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CABLE NEWS

LATEST FROM EUROPE [per redter’s agency.] ■; 'As Thby Were. London, Noy. 30. There are no changes to report in the money market or in Nevy Zealand securities. Australian breadstuff's and tallovy are unchanged.

A Good Demand. At the wool sales a good demand continues. To-day’s catalogue comprised B,goo bales. Shutting Them UpThe Daily News to-day publishes a telegram from Constantinople stating, that in consequence of the difficulty which has arisen with the Greek Government, the Porte now threatens to order the closing of all European post offices in Constantinople. He Withdraws the Statement. An official statement is published to the effect that prior to his execution Lefroy, the Brighton murderer, withdrew his confession that he had murdered Lieut. Roper at Chatham. Got Home. Arrived —Ship Lochness, at Dunkirk, from Lyttelton ; Crusader, from Port Chalmers, at London. Money and the Markets. London, Dec. 1. Consols are at per cent.; market rate per cent. Total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England, Li 0,750,000. New Zealand securities 5 Per Cent. 10.40 Loan, 104; 5 Per Cent., 1889 Loan, 104; 4 y 2 Per Cent, 1879; 1904 Loan, 100%. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 56s ; New Zealand Wheat, 52s ; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 41s 6d; Australian tallow, best beef, 38s ; best mutton, 41s 6d. A good demand was again experienced at tc-day’s wool auction. The catalogue comprised 9,100 bales. The total quantity withdrawn trom the sale since the opening is 3,000 bales. The Scotch Land League. London, Dec. 2. At a meeting of the Aberdeen delegates of the Scotch Land League to-day, representations signed by 40,000 farmers were presented, demanding the immediate reform of the land laws Another Loan. It is reported on the London Stock Exchange that a four million loan for the colony of Victoria will shortly be placed on the market, The Tunisian Campaign. Pams, Dec. 2. In the Chamber of Deputies to-day, a vote to cover the expense of the Tunisan campaign was passed, after a slight opposition. In the course of the debate, M. Gambetta took the occasion to refer to the benefits likely to arise from European control of Egyptian affairs, and spoke in favor of the same. The Austrians Get a Beating. Vienna, Nov. 30. Telegrams are to hand reporting that further severe fighting has taken place between the Bosnian insurgents and Austrian troops. The latter were defeated and suffered a loss of twenty killed. A Hen Convention. Washington, Nov. 30. The Irish National Convention has again commenced its sittings at Chicago. Over 1,000 delegates are present. Guiteau Shams Madness. Washington, Dec. 1.

The trial of Guiteau continues. The prisoner was examined by counsel at great length to-day. In his replies he detailed the impulses which led him to commit the crime, and ascribed the same to the Deity. Tariff Convention. A. Tariff Convention is now sitting at New York. Delegates from twentyfive States have made speeches in favor of increased protection being afforded through tariffs to local industries. A U STRALI AN. [per reuter’s agency.] All Taken Up. Melbourne, To-day. Shares in the Westport Coal Co. have been fully subscribed for here, and allotment will be made on Monday next. Some New Blood. Sydney, Yesterday. The election, for the seat for Carcoar in the Legislative Assembly, rendered vacant by the expulsion of Mr E. A. Baker, took place to-day, and resulted in the return of Mr G. Campbell by a majority of 140 over the late member, who was a candidate ! for reelection. Some More Attacked. Fresh cases of small-pox have been reported to-day. Five children in one house in Woolloomooloo are now down with the disease. The Willow.

The cricket match between the English team and Twenty-two of Bathurst was commenced to-day. The English in their first innings scored 115, and at the close of the day’s play the Twenty-two had fifteen wickets down for 43 runs. The Markets. Hennessy’s case brandy, 34s ; Hennessy’s quarters, 12s 6d; kerosene, Diamond, is 2d; Devoe’s is 3d; Sugar Company’s No. 1, L 35 ; candles, D.RJ.’s, R.O.S., y^dlb. Adelaide, Yesterday. 1

Wheat is quoted at 4s qd to 4s nd. Town flour is worth Ln 15s ; country brands, LlO 17s 6d. Freights to the United Kingdom from Adelaide, 52s 6d ; from out ports, 555. Taking Up Shares.

A large number of shares in the Westport (N.Z.) Coal Company have been taken up here.

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CABLE NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 508, 3 December 1881

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CABLE NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 508, 3 December 1881

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