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[per rbutbb’s agency.] Monetary and Commercial. London, June 24

Three per cent consols have fallen yi, and are quoted to-day at New Zealand 5 per cent. 10.40 loan, 105; New Zealand 5 per cent. 1889 | loan, 105 ; New Zealand per • cent. 1879-1904 loan, 103. Wheat has risen is 6d; Adelaide, ex warehouse, is quoted at 50s ; New Zealand 475 ; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, ; remains at 345. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is I 1,040,000 quarters. Australian tallow, 1 has risen is per cwt; best beef is quoted ; at 35s 6d; best mutton, 37s 6d. Best 1 Scotch pig iron, No. 1, f.0.b., in Clyde has risen to 48s 6d per ton. At the wool auction to-day, 7,800 bales were catalogued. There was a , firm and active demand. London, June 25. 1 At the wool sale to-day 7,100 bales were offered. A firm demand wa&again experienced. Proposed Restoration opCyprum In the House of Commons to-d|y a question was put to thjgpPremier Jjlith regard to the positiajjf affajis in Eastern Europe, andJPlong anjp ani-. mated debate ensu&Mwith j«rd t£ the fiterSr into during the ialmdßA»!lmis|ratioa.. in the whjjarthe Ifflms»r Cyprus tyajlFpiaced im|er jHTOule as a guarantee for cJrain fe&rms to beygdmed out $$ thetgorte in Asiatic f the RadkaLjMcrabers strongly urged that thepSrov&tion should be canSight Hon. W. E. GladjgSone, in re ply £ reviewed and justified i? ‘the attacks he fed formerly made upon the Conservative policy, but he stated that it was quite impossible for the British Government to restore Cyprus to Turkish misrule. He added, however, that Lord Dufferin, the present British Ambassador to the Porte, had been instructed to endeavor, as far as possible, to expedite reform in Armenia. Renewal of the Anglo-French Commercial Treaty. In consequence of the slow progress which has hitherto been made in the negotiations for a renewal of the commercial treaties of iB6O and 1873 between France and England, the French Government has agreed to prolong the existing treaties which would otherwise terminate in October next for a further period of three months. French Duties on British Goods. There is at the present time much agitation in commercial circles throughout England against the proposed intention of the French Government to increase the duties imposed on British goods. The determination delays negotiations for a renewal of AngloFrench commercial treaties, and public feeling is against their renewal without a reduction of French import duties, which are increasing daily. Attack on the Spanish Colonists in Algeria. Paris, June 24. Intelligence has been received of a terrible occurrence in Algeria. A large body of native Arabs made an overwhelming attack on the Spanish colonists resident at Saida. The latter could offer but feeble resistence, and were completely overcome, over 100 being killed and 400 taken prisoners, ; the majority being seriously, wounded. Proposed Reduction in Russian Amy. St. Petersburg, June 26. It is currently reported in political 1 circles here that General Ignatieff, * Minister of the Interior, will shortly 1 propose that a, considerable decrease \ should be made in the military forces ( of Russia. The reductions to be pro- 6 posed will, it is stated, allow of a saving t

of several millions of roubles in array expenditure.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 380, 27 June 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 380, 27 June 1881

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