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(Per Reuter’s Agency.) “ Urgent.” London, Feb. 28. The House of Commons now has estimates of expenditure under consideration, and the Irish members are blocking the passage of different votes. The Government has consequently demanded that the cpnsideration of supply should be declared “ Urgent,” and that the same should be done in the case of the Bill to restrict the sale and possession of arms in Ireland, now before the House. The Homeward Mails. The Homeward Australian mails were delivered here to-day, via Brindisi.' The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day 9,800 bales were catalogued. Prices realised were in favor of buyers. March 1. At the wool auction to-day 15,300 bales were catalogued, making a total of 112,900 submitted for sale since the opening: There was a demand for the various lots offered. Monetary and Commercial. Consols are unchanged at The market for Adelaide and New Zealatid breadstuffs is without quotable change, prices remaining at 49s 6d for Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse; 45s for New Zealand wheat, ex ship, and 34s for Adelaide flour, ex warehouse. Australian tallow —Best beef, 34s ; best mutton, 375, New Zealand securities remain at last quotations, viz.—5 per cent., 10.40 loan, 105 ; 5 per cent., 1889 loan, nq; per cent. 1879-1904 loan, 98. Bett Scotch pig iron, No. 1, f.o.b. in Clyde, has declined to 50s 6d per ton. Soldiers Knighted- 1 March 2. ; • It is announced that Generals Sir "Donald Stewart and Sir Fredk. Roberts ate to be created baronets. ‘ ' “ Coercion ” in the House. The House of Lords have read the Irish Coercion Bill a second time. In the House of Commons last night: the Irish Arms Bill was read a first time, and the measure was voted “ urgent,” in order to give the Speaker power to suppress obstruction to its passage through the House. With a similar object, the consideration of “ supply ” was also declared urgent.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 283, 3 March 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 283, 3 March 1881

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