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( Reuter’s Telegrams.) London, Dec. 23. News from Afghanistan states that Sherpar defences have been rendered impregnable. General Gough, with a convoy of provisions and ammunition, reached Lulubank Pass. The revolted tribes lave proclamed Mala Khan Ameei of Afghanistan. The spread of plenro-pneumonia among the cattle is creating alarm in England, Paris, Dec. 23, M. Freycinet has declined the formation of the new ministry, M, Waddington has been charged with its formation. Calcutta, Dec. 23, General Roberts reports on Deo, 19 that a slight skirmish took place on Dec, 18. The losses were trifling. (Argus special.) London, Dec. 23. Edison claims the discovery of a simple electric household lamp, consisting of charred paper placed on a glass globe, costing a shilling. This simple machine supples 50 lamps.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 40, 27 December 1879

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BRITISH & FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 40, 27 December 1879