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CABLEGRAMS FROM EUROPE.

Further Particulars of the Snow Storm in England. Fearful Devastation and Disaster. Thousands of People Ruined and lessThe Thames Ice-hound. The Russians and Turcomans. A Rothschild Married. Irish Obstruction in the House—The Speaker on his Mettle. Terrible Boiler Explosion in Yorkshire. (By Telegraph from Wellington—Per the WaJcatipu, from Sydney.) London, Jan. 18. A hurricane and snowstorm, unpre-. cedented in their fury, swept over a great part of England, causing incalculable destruction to property, and involving, it is feared, great loss of life. The storm raged during Tuesday night with appalling lorce, sweeping everything before it. Within the recollection of none living has such a calamity visited any part of the United Kingdom. On the eastern coast the hurricane raged most furiously, and traffic on the railway lines with London was abandoned through the damage done to the lines arid rolling stock. The condition of thousands of. houseless people is pitiful in the extreme. The Thames; dverflovved and submerged large areas of land. At Woolwich the pier was

entirely demolished, and everywhere was-disaster and devastation. The shipping loss in the Thames was very great/- , , . , __ : Serious riots have occurred at Wigan. Jan. 19.

The weather still continues most inclement, and of a generally severe character. Violent snowstorms, of long duration, have occurred in Europe and America.

The Russian forces, under Skobeloff, still maintain the siege of Geok Tepe. The Turkomans made several vigorous sorties, which, so far, have been repulsed with much loss.

Sir Leopold Rothschild is married, his bride being Countess Perugea. The ceremony was of a very imposing character, the Prince ofj Wales and Lord Rosebery being among the guests. Jan. 20.

Owing to the continued severity of the weather the Thames continues icebound.

The race between Hanlan and Laycock being utterly impossible for many days, it has been decided that all bets on the race be declared off after Sunday next.

The members of the British Government are exasperated by the continued obstruction of the Irish members. The Speaker suggested the appointment of a committee to search for precedents as to the extent of his powers in the case of the; sailing of the chair being ignored. It is considered probable that decided steps will have to be taken by the Ministry immediately, unless the Irish members abandon the course they have pursued, of which there is scarcely any hope. A series of amendments were moved on the address. No sooner was one negatived than another was proposed. A frightful accident occurred at Batley, in the west, riding of Yorkshire. A boiler in a factory exploded, and over thirty persons were killed and wounded. C. J. Poole, a well-known journalist, long connected with the metropolitan press, is dead. Over 3,000 of the inhabitants of Barrington, Lincolnshire, have deserted their homes in consequence of the frightful storms, causing an overflow of rivers and the destruction of house property. The people have taken refuge in Lincoln and the adjacent towns and

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CABLEGRAMS FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 254, 28 January 1881

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CABLEGRAMS FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 254, 28 January 1881

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