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(Per Reuter’s Agency. ) London, Sept. 6.
Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 345. New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 425. The market rate of discount is now equal to the bank rate. ;
At the Wool sale to-day 9,900 bales were offered, ,making a total of 158,100 catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was firm.
Parliament was prorogued to-day. The speech from the Throne was read by the Lord Chancellor. It said that friendly assurances had been exchanged with the Continental Powers. The failure of the Porte to execute the decision of the Convention had delayed the settlement of the Montenegro question and other points of the Treaty of Berlin. The Powers have notified to the Porte that they had decided upon a collective measure for the settlement of Turkish affairs, and the speech added, there was reason to rely upon the attainment of the question by the European concert. The Powers are further pressing upon the Porte to adopt complete measures calculated to ensure peace in Turkey. The speech then goes on to express the hope ohat the brilliant victory of General Roberts at Candahar will enable him honorably and speedily to terminate the war. It regrets that no progress has been made with the question of the confederation of the South African colonies, andhopes that a moderate and conciliatory policy will allay the agitation in Basuto Land. The speech concludes by saying that there is reason to be thankful that the harvest in many places is reasonably abundant, and a further revival in trade may be anticipated, together with an increase of revenue, which will probably improve the condition of the people of Ireland.
The Prince of Wales has abandoned his visit to Australia, owing to his numerous engagements. The cricket match, Australians v. the All England Eleven, was resumed to-day. The home team continued their first innings, and were all disposed of for 420 runs..
The match, Australians v. All England, continued to-day. After the Home team had scored 420 runs, the Australians went in for their first innings, but only succeeded in scoring 149, of which total Boyle contributed 36, not out. The Australians then followed their innings, and when the stumps were drawn they had put together 170 for the loss of six wickets—-Bonnor not out for 13, and Murdoch not out for 79. McDpnnell scored 43, l.b.w. There was again a large attendance at the match, and the weather continues very fine. ; London, Sept. 9.
The Australians in their second innings made 327—Murdoch, 153 not not. The All England team won the match with five wickets to^spare. St. Petersburg, Sept. 6. A treaty of peace has been concluded Between Russia and China.
Constantinople, Sept. 6.
It is announced that the Albanians have agreed to the cession of Dulcigno to Montenegro. ' AUSTRALIAN. (Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, Sept. 8. The Frozen Meat Company has chartered a steamer, and intends fitting up refrigerating machinery. She will sail for London in October.
Melbourne, Sept. 9,
Invitations have been issued for a conference of representatives of the various colonies on the Chinese question during the Exhibition.
Mr. Berry iatrodneed his Reform Bill in the Assembly last night. It closely follows the lines of his recent manifesto. The discussion on the measure will be deferred until next year. Melbourne, Sept. 10. Arrived—Ringarooma from Bluff. In the Legislative Assembly last night the question of payment of members was carried by a majority of 42 to 20. All amounts which were proposed were negatived. Sir Hercules Robinson is expected to arrive here on Wednesday next. Sydney, Sept. 9. At the Randwick races to-day the result was—
SYDNEY HANDICAP. Hesperion ... ... ... 1 Black Swan 2 Avenel 3 Won by a length. Time, 2min. 40jsec. CRAVEN PLATE.
Sweetmeat ... ... ... 1 Trevallyn 2 Democrat 3 Proctor lectured last night at the Theatre Royal to a crowded house. The Pacific mail ship, City of Sydney, sailed yesterday for Auckland with the Homeward mail.
Adelaide, Sept. 9, The Sorata’s position is unaltered, but the captain is hopeful of being able to float her after pumping out. Brisbane, Sept. 10.
An appeal is now being heard in the Supreme Court in the case of the New Zealand Insurance Company v. the South British Insurance Company, in which a verdict was given for plaintiffs. INTERPROVINCIAL, (Per Press Association.) Auckland, Sept. 8. It is stated that Government have served the deferred payment settlers of Hokohui, who are fn arrear with their payments, with formal notice to quit. These are people who, in excitement, gave excessive prices in face of more than the land was worth, Coal and shale, deposits at Orepuke are attracting attention. A company, formed
at Invercargill, applied for a lease of a square mile of country. The Minister of Public Works reply with reference to reverting to the old time tables, altered to suit the Waimate Plains railway, is regarded as evasive. Auckland, Sept. 10. The Wellington football team have had two mishaps at practice. Wright sprained the muscles of his shoulder, and Campbell (brother of the captain) had his foot accidently trodden on and sprained. As the team has only one emergency man, it is hoped both will be recovered for to-morrow’s match.
The Albion brings the racehorse Capapie for the Auckland Stud Company. Gkahamstown, Sept. 10. A boy named Syms, ten. years of age, being thirsty, went to a cordial manufactory and took up a jug containing oil of vitrol and drank a quantity. He was taken to the hospital, and strong alkalies were administered, but it doubtful if he will survive.
Wellington, Sept. 10. Government have received a telegram from the camp that thirteen men and twenty-six boys made their appearance at the fences to-day. On the approach of the Constabularytheydecaraped. Alarge number of natives are proceeding to Parihaka to attend the monthly meeting on the 17th inst.
Palmerston No&th, Sept. 9,
A test party, organised and equipped by the people of Palmerston, started for the locality of the alleged gold reef at daybreak this morning. The party consists of Moss, the discoverer of the reef, and Robert Henderson, a veteran quartz miner, who had some years of experience in Australia, and holds such a position in the town as will make his testimony thoroughly reliable. Henderson takes provisions for a month, besides blasting powder, drills, and all appliances necessary for thoroughly testing the rock. Although the locality of the reef is only eight miles from Palmerston, the way is so winding, and over such a difficult track, that the journey occupies two days. The goods were taken by pack horses as far as Knowles’ camp, the remaining portion of the ! joumey of five miles being done On foot. It is the intention of Henderson to get about four hundred weight of stone as quickly as possible. Moss, the prospector, says that the reef will pay four ounces to the ton.
Invercargill, Sept. 9.
While a detatchment of the Southland Hussars Were proceeding from Wyndham to Mataura, some larrikins laid a train of gunpowder across the road and fired it, with the'object of clearing the riders out of their pigskins. The attempt proved unsuccessful. The men, however, dismounted, and the Hussars going a little further on, found a rope stretched across the road on posts of sufficient height to catch the riders. Apprehensive of further mischief, they remounted and wheeled about amid a shower of stones, making their way to Mataura along a round about road.
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