(Per Reuter's Agency.) Melboukne, Sept. 10. There are excellent entries for the race meeting in honor of Sir H. Robinson. Hennessy’s brandy, case, 355. 3d.; bulk, quarters, 10s., 6d. to 11s. New Zealand wheat, per bushel, 3s. 9d.; oats, Is. 9d. per 401b5.; maize, per 601b5., 2s. 6d.
Melboukne, Sept. 11. Sailed—Rotorua for the Bluff. Sept. 12, The P. and O. Company’s steamer Assam, with the inward mail, dated London, July 30, arrived last nigjit.
Adelaide, Sept. 10. Adelaide wheat, per bushel, 4s. id. Market dull. Flour, L 9 15s. for town. Freights, 255. Gd
Adelaide, Sept. 11In consequence of the heavy gale now blowing, fears are entertained for the safety of the Sorata. Communication with her is cut off.
Adelaide. Sept. 11. Pumping is proceeding with the utmost activity on the Sorata, and her officers are confident of being able to float her. The weather is, however, unfavorable for their operations.
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 the plaintiffs. Brisbane, Sept. 13. The vote for the salary of the AgentGeneral in Loudon meets with considerable opposition in the Assembly, owing to the alleged inefficiency of the gentleman filling the position.
Sydney, Sept. 13. The Rotomahvna arrived this morning from Auckland. Sir Hercules Robinson was received by a guard of honor, and escorted to Government House, where he will be a guest of Lord Augustus Loftus during his stay in Sydney. INTERPROYINCIAL. (Per Press Association.) ■ ■ Auckland, Sept. 11. There is great interest in the football match Wellington v. Auckland. The weather is splendid. The game commenced at two. The Pacific Mail Company has reduced the fare through to England to L 67. Smith, of the Occidental Hotel, was fined LlO for allowing gambling in his hotel.
Wellington, Sept. 10. A the Drillshed this evening, O’Connor, of Timaru, walked one mile *in 6min, 58secs, This is said to be the fastest time on record in the Australian Colonies. The Twenty-four Hours’ Go-as-you-Please . Pedestrian Match commenced at the Drillshed at 10 o’clock this evening. The, course measured eighty yards. At- 12 o’clock the positions were :—Brooks, Dunedin, 15 miles 2 laps ; Smith, Wellington, 15 miles ; Crofts, Wellington, 14 miles 19 ' laps. The remaining competitors, six in number, ranged from 12 to 10 miles. Sept. 11. At nine o’clock this morning, only four out of nine competitors were left in the pedestrian match. Croft, of Wellington, has covered 64 miles ; Brooks, of Dunedin, 61 ; Swan, of Christchurch, 58; Hanson, of Wellington, 58.
Wellington, Sept. 10. A woman named Jane Burgess has been missing from the residence of Christopher Hobbs, Horokiwi "Valley, since the 7th inst. She left the house during the absence of Hobbs, who, on his return home found the following note :—“I am dead to this world. Don’t trouble about me.”
Wellington, Sept. 12. A woman named Jane Burgess, who has been missing since Sept. 7, was found yesterday afternoon wandering in the bush.
The twenty-four hours’ pedestrian match concluded at ten o’clock last night. Croft, of Wellington, won, having covered 118 miles ; Swan, of Christchurch, second, 109 ; Hanson, of Wellington, third, 100 miles. Brooks, of Dunedin, gave in after going 86 miles.
Wellington, Sept. 13. Mr. Conyers telegraphs to the Minister for Public Works, re railway employees, as follows ;—“ Except in a few isolated cases, the opposition to the scale of pay seems to have died out. The staff as a whole has tacitly agreed to accept the arrangement, and all chance of a strike is at an end.”
Dr. Lemon has received the following cablegrams from the Superintendent of. Telegraphs, Adelaide, Port Pirie The brig Alexandra, from Melbourne,, is ashore about ten miles south of Mount •. Young, making water. , Cape America, :10 p.m. . j The Sbrata attempted to-day to get a ■ i line ashore, but there was too strong-a wind blowing. The captain’s idea was to communicate with the shore by sending and receiving telegrams. It is blowing hard from the south-west, and the spray is breaking over the Sorata, but nothing to cause any anxiety.
Dunedin, Sept. 13. The Immigration Department has received intelligence of; the sailing of the Dunedin from Glasgow for this port, bn September 3, with 214 nominated immigrants. r
The celebrated Duck claim at Clyde was auctioned for L6l,
Invercargill, Sept. 1L Great inconvenience is caused to wit-
nesses at Courts through the, trains frbm beyond Winton not arriving . till -tea. . minutes to two, leaving at five minutes ’ past three, compelling them ,tq stop all night. The Court usually adjourns till their arrival. Owing to the inaction of , the Government regarding the reverting to the old time table, a memorial is about to. be set on foot. The Waimea Plains Railway Company are said to be violating the provisions of the District Railways Act, which provides for two trains each way daily, and only one is, running. Invercargill, Sept. 13. The Friendly Societies are arranging for an open air iete in aid of the hospital funds instead of the annualjevening entertainment.
A correspondent of a local paper that the locomotive, cleaners’ .pay on the, railway is reduced from 7s. to ss. 6d. per day—about 20 instead of 10 per cent. Included in the cargo of the New Zea-, land Shipping Company’s Mataura, which sailed to-day, for London, are the following 305 bales rabbit skins ; 100 bales wool; 1,245 sacks barley; 6,900 sacks oats; 270 do oatmeal; 1,500 do wheat; - 22 tanks oatmeal; 13 cases: shell, and Zea- -■ landia Exhibition. ‘ ; T ’ <
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