AMERICA AND THE SANWICH ISLANDS.
Melbourne, September 20. m Goven.Df.ent have received information that at a conference ofthe AgentsGeneral for the colonies, it was resolved to ask the Imperial Government to intervene to prevent the concession to an American company of the exclusive rights m land and m the telegraph and cable lines m Hawaii. CUSTOMS DUTIES. In the House last night the duty on woollen manufactures was increased to 30 per cent. Mr McLean's motion tor the imposition of a dutj on maize, bean?, peas, and hops was carried. The i*qot"6n fqr a duty of 2s i|d per cental on wheat was passed. PRIMATE OF AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, September 20 Biihop Reomon has petitioned the
Archbishop cf Canterbury not to consecrate the Rev Saumarez Smith as Primate of Australia till the validity of the election be settled.
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