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CABLE NEWS.

LATEST FROM EUROPE [per reuter’s agency.] Monetary and Commercial. London, July 4. Consols unchanged at ioo*4. The 5 per cent. New Zealand 10-40 loan has advanced to 105; the 5 per cent. New Zealand 1889 loan remains unchanged at 105 ; and the 4 Yz per cent. 1879-1904 loan, 103. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 48s 6d; New Zealand wheat, 475, ex ship ; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 345. Australian tallow, best beef, per cwt, 36s ; best mutton, 38s. The Chinese Question. In the House of Commons to-day, Sir Charles Dilke, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in reply to a question, said it was not intended by the Government to take steps to modify existing treaties with China, so as to enable the Australian colonies to deal with the question of Chinese immigration. |The Everlasting Frontier Difficulty. Constantinople, July 4. Intelligence is to hand from Arta, in Epirus, that the Turkish troops who had evacuated that city, preparatory to its surrender to Greece, have now reentered the place, and are at the same time raising fresh obstacles to its cession. The settlement of the Greek frontier question is thus still further delayed. Bombarding. Paris, July 4 Telegrams are to hand from Tunis announcing that French war ships are now bombarding the seaport of Sfax, where a rising of Arabs recently occurred. President Garfield. Washinoton, July 4. This evening’s bulletin reports that the President’s condition is fluctuating. Symptoms of tympanites continue. Further enquiries into the antecedents of Gintean,jthe would-be-assassin, prove that he has been long insane, Washington, July 5. This morning’s bulletin reports that the President has eaten and slept well and is decidedly better. AUSTRALIAN. [per rbotbr’s agency.] ilis Excellency Declines. Melbourne, July 5. It is now definitely known that the Governor has refused the advice of the Ministry that Parliament should be dissolved in the present crisis. More About the Princes. The Royal Princes visited Sandhurst to-day, and were accorded a splendid public reception. Out in the Cold. Melbourne, To-day. Mr Berry tendered the resignations of himself and his colleagues to the Governor this morning. It is probable Sir Bryan O’Loughlin will be summoned by his Excellency to form a new Ministry, but it is considered doubtful if he will succeed in doing so. In Session. Sydney, July 5. Parliament was opened to-day by His Excellency Lord Augustus Loftus. In his address the Governor announced that during the session the following measures would be brought m :—A Bill for the Regulation of Chinese Immigration, a Legislative Bill, Licensing and Municipal Bills, together with others for the amendment of various Acts now in force in the colony. John in Quarantine. Sydney, To-day.

A Chinaman who carried small-pox from a countryman who was attacked at Waterloo, has been found to be suffering from the disease at Druiltoun, and has been removed to the Quarantine Station.

A Despatch. Hobakt, July 5,

The Hobart Town Mercury publishes in to-day’s issue a circular despatch by the Right Hon. Earl Kimberley, Secretary of State for the Colonies, to Her Majesty’s representatives in Australasia, relating to a series of resolutions passed by the members of the Intercolonial Conference held at Sydney ,in January last. With regard to the resolution concerning the functions of the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific, Earl Kimberley states that: while fully appreciating the high ability and earnestness displayed by Sir Arthur Gordon in maintaining Imperial jurisdiction in the Pacific during his term of office, the British Government, neverthless, are sensible of the great importance of the points raised by the Conference, and will take them into serious consideration at an early date. His Lordship adds that tlm Admiralty has already been communicated with upon the subject.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 388, 6 July 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 388, 6 July 1881

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