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LATEST FROM EUROPE [per reutbr’s agency.] Financial and Commercial.

London, Nov. 17.

Consols are at England rate of discount remains at 5 per cent.; the market rate is The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is Li 0.500,000. The New Zealand Four and a half per Cent. 1879-1904 Loan has advanced to ioif(. The Five per Cent. 10 40 and 1889 Loans are unchanged at respectively and 124. Adelaide and New Zealand breadstuff's and Australian tallow are without quotable change. A Daring Bank Bobbery. An extensive robbery was to-day committed at Hatton Garden (London) Post-office. The gas in the office was suddenly turned off, and before it could be re-lighted a registered bank safe, containing diamonds and other valuables, worth LBo,ooo, was stolen. The robber has not yet been discovered. At Anchor. Arrived—Ship Sarah Scott, from Lyttelton, sailed August 2 ; Assel, from the Bluff, August 4. German Parliament. Berlin, Nov. 17. The Imperial Parliament was opened to-day. The speech from the throne was read by Prince Bismarck, in the absence of the Emperor. His Majesty’s address stated that the peace of the Empire was surer now than it had been at any time during the last decade. It announced that the present economic fiscal policy of the country would be firmly adhered to, and concluded by stating that a scheme of insurance for workman would be instituted with a view to improve the latter’s welfare, and counteract the growth of Socialism in the Empire.

AUSTRALIAN. [PEE REUTER’S AGENCY.] The Russians are Coming. Melbourne, To-day. Information has been received that five Russian men-of-war will shortly visit the colonies. Two of the vessels are, it is stated, under orders to proceed direct to Auckland. An Alarming Sacrifice. Sydney, Yesterday. A serious fire occurred to-day at Messrs Kingston’s drapery warehouse, in George street. The insurance on the stock and buildings include Li,ooo in New Zealand offices. Suffocated. Three workmen were suffocated today by fumes from vinegar vats at Monk’s works. Shipping. Arrived, yesterday evening—Hero, s.s., from Auckland. Commercial. Kerosene, diamond, per gallon, is Devoe’s, is New Zealand oats, as gd; tobacco, Raven’s twist, per lb, is 6d; candles, D.R.S.’s, per lb, D.R.O.’s, 73^d. Adelaide, Yesterday.

Wheat, per bushel, 5s to 5s id, market dull. Totvn flour, per ton, Li2 ; country brands, Li 1 ss. Freights o United Kingdom have advanced 2 s 6d, and are now quoted at 50s from Adelaide, and 52s 6d from outporls.

Prorogued. Adelaide, To-day. The South Australian Parliament has been prorogued.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 496, 19 November 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 496, 19 November 1881

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