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(Per Reuter's Agency.) . Commercial. T " 5 London, Jan. 7. . v Consols are unchanged'at ipo)4> New Zealand per Gent. 10-40 Loan ,-104 ;; Five per' Cent; (1 889) Loan, 108 | Four-and-a-half per G^nt; Loan, Adelaide and New Zealand breadstuff's remain at last quotations. . The' total .quantity, of; wheat afloat >. fqii Great Britain ; is 1,240,000 quarters. Australian tallow —Best beef, 335. 6d. ; best mutton; 355; The-total stock of tallow hr London on the Ist inst, was 13,500 casks. The Imperial rßarliament. v > , ■ i«' G-,' t ) Jan. 8. In the,House of ;Commons tq-day,. the debate on the Address'in Reply’ to* the Queen’s Speech was resumed. Mr. Parnell moved the amendment of which;he;had given:-, notice,, ,tcf the effect that peace in Ireland would not be promoted by suspending the existing laws. He addressed the House at some length, but only spoke in rate terms in defence of the Irish Land League, the object of‘ which was, he explained, to force landlords to reduce their rents. Mr. Foster, Chief Secretary for Ireland also spoke, and in strong terms defended the decision of the Government to apply coercion as a remedy for the agitation in Ireland. The debate now stands adjourned to Monday, while a Bill to repress corrupt practices at elections has been introduced into Parliament, It contains clauses fixing heavy penalties . for bribery and other corrupt acts. The Irish Land Bill, which has been brought in - by the Government,: is not generally approved by the Liberal party,: several Liberal members in both Houses, having expressed considerable discontent with the provisions of the measure. The Turko-Qreek Frontier. In consequence of continued urging on the part of the Great Powers, the Ottoman and Greek Governments have consented to reconsider their decisions refusing the proposed arbitration of the Powers for the settlement ol the TurkoGreek frontier question.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 238, 10 January 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 238, 10 January 1881