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(Per Reuter’s Agency.) Money and Commercial. London, Jan. 12.
The per cent New Zealand 1879*904 loan has advanced by 1 per cent, and to-day is quoted at Bank of England , rale of discount is 3%, and the market rate 3 per cent. Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, has declined to 34s ; New Zealand wheat, ex ship, unchanged 44445.; ConsoJs are unchanged at 98%.
The Scult&g Championship. j N Jan. 13. Hanlan is the-,favorite-for the race with Laycock for the sculling championship of the world, which takes place over the usual course on the Thames on Monday next, January 17 th. The betting is how 5 to 1 on Hanlan. Notes and Bullion. The total reserve of notes and bullion in the Bank of England is Li 2,600,000 Hides. An active demand exist- for most descriptions of Australian hides. Stop the War. A deputation from the Peace S ciety waited upon the Secretary of Star 2 for the Colonies to-day, to urge steps being_ taken to bring about the'cessation of the war in the Transvaal. Earl Kimberley, . in reply to the Speaker, said that if the Boers suspended hostilities there might be hopes of a amicable settlement, but otherwise the Government \vere compelled to continue to use every endeavor to quell the rebellion, and maintain British supremacy in the colony. His lordship farther recalled to the deputation-the fad tha . the Boers possessed but a very doubtful title to a large portion of the Tran ;vaai, and had, therefore, no sound claim for independence.
Anxious to do Justice. A number of Irish Liberal members, of the House of Commons having made representations to Mr. Gladstone regarding the Bill dealing with the Irish land question, which is to be introduced; by the Government, Mr. Gladstone has replied . that he could not- give any pledges as to the extent to which the measure would go, but could give * an assurance that the Government were anxious , to do justice to both landlord and tenant. Russia’s Losses. Information has been received from Central Asia regarding the Russian campaign against the Tekk.e Turkoman tribes! The Russian force had invested Geok Tepe, when a severe engagement took place. Fighting was desperate, and both sides suffered heavily. The Russian loss is said to have been most severe. Colliers’ Strike. London, Jan. 14. An extensive strike of coalminers has commenced in Lancashire. Forty thousand men are out of work. The Boers. ; A detached squadron ordered to the Cape will on arrival at Natal, land the Naval Brigade for service against the Boers. Chili and Peru. , Information has been received from South America that the Chilians are following up their success over the Peruvians, and have occupied Hurien. British Success. Capetown, Jan. 13. The latest news from Basutoland states that the colonial troops continue to be most successful over the rebel tribes. Several engagements have been fought, in all of which the enemy has been defeated, and large numbers (amounting to many : thousands) of their cattle have been captured.
[Pet Reuter's Agency.) Sale of the Wrecked Hereford. Melbourne, Jan. 14. The wreck of the ship Hereford, as it lies at Cape Patten, will be offered by auction here to-mprrow. Commercial. , Sydney, Jan. 14. Hennessy’s brandy, in bulk, ns. New Zealand wheat, 4s. 4T ; New Zealand oats, 2s. 6d. ; The Inter colonial Conference. The Inter-colonial Conference met to-day and approved the resolutions carried at the Melbourne sittings on the subject of inter-colonial legislation, viz., “ x. That warrants for the arrest of offenders issued in one colony should be good in all, and that provision should be made for anticipating by telegram the effect of such) warrants. 2, That, all processes for the recovery of debts or damages originating in any one colony, should have full effect'in all the colonies. 3.; That. warrants for the apprehension of men who have deserted their wives or children, or both, should have force and effect • in • all the colonies.” The Conference also agreed to consider a ißill drafted’ by Mr. Vale, the Victorian Attorney-General and representative at the Conference, for the establishment of an Australasian Court of Final Appeal. With a Grain of Salt. - Telegrams from Blackball have been published, stating'that Mr. Skuthorpe’s statement regarding his possession of relics of Leichardt’s party must be accepted with reserve. !
(Per Press Association.) The Governor and Sir George Grey. The Governor proceeded to Kawau on visit to Sir George Grey. It is reported Sir George Grey will make a trump card next session of the Patctva land question, and will address meetings throught the colony prior to next session.” ' i i Seizure of Ammunition. Gisborne, To-day,' ! , Considerable alarm was occasioned' last night in consequence of a seizure made by Sergeant Hnddlestbne of- 'about 5,00(j rounds of Enfield ammunitionwhich Was found in a small building belonging to a native named Reparata. The Vexed Question. t Dunedin, To-day. . The Presbyterian Synod, by thirty-four to four, carried a resolution in favor of the re-introduction of the Bible into the public schools, the committees to have power to sanction the,reading,. Liberated. .. i ; Mary Hoad, convicted of illicit distilling, at Waihemd, for which she; Was flnbd LIOO, or, in default, one-year’s imprisonment, has been liberated,'tKe‘ fine being remitted by the Governor." : • 1 •
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