LATEST FROM EUROPE. ( Renter’s 7 degrains.) London, March 10. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,810,000 qrs. New Zealand 5 per cent. (10‘40 scrip) loan, JO4A The House of Commons has adjourned until Wednesday next, when the dissolution will take place. Information has been received of the seizure of two Italian vessels by an Austrian man-of-war. The former were conveying arms and ammunition to the Albanians, and the Austrian commander, upon receiving information of their mission, seized the Italian vessels as smugglers. London, March 20. The Oxford and Cambridge boat race, which was to have taken place to-day, could not be rowed, owing to the heavy fog. The contest will come off on Monday. The home mails via Suez, were delivered in London yesterday. Four and a-half per cent. New Zealand loan, 96. Washington, March 20. The committee appointed by Congress to inquire into the question of Chinese ?mm ; gratidn has issued its report. The complete exclusion of the Chinese from the United States is strongly recommended by the Committee. London, March 18. Three per cent, consols, 97|. New Zealand securities unchanged. The total reserve of notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 17,718,256.
The wheat and tallow markets are un changed. The Nihilist Hartmann, who was deported by the French Government to England, when his extradition was demanded by the Russian Government, has publicly confessed he was the principal author of the attempt made last year at Moscow on the life of the Czar. Hartmann is shortly going to America. Constantinople, March 18. A popular rising of a somewhat serious character having taken place at Smyrna, the various foreign Consuls have summoned war vessels from their respective countries as a precautionary measure. AUSTRALIAN. Melbourne, March 19. The Australian cricketers sailed to-day for England in the Garonne. The Hon. F. F. Sargood, M.L.C., who is visiting England, will represent Victoria on the Colonial Defence Commission, and will further act as a member of the Board of the Agent-General to further, the interests of Victoria in London. It is stated here that the New Zealand Railway Commission is desirous of securing the services of Mr. Higginbotham, the former Bngineer-in-Ohief of the Victorian Railways. It is further stated that Mr. Higginbotham has been communicated with by the New Zealand Government. The new Government contemplate making important reductions in the expenses connected with the collecting of the Land Tax. Sydney, March 20. A crowded meeting of the members of the School of Arts was held last night, at which it was decided, by a small majority, to rescind the resolution in favor of opening on Sundays, passed at the meeting on Ist inst. Hennessy’s brandy, bulk quarters, 11s. 3d. to 11s. Cd. ; kerosene, diamond, Is. 3d. per gallon, Devoe’s Is. Old. per gallon. Rice, Patna, Ll 9 per ton ; New Zealand oats 2s. to 2s. 4d. per 40 lbs. ; maize, Is. Gd. to 2s. 3d. per 00 lbs. ; candles, D. R. J. ”s, 7d. to7|d. per lb. Adelaide, March 20. The P. and 0. steamship Siam, with the inward Suez mail, arrived here to-day. Adelaide wheat, 4s. 7d. per bushel; Adelaide flour, country, LlO ss. to LlO 7 6d. ; market dull. Freights 525. 6d. s. 555. Brisbane, March 20. The law points have been decided against the bushranger Wells, and he will be hanged.
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