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LATEST FROM EUROPE- , (Special to the Association.) London Dec. 4. The “ Times ” says that unless the Porte do justice to the people of Turkey the (he country will fall into hands incapable of holding power. The “Pall Mall Gazette” says utter confusion exists at Stamboul with no chance of recovery, and action by the Western Powers is necessary. It also hints that eventually Germany will acquire Holland. The Queen is at Windsor. She has a severe cold with. sore throat, caught in Scotland, ' The journey increased the malady, ( Reuter's) London, Dec. 3. Arrived—Sepia, from Port. Pirie ; Riaho, from Lyttelton,’ Aug. 16. St. Petersburg, Dec. 3. An unsuccessful attempt has been made on the life of the Emperor of Russia, who arrived from Moscow yesterday. The train following with the baggage was blown up and seven carriages completely destroyed. Fortunately nobody was injured. The perpetrators are unknown, but it is undoubtedly the work of Nilhists. The Emperor, in reply to a deputation presenting a congratulatory address, thanked God for his lucky escape and appealed for aid to his subjects, in exterminating sedition. The carriages which exploded were not railway cars, but ordinary baggage carriages following the Emperoi in the streets of Moscow. (Age Special.) London, Dec. 4. ’ An attempt to explode byelectricity, a mine under the palace of the Czar failed, and the Czar now states that he will not shrink from the most extreme measures to extinguish Nihilism. In France the Extreme Left are trying to force Radical measures on the Government. M. Waddingtou threatens to resign unless the Chambers pass a vote of confidence. Sir Alex. Salt is appointed Canadian Minister in London. . The Queen has been advised that perfect quiet for some weeks is necessary A U STRAL I A N- (* liter's Telegram.) Melbourne, Dec. 5. A lengthy discussion took place in the Assembly on the third reading on the Reform Bill. Mr. Monroe moved an amendment, extending the franchise to the Council. The amendment was lost by a majority of 4. The House divided on the third reading at 3 o’clock this morning—--43 in favor, 38 against. The Bill was lost in consequence of there not being absolutely a majority of the House In consequence of the vacancy in the Legislative Assembly, caused by the bankruptcy of Mr. Dywer, the Government consider the statutory majority obtainable. The question will be decided on Tuesday next. Mr. Berry failed to obtain the necessary statutory majority for the Reform Bill, which is therefore lost. Three Oppositionists were unable to vote. There was almost a free fight in the Assembly, Government having captured a member who, it was Said, promised to vote with the Opposition. Sydney, Dec. 5. The second reading of the Education Bill was carried in the Assembly by a majority of 4. 410 entiies have been received for the Wool show T at the International Exhibition, including 12 from New Zealand.

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Per our Special Wire. Westport, Dec. 5. The steamer Kennedy, whilst entering port from Kelson, this morning, at 1 o’clock, kept too far to the north, and grounded on the spit. She is not in a dangerous position. Dunedin, Dec. 5. Shortly before midnight yesterday, a four-roomed wooden cottage at Caversham, owned and occupied by Mr. S. H. Pickford, was destroyed by fire. The family were out at the time, .and the origin of the fire ia not known, the premises and contents were completely destroyed. The insurances were Ll5O in the South British, and LI 00 in the Colonial office.

It is reported that if the attempt to oust Mr. H. S. Fish from the mayoralty is successful, and Mr. Walter take® the seat, a majority ,of the City Council will reduce the mayoralty salary for ensuing year to one -

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LATEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 31, 6 December 1879

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