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(Per Reuter's Agency.) . j . , London, Sept. 23. ' Arrived—Hawkhope and Manx Queen from Oamaru. , f Later intelligence from the Capet/of (jrood Hope states that 1000 Basutoa and. Mahales, together with 5000' Mafetinge, attacked the Cape Rifles, .when seveie* fighting took place. The enemy was <repulsed.; The total reserve of notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 16,750,000. The market rate of discount is ' below bank rate. Five Per Cent.; Hew, Zealand. 10-40'Loanhas risen to To3£, ; other Hew Zealand; Securities are unchanged. }/ At the wool sale to-day, 7,400 tales were offered, making a, total of 276,000 catalogued since the opening. , prices were again firmly maintained. '■ The match Australians against, ; .-the Nottingham County Eleven, at ’ Nottingham was commenced to-day. The attendance at the match was very large. . i A capital wicket was pitched, and the gropnd was in good order. The Australians ytenb in first’to .the wickets, and scoreds : 141 runs. Alexander was . not out _ for Murdoch was caught after putting together 42. . The Home team .went to the 'wickeia.
and when the stumps were daawn for the day had lost one wicket for 13 runs. London, Sept. 24. The Australian Cricketers are to be entertained by the Lord Mayor at a banquet. Intelligence has been received that Sir ' Paget Seymour, the British Vice-Admiral in command of the combined squadron, has gone to Cettinge, where he is concerting with the Montenegrin authorities regarding the steps to be taken to obtain the cession of Dulcigno by the Albanians. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,300,000 quarters. „ Best Australian beef tallow, 335. 6d.; best mutton, 355.; best Australian leather, - Xi£d. At the wool sales to-day, 8,500 bales were offered. There was a firm, active . demand. The cricket match between the Aus- . tralians and an Eleven of Nottingham was ■ resumed and concluded tb-day. The . Home team concluded their first innings, ■ which closed for 88 runs. The Australians ; r then went in for their second innings, but ’ -only: succeeded in putting together 77 runs. The Nottingham team then requiring 131 runs to win the match, went in for their second innings. They succeeded in scoring the required number with the loss of nine wickets, and thus won the match by one wicket. There was great excitement over the finisli of the game. ;.In the first innings of the Notts. Blyth and Palmer, for the Australians, bowled splendidly, each taking five wickets. London, Sept 25. • The match, Australians v. Players of . England, commences on Monday. The .Home team will comprise the following professionals :—Barlow, Bates, Barnett, Emmett, Jupp, Lockwood, Morley, Myoroft, Pilling, Selby, and Shaw. The wool sales closed to-day. The total quantity sold during the series was : tifiO,ooo bales ; 3,000 were held over for * next sales. Merinos and crossbreds have - closed at about the same price as at last auctions, and with a firm and active demand. News has been received from Chili that a very severe earthquake has occurred in „ that, country. Two hundred persons perished, and great damage has been done : to property. Paris, Sept. 25. ' M. Barthelemy Striliare, newly - appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs, has issued a circular, stating that the foreign policy of France will continue to be of a pacific character. Constantinople, Sept. 25. Admiral . Seymour- has returned to Ragiisa from Cettinge, and the combined fleet, under his command, will leave the former place on Monday for Dulcigno, The Porte has positively refused to agree to the cession of Dulcigno unless, naval coercion is abandoned. The Albanians threaten to arrest the various foreign Consuls, and the English consular stafl' -hay© therefore left Scutari. v New York, Sept. 24 It is announced that the American Arctic exploring party has discovered the .remains of Sir John Franklin’s expedition, ' after sledging for eleven mouths, and following the route covered by the crews of the Erebus and Terror.
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