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LATEST FROM EUROPE. [per reuter’s agency.] Consols, Etc. London, May 17. Consols remain at The market rate of discount has been reduced to ifo, the Bank rate remaining at 2 % per cent. New Zealand securities are unchanged. Adelaide and New Zealand breadstuffs and Australian tallow are without quotable chunge, The Wool Sales. At the wool auction to-day, n,coo bales were offered, making a total of 62,500 bales catalogued since the opening. More demand was experienced, at a slight improvement in prices generally.

Taka a Rest. The Right Hon. W. IC. Gladstone is again suffering from ndisposition, and has been ordered by bis physicians to take a rest from his duties in Parliament. Let us Hope so. Constantino pl e , May 17Owing to the representations made by the Ambassadors of the Powers, the Porte has withdrawn the conditions it placed upon the proposed cession of territory to Greece, and a convention between the Greek and Turkish Governments, in final settlement of the frontier difficulty, will, it is now understood, be signed without delay. AU STRALI AN[PER REUTER’S AGENCY.] Celestials for New Zealand. Cooetown, To-day. Ihe steamship, Glamiscastle, has arrived here from Hong Kong. She brings 850 Chinese, most of whom are cn 7'ouie for New Zealand. Detained for Repairs. Albany, May 18. H.M.S. Bacchante will be detained here several days to effect her repairs, and will, therefore, be unable to rendezvous with the squadron at Cape Otway, as arranged. Native Outrages. Sydney, May IS. The Rev. James Chalmers has written a letter with reference to the murders which have recently been committed by natives of New Guinea, recommending that the Queensland Government should despatch a body of native troopers to punish the perpetrators of these outrages. NEW ZEALAND [ PRESS ASSOCIATION.] Remarkable Phenomena. Auckland, To-day. At ten o’clock yesterday morning, Mr Hedley, Government surveyor, observed from the steamer Glonelg a remarkable eruption between the Slipper and Major Islands, situated at the northern end of the Bay of Plenty. The water suddenly rose to a height of four feet and spread over a circle of sixty feet, throwing up sand, shells, stones, and mud. The steamer was only about twenty yards outside the circle. The water kept boiling for some time. Fever at Auckland. Scarlet fever and mild typhus fever are prevalent in the city. It is believed it has spread owing to the negligence of parents sending children from infected families to school. Accident. Bennet, a half-caste, got his knee-cap completely smashed by falling from a bridge at Mercury Bay. The Same Old Complaint. A large number of cases were again adjourned at the Resident Magistrate’s Court, in consequence of the absence of Magistrate at Wellington, causing great inconvenience and loss. Gas for Gisborne. Gisborne, To-day. A movement is on foot for lighting the town of Gisborne with gas. The Gisborne Paraffine Wells. A successful experiment was made last night by Mr W. Clarke on the new paraffine mineral lately discovered in the district. A company is in course of formation. Bigamy. Napier, To-day. Robert Gallagher, on a charge of bigamy, was committed for trial. The prisoner, when living at Auckland, in 1868, lived with a woman named Alice Rigley, for about two years. At the instigation of their friends, they were married, by Father M‘Donald, at St. Patrick’s Church. Before taking up with Gallagher, Alice had lived with a man named Geo Harding in 1872. Gallagher met Eliza White in Auckland, and she afterwards went to Wellington and met him there. She met him again five years ago, at Napier, and married him, not knowing he was married to Rigley. Gallagher does not bear good a character, and had separated from his last wife after giving her a tremendous thrashing. Going up the Ladder. Mr James Stewart, formerly District Engineer, at Auckland, has been appointed Consulting Engineer in the matter of the water extension supply for the Borough. Rival Journalists. Palmerston North, To-day. The editor of the Manawatu Times has been committed for trial on two charges of criminal libel. He has instructed his solicitor to take proceedings against M'Minn, of the Manawatu Star, for libel. Shooting. Wellington, To-day. The Wellington Ritlo Association Meeting, which commences on Saturday, promises to be a great success. Over 50 entries have been received. Lucky John. Dunedin, Yesterday. A party of Chinamen at Conroy’s, Dimstan, are reported to have recently fallen on a patch of 400ozs. in a claim bought for L4O. Unlucky John. A Chinaman was found dead in a water race at Hindon, in which there were only 2ft. of water. He had been dead about three weeks. The verdict at the inquest was “ Death from an epileptic fit.” Insane. Dunedin, To-day. At the inquest on the body of the man Kirk, who committed suicide, the jury returned a verdict of insanity. Letters from the Land LeaguersInvercargill, To-day. Mr J. Maher, President of the local branch of tho Irish Land League, has received a letter from Mr C. S. Parnell, thanking him for his efforts on behalf of the cause. For better protection, he says tho financial headquarters of tho League have been removed to Paris.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 348, 19 May 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 348, 19 May 1881