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(Per Beider’s Agency.)] Frozen Butter. London, Jan. ,26. The butter brought in the refrigerating room of the steamship Protos, with the fresh meat from Melbourne, has arrived in excellent condition, and the doubts which at first existed as to its freshness have, therefore, been dispelled. The Russians and Tekkes. News has been received from Central Asia that the Russians have at last been completely successful over the Tekke-Turcomans at Geok Tepe, and have captured that town. Desperate fighting again took place between the two forces before the capture was made by the Russians, and the Tekkes are now in full retreat from the place. The Lancashire Riots. Jan. 27. The riots which have arisen over the miners’ strike in Lancashire continue to occur in various places, and the disturbances . are spreading. The militia and police in the districts are not strong enough to preserve order, and further reinforcements of troops are being despatched.

Mr. Gladstone and the Peerage. The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone has communicated to the press a denial of a report which has been generally current to the effect that he intends to take a peerage. America and the Mail Service. It is announced that the United States Government will in future pay to New South Wales and New Zealand one-half the cost of the overland trans-. port of mails via San Francisco. From Germany to Australia. Hamburg, Jan. 26. It is announced that the Catania, the pioneer of the line of German steamers between Hamburg and Australia, will leave this port for Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, via the Cape, on March 14th next.

The Boer RebellionCapetown, Jan. 26. News has been received to-day from Natal that the Governor-General, Sir George Colley, who recently left Newcastle with a force of one thousand strong, has crossed into the Transvaal, and has arrived at the Ingogo. Bodies of Boers have already been seen,‘ and an early engagement with the enemy is expected.

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

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

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