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[per keeper's agency.] The Wool Sales. London. May 12. At the wool sales to-day 9,500 bales were catalogued. Prices were firmly maintained. London, May 13. At the wool sale to-day, 7.800 bales were catalogued. The tone of the auction was quieter, but steady. Coarse crossbreds are now about id lower than last sales. The sales close on the nth of July. Wheat. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,070,000 quarters. The Land Bill First. In the House of Commons to-day, the Premier w'as questioned as to his intentions regarding a Bill he had introduced providing that persons who are permitted to affirm in courts of law should be authorised to make an affirmation in Parliament. In reply, Mr Gladstone said he had decided that the consideration of the measure should be deferred until the Irish Land Bill had been passed by the House. Further Arrests. London, May 14. Several further arrests have been made in Ireland under the Coercion Act. Monetary and Commercial. London, May 14. Consols New Zealand securities unchanged. Five per cent. 10.40 Loan, 104 Five per cent., 18S0 Loan, ex div. Four and a half per cent, 1879-1904 Loan, 101 Adelaide and New Zealand breadstuff’s without quotable change. At the wool sales to-day, 9,900 bales were offered, making a total of 41,700 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the bidding was animated. Turko-Greek Affairs. Athens, May 13. Negotiations continue between the Greek and Turkish Governments regarding the proposed transfer of territory in Thessaly and Epirus to Greece. The Porte now attaches certain conditions to the surrender, and their discussion delays the conclusion of the formal convention between the two Governments. Divided Against Itself. Rome, May 13. There is a division of opinion in the Ministry as to the action which should be taken by Italy in view of the French position in Tunis. Several meetings of the Cabinet have been held, but no understanding can be arrived at, and the Liberal members of the Ministry have, in consequence, tendered their resignations to the King. No Confidence in the Turk. Athens, May 14. Notwithstanding the understanding arrived at last month between Turkey and Greece on the frontier question, the Porte still continues to despatch bodies of Turkish troops to distant parts of Thessaly, which was arranged should form part of the extended Greek f.ontier. This action on the part of Turkey causes much uneasiness throughout Greece, and the sincerity of the Porte’s undertaking is generally mistrusted.

Giving up Office. St. Petebsbukg, May 14. The Ministers, who have resigned in consequence, it is supposed, of the Czar’s proclamation, are General Melikoff, Minister of the Interior; Count Abaza, Minister of Finance and Secretary of State ; Baron Nicolai; and Privy Councillor Giers. The Russian Ministry. St. Petbcsbocg, May J 3. The members of the Minisuy have tendered their resignation to the Cz.k. This action is believed to be in consequence of his Majesty’s recent proclamation as to the future Imperial policy. -

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LATEST FROM EUROPE-, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 345, 16 May 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE- Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 345, 16 May 1881