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LATEST FROM EUROPE [per p.euter’s agency.] Monetary and Commercial. London, May 20.

Consols have risen jfa, and are quoted to-day at The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,130,000 quarters. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, has fallen to 46s per 4961135; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 33s 6d per 28olbs; New Zealand wheat remains at 445. New Zealand five per cent 10-40 Loan has risen ]/2, and is quoted to-day at 105 ; New Zealand five per cent 1889 Loan remains at 104, ex div.; New Zealand four and a half per cent 1879-1904 Loan, 102 ]/ z - Arrests in IrelandLondon, May 21.

Several important arrests have lately been made of suspected persons in various parts of Ireland. Among those recently taken into custody is a If ather Sheehy a Raman Catholic priest.

Back to the Highlands. Her Majesty the Queen is now residing at Balmoral Castle, the royal seat in the Highlands. Failed. Home, May 21. Signor Sella, who was charged with the formation of a new Italian Ministry has failed to accomplish the task laid upon him by his Majesty King Humbert. The Orient. The steamship Orient arrived at Plymouth to-day with the Australian mails of April 6th. The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day 10,200 bales were offered, making a total of 90,500 catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was firm. AUSTRALIAN. [fer rbuier's agency.] The Detached Squadron. Melbourne, May 21. The detached squadron, including H.M. ships Inconstant, Carrysfort, and Tourmaline, arrived in Port Phillip today. Undamaged. The Orient Company’s steamship Potosi, which ran aground on Clark Island, was examined by a diver today, and found undamaged. She has therefore proceeded on her voyage to London. The Bachante. Melbourne, May 23. The Cleopatra has been despatched to King George’s Sound to escort the Bachante to Melbourne. It is expected that the damage sustained by the Bachante will take a month to repair. The Birthday Cup. Adelaide, May 21. Progress is favorite in the betting for the Adelaide Birthday Cup, at 2 to 1 ; Mata second, at 5 to 2. NEW ZEALAND [per press association.] Robbery. Auckland, To-day. Another robbery has taken place at the City Council offices. A contractor’s deposit of L 7 was abstracted from the cash box. Circumstances point to some of the employees. Strange Accident. ( An old man named Davidson, was found dead on the Kaiwarra railway line. The engine-driver saw a dark object on the line, and tried to stop the engine. He put the break down, but could not stop till twenty yards past the spot. On re- • turning he found a man with his arm completely severed, but the body very singularly was quite cold, and no blood issued from the wounds. The old man was in the habit of walking along the line to his son’s house ; and it is supposed he ■ fell dead during the journey. He was 75 years old. Another Accident. , Alfred Wood, son of Dr W r ood, with a friend, was returning from a drive on i Sunday evening, when the buggy struck a 1 stone, throwing Wood out. He was picked up unconscious and taken to the hospital. His life is despared of. It is supposed the fall caused concussion of the • brain. The Auckland Grammar School. The Board of Governors of the Grammar School to-day decided on the conditions 1 to be communicated to the English Commissioners delegated to appoint a head master, and offered L7OO a year, with in--1 creased fees for upper school from L 8 to LlO. The ’Frisco Mail. , Wellington, To-day. The Zealandia, with London mails of 21st ult., left ’Frisco for Auckland on Sun--1 day, jthe Bth inst., being one day late. The City of Sydney, with colonial mails, arrived at ’Frisco on the 18th, one day in advance of contract time.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 351, 23 May 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 351, 23 May 1881

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