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(neuter's Tclegnvns.) London, Oct. 14. Australian wheat 58s ; flour, 41s 6d ; host Australian beef tallow, 34s ; do. mutton, 34 ; tin, 90. A paragraph in the “Standard” states that a defensive aliance between Germany and Austi'ia has been signed. (Argus Special. ) London, Oct. 14. It is believed that England and Russia are effecting an understanding regarding Afghanistan and Central Asia. Midhat Pasha informed Sir A. H. Layard that it was impossible to effect the contemplated reforms in Syria, owing to the want of support from the Government at Stamboul. Numerous meetings have been held in British Columbia against the employment of Chinese on the North Pacific Railway. Prosecutions have been instituted against the Directors of the Consolidated Bank at Montreal, including Sir Francis Hicks. {Special to the Melbourne Age.) London, Oct. 15. News from Afghanistan states that the Ghilzais, and other hostile Afghans, attempted to break the British communication, attacking the Ali Keye fortress, but were repulsed with heavy loss.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879

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BRITISH & FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879