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(Per Reuter’s Agency.) London, Sept. 13. The match between the Australians and eleven gentlemen players of Scotland, at Edinburgh, was commenced to-day. The home team went first to the wickets, and were all disposed of for 143 runs. Sept. 16. The mail via Brindisi which left Melbourne on August 6, was delivered here to-day. Scotch pig-iron in London is quoted at 525. per ton. Hennessy’s and Martell’s brandy, 10s. 6d. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L1G,625,000. At the wool sales to-day, 8,700 bales were offered, making a total of 228,800 catalogued since the opening. 1,700 bales have been withdrawn from sale since the opening. The 'wool sales to-day showed a firm and active demand for nearly all classes offered. Sept. 17. The Great Powers have presented an ultimatum to the Forte strongly insisting Upon the cession of Dulcigno to Montenegro, and active preparations are being made by the combined fleet, now at Ragusa, for the purpose of enforcing the same.
Consols, 97f. Bank rate of discount 2h, market rate 2|-. Five per cent New Zealand 10-40 Loan, 103 i; five per cent. 1880 Loan, 102 ; four and a-lialf per cent. 1879-1904 Loan, 97 h. The wheat market is firm. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 475.; New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 425.; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 335. Tallow is quiet; best Australian beef, 335. 6d.; best mutton, 355. 6d. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,340,000 quarters. No. 1 Scotch pig iron, free on board, in the Clyde, 525. Gd. At the wool sales to-day 7,500 bales were offered, and a firm and active demand continues. Sept. 18. At the wool sales to-day, 9,700 bales were offered, making a total of 538,500 catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale continues firm. The cricket match at Edinburgh, Australians v. Eleven Gentleman of Scotland, was resumed to-day. The Australians went in for their first innings, and were disposed of for 142. The Home team then went to the wickets for the second innings, and when the stumps were drawn for the day had scored 10G for the loss of five wickets. The Australians play against the Nottingham County Eleven on the 23rd and two following days. They leave England for Australia by the mail on October Bth, The death is announced to-day of the Right Hon. Sir Fitzroy Kelly, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, aged 84 years. The cricket match. Australians v. Eleven Gentlemen of Scotland, was resumed today. The Edinburgh Home team continued their second innings, which closed for 138 runs. Boyle for the Australians bowled splendidly, and did the “hat trick,” taking three wickets in three successive balls. The Australians requiring 132 runs to make to win, went in for their second innings. They obtained the required number with the loss of only four wickets, and thus won the match by six wickets. Jarvis and Alexander batted well, scoring respectively 41 and 47. Both were caught out. London, Sept. 20. It is announced that Turkey has sent a note to the Great Powers, protesting against their proposed combined naval demonstration, because it is feared the same will cause anarchy in the Turkish Empire. The Porte, however, agrees to guarantee to carry out the demands of the Powers in regard to the cession of Dulcigno, if the display is abandoned. Paris, Sept. 18. The crisis which has continued in the French Chambers for some days past in regard to the expulsion of the Jesuits is now terminated, Ministers having agreed to fully execute the March degrees against the Order. Constantinople, Sept. 19. Intelligence has been received here that the Albanians have re-captured Dulcigno, and expelled the Turkish garrison stationed there. Calcutta, Sept. 17. An enquiry has been ordered to be held into the causes which brought about the defeat of General Burrows at Candahar, when attacked by Ayoub Khan’s forces. General Phayre has been appointed presiding officer at the inquiry. Berlin, Sept. 10. Prince Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire, has undertaken the control of the Ministy of Commerce and Industry.
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