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{Pa ReutePs Pgency.) A Dangerous Shift. London, Dec. IG. The barque Melanesia, 1,224 tons, which left Port Piric, South Australia, on September 23rd, for England, has put into Pernambuco, Brazil, for restowage of cargo, which had badly shifted. Owing to the danger she was in, part of the cargo was thrown overboard before reaching Pernambuco. A Complete Understanding.

News has been received that the negotiations which have been proceeding at Pekin between M. Butzow, the Russian Mininster, and the Chinese Government, for the settlement of the questions in dispute in regard to the Kuldja territory, are progressing satisfactorily. The deliberations of the Russian and Chinese delegates have assumed a most peaceable phase, and it is considered that there is every prospect of a complete understanding being arrived at by the two countries. The Bank Reserve. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England, is 1.14,250,000. Consols have further declined, and are now again quoted at par. Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 503. 6d. ; New Zealand wheat, ex ship, remains at 445. There is a fair demand for most descriptions. Australian hides are at prices generally about one-eighth of a penny lower. Frozen Meat Question. London, Dec. 17.

The arrival of the Orient steamship from Australia with a shipment of Australian fresh meat was made by the owners of the Orient steamers the occasion of a grand luncheon on board the vessel to-day, when various dishes were served, consisting of imported meat. A number of guests were invited, including many leading colonists. Sir Julius Vogel, Sir Arthur Blylh, Mr. Stanton, and Sir D. Cooper were present, and made speeches on the occasion. Sir Daniel Cooper advised steps being taken to steadily develope a trade in fresh meat from the colonies without attempting to force its sale in the London market. More Troops for Ireland-

Notwithstanding large additions which have recently been made to the forces in Ireland, the imperial authorities in that country have asked for further reinforcements in the disturbed districts, and more troops are accordingly to be sent from England without delay.

To be Knighted. It is announced that Messrs. Watson and Hughes will be knighted.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 220, 18 December 1880

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 220, 18 December 1880

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