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(Per Beuter's Agency.) The Sculling Championship. London, Feb. 10. The race which takes place on Monday next between Hanlan and Layccck regarded as a certainty for the former. The betting is now 3 to 1 onHanlan. The Idle Dollars. Total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is Lx5,250,000. Leather. Best sides Australian hides are firm. The Coercion Bill. In the House of Commons to-day the Irish Coercion Bill was under consideration in committee. An amendment was proposed by Mr. Pugh, Liberal Member’for Cardiganshire, that affidavits should be necessary to justify the arrest of suspected persons. The motion was debated at some length but was finally rejected by the committee. England Knuckling Down to the Boers. It is announced that instructions have been sent by Government to Sir George Colley, Governor of Natal, that he should ask President Brand, of the Orange Free State, to inform the Boers that, if they suspend hostilities, England will be prepared to arrange a permanent and amicable settlement of affairs in the Transvaal. The Basutos Catching it. Capetown, Feb. 10. Intelligence has been received that the Basutos suffered a defeat at the hands of the Cape forces on the 15th instant. Colley in Distressed Circumstances. Feb. 11. Telegrams to hand to-day from Natal report that the force under Sir George Colley is now completely isolated between Newcastle and Ingogo, and no communication with it is possible.

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CABLE NEWS. LATEST FROM EUROPE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 267, 12 February 1881

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CABLE NEWS. LATEST FROM EUROPE Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 267, 12 February 1881

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