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[per reuter’s agency.] Monetary and Commercial.

London, Nov. 15. Consols have declined to New Zealand securities, and Australian and New Zealand breadstuff's and tallow are without quotable change. Representation of Tiverton. The election for the representation of Tiverton in the House of Commons took place to-day, and resulted in the return of Viscount Ebrington, the eldest son of the Earl of Fortescue.

Trial of Garfield’s Murderer. Washington, Nov. 15.

The trial of Guiteau, for the murder of the late President Garfield, has commenced. The prisoner’s behavior is most eccentric, and it is believed that he is feigning insanity.

The New French Cabinet. Paris, Nov. 15.

M.M. Freycinet and Leon Say, who had accepted office as Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance respectively, having retired, Gambetta will himself take the Foreign portfolio, and M. Allding Jaige is appointed Minister of Finance. The other portfolios are filled as follows :—General Campenon, Minister for War ; M. Roussain, Minister of the Interior ; M. Rovier, Minister of Commerce, and M. Bert, Minister of Public Instruction. The latter’s appointment is unpopular, and the other Ministers are new to political life.


[per rbutbr’s agency.] More than She Could Carry. Sydney, Yesterday,

News has been received that the schooner Henrlette, ag tons, of this port, owned by Mr W. J. Pasheley, has foundered at sea while on her voyage to New Caledonia, and that ten persons have lost their lives by the disaster. It has been ascertained that the Henriette was overloaded when she left port. Work for the Lawyers. It is expected that the Government will shortly commence legal proceedings in connection with the expenditure of the award to the Milburn Creek Copper Mining Company.

The Financial Statement. Sydney, To-day.

The Treasurer delivered his Financial Statement in the Legislative Assembly last night. He showed that the revenue for last year amounted to L 6,348,000, and the expenditure to L 5,157,000. He estimates the revenue for the present year at L 6,348,000, and the expenditure at L 5,961,000. No increase of taxation or of Custom's duties is proposed. A revision of the system of leasing of pastoral lands is to be made with the view of obtaining increased rents. The expenditure estimates show increases on account of Education, Railways, and Immigration. A Rise in Oats. Melbourne, To-day. Oats are to-day 3d per bushel higher, and a further rise in price is expected.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 493, 16 November 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 493, 16 November 1881

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