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(Per Reuter's Agency.) Money and Commercial. London, Jan. 26. Consols remain at New Zealand securities unchanged. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is L 13,750,000. Adelaide and New Zealand breadstuff’s and Australian tallow are without quotable change. Russia. London, Jan. 28. It is currently stated in Russian and other political circles that, in view ol the success of General Skobeloffs expedition against the Tekke Turcomans and übe retreat of the latter from Geok Tepe, the Russian Government is now averse to continuing the campaign, and that further hostilities will not be pro? ceeded with, Success of the Meat and Butter mentThe butter brought by the steamer Protos has realised one shilling per pound, and the total return shows a large profit. From the shipment. of fresh meat,; after payment of all charges, there is a profit of fully Li,poo. French Shippers. Paris, Jan. 27. At to-day’s sitting of the French Senate a Bill , giving ‘Government power to grant bounties to French shippers was finally discussed and agreed to. > The Boers jihd BasntosCapetown. Jan. 27. Telegrams :are to hand from Natal stating that news ' has been received ■

from the Transvaal that a successful sortie had been made by the British troops from Pretoria. The Boers’ laager was captured, and a heavy loss was inflicted on them in killed and wounded. News also received in Natal from Governor-Brigader-General Sir G. Colley, who had reached Ingogo from Newcastle, states that owing to heavy rains, the rivers are swollen, and the advance of his force is for a time prevented. Wouldn’t Show Fight. Capetown, Jan. 28. News has been received to-day from the Transvaal that the rivers.have fallen. The force under General Colley has been able to continue its advance into the Transvaal. The large bodies ot Boers Which were sighted a few days ago were again seen ahead of the line of march, and were apparantly preparing to oppose the advance of the colonial troops. Sir George Colley at once ordered the artillery to open fire, and the infantry followed up to attack, but the enemy declined an engagement and retired in haste.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 255, 29 January 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 255, 29 January 1881