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TELEGRAPHIC.

LATEST FROM EUROPE,

(Per Reuter's Agency.) London, Oct. 7.

Consols 98. Total reserve of notes and bullion in the Bank of England, L 15,000,00 three quarters of a million less than last week. There is a fair demand for most descriptions of Australian leather at full prices. The shipments of wheat from America to England last week exceeded half a million quarters. London, Oct. 8.

It is stated that, with a view to coerce the Porte the British Government has proposed, and the Powers have agreed, to occupy and place an embargo on the chief Turkish ports on the zEgean sea, and it is reported that the admirals in command of the combined fleet have been instructed by their respective Governments to carry this into effect. The Daily JLews of today hints at the possibility of the Sultan being deposed. Intelligence has been received from Teheran that the Kurds inhabiting the district of Kurdistan, on the western border of Persia, have risen in large numbers against the local authorities, and are attacking and pillaging the towns and villages in the district. Consuls, 9?5.- Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 495. 6d.; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 355. 6d.; New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 455. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,350,000 quarters- Australian tallow —Best beef, 335.; best mutton, 355. Galvanised iron, Ll 7 ; best Sydney copra, LlB. The Board of Trade returns of imports for the past month amount to L 34,250,000, being an increase of LC,500,000 compared with last year. The exports amounted to L 20,000,000, being an increase of L 2,625,000 for the same period. Arrived —Ship Brisbane, from Timaru. London, Oct. 9.

Nothing definite has transpired with regard to the decision of the Great Powers for the settlement of the Montenegrin question and cession of Dulcigno. On the strength of a proposal made by England, and agreed to, Admiral Seymour summoned the other Admirals of the combined fleet to hold a conference. It is reported that detached squadrons are going to the Levant, accompanied by a troopship, to render assistance in taking munitions of war and gathering guns. The counties of Galway and Mayo, in Ireland, have been proclaimed disturbed districts. Constantinople, Oct. 8. It is said that a plot is on foot against the Sultan, and in consequence severe! arrests .have been made. It is, however, understood that the Sultan prefers abdication to yielding. Latest intelligence from Afghanistan reports the arrival of Ayoub Khan at Herat. Home, Oct. 9. Signor Caniza, who was recently arrested at Genoa, has been amnestied through the mediation of General Garibaldi, his father-in-law, who went to Genoa to use his influence with the authorities to obtain Oaniza’s pardon. AUSTRALIAN. {Per Reuter's Agency.) Melbourne, Oct. 8. Lord and Lady Loftus and Sir Francis and Lady Smith have departed. It is proposed to dispense with Colonel Scratchley’s services. Mata is backed for the Cup at 12 to 1,

Sydney, Oct. 8.

Hennessy’s brandy, in cass, 355. 3d ; bulk, quarters, 10s Kerosene, diamond, per gallon, Is. to Is. Bd.; Devoe’s, Is. 9d. Patna rice, L2l to L 22. Maize, per 601b5., 2s. Id. Adelaide, Oct. 8.

Adelaide wheat, per bushel, 4s. 4d. There is a good demand, but higher prices are asked. Town flour, LlO to LlO 55.; country flour, L 9 ss. to L 9 10s. Freights to London by sailing vessels, 375. 6d to 40s. INTERPROYINCIAL. Per Press Association. Auckland, Oct. 9. Sub-Inspector Thomas has made an important seizure of smuggled spirits and beer at Whangatata near Kat.ikati, estimated at £3OO value. The cases were found buried in the sand near Gainsborough’s store. No intelligence has yet been received of the crew of the wrecked ship James A. Stewart. Four native officers in Auckland hare received notices that their services wi'l be dispensed wiih. The timber trade is brisk. The Hura, schooner, is loading tongued and grooved timber and joinery for Sydney ; and the Kenilworth, sashes and doors for Lyttelton.

Auckland, Oct. 11. The steamer Southern Cross has arrived from Levuka. The captain reports that the prevailing opinion in Levuka is that Sir Arthur will be conveyed hither by the Emerald. • It is thought that she will leave about November Ist., and that Sir Arthur will embark for New Zealand on or about that date. W. J. Hunt has commenced an action against Sir Arthur Gordon claiming two thousand pounds for removing him wrongfully from Samoa. Grahamstown, Oct. 9.

Information has been furnished to Government that a plant of arms and spirits existed at Wangamata, and upon the arrival of the Stella at Auckland she will be despatched with some members of the Constabulary to the locality. A telegram received this morning says the plant sprung consists of spirits to the value of Ll5O, but no arms. Wellington, Oct. 9.

Messrs. Bryce, Summer, & Co. have joined the Union Steam Shipping Company, and the latter have taken the steamer Hero into their fleet. Wellington, Oct. 11.

A young man named Walter Frank Thomas, on two charges of larceny from hotels, was sentenced to three months’ hard labor at Halcombe. A woman named Ellen Conrad, met with a serious accident while crossing the railway on Saturday night. v She was caught by the cow-catcher which broke her right thigh, besides inflicting other wounds.

A smart shock of earthquake was felt on Saturday, but there was no damage done.

Mr. Mansford, R.M., is suffering from a severe attack of bronchitis. His medical advisers recommend a change of climate. Pursuant to this recommendation, application has been made to Government for twelve months’ leave of absence ; if successful, Mr. Mansford proposes to take a trip to England. Nelson, Oct. 11.

Kinzett’s flax mill, at Wakefield, has been destroyed by a fire which was caused by friction. The scutching shed and about two tons of flax were destroyed. The engine shed which is contiguous, was saved by filling the place with steam. No insurance.

At the City Court, Alex. Weiler received three months for obtaining money under false pretences. Ann Purcell, who in a few days would have completed her sentence, died in gaol last night of consumption. Nelson, Oct. 11.

Haskayne Jones, who has been connected with the Bank of Now South Wales for a quarter of a century, died somewhat suddenly this morning. Although he had been ailing for some time, he appeared in better health lately. At the District Court to-day, an action was brought against Lowe, second pilot, by Hamilton and son for injuries sustained by the latter ; the boy having been most seriously scalded, as alleged, through defendant turning on steam into the waste pipe on board a steamer lying alongside the wharf at the time. A legal point was raised that the father and son were improperly joined in the action, and thereupon plaintiffs were non-suited. Invercargill, Oct. 9.

An order has gone Home for enough rails for two miles of tramway between the post-office and the suburbs of Waihopai. The company’s cars will be running before next winter*. It is rumored here that Parliament is likely to be called together almost immediately on Sir Arthur Gordon’s arrival. The statement is said to have originated from a high political source. The conduct of the Ministry in dismissing Inspector Fox without the option of accepting a lower designation and pay is severely animadverted upon by the public. Mr. Fox has been seventeen years in the service, and the whole time his conduct, with a numerically inadequate force, has given the utmost satisfaction. It is proposed to memorialise Government on the subject. Invercargill, Oct. 10.

Messrs. Bain and Shanks, M. H. R’s., on Saturday received a deputation of nearly a hundred of the principal citizens, urging them to protest against the dismissal of Inspector Fox. The members promised to represent to Government that if it was necessary to abolish the Inspectorship, Mr. Fox ought to be offered a position similar to his present one, but with lower pay and a different title. Mr. Fox has been for seventeen years in the service, and has a large family of eleven children. A whale was chased off the Blaff on Saturday, but the boats failed to catch it At a meeting of the Southland County Council on Saturday, a request was received from the Makarewa Road Board to be allowed to merge into the County. It was refused, the Council considering that plenty of good work remained for the Road Board yet to do.

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 164, 12 October 1880

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