A proclamation has been issued by the Emperor of Germany regarding the 10th anniversary to-morrow of the surrender of Sedan. His Majesty urges the people to train vigorously for war throughout the States, as a means of guarding the Fatherland in future days. Calcutta, Sept. 2.
Intelligence has been received here that General Roberts, with his relieving force, arrived at Candahar yesterday, where he has joined the troops under Generals Burrows and Primrose.
Ayoub Khan remains with his army at Argandab, to the north of Candahar. He has sent a message to the British Camp to endeavor to negotiate terms of peace with' the British.
Further intelligence has been received from Candahar regarding the negotiations which were commenced between Ayoob Khan and General Roberts. The former wrote a letter in an apologetic tone, saying he had been forced into hostilities with the British. General Roberts replied demanding the surrender of all prisoners and the unconditional submission of Ayoob. These terms Ayoub would not accept. Ayoob Khan is now entrenched at TTmsagh, and has partly forced on hostilities with our troops.
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