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[per keoter’s AGENCY.] Consols. London', April 20. Consols remain at New Zealand securities are at last quotations. New Zealand five per cent. 10-40 Loan, 4)2 per cent., 1879-1904 Loan, 101. The Marke ts. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, is unchanged at 495, Adelaide flour remains at 345, ex warehouse, and New Zealand wheat, ex ship, at 455. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,290,000 [quarters. Australian best mutton tallow has declined to 36s ; best beef remains at 34s per cwt.

Amending the Oath. The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone has given notice in the House of Comr ions that he will, on Monday next, ask for leave to introduce a BUI to amend tiie form of the oath of allegiance to be taken by Members. Her Majesty Pays a Visit. April 30.

Her Majesty the Queen paid a visit to-day to Hughenden Manor, the residence of the late Karl Eeaconsfield, and viewed his Lordship’s grave.'. Small Pox in London. There has been an alarming increase o f small pox in London of late. A great many deaths have recently occurred from the disease, and the number of persons now stricken down amounts to an epidemic. The Radical’s Don’t Like it.

The Radical members of the House of Commons are strongly opposed to the proposal to be made shortly by the Premier that funds be voted for the erection of a monument to the late Earl Eeaconsfield in Westminster Abbey. Victory No. 2.

A second sculling match took place between Edward Trickett and the oarsman Kirby, resulting in another easy victor for Trickett. Cessation of Hostilities.

Capetown, April 30. News lias been received from Basutoland that the mediation ofS'r Hercules Robinson, with a view to bring about a settlement of the difficulties of that country, has been successful. The Basuto chiefs have now agreed to the proposals for peace which were submitted by his Excellency, and hostilities between the Cape faxes and the Basutos have now finally ceased.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 333, 2 May 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 333, 2 May 1881

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