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LATEST FROM EUROPE. ( Reuter's Teleg tarns.) London , Feb. 9. The steamer Hankow became useless off the Lizard owing to terrific weather and sea, which caused the loss of her screw, necessitating her being towed to Plymouth. London, Fob. 10. Diplomatic correspondence has been exchanged between the Foreign Office hero and the Executive of Teheran, the result being that England has released Persia from that danse of the existing treaty which binds the latter not to take Herat. The debate in the House of Commons on Mr. Remond’s amendment on the Address, was continued, but again adjourned, owing to the persistent obstruction on the part of the members of the Homo Rule party. The Liberal party was opposed to the amendment, and both Lord Hartington and Air. Forster spoke strongly against it. The quantity of wheat now afloat for Great Britain is 1,730,000 quarters. Adelaide wheat, per 1901 b., ex warehouse, 595. AUSTRALIAN. (Reuter's Telegram.) Melbourne, Feb. 11. Racing sweeps have been declared illegal, and several holders have been fined nominally. Sailed—Albion. Sydney, Feb. 10. According to latest news from New Caledonia a terrific cyclone swept over the island on the 24th, causing almost incalculable damage to property, and leaving a large number of settlers in a state of destitution. The Government, however, promptly took steps to alleviate as much as possible the prevailing misery and distress, and voted 100,000 francs. Information has been received of tins loss of 14 vessels during the cyclone. Owing to the operation of the vend system, in limiting the output of coal, and the inability of steamers to procure the coal they had contracted for, several of Smith’s steamers have been laid np at Newcastle. The steamship Chimborazo has been obliged to put back to Plymouth in consequence of encountering unusually heavy weather. She shipped one sea, which washed six life boats overboard, drowning Mr. Boyer, a first-class passenger; and killing Mr. J. R. Jones, a second-class passenger. Messrs. J. C. Alexander, and Donald, first-class passengers, were severely injured, and also Joseph Phelps, J. T. Wrigley, and Alfred Tug well, second class.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 60, 12 February 1880

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THE LATEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 60, 12 February 1880