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ARRIVAL

OF THE

ENGLISH MAIL.

TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY

REJECTION OP <pE PANAMA ROUTE BY THE HOME GOVERNMENT.

THE DERBY WON BY MACCARONI.

GREAT BATTLES IN AMERICACONTINUED SUCCESSES OF THE SOUTH.

DEATH OF GENERAL JACKSON,

The following was issued last evening in a Daily Times Extra.:— Daily Times Office, Thursday Afternoon, 5 p.m. S. s. Alhambra from Melbourne, arrived at Port Chalmers at 4 p.m. She brings the English May mail, which arrived at Melbourne on the 14th inst. The following is from the Argus' Telegraphic Summary. The Australian March Mails were delivered in London on the 16th and 21st of May. The Queen left for Scotland on the 14th May, and intends returning on the 7th of June. The Prince and Princess of Wales are goinoa round of gaiety. ° The vacant garter is to be conferred on Earl Grey. No candidate has yet offered for the City of London (in room of Mr Western Wood, deceased). Parliamentary news is dull. Better relations are established between England and the Northern States of America on the vex.d' question of International Law. The proposal of New South Wales and New Zealand, to establish a Mail Service via Panama are . positively declined by: the British Government. The distress in Lancashire and other manufacturing districts is slowly decreasing. ' Government proposed to employ 70,000 of the unemployed on municipal works and the reclamation of waste lands, under the superintendency of the Boards of Health. One hundred emigrants left Manchester on the 28th of April en route for New Zealand. Recruiting for the Federal armies is going on in Ireland. The Emigration to America is estimated at upwards of 5,000 persons per week. The Garotting Panic is over. v The House of Commons has passed the Bill for flogging garotters. Transportation to Queensland and the northern Coasts is no more talked of. The Times says that Government fully recognise the difficulty of the New Zealand question to colonists, but requires from the latter a policy towards the Natives most prudent and liberal in return for the protection afforded them by the Queen's troops at cost of Great Britain. The Royal Geographical Society has awarded gold watches bearing honorary inscriptions to Landsborough, M'Kinlay, and Walker. The long sought for source of the White Nile has been discovered by Captain Peke and Grant to be a Lake, 4,000 feet above the level of the sea, four degrees south' of the Equator. Livingstone's Expedition is to be recalled. The Cutting of the Suez Canal is likely to be stopped by the Sublime Porte, should great concessions and alterations required by is not be made. If these will not be-granted, the Porte will return to the Company all the money they have expended. The Secretary of War has overruled the I decision of the Horse Guards, and General i Cameron will continue in command of the i New Zealand troops. , The Postage Rates via Marseilles are adI vanced one penny per quarter of an ounce. The Derby Day was very wet. The Prince of Wales was present. The Derby Stakes, valued £7000, were won by Macaroni, Lord Clifden, the favorite, second. Rapid Rhone third. Blue Mantle fourth. The Oaks were won by an outsider, Queen Bertha.—Mandold, second ; Vivid, third. Value of the stakes, LSOOO. The boat race for the Championship of the World, between Chambers and Green, caused much attention aud speculation. Green is in hard training. The American champion Hamill, declared he could whip either of them.

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ARRIVAL, Otago Daily Times, Issue 497, 24 July 1863

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ARRIVAL Otago Daily Times, Issue 497, 24 July 1863

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