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[per rbuter’s agency.] Arrested. Melbourne, April 29. The owner of the steamer India has been arrested. Sugar. Mauritius advices to the 19th inst. report that 275 tons of sugar were loading for London. The tone of the market is unchanged. The crops are being improved by seasonable weather. More About the Ferrit. Melbourne, To-day. When the owner of the steamer India was arrested yesterday, arms and a log book, criminating the vessel, were found in his possession. Arrived. Arrived—Union Company’s steamer Arawata, from the Bluff. Mail Arrangements. It is announced that Mr Berry has arranged to delay the departure of the Suez mail steamer next week by twentyfour hours, in consequence of the mishap to the Tararua, so that the New Zealand mail may, if possible, arrive in time to be sent on. Attempt to Rob a Bank.

An attempt was made last night to break into the Bank of Victoria at Seymour, in the North-eastern District. The manager, however, came across the burglars, who were frightened off by his revolver. Bank of New South Wales. Sydney, April 29.

The ordinary half-yearly meeting of shareholders of the Bank of New South Wales was held here to-day to receive the report of the directors for half-year ended 31st March. The balance-sheet showed that the profits for the half-year amounted to 1.93,066, to which has to be added the balance carried forward from the previous half-year, 1.2,523, giving thetotal available for division, 195,589. The following appropriations were recommended—To paymentof adividend at the rate of 15 per cent, per annum, 175,000; bonus at the rate 0f222y 2 per cent, per annum, 112,500; carried to the reserve fund 15,000, leaving a balance to be carried forward of 13,089. The report was unanimously adopted by the meeting.

The Markets. Hennessy’s brandy, case, 37s ; bulk, quarters, 12s 3d ; kerosene, diamond, is gd per gallon; Devoe’s, is 1 " lod; Sugar Co.’s No. 1, per ton, L 36 ; New Zealand wheat, per bushel, 4s 6d; New Zealand oats, per bushel, as gd ; maize,' per 601 b., 3s; tobacco, Raven twist,’ per lb., is 3d; candles, D.R.J.’s, per lb., Bj^d; candles, D.R.O.’s, per lb., Bd.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 332, 30 April 1881

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 332, 30 April 1881

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