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LATEST FROM EUROPE[per reuter’s agency.] Monetary and Commercial. London, May 18. Consols are unchanged at New Zealand Five per Cent. 10-40 Loan, 104)4 ; New Zealand Five per Cent. ISB9 Loan, 104, ex div.; New Zealand Four and a-half per Cent. 18791904 Loan ioo)4. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 47s ; New Zealand wheat, 445; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 335; Australian tallow, best beef, per cwt. 34s 6d ; best mutton, 365. The Wool Sales. At the wool auction to-day 6,800

bales were offered. The market remains -firm. '* On Ms Legs Again. London, May 19. Mr Gladstone is recovering from his recent indisposition, and is now able to transact business. Midhat Pasha Captured. Constantinople, May 19. Telegrams have been received by the Government from Smyrna to the effect that Midhat Pasha was arrested to-day, the French and other foreign consuls having refused to afford him an asylum from the Ottoman ministers of justice. Russian Internal .Policy. Sx. Petersburg, May 19. . . General Ignatieff, who was recently appointed Minister of the Interior, has issued a circular with reference to the intentions of his Imperial Majesty the Czar in connection with the present internal condition of Russia. Thtf circular states that every effort will bei made to extirpate the spirit of rebellion among the people, and to strengthen the religious faith and morals r of, peasantry and lessen their litifaiensl The aristocracy generally tffie ' terms of General IgnatiefTs circular. AUSTRALIAN. [per beuter’s agency;] - Oats. Melbourne, May 19. Oats are firm, with a slightly improved tendency, reports having been received of a deficiency in the New Zealand crop. The Naval Princes. Melbourne, May 19. Princes Albert Victor and George of Wales will probab!y*"do«Wf --oa from Albany by the next P- and O. Co.’s steamer, instead of waiting until the repairs to the Bacchante are finished. The Reform Bill. The Reform Bill is making very slow 1 progress in the Assembly, on account ’ of the tactics of Mr Longmuir and the I Corner party. ! Let in Again. Sydney, May 19. , The hearing of the suit Moore 3 (lessee of the Clontarf pleasure grounds) 1 v. the proprietor of the Sydney Bulletin for libel terminated to-day. A verdict was returned for plaintiff, one farthing ‘ damages, with costs. : NEW ZEALAND f - [per press association.] ' The Detached Squadron. ’ Auckland, To-day. j At the City Council the Mayor stated (. that he would take steps to ascertain I whether the detached squadron would visit ‘ Auckland, and, if so, would initiate ' measures for a suitable reception, e Not to be Interfered Withe The City School Committee last night i, passed a resolution unanimously condemnt ing any interferauce with the Education 0 Act. r A Long Swim. A boat, with three young men in it, ■ capsized near the ent.ancc to the harbor s yesterday; all were good swimmers, and r reached shore much exhausted, after being s an hour in the water. y The Public Health. Thames, To-day. A case of breach of the Public Health 1 Act came before the Resident Magistrate this morning, through the defendant neglecting to report a case of scarlet fever 8 fully to the local Board. Defendant was ? dismissed with a caution. Scarlet fever is very prevalent, and defective drainage „ is blamed. ‘ Matters Political. c Wellington, To-day. j The Premier leaves for South at one 1 o’clock this afternoon. It is understood s that no alteration of the portfolios, or ap-, r pointment to Mr Oliver, will be made f until Mr Hall’s return, which is expected 3 in about ten days.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 349, 20 May 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 349, 20 May 1881

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