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(Per Reuter's Agency.) Monetary, &c. London, March 25. Consols remain at par. The market rate of discount has been raised to 3 per cent., and is now equal with the Bank rate. Sole leather, ioi^d. The Wool Sales, The wool sale terminated to-day, and the closing catalogue comprised 2,900 bales. A belter demand was shown for most descriptions. The total quantity sold during the series was 220,000 bales. 29,000 bales have been held over for the next series. Must Not Interfere. In the House of Commons, to-day, a motion in favor of the retention of the British forces in Candahar was again under discussion, and was finally re jected by a majority of 120. In the course of the debate, this evening, the Marquis of Hartington stated in his speech that a rupture of diplomatic relations between England and Russia would result if the Government of the latter country inte r fered with the affairs of Afghanistan. The Irish Land Agitation. London, March 20. Mr Parnell is now actively engaged in the formation of a Land League in England, and is organising branches in various parts of the country through the medium of symathisers with the Irish land agitation. On the Briny. The total quantity of wheat afloat for great Britain is 2,230,000 quarters. Another Kingdom. Bucharest, March 20. The two Houses of the Roumanian Parliament, the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, have passed a resolution proclaiming the principality of Exmmania a kingdom. | Greece and Turkey. Constantinople, March 25. Negotiations ■ between the Ambassadors df the Great Powers and the Porte fofr the settlement of the TtircoGreek are now virtually conhas made a offer to cede to Greece a greater extent of territory in Jhessaly than was recently offered, but has positively refined ■ to surrender Epirus or the Island of Crete in addition to territory iij Thessaly. The Envoys of the Powefs have accordingly referred the Porte’s decision to their respective Governments for consideration. The Terms with the Boers. Capetown, March 25. The conditions of peace which have been arranged with the Boers are receiving much criticism and censure at the hands of the press and the public of Natal and this colony, and considerable discontent has been expressed with the termg granted to the Boers by the British Government.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 304, 28 March 1881
LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 304, 28 March 1881
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