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LATEST FROM EUROPE [per redtbr’s agency.] New York Elections. New York, Nov. 9.

The elections which have just taken place for New York Slate, have resulted in the .eturn of Democrats to the House of Representatives. Monetary and the MarketsLondon, Nov. 8.

Consols are unchanged at New Zealand 5 per cent, xo-40 Loan, 103^; 5 per cent. 1889 Loan, 103 (ex dividend), an advance of Lx ; per cent. 1889 Loan, Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 575; flour, 425; New Zealand wheat, ex warehouse, 545. Australian tallow, best beef, 38s; best mutton, 41s. Mr Gladstone on Irish Afia'rs. London, Nov, 9.

At the annual banquet given by the Lord Mayor, at Guildhall, to-day, the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone made a speech, in which he referred ht length to the position of affairs in Ireland. He said that the Irish were fully utilizing the benefits sought to be provided by the Land Act, and the situation in Ireland had materially improved. Mr Gladstone further said that one of the earliest measures next session would be a Bill for the reform of the procedure of Parliament. Such reform, he stated, was urgently necessary, and he asked the assistance of all political parlies in bringing the same into effect. Earl Granville also made an important speech. He stated that a cordial agreement continued between England and France, in regard to Egypt. Alluding to the Anglo-French treaty, he said that the Government attached no magnified economic importance to the conclusion of the treaty of commerce with France, although politically such would be valuable. His Lordship concluded by stating emphatically that it was impossible for England to conclude a treaty with

France of a retrograde character.

AUSTRALIAN. [per reuter’s agency.] Rejected. Sydney, To-day. In the Assembly last night, on the adjourned debate on the Milburne creek enquiry, Sir Henry Parkes moved that Mr Garrett, member for Cambden, was unworthy of confidence in consequence of his action in connection with the award to the Company. Mr Garrett, made an elaborate speech in his own defence, and the motion was finally rejected by 40 to 38. A Difference of Opinion. Sir John Robertson, Vice-President of the Executive Council, and reprerentative of the Government in the Legislative Council, has resigned his portfolio. The actual cause of this has not transpired, but it is beb'eved to be due to a difference between Sir John Robertson and his colleagues in regard to the policy of the Government. A Rule Discharged. Melbourne, Yesterday. In the Supreme Court to-day an argument was heard upon the injunction recently granted calling upon Commodore Wilson to show cause why he should not be committed for contempt of Court for ordering the re-arrest of bandsman Yates, who deserted from H.M.S., Bacchante. The rule was discharged. The Seizure ot Racehorses. A dispute has arisen between Mr Pritchard and Mr Prince regarding the ownership of the horses Somnus, Sir Modred, Idalium and Hilarious. They have been forcibly seized by Mr. Pritchard, and legal proceedings for their recovery are threatened by Mr Prince.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 11 November 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 11 November 1881

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