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{Pet Renteds Agency.) Homeward Bound. London, Dec. 9. The Right Hon. G. H. Goschen, ambassador extraordinary to the Porte, has left Constantinople and lias arrived at Brindisi, cn route for London. The Bank Rate. London, Dec. 10. The bank rate of discount has been raised to 3 per cent. The market rate remains at 2 per cent. Colliery Explosion. A terrible colliery explosion occurred to-day at Prygraig, which lias resulted in the death of over 90 miners, who were in the pit at the time of the explosion. Chili and Peru. News is to hand from South America that the Chilians in large force have landed at Pisca, on the Peruvian coast, and are rapidly advancing on Lima, the capital. Wheat Afloat. The total qantity of wheat afloat for the United Kingdom is 235,000 quarters. ; Kauri Gum. Kauri gum, S)^d. The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day, 5,600 bales were offered, making a total of 102,200 bales catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sale was firm. Dec. it. The wool auction closed to-day, 1,190 bales being offered, making a total of 114,100 catalogued since the opening. The tone of the sales showed a better demand for most descriptions. There was a good attendance of home buyers, but the number of foreign buyers was small. There was a fair competition for inferior to common qualities—crossbreds are id. to 2d. lower than last sales. Another Arctic Expedition.

The Geographical Society are projecting a scheme for another Arctic expedition. Indignant Depties. It has been announced 'to-day that the necessary capital for carrying out the Isthumus of Panama Canal scheme has now been fully subscribed. For War Purposes. Athens, Dec. 11. The Greek Government has voted a new loan for war purposes. The Kurds. Teheran, Dec. 10. Kurdish tribes, who carried on their depredations for some time in the western provinces of Persia, and were afterwards attacked and severely punished by the Persian troops, have now retired to their mountain fastnesses. The Panama Canal. Paris, Dec. 11. MM. Delontane and Dasson, members of the Chamber of Deputies, have commenced a law suit against M. Gambetta, President of the Chamber, for having ordered their arrest for disorder. They allege that such arrest was illegal. '

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 215, 13 December 1880

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 215, 13 December 1880