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London, May 6th. The vintage in. the South of France is wholly destroyed. Gang Forward won the Newmarket Two Thousand Guineas Stakes ; Kaiser, second ; Suleiman, third. The One Thousand Guineas Stakes was won by Cecilia ; Angela, second ; and Winderraere, third. Gang Forward is the favourite for the Derby, the betting being 9 to 4. The Italian Ministry resigned on the 2nd of May on an adverse vote of the Assembly, affirming the necessity oE tho re-establish-ment of the arsfnal at Tarento. At the solicitation of the King Ministers resolved to reconsider their decision. M. Thiers asks for the confidence of the Republicans, and declares that though the situation is difficult it may be surmounted. Gibbs, Bright, and Co's proposed Cape Steam Company has been withdrawn. A motion in the House of Commons, in favour of the Government views regarding local taxation, was negatived without a division. The Germans are preparing to evacuate Belfort. A stormy conflict is expected between the Radicals and Monarchists in the French Assembly. The Vicuna Exhibition was opened on the Ist May. The Prince of Wales and Prince Arthur were present at a grand banquet given at th^ Palace to the Commissioners. The Tichborne Claimant asks the Crown to supply means to defend him, as his funds are exhausted. The Woman Suffiage Bill has been rejected. Five thousand bales of wool have been sold. French competition was brisk. Scoured remains unchanged, but greasy has improved. The Russian forces have advanced to Maniascotan. The fourth milliard of the French war debt has been paid to Germany. The Dublin University Bill has passed through Committee in the House of Commons. New York, May sfch. The British Government; propose a mixed Commission to meet at Washington to consider the Canadian frontier question. There has been a great slaughter of soldiers by Indians near Manitoba. UNPUBLISHED CABLE TELEGRAMS. London', May Sth. The wool sales are progressing fairly. Combing and washed have declined one penny since the close of last sales. Crossbreds arc oasier. Greasy has advanced one penny. Sales close on the 3lst. There is kss demand for tallow. Mutton, £43; beef, £42. Leather.— Best sides, 13? 1. Adelaide wheat, 655. New Zealand hemp has fallen 40s during the past month. New Zealand Consolidated Fives are at 104. Mr William \lorrin, late of Auckland, is dead.

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CABLE TELEGRAMS., Otago Witness, Issue 1120, 17 May 1873

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CABLE TELEGRAMS. Otago Witness, Issue 1120, 17 May 1873