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(Per Reuter’s Agency.) Commercial. London, Feb. 25. Consols are Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 49s 6d. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2.220,000 quarters. Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 345; New Zealand flour, ex ship, 45s ; Australian tallow—best beef, 34s ; best mutton, 37s ; best Australian leather, per lb. Failure of Negotiations. In the House of Commons, to-day, the Right Hon. M, 10. Grant-Duff, Under-Secretary for the Colonies, in reply to a question, said that the negotiations which have been proceeding between the Cape forces and the Basutos, for a complete cessation of hostilities, had failed. At the same time, he said, that the Government regretted the severity of the terms of peace which had been proposed by the Cape Government. The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day 8,700 bales were offered, but the tone showed no improvement. Fleece and scoured wools are now fully i}id lower than last sales. Feb. 26. At to-day’s auclion, 7,100 bales were were catalogued, making a total of 87,000 bales offered since the opening. There was a fair demand. Passed. In the House of Commons to-day, the Irish Coercion Bill came under final consideration, and was read a third time and passed. A Royal Splice. Berlin, Feb. 25. The marriage of Prince William of Prussia, eldest son of the Crown Prince of Germany, with the Princess Augusta Victoria of Augustenberg, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein, was celebrated here to-day. T heir Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh, uncles of the bridegroom, were present at the ceremony, which was one of great brilliancy. The Greek Frontier Question.
Constantinople, Feb. 26. Active negotiations are still proceeding here between the Ambassadors of the Powers and the Porte, with a view to bringing about an understanding between Turkey and Greece on- the frontier question. The Boer Rebellion. Capetown, Feb. 25. Telegrams are to hand to-day from Sir George Colley announcing that he has commenced a parley with the leaders of the Boer forces, with a view to an understanding being arrived at, and a cessation of war thus brought about. Information has been received from the Orange Free State that the Volksraad has passed an address expressing sympathy with the Transvaal Boers, and hoping that England will comply with any reasonable demand which they make. Feb. 26. The news comes to hand from Natal that a report has reached there that the Boers had made an attack on Wakkerstoom, and succeeded in capturing it, but were eventually driven out by the British troops, who are now again in occupation. The news requires confirmation.
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LATEST FROM EUROPE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 280, 28 February 1881
LATEST FROM EUROPE Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 280, 28 February 1881
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