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LATEST FROM EUROPE. ( Reuter's Telegram,) London, Jan. 7. The Board of Trade returns for the last month show that exports have reached a total of L 35,375,000, being an increase of L 5,750,000 compared with last year, showing an increase of L 21,250. London, Jan. 8. The Government has decided to advance L 250,000 of Irish church surplus for carrying out works for the relief of distress in Ireland.

Fourteen bodies of those lost in the Taj 7 bridge disaster have been recovered. The rumored massing of .Russian troops on the German frontier is attracting a good deal of public attention in England and Europe. ( A >gus Sje.-lal.) London, Jan. 8. Prince Bismarck supports a company to replace Goddefroi and Co., but it is doubtful if the Reichstag will approve of subsidising it. The Irish distress is increasing. The Marlborough Homo Fund is L4OOO. {As r Special.) Loudon, Jan. 8. Parliament has been asked to grant 2i (millions (?) sterling from the surplus fund of the Irish Church disestablishment for relief of the distress in Ireland. The English Press favors the proposal. Tenants refusing to pay rent wore served evciy where with notices of eviction. The servers of the notices wore roughly handled.


f Reuter's Telegrams.) Adelaide, Jan. 9. Wheat is quoted at 5s 3d to 5s Gd per bushel. Flour, Ll 3toLl 3 10s per ton. Melbourne, Jan. 8. Arrived—Tararua. Sydney, Jan. 0. New Zealand wheat is worth 4s Gd per bushel ; oats, 2s Gd ; maize. 2s Gd. i Brandy, kerosene, rice, tobacco, and sugar, and candles unchanged. The barque Bobycito, bound from Dunedin to Newcastle was spoken off Wolongong with only a mast standing, and forehold apparently filled with water. She declined assistance. Later. The Bobycito is being towed into Newcastle. PER OUR SPECIAL WIRE. INTERPRO YI NCI AL. Auckland, Jan. 9. The Penguin has arrived from the Sounds excursion. While passing Portland Island a passenger named Mrs. Ashley gave birth to a male child. A deputation of Waiuku settlers waited on Mr. Whitaker to urge the survey of the branch line from Takekao to Waiuku. The deputation stated the rough statistics would show the line would pay. Mr. Whitaker said Government would not construct any further linos in the present state of the finances of the colony, and it was doubtful whether they could complete the lines undertaken. Government would not take over more branch lines. Pastor Chiniquy proceeds to Waipu on Monday. After visiting that district he returns to Auckland. He will go to the Thames on the 18th and Waikato on the 21st. It is understood that Hokitika will be the first place visited by him in the Middle Island. For the Civil Sessions of the Supreme Court the following cases are set down for hearing Alex. Lyon v. Robt. Williams, alleged seduction of plaintiff’s daughter ; damages Ll5O. Henry Edwin Webb v. Edwin Mortimer Edgcombe, alleged libel, arising out of East Coast journalism. Wellington, Jan. 9. The City Council received a letter from the Bank of New Zealand last night, in reference to the waterworks’ loan of L 130,000, stating that the managing directors were of opinion that the immediate appeal for funds, so soon after the allotment of the last loan would have a damaging effect. Christchurch, Jan. 9. A woman named Stokes was committed for trial to-day on a charge of larceny of a gold watch and chain and a pair of gold mounted eyeglasses. Her son had found them in the street, and a neighbour, who saw Mrs. Stokes wearing them, and had seen an advertisement regarding the missing articles, gave information to the police. Complaints arc made about the practice of “cross fishing” in the Avon. Two men stand on opposite banks with lines from their rods attached, and strung with ffies the whole width of the stream. By moving gradually down they can strip a whole length of the river of fish. The practice is visited with a heavy penalty at Home, and it will be necessary for the Acclimatisation Society to take immediate steps in the matter. A gamekeeper at the Cheviot liills > named Harrison, was drowned on Thursday evening. He was learning to swim and had gone down to the creek by himself. Hokitika, Jan. 9. An expedition started to-day with divers to search for gold at the bottom of the Mahinapua Lake. The result is verj 7 satisfactory. Probably a dredge will be employed and a company formed to work it. The Stella has arrived with 43 Maoris and 20 A. C’s. Greymouth, Jan. 9. By a fire at Orwell’s Creek, Gilmer’s Hotel was totally destroyed, as were also a butcher’s shop, a bakery and a dwelling house. Some of the property was saved. Nothing was insured. Tt.maru, Jan. 9. The meeting of biu-gcsses re the LOO,OOO Waterworks Loan to-night is crowded. Hie poll will be taken next week. There will be a good deal of opposition to the loan, L 20,000 of which has already been anticipated. Dunedin, Jmi. 9. Hinemoa from Wellington. Passcn gers—3l A. C’s., and 91 Maori prisoners. Mrs. T. Birch died this morning.from the effects of burns accidently received a few days ago. Five single women per the Auckland were engaged at L2G to L3O per year.

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THE LATEST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 46, 10 January 1880

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THE LATEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 46, 10 January 1880