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TELEGRAMS.

[rElt nns ARBOOIATIOTi. 1 Death of an Old Colbnist. Auckland, To-day. 0. J. Stone, one of the wealthiest and T oldest Bottlers in Auckland, died of heart disease at 730 this morning. He had been 43 years In the colony, and was Director of the Bam of Bew Zealand, and largely interested in the timber and mining industry. Hia sons are Stone Bros., the well-known ship owners. Arrived. Arrived— Loch Limmbe, ship, Captain Vaughan, 98 days, from London; A stormy passage was experienced, and the provisions were damaged through water getting into the cabin. , The Trunk Railway. Wbllinoion, To-day. The Government have not yet decided whether there will be any ceremony at the turning of the first sod of the North Island railway at Marton, The settlers have, however, expressed a strong wish to have a ceremony. ■ ParliamentMinisters reassemble at Wellington towards the end of the month, when the date for calling Parliament together will be settled. Revenue. The revenue accounts for the year are not finally made up, but it is probable there will be a surplus between revenue and expenditure of from L 25.000 to LBO 000. The revenue collected for the year was about L 20,000 below estimate, and the expenditure was also considerably less. Both the Railway and Stamp Department* shew a deficiency for the year, while the item miscellaneous and Customs Depa tment show a surplus. In all other branches the amounts collected were pretty near the estimate. One Shilling Damages. The libel case Goldsmith v. Anderson was finished to-day, plaintiff being awarded Is damages; each party to pay his own costs.

La France, the French Ministerial paper, referring to the fall of Khartoum, says :—“ The disaster is irreparable, If Gordon is alive the English have only one means of rescuing him— nttnoly. to pay his ransom. Moreover, there is no reason for troubling ourselves as to the fate of that fanatic. If he d ),S not turn Mussulma. g as he once threatened his countrymen he would, he will be respected all the same, as the Moslems have a reverence for madmen. This important event, passiona'ely hoped for by all the pe plea whom . Eng land oppresses, has produced a perfect scare in London Already an early rising in India is anticipated, and there is a talk of despatching troops to all the spots on the globe where the English are ex?crated_ It is a case of general panic, for England has no national army. The wretched mercenaries she keeps up at a vast expense, and commanded by officers of un-heard-of capacity, are no longer more atlo to provide for her security than her administrators, trained in the school of India, where alcohol and the revolver are the only methods of government. Many will rejoice at the ch'stisement of the destroyers of Alexandria ; of the corrup'ers who disrolved the National army, organised by French officers ; of the unscrupulous pirates who put a price upon Osman Digna’s head; and who supp’ied Gordon with millions to buy the Mahdi, or have him murdered ; of those Liberals so solicitous for the freedom of the press as to resort to the revolver to try and suppress the Irish journalist, O’Donovan Roam”

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1514, 15 April 1885

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1514, 15 April 1885

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