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[Per Renter’s Agency.) Monetary and Commercial. London, Nov. 3Q. Three per cent. Consols 100|-. Adelaide wheat, per 49Glbs., ex warehouse, 525.'; best Australian beef tallow, per cwt., 335. 6d.; best mutton tallow, 355. Four and a Half per Cent. New Zealand 1879-1904 Loan, 95|. Best Scotch pig iron, No. 1, f.o.b. in the Clyde, 525. 6d. The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day 8,300 bales were offered, making a total of 54,000 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was firm. The Marquis of Salisbury on the Irish Question. London, Dec. 1, The Marquis of Salisbury addressed a large audience at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, last night. In the course of his speech, his Lordship referred at length to the address of Earl Granville, at Hanley, on the previous day, and to the pronounced intention of Government in regard to Ireland. Alluding to the proposed Land Bill, he said the Tories would oppose any measure which would lead to confiscation of the property of landlords, and he ridiculed the idea of creating a peasant proprietary in Ireland. Referring to Earl Granville’s announcement, that Government would introduce a Bill dealing with, the present disorder, and providing for the future happiness of Irishmen, his Lordship strongly urged the necessity of first repressing the existing anarchy before taking steps to remedy the grievances of the people. Abolished. Government have decided to abolish the positions of Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas. The Time Fixed. It has been arranged that the sculling match for the Championship between Hanlau and Laycock shall take place on 17th January, over the usual Thames course. Laycock has now raised the necessary stake of LSOO.
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