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(Per Reuter's Agency.) London, Sept. 20. At the wool sales to-day, 9,600 bales were offered. Prices were firmly maintained,- and there was a good attendance of Home and foreign buyers. 4i Per Cent. New Zealand Loan, 18891904, is quoted at 96A Best Scotch pig iron, No. 1, f.o.b. in the Clyde, 50s. London, Sept. 21. At the wool sale to-day, 4,900 bales were offered, making a total of 261,400 catalogued since the opening. There was only a moderate demand, but prices were firmer. - Galvanized iron is quoted at Ll 7. News has been received from Capetown that 12,000 Basutos had attacked the Cape Eifles, which are operating against them, and killed an officer and two men. The rifles, however, inflicted heavy loss on the Basutos, ! The land League agitation movement in Ireland is at the present time very active. Trickett and Laycock are both well, and continue in active training. The latter is sanguine of winning his race with Blackham. He has now got his new boat from Swaddle and Winship, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Hanlon has arrived in England, and has gone to Putney, where he is training. The cricket match Australians v. eighteen of Bradford, commenced yesterday. The Australians went 'in first and scored 183, Boyle being top scorer with 44. He was stumped out. The Home team in their first innings scored 96 runs, and being over 80 behind their opponents had to follow on. In their second innings they have scored 88 runs ior three wickets. In the first innings of Bradford, Palmer took six wickets. Spofforth, Bannerman and Slight are absent from this match. London, Sept 22. In consequence of the relations between Turkey and England in regard to the Montenegrin difficulty, various works which have been commenced at Cyprus have been stopped. The Porte has issued a circular saying that the powers must be answerable for any result that occurs through violation of the rights of the Sultan. Latest news from the Cape states that Tambookier, a powerful chief, has joined the Basutos against the British, London, Sept. 22. New Zealand securities are falling today. Quotations are—Five per cent 10.40 loan, 1021 ; five per cent 1880 loan, 107 i. Intelligence has been received that serious landslips have occured at a place called Namatil (?), in India, by which eleven officers and twenty-four men of a British regiment stationed there v ere killed. The Cricket match —Australians v. eighteen of Bradford —was resumed today. The Home team resumed their second innings, but owing to the inclemency of the weather, play was stopped when they had put together 195 for five wickets. The match was drawn. London, Sept. 23. Obituary—Frederick Grice. Six hundred volunteers are embarking for Capetown. . . Constantinople, Sept. 23. It now transpires that the report received last week that the Albanians had attacked and expelled the Turkish garrison at Dulcigno is devoid of foundation. Berlin, Sept. 21. The Emperor of Germany is slightly ■ indisposed. The crisis in France is causing a feeling of disquiet in Germany. Paris, Sept. 23. M. Bartholemy Hilare has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mauritius, Sept. 10. The accounts of the sugar crop from the plantations are less favorable; 900 tons are loading for New Zealand. Pekin, Sept. 23. ■Serious riots have taken place at Canton, and the Catholic mission station was attacked. Several persons were injured. Further intelligence from Canton regarding the riots which have taken place there states that order was not restored until the military had been called out and attacked the rioters.
Per Rente) ’s Agency. Melbourne, Sept. 22. . Lenora Davis, a daughter of Martin i Simonsen, the violinist, has obtained a divorce from her husband, to whom she •Was married in Christchurch in 1876.
(Per Press Association.) Auckland, Sept. 23. It is reported here that Mr. Sheehan has received a retainer for the Lands Court at Taupo, re the Murimoto lands. It is also stated that the preemptive proclamation ■will be removed from the Patetere lands when Mr. Bryce returns from the West Coast. Messrs. Sheehan and Whitaker shortly proceed to Waikato to arrange for the Land Court at Cambridge, i . Garrard, an agitator from Sydney, held another meeting of the unemployed this morning on the wharf. Only a few loafers and passers by were present. Garrard threatens to substitute the unemployed for all the newspaper men in Auckland, and to send them breaking stones. 4 Oii reaching Auckland the purser of 'the Rotomahana found that the bureau in bis cabin had been forced open, and L 3 stolen from the cash box. He believes the robbery was perpetrated in Auckland, not while at sea. Auckland, Sept. 2d. At the Police Court to-day an information was laid against John Lamb, for selling bread short of weight. The Auckland railway employees have resolved to petition the Commissioner of Railways for the North Island to be placed On an equal footing in pay with the Southern employees. M. Larceau, leader of the party of French, vine growers,, has selected a fine block in northern Wairoa for vine culture. The Constabulary at Kihikihi have been ordered to Taranaki. ... . A&hwell, nephew of the missionary of that name, and sub-editor of the Waikato
Mail, has been arrested for passing valueless cheques and remanded. Wellington, Sept. 23. It has been decided to hold a race meeting at Lyell’s Bay on the Prince of Wales’ Birthday. Three young men had a narrow escape from drowning this morning. They were out sailing in a boat, when a sudden gust of wind upset their craft. Another boat went to the help of the unfortunates, who were rescued with difficulty. Wellington, Sept. 24. The Town Clerk has written to the Commissioner of Police calling on him to institute a strict enquiry into the alleged illtreatment of a prisoner by two constables. At the Cabinet meeting to-day it was decided to throw open for settlement blocks round Oakarua, on the Waimate plains. Proceedings are about to be taken against T. K. Macdonald and Co. for a breach of the Auctioneers Act, in selling jewellery by public auction between the hours of eight and ten last night. Dunedin, Sept. 24. ■ Pirangi, aged sixty, one of the native prisoners, died in gaol last night from consumption. Lee Guy has been committed for trial. Invercargill, Sept. 24. The Waste Lands Board has informed the deferred payments settlers at Dipton that all in arrears must pay or vacate their sections. The Borough Council have voted a sura to the proprietors of the Zealandia Exhibition for views of Invercargill. The,Chamber of Commerce met to consider the advisableness of asking the Bluff Harbor Board to reduce port charges on wool and grain to the same as Port Chalmers. A settler states that pbosphorised oats are not efficacious since the young grass began to spring up. Where several large areas have been sprinkled with oats the rabbits left the poisoned grain untouched’
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