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LATEST .FROM EUROPE. (Per Renter's Agency.) London, April 26.

Adelaide flour, per 2501b3., ex warehouse, 635. At the wool sales to-day 9300 bales were catalogued, making a total of 51,000 bales since the opening. Prices were firmly maintained. Pig iron—is quoted at 515., in consequence of the Jf depressed state of trade. v Mr. Gladstone is engaged in the forma-

tion of anew Ministry, and has already filled the following offices : —Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Earl Granville ; Secretary of State for India, The Marquis of Hartington ; First Lord of the Admiralty, Earl In orthbrooke.; Lord High Chancellor, Lord Selborno ; Secretary of State for War, the Hon. Mr. Childers ; Chief Secretary for Ireland, the Hon. W. S. Forster. Mr. Gladstone, as previously telegraphed, will hold office as First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer. The remaining portfolios iu the new Ministry have not yet been filled; but it is expected that Earl Kimberley will accept that of Secretary of State for the colonies.

The following further additional appointments to the new Ministry have beau announced : —Sir William Vernon Harcourt becomes Secretary of the Homo Department, and the Duke of Argyle fills the position of Lord President of the Council; Mr. Goschen and Lord Roseberry were offered, but decline portfolios in new Ministry. Mr. Gladstone experiences a difficulty in the formation of the new Ministry, owing to some prominent radicals having claimed portfolios. Diplomatic correspondence between Lord Salisbury and' Secretary Evarts, of the United States Government regarding the Fortune Bay outrage, has been published in the papers.. It shows that Lord Salisbury refused to give any compensation in the American fisheries question, and the dispute thereover therefore remains unsettled. :

Constantinople, April 26.

News has been received of hostilities between the Montenegrins and Albanians, The former were proceeding to avail themselves of their territorial rights under the treaty of Berlin, when the Albanians entered the country before their arrival. Shots were exchanged between the contending parties, but the Montenegrins eventually retired.

Calcutta, April 27.

Latest news from Afghanistan announces further fighting at Ghuznee. Hostile tribes were again assuming a threatening aspect, and General Stewart consequently attacked and dislodged them from the heights surrounding Chuzneo. The enemy have retreated to the mountainous country beyond the city. Intelligence has also been received, of the resumption of hostilities at Cabul. The Afghans attacked Generals Jenkins and Macpherson but after heavy fighting were repulsed with severe loss. The British loss during the action was trifling.

AUSTRALIAN. {Per RctUets’ Agency.) Melbourne, April 27The Colonial Bank of Australasia has declared a dividend at the rate of sis per cent, per annum. Measles are spreading in Melbourne. Tin; Banks have reduced their rates for trade discounts.

There is little inquiry for milling'oats. Melbourne, April 28.

The Customs revenue for last year amounted to L 150,000, being a decrease of L 60,000 compared with, the-previous year, notwithstanding the increase of taxation. The total value of imports ■ for the year shows a decrease exceeding LIOOjOOO, and the exports show a falling off of 1/250,000. I ■ Mr. Childers has resigned his position as Chairman of the Board of Advice of Agents-General for Victoria in London, owing to his acceptance of the Secretaryship of State for -war in the new Ministry. Sydney, April 26.

The associated miners have unanimously declined to accept the terms offered by the masters, and have now struck. It is not likely that the miners who do not belong to the association will follow. Sydney, April 27.

Messrs. Goodlet and Joseph have been elected directors of the Australian .Mutual Provident Society. Adelaide. April 28. Owing to the prevalence of diphtheria and measles in Victoria, passengers arriving here from Melbourne are placed in quarantine for 24- hours.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 93, 29 April 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 93, 29 April 1880

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