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LATEST FROM EUROPE [PER REUTER’S AGENCY.] Monetary and Commercial. London, May IG. Consols remain, at New Zealand Five per cent., 10.40 Loan, 1043/3 ; New Zealand Five per cent. 1889 Loan, 104, ex div. ; New Zealand Four and a half per cent. 1879-1904 Loan, ior]Z. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 475; New Zealand wheat, 445; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 33s ; Australian tallow, best beef, 34s 6d ; best mutton, 365. The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day, 10,000 bales were offered, and there was a good demand. Nailing their Colors to the Mast In the House of Commons this evening, consideration of the Irish Land Bill was resumed. In the course of the debate the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone made a speech, in which he said the Government attached its fortunes to the Bill, and would strenuously oppose any amendments which might be proposed affecting the principles of the measure as introduced. The Turko-Greek Difficulty. Constantinople, May IG. The Ambassadors of the Powers have under consideration the conditions now placed by the Porte upon the proposed transfer of the territory in Thessaly and Epirus to Greece. After deliberation, the Ambassadors unanimously decided to reject the stipulations of the Porte, and the latter has been urged to withdraw them. Minister for the Interior. St. Petersburg, May IG. General Ignalieff has been appointed Russian Minister of the Interior in place of General Loris Mclikoff, resigned. AUSTRALIAN. [per reuter’s agency.] The Flying Squadron. Melbourne, To-day. It is understood that the detached squadron, after visiting Melbourne and Sydney, will proceed to Auckland. The Reform Bill. 1 It has transpired that a farther meeti ing of the Cabinet has been held to 1 consider the reform question, and that it was definitely decided to demand a ' reduction of qualifications for occupiers ! to Lio, instead of L:o, as decided at Monday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The . Reform Bill was under consideration in ■ the Legislative Assembly last night. 1 The Council’s amendments were discussed in a desultory manner, and without any decision being come to regard- ' ing them. The Census. Adelaide, May 17. , The census taken on 3rd April shows the population of South Australia to be 275,000. Going for Another Cup. Mata is favorite in the betting for the Adelaide Birthday Cup, at 3 to 1, NEW ZEALAND [per press association.] Waimate Steeplechases. Waimate, To-day. The Waimate steeplchases are fixed for June Ist. The following are the principal events : —Steeplechase Handicap of 100 sovs., Maiden Plato of 50 sovs., and County Cup of 75 sovs. Entries and nominations will close on Friday, May 20th. Shuffling the Cards. Dunedin, To-day. Captain Anderson takes temporary command of the Albion, exchanging with McGee, of the Taiaroa. Webster, chief officer of the Te Anau, has been appointed to the command of the Hero, Captain Logan going home. Lusus Naturae. A man named Pel or Hodge Kirk, an expressman, committed suicide by hanging last night. On his body a letter was found, stating that the cause of the act was separation from his, wife and family. Last week his wife sued him for maintenance. The letter added :“ I suppose the jury will bring in a verdut of insanity, but 1 am not insane and never was.”

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 347, 18 May 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 347, 18 May 1881