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{Per Reuter's Agency.) Honey and the Markets. London, Dec. 30. Consols are unchanged at New Zealand securities remain at last quotations. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is Lia,875.000. The markets for Australian and New Zealand produce are unchanged. Trial of the Leaguers.

Dec. 31. Owing to the excitement which is prevaling in Dublin in consequence of the trial 0 1 the Land Leaguers, extra military preparations are being made in the city for the preservation of order. Storms and Floods. Very heavy snow storms have fallen in England during the past few days, and in tiany districts serious floods have resultedon the breaking up of the frost. Consideable loss of property has occurred, aid, owing to the extreme cold, much disress : has been experienced by the poonr classes. J., “The Glory which was Greece.” London. Jan. 1. News has been 'received that a 'Jatueof Minerva, by Radius, has been dbQvered ''rearing excavations which at Athens. V SatSfector^i The revenue re&qs for- the Decemberquarter show a mVionuncrease. ThV land meSPr|. C wel 4 to be Md I Ireland on Satur Ma . ab( j ?un _ day hve been prohibitett- & fiyi n cr columi is traversing the county vent aiy attempt that may be i-nade' a t night billing. v ; ■

The War at the Cai><K, 4 1 helatest intelligence to hancHi;om the Cspe states that the Boers abandoned Utrecht. The garrisons at Staideston- and Walkestroom are' strongh eptrenched, and well supplied. Large bodies of troops are inarching tr the from Annexation Wanted. Fijian chiefs are making a request that Roumah be annexed to Fiji. Preparing to Bite. Constantinople, Jan. 1. The Porte is engaged in massing 100,004 troops on the Greek frontier, in prepration for probable hostilities. , ' Frozen Meat.

Suez, Dec. 31. The steamer Protds, with a cargo of meat, has, arrived here, homeward bound from Melbourne. : Requires Confirmation, i Cape'jown. Dec. 31. A feport comes to hand to-day from the Transvaal that the Boers have followed up their recent success by occupyihg Pretoria, the capital town. The run or, however, requires confirmation.

Tb Rebellion in Basutoland. , Capetown. Jan. 1. ’ lnte »gence has been received from Basutdmd that a severe engagement has talon place between the Colonial forces , jnd a tribe of Tambookies. Ine en>my was completely defeated, and a Jjfge number of their cattle and Jeep fere captured. Over eighty 1 amboaies were killed, and a number taken pisoners. The casualties on the side of fie Colonials amounted to only three.

More Storms. T New York, Dec. 31. intene cold continues to be experience! throughout the States, and heavy stow storms have fallen in many


{Pet Renter's Agency.) Cricket; Melbourne, Jan. 2. In the cricket match, Australian Rteven versus a Corained New South Wfijes and Victorian team, the former noIl l /‘ r r , to the wick ets, and were disSl° f r ,7? runs ' Murdoch was SS f for 7 runs > A. Bannerman bovried f o f If’ roube lbw 6, M‘Donald caught Z * Sh t StUmp t d 12 > Bonner not out 2a BD LK CaUght 6 ’ S P l^i^^; 11 5. Alexextras 9. Thi’cnnW er , how]led IO > w«nt in and l 6 C ,° mblned team then L ruis’ l ha ' Ve , ]o . St e, e ht tickets for W,ed f ”33. Severe Bush Pires iu South Australia. [n. . , ' To-day. - JSeriousbush fires have occurred in the

country districts, attended by loss of life and property. In - one localit / a woman with her five daughters and a son were burned to death.

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CABLE NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 232, 3 January 1881

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CABLE NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 232, 3 January 1881

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