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{Per Reuters Agency .) Wheat and Tallow. ' London, April 1. The total quantity of wheat float for Great Britain is 2,330,000 quarters. The total stock of tallow in London to-day is 10,400 casks. ' - Bank Dividend. The Oriental Bank pays a dividend of 2 per cent, for the half-year ended December 31st last, and carries forward Li 7,000 to the reserve .fund.

The Illness of Earl Beaconsfield- • Lon ooN, April 2. The latest bulletin reports that the state of weakness to which Earl Beaconsfield has been reduced remains unaltered, and he can only obtain sleep occasionally. The spasms from which his Lordship has been suffering have, however, subsided. Standing Amy for the Cape.

In the House of Commons last night Mr Childers, Secretary of Stale for War, announced that it is intended to keep a British force of 12,000 troops permanently stationed at Natal and the Transvaal. " Will Try it Again.

Mr Bradlaugh, in consequence of the decision of the Court in the action brought against him by Mr Clark, has resigned his seat for Northampton, but announces his intension of seeking reelection.

Turkey and Greece. The offer of the Porte to cede an extension of territory in Thessaly for the settlement of the frontier question has been under the consideration of the Greek Government. The latter, after deliberation, has instructed its envoy at Constantinople to inform the Ambassadors of the Powers that it must insist upon the town of Pervisa, in South Kpirius, and situated on the northern shore of the Gulf of Arts, being ceded by Turkey in addition to the territory in Thessaly, which is offered by the proposal of the Ottoman Government.

Commercial. Consols remain at par. New Zealand securities rema’n at last quotations viz:—5 per cent. 10-40 loan percent 1879 —1904 loan, Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 50s; New Zea’and, ex ship, 465; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 345; Australian tallow, best beef, 32s 6d ; best mutton, 30s 6d; selected transparent kauri gum, quoted at L 9 5s per ewi.

Terrorism in South Africa.

Natal, April 2,

Intelligence has been received from the Transvaal stating that numbers of Boers who were prominent in the late rebellion, and are opposed to a peace settlement, arrived at Haul (?) and commenced a system of terrorism over those of their fellow-countrymen who have remained loyal and refused to take up arms against the British.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 310, 4 April 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 310, 4 April 1881

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