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[By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Special to Press Association.]

THE NEW SOUTH WALES LOAN, LONDON, May 15 (Received May 16,1860, at 10 a.m.)

Financiers consider that the pledge given by New South Wales not to borrow this year is unwise. They think that the month of June would be very opportune for floating a loan.


Mr W. O'Brien, M.P., is suing the Marquis of Salisbury for libel and Blander in hiß speech at Watford in March, last.


THE HAGUE, May 15\ Advice has been received here that the Dutch forces, in an encounter with the Natives of Acheen, lost thirty in killed and wounded. The Acheenese attacked the garrison of Edi. The encounter was sharp at the first, bnt the garrison eventually defeated the enemy, of whom 160 were killed. A LIBERAL STEP. ... , VIENNA, May 15. The Government have decided to exempt new workmen's dwellings from taxation for a period of twenty-five years. DISESTABLISHMENT REJECTED. LONDON, May 15. The House of Commons has rejected the motion in favor of disestablishment in Wales. PERSONAL. LONDON, Mat 15. Mr Bright, member for Stoke, will visit New Zealand. [Per Press Association.] THE MAHDI BUMPTIOUS. CAIRO, May 15. The Khalifa has sent letters to Wady Haifa, in which he writes menacingly toward* the Queen and the Khedive. He has also forwarded the original letter which Colonel Porter took to King John of Abyssinia.


LONDON, May 15.

The Marylebone Club, while allowing Spofforth to play for Derbyshire against them on the 20th inst., refuse to recognise it as a precedent affecting the qualifications of a county player. PARLIAMENTARY. LONDON, May 15. Mr Henry Graham (of South Australia) has been acsepted as the Tory candidate for St. Pancras West. A DARING ROBBERY. NEW YORK. May 15. A number of highwaymen attacked an army treasury escort in Arizona, Five of the escort were wounded, three of them fatally. The robbers decamped with 30,000 dollars of booty. SPORTING. LONDON, May 15. An objection has been lodged against the stake won yesterday being awarded to Ringmaster, on the ground that the jockey Turner, who rode him, is not a bona fide apprentice. MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, May 15. New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency, 4£ per cents., 1124; Dalgety and Co.'s, 4J, 112. The quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom is 1,668 quarters, and for the Continent 348,000 quarters. The American visible supply is 28,875,000 bushels.

English wheat is firmer, but Continental is unchanged, while American is steady. New Zealand mutton, 4Jd per lb. Leather, to BJd per lb.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7908, 16 May 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7908, 16 May 1889

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