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LATEST FROM EUROPE.

[per rbuter's agency.] Money and the Markets. London, Jan. 13. Consols advanced J /%, and are quoted to-day at per Cent. 10-40 Loan advanced to 1889 Loan remains unchanged at 104; and Four and a Half per Cent. 18791904 Loan at 10 1%. The market rate of discount has declined to per cent. The Bank rate is 5 per cent. Australian breadstuffs are unchanged ; Adelaide wheat, ex store, 565; New Zealand ditto, 535; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 425. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,910,000 quarters. Australian tallow —best beef, 43s per cwt. ; best mutton, 47s 6d. Best scotch pig iron (No. 1) f.o.b. in Clyde has- declined to 52s 6d per ton. Delivered. The Australian and New Zealand mails, via San Francisco, which left Auckland on Dec. 6th, were delivered here to-day. A Good Price. London, Jan. 14 Several hundred packages of Australian butter were brought in the Europa's refrigerating chambers, and were sold at auction to-day, and realised an average of 1 id per lb. Bang ! Telegrams have been received reporting that an explosion of a serious nature has occurred on board H.M.S. Triumph, a flagship of the Pacific squadron at Coquimbo, on the coast of Chili. Three seamen were killed by the disaster and seven others seriously injured. Considerable damage was also done to ihe vessel. To be Abolished. Paris, Jan. 14.

In the Chamber of Deputies to-day M. Gambetta announced that the prayer now used at the opening of the session of the Chamber would shortly be abolished. Changes in the Chamber. Gambetta has introduced Bills in the Chamber of Deputies for the adoption of changes in the senatorial electorate, for re-arrangement of the financial powers of the Senate, and for a modified form of the scrutin de liste. Birth of a Princess. London, Jan. 16. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Connaught has given birth to a daughter. Death of a Celebrated Judge. The death is announced to-day of Vice-Chancellor the Hon, Sir Richard Malins, aged 77. The Arab Murderers. Paris, Jan. 16. Further intelligence is to hand regarding the recent massacre of three French priests at Ghadames, on the Algerian frontier of Tripoli. It has been conclusively proved that the Arabs who committed the murder jfrere insti- 1

gated by the Cadi of he district, and it is expected that n leasures will be shortly taken by the French Government for summary puiishment of the j offenders. Amicablte. 1 B: srlin, Jan. 14. The Prussian Parliai sent was opened to-day. In his speech the Emperor announced that the reh tions of Prussia with the Vatican were |now of a friendly character, and that a Bill would be introduced enlarging the scope of the law of July, xBBo. Oar Accident. New York, Jan. 14. A car containing a number of legislators from Albany to this city, came into collision with another train. The first caught fire, and nearly all of the carriages were destroyed. Twelve of the passengers were killed and many seriously injured.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 536, 17 January 1882

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