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(Fer Hero at Hokitika.) London, Feb. 7. Much anxiety is felt concrning one of the steamers of the celebrated Canard line, running between New York and Liverpool. The steamer is now ten days overdue. There is grave reason to fear the vessel has foundered in one of the recent heavy gales. Feb. 8. The Irish National Land League suspect that the Government will apprehend Mr. Parnell and advise him to escape to America. Intelligence has been received from the Transvaal that the Boers are in sufficient force to threaten a serious invasion of Natal. The secret correspondence of the Rusian Government with the Ameer of Afghanistan, which was seized by the British on their entry into Cabal, has been printed. It shows Russian intrigue in a very bad light. Germany continues to resist the desire of Greece to invade the provinces of Thessaly and Epirus with a view of acquiring by force those districts which the Berlin Conference recommended Turkey to cede to her.

Sir George Pomeroy Colley, who, since his last engagement with the Boers, has been entrenched at Laingsnik awaiting reinforcements, has again attacked the Boers ah Ingogo River, and defeated them. The British loss in number was 150, including many officers. The Boers lost heavily. Two ships and a quantity of grain, sugar, and tea have been burned at the Victoria Docks, London. Fob. 9. Under the organised system of contributions, it is arranged by the Irish Land League that, as the funds in hand have accumulated to an extent beyond present requirements, the leaders of the League shall invest large sums on realisable securities, in order to prepare for future emergencies. A measure introduced by M. Baquet for the purpose of legalising divorce in France has been rejected by the French Chamber, after a very animated discussion. At the present time the French law does not permit divorce on any grounds, and the proposal to introduce the right of divorce under certain circumstances is steadily resisted by the clerical party. {Per WaJcatijm at Wellington.) London, Feb. 10. The remains of the late Thos, Carlyle have been interred in his native village of Ecclefechan, in Dumfriesshire. Feb. 11. The Queen and Princes of Wales intend permitting their pictures, now on view at Melbourne Exhibition, to be exhibited in Adelaide during the proposed South Australian Exhibition. Feb. 12. Further diplomatic revelations have been made in connection with Central Asia. In 1876, correspondence shows that Russia was prepared to divide Central Asia with England on certain conditions. Tim Basutos have been effectively subdued, and are now appealing for an armistice.

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LATE EUROPEAN ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 274, 21 February 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 274, 21 February 1881

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