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LATEST FROM EUROPE[REUTER’S TELEGRAMS COPYRIGHT.] Wool. " k London, Dec. 4. - At, to-day’s wool sale the catalogue comprised id,too bales. Good competiuohwas experienced, and prices were firmly maintained. Sir William’s Successor. ; : London, Dec. 5. It is announced that Mr F. Napier Brqome, C.M.G., Lieut.-Governor of Mauritius, has been appointed to succeed Sir Wm. Robinson as Governor of Western Australia. Sir Evelyn Wood Recommended. The British Government has recommended General Sir William Evelyn Wood to the Egyptian Government for"!.appointment to the position of Comma«der-in-Chief of the Egyptian army. v .The President’s Address. Washington, Dec. 4. The message of President Arthur to Congress recommends a slower extinction of the national debt of the United States than has been pursued for some rime past. He further urges some abolition of taxation, and points out that it may be expected that revenue from spirits will show a large reduction in the Customs duties.

AUSTRALIAN. , [REUTER’S TELEGRAMS —COPYRIGHT.] To Raise the Wind. Melbourne, Yesterday. It is understood that J. E. Redmond, M.P. for New Ross, Ireland, and one of the leaders of the Irish National League, is about to visit Australia t® raise funds for the League. Produce. The Melbourne manager of the National Mortgage and Agency Company of New Zealand (Limited), reports the local grain market to be as follows : Wheat, shipping parcels, in good demand at 5s gd to 5s nd; malting barley, 3s gd to 4s, with moderate inquiry ; New Zealand oats improving; feeding qualities, 3s pd; milling ditto, 4s 2d ; duty paid and in bond, 3s 4d and 3s 8d respectively. The demand is steady but not active. Reports from country districts show that the recent heavy rains have retarded the early crops, but are. benefiting the later grain. ~ Kauri. Messrs C. A. Ross and Co., of this city, have sold consignments of kauri timber, ex Robin Hood and Taiaroa, at the following average prices at per top, feet supcn :—Hewn logs, 16s ; 'sawn flitches, 15s 6d; sawn boards, 1 inch, T9s. 1 Messrs Ross also report the sale of a cargo of white pine timber, ex Circe. Sawn boards realised 13s 3d per 100 feet super. The Reedy Creek Bank Robbery. The triql of Mr William Hill, on a charge of being concerned in the robbery of the Colonial Bank of Australia at Reedy Creek, of which he was manager, in August last, was concluded today. In absence of conclusive evidence he was acquitted. 0. . . Sir Julius, j f?ir Julius Vogel is a passenger by the Rotomahana for the Bluff, whence he twill proceed' overland to Dunedin. '!* the Late Fatal Railway Accident. " The sufferers by the late railway accident are generally progressing favorably. In addition to those already reported, Matthew Wood, suffering from "Severe injury to the spine, and Lettlewood;' from serious internal injuries. The list published by the Herald gives 132 names of persons injured, but includes ihany who have suffered but , slightly. -A requisition has been made to the' .Mayor of this city to call a -public meeting for the purpose of considering the management of the Victocian railways. f * - [Received Dec. 6, 1.35 p.m.] - * Melbourne, To-day. In the Legislative Assembly last night Sir Bryan O’Loughlan made a stateindent .regarding the Hawthorne collision, but deprecated any discussion on the subject at the present time. Mr Gillies made a lengthy speech, in which he “insisted that a radical change was necessary in the railway service, and declared that the political system of management had completely failed. Many other speakers followed and supported Mr Gillies. Mr Bent, Commissioner for Railways, spoke at length and defended the conduct of the railway department. A desultory discussion followed, lasting six hours. Mr Bent later introduced a :;Billforthe better management of railways, which was announced in the Governor’s Speech at the opening of this'session.' The inquest on the body ’ ( bf W. 'I homas, who died from the f of injuries received by the railway,collision at Hawthorne, was commenced yesterday, but the enquiry was adjourned to the 13th inst. Prom the Bluff. ’ Arrived, this morning—Union steamship Ringarooma, from the Bluff.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 811, 6 December 1882

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 811, 6 December 1882

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