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A "CORNER" IN PAPER.
LONDON, May 11.
The proprietors of nineteen paper mills have entered into a combination with a capital of L 2,500,000.
ANOTHER COLONIAL LOAN. LONDON, May 11. It is reported that a New South Wales loan will be placed on the market shortly.
STANLEY'S MOVEMENTS. LONDON, May 11.
It is rumored that H. M. Stanley is returning to Khartoum in August, but the report is disbelieved.
A COLONIAL SINGER. LONDON, May 11.
At a meeting of the Savage Club Mr M. J. C. Edwards (formerly of Wellington) sang to the accompaniment of Mr F. C. Cowen, and was voted a success as a vocalist. TOO LATE. LONDON, May 11. Jt is understood that the Queen intended to create the late Hon, Francis Ormond, of Melbourne, a baronet, in recognition of his public munificence,
EXBIBITION FESTIVITIES. PARIS, May 11.
At a banquet given here to celebrate the opening of the Exhibition, President Carnot welcomed the foreigners, and said that France was desirous of maintaining peace.
A SPLENDID PERFORMANCE. LONDON, May 11.
The mails from New Zealand were delivered here in thirty-five days, which is the fastest on record.
COMMERCIAL CALCUTTA, May 11. The Botbwell Castle is loading wheat at Bombay for Sydney and Hobart.
AN AUSTRALIAN PRIMA DONNA. LONDON, May 11.
The Paris correspondent of the * Daily Telegraph' says that Madame Melba is the greatest Ophelia since Christine Nilason.
ANOTHER MASSACRED INNOCENT. LONDON, May 12.
'The Times' states that Mr Goschen's Gold Coinage Bill will probably be abandoned.
THE COAL MINERS' STRIKE
LONDON, May 12.
Several of the coal pit owners have decided to increase the miners' wages if the strikers will resume work. They regard eight hours as an impossibility.
PERSONAL. LONDON, May 12. Mr- Lentam Bright, M.P., sails for Aus> tralia on Thursday.
LONDON, May 12.
Secretary Balfour has publicly thanked Mr Henniker-Heaton for his efforts to settle the difficulties in connection with the Vandaleur estates. He expresses the hope that arbitration will be extended to other cases of land disputes.
NEW YORK, May 12,
A tramcar loaded with passengers collided with a railway train on a level crossing at Michigan. Six women were killed.
LONDON, May 12. Black horee salt (fine), 42<j GJ; coarse do, 33s 3J. De Roubaix Jenar and other leading brands of candles are quoted at 4Jd per lb. Tallow is rising. Mutton (medium), 365. English wheat and dressed Continental are unchanged. American has an upward tendency. Australian flour (ex store) averages 275; New Zealand (ex store), 255. Forward business, and actual arrivals of foreign wheat are liberal. Australian (on the coast) is quoted at 33s sd,
[Special to Press Association.] REDUCTION OF FREIGHTS. LONDON, May 12. Freights will be reduced 2s 6d per ton very shortly. A BLIZZARD. NEW YORK, May 12. By a cyclone in the Eastern States Barnum's mammoth show was partially wrecked. In Maryland twenty-five persons were blown over a bridge and numerous deaths occurred.
THE RITUALISTIC PROSECUTION. LONDON, May 12.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has dismissed the Bishop of Lincoln's (Dr King) protest against the Arches Court of Canterbury trying him on the ground that it did not possess jurisdiction. The question of costs was reserved.
THE IRISH VICE-ROYALTY.;
DUBLIN, May 12.
The ' Freeman's Journal' professes to be neutral as to the proposed abolition of the Vice-royalty, but it protests against Prince Victor being foisted on Ireland. It says that it is quite possible, however, that if the Prince of Wales were to take up his residence in Ireland beneficial resnlts might follow.
A SCARE. WASHINGTON, May 12. Quite a scare has been caused here on account of the extensive fortifications being erected at Vancouver Island by the British Government. It is asserted that the eastern coast of the Union would be completely at the mercy of the British in the event of a war with Great Britain.
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