LATEST FROM EUROPE. "■ [Reuter’s.) 1 ' London, March 8. . It has been announced to-day that Parliament will be dissolved at, Easter. The general elections will take place during April, and the new Parliament will, it is, expected, be summoned for the despatch of business in the beginning of May. Sir Stafford Northcote, Chancellor of the Exchequer,, will submit the Budget statement to the House of Commons on 'Thursday next. Three per cent, consols are at 98. The market for Australian wheat is strong, and Adelaide brands remain unchanged at 505., and Queensland at 475. 9d. The tallow market is quiet; best beef being worth 355. 6d. and best mutton 375. At the wool sales to-day 8400 bales were offered, making a total of 159,200 catalogued since the opening. The tone of the auction was firm, and there was a good attendance, and a fair inquiry for New South .Wales fleece wools. The Board of Trade returns of imports for the past month amount to L 33,250,000, showing an increase of L 4,502,500 compared with last year. The returns of exports amount to L 7,437,500, an increase of L 3,781,250 on last year’s returns for the same month. London, March 9. The Premier, Earl Beaconsfield, has issued a manifesto addressed to the Vice--roy of Ireland, in which he invites the opinion of the country on the question of maintaining the unity of the British Empire. His Lordship asks Ireland to express its opinion as to the necessity or otherwise for the predominence of English influence in the Councils of Europe. > : Washington, March 9. President Hayes, in a message to the aas pointed out that it is necessary the construction t and working of . the Panama canal should be under the control of the United States. - i r AUSTRALIAN,.*^ (Reuter’s Telegrams.) Sydney, March 10. Bishop Selwyn has arrived at Gunga from Ngvfolk island en route tg Auckland^
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