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(Per Renter's Agency.) Further Prorogued. London, Nov. IS. Parliament has been prorogued until December 2nd. Won’t Stump Up. The non-payment of rents in Ireland is still on the increase. The Markets. London, Nov. 19. Consols, 991; New Zealand securities are unchanged. New Zealand wheat; ex ship, 465.; A delaide wheat, ex warehouse, 525.; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 375. Total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain, 1,900,000 quarters. Australian tallow—best beef, 345.; best mutton, 375. Catching It. Teheran, Nov, 20. News has been received that severe reprisals have been inflicted on the tribes of Kurds for their depredations in Persian territory by the Persian troops which were despatched against them. Not an Inch Yielded Yet. Constantinople, Nov. 20. The Albanian chiefs have refused to assist the contingent of Turkish rediffs in enforcing the citizens of Dulcigno to surrender the town, and the latter continue to show open hostilities to the Turkish troops which have been despatched there. Useless. Rome, Nov. 20, The Vatican has sent a strong protest to France against the decrees for the expulsion of the Jesuits.
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(Per Reuter's Agency.) The Reform Bill.
Melbourne, Nov. 21
In Mr. Berry’s Reform of the Constitution Bill, the number of single electorates is thirty, not thirty-five, as previously telegraphed.
(Per Press AsoociaHou,) The Te Aroha Rush. Grahamstown, To-day.
To give some idea of the distance of Te Aroha from Grahamstown it may be stated that a Star special rode there yesterday in four and a half hours. There are 100 men camped on the ground, and stores and business places are going up. The prospectors have covered up the face and drives to prevent people taking the same. A half share sold in their claim for L6O. It is proposed to form a company. The opinion of the majority of miners is that the district is worth prospecting. On the day of opening disturbances are contemplated, as parties are already formed to prevent others from pegging out favorite pieces of ground. The field will he opened at 9 o’clock on the 25th, and detachments of police have been warned already to he in readiness to proceed to Te Aroha. Gold is said to have been discovered two miles on each side of. the prospectors’ claim. Death of an Old Colonist. Wellington, To-day. George Crawford, merchant, died last night from a stroke of paralysis. He was aged seventy, and had been ailing for nearly twelve months, Too Great a Hurry, At the Magistrate’s Court this morn' ing, Walker, of the Prince of Wales Hotel, and Mrs. Harding, of the Union Hotel were each fined LI for a breach of the Licensing Ordinance by selling liquor before transfer of their licenses had beep completed. The Nautilus, The German man-of-war, Nautilus, has just arrived from Melbourne. The Divorce Court. The Divorce Court op.encd this morning. Decrees absolute were grnatpd in the following cases Fergusson v. Fergusson (Dunedin), Hincock v. Hincock (Dunedin), Denly v., Denly and Gilbert (Auckland), Munro v. Munro and another (Christchurch). Decrees nisi were granted in the pages of Gillfellin v. Gilfellin and Scott (Dunedin), and M'Ghee v. M'Ghee (Dunedin).
Sudden DeathDunedin, To-day. Thomas Davis, a seaman, died suddenly at Port Chalmers of heart disease. First Wool Sale.
• The first wool sale of tho season was held to-day. 120 bales, 49 bags were catalogued. Greasy crossbred fetched Old. to llfd. ; greasy merino, 10Jd. lo lid, ; pieces, 41,d. to 7|d. ; scoured crossbreds, Is. C|d, ”
Fire. D dnedin, To-day. ' A ten-roomed house at Maryhill, in the Glen, has been totally destroyed by fire. It was owned by T. Wood. T. Goodlet, the tenant, gave up possession on Friday, but had not removed the whole of his furniture. The fire was detected on Friday night but was thought to be extinguished by the neighbors. The property was insured in the Norwich Union for L3OO, part of which was reinsured in the Transatlantic. Six Months. Smith alias Hardie received six months imprisonment for escaping from the prison gang. He was very defiant during the hearing. Yield of Gold. Tipperary’s first crushing this season yielded 364 ounces.
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