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• (Reuters TeUgtams.) London, Dec. 11.

The New Zealand Loan has completely succeeded. Tenders were opened to-day, aiul nearly three times the amount re.nmrsd wm aiibgcriM; , , • ... total reserve ftf notes and bullion .in the Bank of England is L 15,500. Berlin, Dec. 11.

The German manufacturers have promised their co-operation in the Mel-, bourne International Exhib.iti9 n - Naples, Dec. 11. A very severe snow storm has occured in the southern parts of Italy. • S|.. Dec. 11. Thp perWbS srfej|tpd acknowlpged making the attempt qp the Czar's life, and the to complicity. ; , ‘ ALEJfASPEA, f}ec. 11, . A letter frojp King dohr, Abyssinia, to the Khedive, declares his readiness for peace, provided the, Great Powers rec rgniso the conditions,

Calcutta, Dec, 12.

. Notwitlistan ding the complete preventive measures taken by General .Roberts, an outbreak of hostility, followed by a general rising of the tribes near Cabnl, lias taken place. Ten thousand Afghans commanded'by Mahomed Khan, attacked ,a force of British cavalry and artillery going/ to joifl . General. Macpherson’a

Brigade, which was ordered to punish the hill tribes. The British made a desperate defence, but wore compelled to spike four guns, which wen: 'afterwards recovered frbrii the enemy. • The hi test news states the fighting continues. British loss unknown. The Afghans suffered a- heavyloss. ,

(slrgits. S/mj'ia’.) Lon box, Dec. 11. Dayob Khan, with twelve regiments, left Herat to attack Candahar.

The French Admiral Duperre has been ordered ■ to seise Tonquin in Cochin China.,

The floods in Hungary are spreading. Temesvaar and Arad are endangered. The Seine, Loire, and Upper Thames are frozen. The winter generally is severe in Europe. A company are appealing to German patriotism for funds to continue Godefroy's business, to prevent it falling into English or American hands. The steamer’ Indus met with a terrific hurricane in the Bay of Biscay, and lost four boats; , The Turkomans threaten Tchikislar. The Revolutionary Committee of Russia has issued a proclamation confessing the attempt on the bfs of the Czar. They style his Government a despicable despotism, and will only leave him in peace on condition of tarnsforring his power to an Assembly elected by universal suffrage. (fferald Special. ) London, Dec. 11. The “Pull Mall Gazette” compares New Zealand’s promise not to apply for a loan for three years, to a confirmed drunkard promising abstinence until the stock in band is exhausted. It is rumoured that Herat is to be ceded to Persia in return for equivalent advantages. The policy followed in Zulnland of dividing the country among the leading chiefs will probably be applied to Afghanistan. The British at Gundamak are suffering from cholera and scurvy. The German merchants are coalescing to retain the direct trade with Samoa. Large sums have been collected in America and forwarded to Dublin to assist the agitators. Colonial debentures are flat. (Aoe Special.) London, Dec. 13. The police have discovered a Nihilist plot to blow up the Czar’s winter palace by dynamite. Goddefroy has appealed to Germany to guarantee the interest on the proposed Samoan Company’s shares. The application 1 has been favorably considered.

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BRITISH &. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 35, 16 December 1879

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BRITISH &. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 35, 16 December 1879

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