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( Matter's) London, Dec. 12. It is denied that the Empress Eugenie goes to Zululaml. The subscriptions to the N.Z. Loan amounted to 12,000,000. Allotments equal to 40 per cunt, of the subscription were made at § premium. Dec. 14. Adelaide wheat, GOs. sd. per 49(1 lbs ex warehouse. Hennescy’s brandy 12s. Best Australian beef tallow, 375. Three per cent consols, 97J. The “ Times ” publishes a paragraph to the effect that the trial of the Irishmen for sedition, will bo abandoned. Killen has been admitted to bail, Deo 12. Great distress prevails in France. The Chamber of Deputies voted 5,000,000 francs for the relief of the sufferers. Si’. Petersburg, Dec. 13. Arrests continue to be made in Russia in connection with the late attempt on the life of the Emperor, including one who had in his possession a plan of the winter palace. Calcutta, Dec. 12. The Viceroy, • on arrival to-day, was twice fired at, but escaped unhurt. The would-be assassin was arrested. He was a drunken native. The matter is of no political significance. General M-Thersou attacked and dispersed the force of the enemy, who captured supplies. Latest news from Cabal state the British troops were attacked by .the Afghans south of Balakissa. The enemy was repulsed. General Roberts reports a coalition of the tribes to bring about a great engagement. The British loss in thedate engagement was 43 killed and wounded.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 35, 16 December 1879

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 35, 16 December 1879