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[per press association.] (Received May 19, 11.40 p.m.) THE CABLE RATES. Sydney, May 19. The "Daily Telegraph" does not believe that the Governments or the Parliaments of the colonies will be so fatuous as to lend themselves to Sir J. Pender's conditions for the reduction of cable rates. MURDER BY A MANIAC. Melbourne, May 19. A man named McGrath, suffering from religious mania, has murdered & man named Ratcliff, in Flinders street, and slightly wounded the constable who arrested him. .. (Received May 19,12.20 p.m.flSSB AFFAIRS IN EGYPT. Cairo, May 18. News has reached here that a number of Dongolan tribes-men, who tried to raise a band of recruits to attack Wady-Halfa, have been expelled from the town. , FROZEN MEAT BILL. London, May 18. i A Bill introduced by Mr R. A. Yerburg, member for Chester, to prevent the sale of frozen meat imported from other countries as meat killed in [the British Isles, has been withdrawn. 1 PENNY POSTAGE. A conversazione was held at GuildI hall last night to celebrate the jubilee of the introduction of the penny postage system in the Uuited Kingdom. The gathering was a brilliant one, amongst those present being the Prince of Wales, Sir H. A. Isaacs, Lord Mayor, and Mr Cecil Raikes. DISSOLVED. Paris, May 18. The Boulangist National Committee has been dissolved. . t' AMERICAN WOOL TARIFF. Washington, May 18. ! Congress has agreed to an alteration

fin the Tariff Bill respecting carpet ■ wools. Third-class wools valued over i, thirteen cents will now pay 50 per cent ■ duty, and those of the value of thirteen ! cents and under will pay 32 per cent. '

Excursion trains to Timaru on Monday pext 26th inst., and also to Dunedin are advertised in another column. Mr Walker M.H.R. will address the electors at the Oddfellows Hall on Friday , evteniiig at 8 p.m. j It is states that a French Company has purchased the interests of the leading English traders in New Hebrides. The Shearers' Strike in Queensland is at an end,at a conference between the Shearers' Union and the pastoralists the latter haying f agreed to recognise the Union conditionally ' upon terms being arranged at a future con* > ference. An Invercargill telegram saya that large numbers of sheep are oeiug purchased by j Northern buyers, and at the last sale in the western district lambs that were sold a month ago for 2s lid brought 5s 7d. It is notified that further lands will be open for sale or selection as under, viz. ,on and ■ after 24th June. Waitotu Hills, Geraldine ] County s 2O sections of surveyed land in areas ] ranging from 5 acres to 1900 acres at from £1 ] to £1 10s per acre; also 13 sections of unsur- ] veyed land in areas ranging from 13 acres to 900 acres at from 10s to £1 10s per acre; also ■, on and after Ist July, between Bankside and Rakaia river, Selwyn Couuty, Surveyed land, ! 9 sections of from 3 acres to 92 acres, at from 10a to 303 pe* acre; Unsurveyed land,- 2SJ sections of from 20 acres to 2316 acres, at from 15s to 20s per acre. , j We should have liked to have been able to ' give our readers an extemo report of the mag- ' nificent sermon preached on Sunday evening by Bishop Julius, but we have not attempted j it because it would have been impossible to find bhe necessary space. There were, however, two or three passages which were merely incidental, but which it would be a ) pity not to record. Speaking of the mere >' conventional religion which so largely ' obtains, his Lordship said there were many | who gave to religious objects on the chance, as it were, that the money so spent might avail them for good some day, but he did not believe in religion being regarded as a sort of insurance against hell-fire. He also said that many people gave to the collections merely because it was the fashion to do so, but such folk took care to give only threepenny bits, and they gave these only because there was no such coins as twopenny bits.

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SECOND EDITION LATEST CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2433, 19 May 1890

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SECOND EDITION LATEST CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2433, 19 May 1890

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