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(Per Renter’s Agency.) Convalecent. London, March 3. The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone has so far recovered from injury to his head as to be able to again attend the House of Commons, where he was present tonight. Commercial. March 4. Consols unchanged, at 99 3~Bths. The total quantity of wheat afloat for the United Kingdom is 2,240,000 quarters. Australian tallow, best beef, has declined to 32s 6d, and best mutton to 36s 6d per cwt. The Wool Sales. At to-day’s wool auction 7,500 bales were catalogued. The tone of the sale was firmer. Sir Evelyn Wood. Sir Evelyn Wood, who temporarily commands the British troops in Natal, has been appointed a Major-General. Cape Items. In the House of Commons to-day, Mr Gladstone announced that negotiations had again been opened between the Cape forces and the Basutos for the termination of hostilities, and that a prolonged armistice has therefore been declared. Major-General Edward Newdegate will accompany Sir F. Roberts to the Transvaal. Candahar. March 5. After a two days’ debate the House of Lords has, by a majority of 89, adopted the motion tabled in favor of the retention of British forces in Candahar. The Arms BillIn the House of Commons, to-day, the Irish Arms Bill was read a second time. An Exodus of Land Leaguers. The Coercion Act has been declared in force in those districts in Ireland
which have been most disturbed, and owing to fear of arrest, a considerable exodus of Leaguers and other agitators is taking place. The United States President. Washington, March 4. General Garfield was to-day inaugurated as President of the United States with the customary ceremony. The Panama Canal. March 5. In his inaugural message to Congress on assuming office, President Garfield refers to the projected Panama Canal, and in the course of his remarks maintains that the same should alone be under the supreme control of the United States.
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GABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 286, 7 March 1881
GABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 286, 7 March 1881
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