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[ [per keutbr’s agency.] ) Monetary and Commercial. > London, May C. * Consuls have advanced to The market rate of discount has been reduced to 2 per cent. Bank rate rer mains at Adelaide flour, exvvarer house, is unchanged at 48s. The 1 total quantity of wheat afloat for Great ’ Britain is 2,070,000' quarters. Aus--1 tralian best beef tallow has advanced to ; 34s 6d ; best mutton remains at 365. > Trade Returns. ' The Board of Trade returns for last month show the imports to have amounted to L 35,200,000, being an increase of L 5,375,000 as compared with the month of April, 1880. Exports amounted to L 18,125,000, or a decrease of Lsoo,ooo as compared with last year. Still Advancing. London, May 8. Telegrams have been received from the headquarters of the French army in Tunis stating that the force is slowly advancing towards the capital. A Further Protest. The Porte and the Bey have issued a further protest to the Powers against the action of the French Government in sending an expedition to Tunis. The Police and the People. News has been received that several riots have occurred in Ireland over the service of writs for the eviction of tenants. The collisions between the police and the people have been of a serious character. A New Ministry. Capetown, May 7. On the retirement of the Hon. J. Gordon Sprigg and his colleagues, Mr Scanlan was sent for. and has since formed a new Ministry.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 340, 10 May 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 340, 10 May 1881