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(Per Reuter’s Agency.) Monetary and Commercial. London, Feb. 16. Consols Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 495.; Five per Cent. New Zealand 10-40 Loan, Cent. New Zealand 1889 Loan, Four and a-half per Cent, New Zealand 1879-1904 Loan, 98. The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day 10,300 bales were offered. There was a good demand, and a good attendance of home buyers. Feb 17. At the wool sales to-day 8,300 bales were offered. The tone of the sale was quiet, and prices suffered a further decline, greasy being now id. lower, and fleece correspondingly low. compared with last sales, A False Step. The news of the visits of Mr. Parnell to Rochfort and Victor Hugo has created great disgust amongst the Irish Roman Catholics. Keeping them Quiet. The Speaker of the House of Commons has adopted further stringent rules for the suppression of disorder in

the House, which have caused indignation to Radical and Irish members. Discount Rates. The total reserve in.notes and bullion in the Bank of England is 416,625,000. The Bank rate of discount has to-day been reduced to 3 per cent.; the market rate being per cent. Suez and Brindisi MailsThe homeward Australian mails via Suez and Brindisi, were delivered here to-day. Gladstone Conies to the Point. London, Feb. 18. Mr. Gladstoneannouncedinthe House of Commons last night, that Government proposed to bring the debate in Committee on the Irish Coercion Bill to a close on Monday next. The announcement was not well received by the Irish members, a number of whom protested against the consideration of the measure being curtailed. More Troops for the Cape. It is announced that in addition to the detached squadron, a flying squadron is also under orders to proceed to the Cape. The Forces MeetCapetown, Feb. 18. News has been received from Natal that the corps under Sir Evelyn Wood have reached Sir George Colley’s camp at Ingogo, and that the rest of the reinforcements from Durban have arrived at Newcastle. A junction of all the troops is expected to be effected at once. Generals Wood and Colley have held a conference to decide upon their course of action. The Turkomans Submitting. St. Petersburg, Feb. 18. Telegrams to hand from Central Asia report that since the issue of General Skobeloff’s proclamation, offering an amnesty, a number of Tekke Turkomans have sent in their submission, though the movement is not general enough for the whole tribe. To the Relief of General Colley. Capetown, Feb. IG. Telegraph communication between Durban and Newcastle hss been restored, and news has now been received that reinforcements for General Colley are rapidly advancing to the front. A corps under Sir Evelyn Wood has already crossed the Ingogo river and is expected shortly to reach General Colley’s camp. A Proclamation. St. Petersburg, Feb. 17, News has been received from Central Asia that the Russian Commander, General Skobeloff has issued a proclamation to the Teke Turkomans, that if they submit they will be granted a complete annesty. German MediationConstantinople, Fob. 18. Count de Hatzfieldt has returned here as German Ambassador to the Porte, with the object, it is stated, of using his friendly influence with the Ottoman Government to bring about a peaceful -settlement of the Greek frontier difficulty.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 273, 19 February 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 273, 19 February 1881

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