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[rxutbb’s tslbob a MB—copyright. ' The Mails. London, April 7. The Melbourne mails (Feb. 26th) via Brindisi were delivered to-day. . Monetary and Commercial. Three per cent consols, The market rate of discount reduced to per cent, and is now 1 per cent below the bank rate. New Zealand securities remain at yesterday’s quotations. Colonial breadstuff's are unaltered. Tallow —-Australian average quality beef, 31s , 6d ; ditto mutton, 335. Hides are unchanged. The Royal Visit to Ireland. The Prince and Princess of Wales, accompanied by Prince Albert Victor, left for Dublin last night, France and China. Paris, fi pril 8. A telegram has been received from M. Palenotre, French Minister in China, announcing that the Chinese Government are gratified wirh the conditions of peace with France drawn up by him, M. Brisson, the new Premier, declared last night in the Chamber of Deputies that the Government would insist on the fulfilment of the treaty of Tientsin, and failing a satisfactory result to the negotiations now in progress, the war would be vigorously prosecuted. Tbebalance of the credit of 200,000,000 francs for the military expenditure in Tonquin, towards which 50,000,000 were already voted, was passed by the Chamber of Deputies last night. Shipping & Rio De Janeiro Apru 6. The Shipping Company’s R.M.S. Rimutaka (Lyttelton, March 15th) arrived yesterday evening en route to Plymouth. Her frozen meat is in good r condition. (Received April 9, 11 a.m ) India and A fghanistan. SOME it, April 8. Earl Dufferin held a durbar to-day at Rajalpindi. The ceremony was of a splendid character, and was largely attended by influential native princes. The Ameer of Afghanistan made a . speech, in which he expressed his gratitude to the Queen for her favors, and stated that the Afghans would join firmly with the British in resisting any external enemies. [p*a becteb’s special COBEESPONDEHT. ] (Received April 9. 1 30 Ee-Appearance. Suakim, April 8, evening The enemy appeared in the vicinity of the headquarters camp this morning at an early hour, and fired about a hundred shots into the British lines. The fire, however, was ineffectual, as no casualties occurred to the troops in jamp. (Received April 9, 3 p.m.) Operations at Suakim. Suakim, April 8, 10 p m, The Coldstream Guards and the Colonial troops advanced this afternoon from the zareeba, situated five miles hence to Handoub. On arrival there they formed a fresh zareeba, and are now in occupation of that position. A few of the enemy were seen by the force near Handoub, but no fighting with them took place. The Scots Guards proceed to Handoub to-morrow to join the Coldstrearas and the Australians, and the rest of the troops now here intended for the advance in force will be despatched to Handoub gradually. Reports Iron* Handoub state that the troops have found a quantity of water there, but it is entirely brackish and unfit for drinking. The Royal Visit to Ireland. London, April 8. The Prince and . Princess of Wales ■ and Prince Albert Victor reached Dublin to-day. Their Royal Hignesses were met on arrival by a vast crowd of people, who displayed much loyalty and enthusiasm.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885