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LATEST EUROPE[per REUTERS AGENCY.] Monetary and \Gommercial. London, July 1. Consols have riseVi and are quoted to-day at i New Zealand 5 per cent, ickao loan, 105; New Zealand 5 per cewt. 1889 loan, 105 ; New Zealand 4% per cent. 18791904 loan, 103. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, has fallen do 48s 6d; New Zealand wheat, uncl/anged, at 47 s, ex ship; Adelaide flour, warehouse, 345. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,060,000 quarters. Australian tallow, best beef, per cwt., 365; best mutton, 38s. The total stock of tallow this day is 12,400 casks. Best Scotch pig iron, No. 1, f.o.b. in Clyde, per ton, 47s fid. The wool sales closed to-day, a firm tone being maintained to the conclusion. The total quantity sold during the series was 310,000 bales, the quantity held over for the next sales being 40,000 bales. The Irish Land Question in the Lords. London, July 2. In the House of Lords last night, a lengthy debate took place on the subject of the report of the Commission appointed, at the instance of Earl Bessborough, to enquire into the Irish land question, which had recently been tabled. The Duke of Argyle characterised the report as one-sided and altogether unreliable, and censured its recommendations in warm terms. Earl Granville condemned the discussion of the report at the present juncture, and said he feared the tone of the debate which had taken place was a bad augury lor the fate of the Irish Land Bill when it reached the House of Lords. TLe ’Frisco Mail. The Homeward Australian and New Zealand mails which left Auckland on May 24th, were delivered here to-day. The Arab Outbreak. Paris, July 2. The hostilities which recently occurred between the French troops and Arabs at Sfax, in Tunis, have caused a panic among the European residents, who are taking refuge on board the vessels in harbor. A further outbreak of the tribes is feared, as a policy of war is being preached throughout the district. Riots. Vienna, July 2. Serious riots have lately occurred at Prague, in Austria. The disturbances have been caused by the strong feeling which has shown itself of late on the part of Austrian residents against the German section of the community. Riots are still occurring, and are causing much trouble to the authorities. Attempt on the Life of the President. Washington, July 1. A daring attempt was made to-day at the railway station upon the life of the President, by Charles Gintean, attorney, of Chicago, an unsuccessful officehunter. As Mr Garfield was on the point of leaving by train for the north, Gintean fired at him with a revolver. The shots took effect, and wounded the President in the arm and hip. He was at once conveyed to the White House for medical attendance. The surgeons report that the wounds are not necessarily fatal, but that his condition is critical, in consequence of internal hemorrhage having set in. Gintean was arrested at the station before

he could escape. Great excitement has been caused in the city and throughout the States by the occurrence, and much anxiety is manifested at the President’s state.

Washington, July 3. The latest bulletin regarding the health of President Garfield reports that symptoms have improved, though the bullet has not yet been- extracted. The President slept well last night, and has been able to take nourishing food. His spirits are cheerful, and no feverish spmptoms have been shown, the patient’s warmth being quite normal. AUSTRALIAN. [per rbuxbb’s agency.] The Royal Princes. Melbourne, To-day. The Royal Princes will receive an address to-day from the Mayor and various local bodies, and will proceed on a visit to Sandhurst to-morrow. It has transpired that, under instructions from the Admiralty, the detatched squadron is due at Fiji on 18th August. The Political Situation. Nothing definite has transpired as to the result of the interview which took place on Saturday between the Premier and Governor, when the former recommended his Excellency to grant a dissolution.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 386, 4 July 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 386, 4 July 1881

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