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(Per Reuter's Agency.) The Invercargill Loan. London, Oct. 14. The Invercargill Loan of L 20,000, at <3 per cent., has been issued. Tenders at 98 will receive 1C per cent, of the above in full. The Brindisi MailThe Homeward mails, via Brindisi, were delivered here to-day. Up. Paris, Oct. 14. The Bank of France rate of discount is 3J per cent., in consequence of the large efflux of gold. The Cession of Dulcigno. London, Oct. 15. It is expected that the vessels of various fleets forming the combined squadron at Cattaro will remain there until the surrender of Dulcigno to the Montenegrins has been effected, and that they will then disperse. No active steps have yet been 'taken by the Porte to make the cession, but some early action is looked for. The Albanians have resolved to resist the surrender of Dulcigno to the last extreme. Turko-Greek Frontier. The question of the settlement of the Turko-Greek frontier line is now being generally discussed. The leading English and Continental papSrs deprecate the unwillingness of the Porte to carry out the decisions of the Berlin Conference in their entirety, and recommend that the Powers should accept the recent proposal of the Sultan to cede to Greece the territory to the south of Larissa and Janina, but not those towns themselves. AUSTRALIAN. (Per Reuter's Agency.) Disappointing. Melbourne, Oct. 15. It is considered that the entries for the forthcoming races are very much below expectation. The World’s Show. Melbourne Oct. 16. There will be a special performance of the “Exhibition Cantata” during the coming race week. A grand demonstration of the trade and friendly societies will take place at an early date at the Exhibition. The Strauss band performed at the Exhibition yesterday, and attracted a largo audience. The attendance during the clay was 10,000. The Markets. Sydney, Oct. 15. Hennessy’s brandy, case, 355. 6d. ; bulk quarters, 10s. 6d. ; New Zealand oats, per 401b5., Is. lOd. to 2s. 2d. ; maize, per 601b5., 2s. Id. to 2s. 3d. Adelaide, Oct. 15. Wheat, per bushel, 4s. Gd. The tone of the wheat market is very strong. Town flour, LlO ss. to LlO 10s. ; country, L 9 ss. to L 9 10s. Freights to London, steamers, 60s. ; by sailing vessels, 355. to S7s. 6d. ; freights to the United Kingdom from Adelaide, 40s. ; from other ports, 42a. Gdi The tone of freights is firm. NEW ZEALAND (Per Presss Asoociation.) A French Ship of War at Auckland. Auckland, Oct. 16. The French war ship Dagat, from Tahiti, has arrived. She mounts six guns, and carries 155 men. She remains here a week, and then proceeds to Valparaiso. Polishing UpExtensive revenoration is proceeding at Government House. A Large Request. The Education Board having received only L 14,000 out of the sum for school buildings voted last session, resolved to inform Government that another L 20,000 was required. Mr. Moss, M.H.R., has been elected a member of the Education Board. Gallantry RewardedDavid Moore, who gallantly saved the passengers and crew of the Schiehallion on her last voyage to London, was pubiicly presented with the Humane- Society’s bronze medal, at the Theatre Royal, last night. Maori Movements Some hundred natives are migrating to Haurangi, Tawhai’s settlement. A Button-hole Lower. Sub-Inspector Pardy takes a lower grade as Sergeant-Major. A Squabble. Napier, Oct. 15. A monster petition is being got up, praying the Government to cancel the recent Order in Council, appointing the Jockey Club’s Committee members of the domain board for the old race course reserve. For years the reservg has been in the hands of the Jockey Club and has not been used for public recreation. From the constituting of the newlycreated board it is feared the town will lose what, in other hands, would be a valuable park. The greatest indignation is expressed at the advice which actuated Government in the matter. The petition prays that the reserve may be vested in the corporation. The Napier Herald says the whole thing is a squabble between the Racing Club and the Jockey Club. The Telegraph contradicts this and says this is the reward of Napier for supporting the Government. A Substantial Contribution. Hawera, Oct. 16 Hone Pihama, who lately got 1,000 acres on the Waimate Plains from Government, has sent three tons of bread, besides flour, sugar, <fcc., to Parihaka. Death of Judge Mansford. Dunedin, Oct. 16. Judge Mansford died early this morning. Terrible Affair. Michael Dongahere, anavvy atMullocky Gully, has been wounded in the abdomen, and bis bowels pulled out. IJe is not expected to recover,A Skeleton. The skeleton found at Upper Owake is believed to be of Gray, a workman who disappeared four years ago. The Smuggling Case. Annan and Hood were discharged from custody by Judge Williams because Watt, R. M., had remanded them under the Justice of the Peace Act, and subsequently attendptj at gaol and verbally remanded them under the Act. They Ijaye been since re-arrested Excursionists of Two Kinds. Invercargill, Oct. If?. A large number of excursionists, including several overlanders from Dunedin and Christchurch, joined the Rotorua for the Melbourne Exhibition to-day. A batch of unemployed passed through last night en route for Orepuke railway works.
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