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LATEST FROM EUROPE.

[per reuter’s agency.] Favorable! Accounts. London, June 17. Favorable accounts are published as to the state of the English wheat crops. Progressing. The Irish Land Bill was again under consideration in committee of the whole in the House of Commons to-day, when the second clause was passed after some discussion. Affairs in Ireland. Recent intelligence - from Ireland reports that the disorder in that country has somewhat abated ; rioting between the peasantry and police having greatly subsided. The authorities, however,. continue to take steps ; to prohibit all assemblies of people ( on

occasions of sales, and at tiie scene of evictions of tenants.

Marine Accident. News has been received that an accident has happened to a boat of Her Majesty’s turret ship Monarch, one of the Mediterranean squadron, while at torpedo practice. One officer was killed and several seamen'severely wounded. Monetary and Commercial. Consols unchanged, at New Zealand 5 per cent. 10.40 loan, 105 ; New Zealand 5 per cent. 1889 loan, 103. The Bank rate of discount is

2 y z per cent., the market rate being i3/a ; Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 48s 6d ; New Zealand wheat, 45s 6d ; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 345; Australian-tallow, best beef, 34s 6d ; best mutton, 36s 6d; best Sydney copra has risen to Ll 3 ss, At the wool auction; to-day 7,800 bales were catalogued, and a firm demand was again experienced. London, June 18. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 1,990,000 quarters. Best Scotch pig iron, No. r, free on board, in the Clyde, has declined to 473 6d. At the wool sales to-day 6,400 bales were offered, making a total of 261,100 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was again very firm. 12,000 bales have been withdrawn from auction since the commencement of the series. Bulgarian Difficulties.

A memorial, signed by the leading Liberals of Bulgaria, has been addressed to Mr Gladstone on the subject of the relations between . Prince Alexander and his Parliament. Memorialists characterise the Prince’s actions as despotic, and appeal to Mr Gladstone to use his influence with his Government to induce a settlement of Bulgarian difficulties. The Wheat Crop in France. Pakis, June 17.

Accounts to hand from the wheat growing districts give favorable reports pf the prospects of the French crops.

A Disturbance.

Telegrams are to hand from Marseilles, announcing that an extraordinary disturbance occurred there to-day. Several regiments of French troops just returned from Tunis, were marching through the town, and on passing a building occupied by the Italian Club, they were hissed from the window by some of the members. There was a large number of people in the street at the time, and the action of the Italians greatly incensed them. They angrily demanded that the Italian escutcheon should .be removed from the Club,'and a great scene of disorder ensued. The Prefect arrived on the scene, and endeavored to calm the mob, protesting against any violence, but despite this protest the Deputy-Mayor of the town, who was present, took the lead of the crowd, and ascending a ladder, tore down the escutcheon with his own hands. Order was then resored. The news of the occurrence has caused much excitement. ■

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 374, 20 June 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 374, 20 June 1881

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