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LATEST FROM EUROPE. {Per Reuter's Agency.) London, Aug. 15. Obituary— Viscount Stratford de Redclift’e. London, Aug. 10. Three per cent. Consols have declined and are now quoted at 97J. .New Zealand securities were unchanged at last quotations, viz., Five per Cent. 10.40 Loan, 1031? ; Five per Cent. 1889 Loan, 103 ; Four and a-hal£ per Cent. Loan, 1879-1904, 99J-. New Zealand wheat, ox ship, is quoted at 4Gs., being a decline of Is. Adelaide wheat and flour have also fallen, the present prices, ex warehouse, being, wheat 475. Gd. and flour 355. Gd. Australian tallow remains firm, at 345. Gd. for beef, and 3Gs. Gd. for best mutton. No arrangements has yet been come to for a match between the Australian cricketers and an All England Eleven. Numerous land meetings are being held throughout Ireland. At a recent meeting at Kildare, Mr. Dillon, Home Rule member for Tipperary, made several seditious speeches. The cathedral which has been in course of construction at Cologne for some time past is now completed. London, Aug. 17. In the House of Commons to-day, the Marquis of Harrington, Secretary of State for India, in reply to a question, stated that he disbelieved the report of an entente cordiale existing between Abdul Rahman and Ayoub Khan. Obituary—Madame Neilson, actress. Paris, Aug. 15. M. Gambetta has written a letter in which he says democracy will strengthen France, and will enable her to recover the provinces of Alcace and Lorraine, which she lost during the last war with the Germans. Paris, Aug. 16. It now transpires that Garnbetta’s letter is of old date, and has not been recently written, as it first supposed. St. Petersburg, Aug. 15. General Melikoff has been appointed Minister of the Interior. Constantinople, Aug. 17. Owing to the Great Powers not consenting to any change in the Turko-Greek frontier as fixed by the Berlin Conference, Turkey has asked for twenty-four days’ extension of time to further consider the question as regards the settlement of the rectification of the frontier. Calcutta, Aug. 14. Confirmatory information has been received from Oandahar, which states that Ayoub Khan has commenced military operations for the seige of Oandahar. Calcutta, Aug. 17. Intelligence has been received from Afghanistan that a large body of Pathesis attacked the British garrison at Kachmadan, but were repulsed. The British pursued and inflicted severe loss upon them. Capetown, Aug. 14. The Basutos, the inhabitants of the territory to the west of Natal, have at last submitted to the colonial troops. AUSTRALIAN. (Renter’s Telegrams.) Sydney, Aug. 17. Parliament has been further prorogued till September 28th. A box which should have contained

12Goz. gold from Cooktown, addressed to the City Bank, arrived here empty. Melbourne, Aug. 17. New Zealand oats, 2s. 6d. to 2s. 7d. Best milling qualities are firmer. Melbourne, Aug. 18. Mr. R. Bowman, the member for Maryborough, made a speech last night, in the course of which he denounced Mr. Williams, the member for Manduraug, as a political traitor. The Tararua sailed for the Bluff to-day. INTERPRO YIN 01AL.. (Per Press Association.) Auckland, Aug. 18. A man named Robert Montgomery died at Cambridge from lockjaw. He cut his toe with an adze a week ago. The prospecting party, for which Adam Peter got money voted, is now at Te Aroha where they have struck several reefs. Wellington, Aug. 17. At the Magistrate Court H. Willis, schoolmaster at the Hutt, was sentenced to two months’ hard labor for assaulting a resident there. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Johnston, assistant clerk at the Magistrate’s Court at Masterton, on a charge of embezzling L3O of Court moneys Invercargill, Aug. 18. The Invercargill School Committee have decided to adopt the compulsory clauses. The Forest Hill Chamber of Agriculture intend making an attempt .to procure the calling at Bluff of vessels with meatfreezing chambers.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 141, 19 August 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 141, 19 August 1880

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