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(Pet Ken let ’j Agency. ) The Irish Question. London, Nov. 18
A Cabinet Council was held again yesterday, but no decision was come to as to the policy to be pursued in Ireland. The question of holding a winter session of Parliament was also considered, but was likewise left in abeyance. It has transpired that Mr. Chamberlain, president of the Board of Trade, demands of his colleagues that reforms shall be carried out in Ireland together with the coercive measures which they propose to adopt. Storm in Scotland. A very severe snow storm has fallen in Scotland. Wheat and Flour. Adelaide flour, per 2801 b, ex warehouse, 355. 6d.; New Zealand wheat, ex ship, 45f. The Borough and County Franchise. In the House of Lords, Lord Granville made a speech in which he stated the Government had resolved to pass a Bill which would assimilate the borough and county franchise. Notes and Gold. London, Nov. 19. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is £14,875,000. The Earthquakes at Agram. Vienna, Nov 18.
20,000 persons have fled from Agram in consequence of the earthquakes. The Austrian Government makes a loan of 50,000 guilders to the town for its restoration, and 1,800 workmen are already engaged in re-building, public buildings and residences which have beeen destroyed.
Calcutta, Nov. 18,
News has been received that a revolt of the native tribes has broken out in Cash mere.
(Per Reuter's Agency.) £SOO Reward. Melbourne, Nov. 19. The Union Steamship Company of New Zealand offer hero LSOO reward for the discovery of the Tararua gold robber. Another Reform Bill. Mr. Berry’s Reform of the Constitution Bill proposes 35 single electorates, and that members be elected to the Legislative Assembly for six years. There is nothing said in the Bill with regard to the powers of both Houses. Frozen Meat. The steamship Protos, with a cargo of meat, has sailed for England. Commercial. Sydney, Nov. 19. Hcnnessy’s brandy case, 355. 9d. ; bulk, quarters, 10s. 9d. ; kerosene, diamond, per gallon, Is. Bd. ; Devoe’s, Is. 9d. ; New Zealand oats, per bushel, 2s. 3d.; maize, per GOlbs., 2s. 2d.; candles, DRJ’s, per lb., S.Vd. ; DRO’s, per lb., 8.1 d.
The N. S. W. General Election. Sydney, To-day. The general elections to the new Parliament are now proceeding. Prorogued. Brisbane, To-day. The Queensland Parliament was prorogued yesterday to January 4th.
(Per Press Asoociation.) The Patetere Block. Auckland, To-tiay.
The statement that Government will give special facilities to thePatetere Land Company to acquire the Pate tore block is officially denied. The Land Court will sit on January 25th, when a block equivalent to the Government advances will be set aside. Any persons, whether connected with the Laud Company or not, will then be at liberty to enter into negotiations with the natives. The New El Dorado. Te Aroha has been proclaimed a goldfield, and the proclamation will be brought into operation next Thursday. The Governor. The Government has received no precise intimation of the nature of the powers conferred on Sir Arthur Gordon under the High Oommissionership. This will be only ascertained on his arrival. The Governor will reside in Wellinton. There is no sign of the Danae with the Governor. Accident to a Priest. Napier, To-day. The Rev. Father Regner, aged seventy, while driving into town this morning, was thrown out of his buggy, striking his head against the stone wall of the convent, and is injured to such an extent that he is not expected to recover. Preparation for the Arrival of the New Governor. Wellington, To-day. The Regatta Committee are arranging
for a procession of boats on the arrival of the New Governor. The Young Men’s Christian Association have decided to address a letter of welcome to him on his lauding. The Last Scene. Nelson, To-day. Edward Fearon, who lately passed his examination as a solicitor, and was admitted in Wellington, but whose brain became affected, died this morning. On being released from the Asylum in Wellington he came to Nelson, but was committed to the Asylum at once. He inflicted self injuries last night which proved fatal tliis morning.
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