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(Per Reuter's Agency.') London, Sept. 7. i Consols, 97f. At the wool sales to-day 6,290 bales were offered, making a total of 164,300 catalogued since the opening. Prices were firmly maintained. Further particulars of the cricket match Australians v. Eleven of All-England state that the Australians continued their second innings, and made a splendid stand against the bowling of the Englishmen. The innings closed for 327 runs, Murdoch being not out for 153. Alexander scored 33, and was caught out. The Home team then requiring 57 runs to win the match, went in for their second innings, and obtained- the required Hurar ber with the loss of five wickets, and won the match by five wickets. There was again a large attendance, arid great interest was taken in the contest. The weather throughout the three days’ play was very fine. Sept. 8, A terrible explosion occurred to-day at the Seaham colliery, by which 150 miners have been killed or are entombed in the mine. The Duke of Bedford has been created a Knight of the Garter.
The Board of Trade returns of the exports for last month amount to L 19,125,000, being an increase of L 1,750,000 compared with last year. The imports amounted to L 31,187,500, being an increase of L 2,687,500.
Consols have further declined, and today are quoted" at 97i. Hew Zealand securities are unchanged at last quotations, viz., 5 per cent. 10.40 loan, 104 J ; 5 per cent. 1889 loan, 104 ; per cent. 18791904 loan, 100. Hew Zealand wheat, ex ship, remains at 425. Adelaide breadstuffs have declined, Is., and are now at 465. Od. for wheat, and 335. for flour, ex warehouse. Australian tallow, best beef, 345. Od.; best mutton, 365. 6d. At the wool sale to-day 9,900 bales were offered, making a total of 174,200 catalogued since the opening. The tone of to-day’s auction was irregular. The Homeward mails, via Brindisi, which left Melbourne on July 23rd, were delivered in London to-day. Arrived —Assel, from Lyttelton. Sept. 9.
Trickett, the Australian oarsman, has gone to Newcastle to fetch a new boat. The betting at present is unrecorded. The latest advices from the Cape of Good Hope state that the Cape Rifles have entered Basuto Land. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 16,400,000. Five per Cent. Hew Zealand 10.40 Loan, 104 ; Five per Cent. Now Zealand Loan, 1889, 103. The market rate of discount is equal with the bank rate. At the wool sales to-day 9,600 bales were offered, making a total of 183,800 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was steadier. 14,000 bales have been withdrawn since the opening.
London, Sept. 10. Information has been received that the combined fleet, under the command of Admiral Seymour, which sailed for the Austrian port of Ragusa, in the Adriatic, at the beginning of the month, has arrived at its destination. The squadron is composed of vessels of the navies of all the Great Powers except France.
Further details have been received concerning the explosion which took place in the Seatham colliery, Durham, yesterday. Over two hundred miners were in the pits at the time of the accident, and hundred and thirty seven have since perished. Of the remainder, sixty-six up to the present have been saved. Laycock and Trickett are now both at Newcastle. They rowed on the Tyne yesterday, and were watched by a number of spectators from the bank of the river, and by critics, who were present. Their pulling is considered faulty. The steamship City of Richmond, of the Inman line, by which Hanlon is a passenger, from New York, has arrived in a disabled state.
The match between the Australians and Eighteen of Clydesdale, at Glasgow, was commenced to-day. The Home team went first to the wickets, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had lost eight wickets for 138 runs. On September 20 the Australians play against Bridport, and on the 27th against The Players of England at the Crystal Palace, which will be the final match in England. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,490,000 qrs. Three per cent. Consols are 97J. Best Australian beef tallow, 335. 6d.; best mutton tallow, 365. Adelaide wheat, per 4961b5., 4Gs. ■! At the wool sale to-day, 4,800 bales were offered, making a total of 188,600 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale continues firm, and there is a firm demand for crossbreds.
London, Sept. 11.
Mr. Gladstone has caused a letter to be published expressing his thanks for the universal sympathy with him shown during his recent illness.
An interview has been held fbetween Prince Bismarck and Baron Yon Haymerle, Austro-Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs, which is expected to result in a closer alliance between Germany and Austria. The question of the future of Boumaniawasdiscussed by Prince Bismarck and the Austrian Minister and they agreed to favor the formation of that principality into a neutral kingdom. Twenty-six thousand nailers in Staffordshire and surrounding districts have struck.
Constantinople, Sept. 11
An announcement was made' at the beginning of the week that the Albanians had agreed to the cession of Dulcigno to Montenegro. This is now proved to have been premature. The Albanians are still hostile, and frequent collisions occur with the Turks. The cession, therefore, is still further delayed,
Calcutta. Sept. 8.
The Viceroy has received a telegram from General Roberts reporting Ayoub’s loss in the recent engagement as very severe. Geiieral Phayre, with his reinforcements, has arrived at Candahar.
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